Poised to bring billions of dollars in value to industries such as health
care, big data is a trend that's here to stay. Big data straddles the IT and
marketing sectors: Not only is it a technological problem — where to put
all of this data? — it is poised to deliver real, actionable boardroom
insights. While the big data trend has skyrocketed, many do not fully
comprehend how to manage data. Despite this uncertainty, there is a growing
consensus that big data is value. Organizations are beginning the
infrastructure investment in systems that enable the large-scale storage and
analysis of data.
The Proliferation of Big Data Through the Enterprise
Data sets too large to be effectively and fully captured, managed, stored
and analyzed using traditional infrastructures are referred to as big data.
Existing data storage systems are not equipped to analyze big data and ar... (more)
As infrastructure has grown and mainstream database vendors have tweaked the
cloud service model to apply to their own niche, cloud database technology
has become an increasingly possible alternative to on-premises
databases. Cloud database services offer many of the same benefits of other
cloud services: Reduced in-house maintenance and patching, increased free
time for IT staff and database administrators, and outsourced 24/7 data
management and recovery.
Background of Cloud Database Technology
Cloud databases operate similarly to other cloud offerings. The host owns the
Cloud this and cloud that are on the lips of every IT professional. Beyond
being an overhyped buzzword, cloud computing is a technology that’s
innovating the way that many businesses, from startups to enterprises, handle
their IT needs. Whether it’s specific applications or a complete
infrastructure, cloud technology continues to transform the IT landscape.
What is the public cloud?
Businesses have a few different cloud options to choose from: Public cloud
services are run through third-party providers, whereas the private cloud is
controlled directly by the business itself and di... (more)
A middle-of-the-road solution between dedicated servers and shared
hosting is a balance that makes a lot of sense for many businesses. Such
a service exists and is called a virtual private server (or VPS). VPS
offers webmasters a way to host their own server, but without the higher
costs and complexities of dedicated servers. Here's more about whether VPS
strikes the right balance for you.
What Is a VPS?
When a website uses shared hosting, it shares memory, hard drive space and
CPU cycles with other sites on the same server. If one site gets hacked,
there is a chance that other ... (more)
Bring Your Own Device policies have fascinated both the corporate world and
the tech world for some time now. Part of the allure is the added
productivity and the added ease of use for workers. But, that doesn't explain
why there are thousands of tech pieces on BYOD policies, failings and
warnings. The truth is, we're all fascinated by how it flawlessly bridges the
gap between home and work life.
BYOD first sprung up as Millennials demanded more flexibility, more control.
They wanted less of a barrier between work and home life, and working from
their iPads while watching Netfli... (more)