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AWS re:Invent 2013 conference kickoff |  #reinvent

AWS re:Invent 2013 conference kickoff | #reinvent

Kicking off this year’s AWS re:Invent 2013 conference in Las Vegas, Wikibon co-founder Dave Vellante and SiliconANGLE’s founder John Furrier offered a quick prequel of what we can expect to learn over the next few days. This is the 2nd annual AWS reinvent conference and is really the coming out party for Amazon Web Services meant to highlight their immediate dominance of the cloud computing market. And AWS, with an expected estimated revenue of $4 billion this year, is a showing itself an easy and accessible alternative for upstart enterprises that might not be able to afford a traditional data center. The... more »
What's the next Big Data thing? Answer: Spark

What's the next Big Data thing? Answer: Spark

I talk to many pioneers in big data going back many years and the early drivers of great technical trends come from those #techathletes - like Amr Awadallah founder Cloudera, Arun Murthy at Yahoo (now Hortonworks), and many more.  The common thread in all big tech trends is that they almost always comes from those technical visionaries and first movers in cutting edge companies/startups, open source communities, and academic researchers. What is the next big thing in #bigdata?  It's called Spark. Spark is a fast data analysis engine. Think Hadoop MapReduce, but 100x faster and still fully interoperable with the wider Hadoop... more »
AWS re:Invent CrowdChat : Is AWS the iPhone of Cloud?

AWS re:Invent CrowdChat : Is AWS the iPhone of Cloud?

We're broadcasting live from Amazon's AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas this week, kicking off with a CrowdChat to get the conversations rolling. As we outlined in our AWS re:Invent 2013 Resource Guide, the big stories of #AWSReInvent can be boiled down to the battle that lies ahead: AWS is taking on an entire industry with its infrastructure services, while many rivals have laid claim in the OpenStack camp. The private cloud and the public cloud are seeing two very different races to the top of the hill, and AWS' cloud strategies are taking it all on. Which ecosystem is best... more »
Sony reserves the rights to spy on user PSN activity

Sony reserves the rights to spy on user PSN activity

By agreeing to the updated license agreement of Sony PlayStation 4, you give the nod to listen to your conversations and read your correspondence. Sony’s updated terms and conditions reveal that the company can actively monitor and record communication between players. In the company’s new Software Usage Terms entitled “Are we monitoring PSN?” the company said that it has the intention to do so, but reassures that it is unable to monitor all communication. This basically means that Sony has the ability to read and listen to any of your messages on the PlayStation Network. Sony has stated that the company doesn’t... more »
EMC Pivotal PaaS faces uphill battle against AWS

EMC Pivotal PaaS faces uphill battle against AWS

EMC Pivotal has a major challenge trying to wrest a significant share of the online development market from industry leader AWS, writes Wikibon CTO David Floyer in his latest Professional Alert, “Can EMC Pivotal Compete with AWS?” The core of this market is development of the new mobile-cloud applications that are providing organizations with new ways to do business, new markets and opportunities to restructure and reassign whole divisions of their IT departments. This new application structure, which is replacing client/server as the leading architecture for new applications, needs to be developed in the cloud, and AWS has become the... more »
Jacob Cook CitizenWeb Project is an ambitious plan to provide arkOS an alternative to Google services

Jacob Cook CitizenWeb Project is an ambitious plan to provide arkOS an alternative to Google services

Much attention has been drawn to the arkOS project, and not so much the project itself but the idea it represents. The project is the brainchild of Jacob Cook, a young programmer from Montreal who tired of the loss of autonomy that supposed to depend on cloud of another service provider, and especially irritated by the closure of Google Reader. He decided to design a simple home server that anyone can installed on a Raspberry Pi, connected to a port on your router, and use it to store files, calendars, contacts, email, small personal site or blog, etc. With Cook’s arkOS, you... more »
GDC Next 2013 brings focus back on social, mobile and cloud games

GDC Next 2013 brings focus back on social, mobile and cloud games

Over the years, Game Developers Conference (GDC) event was established as an important event in the industry, due to cycles of conferences for professionals discussing the future recreational, technical, graphic or economic sector of games. Once again it was time for developers, producers, manufacturers, programmers, designers, artists, audio professionals, insiders and journalists to convene in Los Angeles, CA for three days action packed, game-centric days from November 5 – November 7. Both conferences  produced by UBM Tech, the 2013 edition of the App Developers Conference (ADC) and GDC Next event saw the evolution of the theme--instead of MMO and online gaming... more »
Revolv smart home hub now shipping pre-orders

