Making it look easy: Big Data culture infiltrates GE | #BigDataNYC

Cheryl Knight | October 17th

  Through innovation and collaboration, General Electric Co. made its transformation to a culture of Big Data look easy. The company’s Global Research team operates under the mission of computing analytics to provide guidance and zero unplanned downtime. “We have...»

Exclusive video: Equal pay is a moral issue for FirstRain CEO Penny Herscher

Collen Kriel | October 17th

[caption id="attachment_197284" align="alignright" width="274"] Penny Herscher, CEO FirstRain[/caption] It has been a busy two weeks for FirstRain Inc. President and CEO, Penny Herscher, with back-to-back events, the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing and Dreamforce, demanding her attention....»

Docker beefs up security in nod to enterprise developers

Maria Deutscher | October 17th

Docker Inc. is rolling out a new version of its namesake container engine that brings security to the fore for the first time since the project hit the scene a year and a half ago. Perhaps...»

Hortonworks to go public in early 2015, predicts analyst | #BigDataNYC

Alina Popescu | October 17th

Hortonworks Inc. has a big chance of winning the race to an initial public offering (IPO) amongst top players in world of Hadoop and Big Data. Jeff Kelly, Principal Research Analyst at Wikibon predicted the company will go...»

Hortonworks adds object storage and spiffier query language to Hadoop

Maria Deutscher | October 17th

Hot on the heels of Cloudera Inc. upgrading its version of the batch processing framework, rival Hortonworks Inc. is following suite with a new version of its own distribution that focuses on many of the...»

Full specs on iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

Mellisa Tolentino | October 17th

Apple Inc. has released new versions of its popular products this week, and despite the not-so-splashy announcements, at least the iPhone maker had fun with the launch event. In today's era of leaked images and real-time information dissemination, the shroud...»

Bitstamp issues final notice for users to verify accounts

Mellisa Tolentino | October 17th

Bitstamp Ltd. has issued a final warning for its users to get themselves verified, warning that failure to do so will result in their funds being seized and their accounts being terminated. Bitstamp’s ...»

Rackspace serves up Hadoop on bare-metal cloud platform

Mike Wheatley | October 17th

Rackspace Inc., burst into the Strata + Hadoop World conference yesterday with a unique solution to a Big Data problem an announcement that could massively impact Big Data. It's just ...»

Huawei & Accenture announce private cloud enterprise push

Mike Wheatley | October 17th

China's Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., has formed a strategic alliance with Accenture Plc.., to develop better cloud services for telecommunications firms and the enterprise. Though the ink is still drying on their pact, the two...»

Apple event highlight: the iPad Air 2

Collen Kriel | October 17th

The biggest news to come out of the October 16 Apple Inc. event, held at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino California, was the launch of the new iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 is light and thin at just...»