The Future of the Data Center: Software Will Lead The Way

Amazon has turned the data center into an API and that has created a dramatic shift in the enterprise. The Internet giants – we sometimes refer to them as the hyperscale crowd (e.g. Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, etc.) – are paving the way for the next generation data center. This brings several challenges to IT organizations including pressure from the corner office to replicate the speed, agility and efficiency of these innovators. The problem is, most IT organizations don’t have the engineering capacity of a Google. IT organizations will spend money (with a ...

Technical Partnerships Pave the Way for Production Hadoop

The Hadoop ecosystem is an eclectic mishmash of start-ups, mid-sized vendors and IT heavyweights with products and services up and down the Big Data stack. Inevitably the ecosystem will consolidate and thin itself out through mergers, acquisitions and – unfortunately for some of these start-ups – bankruptcies.

Consolidation is part of the natural evolution of any given technology market after an initial period of frenzied innovation, and the Big Data market is no exception. I believe we are witnessing the start of this consolidation today. It will take several years to pl ...

#theCUBE @ #BigDataSV

theCUBE’s next stop is the Hilton Santa Clara for #BigDataSV. The show takes place February 11-13, 2014 and you can catch all the action live at We’ll have analysis of all the news breaking at Strata Conference, as well as in-depth conversations with leading Big Data and Data Science thought-leaders.

In addition to the broadcast, we’re also throwing a little soiree the evening of February 12 at the Hilton. If you’re attending Strata, please joins us between 6pm-8pm PST in the Coastal Room for some drinks a ...

Cloud and Big Data Upending IT Stalwarts

IBM’s annual revenue last year dropped below $100 billion for the first time since 2010. The company’s fourth quarter results were particularly weak, coming in 5.5% below expectations. This was due in large part to IBM’s struggling hardware business, with revenue dropping a staggering 27%.

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Wikibon’s Big Data Research Agenda: Technology, Ecosystem and Application

Screen Shot 2014-01-02 at 1.51.45 PMI’ve already laid out my predictions for Big Data in 2014, but I also wanted to let the Wikibon community know how my colleagues and I plan to cover Big ...

Five Reasons for CIOs To Run Away From a Job Offer

iStock_000019951335XSmallEven though the job market in many areas is tight, nothing is worse than jumping into a job that is a wrong fit, affects your health, or where you simply can’t be successful.

The salary/benefits package is substantially lower than you need

You might be thinking that this reason is too ob ...

Organizations Need to Understand the Role of the Security Officer to Maximize Impact

iStock_000022530655XSmallRegardless of organization vertical or size, security has been and will continue to be an incredibly important part of the risk management portfolio.  It’s how security is handled that will determine the overall effectiveness of chief security office position, though.

The security spectrum

Secur ...

SDS Is More Than Just Virtualization

BullseyeToday, I read an article at SearchVirtualStorage entitled SDS a fancy way to say virtualization, says DataCore Software chairman.  In this article, READ MORE

#theCUBE at #BigDataNYC Has Big Data Covered in the Big Apple

See videos and articles from Big Data NYC 2013 event.

It’s an exciting week for us here at SiliconANGLE Wikibon. Today we are kicking off our #BigDataNYC event on #theCUBE live from New York City. We will be covering all the Big Data-related action taking place in the city this week, including the goings on at the Strata + Hadoop World conference and other events.

Please tune in today (Monday 10/28) between 4pm ET and 7pm ET for k ...

This Project Management Joke Is Often Reality

iStock_000025870318XSmallThere’s a joke that’s made its way around the interwebs over the years that outlines what many consider to be the “real” phases of project management, and it goes like this:

  1. Enthusiasm
  2. Disillusionment
  3. Panic and hysteria
  4. Search for the ...