Data lakes 101: Come on in the water’s fine

There is no denying that data is everywhere and there is a lot of it. Smartphones and other mobile devices are enabling companies to communicate directly with their customers and provide highly customized insights and services. Not only are the amounts of data increasing dramatically, but new types of data are being created at an… Continue reading Data lakes 101: Come on in the water’s fine

Red Hat covers cloud apps with OpenStack and Cloud Suite

With its two latest releases, Red Hat is making good on its previously stated plans to extend open source out of the data center and across the entire dev stack. Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8 and Red Hat Cloud Suite provide contrasting methodologies for building and delivering hybrid cloud apps on open source infrastructure. Cloud Suite,… Continue reading Red Hat covers cloud apps with OpenStack and Cloud Suite

9 new cloud features Amazon announced and 1 it didn’t

The AWS Summit in Chicago this week kicks off an international tour of dozens of Summits from New York to Tokyo this year, culminating with AWS re:Invent in December. At today’s conference Amazon Web Services GM of Product Strategy Matt Wood announced new features for the cloud platform. But one thing that was not officially… Continue reading 9 new cloud features Amazon announced and 1 it didn’t

Why machine learning is the new BI

Business intelligence has gone from static reports that tell you what happened, to interactive dashboards where you can drill into information to try and understand why it happened. New big data sources, including Internet of things (IoT) devices, are pushing businesses from those reactive analytics — whether you look back once a month to spot… Continue reading Why machine learning is the new BI

Making the case for in-house data centers

Outsourcing, cloud services and financial pressure are constant realities for IT leaders. Shared data centers and cloud service providers are often a good choice. If the organization’s IT demands are difficult to predict or highly variable, building additional data centers make little sense. Despite the cloud trend, managing internal data centers effectively remains an important… Continue reading Making the case for in-house data centers

New AWS service helps companies to move their apps to the cloud

A new Amazon cloud service announced Tuesday could help companies with legacy applications have an easier time taking the leap to the cloud.  Amazon Web Services General Manager Matt Wood announced the new Application Discovery Service, which will allow companies to easily analyze legacy applications running on their data centers. It will help companies start… Continue reading New AWS service helps companies to move their apps to the cloud

Cloud review: Amazon Microsoft Google IBM and Joyent

The message from the cloud has always been simple: Surrender your cares, IT managers, and we’ll handle everything. Forget about skinning your knuckles installing servers, double-checking diesel backups, or fretting about 1,000 or 10,000 things that could go wrong. Give us a credit card number and your data. We’ll do the rest. There are options… Continue reading Cloud review: Amazon Microsoft Google IBM and Joyent