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Defining HP Vertica's Competitive Edge   #HPBigData2013

Defining HP Vertica's Competitive Edge #HPBigData2013

Shilpa Lawande, Vice President of Software Engineering and Customer Support for HP Vertica joined Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly in theCUBE. In SiliconANGLE’s ongoing coverage of HP Vertica’s Big Data Conference the three discuss the offerings and strategies that make Vertica unique. Lawande also explains how the company plans to grow through internal development. According to Lawande, Vertica “probably [runs] some of the largest analytics installations now.” As a result, providing more users access to analytics is a major goal for the company. She believes Vertica has made a profound technical contribution in enhancing compute capacity that helps customers scale out.... more »
Ads in your Smart Cars, Bikes for Rent + More

Ads in your Smart Cars, Bikes for Rent + More

In this week’s SmartCar roundup, we’ll be featuring not only the latest developments in smart cars, but other forms of transportation as well, such as the CoGo bike Share and smart cars for rent. Ads in smart cars   Today, we see cabs and buses laced with ads.  They are typically implemented in a physical way like interactive screens, painted on the body of the vehicle, or even a marquee on top of the vehicle.  But as more cars come equipped with on-board diagnostics systems, which are required in all vehicles manufactured after 1996, one company saw this an opportunity to push ads. Dash Labs,... more »
How Yammer Provides Cheap Analytics : Mashing Different Data Sources | #HPBigData2013

How Yammer Provides Cheap Analytics : Mashing Different Data Sources | #HPBigData2013

Pete Fishman, Director of Analytics at Yammer, discussed analytics and providing cheap insights that businesses can act on to make the best decisions with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at the HP Vertica Big Data Conference.   Yammer aims to  have "as big as an impact on people's working lives as possible." As Fishman said, "we think that social is going to be a big part of the it going forward, and in enterprise social, Yammer is a big offering." When one is in control of their entire pipeline, they are able to make the decisions that make most sense for their business,... more »
Google Highlights Not Just for Hair & The Dumbest App Ever - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

Google Highlights Not Just for Hair & The Dumbest App Ever - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

Condescending To Your Most Capable Customers...   In the past, Google hasn’t been very clear about Chrome’s password security, and their lack of attention to the problem has increasingly drawn more criticism from security experts. Everyday, millions of Chrome users save their login passwords in chrome. What the vast majority of them don’t know is that typing in a specific address into chrome can reveal all of the user’s passwords for each website they visit. In a post responding to the complaints, Chrome’s head of security, Justin Shaa, commented in what many consider to be a condescending tone, saying, “I appreciate how this appears... more »
IBM Forms Alliance with Google, Mellanox, NVIDIA, and Tyan to Boost Chip Unit #OpenPower

IBM Forms Alliance with Google, Mellanox, NVIDIA, and Tyan to Boost Chip Unit #OpenPower

With the name of OpenPower Consortium, several leading companies in the technology sector have created an alliance to develop IBM chips for data centers in the cloud. The coalition includes IBM, Google and Nvidia, as well as Tyan Computer, a Taiwanese company that produces servers, and Israel Mellanox Technologies, which specializes in the design of chips. Furthermore, IBM has revealed that any company wishing to participate and collaborate in the improvement and development of OpenPower technology be welcome to the list. The hardware and software, previously owned by IBM, will be available for open development and will be licensed to others,... more »
Sqrrl CTO Explains How to Bring Structure to a Schema-less Database

Sqrrl CTO Explains How to Bring Structure to a Schema-less Database

In the fourth episode of theCube’s special series on Accumulo, Sqrrl founding CTO Adam Fuchs discusses how his company’s platform helps enterprises organize their NoSQL environments. Fuchs opens the session with an overview of the system. Accumulo limits querying to a range within a keyspace, he explains, and that range represents a hierarchical structure which follows a row, column, and timestamp format. The row determines how the data is partitioned in the database, the column defines vertical partitioning within the row, and the qualifier denounces the uniqueness of the value stored in the key-value pair. A user can query a specific row,... more »
Splunk + Pentaho for Non-Geeks : Unlocking the Value of Machine Data

Splunk + Pentaho for Non-Geeks : Unlocking the Value of Machine Data

Splunk has partnered with data integration specialist Pentaho to deliver a new solution for crunching data generated by applications, servers, sensors and other connected devices. Pentaho Business Analytics and Splunk Enterprise combines technology from both firms to integrate Splunk’s machine data analytics technology with relational databases, Hadoop, NoSQL deployments and enterprise application data. The platform also includes advanced visualization and ad hoc analysis functions that enable business users to gain insights into their information without consulting a data scientist. “Users can download Pentaho Business Analytics for Splunk Enterprise from Splunkbase, to be able to combine Splunk machine data with a variety of... more »
China's Leaders Warm Up to Big Data for Better Governance

