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Cloudera's Mike Olson: Hadoop vs. Closed Source Is Not a Fair Fight

For many database practitioners, Hadoop is turning the tables on the relational database model. The rise of Big Data is driving what some see as a much-needed change in the platforms that process the massive infusions of aggregated raw data. Take for example, Cloudera founder and Chief Strategy Officer Mike...

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Cloud Contracts Vague on Security; More Transparency Needed

Cloud contracts contain vague terms and weak promises that ultimately affect satisfaction among users, according to the research firm.

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Docker: A 'Shipping Container' for Linux Code

Not so very long ago, shipping goods over long distances was a very different matter than it is today. Numerous types of products were often jumbled together in a single vessel, sometimes with untoward consequences. It was the invention of the intermodal shipping container back in the 1950s that relieved a considerable amount of shipper and carrier pain, of course. For Linux developers, there's open source Docker.

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Two Tech Pundits Weigh in on OpenStack's Cloud Stature

A couple of tech industry heavyweights have just made some interesting comments about the OpenStack cloud computing platform, which happens to be backed by a large cadre of, well, industry heavyweights. Former Microsoftie and noted tech blogger Robert Scoble put up a Google+ post saying that OpenStack would be sidetracked by any attempt to build in API compatibility with Amazon Web Services (AWS).  Meanwhile, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger said that his company's strategy is to "support OpenStack" despite the fact that the platform is "immature." 

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Mazda Selects RackSpace - A Customer Profile

Mazda North American Operations CIO explains why RackSpace was chosen as cloud services provider.

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