In my post about the BYOH market last October, I noted that increasing numbers of existing players are connecting their offerings to Apache Hadoop, even as upstarts enter their markets with a singular focus. And last month, I pointed out that Nick Heudecker and I detected a surprising lack of concern about security in a recent Hadoop webinar. Clearly,Continue reading “Data Security for Hadoop – Add-on Choices Proliferating”
Talk to security folks, especially network ones, and AAA will likely come up. It stands for authentication, authorization and accounting (sometimes audit). There are even protocols such as Radius (Remote Authentication Dial In User Service, much evolved from its first uses) and Diameter, its significantly expanded (and punnily named) newer cousin, implemented in commercial andContinue reading “AAA is Not Enough Security in the Big Data Era”
by Joe Clabby, President, Clabby Analytics. Updated from a November 2009 publication There is a major shakeout underway in the midrange/high-end server marketplace as sales of Sun SPARC/CMT (cellular multi-threading) and Hewlett-Packard (HP) Itanium-based servers decline significantly — and as new, more powerful versions of Intel’s Xeon and IBM’s POWER micro-architectures come to market.
In April, IBM used two events to roll out important software elements of its Dynamic Infrastructure strategy. On the 20th, IBM chose the RSA Conference in San Francisco, the world’s largest security event, to highlight its progress with integrating products from existing brand families like Tivoli and Rational – with special focus on the InternetContinue reading “IBM Touts Software’s Role in Infrastructure Security, Efficiency”
Sometimes Sybase IQ seems like the Rodney Dangerfield of analytic DBMSs (ADBMS) – no respect. The pioneering column-based DBMS first shipped in 1995, shipped release 15 at the end of Q1, and has 1650 customers. But all the noise seems to be about more recent entrants these days, and Sybase is stepping up to change that. TheContinue reading “Multi-Tenant DWs: Sybase IQ Defends its Analytic DBMS Turf”
I’m a software guy. Not a hardware guy, or a network guy. Not since early NetWare days, when men were men and installed cards in PCs with our teeth to connect big fat cables. So when I got my first home cable modem, I didn’t think a lot about security. And when I connected itContinue reading “MAC Address Filter: A Simple Step To Secure Home Networking”