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Hadoop Going Out of Style?

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From Venture Beat: On Wednesday, Cloudera and Hortonworks announced a “merger of equals,” where Cloudera is acquiring Hortonworks with stock so that Cloudera shareholders end up with 60 percent of the combined company. The deal signifies that the Hadoop market could no longer sustain two big competitors. Hadoop has been synonymous with big data for […]

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PowerShell AWS Tools

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From TechTarget: Want to make a move from on-premises systems? The AWS Tools for PowerShell module builds on your knowledge of handling Windows machines and carries it into the Amazon cloud. Windows IT professionals don’t have to start from scratch if they plan to use Amazon Web Services; their PowerShell knowledge can help them manage […]

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SharePoint 2019 Preview

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From Redmond Channel Partner: A raft of improvements are coming to SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server 2019 in the next few months, according to Microsoft, which provided a detailed look at the changes during a session at its Ignite conference last week. Jeff Teper, corporate vice president of Office, OneDrive and SharePoint, headlined the keynote […]

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SQL Server 2019 Preview

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From The Register: Ignite SQL Server 2019, the latest version of Microsoft’s venerable database, dropped into preview at the company’s Orlando shindig, Ignite, this week. Head honcho of SQL Server at Redmond, Asad Khan, was keen to mention the 25 years of history behind the database software. Graybeards who remember the first 16-bit OS/2 release […]