Topic: data

Industry Watch: Microservices and scaling out Big Data

This month’s column is a transcript of a fascinating conversation I had with MapR executives Jim Scott, the director of enterprise strategy and architecture at Hadoop solution provider MapR, and Jack Norris, senior VP of data and applications, on the subject of microservices and scaling Big Data. SD Times: So, we know that scaling data … continue reading

Analyst View: Data entry or data sensing?

Replacement of data entry with data sensing can enable better, faster, and more relevant results from application software. But it’s important for software architects to see that this change means they are setting a course for their application away from decision support and toward control. Find the data Let’s start with a manufacturing example. People … continue reading

How to deal with data at scale

The world increasingly runs on data, and that data is only expanding. Like the blob, it gets everywhere: storage systems, databases, document repositories. According to IDC, the world will hold 44 zettabytes of data by 2020, up from 4.4 zettabytes in 2013. That’s a lot of hard drives. It’s also a recipe for development and … continue reading

GrapeCity enters the JavaScript market with SpreadJS

GrapeCity is giving JavaScript developers a new way to present and interact with their data in the latest release of its enterprise spreadsheet tool. Spread Studio 10 comes with SpreadJS, a JavaScript spreadsheet and data presentation solution. Spread traditionally has been a .NET solution. With the release of SpreadJS, GrapeCity is making its way into … continue reading

Kaspersky Labs creates own operating system, IBM creates new data-driven features, and CA Technologies announces new agile capabilities—SD Times news digest: Nov. 18, 2016

Kaspersky Labs developed a black box that is a protected Layer 3 switch powered by the Kaspersky operating system for networks with extreme requirements for data security. According to Eugene Kaspersky, a cybersecurity expert, this technology will be applied to other Internet of Things devices, because the operating system is “ideal for applications where a … continue reading

AppDynamics’ Business iQ engine turns performance monitoring data into business results

Businesses are learning that they need to work and release software faster in order to use agile infrastructures, but what’s missing from their digital transformation is business leaders and IT teams sharing metrics throughout every phase. In order to connect the dots between the CIOs and IT/operations folks, AppDynamics released its new App iQ performance … continue reading

Yext’s location data developer platform, Scala 2.12.0, and ClusterHQ’s FlockerHub and Fli—SD Times news digest: Nov. 3, 2016

Yext, a database for location data, has announced a new developer platform designed to take location data out of spreadsheets and into a more centralized solution. The Yext Location Cloud Platform is designed to give businesses the control and ability to manage their location data across the organization. It features open APIs, a developer console, … continue reading

Apple’s new MacBook Pro, Datadog reveals machine learning feature, and IBM and Slack bring Watson to developers—SD Times news digest: Oct. 28, 2016

Apple’s launch event introduced the company’s new MacBook Pro, which comes with a new Touch Bar (a multi-touch glass strip built into the keyboard for instant access of tools). For the first time, Touch ID is available on the Mac. The new model includes high-performance processors, better storage, and better graphics. Speakers have been redesigned … continue reading

Microsoft releases Azure Analysis Services preview

Microsoft is giving businesses new ways to turn their data into actionable insights. The company unveiled the public preview of Microsoft Azure Analysis Services at its PASS Summit 2016 today. Azure Analysis Services is a new platform-as-a-service solution and an extension of Microsoft’s cloud-based data platform that aims to provide developers and BI professionals with … continue reading

Cuddle.ai closes the gap between analytics in the personal and enterprise world

Smartphone users are increasing the time spent in their mobile applications, but these apps mostly cater to the user on a personal discovery level and not for their business needs. This is why Cuddle.ai wants to make its mark in the world of business intelligence with its artificial intelligence-enabled SaaS platform, addressing the gaps of … continue reading

Cloudflare investigates DDoS attacks coming from Internet-connected cameras

Cloudflare has published information about recent attacks it has seen against its system, and these attacks highlight new DDoS trends where hackers are able to bring down more web application servers at a time. According to a blog post written by Cloudflare’s Marek Majkowski, these new attacks appear to come from the Mirai botnet, which … continue reading

Samsung stops production of Galaxy Note 7’s, Loggly integrates with Atlassian’s JIRA Software, and FORPHEUS robot uses AI to play table tennis—SD Times news digest: Oct. 10, 2016

Samsung’s smartphone crisis has worsened after the tech giant suspended production of the Galaxy Note 7 model. This decision comes after reports of replacement smartphones catching on fire. According to Reuters, Top U.S. and Australian carriers also suspended sales or exchanges of Note 7’s, and major airlines strengthened the bans of devices brought onto planes. … continue reading

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