Stories by Joab Jackson

DataTorrent tackles complexity of Hadoop data ingestion

While the buzz around big data analysis is at a peak, there is less discussion about how to get the necessary data into the systems in the first place, which can involve the cumbersome task of setting up and maintaining a number of data processing pipelines.

By Joab Jackson | 31 July, 2015 02:12

Tags: DataTorrent, applications, data mining, software, Data management

IBM aims new IoT community site at developers

Hoping to rally the worldwide development community around the Internet of Things and drive business to its cloud services as well, IBM has launched a community space for programmers to write software to connect remote devices to back-end cloud systems.

By Joab Jackson | 30 July, 2015 07:10

Tags: IBM, Internet of Things, Managed Services, cloud computing, internet

After Windows 8 debacle, OEMs wax rhapsodic over Windows 10

After trying the patience of both consumers and the enterprise alike with Windows 8, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are hoping Windows 10 will reinvigorate the market for PCs, laptops and all-in-one devices.

By Joab Jackson | 30 July, 2015 00:22

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Google: Lock up your Compute Engine data with your own encryption keys

Google will now let enterprise customers of one of its Cloud Platform services lock up their data with their own encryption keys, in case they're concerned about the company snooping on their corporate information.

By Joab Jackson | 29 July, 2015 02:42

Tags: Google, security, pki

Amazon takes on MySQL with Aurora

After nine months of testing, Amazon Web Services is now offering its Aurora database as a full commercial service, positioning it as a high-performance alternative to the widely used open source MySQL database.

By Joab Jackson | 28 July, 2015 15:05

Tags: amazon, cloud computing, internet, Infrastructure services

IBM launches its data warehouse service into the Cloud

Jumping into an increasingly competitive market, IBM has launched a cloud-based data warehouse service, which the company says offers a way for enterprises to analyze their operations while bypassing most of the headaches that come with running such a system in-house.

By Joab Jackson | 27 July, 2015 23:04

Tags: IBM, Managed Services, cloud computing, internet, Software as a service

Amazon posts a profit as AWS sales nearly double

Cloud services continue to grow by leaps and bounds for

By Joab Jackson | 24 July, 2015 07:49

Tags: business issues, amazon, e-commerce, financial results, cloud computing, internet

Blackberry delves deeper into security with AtHoc purchase

BlackBerry continues to shift its focus from selling mobile phones to securing them -- as well as other portable devices, and increasingly connected items that are part of the Internet of things.

By Joab Jackson | 24 July, 2015 06:11

Tags: Blackberry, security

IBM moves open source business software to the cloud

IBM has set up a new code repository that aims to foster collaborative development of enterprise open source software -- and it may also drum up interest in its own Bluemix platform services.

By Joab Jackson | 23 July, 2015 02:54

Tags: open source, IBM, software

Five arrested in JPMorgan US hacking case

U.S law enforcement officials have arrested five individuals who reportedly were involved in the high-profile 2014 computer hacking of JPMorgan.

By Joab Jackson | 22 July, 2015 08:43

Tags: Criminal, U.S. Department of Justice, security, legal, JPMorgan

Google releases a cloud manager ready for the enterprise

Now enterprise administrators can catch a bit of the magic that Google seemingly uses to smoothly run large Web scale applications. The company has released a production-ready version its Kubernetes software that manages virtual containers.

By Joab Jackson | 22 July, 2015 00:51

Tags: application virtualization, virtualization, Google

New industry group to bring web-scale tech to the enterprise

Some of the biggest names in IT and online services have banded together to standardize the way applications are run in the cloud.

By Joab Jackson | 21 July, 2015 23:03

Tags: application virtualization, virtualization, Google, linux foundation

Microsoft Visual Studio understands a world beyond Windows

Once devoted chiefly to developing desktop and server Windows applications, the Microsoft Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) is increasingly resembling a Swiss Army Knife, able to support myriad computing platforms, languages and runtime environments.

By Joab Jackson | 21 July, 2015 02:15

Tags: Development tools, application development, Microsoft, software

CoolaData offers behavorial analytics as a cloud service

Want to harness the power of business intelligence but don't have a six-figure budget to build a data warehouse? Why not try a cloud service instead?

By Joab Jackson | 17 July, 2015 06:07

Tags: cloud computing, Cooladata, internet, Software as a service

WPC 2015: Microsoft rallies partners around Cloud, mobile, Windows 10

Following what has become a tradition for Microsoft's Worldwide Partners Conference, chief operating officer Kevin Turner did some old-fashioned fiery preaching in his closing keynote, this year condemning cloud-service competitors like Google for not respecting customers' privacy as they chase profits.

By Joab Jackson | 16 July, 2015 05:17

Tags: Microsoft, cloud computing, internet, Infrastructure services

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