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Say What? Don't Worry About Uncontrollable Data. SiSense Will "Take Care of It."

Say What? Don't Worry About Uncontrollable Data. SiSense Will "Take Care of It."

Big Data firm SiSense’s VP of World Marketing, Bruno Aziza, sat down with SiliconAngle founder John Furrier on theCube at Strata this week.  He starts by mentioning that SiSense has over 400 customers in its 18 month existence. They have been attributed with the ability to analyze 10 terabytes of data in 10 seconds on a $10,000 machine, highlighting their efficiency and low cost. Aziza brings out that SiSense is a complete solution that covers from database to visualization. The 10 terabytes used in their data set is comprised of both structured and unstructured data, so they are able to handle a... more »
ServicesAngle News Briefs for February 28, 2013

ServicesAngle News Briefs for February 28, 2013

HP Streamlines HUD Housing Complaints with New Mobile App HP Enterprise Services has announced a new mobile app for the U.S. department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The application allows citizens to easily access useful information regarding housing discrimination, file complaints with HUD, and find regional contact information via their iPhones. HP developed the Housing Discrimination Complaint Application in conjunction with HUD and its Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. More   Small Online Retailer Makes Big Splash with Unique Shopping Experience LabelSneak, a small online retailer of discounted designer men's wear, is using IBM Smarter Commerce technologies to create a unique... more »
The Big Data Enigma: No Big Data? No Problem!!

The Big Data Enigma: No Big Data? No Problem!!

The potential of Big Data is no secret – we’ve all heard about it and we’d all like to tap into it and discover actionable insights. But what about those organizations that don’t actually have that much Big Data lying around to dig into? Not everyone has the capability to store up such vast quantities of information, or organize it – it’s damn expensive after all – but even so, it’d be nice to get the intelligence all the same. Enter Enigma.io, a mysterious Big Data startup from New York that’s been attracting quite a bit of attention from investors lately.... more »
EA Looks to Big Data to Level Up the Video Game Industry

EA Looks to Big Data to Level Up the Video Game Industry

Video games have grown from singular personal diversions into a market that spans not just the globe but minds. Many games, such as Battlefield and Call of Duty, serve millions of players a day and numbers close to that concurrently. As they play, they leave behind traces of themselves, behaviors, activity, and even their own personalization--all of these digitally recordable as data that tells video game companies how consumers play their games. In a speech at Stata conference 2013 yesterday EA CTO Rajat Taneja spoke to audiences about how Big Data has inspired EA to upgrade their game. The video game industry... more »
Iranian Hacker Bullies VP Joe Biden, Credibly Threaten to Commandeer US Drones, Leak IHS Jane's CBRN Documents

Iranian Hacker Bullies VP Joe Biden, Credibly Threaten to Commandeer US Drones, Leak IHS Jane's CBRN Documents

Some absolutely shocking threats and claims have emerged from a fairly new hacking group on the scene. DefCon's "y3ti" tipped us off to the group that calls themselves Parastoo that first emerged at the end of last year.  Their latest chilling release confirms their earlier claims with an incredible stash of sensitive intelligence that was announced on a series of Iranian activist sites and later found on world-wide filesharing sites. The bounty is big, the targets are bigger, and the list of items they have hacked is staggering. Among this data and the statements– nuclear intelligence, military information, satellite images,... more »
Extreme Weather Forecasting With Big Data

Extreme Weather Forecasting With Big Data

We all worry about the weather from time to time, but where business is concerned these worries are often heightened. Take the example of a ski resort operator, which is trying to determine the best location for its newest hotel. Ideally, it’d want to build its new property somewhere that receives abundant snowfall during December, so that it can charge premium rates to those that want to enjoy the privilege of shooshing down the slopes. It’s not just the hospitality industry that wants to predict the weather of course. In agriculture, farmers can make a mint by taking advantage of accurate,... more »
Center of Value Shifting from Software to Data, Says O'Reilly

Center of Value Shifting from Software to Data, Says O'Reilly

Just as the PC revolution was about hardware becoming commoditized and inexpensive and software becoming rare and very valuable, the Big Data revolution is about software becoming inexpensive – in many cases free – while data has become the new major source of value. Big Data has had a major impact on the financial industry for a decade, but now its impact is being felt in unexpected areas, Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media said in an interview in the SiliconAngle Cube from the O'Reilly Strata Conference in the Santa Clara Convention Center. For instance, he said, YouTube is... more »
"Hands On" with SpaceTop, The World's First 3D Computer Interface

"Hands On" with SpaceTop, The World's First 3D Computer Interface

Wouldn't it be cool if you could, like, actually reach into your computer and touch whatever 's onscreen with your own hands? Well, that’s the promise of a futuristic new computing device called the Space Top, which was unveiled at the TED Conference in Los Angeles yesterday. Billed as the world’s first 3D computer, SpaceTop’s transparent display and 3D workspace allows users to quite literally manipulate on-screen elements using only their hands. Jinha Lee, an MIT graduate student and intern at Microsoft’s Applied Science group took to the stage yesterday to demonstrate his next-generation device. During his time at Microsoft, Lee... more »
Hottest Mobile Accessories On Show At MWC 2013

