The demand for fast, bare-metal servers will fade over time, especially as new powerful cloud resources come online, said Rackspace’s Scott Sanchez. Read more »
Ariel Tseitlin, former director of cloud services for Netflix, is now a partner at Scale Venture Partners. Read more »
Contributor James Urquhart takes issue with recent calls for OpenStack to build its own platform as a service. Citing the commercial success of VMware and Amazon Web Services, he claims the real benefit of any platform is its community. Read more »
The British company, whose software aims to help service providers enter the cloud game, has “opened up” its platform to allow more flexibility. It’s also preparing to support OpenStack, claiming it will make service provider deployments less painful. Read more »
HGST is now selling helium-filled hard drives that can hold more capacity (and more disks) while using less energy than traditional hard drives. One early use of the tech is CERN, which is impressed even if helium won’t solve all its capacity problems. Read more »
Okta faces down some big-time challengers — Salesforce.com, Oracle, Microsoft (!) — with its latest release. Read more »
Huawei, Hitachi and Aptira are aboard as OpenStack Foundation Gold members, Cisco beefs up its OpenStack bundles and more news out of the OpenStack Summit 2013. Read more »
Google’s chairman says the NSA’s tapping of its and Yahoo’s fiber-optic cable data traffic probably violates the law. Read more »
Indonesian leaders and hackers are incensed after it emerged how the Australians worked with the Americans on surveillance in that and other Asian countries. Meanwhile in Europe, the cooperation of various intelligence agencies with the British has been exposed. Read more »
Hadoop 2 has brought along with it new ways of processing data and storing even more data. It suggests the Hadoop community understands the challenge in front of it — to keep innovating so users don’t have to look elsewhere. Read more »
The week in cloud: Windows Azure, Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services have all seen their share of problems. But anyone who runs their own data center should see that coming. Read more »
Building databases has often been a tradeoff that led to designers to accept that data wouldn’t be synched in anything close to real time. But what if you could change that? Read more »
Venture capitalist Chris Lynch has disrupted the database industry before as CEO of Vertica Systems, but now he’s watching Hadoop take it to the next level. Here are his thoughts on the challenges legacy vendors face and who’s positioned to ride the big data wave. Read more »
There’s a lot to complain about in the Boston tech scene but there’s a lot to talk up too, so start doing it, says Unconf attendees. Read more »
Hadoop startup Datameer is selling a $49 “charity edition” of its spreadsheet-based Hadoop analytics software, with all proceeds this month going to help elephants injured by poaching. Read more »
As cybercrime progresses to highly coordinated attacks, it has become imperative to not only control but also prevent intrusions. Lockheed Martin’s work with U.S. Air Force pilots and counter-IED (improvised explosive device) experts has resulted in a step-by-step system to beat cybercriminals at their own game. Read more »
When it comes to application log data, you might be surprised at how little of it really matters, says Logentries. Read more »
Teradata’s CEO addressed the impact of Hadoop on its earnings call and, according to this report from ZDNet, downplayed its effect. In fact, he said only 4 to 8 percent of Teradata workloads might ever move to Hadoop. Even if that’s true for workloads, what about the data itself? It might not need to live in those pricey appliances.
CIOs beset with concerns over bring-your-own-app, consumerization of IT blah blah blah may want to take a look at Private AppExchange. Read more »
Microsoft likes to tout the fact that it runs Windows Azure at data centers worldwide. Yesterday compute instances across most of those regions were disrupted. Read more »
On this week’s show, we talk with Atlas Venture partner Chris Lynch about big data disruption and recap the big cloud news of the week. Read more »
ServiceMesh layers service level assurance and reporting atop multiple cloud applications in a centralized way that should appeal to CSC enterprise accounts. Read more »
Dropbox has hired Kevin Park as its new head of technical operations and IT. Park was at Facebook from 2006 until 2011, where he was a director of technical operations. This isn’t the first time Dropbox has brought on former Facebook employees to help grow its engineering team — in 2012 it bought a startup called Cove that was started by Aditya Agarwal (now VP of engineering) and Ruchi Sanghvi (formerly VP of operations), who built Search and Newsfeed, respectively, during their time at Facebook.
Correction: This post has been updated to clarify that Ruchi Sanghvi is no longer with Dropbox.
The NSA is not only accessing Google and Yahoo records with the companies’ permission, but has an overseas program to break into the fiber optic links connecting the companies’ data centers. Read more »
There are tons of MySQL database aficianados out there who prefer to use standard tools in their cloud work. Google is obliging with new support for native connectors and drivers. Read more »
For the last few years Intel has had a small line of business manufacturing other companies’ chips — mostly expensive custom chips for companies like Altera and Tabula. This foundry business is getting a publicity boost today as Altera said Intel will let it embed ARM-based cores in chips made on Intel’s hallowed x86 production lines. This is a big deal, not because ARM is Kryptonite to Intel, but because it could signal that Intel under its new CEO is ready to open its fab operations and make that a bigger part of its business. That’s the huge shift for Intel, not that it might make a few ARM-based chips.
Source code from Photoshop as well as Cold Fusion and Acrobat was also taken. And Adobe has found that data for 38 million active users was accessed. Read more »
IBM has conceded its long-running legal battle to build the CIA’s no-longer-so-secret cloud, according to Federal Computer Week. Read more »
It was another busy news day in the big data world. Here are some of the more-interesting items you might have missed if you blinked. Read more »
Bowing to the inevitable, dotCloud, the company that created Docker.io container technology for Linux apps, will now be known as Docker Inc. Read more »
Cloudera is now positioning itself less as a company selling Hadoop and more as a company selling what it calls an “enterprise data hub.” It’s not about the technologies, the company argues, but what they can do for users. Read more »
This year, digital health records and practice management startup CareCloud has raised $29 million and announced a partnership with cloud startup Box. This is its latest effort in expanding its platform in healthcare. Read more »
As the internet of things gathers steam, Cisco creates a new business unit to tackle the opportunity. It plans to do so in traditional Cisco style. Read more »
Cloudera has partnered with a startup called Databricks to integrate and support the Apache Spark data-processing platform within Cloudera’s Hadoop software. Spark, which is designed for speed and usability, is one of several technologies pushing Hadoop beyond MapReduce. Read more »
RBC Capital Markets wants to help. Its new research compares the positioning and price/performance of many cloud options. Some of the findings confirm what we know, others are a tad surprising. Read more »
Rackspace is now doing Hadoop, Cloudera just announced a handful of partners — Hadoop is everywhere in the cloud these days. Here’s a quick breakdown of what cloud providers are offering which distributions of Hadoop as managed services. Read more »
Boston is where Lewis Latimer helped Alexander Graham Bell design the first phone. So you’d think the city would have better connectivity now. You’d be wrong. Read more »
A new startup called Paxata wants to make business analysts’ lives easier by automating the process of going from raw data to something that an analytics product like Tableau can actually understand. Read more »
Rackspace has opened its Hortonworks-powered Hadoop service for early access customers, about a year after announcing it would be building the offering. It’s neither the first nor the last managed Hadoop service we’ll see this week. Read more »
A failure at a Verizon Terremark data center Sunday is the latest snafu to afflict Healthcare.gov, the web site underlying the Obamacare insurance initiative. Sunday’s failure caused a loss of network connectivity, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Verizon said it is working with HHS and other tech vendors to fix the issue as soon as possible.
Last week, the administration pledged to get Healthcare.gov working smoothly by the end of November.