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Big Data: Concurrent CEO Suggests a Pragmatic View for Data Projects in 2015

By Dick Weisinger

Where will the Big Data industry be going in 2015? Gary Nakamura, CEO of Concurrent, has published his list of predictions about the direction that Big Data will take. This is the second year in a row that Nakamura has

Networking: Wi-Fi Speeds to go into Acceleration as 802.11ac Standard Rolls Out

By Dick Weisinger

IEEE 802.11ac is a wireless networking standard which is positioned to succeed the 802.11n standard used by today’s home and office wireless routers over the last five years.  The new standard has been under development since 2011 and was officially

Data Centers: Atlas, a Unified Foundation for Developing, Deploying and Maintaining Applications

By Dick Weisinger

HashiCorp, the business behind open source products like Vagrant, Consul and Terraform, announced today the launch of their first commercial product, Atlas.  Atlas unifies all the steps of the application development workflow, starting with development, to the deployment and maintenance

Cloud Computing: Data Center Traffic to Triple in Five Years

By Dick Weisinger

Over the next five years, global data center IP traffic is expected to triple, based on the Global Cloud Index report from Cisco Systems, reaching 8.6 zetabytes (ZB or a trillion gigabytes) per year.  An Infographic illustrating Cisco’s findings is

NoSQL Databases: Niche Tools Slowly Taking Their Place in the Enterprise

By Dick Weisinger

NoSQL databases store and retrieve data using techniques other keeping data in structured tabular format like that used in traditional relational databases.  Compared to relational databases, NoSQL databases are often simpler in design, can scale more flexibly, and enable very