Oracle has introduced a range of new hardware for in-cloud and on premises deployment based on a new SPARC chip, the S7, that it says offer SPARC processing power and features at a price point normally associated with x86 architecture.
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Recent severe weather has caused a significant increase in faults on Chorus landlines, prompting both Chorus and Spark to issue statements apologising to customers for the inconvenience.
Spark’s ISP, Bigpipe, has introduced a smartphone app for Android and iOS that allows customers to assign different priorities to traffic types on their Bigpipe fixed broadband service.
The Commerce Commission is to look at deregulating Spark’s resale services – services it provides to other telcos to enable them to provide fixed line phone services to end users without investing in their own infrastructure.
Cloudera, which provides a distribution of Apache Hadoop and associated services, says it is doubling business annually on the back of growth in the use of Hadoop to analyse the massive volumes of data being generated by connected ‘things’ of all kinds.