How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Docker Containers

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Developers are discovering the power of using containers to package applications quickly and easily. This trend is driven by the need for speed and agility as it enables developers to rapidly release new applications and functions by taking a DevOps approach. While most enterprise organizations are using traditional environments for development, … [Read more...]

6 Steps for Better Data Recovery Under GDPR

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Compliance is a main priority for many executives. Financial services, insurers, government agencies and so many others must comply with regulations governing how they use and protect data. As more data enters through more sources, you need to look at all of the angles to safeguard your clients and protect your brand integrity. The General Data … [Read more...]

Using Spark with Hive

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Here we explain how to use Apache Spark with Hive. That means instead of Hive storing data in Hadoop it stores it in Spark. The reason people use Spark instead of Hadoop is it is an all-memory database. So Hive jobs will run much faster there. Plus it moves programmers toward using a common database if your company runs predominately Spark. It … [Read more...]

Why Certify? The Top 5 Benefits of IT Certifications

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Earning IT certifications takes time and money, so it’s no wonder that people ask what they’ll get in return. But earning a certification has benefits beyond simply carrying a card in your wallet or posting a certificate on your wall. Here are five you can benefit from getting an IT certification. Prove Your Skills and … [Read more...]

Known Error Database: An Introduction to KEDBs

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ITIL is a set of best practices that help IT teams function efficiently and align with the needs of business. One important piece of the ITIL that contributes to both of these goals is the Known Error Database, often shortened to KEDB. This is a database that tracks and describes all of the known errors within an overall system. In this article, … [Read more...]

4 Critical Capabilities for Deep Visibility and Service Awareness

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For IT teams, knowing what you have and where it lives used to be a relatively simple proposition. These days, it’s anything but. Your services and infrastructure now reach far beyond the data center into a multi-cloud ecosystem that can encompass private, public, and hybrid clouds – not to mention legacy on-premises applications, technology … [Read more...]