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.

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Hadoop Platform, Apps Represent $1 Trillion Opportunity

Hadoop Platform, Apps Represent $1 Trillion Opportunity

Hadoop will evolve into an invisible foundational data infrastructure technology this year, says Cloudera Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer Mike Olson. Now's the time to focus on building applications on top of the platform, he says....

Hortonworks Boosts Support for Enterprise Needs in HDP 2.2

Hortonworks Boosts Support for Enterprise Needs in HDP 2.2

The latest version of the Hortonworks Data Platform distribution of Hadoop adds numerous features with a special focus on enterprise requirements around governance, security and operations.

MapR Makes Its NoSQL Database Freely Available in Community Edition

MapR Makes Its NoSQL Database Freely Available in Community Edition

The in-Hadoop NoSQL database is now available for unlimited production use as part of the free MapR Community Edition of Hadoop.

GE Says Industrial Internet Is Here

GE Says Industrial Internet Is Here

GE will open up its Predix operating system for the industrial Internet in an effort to help companies of any size and in any industry create applications for the industrial Internet.

IBM Watson HQ Opens for Business in New York's Silicon Alley

The 12-story IBM Watson Global Headquarters will open its doors in the heart of New York City's Silicon Alley tomorrow morning in an effort to attract talented students and entrepreneurs.

Local virtual desktops may be the (old) new thing in BYOD

Local virtual desktops may be the (old) new thing in BYOD

For IT organizations seeking to take a more employee-centric stance by employing a Bring Your Own PC (BYOPC) program, client hosted desktop virtualization may be what the doctor ordered.

CBS Interactive CIO Says Shadow IT Is an Opportunity

CBS Interactive CIO Says Shadow IT Is an Opportunity

By looking at the shadow IT that lines-of-business deploy and asking business leaders how it improves their business, IT organizations can gain a better understanding of what they can bring to the table to help the business succeed.

Intel Encourages Women to Pursue Cloud Training

Intel Encourages Women to Pursue Cloud Training

Aiming to make cloud computing and DevOps training more accessible to women, Intel is sponsoring the IC3 Cloud Scholars program.

Windows Server 2003 End of Support Looms

Windows Server 2003 End of Support Looms

IT organizations must begin putting in place their migration plans now or risk major disruptions in 2015.

10 Ways Big Data Is Changing the Business of Sports

10 Ways Big Data Is Changing the Business of Sports

Advances in capturing, storing and analyzing data are revolutionizing every aspect of sports, from training to broadcasting to fan engagement. Here are just a few examples of the ways big data is changing sports.

MapR Aims to Take SQL-on-Hadoop to Next Level

MapR Aims to Take SQL-on-Hadoop to Next Level

Seeking to eliminate the need to manage schemas and perform time-consuming ETL tasks on incoming data before exploring it, MapR is adding the Apache Drill distributed ANSI SQL query engine to its Hadoop distribution.

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