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October 27, 2014

The Technical Details of the JP Morgan Data Breach

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In yet another data breach, JP Morgan lost gigabytes of customer data, including some account information. Find out the technical details of the attack that allowed it to be successful. TL;DR: JP Morgan was recently the latest large back to fall ...

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October 24, 2014

The New Reality: Microservices Apply the Internet Model to App Development

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TL;DR: As software becomes the force driving industries of all types and sizes, the nature of app development and management is changing fundamentally. Gone are the days of centralized control via complex, interdependent, hierarchical architecture...

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October 23, 2014

Could Database as a Service Be What Saves Microsoft's Bacon?

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TL;DR: Among the Big Name software companies, Microsoft appears to be making the smoothest transition to a cloud-centric data universe. The early reviews of the company's Azure DocumentDB database-as-a-service indicate that Microsoft is going all ...

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October 10, 2014

Contain(er) Yourself: Separating Docker Hype from the Tech's Reality

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TL;DR: Even jaded IT veterans are sitting up and taking notice of the potential benefits of Docker's microservice model of app development, deployment, and maintenance. By containerizing the entire runtime environment, Docker ensures apps will fun...

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October 08, 2014

The Key to Distributed Database Performance: Scalability

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TL;DR: The realities of modern corporate networks make the move to distributed database architectures inevitable. How do you leverage the stability and security of traditional relational database designs while making the transition to distribute...

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October 02, 2014

Slowly But Surely, The Dept. of Defense Plods Towards The Modern Day

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TL; DR: The Department of Defense's slow, steady migration to public and private cloud architectures may be hastened by pressures at opposite ends of the spectrum. At one end are programs such as the NSA's cloud-based distributed RDBMS that realiz...

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September 30, 2014

How Is Google Analytics So Damn Fast

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TL; DR: Google Analytics stores a massive amount of statistical data from web sites across the globe. Retrieving reports quickly from such a large amount of data requires Google to use a custom solution that is easily scalable whenever more data n...

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September 29, 2014

NoSQL Will Protect You From The Onslaught of Data Overload

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TL;DR: As the amount of unstructured data being collected by organizations skyrockets, their existing databases come up short: they're too slow, too inflexible, and too expensive. What's needed is a DBMS that isn't constricted by the relational sc...

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September 24, 2014

DevOps: The Slow Tsunami That's Transforming IT

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TL;DR: Old divisions in IT departments between app development and operations are crashing to the ground as users demand more apps with more features, and right now! By combining agile-development techniques and a hybrid public-private cloud metho...

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