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Real-world devops failures -- and how to avoid them

How to avoid big data analytics failures

Follow these six best practices to blow past the competition, generate new revenue sources, and better serve customers

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Data is eating the software that is eating the world

The data-driven machine learning algorithms that power AI will not only upend programming, but lower the barriers to AI itself

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Apache Spark 2.2 gets streaming, R language boosts

The latest additions to Apache's all-in-one in-memory processing framework simplify stream processing and flesh out support for the R language

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NoSQL, no problem: Why MySQL is still king

You'd think the advent of 'webscale' NoSQL databases would have consigned MySQL to history. But you'd be very wrong

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Aggregating with Apache Spark

Get an overview of threadless, multithreaded, and distributed aggregation using the Streams API, Java threads, and MapReduce, then see for yourself what Spark's cluster computing engine brings to the equation

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NoSQL grudge match: MongoDB vs. Couchbase Server

Which document database? From ease of installation and backup flexibility to index design and query capabilities, a few key differences point the way

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It's time to dump Moore's Law to advance computing, researcher says

Dumping Moore's Law is perhaps the best thing that could happen to computers, as it'll hasten the move away from an aging architecture holding back hardware innovation.

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MIT-Stanford project uses LLVM to break big data bottlenecks

Written in Rust, Weld can provide orders-of-magnitude speedups to Spark and TensorFlow

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Machine learning proves its worth to business

AI on the verge: Early adopters reap business benefits, as machine learning nears the mainstream

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Review: MongoDB learns cool new tricks

With useful graph search capabilities and important stability improvements, MongoDB 3.4 is a no-brainer upgrade

InfoWorld Technology of the Year 2017

InfoWorld's 2017 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld editors and reviewers pick the year's best hardware, software, development tools, and cloud services

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Want to be a software developer? Time to learn AI and data science

Data science skills will become more important for coding as software is 'trained' via AI

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Attackers start wiping data from CouchDB and Hadoop databases

Researchers are reporting data wiping attacks hitting openly accessible Hadoop and CouchDB deployments.

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Apache Beam unifies batch and streaming for big data

Beam offers a high-level API and programming paradigm for streaming and batch systems

Predictions for the Future of Programming

11 predictions for the future of programming

Our coding crystal ball offers clues about the kinds of turns your programming career will take in the years ahead

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IBM: Next 5 years AI, IoT and nanotech will literally change the way we see the world

IBM offers its annual, eye-opening predictions for how technology will transform everyday life in the next five years

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Exposed MongoDB installs being erased, held for ransom

A nonprofit dedicated to making the internet safer is urging administrators to check their MongoDB installations

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Data breaches through wearables put target squarely on IoT in 2017

Security needs to be baked into IoT devices for there to be any chance of halting a DDoS attack, according to security experts.

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