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Analytics Startup C9 Refreshes Portfolio After $12M Funding Round

Analytics Startup C9 Refreshes Portfolio After $12M Funding Round

Revenue analytics specialist C9 has raised $12 million in Series D funding from Mayfield Fund, InterWest Partners and Leapfrog Ventures to accelerate the development of its software and fuel sales and marketing efforts. The round brings the six-year-old startup’s total funding to $40 million. The San Mateo, California-based C9 offers a cloud-based Big Data platform that leverages real-time and historical data to provide enterprises with insights into their financial performance. The solution also delivers “actionable recommendations” that the firm says enable decision makers to identify potential growth opportunities. In a gesture to investors, C9 announced the funding in conjunction with a major... more »
Violin Memory Speaks on Oracle's New In-Memory, a Method Used for Years | #oow13

Violin Memory Speaks on Oracle's New In-Memory, a Method Used for Years | #oow13

theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and David Floyer sat down with Violin Memory VP of Production Narayan Venkat to discuss the world of flash. Floyer, the co-Founder and CTO of research firm Wikibon, has extensive expertise in the flash sector, and one of his recent studies showed that optimizing your infrastructure stack and spending money on storage (specifically Flash storage) can result in reducing the number of cores that you deploy to support applications. For Oracle customers, that's important because "the largest single component of any system running Oracle is the Oracle licence itself," Floyer explained. "If you can optimize on the... more »
Self-Trackers to Keep Fatigue at Bay + More

Self-Trackers to Keep Fatigue at Bay + More

This week’s Quantified Self roundup features different forms of trackers.  We start with a watch that tells you how your sleep is affecting other aspects of your life, to a device suitable for team sports, and end with a smartwatch that delivers the most insightful picture of yourself. Readiband   Fatigue Science delivers a few different products that help us understand how fatigue is affecting our lives, with its Fatigue Management Technology.  One of its offerings is the Readiband, a smartwatch that tracks micro 3D movements of your wrist 16 times per second.  It then uses a sophisticated algorithm to determine the quality... more »
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QLogic Shows Off Adapters at Oracle OpenWorld 2013 | #oow13

Despite losing Google to MariaDB, Oracle still maintains a firm grip on the database market. The company’s OpenWorld conference in San Francisco attracted tens of thousands of customers and hundreds of partners, including Fibre Channel vendor QLogic. The networking equipment supplier is attending the event to showcase FabricCache, a line of adapters that leverage its Mt. Rainier technology to make server-side flash capacity available for clustered applications. QLogic claims that the technology greatly reduces latency in clustered Oracle RAC environments while improving transaction response times by as much as 75 percent. The FabricCache family is being demonstrated alongside Oracle’s Sun Storage 16Gb and... more »
Oracle OpenWorld Day 1 Recap : "Oracle has become a Big Data company."

Oracle OpenWorld Day 1 Recap : "Oracle has become a Big Data company."

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 (#oow13) is in full swing this week.  theCUBE hosts Dave Vellante, Jeff Kelly, and Stu Miniman sat down after day one at Oracle OpenWorld to discuss Larry Ellison's opening keynote, what they expected to see and hear at Oracle OpenWorld this year, and everything in between. Oracle's messaging is marching to the beat of a new drum, putting the key value in storage, NoSQL databases, filtering in Hadoop and bringing data into analytics systems.  "Oracle has become a Big Data company," shares Vellante in theCUBE's Intro segment at the start of our live broadcast from OpenWorld.  According to... more »
Hadapt Furthers SQL-NoSQL-Hadoop Integration

Hadapt Furthers SQL-NoSQL-Hadoop Integration

Breaking down data silos is a challenge enterprises have been trying to overcome for years. Hadapt, a Cambridge, Mass.-based start-up that grew out of work by co-founder Dr. Daniel Abadi at Yale, has made it its core mission to finish the job. The company’s core platform makes it possible to run both Hadoop and SQL on the same infrastructure. Today it announced a new flexible schema architecture to its platform that essentially allows business analysts to query both traditional, structured corporate data and multi-structured data, such as text and key-value pair data, from a single interface using tried-and-true SQL. New approach to... more »
DataStax: Our Customers Are Using NoSQL To Make Money | #oow13

