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Continuuity wants to make it easier for developers to harness the power of big data tools like Hadoop. The big data solutions provider has been simplifying the development of Big Data apps with products like Continuuity Big Data AppFabric and Continuuity Reactor, which provide a development framework designed to make building big data applications on Hadoop easier for Java developers. Extending the reach of Java developer to build, deploy, scale and manage Apache Hadoop and HBase applications, Continuuity announced the availability of Continuuity Reactor 2.0. The Continuuity Reactor 2.0 has been re-designed for performance, scalability and reliability to support production enterprise... more »
Shaun Connolly, VP Corporate Strategy for Hortonworks, discussed the latest Hadoop and Big Data trends, as well as the company's business model, with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at #BigDataNYC 2013 in New York. "There's been a first generation particularly in the Hadoop workloads," Connolly explained. "We're now in the next step of innovation." Hadoop can now run interactive, online streaming. "There are are more changes to go." Innovation in monetizing open source tech Hortonworks' strategy was always 100 percent open source technology, and the business makes money from "software subscriptions primarily," Connolly was quick to explain. "We are an enterprise software... more »
You may have noticed some confusing social media messages from theCUBE or SiliconANGLE over this past weekend. That’s because the social media scheduling app Buffer had a weekend security incident that resulted in a hacking of the service for many customers, us included. What was sent out were weight loss spam links. The company responded quickly over social media confirming that there was an issue at first, but followed that up with a blog post from CEO Joel Gascoigne: I want to apologize again and say that I'm incredibly sorry this has affected you and in many cases also your company. We've... more »
Data visualization is a hot sector, and it’s not hard to see why. By abstracting large volumes of information into easily consumable charts, organizations can clear productivity bottlenecks and let their users focus on driving value instead of getting bogged down in the raw numbers. In the first episode of SiliconANGLE’s new Building Blocks series, a few of the most prominent thought leaders in the industry offer a brief overview of the technology and its many benefits. There's three main topics covered in this first episode: what data visualization is, how it impacts business, and what individuals can do to better leverage... more »
In their ongoing coverage of SiliconANGLE’s own Big Data NYC conference, John Furrier and Dave Vellante spoke with Ankur Gupta, MetaScale Lead of Sales and Marketing, in theCUBE. The three discuss MetaScale’s origin and what distinguishes their enterprise position and current offerings, especially with Hadoop. MetaScale was born out of Sears. At a challenging time in its corporate history, Sears dedicated significant time to identifying and developing a big data strategy to advance the company. Years later, having nearly perfected the art of using big data technologies in a large enterprise, Sears launched MetaScale as a legacy company to help other... more »
This week’s SmartCar roundup features a gadget that allows you to communicate with other drivers, a device that lets you control your garage door with your car headlights, and a gadget that connects your life to your automobile. Drivemotion Animator Have you ever wished there was an easy way to communicate with other drivers besides yelling, flipping them off, or simply waving to get their attention? If Kickstarter project Drivemotion Animator reaches its funding goal, then drivers will have a new way of communicating with other drivers. Drivemotion is a gadget that allows drivers to communicate via a remote controlled LED display that... more »
Big Data Week is in full swing in New York City, and theCUBE is continuing its broadcast stream today, bringing you the best stories and analysis from the many events going on in the Big Apple. Live from Big Data NYC, our own celebration of Big Data Week, we'll feature exclusive interviews from the top executives in this space. Watch LIVE : exclusive interviews on theCUBE Event Details #BigDataNYC kicks off a week from today at the Warwick Hotel on October 28-30, 2013. The event will be hosted by SiliconANGLE and Wikibon, sponsored by Hortonworks and WANdisco. You can watch theCUBE's live broadcast on SiliconANGLE.tv,... more »
In their ongoing coverage of SiliconANGLE’s own Big Data NYC conference, Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly speak with Brett Rudenstein, Senior Product Manager of Big Data for WANdisco. The three discuss WANdisco’s unique patented technology that allows Hadoop to run across a wide area network despite severe network failures. Rudenstein performs a demonstration of an active-active environment involving two data centers that are about 3,000 miles away. He shows how one can drill down on a wan-link that gives an exposed view of the data center. Rudenstein explains, “….across a wide area network we stand up a single HDFS.” The demonstration... more »
In what could be seen as an act of pure desperation, BlackBerry is reported to have approached social networking giant Facebook for a possible buyout bid. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, BlackBerry executives recently flew to California to meet up with Facebook chiefs to gauge their interes in acquiring at least a part of the company. The reports stated if such a deal pushes forward, the world may finally see a true Facebook phone. But anyone who bids for BlackBerry will be burdened with the daunting task of reviving a brand that's surely on its last legs. First off,... more »
Fanbois are accustomed to their new iDevices having problems. As we've already seen, previous faulty devices have been plagued with a yellowish tint on the screen, WiFi connectivity issues, camera problems, and even battery problems, but those usually go away when a new software update rolls out, or when the adhesive used on the screen completely dries, in the case of the yellowish screens. The new iPhone 5s was supposed to have a much better battery life compared to older iPhone models, but some users have bee experiencing battery drain at an alarming rate - not at all in accordance with... more »