Thor Olavsrud

Senior Writer

Thor Olavsrud covers IT security, big data, open source technology, Microsoft tools and servers for CIO.com. He resides in New York.

IBM service will use Watson to unlock data insights from video

Bringing AI to enterprise integration

Bringing AI to enterprise integration

SnapLogic's new Iris technology uses artificial intelligence to power an enterprise integration assistant designed to help business users, analysts and developers connect data, applications and processes.

MongoDB database as a service offering goes global

MongoDB database as a service offering goes global

MongoDB's Atlas database as a service offering is now available in 14 Amazon Web services regions, giving users around the globe the capability to co-locate the operational database service near the applications it powers.

Databricks lays production data pipelines

Databricks lays production data pipelines

The new Databricks for Data Engineering edition of the Apache Spark-based cloud platform is optimized for combining SQL, structured streaming, ETL and machine learning workloads running on Spark.

How IoT helps insurers mitigate the risks of climate change

How IoT helps insurers mitigate the risks of climate change

The internet of things offers insurers a chance to collect better data and create new business models to engage consumers -- and reduce risks.

Why Google BigQuery excels at BI on big data concurrency

Why Google BigQuery excels at BI on big data concurrency

Should you use Hadoop for your big data business intelligence needs? BigQuery? What's the difference between on-premises Hadoop, in-cloud Hadoop and a serverless model like Google BigQuery's? A new benchmark from AtScale seeks to help...

10 steps for creating a single view of your business

10 steps for creating a single view of your business

Many data-driven enterprises are seeking a single view of their customer data, which is often siloed and fragmented. MongoDB has developed a 10-step methodology to help you cut through the data management complexity to create that...

New Hortonworks release focuses on SQL and EDW

New Hortonworks release focuses on SQL and EDW

With the release of its HDP 2.6 Hadoop distribution, Hortonworks seeks to help you boost the performance of SQL interactive queries and optimize their existing enterprise data warehouse investments.

Can the IoT transform loading operations?

Can the IoT transform loading operations?

Zebra Technologies' SmartPack Trailer is designed to use the internet of things (IoT) to give public and private freight and parcel carriers real-time operational visibility into the efficiency of loading trailers, load quality, staff...

Jethro automates data engineering tasks for BI on Hadoop

Jethro automates data engineering tasks for BI on Hadoop

By automating costly and time-consuming data engineering tasks associated with business intelligence on Hadoop, Jethro aims to accelerate BI queries.

9 biggest information security threats through 2019

9 biggest information security threats through 2019

Each year, the Information Security Forum, a nonprofit association that researches and analyzes security and risk management issues, releases its 'Threat Horizon' report to provide a forward-looking view of the biggest security...

Adobe takes aim at customer experience, partners with Microsoft

Adobe takes aim at customer experience, partners with Microsoft

With its new Experience Cloud offering, Adobe seeks to help enterprises optimize customer experiences. And working with Microsoft and other partners, it will create a standard semantic data model to make it easier to customize apps,...

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