Hadoop, the open source Big Data framework, has come a long way in recent years. Many enterprises already deploy Hadoop distributions in large-scale production environments. But some channel players such as Syncsort are still seeing opportunities for filling in some of the gaps in Hadoop performance as total maturation of the technology remains elusive. On Monday, the company announced new products that it says "turns Hadoop into a more robust, feature rich and easy-to-use ETL [extract, transform, load] solution."
CIOs are under a lot of pressure these days. Well, to be perfectly honest, they’ve been under tremendous pressure for the past decade to keep their organizations on the cutting edge of technology and their information and systems secure, all while looking for ways to increase efficiency. They've seen their overall IT budgets remain stagnant but have needed to invest more in virtualization, mobile applications and integration, cloud computing and, of course IT, security.
Hewlett-Packard has expanded its x2 hybrid PC lineup with a Windows 8 entry and another based on Google's Android operating system, both of which are slated to start selling in the United States in August.
Hewlett-Packard has backed upgrades to its MSA entry disk array lineup and its StoreEasy Storage portfolio with tools, training, marketing and financial incentives to prompt channel partners to sell the line to businesses and government agencies.
Dell elected to push up its Q1 2014 financial report by three business days from its scheduled May 21 date, amid accounts that it would post disappointing results and wanted to get the news out sooner rather than later. As expected, Dell missed Wall Street expectations, as its net income for the period tumbled 79 percent and per share earnings fell 81 percent. Sales and gross margins both slipped some 2 percent.