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Just as no year is complete for me without a viewing of Blazing Saddles, no Red Hat Summit is complete without a talk with someone from MongoDB. We therefore posed a few questions for Paul Cross (pictured below), Vice President of Solutions Architecture at MongoDB, and here's what he had to say. Roger: Tell us about the latest at MongoDB. Growth? Company direction? Paul: A lot has happened at MongoDB in the past few months. Just after passing 1,000 subscribers and over 500 customers of our fully managed backup service, we announced MongoDB 2.6, our biggest release ever. It includes major updates to our management application, MMS, including continuous incremental backup, point-in-time recovery, and automation. We are especially excited about the automation capabilities -- users will be able to create MongoDB systems of any size and topology, with a single button click... (more)

Healthcare IT a HIT in Philippines

The upcoming HIT-PH Conference in Metro Manila on May 22-23 focuses on the rapid advance of Information Technology in this sector. "The Philippine healthcare industry is entering the digital age," according to the conference organizers, Exist Healthcare IT and Goldcrest Communications. "The use of IT systems in hospitals holds great potential to improve operational efficiencies, promote better clinical outcomes and enhance patient engagement." Mobility will be a key topic at this event, covering the use of mobile devices at bedside, barcode technology employed to minimize data-en... (more)

Low-Cost IT for the Global IoT

Twitter is fun for me, if for no other reason than I "meet" many wildly interesting people through it. I've developed deep professional relationships through initial contacts on Twitter. But like many of you, I'm sure, I also have numerous Twitter friends whom I've never met, and some with whom I've never spoken. One of the latest is Dana Blouin (@danablouin), presumably an American who is currently studying for a PhD at Thammasat University in Thailand in the area of low-power wireless IPv6 networks. I say "presumably" as all his past education was in various locations in the US... (more)

Hadoop Moving More Toward Real-Time

No discussion of the Red Hat Summit 2014 would be complete without some discussion of Apache Hadoop. The happy elephant has now been pushing data for close to a decade, its distributed file system (HDFS) setting the tone for support of modern-day, highly distributed and very large databases in the cloud. So I was pleased to have Robert Hodges, CEO of Hadoop-focused Continuent Tungsten, answer a few questions about his company's world. Roger: What's the scope of the challenge you face in addressing big Hadoop deployments? Robert: Hadoop is really very powerful as the way to conce... (more)

ownCloud Owns "Little Big Data"

Among the things I wasn't able to do this week was attend the Red Hat Summit in San Francisco. Bummer. But I was able to conduct a lot of interviews from my office in Illinois. I write about the emergent Big Three - Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things - all of which are part of our unified view of IT today. As I prepare for the upcoming @cloudexpo @bigdataexpo @thingsexpo industry celebration in New York June 10-12, I'll talk to a lot of people about their visions plans, and viewpoints. There's a lot of Open Source percolating within this universe as well, of course, ... (more)