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Cisco Live Touts SDN + Internet of Things : Blue Sky Marketing?

Cisco Live Touts SDN + Internet of Things : Blue Sky Marketing?

Cisco Live 2013 has wrapped up and there were a few exciting announcements made. Cisco announced that within the next 12 months, it will support software-defined networking across its entire portfolio starting from its two new routers, the ISR 4451-AX which is a high-performance branch platform that offers up to 2Gbps of forward performance with native WAN optimization and will be released immediately, and the ASR 1000-AX WAN, an edge router that integrates Application Visibility and Control and AppNav capabilities with virtual wide area application services, will be released next month and will both be made compatible with Cisco’s Open Network... more »
Hadapt Wants to Replace Traditional Data Warehouses with Hadoop : the OS for Big Data | #hadoopsummit

Hadapt Wants to Replace Traditional Data Warehouses with Hadoop : the OS for Big Data | #hadoopsummit

Scott Howser, Vice President of Marketing, discussed the uniqueness of Hadapt in the Hadoop space where their approach to data and SQL queries is concerned, with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at the 2013 Hadoop Summit. One of the key differentiators for Hadapt is its "focus on building a real relational engine," Howser explained, with indexing and all the benefits of SQL, along with search capabilities, which the company has been offering for over a year. Searching Hadoop is a specialty   Asked what was special about search in Hadoop, Howser said that "one of the most unique things of search is... more »
Tresata CEO and Founder On Revolutionizing the Information Arms Race #HadoopSummit

Tresata CEO and Founder On Revolutionizing the Information Arms Race #HadoopSummit

In theCUBE’s ongoing coverage of Hadoop Summit 2013, John Furrier and Dave Vellante spoke with CEO and Founder of Tresata, Abhishek Mehta. The three discuss Tresata business strategy, new trends in big data analytics and growing opportunities for emerging businesses with a stake in the “information arms race” among Amazon, Facebook and Google. Mehta says that one of the biggest industry shifts since founding Tresata is a widespread understanding and appreciation of big data. He notes that in 2011 big data had more skeptics than believers. Now, he argues, there is no question that “big data is here to stay and is... more »
This Gmail Snoop Tells the Worth + Secureness of Your Most Precious Data

This Gmail Snoop Tells the Worth + Secureness of Your Most Precious Data

Have you ever wondered how much your online account is worth to a hacker?  If so, then this article is for you.  Though there's dozens of web-based services that conveniently store your data, today's focus is on one of the most popular and personal - Gmail. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago developed a tool, Cloudsweeper, for a  study which aims to make people more aware of the importance of keeping their online accounts secured by giving value to your Gmail account by analysing how you reuse passwords and if you store mails containing sensitive information such as passwords... more »
ESRB Revamps New Child Privacy Program for Mobile Apps

ESRB Revamps New Child Privacy Program for Mobile Apps

The mission of the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is to provide concise and objective information about the content of video games and applications for consumers, especially parents, to make informed decisions. Mobile devices, especially in relation to mobile games, have become extremely prevalent and this means that children more-than-ever are exposed to not just mobile gaming (and thus social media attached to them) but even payment services and systems. Seeing this could become a controversial issue in mobile gaming, the ESRB has responded to the rapid release cycles of download games on Apple’s App store, Android Marketplace, Xbox Live Marketplace,... more »
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IBM Makes Moves in Flash Storage, Cloud at Edge 2013

IBM announced some major steps in both flash and cloud services at the recent IBM Edge 2013 conference in Las Vegas, writes Wikibon Analyst, Consultant, and former CIO Scott Lowe in his Wikibon Alert, “What IBM Edge, Cloud and Flash Mean to the CIO”. While IBM is not pioneering new approaches or technologies in flash, its announcements at Edge greatly expand the presence of flash in its product line. IBM has included flash in its PureSystems and other products for some time. Now it is setting a direction toward a line of all -flash storage products. This both expands its... more »
After $50M Round, Hortonworks President Talks Next Steps + Market Shifts | #hadoopsummit

After $50M Round, Hortonworks President Talks Next Steps + Market Shifts | #hadoopsummit

John Furrier and Dave Vellante, theCUBE co-hosts, broadcasting live from Day 2 of Hadoop Summit 2013 in San Jose today, discuss the changes in the industry and in the business model with Herb Cunitz, President of Hortonworks. Cunitz has an extensive experience in growing and managing sales and customer operations for emerging software companies, so naturally he was interested in the customers' opinions at this event. He noticed two important topics regarding what Hadoop does for them: 1. it gives them this platform that can run all this different workloads on; 2. it's wonderful in terms of security and authentication. One... more »
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DOTS : Human-Readable Storage -Is It The Best Bet in 100+ Years?

Reading digital files requires three things: computer, OS and applications (Apps). But as this may not come as a surprise, all three will be different than we currently understand them to be in 100 years. Which begs the question: Why don't we store human-readable files instead? How are we storing files today so that we can consume (and understand) them 100 years from now? Human-readable storage is how. Digital files are explicitly dependent on apps in order for us to read them. And the raw data we would need to translate in 100 years, is well, not perfect. Human-readable storage is... more »
Kickstarting The Buccaneer: The Affordable Appliance 3D Printer

Kickstarting The Buccaneer: The Affordable Appliance 3D Printer

Pirate3d, a Singapore-based startup, recently announced its flagship product--The Buccaneer, a 3D printer that can be used by masses. Latelt, the company started a Kickstarter project for The Buccaneer, and just after 3 weeks, it managed to raise more than $1,160,706 from 2907 backers, greatly exceeding a goal of $100,000. With such superb success, Pirate3D has also the largest 3D printer user base on Kickstarter. And less than two days left for The Buccaneer Kickstarter campaign to complete. The USP of The Buccaneer is that it is economically priced at $347 and can be used to print any appliance. It utilizes... more »
SiliconAngle News Briefs for 27 June 2013

SiliconAngle News Briefs for 27 June 2013

HP Enhances Partner Program HP has announced enhancements to its PartnerOne program to help its business partners accelerate growth and profitability and strengthen their competitive differentiation in the market. The changes will take effect on November 1 and include a simplified structure that offers a predictable and profitable compensation model. It streamlines certification requirements across all regions and multiple HP business units, including HP Enterprise Group, HP Software, and HP Printing and Personal Systems. More   IBM Announces New Service Center, 300 New German Language Jobs, in Magdeburg, Germany IBM has announced a new service center in Magdeburg, Germany, along with plans to create... more »

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