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IBM Beefs Up Bluemix Platform-as-a-Service

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by Angela Guess Charles Babcock of Information Week reports, “IBM is beefing up its Bluemix platform-as-a-service, relying on decades of software development expertise in an attempt to muscle into this developer-oriented form of cloud computing. If it can attract more developers to its SoftLayer unit, then it’s likely to find more enterprise applications deployed on that…

Microsoft Talks Up What It’s Calling The First Truly Virtual Personal Assistant

As The Semantic Web Blog discussed yesterday here, the Virtual Personal Assistant is getting more personal. Microsoft officially unveiled Cortana as part of the Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone software at its Build event yesterday, and the service effectively replaces the search function on Windows smartphones, both for the Internet and locally. This statement served as…

Is NoSQL to Blame for Healthcare.gov? Nope

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay of ReadWrite recently wrote, “Recently NoSQL database vendor MarkLogic has been taking bullets over its alleged role in Healthcare.gov’s many technical problems. Some have gone so far as to argue that NoSQL databases, in general, are faulty because of the Healthcare.gov debacle. This is stupid. MarkLogic is a fine database. While not perfect, it’s silly…

Fujitsu Labs And DERI To Offer Free, Cloud-Based Platform To Store And Query Linked Open Data

The Semantic Web Blog reported last year about a relationship formed between the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. in Japan, focused on a project to build a large-scale RDF store in the cloud capable of processing hundreds of billions of triples. At the time, Dr. Michael Hausenblas, who was then a DERI research fellow, discussed…