Bossie Awards 2017: The best databases and analytics tools

The best open source databases and data analytics tools Image by IDG We’ve watched a parade of NoSQL databases march through the Bossies the last few years. Well, SQL has had enough! Our 2017 winners include two examples of scale-out SQL databases, along with the usual gang of analytics-oriented projects from the Apache Software Foundation,… Continue reading Bossie Awards 2017: The best databases and analytics tools

IDG Contributor Network: The 80/20 data science dilemma

The emergence of cloud has led to an explosion of data that has left data scientists in high demand. A job that didn’t exist a decade ago has topped Glassdoor’s ranking of best roles in America for two years in a row, based on salary, job satisfaction, and number of job openings. It was even… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: The 80/20 data science dilemma

IDG Contributor Network: The 80/20 data science dilemma

The emergence of cloud has led to an explosion of data that has left data scientists in high demand. A job that didn’t exist a decade ago has topped Glassdoor’s ranking of best roles in America for two years in a row, based on salary, job satisfaction, and number of job openings. It was even… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: The 80/20 data science dilemma

Data storage in Azure: Everything you need to know

Choosing the right cloud storage option is never as straightforward as you think it might be. You end up having to juggle prices, for both saving and reading your data, for bandwidth, and even for the class of server that’s hosting your bits. And there are different storage technology options as well. The first question… Continue reading Data storage in Azure: Everything you need to know

Hybrid cloud? Private cloud? Public cloud? Multicloud? How to choose

My article “Don’t waste your time with a hybrid cloud” has gotten many people seeing red, and I can understand why. Many enterprise IT shops, and most enterprise technology companies, have pledged allegiance to the hybrid cloud model.  The intellectual dishonesty of cloud-architecture purists Their reasons are self-serving: Large enterprise software and hardware vendors have… Continue reading Hybrid cloud? Private cloud? Public cloud? Multicloud? How to choose

IDG Contributor Network: How to recognize (and avoid) ‘AI washing’

Artificial intelligence (AI) is permeating enterprise technology at a faster rate than ever before, yet it is still just the beginning of the adoption curve. From self-driving cars to intelligent assistants to cybersecurity to creating more personalized search results and recommendations, AI and its subsets, machine learning and deep-learning technology, are already making an impact… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: How to recognize (and avoid) ‘AI washing’

What is multicloud? The next step in cloud computing

We live in a world where we like to name things. In the case of cloud computing, the names revolve around patterns of use: public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud. Now there’s a new term, multicloud, for an emerging pattern of use for cloud computing. Terms and definitions “Multicloud” means using more than a… Continue reading What is multicloud? The next step in cloud computing