Revolv smart home hub now shipping pre-orders

This week’s SmartHome roundup features the availability of a new smarthome hub, a cool way to control your sprinkler system, and a device that alerts you when to change the air filters. Revolv Hub   Revolv Inc., announced that it has begun shipping its highly anticipated Smart Home Solution to those who have pre-ordered the device.  The Revolv Smart Home Solution connects with your home WiFi and unifies premium, off-the-shelf smart home automation devices such as the Sonos HiFi wireless speakers, Philips Hue wireless lighting, Yale automated locks, Insteon home control devices, Belkin WeMo and popular automated thermostats. Today, consumers can order the Revolv... more »
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Matt Schvimmer on ServiceNow HR service automation

I recently had a chance to sit down with Matt Schvimmer of ServiceNow to talk about the news of their HR Service Automation application.  The conversation was about how their Service Automation platform can deliver an HR application that makes it easier for organizations to automate HR case management.  This new application from ServiceNow manages the service relationships between HR and employees through a service catalog. SiliconANGLE.tv New Video Playlist:  Data Enhanced Social Video Player link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGy3ZLA99_U My Angle   ServiceNow is growing like a weed with its Service Automation for Information Technology (ITSM).  The company has solved a big problem in helping IT manage their... more »
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Human 2.0 : The quantified self, according to filmmaker Jason Silva

If you subscribe to Jason Silva’s Shots of Awe YouTube channel, you’ve probably already seen his latest video Explore The "Quantified Self" Revolution. Just like every clip from this series, the latest video is brief and straight to the point, pondering the Quantified Self revolution and how the idea of exploring everything about the human through sensors and computations excites Silva. In less than two minutes, Silva describes how sensors on devices can create “a data rich, always on, stream of information about our biological functionings,” which can eventually be used to find “patterns in the data learning how to optimize the... more »

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- David Floyer

Server SAN added a $1.25 Billion dollars in 2015, and grew strongly from worldwide revenues of $1.25 Billion in 2014 to $2.5 Billion 2015. The overall growth of was 99%. The top three vendors were Nutanix, VMware and EMC ScaleIO, and they accounted for 43% of the market. ScaleIO had the most explosive growth of 3.5x from 2014 to 2015. Enterprise Server SAN is projected to grow worldwide revenue at 22% CAGR from 2015-2026, from $2.5 Billion in 2015 to $22 Billion in 2026 Wikibon strongly recommends 2016 be the year Server SAN initiatives are installed for evaluation and production.

- Stuart Miniman

The hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) wave is at a tipping point of adoption. Users should focus on the operational changes that will accompany the adoption of new Server SAN architectures.

- Peter Burris

While most agree that data is valuable, accepted conventions for valuing data are few. A simple framework for valuing data in use can help digital businesses make better investment decisions.

- Peter Burris

Digital business is a strategic requirement, but must be pursued programmatically. One concept -- digital = data -- and three core capabilities must be adopted.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon looks at how businesses are shifting their application focus towards customer-facing applications, and how this shift will impact data management and storage for CIOs.

- Brian Gracely

As the trend towards greater adoption and usage of open source expands, Wikibon looks at how open source software and public cloud are reshaping the business models of VCs, Startups, Enterprise IT vendors and Cloud Providers.

- Peter Burris

HPE visited theCUBE for a conversation about IoT edge processing. We excerpt that conversation, adding our insights into evolving IoT architectures.

- David Floyer

Next generation datacenters with all-flash for active data will require much higher performance system networks. These networks will need to be integrated into converged systems, and be completely separate from long-distance networks.

- George Gilbert

The software, hardware, and professional services markets for big data are still in formative stages, with packaged applications emerging only slowly. But the demand for solutions is sufficiently large and growing fast enough to support a number of large vendors with a variety of packaging and go-to-market approaches. Users should identify their big data starting point -- services, application platforms, or converged infrastructure -- and establish the strategic relationships they need to progress with big data investments.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon looks at several examples of IT organizations that are actively engaged with open source software communities to help evolve how their business undergoes a digital transformation.