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Google’s new cloud service is a unique take on a database

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Google launched Cloud Spanner, a new fully managed database that’s...

CW@50: A look back at Y2K in cartoons

1999: Y2K could be blamed for just about anything
One of the biggest events we've covered in our first 50 years was IT's...
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Microsoft’s stripped-down Windows Server 2016 deployment option reduces...
Stratoscale buys Tesora
Cloud service provider Stratoscale has snapped up database-as-a-service...
Flashback to the early 1980s, when this IT department has a Cobol program that's intermittently failing -- but only when it runs on one of the department's two big processors. Now, exactly where's the problem?
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Phil Hogan, an IT application architect, estimates that close to 80...
Andres Rodriguez
In this installment of the IDG CEO Interview Series, Rodriguez spoke with...

D-Wave doubles down on its qubits

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The new 2,000-qubit system has twice the number of qubits as D-Wave's...

Inside LinkedIn's data centers

LinkedIn's hyperscale data center in Hillsborough, Oregon
Just two of the interesting innovations in the human network company’s...
Ariel Maislos
Q&A: The CEO of Stratoscale makes the case for his company’s data center...

Thanks for the heads-up, pal!

It's 12:52 p.m. when this IT pilot fish gets an email message from an office manager at a remote site he supports -- and it's nothing like welcome news.
Circa 1980, this big organization's campus runs on modem pools that connect users to mainframes and minicomputers, Good thing a big stack of the latest rack-mount modems have just arrived, isn't it?

China reminds Trump that supercomputing is a race

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China said it plans to develop a prototype of an exascale supercomputer by...

Facebook plans new data center in Denmark

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Facebook has chosen Odense in Denmark as the site of its third data center...
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HPE has agreed to buy SimpliVity for $650 million as it expands its...
This IT pilot fish is on-call, but he knows Sunday is a slow day, so he drives 75 miles to his vacation home. There he finds that the boat dock has floated away -- and soon discovers that's not the only thing missing.

All about PowerShell providers and modules

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PowerShell providers are drivers for PowerShell to navigate things besides...
Flashback to the mid-1980s, when this newby sysadmin pilot fish violates a primary rule: He edits the initialization file for this minicomputer -- and then reboots.

8 big data predictions for 2017

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Research firm Ovum estimates the big data market will grow from $1.7...
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Make sure your backup files really work -- test them! -- or else they will...
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