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The autonomous vehicle has methodically evolved to the point where it is accepted as a near-term technology.

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Memory management can be challenge enough on traditional data sets, but when big data enters the picture, things can slow way, way down. A new programming language announced by MIT this week aims to remedy that problem, and so far it's been found to deliver fourfold speed boosts on common algorithms. The principle of locality is what governs memory management in most computer chips today, meaning that if a program needs a chunk of data stored at some memory location, it's generally assumed to need the neighboring chunks as well. In big data, however, that's not always the case. Instead, programs often must act on just a few data items scattered across huge data sets.

Memory management can be challenge enough on traditional data sets, but when big data enters the picture, things can slow way, way down. A new programming language announced by MIT this week aims to remedy that problem, and so far it's been found to deliver fourfold speed boosts on common algorithms. The principle of locality is what governs memory management in most computer chips today, meaning that if a program needs a chunk of data stored at some memory location, it's generally assumed to need the neighboring chunks as well. In big data, however, that's not always the case. Instead, programs often must act on just a few data items scattered across huge data sets.

Enterprise app stores provide a single "shopping experience" for employees and support both a BYOD model and a self-service IT model.

In the interest of advancing DevOps adoption, multiple vendors across the category need to work more closely together.

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Enterprise Productivity and Integration of Apache NiFi, Kafka and Storm, together with Ambari and Ranger We are pleased to announce that Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF™) Version 2.0 is now generally available for download! As part of a Open and Connected Data Platforms offering from Hortonworks, HDF 2.0 provides a new level of enterprise integration for data…

Most businesses are no strangers to using video as a means to maintain good security, but that's only the tip of the iceberg in the benefits a good video system can provide. With advances in big data analytics and automated technologies, many organizations are starting to take advantage of video analytics.

We're seeing a huge move toward consumers buying products on a subscription basis. It used to be just electricity, phone lines and magazines, but now everything from underwear to razors, auto usage and software can be bought by subscription.

What are some challenges retailers face as they develop omnichannel strategies to compete against the customer-experience expectations set by Amazon?

Memory management can be challenge enough on traditional data sets, but when big data enters the picture, things can slow way, way down. A new programming language announced by MIT this week aims to remedy that problem, and so far it's been found to deliver fourfold speed boosts on common algorithms.

Every company wants to guarantee uptime and positive experiences for its customers. Behind the scenes, in increasingly complex IT environments, this means giving operations teams greater visibility into their systems — stretching the window of insight from hours or days to months and even multiple years. After all, how can IT leaders drive effective operations today if they don't have the full-scale visibility needed to align IT metrics with business results?

Gmail service for users of the Google for Work cloud-based productivity suite has been down for over 12 hours on Wednesday, apparently affecting users in a number of countries including the U.S. Google first acknowledged the problem on its Apps Status Dashboard at 8:16 a.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, stating that it is investigating reports of an issue with Gmail.

Survey of 200 executives indicates most manufacturers plan to increase investments in data analytics over next year — even while delaying other technology investments




For investors, deciding whether to invest money into renewable-energy projects can be difficult. The issue is volatility: Wind-powered energy production, for instance, changes annually — and even weekly or daily — which creates uncertainty and investment risks. With limited options to accurately quantify that volatility, today's investors tend to act conservatively. An MIT spinout, EverVest, has built a data-analytics platform whose goal is to give investors rapid, accurate cash-flow models and financial risk analyses for renewable-energy projects. Recently acquired by asset-management firm Ultra Capital, EverVest's platform could help boost investments in sustainable-infrastructure projects, including wind and solar power.

We introduce d2o, a Python module for cluster-distributed multi-dimensional numerical arrays. It acts as a layer of abstraction between the algorithm code and the data-distribution logic. The main goal is to …

The autonomous vehicle has methodically evolved to the point where it is accepted as a near-term technology.

Memory management can be challenge enough on traditional data sets, but when big data enters the picture, things can slow way, way down. A new programming language announced by MIT this week aims to remedy that problem, and so far it's been found to deliver fourfold speed boosts on common algorithms. The principle of locality is what governs memory management in most computer chips today, meaning that if a program needs a chunk of data stored at some memory location, it's generally assumed to need the neighboring chunks as well. In big data, however, that's not always the case. Instead, programs often must act on just a few data items scattered across huge data sets.

Enterprise app stores provide a single "shopping experience" for employees and support both a BYOD model and a self-service IT model.

In the interest of advancing DevOps adoption, multiple vendors across the category need to work more closely together.

AWS, or Amazon Web Services, is the premier cloud computing platform that services companies worldwide. Master this in-demand platform, and you're certain to command a hefty paycheck.

Aerohive Networks announces what it describes as the first software-defined LAN spanning both wired and wireless networking environments.

Teradata makes a number of announcements about its databases.

With several major players emerging as mega-cloud vendors, the distinctions between IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS have blurred. Here's a primer on the various offerings, based on the latest Forrester Wave report.

Aruba, a division of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, announced software today that's designed to help companies speed up secure integration of mobile devices and Internet of Things objects into their networks. Called Aruba Mobile First Platform, the software is based on application programming interfaces (APIs) for use by third-party developers and developer teams inside companies to help them boost automation with IoT devices and allow mobile workers to be more efficient. Mobile First is built on Aruba OS 8.0, the company's new operating system, which is deployed as a virtual machine on a server appliance. Also, Aruba announced enhancements to its existing Aruba ClearPass software for Mobile First to make it easier for IT security teams to integrate cloud-hosted services into ClearPass. This means customers can more easily build software workflows for Enterprise Mobility Management packages.




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