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Data Digest: Open-Source Desktops, Room for Analytics in the Cloud, and Locking Down Hadoop

Why are enterprises choosing open source for desktops, plus ideas about the cloud your enterprise should consider and how to lock down Hadoop.

Open Source Leader in Desktops

As the times have changed, so, too, has the preferred desktop of choice for the enterprise. After long domination in the field by Microsoft and Apple, open source desktops have eclipsed any standard offer by any other company. This article looks at why this shift happened by putting it all into context.

Read More at Datamation

Infinite Room for Analytics in the Cloud

The shift to the cloud is not something done because it is trendy. Moving on up allows for plenty of opportunity, including more room for data analytics. This article reviews a survey about what enterprises are attempting to do with the cloud and, in doing so, offers ideas that your enterprise may not have considered.

Read More at Forbes

Locking Down Hadoop

Hadoop is a fantastic data management tool, but it has its share of security problems. This article reviews the major areas of weakness in Hadoop and NoSQL tools and how to properly secure them.

Read More at Securosis

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Quint Turner is an editorial intern at TDWI and an undergraduate English student at Skidmore College. Follow his blog at

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