A system cannot mature its way out of a fundamentally wrong architectural choice. Companies as modern and data-focused as Facebook, Google, and Cloudera continue to make meaningful investments in SQL technologies.
Between the Lines
Larry Dignan and other IT industry experts, blogging at the intersection of business and technology, deliver daily news and analysis on vital enterprise trends.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
Western IT education is broken. Meet the 16-year-old British high school student who's taking on the UK government at its own game — one it should be winning.
Documents reveal that Google agreed to assist Samsung financially in the patent dispute between the South Korean firm and Apple.
Wall Street was looking for earnings of 29 cents per share on a revenue of $1.15 billion.
VMware had a busy first quarter after it completed the acquisition of AirWatch, which gave the company a mobile strategy. The company also launched virtual storage software.
AT&T also added 64,000 business U-verse high speed broadband subscribers during the first quarter.
Did you know that Google Glass could be used to monitor rhinos? Yes, that is happening.
Amazon will reportedly woo smartphone buyers with 3D effects and navigation with gestures and tilting. The company will have to have flawless software right away to overcome a learning curve.
Hackers are now targeting cloud-based apps and systems almost as much as on-premise environments, particularly with so-called brute force attacks and vulnerability scans.
The wireless company is teaming with media and entertainment company The Chernin Group for the venture, which will focus on investing in and acquiring subscription VOD channels and streaming services.