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To ensure that blockchain is truly enterprise-ready for different verticals and different applications with different rules, more security and compliance issues must be firmly addressed, says IBM's Donna Dillenberger.

Getting Blockchain Technology Enterprise-Ready

Editor's Note: This article is paid for by IBM as a Diamond-level sponsor of LinuxCon North America, held Aug. 22-24, 2016, and was written by Linux.com. Blockchain technology first burst onto the scene as the underpinning of Bitcoin digital currency. Since then, open source distributed ledger...
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VMworld 2016: VMware Pushes Hybrid Cloud and SDDC with New Cross-Cloud Architecture

VMware is launching a new Cross-Cloud architecture geared toward improving software-defined data center (SDDC) and hybrid cloud deployments, the company announced on Monday at the 2016 VMworld conference in Las Vegas, NV. According to VMware documents, the new architecture could extend the company'...
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Carriers Going All-In: How NFV And SDN Will Evolve The Telecom Industry

Service providers have historically relied on dedicated hardware to deliver their cloud-based functions. But software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are freeing up carriers to use virtualized appliances or less expensive hardware to deliver the same services. As...
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On Complexity in Big Data

In February of this year, I published the article, Is my developer team ready for big data?, with a figure representing the subjective complexity of mobile, cloud, big data, and NoSQL technologies... My editor for that article, Marie Beaugureau, pushed back on the figure—and rightly so. What’s the...
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Exascale Computing – What are the Goals and the Baseline?

In this video from the 4th Annual MVAPICH User Group, Thomas Schulthess from CSCS presents: Exascale Computing – What are the Goals and the Baseline? “Implementation of exascale computing will be different in that application performance is supposed to play a central role in determining the system...
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“The data is the most important asset that we have,” said Seshu Adunuthula, eBay’s head of analytics infrastructure, during a keynote at Apache Big Data in Vancouver.

How eBay Uses Apache Software to Reach Its Big Data Goals

eBay’s ecommerce platform creates a huge amount of data. It has more than 800 million active listings, with 8.8 million new listings each week. There are 162 million active buyers, and 25 million sellers. “The data is the most important asset that we have,” said Seshu Adunuthula, eBay’s head of...
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SMS Two-Factor Authentication Is No Longer Enough

With the near-constant occurrence of highly organized and complex cybercrime attacks, effective digital authentication has never been more challenging. Businesses must verify who they’re transacting with by implementing additional security measures, but at the same time they need to minimize...
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The Cloud Security Alliance Publishes Its Best Practices for Big Data Security

Big Data is a boon for businesses worldwide, but the benefits come at a cost. The more data companies store, the more vulnerable they are to potential security breaches. And data breaches can be enormously expensive when they occur. IBM’s 2016 Cost of Data Breach report found that the average...
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Docker Usage Rises, But High Portability Pointless for Most

Docker containers are a powerful and popular development option in the cloud. But, while many IT teams are turning to containers, few can fully take advantage of the technology. The adoption of Docker -- and containers in general -- within AWS environments continues to rapidly increase. However,...
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Containers Debunked: DevOps, Security and Why Containers Will Not Replace Virtual Machines

The tech industry is full of exciting trends that promise to change the face of the industry and business as we know it, but one that is gaining a huge amount of focus is containers. However, problems lie with the technology and threaten to root itself deep in the mythology about it, namely the...
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