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  • 8 big trends in Big Data analytics

    Big data technologies and practices are moving quickly. Here's what you need to know to stay ahead of the game.

  • Debian community splits over systemd, but fork still unlikely

    The latest chapter in the ongoing furor over the software known as systemd threatens to split the Debian community, after a splinter group stated that it would create a fork of the well-known Linux distribution if systemd is included in an upcoming release.

  • Startup wants to make cloud attractive for security-sensitive businesses

    After three years in stealth, an Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup named Bracket Computing launched a new computing system today that aims to make the public cloud more palatable for security-sensitive enterprises.

  • EMC buys controlling interest in VCE, its joint venture with Cisco

    EMC has confirmed it will purchase the bulk of Cisco's stake in VCE, the companies' joint venture in converged infrastructure products.

  • Cisco said to be selling most of VCE stake to EMC

    A press alert from EMC that it will be announcing a "new business development" has triggered reports that the company plans to buy out most of Cisco's stake in their <a href="http://www.vce.com/">VCE</a> converged infrastructure joint venture.

  • Samsung now producing 32GB DRAM modules, 128GB to follow

    Samsung Electronics is now mass producing its most advanced 8Gbit, DDR4 memory and 32GB registered dual in-line memory modules (RDIMM).

  • Data warehouse-as-a-service startup Snowflake comes out of stealth

    Stealth startup Snowflake is clandestine no longer, throwing off the wraps Tuesday morning with the announcement of a $26 million series B funding round and the rollout of a flagship product, which it's calling the "elastic data warehouse."

  • Samsung delivers fix for SSD slowdowns

    One of Samsung's most affordable consumer solid-state drives is experiencing read slowdowns with older data, a problem the company has now addressed with <a href="http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/samsungssd/downloads.html?CID=AFL-hq-mul-0813-11000279">a firmware upgrade</a> and <a href="http://bit.ly/1FrPgPM">installation guide</a>.

  • Researcher creates proof-of-concept worm for network-attached storage devices

    Network-attached storage (NAS) devices are riddled with vulnerabilities that can put the security of sensitive data and networks at risk, a researcher has found. To prove his point, he has created a proof-of-concept worm that can infect devices from three different manufacturers.

  • Kickstarter suspends Anonabox Tor router project

    Kickstarter <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/augustgermar/anonabox-a-tor-hardware-router?ref=nav_search">has suspended the crowdfunding campaign</a> of a Tor-enabling wireless router that gained widespread media attention as a privacy device for the masses but left others questioning its legitimacy.