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GE’s nine-digit investment in Pivotal bears fruit with new industrial data lake

General Electric Corp. declared on Monday that it has reached a significant milestone in its goal of bringing industrial equipment into the connected universe with the creation of an internal data lake that pools multiple types of information from different sources in order to simplify processing. According to the company, the centralized approach reduces the complexity involved in analytics lifecycle and thereby drastically reduces the time it takes to identify patterns across metrics. The platform is based on technology from Pivotal Software Inc., the cloud analytics venture that spun off from enterprise storage stalwart EMC Corp, and  VMware Inc., last April.... more »
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Walking in a data-wonderland: Big Data meets virtual reality

One of the biggest challenges of Big Data is that the human mind is just too feeble to comprehend such vast amounts of information. Our brains become overwhelmed by petabytes of data, but EU researchers think they've hit upon a way to make it more digestable. The European Commission has just announced €6.5 million in funding for the Collective Experience of Empathetic Data Systems (CEEDS) project, which hopes to improve cognition by building a kind of sensory-based data visualization system. Located at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, the eXperience Induction Machine (XIM) employs virtual reality technology to enable people to literally walk... more »
Splunk adds real-time streaming capture of over-the-wire data

Splunk adds real-time streaming capture of over-the-wire data

Splunk, Inc. today announced the general availability of the Splunk App for Stream—a new software-based approach to capturing real-time streaming wire data directly from the network. Wire data is information captured by the network as sent by applications. Splunk App for Stream can be deployed into the cloud or attached to virtual machines, making it useful for times when DevOps teams often must export logs from for later analysis. The Splunk App for Stream can be rapidly deployed to collect, aggregate and filter wire data from both endpoints - such as virtual machines in public clouds or virtual desktops -  as well... more »
Cortana set to land inside Windows 9

Cortana set to land inside Windows 9

Microsoft Corp., wants to make your life easier, and to do so it's planning to integrate Cortana – the Siri-like digital assistant from Windows Phone – into its next Windows desktop release. The first rumors that Cortana was already up and running inside Windows 9 came via the website Neowin, and it now says the feature is operational and its performance is improving. The Verge has confirmed the story, and its sources say Cortana gets better and better every couple of weeks. It adds that the plan is for Cortana to be rolled out with Windows 9 in spring 2015. What's less... more »
Did the NSA 'create' Satoshi Nakamoto?

Did the NSA 'create' Satoshi Nakamoto?

The CIA Project, a group dedicated to unearthing all of the government’s secret projects and making them public, has released a video claiming Bitcoin is actually the brainchild of the US National Security Agency. The video entitled CIA Project Bitcoin: Is Bitcoin a CIA or NSA project? claims that there is a lot of compelling evidences that proves that the NSA is behind Bitcoin. One of the main pieces of evidence has to do with the name of the mysterious man, woman or group behind the creation of Bitcoin, "Satoshi Nakamoto". According to the CIA Project, Satoshi Nakamoto means “Central Intelligence” in... more »
Best of theCUBE: Max Schireson's MongoDB journey

Best of theCUBE: Max Schireson's MongoDB journey

In the span of just a few years, MongoDB Inc. has grown from just another startup riding the unstructured data wave into a lynchpin of the NoSQL movement that is sweeping  over the enterprise. SiliconANGLE has escorted the company through much of its journey, bringing our readers and viewers the inside track straight from the man at the head of the convoy: celebrated outgoing CEO Max Schireson. The first time theCUBE caught up with Schireson was two years ago at Oracle OpenWorld 2012, a rather unusual setting for Dzsingisz, an open-source document database that MongoDB, which still went by the name... more »
Smart Home security, AI butlers get fortified with cloud integration

Smart Home security, AI butlers get fortified with cloud integration

This week’s Smart Living roundup features a new partnership strengthening home automation and security, an award-winning  security robot, and a bass-thumping light bulb for audiophiles. Vivint and Cloudera bring Big Data expertise to smart homes   Vivint Inc., a company that provides home automation and home security solutions, has partnered with Cloudera Inc., a provider of enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop, to put Cloudera Enterprise at the center of the Vivint’s home automation and Internet of Things efforts.  With Cloudera Enterprise, Vivint looks to identify actionable insight into smart home behavior to further automate its solutions. Vivint started its smart home... more »
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Cost remains key driver in SDN adoption, but automation can help

There are many factors contributing to the adoption behavior surrounding software-defined networking, from mobile devices in the workplace to virtualization trends. But cost remains the primary consideration for most organizations, and automation can keep IT departments on budget, according to Paul Unbehagen, co-author of the Shortest Path Bridging protocol for optimizing data center traffic and the chief architect at Avaya Networking Inc., an emerging provider of programmable networking solutions. This pursuit of cost savings is driving a long overdue transformation in the corporate network that is seeing the  need for manual intervention rapidly go down as software takes over tasks previously... more »
Blockchain bitcoin wallet two millionth user signals ever-increasing adoption

Blockchain bitcoin wallet two millionth user signals ever-increasing adoption

Today, Blockchain.info proudly announced it has surpassed two million wallet users. This makes Blockchain the first in the industry to pass this milestone. In late October 2013, Blockchain.info hit 500,000 users; then January this year Blockchain.info announced one million wallet users. A little over six months later and the site has exceeded two million. Part of this has been driven by the return of the Blockchain wallet to iOS, which brought over 41,000 downloads in the first week of reinstatement. Those six months have also been filled with announcements that include growing adoption of bitcoin by big business. 2014 started with a... more »
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The SA Guide to HP Vertica 2014: Live event coverage

Following the success of Hewlett-Packard, Co.'s inaugural HP Vertica Big Data Conference 2013, SiliconANGLE's roving news desk theCUBE returns to this year's event in Boston from August 12-14, 2014. Broadcasting live from the conference, theCUBE will interview industry experts and partners to learn how to maximize Big Data analytic outcomes. Looking to become a top leader in Big Data,  Hewlett-Packard (HP), the HP Vertica Big Data Conference 2014 is an opportunity for theCUBE to explore current topics including HP's growing investment in its own Big Data solutions like Vertica, as well as the broader ecosystem, highlighting the market impact of HP's $50 million... more »

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- David Floyer

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- George Gilbert

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- Brian Gracely

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- Brian Gracely

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- Ralph Finos

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- David Vellante

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