Tag Archive for competition

“Open Source” Doesn’t Mean Less Competitive

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay of InfoWorld recently wrote, “Given the absence of an outside enemy, it’s likely that open source will turn on itself… Most software is neither open source nor licensed. Instead, it’s built within banks and other enterprises for internal use and never shared with anyone beyond the four walls of the…

IBM Announces “Master the Mainframe” World Competition

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “IBM today announced the expansion of its Master the Mainframe Contest to include a first-ever IBM Master the Mainframe World Championship competition.  As part of IBM’s ongoing commitment to develop the skills of a new generation of mainframe experts, the competition will highlight the modern capabilities of the mainframe, designed to…

Intel Strives to Be the OS for Big Data

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by Angela Guess Chris Kanaracus of PC World recently wrote, “Intel is continuing to build out its array of software tools for the Hadoop open-source big data processing framework, with an emphasis on the security and reliability features demanded by large enterprises. A Data Platform tools suite will become available in the next quarter as a…

RethinkDB Rasies $8M for NoSQL Solution

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by Angela Guess Jordan Novet of Venture Beat reports, “MongoDB has captured the minds of developers and investors in recent years as a flexible, easy-to-use open-source nonrelational database. But now the company behind a different open-source nonrelational database, RethinkDB, is looking to prove the tool’s advantages over MongoDB, and $8 million in new funding should help do the trick.…

"Top Semantic Start-Up" Competition – Open for Submissions!

The preliminary program for the upcoming Semantic Technology & Business Conference (June, 2-5, 2013 in San Francisco) was announced yesterday. Today, we are pleased to add that the second annual “Top Semantic Start-Up Competition” is open for submissions! The contest will take place at the conference venue, the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco, on…

Cray spin-off YarcData betting $100,000 on the power of graph data

Early in 2011, I wrote a piece here on SemanticWeb.com which explored the relationship between Semantic Technologies and super-computing’s venerable rock star, Cray. Then, earlier this year, Cray spun out a new division to focus upon exploring massive graph databases; something which should resonate with the semantic technology community. The new division — YarcData — differentiates itself…