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SAP customers aren't aware Big Data exists : Know there's a data challenge | #BigDataNYC

SAP customers aren't aware Big Data exists : Know there's a data challenge | #BigDataNYC

David Parker, Vice President at SAP, discussed his company's Big Data strategy, the evolution of HANA, and enterprise data applications, with theCUBE co-hosts Jeff Kelly and John Furrier, live at #BigDataNYC 2013 in New York.   "First and foremost, we're an application company," Parker stated. SAP's Big Data approach was powered by its customers who need solutions for their challenge of storing vast, large quantities of data, "which naturally gravitates towards a Hadoop cluster." SAP HANA is the flagship product the company uses to drive application development. "The Big Data world is somehow owned by Hadoop," Parker said. Unstructured data needs to be collected... more »
Egnyte introduces mobile apps to its secure enterprise file sharing platform

Egnyte introduces mobile apps to its secure enterprise file sharing platform

The BYOD revolution is brought up all the time among other things, as a security issue. How should the enterprise put mobile solutions into employee’s hands and be sure the organization is properly protecting assets? Mobile Device Management is one piece of the puzzle. Protecting data is another and Egnyte has a new solution for easy and secure access that could solve problems mobility introduces that are facing many organizations. Egnyte has cut its teeth with its innovative enterprise storage products. What they’ve introduced now is the availability of iOS and Android apps that make secure file access easy, and... more »
Hilary Mason's favorite iPhone data product : Shares tips to train data scientists | #BigDataNYC

Hilary Mason's favorite iPhone data product : Shares tips to train data scientists | #BigDataNYC

Hilary Mason, the famed Data Scientist in Residence with Accel Partners, discussed the evolution of data science in the past four years with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at #BigDataNYC 2013 in New York.   Asked what has changed in the past four years in data, Mason said "it is no longer a surprising or aggressive statement to say data is important. On the technology side we have seen a lot of new tools" and advancements. "I think it's growing up." Explaining her role with Accel Partners, Mason said she worked with the portfolio companies and determined what their current challenges are. "Each... more »
Spotify built for data from the start : Shares with all employees | #BigDataNYC

Spotify built for data from the start : Shares with all employees | #BigDataNYC

Wouter de Bie, Team Lead of Data Infrastructure with Spotify, was interviewed by theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante, at #BigDataNYC 2013 in New York. "Big data is changing the landscape of the business front, and there's still a lot of technical opportunities with it, especially with open source." noted Furrier. For this segment, the conversation revolved around the data involved in music streaming. "Talking about data, right from the beginning we knew that data was going to drive this company," said de Bie. "We knew that we would have a lot of users - that was the goal - and... more »
Software-led architecture, DevOps promise more flexible, automated environment

Software-led architecture, DevOps promise more flexible, automated environment

The IT infrastructure of 2025, the result of software-led infrastructure, DevOps and other trends impacting IT today, will be a generation beyond today's IT, writes consultant and Wikibon Analyst Scott Lowe in "Software-Led Infrasturcture Will Elevate The Need for DevOps and Open CIO Opportunities".  It will be more application aware, disaster-resistant and business-friendly, in general more mature. The new management opportunities provided by server virtualization give a strong clue to what software-led infrastructure in general will provide. These, Lowe writes, include: The ability to adjust VM resources with a few mouse clicks, The ability to add resources to VMs on the fly without... more »
Nvidia SHIELD: Updates to Android 4.3 adds high defenition streaming, numerous features

Nvidia SHIELD: Updates to Android 4.3 adds high defenition streaming, numerous features

NVIDIA has opened the horizons of portable gaming with the SHIELD, which provides the experience of playing on a console a very large range of games designed to be played on touch screens. But when SHIELD was announced, it had not received the expected reception by gaming fans. This is due to the fact that the console was not compatible to play games from the Android Play store and had only 16 GB memory storage space. The company has released a massive upgrade that brings Android 4.3, along with some important new features based on the feedback received from players. In addition... more »
Hands-on review : Eye-Fi Mobi 32GB + iPhone 5s

Hands-on review : Eye-Fi Mobi 32GB + iPhone 5s

Eye-Fi has expanded its line of connected photo memory cards with the 32GB Mobi, an improved model that makes it much simpler to upload photos from your camera to the web. Available for $99, the device requires minimal setup; you only have to download the accompanying mobile app and input your card’s 10-digit code to start syncing pictures on the fly. Using a built-in wireless router, the Mobi connects directly to your device and automatically transfers files whenever new content is detected. It can handle both RAW and JPEG, supports thousands of cameras, and works with a wide range of iOS... more »
How Cloudera keeps bringing the future back | #BigDataNYC

How Cloudera keeps bringing the future back | #BigDataNYC

In their ongoing coverage of SiliconANGLE’s own Big Data NYC conference, John Furrier and Dave Vellante spoke with Amr Adwallah, Cloudera CTO in theCUBE. Adwallah reflects on how his past experience shaped his current role at Cloudera saying, "At companies like Yahoo! and Facebook and Google, we saw the future, we came back with the Delorian and we wanted to share it." In this segment, the three discuss the future of Cloudera and what factors with Hadoop and BI trends are shaping the next phase. Discussing the future of Cloudera, Adwallah explains, “We are moving bigger chunks of our business to... more »
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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 »

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