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May 17, 2012  3:07 PM

Open source data integration from Aston Martin to the Large Hadron Collider

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Data integration, Messaging, Open source

Content and data is everything right? But device usage at the enterprise level necessitates real-time integration, or that data becomes less valuable and potentially even worthless if it exists in some standalone silo. Or so the theory goes at least... Inconsistencies, incongruencies...

September 27, 2011  3:08 PM

Google VP backs open database processing tools

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Analytics, Database, Google, Open data

News from Cambridge (the American one) this week details the (allegedly) "much-anticipated" Riak 1.0 open source database platform from Basho Technologies; so with our anticipation now thankfully quelled and satiated, perhaps we can look at why an OPEN database platform should be particularly...


June 28, 2011  2:54 PM

Dr. Seuss, Yahoo! and Apache Hadoop data intensive apps

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
data-intensive, Distributed applications, Hadoop, Open source, Yahoo

Writing on IT news website GigaOM, cloud and infrastructure journalist Derrick Harris has cited a source which has allowed him to confirm that Yahoo! will this week be spinning off a separate company focused on the development and commercialisation...


June 12, 2011  1:57 PM

“Cloud Coupling” [kuhp-ling] – noun: connecting one cloud to another

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, Data, data-intensive, Hadoop, Integration, social media

I'd like to coin a new industry term: "cloud coupling". This noun (and also a verb) describes the conjoining of two or more (generally large) data sets across various applications, cloud services and social media streams. So, "cloud coupling", say it with us now ☺ This term was...


March 2, 2011  1:04 PM

Death, taxes and open source software certainties

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Analytics, Android, Code, flaws, integrity, Memory

Open source software gets a lot of positive press. Along with death and taxes we can say that this is a fair certainty. But are there hidden and very blatant flaws that we should be looking out for and be aware of? The Coverity Scan 2010 Open Source Integrity Report was launched at the end of last...


December 10, 2010  7:44 AM

Kept alive by Power Point, Hadoop World 2010

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Distributed applications, Hadoop, Open source, Software development

As is unfortunately the case with some open source news, there's not enough corporate muscle behind it to raise general awareness. I have to confess that I missed news of Hadoop World in New York City back in October, but there is one saving grace when reviewing a conference post ante so-to-speak...


December 9, 2010  12:30 PM

Drinking data from a fire hose & still breathing

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Analytics, Cognos, Data, IBM, O'Reilly


More than one technology pundit has used the "drinking data from a fire hose" analogy to talk about the spiraling amounts of data that we are currently creating globally.

Indeed,


November 22, 2010  12:54 PM

Sex & Sizzle – ah, but only after Business Intelligence plumbing

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data, optimisation

Pentaho co-founder and CEO Richard Daley's recent


October 25, 2010  11:03 PM

Apache Hadoop powers IBM’s InfoSphere ‘BigInsights’ portfolio

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Apache, Hadoop, IBM, Open source

IBM has used part of its news announcement arsenal at this week's Information on Demand conference to showcase a technology preview of its InfoSphere BigInsights portfolio running on IBM's "commercial development & test cloud" environment. The company is reportedly launching the beta...


October 1, 2010  10:17 AM

Red Hat talks up virtualisation at VMworld Europe 2010, but so what?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, Data Management, Red Hat, Virtualisation

Red Hat says it will be using its sojourn at Copenhagen's VMworld Europe 2010 exhibition later this month to discuss the company's Enterprise Virtualization portfolio and Red Hat Cloud...


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