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Big Data applications are used for everything from targeting retail customers to bringing new pharmaceuticals to market more quickly. As their name suggests, they are built to acquire, sort and put to use vast sets of information, whether the data points are historical sales figures for a product, results of clinical trial simulations or details in an online dating profile. There are plenty of freely available tools out there for building Big Data applications, most notably Apache Hadoop, which supports distributed storage and processing using commodity hardware. Partnerships between companies like Intel - the chipmaker has worked on Big Data frameworks such as its Trusted Analytics Platform, available on Rackspace and Amazon Web Services - and Cloudera, a company that specializes in Hadoop, have also made it easier for organizations to build Hadoop applications in... (more)

DevOps and Test Automation | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

Test automation is arguably the most important innovation to the process of QA testing in software development. The ability to automate regression testing and other repetitive test cases can significantly reduce the overall production time for even the most complex solutions. As software continues to be developed for new platforms - including mobile devices and the diverse array of endpoints that will be created during the rise of the Internet of Things - automation integration will have a huge hand to play delivering reliable, multifunctional products that end users want and nee... (more)

Three Things About DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #APM #Microservices

There are few trends in enterprise IT receiving more attention in 2016 than DevOps. A combo of the words "development" and "operations," DevOps is a term that can mean a lot of different things depending on the context. Sometimes it refers to specific software or hardware tools, e.g., a DevOps automation platform for spinning up test labs or sandboxes - but more often it is used to describe a broad new approach to culture within an organization. Essentially, DevOps is conceived of as a way to break down the longstanding barriers between siloed development, operations and QA teams.... (more)

How Information Security Threats Have Evolved | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Security

Information security has become a critical priority for many businesses over the past decade, and for good reason. It seems like a new breach is exposed on nearly a daily basis, impacting another organization and its patrons. However, some companies believe that they're safe because they're either too small or too big to be affected by any of these cyberattacks. The truth is that groups of all sizes from Target to your local dentist are being hacked or having their data compromised, and it's causing a major upheaval in the security community. Businesses tend to also think that t... (more)

Are You Ready to Transition to Mobile and Cloud Technologies? | @CloudExpo #Cloud

In recent years, quality assurance teams have become accustomed to a variety of new technologies. It has been a big change for the many quality assurance analysts who came of age at a time when waterfall development methodologies and PC-centric applications were their front and center concerns. Now they have to adjust to the realities of cloud computing and the ever-expanding mobile device ecosystem. A lot of infrastructures, development platforms and applications are being shifted off-premises to public and private clouds, while the device mix at many enterprises is becoming more... (more)