Data Center Index

Hadoop vs. Spark: The New Age of Big Data
By  Ken Hess | Data Center Article Published on February 05, 2016
In the question of Hadoop vs. Spark, the most accurate view is that designers intended Hadoop and Spark to work together on the same team.
Microsoft and Google Lead in Cloud Growth, AWS Rules Overall
By Pedro Hernandez | Data Center Article Published on February 04, 2016
Microsoft Azure and Google's cloud are growing quickly, yet both lag Amazon's AWS by significant margins.
The Surprising Truth about Big Data
By James Maguire | Data Center Article Published on February 02, 2016
Big Data has been billed as a miracle technology that offers super insight. How are businesses responding?
Azure Pricing: Navigating Microsoft's Azure Cloud
By David Needle | Data Center Article Published on February 01, 2016
Azure pricing can be complex. Azure cloud offers many advantages, yet companies migrating to the cloud can easily overspend without careful planning.
Chip Sales Essentially Flat in 2015
By Pedro Hernandez | Data Center Article Published on February 01, 2016
The semiconductor market dropped a slight 0.2 percent last year, but a modest rebound is expected in 2016.
Amazon Web Service Continues to Grow Revenues
By Sean Michael Kerner | Data Center Article Published on January 29, 2016
Amazon CFO disputes analyst claim that AWS revenue growth is slowing, as he tallies AWS's price reductions and new features.
As Cloud Services Mature, Three Key Lessons Learned
By Larry Marion | Data Center Article Published on January 27, 2016
Cloud and on-premises integration and unifying the user experience remain major challenges, yet IT and business clients are working better together.
Davos 2016 Recap: How the World Views Big Data
By Guest Author | Data Center Article Published on January 26, 2016
The CEO of a Silicon Valley-based Big Data startup reports on how the community of world leaders perceives the potential of Big Data.
Facebook Announces Green, Open Compute Data Center in Ireland
By Pedro Hernandez | Data Center Article Published on January 25, 2016
The social media giant is set to open its second data center in Europe with server tech from the Open Compute Project.
Are We Ready for the Internet of Things?
By Pedro Hernandez | Data Center Article Published on January 22, 2016
Few Internet of Things projects have made it past the deliberation and planning stages as enterprises wrestle with security, ROI and staffing concerns.
Businesses to Fuel PC Market Rebound in 2017: Forecast
By Pedro Hernandez | Data Center Article Published on January 21, 2016
Enterprises will help the PC market reverse its slump as Windows 10 adoption picks up, according to Gartner.
IBM 2015 Revenues Emphasize Strong Cloud Strategy
By Sean Michael Kerner | Data Center Article Published on January 20, 2016
Big Blue is in the process of a multi-year transformation to re-make itself for a new era of cloud and IT services.
Intel Launches 6th-Gen Core vPro to Spur Workplace Transformation
By Pedro Hernandez | Data Center Article Published on January 19, 2016
The new business PC chips not only allow for slimmer, more powerful devices, they make it tougher for hackers to steal sensitive information.
16 Open Source Big Data Databases
By Cynthia Harvey | Data Center Article Published on January 14, 2016
A look at some of the most interesting examples of open source Big Data databases in use today.
5 Open Source Big Data Analysis Platforms and Tools
By Cynthia Harvey | Data Center Article Published on January 14, 2016
A brief survey of some of the leading open source platforms that are gaining adoption in today's booming Big Data marketplace.
5 Open Source Big Data File Systems and Programming Languages
By Cynthia Harvey | Data Center Article Published on January 14, 2016
A roundup of open source file systems and programming languages that are the core of today's Big Data tool set in the enterprise.
5 Open Source Big Data Tools: Transfer and Aggregate
By Cynthia Harvey | Data Center Article Published on January 14, 2016
A survey of the heavy duty open source tools being used in the enterprise for Big Data transfer and aggregation.
7 Open Source Big Data Business Intelligence Tools
By Cynthia Harvey | Data Center Article Published on January 14, 2016
A lineup of open source business intelligence tools that are leading the way in today's Big Data market.
8 Open Source Big Data Mining Tools
By Cynthia Harvey | Data Center Article Published on January 14, 2016
A survey of the open source data mining tools gaining adoption in today's growing Big Data market.
PC Slump Continued Through 2015: Gartner
By Pedro Hernandez | Data Center Article Published on January 13, 2016
The 2015 holiday shopping season did little to reverse the multi-year decline in the PC market.