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Mojang Targets Family-Friendly Gaming With Minecraft Realms

Mojang Targets Family-Friendly Gaming With Minecraft Realms

Minecraft is a video gaming and social phenomenon that has made deep waves across the industry. As a game it has inspired gamers and educators alike; but it’s still primarily a single player game with multiplayer attached by allowing an instance of Minecraft to act as a server--this has given rise to a number of services that provide servers so that players can gather and collaborate. Mojang has seen the proliferation and brilliance of servers and is aware that by-and-large the entire hardcore gamer scene is well infatuated with Minecraft; but there’s an entire segment of family gamers who may be... more »
Can EMC's New Pivot Project Function with So Much VMware Overlap?

Can EMC's New Pivot Project Function with So Much VMware Overlap?

EMC and VMware recently held a joint analyst meeting in New York to show off the Pivotal Initiative, a set of spun off assets that will become an independent company on April 1st. Wikibon analyst Stu Miniman was at the event this week, appearing on this morning’s NewsDesk segment to go over the details with Kristin Feledy. He starts off by saying that it’s highly unusual for two publicly traded companies to hold a joint summit, even though EMC happens to own 80 percent of VMware’s stock. The reason the two firms decided to co-host the event is because they wanted... more »
Three Reasons MongoDB is Better than Other NoSQL Services

Three Reasons MongoDB is Better than Other NoSQL Services

Easy to start. Easy to build. MongoDB ended 2012 on a scorching hot streak that doesn't show any signs of flaming out. Kevin Hanson, Solutions Architect at 10gen, stopped by theCube during Strata last month to talk NoSQL with hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante. 10gen is the company behind the leading NoSQL database.  And its client list?  A who's who of the tech world and beyond. Ever had a car salesman show you the Carfax?  Its 11 billion records database is now being powered by MongoDB. Big implementations: that is the future Hanson sees for 10gen and MongoDB in 2013.... more »
Golden Frog's Yokubaitis Launches Dropbox Smear Campaign

Golden Frog's Yokubaitis Launches Dropbox Smear Campaign

If you’re a Dropbox user or a Mega fan, you might want to keep reading. Earlier this week, an intriguing domain made its way at SXSW 2013.  The site Dump Dropbox tells people why Dropbox users need to abandon the service.  Whoever made this site either has a grudge to hold since he listed numerous reasons why the service shouldn’t be trusted, or is just trying to prove a point. TorrentFreak soon found out who was behind this slandering act: Ron Yokubaitis. Yokubaitis is the co-founder of Golden Frog, the company behind Dump Truck, a cloud storage service like Dropbox which is given... more »
ServicesAngle News Briefs for March 14, 2013

ServicesAngle News Briefs for March 14, 2013

Infosys Expands in Germany with BMW Group Contract BMW Group has selected Infosys as its worldwide partner for application basis infrastructure management services. The five-year engagement will cover such services as maintenance and operations of the Web infrastructure, content management, SAP Basis operations, management of the company’s internal IT system, and BI. More Ethisphere Institute names Wipro Among Most Ethical Companies The Ethisphere Institute, a business ethics think-tank, has named Wipro Limited as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the second year in a row. The award recognizes Wipro’s strong commitment to ethical leadership, compliance practices, and corporate citizenship. More Wipro... more »
China Shows Willingness to Cooperate with US Against Hacking

China Shows Willingness to Cooperate with US Against Hacking

China is finally keen on cooperating with the United States to fight hacking. As we know the Dragon country has notorious reputation, it received a warning from a top US official that the international community was losing patience with Beijing. Following this warning, Chinese Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying reinforced that the country is itself a victim of attacks in cyberspace. "What is necessary in cyberspace is not war, but rather regulation and cooperation. China wants to develop constructive dialogue and cooperation and joint safeguarding of the peace, safety and cooperation of cyberspace together with the international community including the United... more »
VMware vs. Amazon : Competing Over (and with) the Public Cloud on Multiple Fronts

VMware vs. Amazon : Competing Over (and with) the Public Cloud on Multiple Fronts

VMware is expanding its business to new markets, and pulling out of others, in an attempt to gain a more solid foothold in the cutthroat cloud market.  The rivalry against Amazon is getting increasingly heated in the enterprise space, each cloud provider pushing one initiative after another to claim the bulk of this bubbling opportunity for long-term clients. The virtualization giant recently unveiled new details about the Pivotal Initiative,   an upcoming joint venture with EMC that will be responsible for promoting the two companies’ growing cloud assets: Cloud Foundry, Spring and a few others.  The two firms hope that by spinning... more »
AWS Expands Beanstalk with Node.js Inclusion

AWS Expands Beanstalk with Node.js Inclusion

Amazon Web Services continues to focus on simplifying the deployment and management on its cloud, and that’s why has included Node.js on the Elastic Beanstalk. With this expansion of Elastic Beanstalk to include Node.js, AWS allows Node.js developers to focus on writing their applications and lets Elastic Beanstalk run and scale it automatically. As of now, Elastic Beanstalk allows developers to upload an application and then it automatically handles capacity provisioning, load balancing, auto-scaling, and application-health monitoring. As both Node.js and Elastic Beanstalk are optimized for Web applications, we believe that this step taken by Amazon is really good. Especially when Node.js... more »
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Data Platform + Processing: The Evolution of a Third Piece of Architecture

Sometimes taking a step back and reviewing the collective is needed. In all honesty, we should probably do it more in all of the areas that affect our business and personal lives...separately of course.  Such a global view reflecting on the Big Data space is exactly what happened when Mark Madsen, President & CEO of Third Nature, stopped by theCube during Strata last month to chat with show hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante (full video below). As markets shift and new markets are defined, there is a lot of hectic course correction and innovation. Technology is searching for a solution.... more »
Egnyte Launch Combos Choice + Control : Integrate without Doing the Plumbing

Egnyte Launch Combos Choice + Control : Integrate without Doing the Plumbing

Egnyte, a Silicon Valley-based file sharing specialist, announced a major update to its flagship offering this week. The company is touting a new feature that allows users of its EgnytePlus platform to easily integrate cloud services into their environments without having to worry about the plumbing. EgnytePlus is a data management framework that stores information in three differently optimized tiers: Replication, Archive and Sharing. Third party services are plugged into the latter, so that data can be moved back and forth from the cloud to the data center without being fully replicated first. User permissions are respected, too, which means customers don’t... more »

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