Apache Spark

Mainframe job opportunities drive nearly 20,000 to skills contest

Possibilities in the cloud era spark global interest Over the weekend, three winners emerged from a group of more than 18,000 students from 47 countries who competed in the largest-ever Master the Mainframe Contest, a programming competition in its eleventh year. The top three winners were among the nine finalists – students from all over […]

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Why Linux is poised to lead the tech boom in Africa

Certain emerging markets are advancing so quickly that they aren’t just speeding through the technology phases of developed countries. They’re skipping stages entirely — a phenomenon economists call “leapfrogging.” The most visible signs of leapfrogging are in consumer technologies, including the rapid adoption of the internet, mobile phones and social media. By 2020, Sub-Saharan Africa […]

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Simplify container management with integrated controls

Organizations are witnessing a rapid evolution in frameworks for big data analytics such as Apache Spark and Hadoop. They are also handling ever-growing volumes of data. To help improve computing reliability and efficiency, many of these next-generation applications are being composed of microservices that run in lightweight container environments. While containers allow developers to move […]

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How gravity can help your business move faster

The world of physics has long operated under the concept of gravity–the larger the mass of an object, the stronger the force pulling it toward Earth’s center. Those who understand and respect gravity find ways to move objects with less energy. Those who ignore gravity… well, they waste a lot of energy and see their […]

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Managing digital transformation: The Spark imperative

The flood of new sources of information or the “data tsunami” as it’s been called is creating tremendous new opportunities to understand our markets, our customers and our business operations. Those same opportunities are also being provided to our competitors. This means that how we respond to the challenge of harnessing that data and using […]

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Amp up your Spark: three keys to successful deployment

Today, the advantages of an integrated nationwide electricity infrastructure are obvious.  But in the early days of electrical power in the late 1800s, electricity was available only through small, isolated networks.  AC and DC grids competed with one another. This mishmash of isolated systems was costly, inefficient and inflexible. Now IT directors are often faced […]

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IBM Spectrum Conductor: Access, analyze and protect big data

If your organization uses data to gain competitive advantage, you’re looking to accelerate performance-intensive applications and extract full value from that data. As data volumes continue to explode in size, you’re probably asking: How do we accelerate results by rapidly and efficiently adopting next-generation analytics applications and open source frameworks such as Apache Spark? Are […]

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Powering up Apache Spark for the enterprise

The Apache Spark community and enterprise Spark adoption have both been growing rapidly. Many enterprises are now experimenting with Spark as an in-memory engine to accelerate many common analytics workloads. However early adoption often results in individual, isolated Spark clusters as different lines of business or functional groups set up their own infrastructure to learn […]

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More than vapor: The IT foundation to make cloud work

When someone says cloud, what do you think of? Fluffy-looking things in the sky? Something that stores photos or music out there somewhere? Maybe, it’s even a virtual instance of Linux on an x86 box? These are all common notions of cloud, but as the cloud becomes more pervasive we should think about it in […]

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