The more data you put in a cloud, the harder it is to migrate away. And so Amazon's new "Kinesis" data ingester is a neat piece of technology, and at the same time a canny way to turn Amazon Web Services into the Hotel California of the cloud.
Kinesis was announced by the web bazaar's chief technology officer Werner Vogels in a speech at the company's re:Invent conference today. It's essentially Amazon's attempt to fire up a commercial variant of open-source data processing and messaging engines Storm, Spark Streaming, and Kafka.
Intel executives last month began to lay out the company's strategy around the Internet of Things, including growing its new family of Quark chips and extending the capabilities in some of its Atom products.
Now the giant chip maker is creating a new business unit specifically aimed at the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT Solutions Group will bring together Intel's Intelligent Systems Group and Wind River software business and will address all elements of the burgeoning IoT space, from hardware and software to services, according to the company.
A close look at Apple's iMessage system shows the company could easily intercept communications on the service despite its assurances to the contrary, researchers claimed Thursday at a security conference.
Apple asserted in June, following disclosures about the NSA's data collection programs, that iMessage, which lets users send texts over Wi-Fi for free, is protected by end-to-end encryption that makes it impossible for Apple or anyone else to descramble the messages.
Microsoft officially announced plans for its rumored private government cloud service during a press and analyst briefing on its cloud momentum in San Francisco on October 7.
That government cloud service, codenamed "Fairfax," is a cloud offering for U.S. government customers specifically. (Fairfax, Virg., is the home of the General Services Administration, and close to other U.S. government agencies.)
Big data management both inside and outside the enterprise of 2020 will present life and death risks to both humans and organizations and make cybersecurity a constant concern for IT.
That message about the enterprise of the future came during the welcome address during the annual Gartner Symposium/ITExpo, going on this week.