Topic: databases

Blockchain 2019: How crypto will convert cash, property into digital assets

While they're still nascent, new start-ups are launching that allow users to convert cash, property and digital assets into cryptocurrency that can be tracked and kept in a blockchain immutable record. But there are also some tall road blocks.

Top 10 data science master’s degree programs

Thinking about getting your master’s degree in data science? Here are ten of the top schools with data science degrees worth pursuing.

SAP’s big Qualtrics buy: It’s all about your customers

SAP’s USD 8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics may help put customer experience on the CIO’s agenda.

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Making the right hyperconvergence choice: HCI hardware or software?

Enterprises planning to adopt hyperconverged infrastructure can select from two main approaches: hardware or software. Hyperconvergence hardware typically comes in the form of an integrated appliance, a hardware/software package created and delivered by a single vendor. Appliance vendors include Dell EMC, Nutanix and HPE/SimpliVity. A software-only hyperconvergence offering allows customers to deploy HCI on DIY basis. HCI software vendors include Maxta and VMware (vSAN).

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What SAP's USD 8 billion acquisition of Utah-based SaaS company Qualtrics means

erman enterprise software giant SAP swooped in last night to purchase Utah-based unicorn Qualtrics for $8 billion, just as the SaaS survey platform was preparing for an IPO.

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YotaScale puts predictive analytics into cloud ops

Now working on AWS, the platform provides insights into cloud deployments

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Not On The High Street turns to Snowflake after Redshift starts to creak

British retail site Not On The High Street has shifted away from a brittle, homegrown data warehouse to Snowflake’s wholly managed, cloud-built solution in a bid to simplify management and save on some hefty compute bills.

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Chrome to hit sites dealing 'abusive experiences' with total ad blockade

Google's Chrome 71 browser, due out in early December, will target particularly onerous websites by blocking ads.

Coming soon: Public blockchains for private business data

Ernst & Young has created a public blockchain prototype it plans to launch in 2019 that lets companies transact with any number of partners in an open network while protecting the privacy of each participant and their data.

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CAPM certification guide: Certified Associate Project Manager exam explained

The Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM) certification is a great starting point for those new to project management and wanting to accelerate their career. Here is everything you need to know about this certification.

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Top deals of 2018: IT giants place big bets on cloud services

Major global IT players like Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce and Google have spent billions of dollars this year to expand in the cloud services industry. 

Choice International scales IT workloads with hyperconvergence

As its client workloads grew, so did IT performance and availability problems, making it clear that the ageing mix of servers and SAN was no longer up to the job.