DataStax: Our Customers Are Using NoSQL To Make Money | #oow13

Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly, theCUBE co-hosts, welcomed Robin Schumacher, VP of Products with DataStax. The interview took place at the famed Moscone Center in San Francisco, for the Oracle OpenWorld 2013 Conference. DataStax has been around for about three years, "we drive Cassandra from the open source stack standpoint, and we also create, develop and offer commercial products based on Cassandra," said Schumacher. The discussion between Schumacher and theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly revolved, for a while, around Oracle's policy, and the poing time when the company released a white paper stating "Why you should not trust NoSQL for your... more »
China Lifts Ban on Facebook, Twitter & Others in Shanghai Free-Trade Zone

China Lifts Ban on Facebook, Twitter & Others in Shanghai Free-Trade Zone

The Golden Shield Project, or more commonly referred to as the Great Firewall of China, was established to keep an eye on Internet activity in the communist nation, as well as to censor content deemed subversive, containing pornography, anything about the Dalai Lama, related to the Taiwanese government and more. It serves to protect China's leaders, but it's also a huge pain in the ass for everyone living in China, especially foreigners who cannot access the sites they frequent because they are blocked. People have to resort to using VPNs to gain unfettered access to the internet but the downside is it... more »
Microsoft Surface Pro 2 vs. The Apple iPad 4

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 vs. The Apple iPad 4

Microsoft has unveiled the second generation for both of its tablet offerings.  The Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2 still look like their predecessors, but there are a few exceptions. First, the kickstand can now be angled at much wider stance, so the screen can incline lower or higher, depending on your choice.  The Windows logo at the back of the device has been replaced with the Surface logo, and the Pro 2 comes with two new accessories; the Power Keyboard, which will give the Surface Pro 2 seventy-five percent more battery juice; and the Docking Station, which will give... more »
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Wikibon Study: Enterprises Struggling to Make the Most Out of Their Data

Many enterprises follow their IT organizations into the Big Data revolution without fully understanding the risks and benefits of the technology, a new study from Wikibon found. Co-authors Jeff Kelly and Bert Latamore reached out to vendors and surveyed nearly 100 Big Data practitioners for a fresh perspective on analytics beyond the Fortune 500. According to the report, 46 percent of practitioners have only realized “partial value” from their Big Data deployments, while two percent deem their implementations “total failures.” Wikibon attributes these figures to the fact that many organizations set their expectations too high: the average mid-size enterprise anticipates a... more »

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- 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.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon and theCUBE attended Red Hat Summit 2016 in San Francisco. Get analysis of the announcements, partnerships and community programs from Red Hat.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon and theCUBE attended DockerCon 2016 in Seattle. Get analysis of the announcements, partnerships and community programs from Docker.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon looks at the evolution of PaaS and Container platforms, and evaluates the critical architectural criteria that should be considered by CIOs, Enterprise Architects, Developers and Operational teams.

- Ralph Finos

Based on market conditions that we have observed over the past year and the recent public cloud revenue results of Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and IBM, we expect that public cloud spending will continue to accelerate rapidly, growing from $75B in 2015 to $522B by 2026 (19% CAGR). Each public cloud segment will have rapid growth rates: SaaS (19% CAGR), PaaS (33% CAGR), and IaaS (18% CAGR) during this period. How big will public cloud be? By 2026, cloud will account for nearly 50% of spending related to enterprise hardware, software, and outsourcing services.

- David Vellante

Leading CIOs are changing the way they communicate to their boards about cyber security by emphasizing response, not infiltration. Rather than solely focusing on how to thwart penetration, CIOs are treating cyber security as an integral part of business/service continuity and risk management agendas, with a priority on rapidly responding to critical breaches. This research note is based on data gathered through proprietary social analytics, extensive collaboration with CIOs, CTOs, CISOs and business executives; and is designed to assist CIOs in advancing security agendas with boards of directors.