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Hadoop and Splunk Make Hunk: A Cute Name for a Powerful Big Data Tool

Hadoop and Splunk Make Hunk: A Cute Name for a Powerful Big Data Tool

Hadoop is by far one of the most powerful and most popular open-source frameworks for supplying Big Data applications with much needed storage and access to terabytes of data and more--and as well all know storage and collection are becoming easier, but as a result analysis is becoming more complex. Splunk is already also an extremely well known analysis tool with wide ranging capabilities from pulling business intelligence out of logs to visualizing and enhancing security; and Spunk does this by being able to tie together data from numerous sources agnostic to the structure and type of data. As a result,... more »
Marketing, Storage + Security: The Crossroads No One Saw Coming

Marketing, Storage + Security: The Crossroads No One Saw Coming

I'm a marketer by trade. The reason that I've taken a liking to storage and data in general, is because I think that the CMO of tomorrow has to understand data two- to three iterations higher of a degree than CMOs of today. Pick your buzz word: Big Data, Data Revolution, Internet of Things, Industrial Internet, etc. -- more data is being collected and conceptualized about consumers and consumer habits more than ever. This means the CMO of tomorrow has to rely on more data-driven facts than thought-driven facts. By no means am I calling the CMO of today a... more »
Sony's Wearable Computer & Google Hangout Takes On Remote Assistance - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

Sony's Wearable Computer & Google Hangout Takes On Remote Assistance - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

Sony' Pretty Smart - Watch!   Yesterday, Sony expanded its wearable computer lineup with the launch of a new smart watch. The SmartWatch 2 is described by Sony as a second screen for your Android, but unlike your mobile phone, this device features a compact 1.6" screen, and is both dust and splash-proof. A bluetooth connection gives the device a quick way to access your phone’s tools, including the ability to answer the phone, take photos, or adjust your music, all from your wrist. Users can even check their Facebook or Twitter feeds as quickly as they check the time. Sony boasts that... more »
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Criteo’s VP of Engineering on the Applications of MongoDB in Advertising

Julien Simon is the vice president of engineering for Criteo, a French firm that works with retailers to serve personalized banner ads to consumers. He recently stopped by theCube to discuss how his company uses MongoDB to turn petabytes of data into clicks and conversions. Simon tells co-hosts Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly that Criteo utilizes 10gen’s database to store product catalogs from over 3,000 major e-commerce sites. The executive sees MongoDB as the “starting point” of Criteo’s environment because it handles the data that’s fed into his company’s homegrown analytical platform. This latter layer consists of several components, including real-time... more »
Support for Oracle on Hyper-V Good for All Concerned, but Especially Microsoft

Support for Oracle on Hyper-V Good for All Concerned, but Especially Microsoft

Monday’s announcement of an agreement that provides full Oracle support for its products on Microsoft Hyper-V and Azure environments is good news for Oracle, Microsoft, and the users of their products, writes Scott Lowe in his latest Wikibon Alert. It certainly is a huge boost for Microsoft. Two years ago Hyper-V was a “running joke” that “lacked just about everything that made vSphere the predominant player in the space.” Today it has grown up to the point that Oracle has chosen it as its preferred hypervisor (after its own product, of course). “If nothing else, Oracle is run by shrewd people... more »
The Necessary Loophole in PRISM, Government USB Ban

The Necessary Loophole in PRISM, Government USB Ban

In line with all the security issues involved in NSAgate and whistleblower Edward Snowden, whether you’re in favor of the government spying on people or not, one overlooked topic is how Snowden was able to get the data he leaked from a government agency that’s supposed to be secured. According to Snowden’s interview, he used a flash drive or a portable storage device to get the data he needed to expose the government’s dastardly deeds. The question now is, how secured are government files from prying eyes if one person can easily acquire data using a portable storage device? How To Get Out... more »
A Small Victory for Ed Snowden: Lawmakers Propose to Block Unwarranted Spying

A Small Victory for Ed Snowden: Lawmakers Propose to Block Unwarranted Spying

Edward Snowden, quite possibly the most wanted man on Earth , has a few more tricks up his sleeve as it's been revealed that a whole bunch of NSA documents are still yet to be released. Last week, The Guardian newspaper published a number of new documents which revealed that PRISM gave the NSA access to US data even without a warrant.  It turns out that the NSA is allowed to snoop on communications regardless of their origin, on the basis that it needs to 'ascertain' whether or not the data pertains to a US or foreign citizen. Even worse, if... more »
Making YouTube Faster

Making YouTube Faster

Watching some of the garbage on YouTube can be tortuous at the best of times, and even more so when you're doing it with a piss-poor internet connection that causes it to freeze every few seconds. You sit there waiting for twenty seconds, the video plays for three or four seconds, then it starts buffering again. Half the time you just give up and walk away, go and look at something else on some other site. While the odd lag might be expected from a site that boasts around one million viewers a month, it's still not good for business. Luckily... more »
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LIVE: VMware's Project Serengeti Commercial Launch Expected at #HadoopSummit Today. How's It Fit Into a Crowding Hadoop Ecosystem?

Updated with full video - see below. Welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Wednesday June 26, 2013. Today and tomorrow SiliconAngle will feature exclusive deep coverage from the Hadoop Summit with theCUBE. Joining us to fill us in on the intersection of virtualization and Big Data is Wikibon Senior Analyst Stu Miniman. See live feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand VMware is of particular interest in the ongoing virtualization story, and the company is readying to unveil an update to Project Serengeti at the Hadoop Summit this week.  Launched last year in an effort to virtualize servers running the Hadoop framework, Project... more »
Google Surpasses Apple as World's Most Valuable Company

Google Surpasses Apple as World's Most Valuable Company

Google has apparently surpassed Apple as the most valuable company in the world. Rolfe Winkler writes in a MoneyBeat report for the Wall Street Journal that Google's enterprise value finally overtook that of its fruity rival last week, attaining a value of $241 billion compared to the latter's $233 billion. "The search giant eclipsed the iPhone maker last week, actually. Few would have noticed because the metric by which Google jumped ahead isn’t the widely-watched one of market capitalization. Here Apple is still well ahead, with a market cap of $378 billion versus Google’s $286 billion." Winkler puts the anomaly down to... more »

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