How PEFCU wards off hackers and hurricanes with EMC | #CubeConversations

Maria Deutscher | February 26th

Every organization faces challenges in protecting its data, but typically not as many as the Publix Employees Federal Credit Union (PEFCU) does. In addition to the usual worries about hackers and meeting the financial services industry's strict...»

Harmony or Hail Mary? Experts debate need for the Open Data Platform

Mike Wheatley | February 26th

Will the Open Data Platform (ODP) association bring harmony to the Big Data market or dive a wedge into it? Experts have been debating that point since the blockbuster announcement last week, with the...»

Android for Work: Google’s enterprise play

Collen Kriel | February 26th

On Wednesday, Google Inc. announced its Android for Work program in an effort to tap into the “business and innovation potential” of the more than one billion Android smartphones in use. Google claims that for...»

Coolan wants to keep tabs on your data center in the cloud

Mike Wheatley | February 26th

A new startup led by one of the founders of Facebook’s Open Compute Project is bidding to make data centers more economical by gathering and analyzing performance data from thousands of users, with...»

Report: Apple, Samsung loses tablet market share to generic brands

Collen Kriel | February 26th

The top two tablet makers, Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., lost market share to generic brands in 2014, according to two new reports from research firm Strategy Analytics. Combined, these generic brands accounted for...»

Google tipped to launch Android Pay, intensifies effort to compete with Apple Pay

Collen Kriel | February 26th

Google Inc. is apparently preparing to introduce a new payments API, dubbed Android Pay, to power in-store and in-app payments for third-party Android apps. Anonymous sources familiar with Google’s plans told Ars Technica that the search giant intends to...»

What eBay’s latest open-source project means for Hadoop

Maria Deutscher | February 26th

The last few months have seen eBay Inc. move from the sidelines of the open-source analytics ecosystem into the heart of the action with the introduction of two projects that push the envelope on large-scale data science....»

Docker launches container orchestration toolkit with Hadoop and OpenStack support

Maria Deutscher | February 26th

Docker Inc. is finally making its long-anticipated management technology available for download after three months of open-air incubation on GitHub. The launch marks another major step forward in the evolution of containers towards enterprise-readiness. One of the...»

Microsoft’s Garage comes out with a flurry of apps for Windows phone and Android

James Farrell | February 26th

Microsoft’s hive of after-hours creativity, aptly named the Microsoft Garage, has been tinkering with ideas now and releasing the manifestations of those ideas for half a decade. The ‘Garage Geeks’, as Microsoft calls the 10,000...»

HP goes shopping: Targets Aruba Networks acquisition

Mike Wheatley | February 26th

Hewlett-Packard Co. could be poised to make one last acquisition before it splits itself in two, with a report from Bloomberg suggesting it's looking to snap up wireless networking infrastructure technology outfit Aruba...»