Features Index

Hadoop vs. Spark: The New Age of Big Data
By  Ken Hess | Features 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 | Features Article Published on February 04, 2016
Microsoft Azure and Google's cloud are growing quickly, yet both lag Amazon's AWS by significant margins.
LibreOffice Online Takes Another Step Forward
By Bruce Byfield | Features Article Published on February 03, 2016
A quiet announcement has more importance than you might think, offering the potential for major movement forward for LibreOffice.
Smartwatch Demand Will Push Wearables Sales up 18.4% in 2016: Gartner
By Pedro Hernandez | Features Article Published on February 02, 2016
With healthy gains in the smartwatch segment, the wearables market is on track for a couple of years of growth.
The Surprising Truth about Big Data
By James Maguire | Features 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 | Features 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 | Features 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.
Computers Are Learning To Tell Jokes
By Rob Enderle | Features Article Published on February 01, 2016
At IBM Connect, artificial intelligence is tackling the mystery of humor.
Could Linux Mint Replace Ubuntu?
By Matt Hartley | Features Article Published on February 01, 2016
Linux Mint has become a contender, though it’s not advisable for a Linux newcomer.
Amazon Web Service Continues to Grow Revenues
By Sean Michael Kerner | Features 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.
Huawei Rises to Challenge Apple and Samsung in Smartphones
By Pedro Hernandez | Features Article Published on January 28, 2016
The Chinese device maker ends 2015 on a high note, landing in the top three smartphone vendors alongside Apple and Samsung.
As Cloud Services Mature, Three Key Lessons Learned
By Larry Marion | Features 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.
The Linux Foundation and the Uneasy Alliance
By Bruce Byfield | Features Article Published on January 27, 2016
Linux works best when the community and corporations are working together.
Davos 2016 Recap: How the World Views Big Data
By Guest Author | Features 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.
SDN in the Enterprise: Issues and Challenges
By James Maguire | Features Article Published on January 25, 2016
Software defined networking is clearly a growing sector, yet its adoption is far from mainstream in the enterprise.
Facebook Announces Green, Open Compute Data Center in Ireland
By Pedro Hernandez | Features 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.
My Linux Story: The Big Switch
By Matt Hartley | Features Article Published on January 25, 2016
A longtime Linux expert talks about his early days with the open source operating system.
Are We Ready for the Internet of Things?
By Pedro Hernandez | Features 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 | Features Article Published on January 21, 2016
Enterprises will help the PC market reverse its slump as Windows 10 adoption picks up, according to Gartner.
Cyber Insecurity In 2016: We Are Not Ready
By Rob Enderle | Features Article Published on January 21, 2016
Tech security remains a very real worry as we head into the new year.