Cloud adoption has been on the rise for some time, but most of the migration has been in the form of moving applications to the cloud. Only recently has the cloud become a viable option for data warehousing. According to a recent poll conducted by InformationWeek, cloud-based data warehousing is experiencing the largest increase in adoption of any other category of information management. In 2014, adoption of data warehousing rose from 24 percent to 34 percent, and is expected to continue this hearty increase through this year. Continue Reading
Ready to join the growing ranks of businesses (including a number of Fortune 500 companies) that are utilizing the power of Hadoop for big data analysis? Then you’ll want to be able to pick the right Hadoop vendor. There are a lot of companies out there promising the moon and stars, and many can truly deliver an enormous ROI on big data innovations. However, the right vendor for your applications isn’t necessarily the right one for another business. Unfortunately, with the growing demand for big data analytics, there are also some newcomers out there that can’t deliver what they promise. Here’s your guide to selecting the perfect vendor for your Hadoop plans. Continue Reading
Last year, Windows operating systems were hit with an unprecedented number of malware attacks. Conversely, Linux systems were hit with only a couple of major malware attacks. This is more than Linux users are used to, but far, far less than Windows users face regularly.
Additionally, Microsoft seems to be phasing out some of its most popular, reliable products (like Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Office 2003) while simultaneously introducing products that aren’t being well received by users (Windows 8).
Together, these two issues are causing more people (both personal users and businesses) to consider Linux as an alternative. Is Linux right for you? Take a look at the advantages, disadvantages, and what switching from Windows to Linux involves. Continue Reading
Looking for a great new career path? Big data might be your ticket to success. The supply of big data scientists and related professions is low, while demand is soaring. This means that companies from promising upstarts to Fortune 500 companies are paying top dollar for big data skills and expertise. Here are the opportunities that big data holds for the aspiring professional, along with were and how you can work, and the skills you need to land this dream job. Continue Reading
The year 2014 saw almost a 26 percent gain in cloud computing over 2013. The market ended at a worth of $76.1 billion in 2013, growing to $95.8 billion in 2014. This year stands to bring almost the same gain, slated to rise by over 23 percent to a worth of $118 billion. If the trend continues, the cloud computing market will close out the year 2018 at a worth of over $200 billion. Adoption rates in the UK are expected to reach 90 percent this year. What is driving cloud adoption growth for 2015? Continue Reading