Hopper Brings Big-Data-as-a-Service to Online Travel Planning

Bert Latamore | June 28th

Fred Lalonde likes to get right to the point when talking about the impetus behind his Big Data start-up. “The problem we're trying to solve is it actually sucks to plan a trip,” says Lalonde, co-founder of Hopper, a...»


Why Google Needs Its Own Unique Kind of Cloud

Alex Williams | June 27th

[caption id="attachment_109893" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Google Glass live demo at Google I/O 2012"][/caption] At Google I/O today it became readily apparent why a specialized infrastructure is as much about extending into the enterprise market as it is...»


Google Now: Bringing Big Data to the Little People

Matt Weinberger | June 27th

Google co-founder Sergey Brin definitely stole the show at Google I/O today with a demo of Google Glass that involved skydiving, BMX ramping, and urban rappelling. But before that, the search giant showed off Google Now, a...»


VMWare Makes Its Move in the Big Data Market

Josette Rigsby | June 27th

VMware is making progress on its goal to become a player in the big data market. Back in February, Richard McDougall, Application Infrastructure CTO and Principal Engineer in the Office of the CTO, blogged...»


Microsoft Fined Over $1 Billion By EU

Mellisa Tolentino | June 27th

The European General Court is making Microsoft Corp. pay €860 million ($1.07 billion) as fine for failing to comply with the European Union’s 2008 request that the software giant share their product information with competitors. Microsoft...»


Google Job Posting Gives Clues About New AWS-Style Cloud Service

Alex Williams | June 26th

We know little from Google about a new Amazon Web Services stye cloud that GigaOm says is likely to be unveiled at Google I/O. But a picture does emerge when you look through the...»


Pantheon Banks Another $5M for Drupal-as-a-Service

Kristen Nicole | June 26th

Pantheon is a startup that was founded in 2010 and only has 13 employees, but it’s already sitting on $6.3 million in venture capital. That’s including this week’s $5 million funding round, led by...»


The Real Skinny About Amazon Web Services New Partner Network

Alex Williams | June 26th

Amazon Web Services launched its partner network this morning. Without boring you with the details, let me just get to what really matters about this news. It simply means that AWS is making it a little...»


Red Hat Announces Freemium Business Model for OpenShift PaaS

Matt Weinberger | June 26th

Back in April, Red Hat announced the release of the OpenShift platform-as-a-service (PaaS) as open source. But the big question mark has been how Red Hat was going to apply its services-oriented business model...»


Sustainable Big Data

Kathryn Buford | June 26th

Initiatives like the Sustainia100 are timely in light of new technology platforms from leading businesses like SAP that harness Big Data to foster sustainability. Reviewing organizations across 56 countries, the Sustainia100 honors innovative and...»