Oracle appliance gives more bang for fewer bucks

Bert Latamore | August 22nd

The Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) provides more value at significantly less cost than custom Oracle implementations on white box hardware for both integrators and their customers, writes Wikibon Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer David Floyer in ...»

Smart World Weekly: Wearable tech for ALS, open platform for IoT

Mellisa Tolentino | August 22nd

This week’s Smart World Series features acquisitions, partnerships, and new releases to boost innovation in the Internet of Things market.

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Microsoft unleashes its first NoSQL database into the cloud

Mike Wheatley | August 22nd

Microsoft has just shipped out its first-ever non-relational database on Windows Azure, which also happens to be its first database product of any kind since releasing its legendary SQL Server. Called “DocumentDB”,...»

How Zynga uses Big Data to ensure new game success | #HPBigData2014

Rose Meadows | August 22nd

In gaming, analysis is critical and needs to take place in real-time. You would think the pressure of real-time analytics would cause stress for something as complex as video gaming, but that's not the case with Zynga. At...»

Top BYOx security tools used by the experts

Kristen Nicole | August 22nd

Wearable shipments are on track to grow tenfold over the next few years, reaching 150 million devices (and worth $19 billion) by 2018, according to Juniper Research. And as mobile devices continue to infiltrate everyday...»

Deadly Docker: Why containers are a threat to cloud virtualization

Mike Wheatley | August 22nd

Few technologies have more disruptive potential than Docker. Although the company and its namesake technology are barely two years old, almost every major cloud vendor has, or is in the process...»

USPS tracks 1 billion events per day : How the Internet changed mail | #HPBigData2014

Tavis J. Hampton | August 22nd

The United States Postal Service has changed significantly since the advent of Internet e-commerce, and those technological changes have been at times both disruptive and also profitable for the...»

Twitter’s Big Data crunching ‘BotMaker’ muscles in on spam

Mike Wheatley | August 22nd

If you're an avid Twitter user, you might have noticed a significant drop in the amount of spam messages and tweets bugging you. That's because Twitter's introduced a new anti-spam system called BotMaker that's helped...»

SDN? How about $$$DN? IDC predicts $8bn sales by 2018

Mike Wheatley | August 22nd

The future of software-defined networking (SDN) is looking very rosy indeed, with the market segment set to rake in a healthy $8 billion by 2018, well up from the current pittance ($960 million) it's set...»

LibraTax liberates Bitcoin users from the hassles of taxation

Mellisa Tolentino | August 22nd

Back in March, the Internal Revenue Service announced that Bitcoin and other altcoins would not be considered as currency for tax purposes, but treated as "property" instead.

The announcement