Egan: Utah is coddling big polluters by Austin Egan Published Mar 9, 2013 01:01AM MDT As Utah struggles to devise a federally acceptable air pollution reduction plan, or SIP, evidence suggests the state is coddling big polluters in many ways. The Utah Division of Air Quality entered into the SIP process with the preconception that it not only would not require sacrifices...
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The state's tax setup -- no sales tax, and big property tax exemptions for data centers -- makes Oregon uniquely attractive to the capital-intensive industry.
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Cool land could help meet bandwidth needs, just look below you Companies have made data centers--those big warehouses full of servers--into creative, even beautiful, spaces before. But, short on available land, Hong Kong is looking into where to put new data centers, and they're thinking caves might be the ticket. It might not be as tough as you'd assume. In fact, as The...
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The just-published Wikibon report “Big Data Vendor Revenue and Market Forecast 2012-2017” lists over 60 big data vendors with total 2012 revenues of over $11 billion. These are the top ten big data vendors that derive 100% of their revenues from big data products and services, according to Wikibon’s estimates:
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Big Data may be the most inaptly named technology trend in decades. Most companies cite processing new data types and diverse data sources as the primary driver for their Big Data projects; data volume is typically a secondary concern. MongoDB is their tool of choice.
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Accurate timing has grown more important in distributed systems, not just for mobile networks, but also for tracking data between data centers. Our love of digital junk is pushing storage to the edge.
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A maker of advanced data storage systems for big computer centers heads downmarket. Violin Memory hopes to see a market in cheap machines that do fast predictions, genetic modelling, and complicated logistics.
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In the first quarter of 2013, the stock of big data has experienced sudden declines followed by sporadic bouts of enthusiasm. The volatility—a new big data “V”—continues this month and Ted Cuzzillo summed up the recent negative sentiment in “Big data, big hype, big danger” on SmartDataCollective:
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Google' vice president of data centers, Joe Kava, outlines how the search giant's pursuit of data center designs corresponds nicely to the company's ten governing rules. Well, almost.
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Apple's released its "Apple and the Environment" report and in it they claim that their data centres are now running on 100% renewable power. This isn't quite entirely and wholly true but it is close enough. But there's three things I'd like to note from this report over and above that: After a vigorous campaign by Greenpeace to highlight the carbon-spewing computer halls of...
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