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Bitcoin Weekly 2013 June 26: California Threatens the Bitcoin Foundation, BitAngels First Investment, and a Bitcoin Pub

Bitcoin Weekly 2013 June 26: California Threatens the Bitcoin Foundation, BitAngels First Investment, and a Bitcoin Pub

Lots of random little things around the Bitcoin world this week. The government of California threatened The Bitcoin Foundation with an odd cease-and-desist letter that alleged that the foundation does something it doesn’t do. BitAngels made its first investment into a startup. And, a pub in London has started accepting bitcoins for booze. California takes a swipe at the Bitcoin Foundation In what seems to be a case of confusing-the-issue, California’s Department of Financial Institutions sent a cease-and-desist order to The Bitcoin Foundation essentially demanding that the foundation stop doing something it doesn’t do: exchange bitcoins for money. In legal parlance, the... more »
SiliconAngle News Briefs for 26 June 2013

SiliconAngle News Briefs for 26 June 2013

Zettaset, Informatica Partner to Drive Value from Hadoop Deployments Data integration software vendor Informatica Corp has announced an OEM partnership with Zettaset, a provider of secure Big Data management.  Zettaset is embedding the Informatica PowerCenter Big Data Edition within the Zettaset Orchestrator Hadoop cluster management system, which automates, accelerates, and simplifies Hadoop installation, cluster management, and security for Big Data deployments. The Informatica Orchestrator will provide Zettaset customers with streamlined, simplified Big Data integration to allow them to move & integrate data into their Apache distribution-based Hadoop implementations regardless of data volume, variety, and velocity. More   HP Announces Intelligent WiFi for... more »
WANdisco CEO & CTO Discuss Big Moves in its Big Market #HadoopSummit

WANdisco CEO & CTO Discuss Big Moves in its Big Market #HadoopSummit

WANdisco CEO and Co-Founder, David Richards, CTO and Vice President, Jagane Sundar joined Dave Vellante in theCUBE during the Hadoop Summit 2013. The panelists discussed WANdisco’s technology, evolution and what we can expect to hear from the company over the next few months. Richards shares that in partnership with UC Berkeley’s AmpLab, WANdisco has become the first company to provide commercial support for Spark and Shark. WANdisco offers new Hadoop distribution and in-memory pieces with Spark and Shark. Sundar explains that WANdisco’s demonstration at their Hadoop Summit booth shows their technological capabilities. In short, the company can provide replication for complete failure... more »
Pentaho Launches Pentaho Labs, Innovates in Big Data Integration

Pentaho Launches Pentaho Labs, Innovates in Big Data Integration

Pentaho Corporation--a vendor that provides a full big data analytics solution that supports the entire big data analytics process, from data integration through interactive data visualization, exploration, and predictive analytics--just announced its new innovation in Big Data integration in the form of a new adaptive big data layer. This adaptive big data layer supports Hadoop distributions from Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR and Intel; NoSQL databases Cassandra and MongoDB, and introduces support for Splunk. In addition, Pentaho also introduced Pentaho Labs as an effort for innovating breakthrough big data-driven technologies in areas of predictive and real-time analytics. Pentaho Labs encourages seeding of new... more »
How To Get in FONT of the NSA : Fight PRISM with Coded Design

How To Get in FONT of the NSA : Fight PRISM with Coded Design

*Read Sang Mon's original post at WalkerArt.org here *To download Sang Mon's cryptic fonts, visit his website at z-x-x.org... more »
MongoDB Days 2013: Future of MongoDB is Looking Great for DevOps

MongoDB Days 2013: Future of MongoDB is Looking Great for DevOps

In recent years, we have seen a growing interest in database management systems that differ from traditional relational model. Central to this is the concept of NoSQL, a term used to denote collectively software databases that do not use SQL (Structured Query Language) to interact with stored data. One of the most notable NoSQL projects to date is MongoDB, a database-driven  free software project that stores data in collections of JSON-like documents. What distinguishes MongoDB NoSQL databases from other NoSQL projects is its powerful query language based document system, which makes the transition from a relational database to MongoDB easy because... more »
Microsoft BUILD 2013: What to Expect

