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EMC Greenplum announced at Strata 2013 a new ditribution of Apache Hadoop: Pivotal HD. Greenplum's announcement has definitely ruffled some feathers in the Hadoop space (see our interview with Charles Zedlewski of Cloudera). However when Bill Schmarzo stopped by theCube to talk with show hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante, the conversation stayed more on the high-level topic of optimizing Big Data. In the data-driven world of today, data warehouses exist because they allow organizations to make better decisions, to ask questions they couldn't ask before and to gain insights into the business said Schmarzo. To date, Business Intelligence (BI) vendors... more »
In today’s mobile and social news roundup: Samsung reveals Galaxy SIV and three CEOs; Facebook to incorporate hashtags; Mobeam on board Galaxy SIV; and an overzealous customer orders 1 million BlackBerries. Samsung reveals Galaxy SIV The Galaxy SIV was finally revealed. A lot of people were impressed, especially with the fact that most of the rumored specifications turned up in the highly anticipated device. The Samsung Galaxy SIV features a 5-inch full HD super AMOLED display with 1080p resolution, a 2,600mAh removable battery, a 1.9GHz quad-core or 1.6GHz octa-core processor, 13MP rear camera and more. It comes with plenty of accessories such as... more »
The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences & Festivals kicked off last week and is nearing its end. The Interactive portion is already over, with Film and Music concluding over the weekend. So what was in store for attendees at SXSW 2013? Tech goodies Google’s Talking Shoe was one of the most talked about appearances at the event. Many were expecting Google to brandish Google Glass, but a talking shoe is just as interesting. Though it’s weird to have a shoe motivate your game or trash talk your opponent, it’s a pretty cool concept. There's no word on whether or not the talking shoe... more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 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 »