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The 5 Most Common Application Bottlenecks

The 5 Most Common Application Bottlenecks

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How Machine Learning Helps Improve the Security Industry

How Machine Learning Helps Improve the Security Industry

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Transformation on a Global Scale

Transformation on a Global Scale

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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: As Container Adoption Swells, So Do Security Concerns

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: As Container Adoption Swells, So Do Security Concerns

Fei Huang, NeuVector
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6 Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business

6 Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business

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Hadoop: Bigger than SpringSource, JBoss and MySQL combined?

February 28, 2012 No Comments

Rob Bearden, new CEO of Hortonworks, the Hadoop startup that spun out of Yahoo in June 2011 , knows a thing or two about making open source software profitable. He was COO at both JBoss and SpringSource leading up to their acquisitions by Red Hat and VMware, respectively, for a combined total of $770 million. And he thinks Hadoop — the Apache Software Foundation project for storing and processing big, unstructured data — has an opportunity to be bigger than those two companies, as well as open source database MySQL, combined.

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