The rise of big data has sparked demand for data scientists with expertise in statistics, technology and business who can extract value from big data flows.
Hadoop, software that allows for the distributed processing of large datasets, is considered a catalyst in the evolution of big data applications.
It's not one thing, but a mix of technologies that can let you make use of the exploding data generated by sensors, mobile devices and broadband. And it's in everyone's future.
DiscoverPoint, the GCN Lab's pick for the February Technology of the Month, is designed to point users to the most relevant information and subject-matter experts in the shared platform environment.
Federal, state and local IT leaders expect virtualization to double in the next four years, but legacy apps and funding remain hurdles, a MeritTalk survey finds.
Cleversafe debuts "dispersed storage" system capable of holding 10 exabytes of data, a scale required by new methods for analyzing big data streams.
DOD's Deputy CIO Robert Carey says military networks, including 900 data centers, need to be cut and allowed to share data to achieve true efficiency levels and interoperability.
Seven foreign citizens are indicted for stealing millions of dollars from the recording industry via Megaupload, which appears to have had the support of some of its most prominent entertainers.
Microsoft has outlined details of its first new major file system in nearly 20 years.
Wikipedia's dark pages show what a world with SOPA and PIPA would be like.
Attackers, whether criminals, industrial spies, hacktivists or nation-states, are highly motivated and will use blended threats delivered through a variety of channels.
The Maya didn't predict the end of the world, just the end of a calendar. And new technologies even give us reason to look forward to 2012.