IDG Contributor Network: The future is cloudy, with a chance of success

I would have titled this post, “How to be a rainmaker in the cloud,” except the term rainmaker often refers to the selling process, which is already succeeding, and that success is a key contributing factor to why so many cloud initiatives are all wet. If nothing else, the popularity of cloud services has made… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: The future is cloudy, with a chance of success

Real-time data processing with data streaming: new tools for a new era

Today, there are many data sources—such at IoT devices, user interaction events from mobile applications, financial service transactions, and health monitoring systems—that broadcast critical information in real time. Developers working with these data sources need to think about the architecture to capture real time streaming data at varying scales and complexities. To read this article in… Continue reading Real-time data processing with data streaming: new tools for a new era

Bossies 2018: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

Remember Snort? Or Asterisk? Or Jaspersoft or Zimbra? Heck, you might still be using them. All of these open source champions—InfoWorld Best of Open Source Software Award winners 10 years ago—are still going strong. And why not? They’re still perfectly useful. Ten years ago these tools were among the best answers to pressing needs in… Continue reading Bossies 2018: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

The best open source software for data storage and analytics

The best open source software for data storage and analytics Image by IDG Nothing is bigger these days than data, data, data. We have more data than ever before, and we have more ways to store and analyze it—SQL databases, NoSQL databases, distributed OLTP databases, distributed OLAP platforms, distributed hybrid OLTP/OLAP platforms. Our 2018 Bossie… Continue reading The best open source software for data storage and analytics

What is a data lake? Flexible big data management explained

If you are tuned in to the latest technology concepts around big data, you’ve likely heard the term “data lake.” The image conjures up a large reservoir of water—and that’s what a data lake is, in concept: a reservoir. Only it’s for data. Data lake defined A data lake holds a vast amount of raw,… Continue reading What is a data lake? Flexible big data management explained

Matei Zaharia, creator of the Apache Spark project, on the big data framework | True Technologist Ep 2

In this episode of True Technologist, host Eric Knorr talks with Matei Zaharia, chief technologist at Databricks and an assistant professor of computer science at Stanford, about the Apache Spark and Apache Mesos projects from InfoWorld Big Data https://ift.tt/2NuSyOo via IFTTT

Why there are no shortcuts to machine learning

Big data remains a game for the 1 percent. Or the 15 percent, as new O’Reilly survey data suggests. According to the survey, most enterprises (85 percent) still haven’t cracked the code on AI and machine learning. A mere 15 percent “sophisticated” enterprises have been running models in production for more than five years. Importantly,… Continue reading Why there are no shortcuts to machine learning