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John Furrier | February 29th

{Guest post from Jonathan Eccles, Facebook technical lead at, the leading social brand management infrastructure company.} Today’s fMC, or Facebook Marketing Conference, yielded a motherload of Facebook product announcements representing the natural evolution of...»

Strata Conference: What is Big Data?

Alex Williams | February 29th

I walked the convention center floor at the Strata Conference today and asked people: "What is Big Data?" It's such a broad term. The people I interviewed certainly made that point.

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Pervasive Software DataRush Will Make Hadoop “Faster and Easier”

Kyt Dotson | February 29th

Mike Hoskins, CTO, EVP Pervasive Software, says that in a nutshell Pervasive is making Hadoop “faster and easier.” It’s all about making big data processing and data mining both faster and easier. While it’s not true that Hadoop...»

Intel Invests in Belgian Storage Startup

Maria Deutscher | February 29th

Amplidata announced that it has raised $8 million in a third round of funding from investors Big Bang Ventures, Endeavour Vision, Swisscom and Intel Capital, the chipmaker’s VC branch. The Belgium-based company makes object...»

EMC’s Investment in VCE Paying Off, Fiscally or Otherwise

Maria Deutscher | February 29th

Storage giant EMC had done a fairly good job adapting to the major trends in IT today. Its recent Isilon scale-out NAS video walkthroughs represent two of the freshest examples, along with all of...»

Social Gold Rush and Why Global Brands Need to be Ready- Pinterest is only the beginning

John Furrier | February 29th

{Guest Post:  John Bara, CMO, of, the leading social marketing firms for top brands.} Palo Alto these days definitely has the aura of a gold rush. After the slowdown of the past few years, there...»

Twitter, Groupon Must Bring Analytics to their Mobile Marketing Platforms

Saroj Kar | February 29th

After the recent redesign for user profiles, Twitter launches a new update dedicated to the business of mobile.  About two years after the launch of sponsored links in the timeline - the famous Promoted...»

Nirvanix Takes on HDD Crisis with Global Cloud Services

John Furrier | February 29th

Responding to the ongoing HDD shortage caused by the massive floods in Thailand—which is causing customers to pay top dollar for disk storage systems and face extended wait times while HDD manufacturers...»

How Does Bump Handle All that Shared Data? Riak’s NoSQL Database

Maria Deutscher | February 29th

Riak is an emerging big data technology that’s picking up momentum. The NoSQL database was listed on Jaspesoft’s big data connector infographic as one of the smaller offerings accounting for 26 percent of connector...»

Yammer Raises New $85 Million Round of Funding to Expand Enterprise Sales and Marketing

Klint Finley | February 29th

Enterprise social network company Yammer announced today another round of funding: a whopping $85 million round led by DFJ Growth. That's more than all of Yammer's previous rounds combined. This follows Yammer's fourth round of funding