What’s the Point of Big Data Without the Insight?
By Yann Guernion
The Big Bang Theory is the pre-eminent explanation for the origins of the
universe. It proposes, from an explosion of atoms, the universe rapidly
expanded and in doing so created everything we know. But it did so in an
erratic, haphazard and unstructured way. For every life form, an infinite
amount of inhospitable desolate galaxies, planets and black holes were also
Big Data is often associated with the birth of what is known as the Third
Generation of IT and many are now at a crossroads: Do they continue down the
current path, hoping to stumble upon a planet Earth as they navigate a
sprawling universe of information and data that continually expands in a
totally unstructured fashion? Or do they apply longer term strategy,
investing now to refine their technology and capitalize on the explos... (more)
What Is Containerization and Will It Spell the End for Virtualization?
By Ron Gidron
Containerization is popularly viewed as the ‘virtualization of
virtualization' or ‘next generation virtualization.' However, containers
have existed long before virtualization or the advent of modern container
technology like Docker and Linux Containers. Similar tech was built into
mainframe systems that pervaded the IT landscape for the preceding decades.
However, the implication, as the name suggests, is that modern software
containerization will have the same seismic impact on the IT industry as... (more)
Art of Rollback III: Rollback Strategies Through the Ages
By Pierre-Boris Bonafous
Let's recap what we learned from the previous chapters in the series: episode
1 and episode 2.
We learned that a good rollback mechanism cannot be designed without having
an intimate knowledge of the application architecture, the nature of your
components and their dependencies. Now that we know what we have to restore
and in which order, the question is how?
There are always different possible strategies available to restore your
services. The only criteria for deciding which one to choose is speed... (more)
Forza Milano! We Head to Italy to Taste Automic Live Milan
Managing IT Pressures in the National Health Service as Part of a Public