Need OLAP on Hadoop? Here’s two solutions

Canadian organizations are increasingly looking at the open source Hadoop platform for processing large data sets across clusters of commodity servers. For analyzing big data with no pressing time demands for results it

Published on: July 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon

New B.C. student information systems in controversy

When the British Columbia government announced a multi-million dollar 12-year contract with Fujitsu Consulting (Canada) Inc. last November to develop a new student records system, it was celebrated as a win for school

Published on: June 12th, 2014 Howard Solomon

The ten skills to look for when you hire for the cloud

The cloud computing steamroller continues to roll along. As part of its 2014 IT forecast, TEKsystems surveyed around 900 Canadian and U.S. IT managers at organizations of varying size and found that 59

Published on: June 4th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

OpenSSL and other open projects to get money for security audits

One of the problems with some open source software is there sometimes aren't enough volunteer developers to comb through code to ensure there are no holes. That appears to have been the problem that

Published on: May 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Oracle releases MySQL Fabric web database utility

As the cloud and Big Data continue to take over enterprise computing, the challenges to database management are keeping pace. In particular, administrators are expected to deliver high levels of database availability and

Published on: May 28th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Red Hat debuts OpenShift 2.1 for enterprise app development

Line-of-business managers aren't notoriously sympathetic to application developers when they're waiting for new application services to support their operations. That's why those developers are always looking for ways to automate as much as

Published on: May 15th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Government agencies still vulnerable to Heartbleed

The Heartbleed OpenSSL bug just refuses to die. Now it looks as if the measures many web sites, including some belonging to Canadian provincial and federal governments, may still be at risk despite

Published on: May 12th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Cloudera co-founder sounds off

Enterprises are increasingly looking at taking advantage of the open source Hadoop framework to store and process big data projects. With several distributions to chose from, including ones from Hortonworks Inc., MapR Technologies, EMC and

Published on: May 11th, 2014 Howard Solomon

AMD shows off new “Seattle” server processor

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) highlighted its new ARM-based server chip, codenamed Seattle, this week as it laid out the company's "ambidextrous computing" roadmap and its forthcoming Project Skybridge design environment. It was the

Published on: May 7th, 2014 Andrew Brooks