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Drawn to Scale to Offer Real Time Hadoop Database

Drawn to Scale to Offer Real Time Hadoop Database

Drawn to Scale has entered into a partnership with MapR Technologies Inc. to provide real time Hadoop databases to its customers. With this real time SQL technology, mobile and interactive web applications will have the backing of Big Data and high performance, enterprise-grade databases powered by Drawn to Scale's Spire and MapR's M3 Edition. Drawn to Scale will include M3 Edition within its Spire database package. This will put highly available distributed Big Data systems in the hands of mobile developers who can then deliver the crisp and rich user experience that today's users demand. Developers will be able to utilize... more »
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Splunk Takes Big Data to School

Machine data software maker Splunk is one the biggest success stories to have emerged out of the still-maturing analytics industry, and right now it seems that universities are among the highest priorities on its clientele list. The company released an overview of its performance in this area, which claims that over 275 academic institutions use its software and highlights some of the key areas to which they apply the technology. Splunk says that the University of Melbourne in Australia, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Lone Star College System and and Virginia Tech are among its newest customers in this segment. These intuitions and the rest leverage its analytics software for a number of... more »
OpenStack Devs Leave Rackspace, Join Nebula

OpenStack Devs Leave Rackspace, Join Nebula

GigaOM received confirmation late last night that seven developers are leaving OpenStack open source cloud project co-founder Rackspace Hosting to join up with Nebula, which is working to develop private cloud infrastructures using OpenStack as a core. Most of the seven were veterans of Rackspace acquisition Anso Labs, itself the San Francisco-based consulting firm which helped NASA create Nova, the cloud computing platform that would go on to form the core of Nebula, the agency's internal cloud - which would, in turn, eventually mature into OpenStack, with the help of Rackspace Hosting. That's why it's not so shocking that these seven OpenStack developers would... more »
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Mashery Raises $10 Million for API Management, Points Towards Future of Cloud

SaaS-delivered API management tool Mashery has raised $10 million to further what it calls the "post-website era," led by OpenView Venture Partners and other with participation from existing investors including Cisco, Formative Ventures, First Round Capital and .406 Ventures. Mashery's vision hinges on the idea that APIs are the future of services. With its API management platform, Mashery aims to help data service providers, e-retailers, and essentially anybody else launch and manage API access to software (including setting up tiered access and allowing for the bundling of associated APIs), in turn making it easy for developers to build an ecosystem around your... more »
Bottlenose Enters Public Beta, Takes on Google for Social Search

Bottlenose Enters Public Beta, Takes on Google for Social Search

Bottlenose entered public beta today.  The real-time social search engine aggregates data from Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and LinkedIn and visualizes it all for the user in one of several different formats.  Undergoing a major change from its initial product launched a few months ago in private beta, Bottlenose has added several features to enable a broad spectrum of social search capabilities, powered by a new algorithm and plenty of creativity.  Most notable to the update is Bottlenose's three column lay out that quantifies hype that spreads around the social web. Bottlenose is not the first web app that aggregates posts... more »
Lenovo's CEO Leads Path to Success and Worker Rewards

Lenovo's CEO Leads Path to Success and Worker Rewards

Lenovo has been busy. It’s continuing to grow its share of the global PC market. Lenovo is also attempting to establish a stronger presence in mobile; the company has even engaged Microsoft in hopes of gaining permission to customize mobile operating system for its devices. However, it’s not all about the pursuit of market domination for the folks at Lenovo. It’s also about the people. Lenovo CEO, Yang Yuanqing, which took the reins of the company in 2009, received an extra $3 million bonus in May. The bonus was a reward for the company’s record 73 percent year-over-year increase in net... more »
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Apple's Q3 Earnings: Will There Be Surprises?

The tech industry is still busily releasing earning statements this month. IBM and Google have already released impressive numbers. Microsoft invoked gasps by reporting its first loss since it went public almost three decades ago. Apple is up next. The company is scheduled to reveal the results from its third fiscal quarter tomorrow. Industry watchers are expecting Apple to exceed its forecasts again, but the company is known for being extra conservative when projecting its financial performance. Last quarter, sales of iPhones and iPads accounted for 75 percent of Apple’s $39.18 billion in revenue, and the uber popular devices are likely... more »
The Truth About Government IT Security and What a Smart CIO Should Do About It

The Truth About Government IT Security and What a Smart CIO Should Do About It

During this day and age when almost everything revolves around using the computer and the Internet, it’s bothersome to hear how services aren’t that secured and your personal details can easily be hacked by malicious beings to steal money from consumers or just wreak havoc in the interwebs.  But what’s more alarming is finding out that your own government is not that secured in terms of cyber security. In an article published by Computer.co.uk, former government CIO Bill McCluggage was featured slamming the cyber security efforts of the government, stating that it’s moving at a glacial pace compared to private sectors... more »
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Scaling Business: Predicting How Big your Cloud-based Company Can Be

