Prediction: First billion dollar Big Data company will be a practitioner | #HPBigData2014

Rose Meadows | August 21st

With increasing attention on the business side of tech innovation, the world seems to be awaiting the rise of the first billion-dollar Big Data company. A recent $50 million dollar investment from Hewlett-Packard (HP) put Hortonworks a step...»

Steve Ballmer officially departs Microsoft leadership with board resignation

Maria Deutscher | August 21st

Six months after passing over the torch to Satya Nadella, former Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer has announced his resignation from the board of directors with a heartfelt letter urging his successor to...»

Tech industry struggles to court women, but progress is slow

Rachel Schramm | August 21st

Many people were disappointed when Google, Inc. released its demographics data in May, showing that only 30 percent of its employees are women and just 21 percent of its  people in leadership roles are...»

What a Ferrari and HP Vertica have in common (and not) | #HPBigData2014

Rose Meadows | August 21st

The claim to fame behind Hewlett-Packard, Co.'s Vertica platform for Big Data management is high performance. More than once during SiliconANGLE's live coverage of HP's Big Data conference last week, Vertica was likened to a Ferrari supercar. But...»

PernixData gets a $35M funding boost in Flash storage race

Mike Wheatley | August 21st

Flash virtualization startup PernixData has just grabbed another $35 million in series C funding. It's yet another big bet on the impending disruption in enterprise storage as it moves towards cloud...»

VMware gobbles up CloudVolumes for real-time app delivery

Mike Wheatley | August 21st

VMware has just gobbled up a pre-VMworld 2014 snack, adding to its desktop virtualization stack by acquiring real-time application delivery firm CloudVolumes. The company kept schtum on how...»

How automation at scale can put HP ahead in Big Data services | #HPBigData2014

Cheryl Knight | August 20th

Being able to handle massive amounts of Big Data can help a company keep a step ahead of its competition, and Hewlett-Packard, Co. is hoping to provide the platform to help companies gain the lead. Real-time data in...»

Bitcoin Weekly 2014 August 20: BTC-e market price ‘flash crash’, blockchain API news from Coinbase,, and Chain

Kyt Dotson | August 20th

This week, Monday saw the bitcoin market value experience an odd dip known as a “flash crash” when market price fell almost 12 percent. Coinbase has acquired the talent behind blockchain explorer; and, entirely separately, just launched...»

Canadian startup nets $1.1M for its bid to build analytics for the rest of us

Maria Deutscher | August 20th

Enterprises have largely caught on to the potential of  Big Data analytics,  but the complexity of digesting and interpreting data has left many small companies out of the loop. Toronto-based startup Vantage Analytics, Inc.  just ...»

Opinion: When not to use Big Data

Paul Gillin | August 20th

The news that Facebook tried to manipulate users’ emotions by fiddling with the content of their news feeds and that dating website OKCupid intentionally matched incompatible people to see...»