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If you want to bring the new kind of elastic cloud infrastructure revolutionized by leading public clouds or web-scale companies like FB, Google and Twitter, you have to change your thinking about a few key things: hardware, failure and scalability. In his session at 2nd DevOps Summi...
Technology is integrated into the DNA of business and of society itself. Some of the most recent entrants are cloud computing, Big Data, and mobile. By putting these technologies together, we arrive at an intersection that creates a "sweet spot" where innovation can be enhanced within ...
Google Analytics, Adobe Omniture, IBM Coremetrics, and most of today's state of the art Web Analytics products can only tell you the last or first touch of your customers. In his session at 5th Big Data Expo, Joel Horwitz, Product Strategist and Experienced Analytics Professional at ...
Software is increasingly critical to an organization's competitiveness, but the applications being developed consistently meet business stakeholder expectations only 17% of the time. What's the problem...and what's the secret to ensuring that expectations are met?
The move to the cloud brings a number of new security challenges, but the application remains your last line of defense. Engineers are extremely well poised to perform tasks critical for securing the application—provided that certain key obstacles are overcome. Before the move to the ...
In my last blog, I discussed how today’s Internet is vastly different than the Internet envisioned at the start of the net neutrality debate. As promised, I’d now like to get into some fictional examples that paint the picture of why this is such a polarizing topic for so many. Exampl...
This article is based on the experience of Jan Swaelens, Software Architect at Sofico. He is responsible for automatic performance testing of the company’s new web platform based on GWT and SmartGWT. Sofico is specialized in software solutions for automotive finance, leasing, fleet and...
Over the last three years, the number of IT decision makers who believe their business has more applications than it needs has increased from just over a third (34 percent) to nearly half (48 percent). Apps bloat is a huge problem. Especially when the apps are non-mission critical, or...
The cable companies and telcos who dominate the U.S. market for Internet access won a victory when they succeeded in having the heart of the FCC’s ruling on net neutrality struck down. Now, for the first time legally, those companies can both block content and offer fast lane services ...
DevOps, when done right, usually goes unnoticed. It’s only when something breaks that all eyes turn to IT. If your boss only sees you when the app is down, however, that’s not really doing your career any favors. In his session at 2nd DevOps Summit, Dustin Whittle, Developer Evangeli...
In the past 10 years, numerous solutions have been developed to deal with limitations in the leading relational databases. But knowing which offering works best per use case can be difficult to decipher. Avi’s usual recommendation for Hadoop-type jobs is the MapR distribution. He hav...
In the ongoing debate over net neutrality, brought to the forefront this past week by the Netflix, Comcast, Verizon deal, there is now increasing dialogue about what could happen if some form of real blocking and favoring starts to happen. For some this is the nightmare scenario: only ...
Learn how a Process Intelligence Engine identifies business risks and highlights opportunities for process improvement by collecting, correlating and analyzing raw observations throughout the SDLC (source code, defects, build, requirements, ALM, test management…)— helping you mitigate ...
Windstream Hosted Solutions has officially opened its fourth data center in Charlotte, N.C., bringing its nationwide total to 27. The new enterprise-class data center is currently 39,300 square feet, with 10,380 square feet of raised floor space. Using a phased approach, Windstream Ho...
In his session at 5th Big Data Expo, Anthony Bak, Senior Data Scientist and Mathematician at Ayasdi, will discuss how Ayasdi uses Topological Data Analysis to solve complex problems for companies, foundations and academics. He will start with an overview of the core algorithm used in T...
Cascading is the popular Java-based application development framework for building Big Data applications on Apache Hadoop. This open source framework allows you to leverage existing skillsets such as Java, SQL, R, and more to create enterprise-grade applications without having to think...
The world’s largest and most successful private cloud operations are revolutionizing their approach to demand management. These organizations have recognized that while self-service portals are a component in the overall cloud architecture, these tools do not enable demand management. ...
CIOs cited reducing enterprise costs; improving IT applications and infrastructure; improving efficiency; and improving business processes among the top 10 business priorities, according to a Gartner Executive Program Survey conducted last year. To address these business priorities, ...
Factors such as growing complexity, staff turnover rates, poor documentation, changes in responsibilities and business strategy have contributed to a lack of understanding and possession of appropriate skills in key corporate IT systems. The current gap in knowledge and know-how has pu...
Recording and maintaining good evidence of testing is growing more important all the time. The ability to document what actually happened during the development of hardware or software is vital in many industries. Medical equipment is a great example, as any failure could lead to unexp...