You don’t have to look far to stumble across a company that has seen its once-stellar growth evolve to a point where the customer base stagnates. While business seemingly remains steady, the number of customers simply isn’t growing. Is the market saturated? Of course not! So why does this happen, and how can you begin to predict when an organization will hit that point of sluggish inactivity? In short, how can you develop an accurate and independent evaluation of how big your company can be, and remove the barriers to help you get there? I.D. your audience Most organizations can have its customers... more »
Breaking:  Analysis:  VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26B in Cash

Breaking: Analysis: VMware Buys Nicira For $1.26B in Cash

Big news in what SiliconANGLE has been calling the biggest disruption in generations - Converged Infrastructure.   VMware is buying privately held Nicira Inc for about $1.26B in cash to expand its network virtualization portfolio. The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2012.  VMware just recently announced that Pat Gelsinger will be taking over at CEO for Paul Maritz.  I had the in-depth angle on that announcement here - Industry Analysts Got It Wrong On VMware CEO Transition From Paul Maritz To Pat Gelsinger As I said just last week VMware is on a journey to build an entirely new... more »

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- David Floyer

There have only been two successful volume introductions into the marketplace in the last 50 years - DRAM and NAND flash. There has to be a clear volume case with good economics for 3D XP to be able to gain a foothold in consumer products. Without volume in the consumer space, there is unlikely to be much volume traction in the enterprise space. CIOs, CTOs and enterprise professionals should take a wait and see stance, and monitor the adoption of 3D XP in the consumer and military spaces. If and when there is volume production for 3D XP, enterprise adoption should start about two years later.

- Stuart Miniman

The use of open source software continues to accelerate and expand in the marketplace, especially in areas where technology is significantly disrupting established business models. IT organizations should be actively seeking to understand how open communities operate, how different licensing models work, and how they can be more actively engaged with both the vendors and communities that are shaping open source software.

- Stuart Miniman

The full stack of software around containers (including Docker) is diverse and changing at a fast pace. This research walks the software stack and examines the

- David Floyer

CIOs understand that a clear cloud strategy is critical for IT today. Wikibon believes the biggest mistake organizations can make is converting major applications into the public cloud (including SaaS) without thinking about the implications to their existing business process workflows. Wikibon recommends that IT develop and implement a hybrid cloud strategy using the existing management workflows and compliance processes for both the public and private cloud components in the hybrid cloud.

- David Floyer

In 2014, Wikibon defined a new category "Server SAN" that sits at the intersection of software-defined storage, hyperscale methodologies and converged infrastructure. This article is the executive summary of primary research that gives the status of the market, examines the vendor ecosystem, lays forth the revenue and 10 year forecast and gives direction for expansion beyond simple "hyperconverged infrastructure". This information is available for public consumption, the full research is available to Wikibon clients.

- David Floyer

In this research paper, Wikibon looks back at the introductory Server SAN research, adjusts the Server SAN definition to include System Drag, and increases the speed of adoption of Server SAN based on very fast adoption from 2012 to 2014. The overall growth of Server SAN is projected to be about a 23% CAGR from 2014 to 2026, with a faster growth from 2014 to 2020 of 38%. The total Server SAN market is projected to grow to over $48 billion by 2026. The traditional enterprise storage market is projected to decline by -16% CAGR, leading to an overall growth in storage spend of 3% CAGR through 2026. Traditional enterprise storage is being squeezed in a vice between a superior, lower cost and more flexible storage model with Enterprise Server SAN, and the migration of IT towards cloud computing and Hyperscale Server SAN deployments. Wikibon strongly recommends that CTOs & CIOs initiate Server SAN pilot projects in 2015, particularly for applications where either low cost or high performance is required.

- Stuart Miniman

If containers are at the center of a shift in how applications are developers and delivered, and their pace of growth and change is unprecedented in IT history, this could have a massive ripple effect on both suppliers and consumers of the ecosystem of IT technologies.

- George Gilbert

Mainstream IT, LoB execs and application development professionals each provide different yet critical perspectives to Systems of Intelligence. IT exes must be in a position to deliver the right infrastructure (e.g. cloud, on-prem, etc.) with the proper performance and SLA profile to support LoB requirements. Line-of-Business execs must have enough knowledge to specify the real-time needs of applications while application development pros must ensure the right skills are in place to deliver and maintain services to Systems of Intelligence over a full life cycle.

- George Gilbert

Premise 16 years ago proprietary flavors of Unix domina […]

- Stuart Miniman

Hyperconvergence is the current state – next generation of converged – better, faster, more distributed than original converged, but still just the beginning. Wikibon’s Server SAN research agenda is to show where we are today and give guidance for the future of this space.