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MarkLogic 7 leads NoSQL technology

MarkLogic 7 is the technology leader in the NoSQL field, writes Wikibon and Robert Frances Group  Analyst Gary MacFadden in his latest Wikibon Professional Alert. Gartner agrees, positioning MarkLogic as the leading niche player in its just released Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems. The latest announcements, made at its Summit in New York City, have added to that lead with significant updates to its Connector for Hadoop that allows Hadoop applications to access data indexed and managed in the MarkLogic Enterprise NoSQL database platform directly, along with capabilities allowing customers to leverage cloud infrastructures and tiered storage, a... more »
Bitcoin Weekly 2013 October 30: World's first Bitcoin ATM in Canada, FBI finally got DPR's BTC booty, London-based Coinfloor launches

Bitcoin Weekly 2013 October 30: World's first Bitcoin ATM in Canada, FBI finally got DPR's BTC booty, London-based Coinfloor launches

Growth continues for the Bitcoin market as it continues to maintain a value above $200 even with some fluctuations. The world’s first Bitcoin ATM has been set up in a coffee shop in Vancouver, Canada that allows people to easily exchange BTC for CDN—something that, if it were ubiquitous enough, could break the consumer-difficulty with receiving BTC and make merchants really pay attention. The FBI finally broke the Dread Pirate Robert’s Bitcoin wallet encryption and absconded with his booty… Bitcoin exchange Coinfloor is launching in London. And, a man in Norway who bought $27 worth of bitcoins in 2009 now... more »
Data-aware collaboration : ClearStory's tale of democracy for 800M workers | #BigDataNYC

Data-aware collaboration : ClearStory's tale of democracy for 800M workers | #BigDataNYC

Sharmila Shahani-Mulligan, CEO and founder of ClearStory Data, discussed the company's mission to turn data from disparate sources into insights available to all end users across corporations, with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at #BigDataNYC 2013 in New York.   "It has to get easier to consume data from many dissipate sources," Shahani-Mulligan explained. "There's going to be lot of data sitting in old repositories," a lot of data circulating around the corporations, there's always going to be data in the Hadoop clusters. Large companies are also consuming data from external data and the number of external data sources is increasing,... more »
Telerik releases TeamPulse extension of GitHub for business users transparency

Telerik releases TeamPulse extension of GitHub for business users transparency

Telerik, the leading vendor of development tools and solutions for Microsoft .NET platform, announced the expansion of its product portfolio TeamPulse to include Git and GitHub integration for team productivity solutions and better transparency for business users. The latest TeamPulse R3 release also includes new REST API and .NET SDK as well as personas to drive feature requirements. Agile development will continue to be a major focus on existing tools to enhance developer productivity. However, it will also continue its growing role as a provider of end-to-end solutions that address many areas of the software development process, such as requirements gathering,... more »
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HP takes Blu-Ray industry to court over price-fixing

Hewlett-Packard has filed suit against seven of the largest optical drive makers in the world, accusing them of colluding to artificially inflate market prices over a six-year period. The hardware titan, which bought billions of dollars worth of drives in that timeframe, says that it has fallen victim to the conspiracy. “HP paid higher prices for [optical disk drives] than it would have paid in a competitive market as a direct result of defendants' and their co-conspirators' unlawful conduct," the suit reads. "HP brings this action to recover for injury to its business and property arising from billions of dollars of... more »
Continuuity Reactor 2.0 brings easier and faster Hadoop development

Continuuity Reactor 2.0 brings easier and faster Hadoop development

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 »
Hortonworks not 'religious' in NoSQL space | #BigDataNYC

Hortonworks not 'religious' in NoSQL space | #BigDataNYC

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 »
The Buffer security breach makes case for behavioral security and partner practices

The Buffer security breach makes case for behavioral security and partner practices

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 »
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Building Blocks Series : Data visualization | #theCUBE

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 »
Hadoop is ready for enterprise and MetaScale is ready to lead | #BigDataNYC

Hadoop is ready for enterprise and MetaScale is ready to lead | #BigDataNYC

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 »

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