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Big data has changed things less than you think

Big data has changed things less than you think | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
According to a new survey, 75 percent of enterprise data remains structured, although modern data technologies are growing fast
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After all, as the report notes, among respondents in companies with both Hadoop and NoSQL installed, DBAs are responsible for managing the nonrelational technologies 72 percent of the time.

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Security will get worse before it gets better

Security will get worse before it gets better | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The damage caused by threats and the number of Net-dependent critical systems are on the rise. Yet we still haven't created a safer Internet
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Although there is room for improvement the internet will never be anything even remotely close to 100% secure. So long as there is money to be made via  fraudulent ways it will always attract the wrong crowd. Best we can do is be vigilant.

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Cam Ward's curator insight, March 21, 2013 5:18 AM

This blog post makes the interesting point that as more and more essential infrastructure is migrated online the potential fallout from a malicious attack is increasing to the stage where even essential services like electricity, water, and transportation are all exposed to potential attacks.

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Amazon adds SQL database and ASP.Net cloud computing services for Microsoft developers

Amazon adds SQL database and ASP.Net cloud computing services for Microsoft developers | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has extended its cloud computing service offerings aimed at Windows developers with the introduction of SQL database and ASP.Net application support as managed services.

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Multitenancy & Cloud Computing Platforms: Four Big Problems | ZDNet

Multitenancy & Cloud Computing Platforms: Four Big Problems | ZDNet | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
We take a break from our regularly scheduled mobile blog to rant about the buzzword multitenancy, and why it may actually be bad for enterprises and their developers.
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Big data is simply another name for complicated business intelligence

Big data is simply another name for complicated business intelligence | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Big data promises to upend the business intelligence market, but it won't do so until the tools around it become easier to use
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"Analysts can use BI tools, SAS, SQL command line, or even free-text search to access Hadoop now. Many options for all kinds of users."

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#CloudCapital – Cloud is in the war stage of evolution, Simon Wardley says (videos)

#CloudCapital – Cloud is in the war stage of evolution, Simon Wardley says (videos) | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing is at the war stage of its development, says leading UK technology thinker Simon Wardley – the point where traditional giants are struggling with change, overcoming inertia and new opportunists are arriving on the field.
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Microsoft Slashes Price of Its Cloud Database | Cloud Computing Journal

Microsoft Slashes Price of Its Cloud Database | Cloud Computing Journal | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
As a result, it said, of "customer feedback and evolving usage patterns," Microsoft cut the price of its cloud-ified SQL Azure database 48%-75% for databases larger than 1GB and introduced a new entry-level 100MB model..
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