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Splunk, Big Data and Modern Cyber Security  | #splunkconf

Splunk, Big Data and Modern Cyber Security | #splunkconf

Among the various guests broadcast on theCUBE this week from the Las Vegas Splunk Conference .conf2013 was Demetrios Lazarikos, also known as “Laz”.  Lazarikos has a real-world perspective on current security and technologies with a background as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Sears Online Business Unit, and as an IT Security Strategist and Thought Leader.  He shared some thoughts on Splunk, Big Data, and security with Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly. Lazarikos shared some of his background and gave some perspective on how security has become so important through the ages.  While there were a handful of organizations that... more »
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Atlassian Introduces Integrated Help Desk Solution for JIRA

Atlassian is complementing its widely-used issue tracking platform with a help desk tool that aims to “improve operational efficiency, reduce overall time to resolution and increase customer satisfaction.” The newly launched JIRA Service Desk builds on the workflow and tracking capabilities available in JIRA to provide an array of fine-grained management functions, most notably the ability to configure service level agreement parameters by issue type and severity level. Other features include a self-service knowledge base and customizable team queues that can be used streamline the prioritization of tickets and requests. Service Desk offers a “lean and clean” UI that makes it easier... more »
Japan's Gadget Show Offers Glimpse of the Future with Smart Glasses & Driverless Cars

Japan's Gadget Show Offers Glimpse of the Future with Smart Glasses & Driverless Cars

Cars that drive themselves and a pair of smart glasses that can translate a Japanese menu into English as the wearer reads it were some of the futuristic gadgets on display at the Cutting-Edge IT & Electronics Comprehensive Exhibition (CEATEC) in Tokyo earlier today. Thousands of eager visitors poured into the exhibition this morning, eager to get a glimpse of the next must-have gizmos on the menu. For many, the highlight of the show would undoubtedly have been Japanese auto maker Nissan's self-driving cars, which allow drivers to relax and let their vehicles smart electronics take over the wheel. Similar to... more »
Building Apps on Splunk to Solve Customer Woes | #splunkconf

Building Apps on Splunk to Solve Customer Woes | #splunkconf

Live from Las Vegas, theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante sat down with Gary Burghett, Deployment Architect at CQ Cloud, and Peter Chang, CTO with N3N, to talk about their companies and their partnerships with Splunk, detailing what exactly each brings to the table. CQ Cloud provides analytics focused on security issues for cloud deployments, including detecting DDoS attacks. As there was not much info on the web about how it is using Splunk, Vellante asked Gary Burghett to provide some details about the company and his role there. "We are a Splunk partner, so we have a pretty deep background... more »
Splunk + BugSense : Making Perfect Sense of Data | #splunkconf

Splunk + BugSense : Making Perfect Sense of Data | #splunkconf

Guido Schroeder, SVP of Products with Splunk, and Jon Vlachoyiannis, Director of Engineering at Splunk, were John Furrier's guest in theCUBE, broadcasting live from this week's Splunk Conference in Las Vegas. Vlachoyiannis was the co-founder and CTO at BugSense, the mobile data analytics company Splunk recently acquired. He and Schroeder took turns explaining how BugSense and its cloud-based platform fit into Splunk and its mission. Schroeder began by stating his elation regarding the customers' response, which continue to be happy with Splunk's products. "We built a great team, it's a good momentum, and if we don't package some of the fun into... more »
International Auctioneer Cuts Servers from 35 to 8, Saves 40% with Red Hat, IBM and Acronis

International Auctioneer Cuts Servers from 35 to 8, Saves 40% with Red Hat, IBM and Acronis

Bonhams auction house, a British-based international organization that has sold thousands of priceless antiques worldwide for more than 200 years, has been able to cut the total number of servers in its New York and San Francisco locations from 35 to 8 while creating a virtual machine backup and DR system between the two locations. By choosing an Open Source system using Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization running on IBM System x3650 class servers, it saved 40% over using VMware. Its new Acronis data protection in a solution running on top of this system allows it to backup VMs... more »
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Cloudera Integrates with Accumulo to Drive Big Data Security

Tom Reilly’s Cloudera is doubling down on Big Data security in a push to make Hadoop more viable for powering mission-critical enterprise workloads. Moving closer toward this goal, the company recently announced that it is adding support for Accumulo, an open source database that offers fine-grained access control to structured and unstructured information. Originally developed by the NSA, Apache Accumulo lets admins limit user access on the server, database, table and view levels across Hive and Cloudera’s Impala, a real time querying tool for Hadoop. The platform is also compatible with Zookeeper, Thrift and Pig, and simplifies data management by enabling... more »
Cool Gadgets To Make Your Home Smarter

Cool Gadgets To Make Your Home Smarter

What makes a home smart?  Is it the home automation system you have in place?  Is it the top of the line security system?  Is it your smart lock or doorbell?  Or is it the energy-saving solution you have installed?  Or could it be the smart toilet that knows your preference even before you use it?  There are many smart solutions you can install in your home that'll help transform it into a smart home, but it's down to each of use to determine whether or not our home is smart enough for our liking. Though it sounds futuristic sometimes, truth... more »
Splunk 6 Live Demo Video: All You Need to Know is "How to Use a Mouse" | #splunkconf

Splunk 6 Live Demo Video: All You Need to Know is "How to Use a Mouse" | #splunkconf

Attending the Splunk Conference in Las Vegas, Dave Vellante, Chief Analyst with Wikibon, welcomed Sanjay Mehta & Manish Kalra to theCUBE, where they discussed the goals and objectives of the freshly released Splunk 6, and also provided a live demo (full video below). Sanjay Mehta, VP of Product Marketing, starts by sharing Splunk's primary goal: "making machine data very accessible, usable and valuable to everyone." It is an ongoing process, requiring a lot of work, as Mehta said: "We are constantly progressing on that mission, and Splunk is really all about 'how you take data and put it in the hands of... more »
BlackBerry Regulatory Filing Proves Gartner Was Right to Recommend Customers Abandon Ship

BlackBerry Regulatory Filing Proves Gartner Was Right to Recommend Customers Abandon Ship

BlackBerry is enraged by a recommendation from a leading industry analyst firm that its enterprise customers start looking for alternatives. But can anyone really deny that that's the right thing to do after everything that has happened? The Canadian company has lurched from one disaster to the next, from the delay of its iOS and Android BBM apps, to laying off 4,500 of its global workforce, announcing a net operating loss of almost a billion dollars, and announcing that it has signed an intent to acquire deal with Farifax Financial Holdings.  All signs are pointing to the demise of the company,... more »

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