Facebook Reveals Open Source, Modular Switch for Datacenters

This week Facebook Inc. unveiled the "6 pack" -- a new "open hardware," modular network switch, which the company is calling the first of its kind.

Red Hat Partners with NEC for Network Functions Virtualization Features

Red Hat said it's working with NEC on network functions virtualization features for its OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service solution with the goal of developing a carrier-grade service for communication service providers.

Cisco Supports Competing Overlay Technology in Hedging SDN Bets

Cisco Systems Inc. has made several fits and starts in positioning itself for the new era of software-defined networking (SDN), joining some initiatives and projects, proposing its own alternatives and now embracing multiple options.

Brocade Announces SDN Enhancements and New Switch

Brocade Communications Systems Inc. announced a new switch and software-defined networking (SDN) enhancements to its Brocade VCS fabric portfolio.

Skills Shortage Prompts Democratization of Big Data Analytics

Facing a lack of skilled data scientists, developers and others with advanced statistical and analytics capabilities, Lavastorm Analytics is the latest firm trying to "democratize" Big Data analytics.

Tachyon In-Memory Option Comes To BlueData Platform for Big Data Analytics

A technology preview of the Tachyon in-memory distributed storage system has been added as an option for the Big Data cloud offered by BlueData Software Inc.

AWS Offers Enterprise E-mail Challenge

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS)challenged traditional enterprise e-mail providers such as Microsoft and Google by announcing a preview of Amazon WorkMail.

VoltDB Targets Fast NewSQL Big Data Development

NewSQL company VoltDB Inc. updated its namesake in-memory, scale-out database for faster real-time analyics on streaming data.

Pluribus Networks Gaining SDN Prominence

Pluribus Networks is making waves in the nascent software-defined networking (SDN) arena, recently winning another industry accolade just after it announced substantial new funding.

Study Shows Apache Spark Prominence in Big Data Analytics

The growing traction of the Apache Spark project in Big Data analytics was reaffirmed in a recent survey conducted by reactive programming specialist Typesafe.

Internet of Things Analytics Platform Announced by Wipro and Software AG

Wipro Ltd. and Software AG announced an Internet of Things (IoT) platform for real-time processing of streaming data.

Cloudian Offers HyperStore Software To Make Big Data Smarter

Cloudian Inc. released new HyperStore 5.1 hybrid cloud software that supports the Amazon S3 cloud and integrates with Apache Hadoop for Big Data analytics.

Brocade Ships SDN Controller with Free One-Year License

Brocade Communications Systems Inc. shipped its OpenDaylight-based software-defined networking (SDN) controller that it says can help enterprises avoid vendor lock-in while testing the new technology. To encourage that, the company is offering a free one-year license for the new Vyatta Controller.

IoT Development Will Get Down to Business this Year, Survey Says

With Internet of Things (IoT) development crashing the cloud/mobile/Big Data hype party, a new study indicates it will really get down to enterprise business this year.

Talend Works with Hortonworks To Support Apache Storm

In partnership with enterprise Hadoop vendor Hortonworks Inc., Talend said its Big Data integration platform will support a preview version of Apache Storm.

Financial Analyst Tempers Fast SDN Adoption Expectations

Financial firm Piper Jaffray conducted a recent survey of enterprise CIOs that indicated many wide-ranging predictions about the fast adoption of software-defined networking (SDN) might be a bit too optimistic on the timing side of things.

Altiscale Leads Data-as-a-Service Movement

Altiscale Inc. recently secured $30 million in Series B startup funding, highlighting the burgeoning movement of offering Hadoop analytics as a service and, on a deeper scale, the maturation of the entire Big Data analytics industry.

Plexxi Starter Kits Aimed at Software-Defined Networking

Plexxi Inc. is the latest software-defined networking (SDN) vendor seeking to provide enterprises with simplified access to the complicated network virtualzation technology.

Hadoop Integration Highlights Updates to Aerospike, "World's Fastest Database'

Aerospike Inc., maker of what it claims to be the "world's fastest database," has announced upgrades to its NoSQL key-value pair database.

Dell Teams with Midokura on Software-Defined Networking Overlay for OpenStack

Dell Inc. is partnering with Midokura to integrate that company's MidoNet software-defined networking (SDN) technology with Dell infrastructure, specifically offering it as an option for overlays on the OpenStack cloud computing platform.