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How Google makes the most of flash storage in its data centers

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Fusion-io<p>While flash can offer seriously fast storage performance in comparison with hard disks, it’s still more …

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 …

The worst cloud outages of 2013 (so far)

Warning: Stormy skies ahead<p>Cloud computing provides plenty of perks for both businesses and casual users, but while cloud servers may live in fluffy …

EU and Japan gun for 100Gbps fiber optic internet speeds via new research projects

The European Commission and Japan have just announced a series of research projects to help speed up replacement of their soon-to-be-antiquated internet backbones. One of them, the STRAUSS project, will be shooting for 100Gbps fiber optic speeds -- a whopping 5,000-fold gain over current Euro data …

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 …

3D printable Drone It Yourself kit turns mundane objects into flying machines (video)

These days, drones are all the rage. Now, you can make your own with this handy Drone It Yourself kit from designer Jasper van Loenen. Droneifying (it's a word now) your belongings is a relatively straightforward procedure; all you need is a 3D printer and the ability to follow simple instructions. …

Does A $347 3-D Printer Mean The Future Is Here? Or Just Paper-Thin Progress?

Now on Kickstarter, the Buccaneer is designed for easy at-home use, costs less than an iPhone–and just might make or break our collective dream of technology.<p>The magic words, or magic number-plus-letter, of our technological fantasies to date are: 3-D. The 3-D printer is this year’s collective …