It’s that time of the year again where millions of football fanatics (and non-fanatics) will be gathered around their TV watching the biggest match of the season, Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks. Last year the big game reached over 108 million Americans, the third most watched tele...
Responsive design, a relatively new concept, uses the same code while targeting different types of devices. The introduction of mobile devices rocked the e-Commerce world. Instead of knowing that potential customers would use a laptop or desktop, those running web-based stores had to ...
NuoDB announced on Wednesday that it has closed a new round of investment. In addition to existing investors, Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solu...
Users may not appreciate being the guinea pigs in your continuous delivery testing process. Organizations leveraging their unconsenting and unaware users as QA are the equivalent of the meat industry using pink slime: It's an unpleasant business reality that they would prefer to keep h...
Document Capture Technologies has launched a fax service that allows documents to be sent from a computer, tablet or smartphone with an Internet connection. SimpleScan now turns a smart phone or desktop scanner into a virtual fax machine that transmits digitized documents to any fax nu...
Data management is undergoing a major shift as more and more enterprises are discovering the benefits of Big Data and venturing headfirst into a dynamic new era of innovation and data explosion. Today, there are more opportunities for businesses to gain insights from valuable data tha...
Percona has announced the availability of Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6, the latest release of the company's open source high-availability solution for MySQL, designed to consistently deliver an optimal experience through increased performance, faster recovery from node failure, and great...
“Software-defined,” like any new trend that technology companies rush to attach to has suffered from marketing hype. Starting in mid-2012 with the acquisition of Nicera by VMware, most traditional infrastructure technology vendors across compute, networking, and storage have some messa...
Everyone is putting “DevOps” on their LinkedIn profile, and everyone is trying to hire them. In his session at 2nd DevOps Summit, Jez Humble, a principal at ThoughtWorks, will argue this is not a recruitment problem but an organization’s failure. He will discuss how to grow great peo...
The Netflix culture highlights the transformation we see within forward thinking IT organizations today. Netflix’s use of public cloud and ‘No Ops’ is renowned in the industry and a poster child for the next-generation IT. In his session at 2nd DevOps Summit, Mike Kail, VP of IT Oper...
As organizations and projects scale up, the patterns that seemed helpful at small scale start to get in the way and velocity suffers. In his session at 2nd DevOps Summit, Adrian Cockcroft, Technology Fellow at Battery Ventures, to discuss how delivering at high velocity requires four...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Automic Software has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 2nd DevOps Summit, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Speed, scale and simplicity are the core principles behind ONE Automation. Com...
Are you re-creating existing technology silos in the cloud? If so, your entire enterprise investment in the cloud is at risk. From the perspective of IT, organizational silos seem to be the root of all problems. Every line of business, every department, every functional area has its ...
Neustar on Wednesay announced new performance metrics for PC maker Lenovo. Lenovo is using Neustar’s PageAdvisor solution to drive personalized experiences for consumers across its U.S. e-commerce operation and has seen significant growth in conversion, click-through rate (CTR) and rev...
In his 20 years of experience working in the field of data analysis, Guy Greenberg, a co-founder of CoolaData, came to realize that there is no simple way to work out a Big Data without turning to professional services and integrating several systems. For instance, one might need to in...
BMC Software on Tuesday introduced an array of product innovations that take full advantage of advancements in user experience and crowdsourcing to give employees complete control of their IT experience via an elegant and intuitive mobile interface. The new products – BMC MyIT 2.0, B...
SOA Software on Tuesday announced that it closed 2013 as a profitable year with double digit revenue growth over the previous year. With the increased pace of convergence of API Management and SOA Governance and new strategic partnerships, the company has benefited from a continued inv...
It has never been more important or difficult than it is today for sales people to make sure their messages are reaching their target audience. This is because potential customers are bombarded with a deluge of information everyday. They filter a growing amount of phone calls, scan end...
Cloud computing is changing our world, sharing common platforms for global information exchange. Self-service computing makes the Internet come alive, helping users visualize and analyze location-aware information. Configurable applications deliver a solution framework for integration,...
Innodisk has announced a full-rate production of a nanoSSD SATA device that conforms to JEDEC’s standard (MO-276). Innodisk integrates a flash control chip, NAND flash, and ball grid array (BGA) package to deliver a nanoSSD that is approximately 1% of the size (16mm x 20mm x2mm) of a ...