A blog discussing a variety of topics related to data warehousing, business intelligence, big data, database technology and data virtualization, written by Rick van der Lans.
Integrating applications deployed in traditional enterprises or data centers with those in the cloud is a common headache enterprise architects face. Red Hat recently released OpenShift Enterprise 2.2 and new cloud services, JBoss Fuse for xPaaS (integration) and JBoss A-MQ for xPaaS (messaging) to …READ MORE
LAS VEGAS – zEnterprise (z196) may be doing well with its core audience according to Gartner Research VP Mike Chuba, but reaction to the platform at Gartner was shaky, and the BladeCenter Extension flat-out negative.
Chuba mentioned that IBM projects a strong Q4 on z196 sales, but an instant po…READ MORE
An electronic resume is a plain text (ASCII), PDF or HTML document that provides an employer with information regarding a job candidate’s professional experience, education, and job qualifications and is meant to be read by a computer program instead of by a human…READ MORE
On the eve of the release of PCI DSS 3.0, SearchSecurity spoke with Bob Russo, SSC general manager, and Troy Leach, SSC chief technology officer, about the most important changes in the new version of the standard that debuts Nov. 7, 2013. Russo and Leach also offer their perspective on the most imp…READ MORE
Not a spam filter or any other server/client based tool but a simple temp email address generator that can help you keeping the real mailbox clean of spam!
Check MeltMail and see how in a simple click you can create a temp email address that you can use for “note really important” things….READ MORE
If you are in the market for a bargain on a new book to consume your idle time, Amazon has a new service that might help you out. Amazon launched Kindle Countdown Deals today, which allows publishers to offer Kindle-exclusive titles with limited-time promotional pricing.
With the Kindle Count…READ MORE
If you have dreams of developing executive dashboards in Excel, you need this add-in.
Add double click drilldown to PivotCharts
Drilldown Results Management
Use just one worksheet for all drilldown requests to end drilldown clutter
Embedded Chart Expand/Res…READ MORE
Here at ITKE we’re trying to enrich your experience and create even more relevant discussions. Therefore, I’m moving my posts over to the Security Corner blog for a bit to see if the additional posts and fun stuff that’s coming in from Ken Harthun make you smile.
Find both of us over there for …READ MORE
Almost 3.5 years ago, I started writing this blog and today represents my last post. At the time, I wanted to explore the cloud-mobile connection, and I still believe to this day, that while each can exist on its own, they work so much better together. That much hasn’t changed since I wrote my first…READ MORE
Understanding “Managed Services” from multiple perspectives
More and more organizations are realizing that while “IT” forms the backbone, they should focus on their strong area – namely the business and leave IT in the hands of the IT service providers. This approach of “IT Services” trend is ena…READ MORE
Firebrand Training is delighted to announce the second winner of the Free Training for Life (FTFL) competition. A prize estimated to be worth over £1 million*.
Starting today, Mario Henkel will gain access to a lifetime’s worth of free training courses and exams from Firebrand. He’ll be able t…READ MORE
When it comes to great crime thrillers set in colocation facilities, it’s tough to find one better than Michael Connelly’s “The Scarecrow.” It’s also difficult to find one that’s worse, mostly because no other books come to mind.
It’s fair to say fiction writers have neglected the c…READ MORE
Planning – The first thing to consider in the development cycle. One must think of what system to make and the importance of it as to function within the organization based on the business strategies, the needs of the system, the possible information to consider.
Analysis – We breakdown those i…READ MORE
In this podcast, we talk with Simon Crosby, CTO of Bromium, about VMware’s support for containers and dig into how EVO:RAIL fits into the hyper-converged market….READ MORE
A former Red Hat executive has apparently taken the reins of Google Cloud Platform, in a move that could signal a bigger embrace of the open-source community by the cloud provider.
Brian Stevens, former Red Hat CTO, has reportedly been hired by Google as the vice president of cloud platforms. Ste…READ MORE
T-Mobile filed a lawsuit last week against Huawei alleging that Huawei employees stole parts and software from a smartphone testing robot named “Tappy.”
In the lawsuit, T-Mobile alleges that between 2012 and 2013, Huawei violated several confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements by stealing T…READ MORE
The best way to learn about Cisco networking is to have your own lab. However, that is hard to do (costly, takes up space, and time-consuming). The best way to do this is to have a virtual Cisco lab using GNS3. This is easy to do with proper instruction. Fortunately, Train Signal Training recently p…READ MORE
Holy market consolidation, Batman!
We’ve known for a while that the volume of cloud provider mergers and acquisitions (M&As) has been growing at a decent clip, but I was still surprised to see them come so fast and furious this week from three big providers. The reported deal values weren’t j…READ MORE
The editors at TechTarget have been hard at work organizing our schedule for VMworld 2010 in San Francisco, which is just around the corner.
We put together a short video on what you can expect. Enjoy!
Two big reasons the Kindle Fire will be a runaway success: Amazon’s marketing and market muscle.
According to the online retailer, Black Friday 2011 was the best ever for Kindle device sales (which include its line of eReaders); Amazon sold four times as many Kindles as it did last year. While Am…READ MORE