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The Buzz Around Big Data

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In this video clip, Marlon Bailey, Lead Software Architect for Hosted Systems at SmartBear Software, explains why the science behind big data isn't quite as new as everyone makes it seem, and why he doesn't necessarily buy into the hyperbole that surrounds the buzzword … [Read more...]

Measuring Success in an Open Source Project

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There are many ways to measure whether an open source project is gaining meaningful traction. Here how's OpenDaylight's doing it. Is Linux a success? Certainly. The Apache Web server? You betcha. Firefox, sure. But, what about smaller or newer open source projects? How … [Read more...]

Why Context Won’t Be King Soon

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Software developers and marketers are talking a lot about “context” these days. And yet, end customers are still presented with irrelevant ads and irrelevant software options. The truth is, contextual awareness is not even close to being "there" yet. Here are a few of the … [Read more...]

How Micron’s Automata Promises to Improve Parallel Processing

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The most common application for Micron’ new chip might be Big Data, but it can be used anywhere a complex or unstructured data stream needs analysis. Micron Technology is not the first company that comes to mind when you think CPUs. Perhaps it’s not even the third or … [Read more...]

The Half-Life of Innovation

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New products hit the market faster than businesses can consume them, forcing IT executives and business managers to set priorities. If policies are too rigid, competitiveness may suffer. If policies are overly agile, precious IT resources may be spent on the wrong solutions. … [Read more...]

SGI’s Long, Strange Trip: from Dinosaurs to Big Data

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Some companies stay in the same business they began with, for good or ill. Others change their business model – and survive. Silicon Graphics isn't the same it was 20 years ago, but it is alive and kicking – and today it’s focusing on Big Data. Twenty years ago, Stephen … [Read more...]

Data Scientists are Sexy, and 7 More Surprises from the Rockstars Of Big Data

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When an engineering organization like the IEEE gathers some of the leading lights of big data for a day-long symposium at Silicon Valley’s Computer History Museum, you might expect the topics to be deeply technical. To be sure, Rock Stars of Big Data featured plenty of that, … [Read more...]

Live Blog: API Strategy & Practice Conference

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Over the next two days, developers, designers, strategists, and marketers will be coming together at the Parc55 Wyndham Hotel in San Francisco to attend the 2nd API Strategy & Practice Conference. The first API Strat, which took place in New York earlier this year, drew … [Read more...]

Drilling into Big Data with Apache Drill

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Apache's Drill goal is striving to do nothing less than answer queries from petabytes of data and trillions of records in less than a second. You can't claim that the Apache Drill programmers think small. Their design goal is for Drill to scale to 10,000 servers or more … [Read more...]