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  • bit rot

    Bit rot is the slow deterioration in the performance and integrity of data stored on storage media. It is also known by the names bit decay, data rot, data decay and silent corruption.

  • Big data vendors should stop dissing data warehouse systems

    Wayne Eckerson examines the roles of data warehouses and big data systems in analytical environments -- and says he's tired of data warehouse bashing.

  • Software architecture: Five things every developer should know

    Learn five things every developer should know about software architecture for present-day technologies.

  • Laws leave gray area between big data and privacy

    Laws on data collection and use remain foggy, leaving businesses to feel their way through big data and privacy laws.

  • What Project Sonar means for enterprise network security

    Can Project Sonar, an Internet-scanning project, benefit enterprise network security? Expert Brad Casey discusses.

  • Security-related information sharing boosts corporate data protection

    Former eBay CISO David Cullinane discusses why new threats make security-related information sharing an integral part of corporate data protection.

  • Not much Exadata training necessary for experienced DBAs, says expert

    A database consultant says using Exadata is relatively easy for IT shops already managing Oracle Database. But some new DBA skills may be required.

  • Direct Connect (AWS Direct Connect)

    Direct Connect is a network service that allows an enterprise customer to establish a dedicated network connection between one of Amazon's Direct Connect locations and the customer's data center or...

  • BI and analytics tools top list of planned 2014 software initiatives

    TechTarget's IT Priorities Survey shows that business intelligence, analytics and data warehousing projects are the top software priority this year.

  • Alexa Web Information Service (AWIS)

    Alexa Web Information Service (AWIS) is a subscription-based service that makes it possible for developers to access Alexa Web traffic data for inclusion in their XML-based websites and applications.

  • CloudWatch

    Amazon CloudWatch is a component of Amazon Web Services (AWS) that provides monitoring for AWS resources and the customer applications running on the Amazon infrastructure.

  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk is a cloud deployment and provisioning service that automates the process of getting applications set up on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure.

  • AWS Management Console

    The AWS Management Console is a browser-based graphical user interface (GUI) for Amazon Web Services (AWS).

  • Make your hybrid cloud transparent: Virtual switches, other cool tools

    Cloud visibility is a major challenge. Luckily, there are options for creating observation posts in hybrid infrastructures. Here are some to consider.

  • Blackberry Secure Work Space

    BlackBerry Secure Work Space is an option for BlackBerrry Enterprise Service (BES) 10 that allows administrators to secure and manage non-BlackBerry devices through the BES management console.

  • Get comfortable designing cloud apps in Red Hat OpenShift

    OpenShift will make cloud developers using Git and Jenkins feel right at home. But for others, there are a few things to know.

  • Skytap

    Skytap is a software company that makes applications for cloud automation and virtual machine (VM) management, development and testing.

  • Google Compute Engine

    Google Compute Engine is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering that allows clients to run workloads on Google's infrastructure.

  • AWS SDK for .NET

    The AWS SDK for .NET is a collection of developer tools for the creation of .NET-based applications running on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure.

  • 4-D printing (four-dimensional printing)

    4-D printing is additive manufacturing that prints objects capable of transformation and, in some cases, self-assembly.