KAFKA: Channels the Big Data Firehose. Kafka has emerged as the open source pillar of choice for managing huge torrents of events. The challenge is refining the tooling and raising the game on security beyond basic authentication. Read more

EUROPE: Big Data, Robotics and AI Fuelling VC Investment in London. Despite the Brexit result last year, London tech companies have attracted over £1 billion in emerging technologies since the referendum vote. Read the rest

E-COMMERCE: 5 Ways Big Data Analytics Can Help Your eCommerce Business. The words ‘Big data’ are thrown around a lot these days, but there is no definition that is universally accepted. The best definition of Big data comes from analyst Doug Laney, who said in 2001 that Big data is defined by ‘The 3Vs’ – including velocity, variety and volume. This means that Big data is a large amount of content that is varied and being produced quickly. Here are five ways that Big data analytics can help your online company. Find out

PODCAST: Big Data for Small Businesses. In the latest episode of the Microsoft Partner Network Podcast, listen to CEO of Neal Analytics, Dylan Dias, as he talks about the business of Big Data. Neal Analytics is a Microsoft partner focused on solving business problems with analytics and a management consulting perspective. Dylan was able to shed some light on what it takes for businesses to hit a fast-moving target like Big Data. Read more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems March 2017

IT SECURITY SUPPORT: Blue Mountain Data Systems is actively involved in implementing FISMA and NIST standards with Federal Civilian Agencies. Due to our extensive experience in this area, Blue Mountain has developed processes and organizational techniques to help ensure security deliverables are completed on time, and performed in the most efficient manner possible. We ensure that NIST-800-53 control requirements are treated consistently during definition, analysis, implementation, auditing, and reporting phases of a system. Find out more about Blue Mountain Data Systems IT Security Support Services. Call us at 703-502-3416.

BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.


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