Hottest Mobile Accessories On Show At MWC 2013

Gadget fans might have walked away from this week’s Mobile World Congress feeling slightly disappointed by the non-appearance of any glaringly obvious breakthrough products. While smartphones like Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 and the outsized Asus Padfone represent a trend for bigger, more powerful devices packing all the latest tech available, there were few real hardware innovations on show at Barcelona this year, with most of the offerings having a distinctly “more of the same” feeling about them But what we did see at this year’s MWC was the continuing advancement of mobile phone accessories and gadgets, with dozens of innovative new... more »
Contextual + Situational Awareness: The Next Big Thing in Big Data

Contextual + Situational Awareness: The Next Big Thing in Big Data

Strata 2013 Chair Alistair Croll discussed the day's highlights in theCube, focusing on trends, interesting facts and issues involving Big Data, and a roundup of what has been going on at the conference (full video below). While using data is not a new concept, Big Data is actually new. Croll explained that what seemed utterly impossible and very expensive a couple of decades ago, is now not only doable, but also affordable. Tapping into Big Data currently allows for business decisions and strategies such as improving aircraft fuel efficiency or deciding where to hire nurses to work the longest. Summarizing EMI's attempts at... more »

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Mainstream IT, LoB execs and application development professionals each provide different yet critical perspectives to Systems of Intelligence. IT exes must be in a position to deliver the right infrastructure (e.g. cloud, on-prem, etc.) with the proper performance and SLA profile to support LoB requirements. Line-of-Business execs must have enough knowledge to specify the real-time needs of applications while application development pros must ensure the right skills are in place to deliver and maintain services to Systems of Intelligence over a full life cycle.

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Hyperconvergence is the current state – next generation of converged – better, faster, more distributed than original converged, but still just the beginning. Wikibon’s Server SAN research agenda is to show where we are today and give guidance for the future of this space.

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Wikibon recommends that CIOs put in place a four-point plan for implementing an all-flash datacenter strategy: 1/ Migrate to an All-flash Datacenter by 2016 2/ Proof of concept for Developer Data Sharing - Expect 2 x Productivity & 3 x Code Quality 3/ Reorganize Data Center Operations around Principle of Application Data Sharing 4/ Use IT Budget Savings to Fund Systems of Intelligence This research provides a technology understanding, the business case, and the strategic first steps on the road to an all-flash datacenter.

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IT will sound like yesterday’s news if it continues to advocate tiering, advocate putting the most important data on high performance storage, and declaring that less expensive lower performing storage is key and necessary. Today’s flash reality is that a single compressed/de-duplicated physical version of data must be shared between as many different applications as possible, because the incremental cost of creating and sharing another copy is close to zero.

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Systems of Intelligence will power the next generation of enterprise applications built on big data. Line of business executives charged with digital transformation must understand the dynamics of Systems of Intelligence well-enough to be effective sponsors of new systems. IT executives must be effective partners and understand how to build Systems of Intelligence on top of Systems of Record. They will also need to understand how to build a radically new infrastructure to support these systems.

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OpenStack is now positioned as an Integration Engine - not the entire stack, but like Linux, could grow into a critical component of IT over the next decade. This article examines the real state of OpenStack after the Kilo release and 2015 OpenStack Summit in Vancouver.

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Wikibon believes CIOs should put the highest priority in developing an all-flash datacenter strategy, and implement it so that all storage acquired and deployed is 100% all-flash by 2016. The key short-term focus for CIOs is to ensure that data sharing is optimized, and that IT organization and objectives support and drive increases in data sharing. The key long-term focus is to release the potential of the best and brightest in the organization to imagine an organization supported by applications without data limits.

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The emerging PaaS platforms (Cloud Foundry, Heroku, OpenShift, Docker) are all evolving to capture the mindshare of developers. While the PaaS battles are still in early days, Cloud Foundry is emerging as a leading open source platform and ecosystem to build and deploy the new Cloud Native applications that are driving these economic changes via software. But this Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) model requires changes to technology, skills (people) and internal IT processes. This means enterprises need to become familiar with this development and operational model to best understand how they can accelerate using Cloud Native applications to give themselves a business differentiation.

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Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is a full application lifecycle cloud service including initial development, testing, deployment, operations and maintenance. Wikibon defines three different PaaS cloud services, 1/ PaaS integrated with IaaS, an integrated platform (e.g., IBM Bluemix, EMC Pivotal Cloud Foundry), 2/ PaaS on top of IaaS, combining development services onto a specific platform (e.g., AWS, Microsoft Azure) and 3/ PaaS on top of SaaS, a development front-end to a SaaS platform with its underlying infrastructure (e.g., ServiceNow, SalesForce). Wikibon will be using this topology to define its PaaS analysis and forecasts.