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Homegrown Load Balancing vs. Inherent Mongo Capabilities | #mongodbday

Homegrown Load Balancing vs. Inherent Mongo Capabilities | #mongodbday

Jeff Kelly and Dave Vellante broadcasted live from New York, from the MongoDB Days Event, talking with the big names in the industry. One of these key people is Jon Hoffman, Engineer Infrastructure Lead at Foursquare. Jon leads the infrastructure team in New York, and one of the things they do is building higher-level services on top of Mongo itself. That involves building tools that the developers can use to interact with Mongo. Right now, another big project they tackle is splitting up their monolythic application server into multiple, smaller applications. "We're developping this server-oriented architecture and we're building a lot... more »
The Rationale for a Private Dell A Blow to Icahn’s Plans

The Rationale for a Private Dell A Blow to Icahn’s Plans

Michael Dell defended the controversial takeover bid for his company in an elaborate presentation entitled “The Rationale for a Private Dell.” The eight-page slideshow, which he used as part of a pitch to investors in a meeting that took place last Friday, outlines a number of good reasons Dell would (and will, if its founder’s plan goes according to the script) perform better without stockholders to worry about. Michael Dell and partner Silver Lake are offering to privatize the tech juggernaut for $24.4 billion, or $13.65 per share. Dell told investors that going off the market will ease his company’s transition... more »
Flexibility: What Amazon Does Differently for the Enterprise | #mongodbday

Flexibility: What Amazon Does Differently for the Enterprise | #mongodbday

Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly attended the Mongo DB Days Event in New York, broadcasting live a series of interviews as part of the flagship program, theCUBE. They managed to sit down with Miles Ward, Solutions Architect with AWS, and talk about the UX, business changes, industry trends and best practices. Dave Vellante kicked off the interview by asking Miles Ward why he chose to participate in this event. The answer? "Amazon Web Services listens to customers. We're focused on insuring that the customers have the greatest experience and that they build the next generation network infrastructures that power their businesses,"... more »
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Watson in Healthcare Goes Live at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, WellPoint

One of the most exciting, if expected, pieces of news from the IBM Edge conference in early June was the announcement by Samuel Nussbaum, MD, EVP of Clinical Health Policy & Chief Medical Officer at WellPoint, that IBM Watson is being used to treat lung and breast cancer patients at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and to streamline treatment preauthorizations at WellPoint. Dr. Nussbaum predicts that the impact over the next few years will be revolutionary. If his predictions are accurate, as they appear to be, Watson may become a mandatory part of medical practice worldwide in this decade. He presented some... more »
What is the NSA Allowed to Do with Your Data? Everything, Apparently

What is the NSA Allowed to Do with Your Data? Everything, Apparently

The latest leak about the PRISM surveillance program exposed that the NSA is authorized to retain users’ personal data for extended periods of time, and share that information with other government agencies. SiliconAngle contributing editor John Casaretto discussed the revelation in recent Q&A session with NewsDesk host Kristin Feledy. Earlier this week, the Guardian published the classified policies which govern the NSA’s domestic data gathering operation. Casaretto highlights that the document was approved by a secret court and Attorney General Eric Holder in 2009. Kristin Feledy asks Casaretto about the content of the document. He replies, “That’s where it gets pretty interesting.... more »
WANdisco Extends Channel Reach with Strategic Alliances

WANdisco Extends Channel Reach with Strategic Alliances

WANdisco, the company that pioneered active-active data replication, teamed up with two Big Data firms in a move to bolster its portfolio with services and third party integration. WANdiso partnered with Zaloni, a North Carolina-based provider of Hadoop solutions, to supply enterprise customers with the know-how needed to deploy the platform in their environments. The offering includes use case discovery, development, integration and ongoing maintenance. WANdisco chief executive officer David Richards commented that “we offer solutions that deliver 100% uptime for Hadoop, and our clients want to know that in addition to these products, they will be getting an effective implementation plan... more »
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Weekly Big Data Review: Change of Management at Cloudera

This week Cloudera’s Mike Olson dropped a bombshell when he revealed that he’s resigning as CEO, and Sqrrl rolled out a new release of its Big Data security platform. Cisco made a few headlines as well after business development VP Hilton Romanski blogged about the acquisition of data virtualization specialist Composite Software. Cloudera, the company credited with pioneering the Hadoop industry, announced a massive C-level change on Wednesday. Tom Reilly, the former chief executive officer of cybersecurity firm ArcSight, stepped into the shoes of Mike Olson, who has assumed the positions of chief strategy officer and chairman. Olson said in a statement... more »
Resource Guide for Hadoop Summit North America 2013

Resource Guide for Hadoop Summit North America 2013

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 »
A Perfect Marriage : Hadoop for Analytics + MongoDB for Storage | #mongodbday

A Perfect Marriage : Hadoop for Analytics + MongoDB for Storage | #mongodbday

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 »
What Parse Mobile Looks for in DevOps for Game Development #mongodbdays

What Parse Mobile Looks for in DevOps for Game Development #mongodbdays

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 »

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