Today's smartphones and tablets offer computing power, memory and storage that surpass that offered by mainframe computers in the 1990s. But security remains an ongoing challenge.
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Storage companies best known for providing memory cards for smartphones and cameras are increasingly using their scale and knowhow to come to a data center near you.
The pace of change continues to accelerate as Big Data, IoT and video create growing demand. New technologies are emerging while cloud storage erodes traditional business models.
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According to analysts, in-memory Hybrid Transaction / Analytical Processing (HTAP) is the future of business applications.
Microsoft has purchased email startup Acompli, which makes iOS and Android mobile e-mail applications, for an undisclosed amount.
With latest-generation Xeon processors, DDR4 RAM and a wide choice of GPUs, Dell's new Precision workstation is equipped to handle applications needing extreme processing power as well as high-end graphics. Storage options are limited, but otherwise it's an excellent and flexible workstation.
RMIT University researchers have developed new nanoscale data storage technology that mimics the human brain, and could see ultra-fast electronic memory devices reduced in size to just a few nanometres thick.
Organizations are seeking ways to reduce their storage costs while also improving performance, reliability and manageability. Atlantis Computing believes that its USX addresses these requirements for virtual applications.
If the power savings and performance claims pan out, these DIMMs will be popular in large memory applications — VM servers, in-memory databases — where DRAM power is a significant cost and more performance is always welcome.
Oracle's summer of product launches continues as Database 12c becomes generally available. Will all applications go in-memory?
Some Android applications will drain your smartphone or tablet of battery life, storage or bandwidth like a blood-sucking fiend. Here's what's what with the worst of the worst.
The firm launches a flash storage array that introduces a data services software suite aimed at replicating a wider range of the capabilities found in spinning disc storage arrays.
MemSQL's CEO sees in-memory technology as the best way to enable real time transactions and analytics applications. He also sees this as the basis for extremely fast big data solutions.
Oracle's 12c database with in-memory option, cloud offerings and applications have analysts upbeat -- for now.
ABN AMRO is relocating its data center from its current office premises to an external location to comply with security requirements, and will take the chance to upgrade its network infrastructure for fully native connectivity.
The industry is used to considering system, storage, and application lifecycles. Companies routinely cycle through new requirements, standing up something new to address the requirements, running for a time, and then retiring equipment or applications. Does it make sense to do the same with networks and networking equipment?
With the multitudes of accounts we have to deal with for email, social networking and other applications that require password authentication, we need a better solution.
With two high-performance memory modules onboard, this implementation of LSI's popular MegaRAID HBA uses flash to cache frequently accessed data, boosting storage performance without the upheaval or cost of switching from magnetic disk to SSD.
BluffTitler bridges the gap between the limited special effects available in titler utilities often bundled with video NLEs and the functionality in high-end applications like Adobe After Effects.
Consumer NAND flash technology has serious problems in enterprise applications, leading the industry to look for better non-volatile semiconductor storage. Researchers at IBM have been characterizing just such a new drive from Micron.
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