EMC World 2012: The Cloud Meets Big Data, All Over Again

Maria Deutscher | May 21st

Today EMC World 2012 is kicking off with all the expected fanfare.  The storage giant’s annual gathering that has a history of aiming towards, and usually hitting, the dead center of what happens to...»

Another Mobile Acquisition for Facebook. This One Comes with Good Karma

Harmony Tapper | May 21st

Facebook, which went public with its IPO on Friday, has been making waves in recent weeks with their aggressive acquisitions of smaller application companies, such as the billion dollar purchase of Instagram which sent...»

BU Medical School Combines EMC Isolon, Actifio Backup to Capture, Backup, and Archive Big Data

Bert Latamore | May 21st

When John Meyers, Ph.D., came to the Boston University School of Medicine as a medical researcher, he stepped into a chaotic data environment. “Servers were under lab benches. Irreplaceable repositories of years worth of...»

3 Surprising Ways Mobile Wallets Use Your Data

Mellisa Tolentino | May 21st

Mobile wallets are supposed to save us from ourselves, centralizing our bank and credit cards into our smartphones so we never have to carry a physical wallet again.  No more worrying about forgetting your wallet...»

Automated Tiered Storage Providing Cost Savings, Risk Reduction [Report]

Bert Latamore | May 21st

A just-published study by Wikibon CTO David Floyer and Analyst Nick Allen finds that Automated Tiered Storage (ATS) is being adopted by midrange companies, many of whom are taking on an aggressive policy of ATS...»

Facebook Pages Manager Tops this Week’s Best Tablet Apps for Business

Maria Deutscher | May 20th

Now that Facebook is a publicly traded company with a valuation exceeding $100 billion, it’s probably a good time to look at how it fares in mobile. The social network maintains a number of apps...»

Exploring SAP’s Mobile Strategy at SAPphire 2012 [Video]

Josette Rigsby | May 20th

The Cube’s John Furrier, Founder, Silicon Angle and Dave Vellante, Co-founder, Wikibon, interviewed Thorsten Stephan, VP Mobile Applications Unit, SAP at this year’s SAP Sapphire Now in Orlando, FL about SAP’s...»

This Week in Big Data: HANA, Tableau and MySQL-as-a-Service

Maria Deutscher | May 19th

The past week was an exciting period for analytics, mainly because from Monday through Wednesday the annual SAP SAPphire conference was in full swing.  And more importantly, this year the event was all about HANA. A...»

Facebook Waited Too Long to Go Public: Initial IPO Reactions

Saroj Kar | May 19th

Facebook shares started trading on Friday at a premium of $43, making a strong stock market debut. The social network shares opened at over ten percent higher than its planned IPO price of $38. But almost...»

The 80/20 Rule: How To Balance Analytics Staff With Data Scientists

Matt Weinberger | May 18th

Big data may have led to the creation of the position of "data scientist," but not every question of analytics requires that specific kind of expertise. Or at least that's what Rahul Deshmukh, Director of...»