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DBAs Must Virtualize the Databases They Manage, Says EMC | #oow13

DBAs Must Virtualize the Databases They Manage, Says EMC | #oow13

Anne McClure, CTO of Global Database Technologies at EMC, discussed database virtualization with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at the 2013 edition of Oracle OpenWorld this week. "We've been focused on the Vblock," McClure said,  the specialized system for high performance database workloads. Mentioning she has been in the database world for over two decades, McClure explained that databases "have gotten very large and you have to deal with that." The last thing to virtualize in the data center is the database. "We've worked with Oracle with our replication technology, and we also do tiering," she added, referring to the... more »
Data and Content as a Platform + Big Data, Big Content, Big Value | #oow13

Data and Content as a Platform + Big Data, Big Content, Big Value | #oow13

Steve Karam, Data and Content Technologist with John Wiley & Sons, was invited by John Furrier and Dave Vellante, theCUBE co-hosts, for a very inspiring talk about... books.  The interview took place during our live coverage of Oracle OpenWorld this week. In a world where books are being digitized, content is now being used to explore new data types. Aware of his pioneering status, Karam was more than willing to share his vision on this particular use of data in order to drive new users and authors. "With big data come new business models and new innovations, and it's all about access... more »
Oxygen Cloud Breathes Through Nirvanix Challenges #OOW13

Oxygen Cloud Breathes Through Nirvanix Challenges #OOW13

In their ongoing coverage of Oracle Open world 2013, John Furrier spoke with Leo Leung, VP of Product Marketing for Oxygen Cloud in theCUBE. Oxygen Cloud had several joint customers using the now defunct Nirvanix as the storage underneath Oxygen. The three discuss Oxygen Cloud’s developments over the year and responses to joint customers affected by the Nirvanix closing and what the shutdown reveals about risk with cloud. Leung sees the space around cloud and storage is maturing. Oxygen hasn’t focused so much on growth this year according to Leung. Rather, the company has placed emphasis on enhancing options for use-cases... more »
MapR Supercharges HBase with M7 Update

MapR Supercharges HBase with M7 Update

Simplifying queries is a top priority for Hadoop vendors, and MapR is no exception. The company is leading the charge with its M7 distribution, which wraps a distributed file system around HBase, an open source NoSQL database that runs atop the HDFS storage layer, to make it easier for users to consume information. MapR announced on Wednesday that it has enhanced M7 to deliver four to ten times greater throughput while eliminating latency spikes. The company claims that its software now maintains less than 20 milliseconds of latency “across various workloads,” most notably traditional enterprise apps that have historically utilized relational... more »
Oracle + EMC : Customers are "betting mission-critical business" on Joint Tech | #oow13

Oracle + EMC : Customers are "betting mission-critical business" on Joint Tech | #oow13

From the Moscone Center in San Francisco, John Furrier and Stu Miniman continue to broadcast theCUBE interviews during Day 2 of Oracle OpenWorld 2013. Their guest, Dorian Naveh, Senior Director Technology Alliances with EMC, described the event as a culmination of 15 years of strong partnership. "It's a long-standing, very collaborative, complex partnership," said Naveh. For Naveh, Oracle OpenWorld is a celebration of all the work EMC and Oracle do together. "We've evolved into this strong partnership with Oracle that's founded upon innovation, a lot of deep integration into the database, into the applications layer, where we really wrap our portfolio around... more »
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Treat Your Earbuds with Fashion-Forward Headsets + More Smart Devices

This week’s SmartDevice roundup features a cool new Bluetooth headset, a smart way of monitoring your baby, and a fun way to digitize board games.  Plus, a new crowdfunding site to help projects get the backing and mentor support they need. Deka   We often see people wearing Bluetooth headsets, walking around and talking to "themselves", looking something like a droid.  They all have this black, elongated device sticking out of their ears.  Don’t you wish there was a way to make these Bluetooth headsets less obvious and more fashionable? Now you can, with Deka.  It’s equipped with Bluetooth 3.0 technology, an HD speaker,... more »
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Big Data Funded by the Millions : Here's 3 Ways to Turn Data Science into Business

Academia.edu continues to make scientific research a more open and networked practice, raising $11.1 million in Series B funding from Khosla Ventures, Spark Capital and True Ventures today. According to AllThingsD, we learned that the San Francisco-based company now has 4.5 million registered researchers and eight million monthly visitors. Reiterating the growing interest in data-driven startups is ResearchGate, which recently raised a $35 million Series C round. Hello Big Data. The more data science receives funding, the more this trend presents a business opportunity. The true hidden gem of data science is storytelling, and the ability to extrapolate data to tell a story... more »
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Huddle Hot on the Heels of Microsoft SharePoint with Content Connector

Huddle is going after SharePoint with a new connector that lets organizations move content to the cloud without bringing in outside talent to handle the migration. The London-based collaboration provider says that unlike Microsoft’s platform, its service empowers workers to share and access documents “when on the move with their enterprise ecosystem of customers, partners and contractors.” The Huddle Content Connector sports a drag and drop interface that makes it particularly easy for SharePoint users to abandon Team Sites and shared drives. Organizations that are hesitant to make a full switch can use the connector to layer Huddle over their on-premise... more »
Nokia Going Out with a Bang, Launching 6 New Devices in October

Nokia Going Out with a Bang, Launching 6 New Devices in October

Nokia will be holding an event on October 22, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, where the Finnish company is expected to unveil at least six new devices. According to sources, Nokia will be launching at least two new Lumias, one of which, the rumored Lumia 1520, will be its first (and last?) entrant in the phablet sector.  Codenamed Bandit, the device is said to feature a 6-inch, 1080p HD display and Qualcomm's Snapdragon quad-core processor. Another of the rumored devices expected to make an appearance at the event is the Windows RT tablet dubbed as the Nokia Sirius.  The device is believed... more »
AT&T Straps On The Pebble Smartwatch

AT&T Straps On The Pebble Smartwatch

AT&T has just agreed a deal to become the exclusive carrier for the Pebble smartwatch, and will offer the device to its customers for just $150 from Sepember 27, over at its website att.com. The Pebble smartwatch is one of the first and most famous entrants into the wearable tech market. It came about following a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, and is able to pair with both Android and iOS devices, allowing wearers – allowing them to view their messages and email, see weather and calendar alerts, control music playback, access various apps, and more. The tie-up with ATT was announced via... more »

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