CIOs like big data, just not in the cloud
Although cloud providers like Amazon are linking big data with the public cloud, enterprises rightfully don't see it that way -- not yet.
David Linthicum, May 2013
Big movies, big data: Netflix embraces NoSQL in the cloud
With billions of reads and writes daily, Netflix relies on NoSQL database Cassandra to replace a legacy Oracle deployment.
Andrew Lampitt , May 2013
Under the hood of Pivotal One, where cloud dev meets big data
Flush with cash from GE, startup Pivotal unveils ambitious PaaS offering aimed at fulfilling 'Internet of things' dream.
Ted Samson, April 2013
Open your data to the world
Not having an API is becoming like not having a website, but the interface has got to be easy for outside developers to work with.
Neil Savage, April 2013
Data migration is hard to do
Manual data inspection, test runs, debugging, and forward thinking are all part of a day's work in data munging (yes, that's a technical term). But the results are worth it.
Paul Venezia, April 2013
Finding gems in big data archives
Big data needn't be fast-moving to be sexy. Archives tend to be the largest data stores, and among the most valuable.
James Kobielus, April 2013
Shopzilla buys into big data for inventory management
How VoltDB handles terabytes of daily updates, with up to 100,000 database writes per second, for Shopzilla's online comparison-shopping service.
Andrew Lampitt, April 2013
How to teach a Java EE app new NoSQL tricks
To some, Antonio Goncalves's modernized Java EE Pet Shop application serves as a demo for Java EE done right. Porting Pet Shop to NoSQL (via Couchbase 2.0) turned up both strengths and weaknesses of Java enterprise programming.
Andrew C. Oliver, March 2013
NoSQL showdown: MongoDB vs. Couchbase
Two leading open source NoSQL datastores, MongoDB and Couchbase Server, are compared. Which one offers richer querying, indexing options, and ease of use?
Rick Grehan, March 2013
DHS shifting to cloud, agile development to boost homeland security
Along with its transition to agile, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is establishing infrastructure to support cloud services, platform-as-a-service, and software-as-a-service.
Patrick Thibodeau, March 2013
Smile, you're on Google Glass, whether you like it or not
Google Glass's style points are debatable, but one thing's for sure: Data collection and user privacy will never be the same.
Caroline Craig, March 2013
Why Netflix is embracing Python over Java
From boosting resilience to improving security to managing Cassandra clusters, Netflix engineers embrace the freedom to choose the best language for the job. In many cases it's Python.
Ted Samson, March 2013
The developer's checklist to prepare for the cloud
It's only a matter of time before you move your enterprise to the cloud. Start preparing now with 12 tips that will smooth the migration and help you avoid cloud vendor lock-in.
Andrew C. Oliver, March 2013
Intel releases Hadoop distribution primed for its own chips
Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop integrates open source components with Intel's proprietary deployment and tuning tools.
James Niccolai, February 2013
Amazon's Redshift for big data analytics -- the pros and cons
The cloud-based big data analytics database service is now available in limited release; here's what you should know.
David Linthicum, February 2013