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Your Next Generation Data Center: Locations and Expectations?

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by Jennifer Zaino The digital universe is growing by a factor of 10, from 4.4 trillion gigabytes to 44 trillion between 2013 and 2020, according to EMC’s seventh digital universe study, with research and analysis by IDC. With the digital universe doubling in size every two years, as the study notes, it shouldn’t come as…

IBM Partners with DESY to Bring Big Data Analytics to Science

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by Angela Guess Chaiti Sen of Phys.org recently wrote, “IBM today announced it is collaborating with Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), a leading national research center in Germany, to speed up management and storage of massive volumes of x-ray data. The planned Big Data and Analytics architecture based on IBM software defined technology can handle more than…

PostgreSQL Adds New Developer Kit, Encourages NoSQL Use

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by Angela Guess Serdar Yegulalp of InfoWorld reports, “EnterpriseDB added NoSQL-style JSON processing earlier this year to its open source PostgreSQL database solution. Now, the company is encouraging further work around that feature set by providing a developer kit to make it easier for programmers to leverage PostgreSQL’s JSON functions and build applications around them.…

Internet of Things Tops Big Data as Most Hyped Technology

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by Angela Guess Earlier this month, Gartner announced, “The journey to digital business is the key theme of Gartner, Inc.’s ‘Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2014.’ As the Gartner Hype Cycle celebrates its 20th year, Gartner said that as enterprises set out on the journey to becoming digital businesses, identifying and employing the right technologies…

RWDG Webinar: Navigating the Ocean of Data Governance Tools

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on August 21, 2014  To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar What exactly is a Data Governance tool? Is it what the software companies say it is? Is it something we can develop internally? Is it the traditional data dictionary or…

RWDG Slides: Navigating the Ocean of Data Governance Tools

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on August 21, 2014 Real-World Data Governance: Navigating the Ocean of Data Governance Tools from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this webinar, click HERE>> About the Webinar What exactly is a Data Governance tool? Is it what the software companies say it is? Is…

Use Cases are Overblown

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by Michael Blaha A use case is a piece of functionality that an app can perform. Each app has many use cases and the use cases taken collectively specify the app’s functionality. For an example, consider an app for tracking library loan records. Some use cases are: borrow books, borrow magazines, return books, return magazines,…

Microsoft Introduces NoSQL as a Service, Azure DocumentDB

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “Microsoft took some big steps to make its Azure cloud platform a more appealing place for developers, highlighted by the announcement of its Azure DocumentDB database service. Additional new products as part of the new Microsoft Data Platform include Azure Search and fully managed HBase as part…

NaviSite Introduces Desktop-as-a-Service Solution Leveraging NVIDIA GRID Technology for Enterprise Users

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “NaviSite today announced the launch of a leading-edge Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solution that uses NVIDIA GRID™ technology to offer industry-leading rich graphics performance. In doing so, NaviSite has ushered the benefits of desktop virtualization for even the most intensive graphics workloads…

Oracle Pushes Both SQL and NoSQL

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by Angela Guess Paul Krill of InfoWorld recently wrote, “It’s no secret that Oracle became very successful by selling relational database technology anchored by the venerable SQL standard. These days, SQL is being pushed out of the limelight by concepts like NoSQL, which is not confined by the rows and tables paradigm of the RDBMS.…