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Big data: necessary but insufficient for analytics

Blog  As the big data market matures, the focus shifts from the new data itself to its use in concert with traditional operational business data. For the business analyst, big data can be very seductive. It exists in enormous quantities. It contains an extensive and expanding record of every interaction ...

Last updated: Jul 17, 2014   7:12 AM GMT  |  Blog: Now...Business unIntelligence   |      Analytics, Hadoop
Cross-device cross-platform incompatibility incongruence

Blog  There is now, it seems, a cross-device compatibility imperative rising. We know this of course. Windows 8 is very much positioned as a 'desktop, to tablet, to mobile handset' cross-device operating system and Apple's iOS has (arguably) already been in this space for some time already. Carrying thi...

Last updated: Nov 8, 2012   11:40 AM GMT  |  Blog: Open Source Insider   |      Uncategorized
Media Management Workflow: the world of plugins and format standards

Blog  Animation workflow. I teach an introductory 3D animation course at my university. The primary application we use is Autodesk Maya, the gold standard of 3D modeling and animation applications. Maya is a vast application that can take many years to learn and that requires a lot of skill to use effe...

Last updated: Jan 25, 2010   7:09 PM GMT  |  Blog: Buzz’s Blog: On Web 3.0 and the Semantic Web
Hadoop Database for Big Data - Part II

Blog  Hadoop Database for Big Data - Part II HBase HBase uses a data model similar to that of Google's Bigtable. Data is logically organized into tables, rows and columns. A data row has a sortable row key and an arbitrary number of columns. The tables are stored sparsely so that the rows in the same tabl...

Last updated: Dec 1, 2010   5:29 AM GMT  |  Blog: Enterprise IT Consultant Views on Technologies and Trends
Worth Considering: Paul Thurrott Praises the Win8 Desktop

Blog  There's a terrific piece over on Paul Thurrott's Supersite for Windows that posted yesterday, entitled "In Praise of the Windows 8 Desktop." In that story, he calls out all the new features on the old-fashioned but still extremely usable desktop in Windows 8 that deliver new or vastly improved funct...

Last updated: Mar 20, 2013   6:50 PM GMT  |  Blog: Windows Enterprise Desktop
The problems with machine learning, Databricks MLflow to the rescue?

Blog  Databricks announced a new open source project called MLflow for open source machine learning at the Spark Summit this month. The company exists to focus on cloud-based big data processing using the open source Apache Spark cluster computing framework. The companys chief technologist Matei Zaha...

Last updated: Jun 14, 2018   10:28 AM GMT  |  Blog: Open Source Insider
10 Important Container Areas to Watch

Blog   [1] Docker's "Batteries Included But Removable" Strategy -Before there was Docker, there was dotCloud. dotCloud was a PaaS company. Eventually they decided to separate out the technology that made setting up containers easy, and Docker was born. But that team knows how to integrate all the other...

Last updated: Dec 12, 2015   4:51 PM GMT  |  Blog: From Silos to Services: Cloud Computing for the Enterprise   |      AppDynamics, AWS, Azure
MS Exam 70-620 TS: Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client

Blog  In digging up the info on this, the first in my series of four MCTS and MCITP Vista-related exams that I'll be covering over the next week or so, I discovered that Microsoft has finally changed the format for its exam pages. I've been tuning into these documents since the late 1990s and it's nice t...

Last updated: Nov 7, 2008   8:55 PM GMT  |  Blog: Windows Enterprise Desktop   |      HTTP
WDC strives to become 'next great storage' company

Blog  Since its 2012 acquisition of hard disk drive rival HGST, Western Digital Corp. has bought more storage companies than any other vendor. Some of the deals were whoppers, such as the $19 billion SanDisk acquisition and the $4.8 billion payout for HGST. Those deals helped WDC expand its core hard dis...

Last updated: Jun 28, 2018   7:44 PM GMT  |  Blog: Storage Soup   |      western digital
Strategies for Speeding Spreadsheets

Blog  By guest contributor: Yoav Ezer NOTE: This post provides an example spreadsheet: accelerating-excel.xlsm. Due to concern for your system's security,macro enabled spreadsheets cannot be stored in this blog. So to accomodate security and free exchange of ideas,we loaded the spreadsheet as a te...

