Judge says the Java APIs could be considered software tools, not simply techniques to build software, which legally cannot be copyrighted.
Storage administrators and industry analysts well know that data stored outside a database accounts for the lion's share of all enterprise data. To complicate this, the creation of data has never been more distributed, and the velocity of data and files moving into storage is accelerating. Managing unstructured data is extremely important to reduce storage and compliance costs while minimizing corporate risk. This task has been painfully difficult due to the time, resources and overhead required to collect the immense volume of metadata and digest it into actionable business intelligence. The job isn’t going to get easier all by itself. Gartner analysts predict unstructured data will grow a whopping 800 percent over the next five years, and that 80 percent (or more) of that new data will also be unstructured. If enterprises don't have the right software to prepare for these forthcoming storage issues, they had better start planning to do something about it. In this slide show, eWEEK and new-gen automated storage provider DataGravity of Nashua, N.H., offer insight into the implications of the data explosion and how to manage massive amounts of unstructured data.
NEWS ANALYSIS: New revelations allege that the National Security Agency looks for dirt on online viewing habits to discredit radicals.
The Topps trading card company has selected MongoDB to power its digital trading card platform.
With the holiday season already here, retailers are looking for every advantage in the highly competitive consumer market. Big data and analytics are now transforming the retail sector and are becoming essential to business strategy. Especially during this year's holiday season, valuable insights into customer buying habits will allow retailers to remain competitive. Retailers now realize the transformative business value of their IT infrastructure, beyond basic day-to-day functions. Due to these greater mission-critical workloads, businesses are now calling for more reliable systems and have chosen a variety of solutions. This slide show looks into how IBM is assisting with the IT infrastructure solutions retailers are using around the world to support big data and analytics workloads, as well as increase business efficiency. Tomorrow's retailers need to provide their customers with new ways to interact and shop, while at the same time meeting the perennial challenges of the business: winning consumers while driving down costs. Big Blue also maintains the IBM Online Retail Index, part of the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark, which helps businesses compare their Website performance against others.
Infochimps uses Opscode's Enterprise Chef to empower its Cloud for Big Data platform.
WibiData's WibiEnterprise 3.0 helps enterprises develop and deploy big data applications.
Armed with big data and analytics, IBM enlists in the fight against cancer in developing nations by building a cancer registry.
Using public statements from Edward Snowden and NSA officials, digital-certificate firm Venafi pieces together a likely scenario for how the former contractor accessed classified documents.
New technology from Zettaset provides role-based access control and encryption for Hadoop big data platforms.
The upcoming "Knights Landing" chip will bring significant improvements in performance, memory and interconnect, Intel officials said.
Company officials say the new architecture will outperform traditional CPUs in searching and analyzing complex, unstructured data.
Nvidia's K40 GPU and AMD's new FirePro S10000 both will offer 12GB of memory, which is a key feature for HPC and big data workloads.
Amazon's re:Invent event this week in Las Vegas provided an opportunity for customers and partners as well as Amazon itself to showcase the latest and greatest in its cloud computing technologies. Amazon executives detailed a series of innovations for Amazon Web Services (AWS), including enhancements to existing services as well as new cloud services. Typically, Amazon and its partners have leveraged the cloud as a server consolidation and scalability play, but at re:Invent, the focus expanded to the desktop. The new Amazon WorkSpaces service brings Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to AWS to enable customers to run their desktops in the cloud. Although the cloud has been used for app delivery before, Amazon is now providing a focused product with the new AppStream service that aims to optimize the delivery of resource-intensive apps from the cloud. During his keynote, Amazon Chief Technology Officer Werner Vogels announced new AWS instances designed for resource- and I/O-intensive workloads. The largest of the new instances is the i2.8xlarge offering, which can provide 32 virtual CPUs and 244GB or RAM. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at 10 new and enhanced services announced at re:Invent.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Amazon Web Services' Kinesis real-time processing cloud service will support applications that analyze the huge volumes of data generated by the Internet of things.