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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 »
NetApp and Cisco Announce Enterprise & Service Provider Cloud Solutions

NetApp and Cisco Announce Enterprise & Service Provider Cloud Solutions

Two Silicon Valley giants, Cisco Systems and NetApp Inc., are celebrating three years of collaboration in what has become a successful partnership for both companies. I had the pleasure of visiting the Cisco studios in Silicon Valley to record a video conversation on FlexPod for Enterprise and Service Provider clouds with executives Patrick Rodgers, VP of Datacenter Platform of Netapp and Jim McCue, VP UCS Marketing, of Cisco.  Video embedded below. NetApp Cisco Relationship - Cloud Tech For Enterprises & Service Providers Over the past three years their relationship has evolved immensely, in particular around the FelxPod Component which includes FlexPod DataCenter, FlexPod... more »
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Cisco doubles down on video as part of bold Internet of Things push

Networking giant Cisco is sharpening its focus on online video with the H.264 codec for high-definition streaming. The company recently announced that it has open sourced the software in a bid to enhance media quality across both consumer space and the enterprise, where it competes with its line of IP Phones and TelePresence video conferencing solutions. Rachel King of CNET reported that the codec will be freely available as a binary module for use with WebRTC, a community-led initiative that aims to create an open standard for real-time communications. Mozilla is one of the first supporters of the H.264 project, with... more »
From NSA to open source : Apps are 'nuggets of innovaton,' says Sqrrl | #BigDataNYC

From NSA to open source : Apps are 'nuggets of innovaton,' says Sqrrl | #BigDataNYC

Adam Fuchs, CTO of sqrrl, had a noteworthy chat with Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly at the BigDataNYC 2013 event in New York, covering topics ranging from the Big data lessons learned at the NSA to the NoSQL database. Because Apache Accumulo was initially developed within the NSA, everyone was expecting Fuchs to divulge some juicy government secrets.  Undoubtedly, interest for his presentation was quite high. Monetizing + maintaining open source projects   Fuchs first commented on Accumulo's shift from the NSA to open source, saying that "open sourcing software from the government and from the other side of the wall isn't actually that hard.... more »
Canadian fifth grader guilty of hacking government sites in exchange for video games

Canadian fifth grader guilty of hacking government sites in exchange for video games

He’s only in fifth grade but he is capable of breaking into government websites. A 12-year-old Canadian boy pleaded guilty to a slew of computer hacking charges in a Quebec court last week. He’s due to be sentenced next month and could become the world’s youngest convicted hacker. According to The Toronto Sun, the young hacker was able to breach several government sites causing damage up to $60,000. There was no political motive, however, he had been offered video games in payment for his actions by 3rd parties (including members of the hacker collective Anonymous). He’s admitted to participating in DDoS... more »
Dell now officially private

Dell now officially private

Twenty five years after making its stock market debut, Dell is now officially private again. Founding CEO Michael Dell and investment partner Silver Lake on Tuesday completed the acquisition of the company for $24.9 billion, two months after activist investor Carl Icahn ended his campaign to derail the privatization process. Under the terms of the buyout, Dell stockholders will receive $13.75 in cash for each share of common stock they hold, plus a special cash dividend of $0.13 per share. Dell and Silver Lake originally offered $24.4 billion for the computer maker, or $13.65 per share, but reluctantly sweetened the pot... more »
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Abhi Mehta on Big Data apps | #BigDataNYC 2013

Two years ago, Cloudera’s Mike Olson predicted that 2013 would be the year of Big Data applications. The months have come and gone and an application ecosystem has yet to emerge, but Tresata CEO Abhi Mehta says that’s about to change. He believes the industry is finally moving up the stack. Starting with a little background, Mehta tells theCUBE hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante that bringing compute closer to the data - rather than the other way around - is the “biggest and most liberating concept of Big Data.” This paradigm shift is a stepping stone to the next evolution... more »

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