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The Hardware Facebook Invented Is Radically Changing The $150 Billion Enterprise Market

About two and half years ago, it launched the Open Compute Project (OCP) to create "open source" data center hardware. That means hardware vendors like HP, Dell and Cisco, who basically own the $150 billion data center hardware market, no longer control the product designs. Customers like Facebook …

James Bond

Top 5 Fall Honeymoon Destinations

Choosing a destination for your honeymoon can prove nearly as challenging a task as finding "the one." And since honeymoons are supposed to be …

Buenos Aires

How Facebook stands to gain by sharing its trade secrets

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Machine Perception

How your company can start using data: Think small and internal first

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Anna Gordon/GigaOM<p>A company doesn’t necessarily need a fully fledged data science team and expensive tools to start …

MemSQL adds NoSQL support to its in-memory database

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / z0w<p>MemSQL, the analytic database startup from former Facebook engineers Eric Frenkiel and Nikita …

Google’s BigQuery Introduces Streaming Inserts And Time-Based Queries For Real-Time Analytics

Google today announced a major update to BigQuery, its cloud-based service for analyzing large amounts of data using SQL, making it more suited to analyzing real-time data. Starting today, BigQuery users will be able to stream events into their databases row-by-row with the help of a new API …

Download this Snowball Debt Calculator and Plan to Get Out of Debt

If you're struggling with paying down credit cards or loans, the "Snowball Method" gives you a way to pay down each debt, then roll what you would …

Personal Finance

Why Every Organization Needs A Standard Response Time Policy

How quickly do you respond to incoming customer questions? As fast as you should? What about social media responses? Or online customer complaints?<p>When it comes to answering complaints on social media, I spoke last week about the wisdom of setting a standard window of time for response, such as …

Tools for building a real time analytics platform

Recently I did a bit of research on tools that are often mentioned in articles about 'big data' and real time analytics. Through this article I hope …

How Facebook threatens HP, Cisco, and more with its “vanity free” servers | Ars Technica

Ars tours Facebook's DIY-hardware lab to learn why it embraces open source hardware.<p>MENLO PARK, CA—Building 17 of Facebook's headquarters sits on …

A Look at Hadoop’s Future with MapR’s John Schroeder

What began as the data management brainchild and initial project from the likes of Google and Yahoo has turned into the data management catalyst for …

How to build a business around data in 7 easy steps, explained with food

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / wavebreakmedia<p>Food and data, it turns out, have a lot in common. Eating a meal is easy, and so is …

Introducing… Tez: Accelerating processing of data stored in HDFS

MapReduce has served us well. For years it has been THE processing engine for Hadoop and has been the backbone upon which a huge amount of value has …

What Steve Jobs Taught Me After I Said “No” To Him

James Green, CEO of the search retargeting company Magnetic, was once hired by Jobs as a VP at Pixar Animation Studios. And, curiously, it was while working for one of his biggest business heroes that Green learned what not to do when leading a company.<p>I worked for Steve Jobs at Pixar Animation …

Animation

Facebook unveils Presto engine for querying 250 PB data warehouse

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Jordan Novet<p>At a conference for developers at Facebook (s fb) headquarters on Thursday, engineers working for the …