The future of mainframes is Hadoop | #BigDataSV

Maria Deutscher | March 6th

Mainframes mainly come up in the context of migrating the information inside to newer systems nowadays, but the situation is much more nuanced than that. Over half a century after the first computers entered the enterprise, big...»

Apple to unveil revamped Beats-based music streaming service at WWDC 2015

Collen Kriel | March 6th

Apple Inc. plans to unveil its new music streaming service at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), set to take place sometime in June. Reports from both 9to5Mac and TechCrunch claim that Apple intends to launch the...»

Google launches messaging service to match the competition at lower cost

Maria Deutscher | March 6th

Google Inc. has introduced a much-needed messaging service for its public cloud that aims to take more of the hassle out of running online applications. The addition is the latest milestone in an ongoing effort to...»

Alibaba shakes up the cloud wars with entry into U.S. market

Mike Wheatley | March 6th

The cloud computing wars have entered a new phase with the news that Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Group is to open its first data center in Silicon Valley, where it will go head-to-head with home...»

Hadoop vendors turn up the heat as ODP debate ensues

Mike Wheatley | March 6th

Hadoop heavyweights Cloudera Inc. and Hortonworks, Inc. were at each other's throats again this week, as they continued a lively debate around the merits of what the latter company is calling the new “governing body” of...»

Report: Security is paramount inside Apple’s secret Apple Watch lab

Collen Kriel | March 6th

Earlier this month 9to5Mac reported that Apple Inc. had invited high-profile developers to the company’s Cupertino, California headquarters in order to finish their Apple Watch apps in time for the April launch. A report today...»

Apple Watch to sell 15M units in 2015 and ‘ignite global smartwatch market’

Collen Kriel | March 6th

Research released yesterday claims that the Apple Watch will ”ignite the global smartwatch market” this year. Research firm Strategy Analytics predicts that Apple Inc. will sell more than 15 million Apple Watches worldwide in...»

Microsoft releases Office 2016 Mac Preview

James Farrell | March 6th

Microsoft has unwrapped a surprise for Mac users after releasing a preview of Office 2016, available now. Mac users have been waiting sometime for a successor to Office 2011, and the preview, which is a free...»

Police arrest five people over HK Bitcoin marketplace MyCoin scam

Duncan Riley | March 6th

Five people connected to disgraced Hong Kong-based Bitcoin marketplace MyCoin are reported to have been arrested Thursday. The South China Morning Post claims that the five arrested may not have been running the scam, but were promoters...»

Strange bedfellows: Google does deal with Microsoft that will see AngularJS 2 adopting TypeScript

Duncan Riley | March 6th

In one of the more interesting meetings of minds in recent times, Google Inc., and Microsoft Corp. have announced that they are working together to merge two of their javascript technologies into the one platform. The announcement sees Microsoft's TypeScript...»