Bring Google scale to your datacentre

One of the pleasures of being a giant data processing company is the scale it gives for buying and creating new technologies. Service and content providers like Google, Twitter and others have found

Published on: August 18th, 2014 Howard Solomon

SUSE updates OpenStack distribution

SUSE LLC has released Cloud 4,  the latest version of its OpenStack distribution for building Infrastructure as a Service private clouds. Based on the Icehouse OpenStack release, it includes full support for the

Published on: August 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

HP gets closer to Hortonworks

Hewlett-Packard Co. has deepened its partnership with Hadoop distribution maker Hortonworks by investing US$50 million in the startup, for which it gets a seat on the board. The deal not only brings HP

Published on: July 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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