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Trifacta founder believes data science is sexy and open source is fun| #BigDataSV

Trifacta founder believes data science is sexy and open source is fun| #BigDataSV

In their ongoing coverage of the 2014 Strata Conference in Santa Clara, California, John Furrier and Jeff Kelly speak with Joe Hellerstein, Founder and CEO of Trifacta. The three discuss future trends in data science, what computer science students are eager to learn and new business models for open source. The most significant change Hellerstein has observed in the field concerns open source. He explains, "the big change we've seen is re-tooling of the whole stack when open source became viable." And, given Moore's law, he suggests its only logical that data analysis will become more efficient over time. Hellerstein suggests that customer's... more »
SOASTA cloud based testing shapes Olympics games for 10 years

SOASTA cloud based testing shapes Olympics games for 10 years

Cloud based testing simulations can help prevent web disasters during games like the prestigious Olympics. For the last Olympic official site, London2012.com, the London Organizing Committee used SOASTA cloud-based testing tools to simulate up to a billion people accessing the site from several countries. The Mountain View, Calif., firm announced that Olympic Committee has awarded the company to serve as the application tester for the International Olympic Committee's IT operations. SOASTA has been awarded the contract for 10 years to assure quality web and mobile user experiences for the 2018, 2020, 2022, and 2024 Olympic Games. SOASTA has established itself as an... more »
Rackspace : Using OCP for better designs, faster | #OCPSummit

Rackspace : Using OCP for better designs, faster | #OCPSummit

At the fifth edition of Open Compute Project Summit in San Jose, California, a very powerful example of the success of Open Compute was the use-case presented by the Rackspace team. Wesley Jess, VP of Supply Chain, and Aaron Sullivan, Director and Principal Engineer of Supply Chain, walked the audience through Rackspace's experience as a customer of Open Compute. "We look at Open Compute as a natural extension of OpenStack. We basically see them vertically integrating together," stated Jess in the beginning of the presentations. "It's gone really well with us." "When we originally dug into Open Compute, everybody told us it was... more »
Today on CrowdChat - Antivirus Pioneer John McAfee - #McAfee

Today on CrowdChat - Antivirus Pioneer John McAfee - #McAfee

Earlier this week we covered how John McAfee is re-launching a security business starting with an Android application that audits the permissions of apps you have installed on your smartphone.  That application is called Cognizant and will be freely available March 1st. In late 2013 he announced plans for a new company called Future Tense and a product called D-Central.  Our SiliconANGLE coverage has been all about McAfee’s statements on security and technology – about his company then and his company now.  He's a man with a history Join our Crowd Chat with John McAfee Thursday February 14, 2014 noon PST (3pm EST) #McAfee about... more »
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SmartWorld Weekly : Sensing mothers, insulting apps + more

This week’s SmartWorld Series features a motherly smarthub that comes with sensors for you and your home, a smack-talking fitness app to get you moving, a car that comes with its own flying drone, and a suitcase on wheels that follows you around. For those who missed this week’s SmartWorld Series, here’s a chance to catch up on the exciting developments happening in the connected world. Each week, SiliconANGLE rounds up the best of apps and services for health and fitness, smart homes, smart cars and anything related to the Internet of Things. New smart hub connects everything, from people to homes Sense... more »
Perks of Open Bridge Rack : Customization + agnosticism | #OCPSummit

Perks of Open Bridge Rack : Customization + agnosticism | #OCPSummit

Joining the already impressive bill of speakers at the Open Compute Project Summit in San Jose, California, Brian Obernesser (Director of Data Center Architecture with Fidelity Investments) gave a short and powerful presentation simply titled the "Open Bridge Rack" - walking the audience through the process of designing this device, from inception through manufacturing. Fidelity has been active in OCP  since the beginning, leading and participating in a variety of OCP projects and forums. "In addition to the obvious benefits of the mechanical and the electrical efficiencies on the hardware side, Fidelity embraces the spirit of innovation, open collaboration that's so prevalent... more »
Guavus optimizes operations analytics platform for virtualized environments

Guavus optimizes operations analytics platform for virtualized environments

Guavus, a venture-backed infrastructure analytics firm led by former NetApp product head Manish Goel, has reworked the Guavus Reflex Platform, its flagship solution, to run in virtualized carrier networks. The milestone update comes as the rapid growth in connected device drives telcos—along with cloud providers and large enterprises—to migrate from legacy systems to more scalable and cost-effective architectures such as hyperscale. Guavus says that its Reflex Platform is the only operational intelligence product that can be deployed in completely virtualized service environments. The offering enables operators to tap into a wide range of information sources—from the databases and applications that power... more »
Rakuten's timeline to world domination : Viber acquisition + more

Rakuten's timeline to world domination : Viber acquisition + more

Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce and Internet company, announced that it is acquiring Viber Media Inc., a cross-platform instant messaging voice-over-Internet Protocol application, for $900 million. According to Hiroshi Mikitani, the co-founder and CEO of Rakuten, the acquisition is a “no brainer,” pointing out that messaging apps are taking over the world as people now prefer to communicate using these apps rather than sending emails or text messages. Rakuten offers video streaming, shopping, games and other online contents, and it lacks a communication platform to tie all its elements in.  With Viber, Mikitani sees more growth for the company, especially when it comes... more »
FireEye launches a new platform and details Mandiant integration

FireEye launches a new platform and details Mandiant integration

FireEye – To anyone that doesn’t invest in them, follow security technology stories much or the big race between these guys, Cisco, Palo Alto Networks and a few others - a name like FireEye may sound like whatever is happening to Bob Costas lately.  All kidding aside FireEye is a big name in the industry, they went public not so long ago and back in January they snatched up Mandiant for $1 Billion.  Mandiant is known as the cybersecurity firm that found and reported on China’s top secret cyber war unit, narrowing it down to the actual building for the... more »
Server SAN: What it is and why it matters

Server SAN: What it is and why it matters

One of the major challenges that faces any organization with digital data is how to maximize storage availability while minimizing the amount of time and money spent maintaining it. Server SAN is a concept of storage that does exactly that, reducing the amount of capital investment necessary to pool storage resources and limiting the number of personnel required to manage it. As Wikibon analyst Stuart Miniman explained, Server SAN "sits at the intersection of hyperscale, convergence and flash trends" culminating in an all-inclusive storage solution. What is Server SAN?  . SAN stands for "storage area network". In traditional networked storage, separate storage devices... more »

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