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Why Enterprises Are ­Uninterested in NoSQL
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Why Enterprises Are ­Uninterested in NoSQL

Here's my two cents worth on why an estimated 61% of enterprise users are either ignorant about or uninterested in NoSQL.

My Top 10 Assertions About Data Warehouses
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My Top 10 Assertions About Data Warehouses

Data warehouses, business intelligence, business analytics, and complex analytics are the subject of increasingly intense marketing wars, seemingly accelerated...

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The First ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SoCC)

Earlier this summer the first ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing was held in Indianapolis, Indiana. With three stellar keynotes and an exceptional program, the inaugural...

In Vivo, In Vitro, In Silico
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In Vivo, In Vitro, In Silico

These “grand challenges” of systems biology encompass almost every aspect of modern computing, from numerical and symbolic methods through data management and analytics...

Web Applications Crave Memory
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Web Applications Crave Memory

Big web applications are hungry for RAM.  They want lots of low power RAM.  And they want little else.

CFP: Intelligent Transportation Systems
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CFP: Intelligent Transportation Systems

One of the goals of this years Computers Freedom and Privacy conference is to ask the question, "Can we be 'smart' and private?"  Wednesday's panel onIntellegent...

Errors in Database Systems, Eventual Consistency, and the CAP Theorem
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Errors in Database Systems, Eventual Consistency, and the CAP Theorem

Recently, there has been considerable renewed interest in the CAP theorem for database management system (DBMS) applications that span multiple processing sites...

WSDM 2010: Day 3
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WSDM 2010: Day 3

Third day of WSDM 2010.

WSDM 2010: Day 2
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WSDM 2010: Day 2

 Report on 2nd day of WSDM 2010.

WSDM 2010: Day 1
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WSDM 2010: Day 1

 Report on first day of WSDM 2010 conference.

Third Workshop on Search and Social Media (SSM 2010)
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Third Workshop on Search and Social Media (SSM 2010)

 Report on Third Workshop on Search and Social Media (SSM 2010).

What Will 2010 Bring?
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What Will 2010 Bring?

What changes will we see in 2010 in computing?

The 'No SQL' Discussion Has Nothing to Do With SQL
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The 'No SQL' Discussion Has Nothing to Do With SQL

Recently, there has been a lot of buzz about "No SQL" databases. This blog post considers the performance argument about No SQL databases; a subsequent posting...

Grace Hopper Keynote 2: Fran Berman
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Grace Hopper Keynote 2: Fran Berman

Fran Berman's keynote address at the Grace Hopper Conference

Grace Hopper Keynote 1: Megan Smith
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Grace Hopper Keynote 1: Megan Smith

Megan Smith keynote at Grace Hopper

The End of a DBMS Era (Might Be ­Upon ­Us)
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The End of a DBMS Era (Might Be ­Upon ­Us)

Relational database management systems (DBMSs) have been remarkably successful in capturing the DBMS marketplace. To a first approximation they are “the only game...

What Is a Good Recommendation Algorithm?
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What Is a Good Recommendation Algorithm?

Someone may win the one million dollar Netflix Prize soon.  Will the winning algorithm produce movie recommendations that people like?

Connecting the Two Ends: Mobile Clouds
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Connecting the Two Ends: Mobile Clouds

  In 1959, the colorful and brilliant physicist, Richard Feynman, gave a seminal lecture to the American Physical Society entitled, "There's Plenty of Room at...

DBMSs For Science Applications: A Possible Solution
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DBMSs For Science Applications: A Possible Solution

Quite a few scientists who deal with the processing and storage of large amounts of data are unhappy with relational DBMSs. Here are several reasons why—and a possible...
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