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Performance testing and benchmarking of cloud computing platforms is a complex task, compounded by the differences between providers and the use cases of cloud computing users. IaaS services are utilized by a large variety of industries and, performance metrics cannot be understood by simply representing cloud performance with a single

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IBM Big Data Stampede fuses the strength of IBM’s services, products and skills to minimize the barriers of Big Data initiatives and provide organizations with quick success. Your Big Data Stampede includes an assessment to identify the high value starting points with Big Data. We work with you to unearth

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If you specialize in relational database management technology, you’ve probably heard a lot about “big data” and the open source Apache Hadoop project. Perhaps you’ve also heard about IBM’s new Big SQL technology, which enables IBM® InfoSphere® BigInsights™ users to query Hadoop data using industry-standard SQL. Curious? This paper introduces

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The Oracle database has been designed to allow developers to design and build applications that will provide very high performance and scale to thousands of users. Much of the work done by the database engine is of repetitive nature: Multiple users continue to perform the same type of transactions, and

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Application architects often face situations when they need to quickly evaluate the architecture of an existing application. Architecture as a whole is such a wide subject that often after the evaluation exercises, architects realize that they missed one or more important facets, which were quite important for the exercise. This

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Data Acquisition and populating it in a warehouse has traditionally been carried out using dedicated ETL tools available in the market. An enterprise-wide Data Warehousing project would often budget a few hundred thousand dollars to invest in an ETL tool. However, recent enhancements in SQL and new ETL-centric features brought

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Organizations spend too much time and money on databases — over $40B per year — and still more on the resources required to manage them. Learn how organizations are solving this problem with MongoDB. In this whitepaper, you’ll learn: Success stories of large enterprise customers, such as MetLife and Telefonica,

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Gerd König is a Data Engineer and instructor for YMC AG. YMC is a specialized service provider for web technologies, providing consulting, creation, custom development and safe (highly-available) hosting, as well as operations and maintenance services for online projects. Dataconomy recently sat down with Gerd at Berlin Buzzwords to discuss

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Warning: The following post contains moments of wild speculation. You have been warned. Right now is an interesting moment in the history of civilization. In the past technology has molded itself to the needs of society, but we’ve passed that point. In the last 15 years we’ve started to see

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The past few weeks have seen Facebook under fire over the announcement that it has been running secret “mood altering” experiments on members. In summary: their technology has allowed them to alter the content displayed to members in a way that elicits a measurable emotional response. While the revelations were

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