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Hortonworks and Yahoo! invite you to attend the Hadoop Summit North America 2013 on June 26-27 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA. The two-day event will feature many of the Apache Hadoop thought leaders, such as Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz--Senior Fellow & VP Platforms at Yahoo, Eric Baldeschwieler--CTO at Hortonworks, Jer Thorp--Artist, Educator, Thinker, Co-founder of The Office Research, and an Adjunct Professor at New York University's ITP program, Merv Adrian--Research VP at Gartner, Quentin Clark--Corporate Vice President for Microsoft Data Platform, Scott Gnau--President of Teradata Labs, Shaun Connolly - VP Corporate Strategy at Hortonworks, Sky Christopherson - Entrepreneur... more »
Jeff Kelly and Dave Vellante, co-hosts of theCUBE, managed to talk to Matt Asay in New York during the 10gen MongoDB event. Matt Asay is the VP of Business Development & Corporate Strategy at 10gen. He focused on topics such as legacy technology, innovation and partnerships. "The Enterprises had been wanting to use what they saw in Silicon Valley start-ups. Big Data and the NoSQL databases were born on the web. We've been pulled into the Enterprise, whether we wanted or not," confessed Asay. "But it turns out that we do really want to be there." 10gen is pretty strong in the Enterprise... more »
Charity Majors, Systems Engineer at Parse, discussed the company's mobile back-end as a service offering that has recently been acquired by Facebook with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly, live at the MongoDB Days conference in New York City. Parse is a Mobile Backend-as-a-Service, Majors explained. Parse addresses developers who want to write a mobile app or game and provides an API through which it handles all the back-end work of the development process. The company was established as the founders "got irritated about having to build the same boilerplate over and over again," Majors said. When Facebook looks at us, they... more »
The debate over Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in the workplace is over. It’s no longer a question of “should we allow employees to use their own devices,” it’s “how do we manage the IT process so they seamlessly can?” The entire corporate world has accepted mobile as a “sometimes difficult but ultimately necessary” part of life. However, if BYOD really is the future, then shouldn’t we start to consider how it affects students in high school and college – those who really are the future workforce? Students today have grown up with mobile technology, and the education system needs to... more »
Stratasys Ltd., the leader in 3D printing and additive manufacturing, and MakerBot, the leader in desktop 3D printing, signed a deal that would make MakerBot a subsidiary of Stratasys while maintaining its independence. The stock-for-stock transaction is valued at $403 million and is expected to drive 3D printing adoption faster. To foment that, the partnership will extend Stratasys’ product offering to include a full range of 3D printing capabilities. MakerBot currently leads the desktop 3D printer market, selling 22,000 units since it was founded in 2009. Half of that number is from sales of the the MakerBot Replicator 2 from the previous... more »
Eugene Dvorkin of WebMD discussed his company's integration of MongoDB into their infrastructure and development process with theCUBE co-hosts Jeff Kelly and Dave Vellante, live at the MongoDB Days conference in New York City. WebMD's drive to bring MongoDB in was its scalability and performance characteristic, especially sharding. Traditionally scalability, Dvorkin explained, is vertical, scale-up. It's become very expensive to find service and support for this scalability approach. MongoDB offers horizontal scalability, "as you grow, you buy cluster servers and you grow horizontally almost indefinitely." "We don't have a supplication architect working for enterprises, it's solved by the vendor," Dvorkin said,... more »
For the second day of Velocity Conference 2013, theCube host John Furrier interviewed Doug Sillars, Principal Architect-App Optimization at AT&T, covering mainly the performance of mobile apps and the tools of optimizations. Sillars, the Mobile Optimization Guru as Furrier called him, revealed that last year AT&T spent 20 bilion dollars on infrastructure. He laughed that "fixing mobile apps is going to be a job that's going to keep me busy for a long period of time". It's a tough and a fun job, but then again, all challenging jobs are. "At AT&T we came up with a tool that's called the Application Resource... more »
Welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Friday June 21, 2013 here’s your SiliconANGLE daily round-up. Instagram swipes at Vine with filter video launch Yesterday, Instagram announced that its 130 million monthly users will now be able to shoot and upload 15-second videos. The videos can be enhanced using one of thirteen special filters. The new feature is available on both iOS and Android devices, and comes as a free update to the existing Instagram app. Aside from the addition of a small movie icon, very little has changed for the popular app. Co-Founder and CEO Kevin Systrom summed up the changes, saying,... more »
EMC was in the storage news a lot this week. As the Internet of Things, or the Industrial Internet, continues to shift the conversation away from Big Data to Bigger Data aka our Data Revolution -- storage plays a very important role in that narrative. Equally important is the cloud and how it will impact storage. From Microsoft's very vocal desire to own the cloud and EMC and GE's goal to control the growing Internet of Things market, the shuffling that is happening on the chess board is about as easy to stay current with as Amanda Bynes. Here is a... more »