China's Leaders Warm Up to Big Data for Better Governance

China's repressive internet regime is famous the world over, what with its "Great Firewall of China" put in place to block any sites that censors deem critical of the regime, not to mention the increasingly sophisticated systems it employs to suppress discussion of controversial subjects. China has long seen the internet as something dangerous, something that needs to be controlled and restricted, but could it be that this attitude is changing? Is it possible that China's overlords are beginning to see the web as something that it can use to its advantage? Recent developments suggest that this could be true – that... more »
LIVE: Presidential Incentives Key in Cybersecurity Reform

LIVE: Presidential Incentives Key in Cybersecurity Reform

Welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Wednesday August 7, 2013. Yesterday The White House released a preliminary set of incentives it may offer companies who are willing to join a cybersecurity program chaired by the Department of Homeland Security, and the notion has many security experts concerned. Joining us now to share details about the DHS’s cybersecurity program is SiliconANGLE Contributing Editor John Casaretto. After failing to reach an agreement on cybersecurity legislation twice last year, the president signed an executive order which this new program falls under. In it, businesses could receive insurance from agencies if they adopt certain standards within... more »
The Hardest Part of Data Visualization : Simplicity + Consumability | #HPBigData2013

The Hardest Part of Data Visualization : Simplicity + Consumability | #HPBigData2013

Paul Lilford, Channel Director, Technology Partners, Tableau Software, discussed current visualization trends with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at the HP Vertica Big Data Conference this week. With visualization, there is an "ongoing challenge with the size of data and disparity of it," according to Lilford. From a customer challenge perspective, "it's really about getting to the size of data, all the sources of data, all the scale of things." With Tableau being a data-driven company, the strategy is to combine all data sources quickly, helping customers make more data decisions at a detailed level. Social, web, third party, ERP... more »

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- Ralph Finos

Users considering public cloud for business and IT workloads should evaluate the types of use cases and workloads that have wide successful deployment in the public cloud today. In order to help users to better understand the customers and workloads being served in the public cloud today, Wikibon examined the brief descriptions of approximately 650 customer solution stories on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) website and classified each according on a number of characteristics. This research reveals some interesting insights about the public cloud leader’s business, and therefore about public cloud utilization generally.

- David Floyer

The Wikibon premise in this research is that this converged environment is a win-win environment for both vendors, ISVs and enterprise IT. Testing of the converged system solution is more robust, and the reduction in the number of solution types significantly lowers testing and installation costs for the vendor. ISVs can lower the cost of deployment, deliver application value faster, and drive additional upgrade value much faster. Converged enterprise IT systems (private clouds) are more agile, more reliable, more secure and have the similar costs to public clouds.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon looks at the emerging Cloud-native application architectures. This research focused on the scope of microservices, the domains of interaction between services, and how data services and sources are changing with these new applications.

- Brian Gracely

Faced with the choices of modernizing existing applications or starting new projects, IT organizations have many options. Wikibon looks at the vast number of options today, with a methodology to evaluate choice vs. risk.

- David Floyer

There are no enterprise organizations that have married the business, digital creativity and IT as seamlessly as Weta Digital.

- Stuart Miniman

Oracle is using it's licensing might to enter the converged infrastructure (CI) market by making database pricing extremely attractive for its own Private Cloud Appliance (PCA), relative to alternative solutions (including non-Oracle public cloud options). To gain this pricing advantage, Oracle is applying certain restrictions to non-Oracle solutions and allowing more licensing flexibility for virtualized environments on PCA. Discussions with PCA customers indicate three main benefits, including: 1) reduced Oracle database license costs (of 50% or more); 2) greater flexibility to allocate processor cores to optimize workloads and 3) very high bandwidth and performance (via an Infiniband point-to-point architecture).

- Ralph Finos

Big data and public cloud share a natural affinity, but are not a perfect match. Wikibon estimates that worldwide big data revenue in the public cloud was $1.1B in 2015 and will grow to $21.8B by 2026 - or from 5% of all big data revenue in 2015 to 24% of all big data spending by 2026. Doers should explore public cloud options for their big data workloads because public cloud offers a simple way to scale up and down workloads running mostly using open source software.

- David Floyer

The premise for this research is that high value computing has unique compute, network and storage infrastructure requirements. The key systems requirements are low or very low latency, high bandwidth and high availability designed to lower software costs, improve time-to-value and help maintain high levels of data integrity and system availability. Wikibon researched the differences between performance optimized and cost optimized systems for a sample high-value compute environments, and concluded that the total 3-year cost of a sample cost-optimized configuration and software were 63% high than a performance optimized configuration. The key differences are higher costs for performance optimized hardware, but lower costs for the software required in high value compute application, as well as lower operational costs.

- Brian Gracely

As the market for Hybrid Cloud services and solutions evolve, every vendor and cloud provider is attempting to align their offerings to market demands. Wikibon looks at the current offerings and provides guidance to vendors on how to succeed in this market.

- George Gilbert

In this report we look at ad-tech as an example of Systems of Intelligence. Using ad-tech applications, combinations of advertisers, ad agencies, consumers, and publishers -- the advertiser’s marketing ecosystem -- collaborate in real time to personalize an optimal customer interactions with the brand. One software company pioneering video ad-tech, Altitude Digital, pulls all these different pieces together, and highlights the types of function big data ecosystem apps must support.