“Friendly” activist investor Blue Harbour bites into Rackspace

Mike Wheatley | August 20th

An apparently “friendly" activist investor has increased its stake in OpenStack leader Rackspace Inc., ahead of a possible sale. The Wall Street Journal reports that Blue Harbour Group LP., has slowly but...»

Dell brings global monitoring to VMware’s software-defined data center theme party

Maria Deutscher | August 19th

VMware Inc.'s annual customer conference next week is expected to see the virtualization stalwart extend its tentacles deeper into the storage layer and the network, a theme that the ecosystem has been predictability quick to pick up on....»

SAS moves analytics suite to AWS to stay relevant in the Big Data era

Bert Latamore | August 19th

In its latest effort to remain relevant in the age of Big Data, the SAS Institute of Cary, N.C., has moved several of its advanced analytics packages to Amazon Web Services (AWS), writes Wikibon Principal...»

DevOps Weekly Round-Up: HP Vertica and IoT take centerstage

Saroj Kar | August 19th

This week in DevOps hightlights how Hewlett-Packard Co.'s Vertica and development tools for Internet of Things (IoT) work for in real life situations, and what is it good for business. While the HP Vertica Big Data event delivers the future...»

EnterpriseDB seeks to bridge structured and unstructured data with free PostgreSQL AWS dev kit

Kyt Dotson | August 19th

EnterpriseDB Corporation has announced the release of a new suite of developer tools for Amazon Web Services that will enable the next generation of Web 2.0 applications built atop the NoSQL capabilities with the open-source database PostgreSQL. This new...»

Syncsort on the role of developers & economics in Big Data management | #HPBigData2014

Cheryl Knight | August 19th

In the world of Big Data, companies such as Syncsort Inc. look to the developer community and cloud integration opportunities to spark innovation around open-source software like Hadoop. Crafting data storage solutions for clients and...»

Wearable tech grants independence to people with limited mobility

Mellisa Tolentino | August 19th

This week’s Smart Health roundup features a headset that lets people with limited mobility control their surroundings, funding for a new fitness suit, and a wearable tech offering to help care for the elderly.

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Can HP IDOL jumpstart the Big Data app economy? | #HPBigData2014

Maria Deutscher | August 19th

Hewlett-Packard Co. is looking to take the driver’s seat in bringing about the era of pre-packaged analytic applications with the IDOL platform from Autonomy, and according to the head of product marketing for the subsidiary, it already has...»

VMworld 2014 Preview: The highlights in video

Suzanne Kattau | August 19th

With two major acquisitions, multiple product announcements and management changes, server virtualization leader VMware, Inc. has experienced significant growth since its VMworld 2013 conference last August. Today, just days ahead...»

Cloud and analytics ratcheting each other up the enterprise | #HPBigData2014

Maria Deutscher | August 19th

The democratization of compute and storage catalyzed by the rise of the public cloud is driving more and more organizations for whom large-scale analytics were previously cost-prohibitive to tap into their internal, fast-growing information troves. That increasing data...»