Cloud and Emerging Data Solutions
Even the White House has its policies around "open data standards," and has developed a set of guiding principles around implementation. But these so-called standards are not in any way a set of specifications for the industry.
EMC used the occasion of its own customer conference, EMC World 2013, this week for several purposes, one of which was to continue to explain the market position and benefits of it recent spinoff: Pivotal.
Technology is getting the credit for a 200 percent to 300 percent improvement in oil and gas rig productivity over the last five years, and for United States oil production growing faster than anywhere else in the world, according to design and engineering firm Bentek.
Enigma's platform will break down the barriers that exist between various local, state, federal and institutional search portals.
We don't think Amazon will skulk away trembling with fear in the shadow of Pivotal. There is room in this new market for more than one model. And processes are as important as technology. Amazon is nothing if not a company that has its processes down pat.
Researchers are already calling for the technology in order to continue research in high volume data fields such as genomics.
Some analysts have suggested along the way that service providers have not jumped on the big data bandwagon out of extreme caution. They don't want to run afoul of regulators by abusing or being accused of abusing customer information. They are wise to be cautious.
This week, Mirantis, HortonWorks and RedHat announced their collaborative effort to deliver Apache Hadoop on OpenStack.
By virtue of its central location and proximity to Lake Michigan, Chicago became a hub for transcontinental railroad and airline traffic. Those same railroads also provided great right-of-way advantages for laying fiber optics and a computer scientist at the University of Chicago wants to leverage that fiber to make the city--and the university in particular--a hub for the big data requirements of genetic and medical information.
Talk about unstructured data--the Defense Information Systems Agency got specific this week about what kind of infrastructure it thinks it needs to store and analyze data types.