Latest in Hadoop: MapR Extends Support, Partnerships

Maria Deutscher | March 22nd

Commercial Hadoop distributer MapR had some big news today from the Stracture big data conference. It revealed a whole new line-up of data connectivity options that extend the range of applications and...»

Angry Birds Flies Off to Space – Game and Toys Launch Today

Mellisa Tolentino | March 22nd

Rovio Entertainment, an industry-changing entertainment media company based in Finland best known for the Angry Birds franchise, announced the launch of Angry Birds Space.  The new space franchise features 60 interstellar levels, with...»

Not Much Difference in Strata and Structure Conferences: It’s All about Data, Again

Maria Deutscher | March 22nd

Hadoop can easily be named one of the fastest growing open source technologies in IT. The big data ecosystem is also growing like crazy, and the industry has been paying attention. The Strata conference was held...»

The New iPad’s Chargegate Issue Adds to the Heatgate Problem

Mellisa Tolentino | March 22nd

Today’s mobile roundup features the new iPad’s charging issue, Verizon defending their spectrum buy, RIM losing in their own turf, and more. From heatgate to chargegate Yesterday’s mobile roundup included Apple’s new iPad’s heatgate issue wherein...»

Global eCommerce Marketplace Ruled Largely by US Women

Kristina Farrah | March 22nd

Alibaba unveiled some interesting site data that shows US women dominate the surge of female entrepreneurs in the global eCommerce scene. This report comes about, naturally ,as National Women’s History Month disembarks.


Amazon Web Services, Eucalyptus Partner For Private Cloud Portability

Matt Weinberger | March 22nd

Amazon Web Services, the cloud services arm of e-retail giant, and Eucalyptus Systems, purveyors of the namesake infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) private cloud platform, have announced a partnership that enables the easy migration of...»

Gartner Server Virtualization Trends: Competitors Threaten VMware’s Reign

Matt Weinberger | March 21st

In a blog post, Gartner analyst Tom Bittman identifies the top server virtualization trends to watch out for in 2012 as the market matures. Short version: VMware's dominance in this space is threatened as...»

Datastax Integrates Solr and More in Latest Release

Klint Finley | March 21st

Datastax annuonced the new version of its commercial Apache Cassandra distribution today. The biggest new feature in DataStax Enterprise 2.0 is the integration of Solr on top of the Cassandra stack. Since Cloudant announced Cloudant Search...»

Old Meets New When RingCentral Brings Fax To Box, Dropbox, Google Docs

Matt Weinberger | March 21st

Cloud-hosted Internet telephony provider RingCentral is bringing an old technology into the modern IT landscape with the introduction of CloudFax, promoted as the first-ever fully cloud-integrated fax solution - which may be akin to developing a new,...»

ScaleXtreme Bringing Cloud Automation to iOS

Maria Deutscher | March 21st

ScaleXtreme is a maker of server automation software that has been very busy with R&D over the past few months. The  latest update from the company addresses the mobile and general BYOD trends many...»