Stories by Joab Jackson

Apache promotes Sqoop as Top Level Project

As more organizations deploy Hadoop to analyze vast reams of information, they may find they need to transfer large amounts of data between Hadoop and their existing databases, data warehouses and other data stores. Now the volunteer developers behin...

IBM to develop telescope data analysis system

IBM is developing new data management and analysis technologies for what will be the world's largest radio telescope. The Square Kilometre Array (SKA), due to become operational in 2024, will produce so much data that even tomorrow's off-the-shelf co...

Puppet Enterprise gets a data library

Puppet Labs has added a data library to the enterprise version of its open-source IT automation software, allowing administrators to more easily reuse operational data in their own scripts and programs.

Google working on advanced Web engineering

Google is working on a number of advanced programming technologies to ease complex Web application development, a Google engineer revealed at a conference for software developers.

Microsoft adds Git support to CodePlex repository

Responding to user demand, Microsoft now allows projects using its CodePlex open source code repository to use the increasingly popular Git version-control system built by Linux creator Linus Torvalds.

IBM: Puzzles provide clues to better analysis

Today's large-scale data analysis may be a high-tech undertaking, but smart data scientists can improve their craft by observing how simple low-tech picture puzzles are solved, said an IBM scientist at the GigaOm conference.

No unified stack soon for big data

Despite the growing interest in big data platforms, it may be some time before organizations will be able to deploy a standardized big data software stack, concluded a panel of speakers Wednesday during a virtual panel hosted by GigaOm.

The big promise of big data

For Twitter, making sense of its mountains of user data was big enough of a problem that it purchased another company just to help get the job done.

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