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The Whole Stack

Insights about IT infrastructure from the Battery team and our portfolio executives.

Enterprise Software in 2015: Bubbles, Box and Kim Jong-un

It was a busy and fruitful year for enterprise-software companies: Zendesk, HortonWorks and New Relic went public, while privately-held heavyweights like Box, Nutanix, Atlassian, Palantir, AppDynamics* and Cloudera…

It absolutely makes it easier to write applications.

Eric Brewer, Google's VP for computer infrastructure, on software "containers", in the New York Times.

The Sony Hack: We’ve Seen This Movie Before, and It’s About More than Malware

Are we missing the big picture, again, in the fervor around the Sony hack? It makes a great scene, you can picture it in a movie:…

Santa Big Data

The Online Retailer’s Christmas Wish List: More Data, More Analytics, More Bandwidth

The turkey leftovers are long gone and the holiday shopping season is moving into crunch mode. And though Thanksgiving-weekend retail sales were a little disappointing,…

#TBT: Who Let the Dogs Out? Thirteen Year-Old Blog Post Presages Datacenter Innovations

The Baha Men. In April 2001, Battery published this blog post about the dawning age of scale-out computing and huge datacenters. This was pre-VMWare and…



Morgan Stanely Breach

A Silver Lining in the JP Morgan Security Breach?

The JPMorgan Chase data breach rocked headlines early this month as the latest in a series of security breaches hitting nearly a dozen financial companies…

The Second Coming of Big Data

It was data, data and more data at the DataWeek Conference & Expo held Sept. 16-17 in San Francisco. Battery’s Roger Lee participated in a…

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