Microsoft BUILD 2013: What to Expect

Microsoft Build 2013 kicks off today at the Moscone Center in San Francisco and will run through until the 28th. This year's conference is one of the most highly anticipated events Microsoft's held in a long time, as it's believed that it will shed more light on what Redmond is planning for the future with regards to its new devices, services and apps. Microsoft has been generous for a change, dropping plenty of hints as to what attendees and spectators can expect from the event, so in case you missed them, here are some of the goodies we can look forward to: Software   Windows... more »
Hadoop and Splunk Make Hunk: A Cute Name for a Powerful Big Data Tool

Hadoop and Splunk Make Hunk: A Cute Name for a Powerful Big Data Tool

Hadoop is by far one of the most powerful and most popular open-source frameworks for supplying Big Data applications with much needed storage and access to terabytes of data and more--and as well all know storage and collection are becoming easier, but as a result analysis is becoming more complex. Splunk is already also an extremely well known analysis tool with wide ranging capabilities from pulling business intelligence out of logs to visualizing and enhancing security; and Spunk does this by being able to tie together data from numerous sources agnostic to the structure and type of data. As a result,... more »
Marketing, Storage + Security: The Crossroads No One Saw Coming

Marketing, Storage + Security: The Crossroads No One Saw Coming

I'm a marketer by trade. The reason that I've taken a liking to storage and data in general, is because I think that the CMO of tomorrow has to understand data two- to three iterations higher of a degree than CMOs of today. Pick your buzz word: Big Data, Data Revolution, Internet of Things, Industrial Internet, etc. -- more data is being collected and conceptualized about consumers and consumer habits more than ever. This means the CMO of tomorrow has to rely on more data-driven facts than thought-driven facts. By no means am I calling the CMO of today a... more »
Sony's Wearable Computer & Google Hangout Takes On Remote Assistance - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

Sony's Wearable Computer & Google Hangout Takes On Remote Assistance - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

Sony' Pretty Smart - Watch!   Yesterday, Sony expanded its wearable computer lineup with the launch of a new smart watch. The SmartWatch 2 is described by Sony as a second screen for your Android, but unlike your mobile phone, this device features a compact 1.6" screen, and is both dust and splash-proof. A bluetooth connection gives the device a quick way to access your phone’s tools, including the ability to answer the phone, take photos, or adjust your music, all from your wrist. Users can even check their Facebook or Twitter feeds as quickly as they check the time. Sony boasts that... more »

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- 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.

- David Vellante

On May 12, 2016 at 12 Noon EDT, several CxOs will gather to discuss how to best communicate to Boards of Directors on the topic of cyber security. Has a failure = fire mentality led organizations to "sandbag" the threat? Is security a shared responsibility across the business or does it fall on the shoulders of a few security gurus? How should CxOs be changing the way they communicate about cyber in the digital age?

- Brian Gracely

In this Trip Report from OpenStack Summit 2016, the Wikibon team looks at five critical areas for OpenStack - Community, Consumption Models, Revenues, New Use-Cases and the OpenStack technology ecosystem,

- Brian Gracely

While automation is often looked at as a way to reduce IT costs, it has far-reaching impacts for Digital Business Platforms. Wikibon looks at how automation improves the ability to experiment with new ideas, improve market responsiveness, improve overall application security and better align development and operations requirements.

- Brian Gracely

With the release of the Native Hybrid Cloud solution, EMC is offering customers the ability to rapidly build new applications. But will the lack of embedded operations slow the adoption of the product and slow customer deployments?

- David Floyer

The x86 microprocessor has reached a limit in how much an application can be speeded up. Intel can no longer rely on economies of scale to drive market share in processors. Future advances will come from designing the microprocessor and software-in-silicon together. There are multiple large niches that have opened up to new processor/software approaches, including mobile, IoT servers, specialized servers for the cloud, telecommunications servers and large system servers for large database and big data applications. New winners in this space are likely to come from companies like Apple, Amazon, Fujitsu, Google, Hitachi, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle.

- Peter Burris

Wikibon was the Analyst Partner at the recent GDS CIO Summit, US in Denver, Colorado. This is the trip report from that session.

- Brian Gracely

Understanding how to accelerate “Idea to Execution Time” (I2ET) may become the most important measurement of any Digital Business Platform. Wikibon explore the core attributes needed to be successful in rapidly developing and deploying new business applications.