Last updated: Aug 31, 2010   3:16 PM GMT  |  Blog: Beyond Excel: VBA and Database Manipulation
Tableau 10 ups data visualisation developer-centricity

Blog  Data visualisation company Tableau Software has officially announced Tableau 10. Not just a presentation layer technology (as it would appear to the untrained eye) the company has a serious set of messages for software application development professionals who want to get hold of analytical tools fo...

Last updated: Jul 29, 2016   11:36 AM GMT  |  Blog: CW Developer Network
20 milestones at the Apache Software Foundation

Blog  Not at all a question of parts unknown, more a case of parts where some are better known than others. The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)s Jim Jagielski and Sally Khudairi have detailed 20 major milestones that exist under the auspicious auspices of the ASF today. Without detailing every proje...

Last updated: Mar 27, 2019   7:38 AM GMT  |  Blog: Open Source Insider
Backup Lessons Learned From the VFEmail.net Hack

Blog  Note to self: When youre doing your backups, make sure you have them on a different place than your production network. Thats a lesson learned the hard way by VFEmail.net, a worldwide email service provider, which recently lost not only its subscribers email messages, but also all its back...

Last updated: Feb 19, 2019   3:54 PM GMT  |  Blog: Yottabytes: Storage and Disaster Recovery   |      backups, Hacking, privacy
Container Frameworks - Tools, Products or Solutions?

Blog  Earlier, I covered some of the basics of the container technologies that are quickly evolving .within web-scale clouds and will eventually be migrating into Enterprise and Mid-Market data centers. Once you begin to understand the basics and have played with the technology, you'll probably start aski...

Last updated: Feb 28, 2015   3:34 PM GMT  |  Blog: From Silos to Services: Cloud Computing for the Enterprise   |      DevOps, Docker, Linux
Breaking In a New Tablet/Ultrabook: Dell XPS12

Blog  Im working with some staff at Dell, and with a loaner XPS12 convertible tablet/ultrabook running Windows 8, to explore ways to boost the usability and productivity gains (both personal and professional) that access to such nice gear can deliver. The XPS12 is compact, and the screen flips inside...

Last updated: May 17, 2013   3:52 PM GMT  |  Blog: Windows Enterprise Desktop
Exporting VB6 data to PDF using SQL select query from MS Access

Answer  Hi my name is vishal. I think I have a problem in exporting VB6 data to PDF using SQL select query (join query from multiple tables). I have a form in which when user selects a GRNno from combobox and then press button with caption: Generate it should generate a PDF report regarding GRNno. Given bel...

Last updated: Feb 5, 2014   7:03 AM GMT   |    Microsoft Access, SQL Select, Visual Basic 6
Book Review: CISSP Video Mentor by Shon Harris

Blog  Shon Harris is a well known author of information security training materials. She is the owner and president of Logical Security. I recently had the opportunity to go through her CISSP Video Mentor course presented by Pearson Learning. This product can be found on Amazon for a price of $53.55 at th...

Last updated: Mar 21, 2010   4:42 PM GMT  |  Blog: IT Trenches
file format or extension invalid

Answer  after using Excel 2007 for several months with no problem, I had to reformat and reload windows xp professional. then I installed Excel 2007 and now I can't open the xlsx files created by Excel 2007. I get the error in the above title box. Any help will be welcomed. Gervis.

Last updated: Dec 29, 2008   3:50 AM GMT   |    Excel 2007, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office
Proxmox PVE offers VM mash-up for the virtualization market

Blog  The mashup market is for more than just those out there making rich-media web apps. They've taken the concept of the mashup to the virtualization market. The resulting product is a mash-up of two virtualization platforms, OpenVZ and KVM, which Proxmox has combined into a delightful new offering that...

Last updated: Aug 25, 2008   3:09 PM GMT  |  Blog: The Virtualization Room
Going native on Google Chromebooks

Blog  Wheres my desktop gone?Thats the obvious immediate first reaction for any Google Chromebook user. We road tested a Lenovo Chromebook 11 500e (Robo 360) and an HP Chromebook x360 11 G1 EE (Snappy) to go native on the Chromebook experience and assess the upsides and downsides of life in...

Last updated: Apr 19, 2019   8:47 AM GMT  |  Blog: Inspect-a-Gadget
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