Google and Hortonworks Team Up: HDP Now Part of Google Cloud

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Hortonworks’ Hadoop Data Platform (HDP) is now a supported feature on Google Cloud.  This new feature will allow dynamic provisioning of HDP clusters on the Google Cloud Platform, providing scalability for enterprise-wide solutions employing HDP, as well as providing a means for rapidly setting up prototyping and development environments.  Part of the solution utilizes Apache’s […]

Will The Crash of Forge.mil Motivate A Move To The More Functional GitHub?

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Forge.mil provides some very important functionality that developers in the DoD ecosystem need and more importantly allow the technology leadership of DoD to ensure more appropriate influence over enterprise software projects. But it has been criticized by many in the community for not being as fully functional as GitHub. GitHub has achieved tremendous success in […]

NGA Continues To Engage With Open Source Community Via GitHub

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We previously wrote about NGA on GitHub here and have also provided a few tutorials on GitHub and what enterprise professionals should know about it here. With this post I would like to provide an update on what NGA is up to now in this area. The main GitHub page for NGA is at: National Geospatial-Intelligence […]

NGA joins GitHub, offers code to help disaster response

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We read this press release with pleasure and have deep respect for the incredibly hard work required to achieve the kinds of success demonstrated here. It is not easy to get things like this done in government. From: the NGA pless release at http://ctolink.us/PYD2IQ NGA joins GitHub, offers code to help disaster response April 11, 2014 […]

Coursera Course On Data Science Tools: Can you really know a tool unless you have used it?

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I believe every enterprise CTO develops a knack for asking hard questions about software, including its functionality, how to install/configure/maintain it and how well it will work with other enterprise capabilities. Enterprise CTOs are also quick to seek information on how well software works with identity management/policy management systems and how well it scales.  In […]

GitHub hires government focused employee, Companies want Lawsuit Shield to share Cyber Threat Data and more

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. GitHub hires first government-focused employee – GitHub has recently announced the hiring of their first government focused employee. GitHub offers social coding, which opens the development process. “former White House Presidential Innovation Fellow Ben Balter will join its team to focus on state, local […]