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Travel Co. Amadeus Turns to Couchbase for New Platform

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of Information Week reports, “Think of the tens of millions of travelers frantically searching, pricing, and booking flights, rental cars, and hotel rooms in the run-up to this week’s Thanksgiving Day holiday. Now think of the scale of the IT required behind the scenes to make it all happen online. Amadeus,…

Big Data Means More Than Volume

[NOTE: This guest post is by Peter Haase, Lead Architect for Research and Development, fluid Operations.] Industry engineers waste a significant amount of time searching for data that they require for their core tasks. When informed about potential problems, diagnosis engineers at Siemens Energy Services, an integrated business unit which runs service centers for power…

NoSQL Steps Things Up in Europe

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by Angela Guess Brian McKenna of Computer Weekly reports, “NoSQL suppliers DataStax, CouchBase and 10Gen all smell blood as they land and expand on European territory. All seem to sense a weakening of the relational model, with its neat rows and columns. DataStax, whose business is based on a distribution of open source NoSQL columnar database Cassandra, has opened its EMEA…

EU Turns to Amazon for Advice on Single Cloud Services Market

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by Angela Guess David Meyer of ZDnet reports, “Top EU officials will meet with companies such as Amazon and Telefonica on Monday to discuss ways to set up a single European market for cloud services. The steering board meeting will be the first for the new European Cloud Partnership, which looks to take advantage of the…

Report from SemTechBiz UK

The first Semantic Technology and Business Conference in the United Kingdom (#semtechbiz) wrapped up in London this week, and there are some themes that emerged from the presentations and networking conversations. We heard a lot about the benefits of using Semantic Technology solutions. There were strong case studies and experiences shared, and we will be…

SRDA Seeks Social Responsibility in Big Data

by Angela Guess A recent article states, “Europe is ‘entering the era of big data’, and as such important regulatory issues demand attention. But in a fast-moving technological environment, action is needed fast, with regulators and politicians being able to anticipate new trends and react accordingly. The Centre for Social Responsibility in the Digital Age…