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GE Power taps IoT to reduce coal power plant emissions

Through Internet of Things analytics and optimisation, GE says coal-fired steam power plants can reduce fuel consumption by 67,000 tons of coal per year, while maintaining the same megawatt output.

Written by Thor Olavsrud15 June 16 02:56

Splice Machine releases dual-engine RDBMS to open source

The startup hopes to dramatically increase adoption of its dual-engine relational database management system, powered by Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark, by making the technology open source.

Written by Thor Olavsrud15 June 16 23:26

MapR shows off enterprise-grade Spark distribution

With companies increasingly turning to Apache Spark to build their data pipelines and analytical applications, MapR Technologies has released an Apache Spark distribution that packages the complete Spark stack, patented features from the MapR Platform and key open source projects that complement Spark.

Written by Thor Olavsrud08 June 16 02:46

Microsoft brings advanced security management to Office 365

Microsoft aims to give IT more visibility and control into Office 365 environments with advanced security features that leverage behavioral analytics and machine learning for threat detection.

Written by Thor Olavsrud02 June 16 03:25

How to craft a security awareness program that works

Organizations struggle with making security awareness training programs that work. One expert says that's because we treat security awareness training as an event rather than a continuous program of education that adapts to the risks employees face.

Written by Thor Olavsrud01 June 16 03:59

Financial services firms struggling with ecommunications

In its sixth annual survey of electronic communications compliance, compliance and ediscovery specialist Smarsh reports that financial services firms are struggling to retain and supervise the growing volume and variety of ecommunications.

Written by Thor Olavsrud28 May 16 02:19

IT wants (but struggles) to operationalize big data

Big data leaders at large companies are bullish on the capabilities of big data analytics, but are struggling to break down data silos and make data accessible.

Written by Thor Olavsrud27 May 16 02:39

Big data and analytics spending to hit $187 billion

In its new "Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide," research firm IDC forecasts revenues in the market will increase more than 50 percent over its five-year forecast period.

Written by Thor Olavsrud25 May 16 01:09

Security training programs don't do enough to mitigate insider risk

The threats posed by negligent insiders top many security professionals' lists of security concerns, but even many organizations that have data protection and privacy training programs aren't getting through to their employees.

Written by Thor Olavsrud24 May 16 07:17

Open Data Platform Initiative looks to ease fears

In an effort to address concerns that the ODPi is a vendor organization designed to exert undue influence on Apache Hadoop ecosystem projects, the Linux Foundation organization announced a gold sponsorship of the ASF.

Written by Thor Olavsrud13 May 16 08:22

5 key requirements of successful big data projects

In her keynote presentation at Apache: Big Data North America, Amy Gaskins, a data scientist with more than a decade of experience, shared five key requirements that can make or break big data projects.

Written by Thor Olavsrud10 May 16 23:01

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