Katherine NoyesU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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Katherine Noyes has been an ardent geek ever since she first conquered Pyramid of Doom on an ancient TRS-80. Today she covers enterprise software in all its forms, with an emphasis on Linux and open source software.

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Scott McNealy's Wayin gets $15.4M from investors including SAP's Plattner

Wayin, the latest venture from ex-Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy, got a considerable boost Friday with a fresh $15.4 million infusion from big-name investors including SAP co-founder Hasso Plattner.

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MemSQL paves a smoother path to Spark for real-time analytics

Spark Streamliner is a tool that integrates MemSQL's in-memory database and Apache Spark's in-memory data-processing framework for streaming data from real-time sources.

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Bring your company's 'dark data' to light with this free new tool from Tamr

Tamr's enterprise metadata catalog -- released Thursday into public beta -- can help companies create an inventory of their data sources, including metadata about who owns the source.

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Google promises a Hadoop or Spark cluster in 90 seconds with Cloud Dataproc

Getting insights out of big data is typically neither quick nor easy, but Google is aiming to change all that with a new, managed service for Hadoop and Spark.

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With Looker's Lego-style analytics, companies 'snap' together the components they need

Making analytics simpler has been an ongoing trend in the world of enterprise software, and on Tuesday data platform provider Looker unveiled a new, modular approach that could go a long way toward that goal.

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IBM tackles 'shadow IT' with a new cloud security tool for enterprises

If there's one thing that can strike terror into a CIO's heart, it's the security implications of the cloud; if there's another, it's the "bring your own" technology trend. Combine the two, and you've got the motivation behind IBM's new Cloud Security Enforcer.


AWS glitch strikes Netflix and Tinder, offering a wake-up call for others

Glitches in Amazon Web Services' North Virginia facility caused problems Sunday for Netflix, Tinder and other major websites.

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Michigan sues HP over $49 million project that's still not done after 10 years

Hewlett-Packard has faced no end of financial and legal woes in recent months, and on Friday it was hit with one more: A new lawsuit filed by the state of Michigan over a $49 million project the state says is still not completed after 10 years.

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Got Hadoop? Arcadia Enterprise could make insights easier to find

Billed as the first unified, Hadoop-native big data platform for visual analytics and business intelligence, Arcadia Enterprise aims to help business users analyze billions of data records.

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Salesforce tackles the IoT head-on with 'Thunder' and a new cloud

A new cloud offering from Salesforce aims to turn the Internet of Things into the "Internet of Customers."

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Salesforce unveils a new CRM tool for 'relationship intelligence'

Salesforce taps technology gained as part of its $390 million RelateIQ acquisition last year to offer a brand-new tool focused on what it calls "relationship intelligence."

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Not impressed by smartwatches? That could soon change

There's explosive growth in store for the wearables market, driven largely by an expanding list of smartwatch vendors, devices, experiences and price points.

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That TSA-approved lock on your suitcase just got hacked

Images of the TSA's master luggage keys have been published online, meaning that anyone with a 3D printer can make their own.

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There still aren't enough tech workers, and enterprises are paying the price

The shortage of qualified IT workers has been an ongoing problem in the business world for many years already, and new research suggests there's no end in sight.

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OpenText pitches big data service, first in a planned series for analytics

Its built-in columnar database is up to 1,000 times faster than traditional relational databases, the company claims