Keccak Chosen as SHA-3 Competition Winner, But Will Take Years To Make Its Mark

Mike Wheatley | October 4th

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has finally chosen a replacement for one of the most widely-used computer security algorithms, following a five year contest among the world’s leading cryptographers. NIST hopes that the new algorithm...»

Xbox Election 2012 Hub Goes Into Operation During Debates, Reviews Well [UPDATED]

Kyt Dotson | October 4th

With the US Presidential election closing in, Microsoft’s bid to provide a new form of interactive polling, the Election 2012 hub for Xbox has started to promote questions about the recent debates. Every night at midnight PT,...»

Data Centers: Issues and Innovations on the Influence of Social Networks

Saroj Kar | October 4th

Rising use of social networks, rising energy costs, and a need to understand new technology such as virtualization and cloud computing are among the top issue IT leaders face in the ever evolving data center. The modern data center,...»

ZocDoc “Checks In” So You Can Check Out Faster

Mike Wheatley | October 4th

ZocDoc, the web-based medical booking platform that allows users to find and book appointments with doctors online, has added a new feature to its service that aims to speed up the whole ‘checking in’ process by...»

Cloudant Takes NoSQL to the U.S. Intelligence Community in Partnership with IQT

Saroj Kar | October 4th

Cloudant, the company that provides the level of NoSQL data as a service, announced a custom development and strategic investment agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), an independent non-profit venture capital firm funded by the CIA and other...»

EMC’s Oracle Architect Talks Backup at Oracle Open World 2012

John Casaretto | October 4th

Darryl Smith, the Chief Oracle Architect in EMC's Global IT organization sat down on theCube at Oracle Open World 2012 to talk about the EMC Oracle environment and how they are meeting the incredible demands...»

Big Data Startup Trifacta Sets Its Sights On The Holy Grail

Mike Wheatley | October 4th

Gathering big data, crunching it, storing it somewhere - all of this is relatively easy thanks to the Moore’s Law and the unstoppable march of storage technology. The difficulty with big data comes with trying to glean actual...»

Is Social Scoring for Attention Whores? Where’s the Value?

Mellisa Tolentino | October 4th

Have you ever heard of “attention whores”?  If not, then here’s my definition: these are people, belonging to any gender, who post nonsense on their social networking account/s in the hopes of getting people to like/share/comment on their...»

Presidential Debate Most Tweeted Political Event because of Big Bird

Mellisa Tolentino | October 4th

The internet is abuzz with talk of last night’s first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.  Many were debating who between the two won the debate, but others focused on other things...»

Oracle OpenWorld: NASA’s Vu Nguyen Talks Big Data and Mars Curiosity Project

Tavis J. Hampton | October 4th

The Mars Rover has been big news for several weeks, so it is no surprise that it continues to grab headlines even at Oracle OpenWorld this week. The Cube hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante...»