Why Splunk keeps beating open source competitors

All essential data infrastructure these days is open source. Or rather, nearly all -- Splunk, the log analysis tool, remains stubbornly, happily proprietary. Despite , the best of them open...

What is Julia? A fresh approach to numerical computing

 is a free open source, high-level, high-performance, dynamic programming language for numerical computing. It has the development convenience of a dynamic language with the performance of a compiled statically typed...

What is Apache Spark? The big data analytics platform explained

From its humble beginnings in the AMPLab at U.C. Berkeley in 2009, has become one of the key big data distributed processing frameworks in the world. Spark can be...

How IBM's Watson will change cybersecurity

IBM captured our imaginations when it unveiled Watson, the artificial intelligence computer capable of playing—and winning—the "Jeopardy" game show. Since then, Big Blue has been introducing...

IDG Contributor Network: The marvels of an event-based schema

The issue of schema—and what is frequently perceived as its inherent difficulties—is becoming more important every day. Organizations are increasingly encountering decentralized computing environments typified by semi-structured or, often requiring...

7 essential technologies for a modern data architecture

The re-platforming of enterprise IT infrastructure is no small undertaking. Re-platforming is usually sparked by a shifting set of key business drivers, and that is precisely the case today. Simply...

Hadoop finds a happier home in the cloud

Enterprises don't seem to be getting any better at figuring out Hadoop, but that hasn't stopped them from dumping ever-increasing mountains of cash into it. By , 2016 spend on Hadoop...

11 open source tools to make the most of machine learning

Venerable Shogun was created in 1999 and written in C++, but can be used with Java, Python, C#, Ruby, R, Lua, Octave, and Matlab. The latest version, 6.0.0, adds native support for...

IDG Contributor Network: Think every business should become a software business? Think again

There’s a popular mantra in the tech world these days that should strive to a . With technology now central to competitiveness, the thinking goes, organizations must innovate...

How to build stateful streaming applications with Apache Flink

Apache Flink is a framework for implementing stateful stream processing applications and running them at scale on a compute cluster. In a we examined what stateful stream processing is,...

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