May 4, 2010

Feds Eye Apple for Antitrust Probe

Unnamed sources say that the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are wrangling over which agency will take the lead in an inquiry into Apple’s competitive practices. Specifically, the government agencies may announce that they are looking into the question of whether Apple’s Flash ban is anti-competitive. In

IBM Buys Cast Iron Systems to Bolster Its Cloud Offerings

IBM expects the global cloud computing market to grow from $47 billion in 2008 to $126 billion by 2012. With those figures in mind, the company has purchased Cast Iron Systems for an undisclosed sum in order to beef up its cloud computing offerings. Cast Iron’s technology makes it possible

The Rise of NoSQL Databases

If you think databases are all of the relational SQL kind (as in MySQL, MS SQL and PostreSQL), think again. Better still: think NoSQL, as in non-relational, distributed databases that do not require fixed-table schemas, typically scale horizontally, and provide superior data replication to SQL databases.While not exactly new —