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Weekly Big Data review: App development and BI

Weekly Big Data review: App development and BI

Not wanting to be overlooked amidst the Hadoop ecosystem’s bold push into the cloud, several prominent vendors decided to stay on the sidelines of the Big Data Week festival. Unified monitoring provider Zenoss led the charge with a major upgrade to its Service Impact solution, which provides near real time insights into application dependencies across physical, virtual and cloud-based infrastructure. According to the company, the revamped tool provides a 300 percent improvement in event processing throughput to accelerate troubleshooting in large-scale IT environments. The product also features a new deployment option for distributed networks, improved provisioning capabilities and a set of... more »
Clustrix releases flagship database for online download

Clustrix releases flagship database for online download

Database maker Clustrix has finally released its flagship platform as a standalone download, enabling customers to deploy the software in their own data centers. Previously available only on AWS, the platform comes in two versions: a free community edition that’s limited to 12 cores, and a commercial edition that starts at $1200 per core per year. ClustrixDB is billed as a scale-out NewSQL database for processing both transactional and real time workloads. The platform enables users to run ad hoc SQL queries against fast-moving operational workloads such as competitive information, supply chain relationships and consumer sentiment data. Clustrix claims that its platform... more »
Develop web and mobile apps With IE 11 and get bounties, surprises

Develop web and mobile apps With IE 11 and get bounties, surprises

Internet Explorer 11 is here. With the release of Windows 8.1, Microsoft has introduced IE 11 both as standard and touch based web browser. After IE version 6.0, Microsoft has begun advancing to keep pace with stiff competition from Google Chrome and Firefox. Microsoft said IE 11 is fastest yet in the company’s browser history--9% faster than IE10 and nearly 30% faster than the nearest competitive browser. IE11 team aims to set a new standard for speed and performance, and Microsoft is now exploring developers community to keep pace with this innovation. To that end, the Redmond is trying to bring more... more »
Hosting service MongoHQ goes into lockdown after suffering major security breach

Hosting service MongoHQ goes into lockdown after suffering major security breach

MongoHQ, the firm that provides professional support to users for the open-source Mongo database, has been reported in a statement that they have detected an intrusion on their servers. According to the company the attackers could have accessed the user accounts database. MongoDB is a NoSQL database, programmed in C+ + and licensed under the GNU AGPL. The database was first published in 2009, and since then it is widely used by various enterprises. The latest MongoDB 2.4 release scales the linear scalability, incremental growth, ability to add more nodes of NoSQL and introduces on premises version of 10gen’s Mongo monitoring... more »
6 stories you can't miss this week: #BigDataNYC, OS X Mavericks tips and tricks + more

6 stories you can't miss this week: #BigDataNYC, OS X Mavericks tips and tricks + more

Here is a recap of the six must reads from SiliconANGLE this week. If ever there were an eclectic week, this week takes the cake! Big Data is the Belle of the ball this week, with #BigDataNYC wrapping up, where theCUBE covered the whole of Big Data Week in New York, including Strata's conference and Hadoopworld. Another top tech story was Apple's OS X Mavericks hitting the masses. Security and Bitcoin are not to be left in the dust. Firefox gave us a tool this week to track who is tracking you, and Alert Logic further entrenched itself as a security... more »
SmartWorld Weekly: Crowdfunding Projects Fuel a Futuristic World

SmartWorld Weekly: Crowdfunding Projects Fuel a Futuristic World

This week’s SmartWorld Series features a smart shower that helps you save on utilities, new fitness trackers, and more crowdfunding projects for cars and you. If you missed this week’s SmartWorld Series, here’s your chance to catch up on the exciting developments happening in the connected world.  Each week, we round up the best of apps and services for health and fitness, smart homes, smart cars and anything related to the Internet of Things. Smart showers + other projects bridge the SmartHome gap   SmartHome Monday featured EcoFactor’s $10 million Series B funding round, which will be used to develop new services; Sprāv, a... more »
From hype to deployment : The Data Economy has arrived | #BigDataNYC

From hype to deployment : The Data Economy has arrived | #BigDataNYC

Merv Adrian, VP of Gartner, was asked by John Furrier and Dave Vellante, theCUBE co-hosts, to recap the evolution of Hadoop, in an interview that took place at our BigDataNYC event in New York this week. "If Hadoop were a baby, it has gone from why and where to how and who," said Adrian. "This conference was all about real deployment. Organizations that were kicking the tires are now prepared for the production readiness, Enterprise class features, and more and more governance and security, the issues on the lips and minds of people who were getting ready to make investments. At... more »
Nexus 5 vs iPhone 5s: Head-to-head

Nexus 5 vs iPhone 5s: Head-to-head

Google has finally unveiled its latest smartphone, the Nexus 5, which is once again a product of its collaboration with LG Electronics. Google’s top rival in the mobile market is undoubtedly Apple, what with Android and iOS being by far and away the most popular mobile platforms. With the Nexus 5 running the latest version of Android, known as Kitkat, SiliconANGLE thought it'd be fitting to see how Google's newest device stands up against the shiny, gold-plated iPhone 5s. Nexus 5 vs iPhone 5s   Design: Nexus 5: Available in black and white, it has a tablet-style back panel that features a matte finish and... more »
Google releases Nexus 5 and Android KitKat for Halloween

Google releases Nexus 5 and Android KitKat for Halloween

The rumors were true, Google did have a treat for Fandroids on Halloween.  Though it was expected that Google would unveil a new smartphone, platform and smartwatch, only two of the three were officially announced. Android 4.4 KitKat   Google has officially launched Android 4.4 KitKat, its latest mobile platform that promises to deliver a more immersive experience by making things more engaging.  It features a new Hangouts app where you can find all your conversations such as SMS, MMS, chats, and even video calls.  Plus, you can now use Emojis on any messaging platform You no longer have to touch the screen to... more »
A big data fix for Healthcare.gov?

A big data fix for Healthcare.gov?

Last week SiliconANGLE reported on the Department of Health and Human Services’ rumored action to bring Verizon’s Enterprise Solutions division into the picture in an attempt to improve the performance of the healthcare.gov site. While the value of such a move by the DHHS is still under speculation due to questions surrounding the Verizon/Terremark relationship, one must wonder if any company or “team of experts” will be equipped to solve such a behemoth problem. Just this week Terremark itself experienced a pair of outages, not necessarily related to healthcare.gov, but it did affect its availability. "Tonight, Verizon Terremark again experienced network issues... more »

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