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Big Data Analytics and IoT: Glassbeam Harnesses Spark

By Dick Weisinger

Glassbeam announced today the integration of their Internet of Things (IoT) analytics platform called SCALAR with Apache Spark. Glassbeam is a five-year old machine data analytics company that has built a cloud-based analytics platform specifically designed for analyzing large amounts of

Container Technology/Flocker: Simplifying the Migration of Apps and Data Servers

By Dick Weisinger

Moving an application installed on one machine to another one has traditionally been a tedious task.  But ClusterHQ provides an elegant solution to the problem that they’re calling Flocker, and today they are announcing an update to that solution, release 0.3.

Microservices: A new Brand of SOA?

By Dick Weisinger

Breaking something big down into smaller easier-to-manage components is a best-practice design technique that applies to many disciplines, especially software engineering.  The idea’s not necessarily new, but it is at the heart of a design approach being promoted recently called

Big Data: Shifting the Competitive Landscape of Industries

By Dick Weisinger

GE and Accenture have recently teamed up in a strategic alliance to jointly address big data problems.  In October, a GE/Accenture released a survey of 250 executives investigating how their businesses are using big data and predictive analytics. Key findings

Technology: Gartner’s Top Strategic Technologies for 2015

By Dick Weisinger

At the Gartner Symposium in Orlando last month, Gartner once again identified the top list of technology predictions for the coming year. The table below shows the predictions Gartner made for going into 2015. On the left are the predictions