, Senior Writer
Thor Olavsrud covers IT security, Big Data and open source technologies for CIO.com. He resides in New York.
Monday, April 7, 2014 - Law firm Holland & Knight already had a who's who of best-of-breed communications products deployed when the firm's IT team decided it needed to replace the tangled mess of PBX systems that provided voice lines at its many offices. It chose to jettison them all in favor of an infrastructure built on Microsoft Lync Server 2013.
Monday, April 7, 2014 - With Teradata QueryGrid, your data warehouse can now intelligently use the functionality of multiple, heterogeneous processing engines, including Hadoop.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - With the release of the Hortonworks Data Platform 2.1 version of its Hadoop distribution, Hortonworks is packing in new enterprise features, including data access, data governance, data management, security and operations.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - Pivotal unveils the Pivotal Big Data Suite, an all-you-can-eat software, support and maintenance platform that's designed to provide access to all the technologies required to build a business data lake with a single pricing metric.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - With the help of DigiWorksCorp, the Norman Rockwell Museum leveraged its transactional data and big data analytics to increase second-time purchasers by 150 percent and revenue by 49 percent.
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - Engineering teams from Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter have begun work on WebScaleSQL, an open source project designed to address the challenges of running MySQL at Web scale.
Friday, March 21, 2014 - Getting ready to pitch venture capitalists on your big data startup? Here's a hint: Don't call yourself a 'big data company' and don't pitch by analogy.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - The newest version of Microsoft's relational database management system touts in-memory transaction processing and hybrid deployment scenarios.
Friday, March 14, 2014 - The pressure is mounting for CIOs and other IT leaders to help the business enable new disruptive technologies like mobile, social, cloud and big data, but many CIOs are struggling to do so because maintaining and supporting legacy applications consumes the lion's share of the budget. Here are five recommendations for rationalizing your application portfolio.
Monday, March 10, 2014 - With the new VMware Horizon DaaS offering, IT organizations can deploy enterprise-class virtual desktops to a public cloud, private cloud or seamlessly mix the two with a hybrid cloud deployment.