This Week in Big Data: from Strata Summit to Twitter Storm

Saroj Kar | September 24th

Here’s a roundup of some of this week’s headlines from the Big Data and enterprise IT industries: Strata Conference This week started with the 2011 Strata Conference in New York.  This year's conference has given us...»

Real-Estate Search Providers Catching IPO Fever

Maria Deutscher | September 24th

One of the fastest growing web trends is real-estate search, mainly because this market is crowded with highly competitive companies that offer uses maximum convenience when looking for a new home.  Among the top players...»

Red Hat Takes on VMware with oVirt

Maria Deutscher | September 23rd

Red Had is working on something big in an attempt to snatch some market share from VMware, the EMC subsidiary currently sitting on the throne of the virtualization space. The Linux distributor teamed up with...»

Dell, Intel Show Some Homegrown Love

Maria Deutscher | September 23rd

Intel and Dell will be setting up a hybrid supercomputer dubbed “Stampede" for the University of Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC).  Stampede is a 10-petaflop powerhouse that will be deployed in January 2013 and...»

Boutiques.com Gets Mixed Up with Google Search

Mellisa Tolentino | September 23rd

Let’s take a breather from all those court issues involving Google and look at their fun side.  Google announced in their blog that they will be incorporating some features inspired by their recently launched Boutiques...»

Microsoft Launches Bing Deals, Competes with Google, Amazon

Maria Deutscher | September 23rd

Microsoft is stepping up its competition with Google over the search market with the launch of Bing Deals, a new feature that allows users to browse through deals aggregated from the more popular...»

Big (Data) Impressions from Strata NYC

Jeffrey Kelly | September 23rd

There were over two-dozen vendors at Strata in New York City this week and I managed to sit down and talk with executives from just about each one. While I’m still in the process...»

Oracle Acquires GoAhead, Strengthens Communications Portfolio

Saroj Kar | September 23rd

Oracle has announced the acquisition of software provider GoAhead Software. Based in Bellevue, Washington, GoAhead is a manufacturer and supplier of software solutions for network and telecommunications. Oracle expects the transaction to be completed...»

What is Amazon ElastiCache?

Alex Williams | September 23rd

Simon Brunozzi is a developer with Amazon Web Services. He produced an excellent primer about Amazon's ElastiCache service. The fast-paced demo comes with a basic and clear explanation about memory caching, Memcached and...»

FBI Arrests of Suspected LulzSec, Anonymous Hackers Sweep the U.S.

Kyt Dotson | September 23rd

News and speculation have been all a twitter this morning with the revelation that the FBI has arrested two alleged members of the group LulzSec and the hacktivist collective Anonymous on Thursday morning in Tempe, Arizona and San...»