Posts by Kevin Fogarty:

As Cloud Computing Grows, Security Experts Cite Data Risks to Manage

by   |   March 18, 2013   |   Leave a comment

As more companies try to cut costs and increase capacity using cloud-based storage and compute services, the need for data management and related security measures to house and analyze permanent or temporary data stores represents a key challenge. Read More…

Dice Launches Analytics Service for IT Jobs Recruiters, Aggregates Millions of Social Media Profiles

by   |   February 4, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Dice, a leading tech-industry job site, has unveiled a new service that gathers, sifts and analyzes millions of personal profiles to help recruiters identify candidates for hard-to-fill IT jobs. While the OpenWeb service promises to make online background searches of job seekers more efficient, it also raises privacy questions. Read More…

Microsoft’s Big Data Plans: Hadoop Links via SQL Server to SharePoint, Excel and Other Applications

by   |   November 29, 2012   |   Leave a comment

Driven by demand from customers wanting to sift unstructured textual data from social networks, machine-to-machine (M2M) data from server logs and other non-standard data sources, Microsoft has spent more than two years trying to add big-data storage and analytic capabilities to the company’s existing database products. Read More…

Ted Kummert, corporate VP of Microsoft's Business Platform division

Microsoft Commits to Hadoop, Supercharges SQL Server

by   |   November 9, 2012   |   Leave a comment

The announcement last month that Microsoft would support and promote an ISV’s version of the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) was more than just an effort to get the leading big-data management framework onto Windows. It was an acknowledgement that Read More…