October 26, 2015

IBM Launches Cloud-Based Apache Spark Service

At its Insight 2015 conference, IBM announced general availability for its Analytics on Apache Spark, a big data analytics service that runs on its Bluemix cloud development platform. Apache Spark is an open source data processing engine that can handle both real-time and batch workloads. “Spark is undoubtedly a force

Larry Ellison Lays Out Oracle’s Cloud Computing Plans

During the Oracle OpenWorld event last weekend, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison detailed some of his company’s cloud computing plans. The firm is rolling out new software as a service (SaaS) applications based on its Fusion middleware, as well as a new cloud-based Exadata service. In addition, Oracle is partnering with

Looking Back at the Mighty Function

One of the most basic building blocks of programming is the function. You call some piece of code, passing some parameters and you get back a returned value. If you grew up with any modern programming language you probably don’t even think about it. But, the function was a major