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Apple's Biometric Fingerprint Reader Gives iPhone 5S Big Security Edge

Apple's Biometric Fingerprint Reader Gives iPhone 5S Big Security Edge

Just hours before Apple takes the wrappers off of its latest flagship iPhone 5S, more rumors have surfaced about the device's worst-kept secret – its new biometric fingerprint reader technology that's designed to do away with the need for passwords. The Wall Street Journal has all but confirmed the presence of the new feature, adding that people familiar with the matter said that the fingerprint scanner will be on the more expensive of the two iPhones expected to be unveiled today. The WSJ noted that, “Placing a finger on a computer or smartphone has long been proposed as a way to... more »
Tableau Poses a Threat to Traditional BI Vendors

Tableau Poses a Threat to Traditional BI Vendors

SiliconANGLE theCube hosts Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly kicked off this year’s Tableau Customer Conference by drilling down into the dynamics that helped the data visualization firm get to where it is today. Dave highlights that Tableau is a $200 million company with a $4 billion market cap. The vendor recorded a compound annual growth rate of 93 percent between 2010 and 2013, a massive increase that he credits to the fact that its software is not limited to one particular platform. Tableau’s solutions helps organizations make sense of their massive data troves by putting the power of analytics at the fingertips... more »
Citrix : We're Starting to Realize The Value Of Ingesting Social Data | #tcc13

Citrix : We're Starting to Realize The Value Of Ingesting Social Data | #tcc13

From the 2013 Tableau Customer Conference in Washington DC, theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante, Wikibon Senior Analyst, and Jeff Kelly, Principal Research Contributor, managed to talk in depth with Steve Keller, Staff Software Engineer with Citrix. As expected, the segment revolved around Big Data and Tableau, as the goal of Tableau is "unlocking the power of data for the average business," including the customers who are not data scientists. Naturally, Vellante pressed for the "aha" moments, inquiring what surprised Keller the most when he started using Tableau. There were two major things that appealed to Steven Keller: 1. the simplicity "Not only the simplicity of... more »
Better Healtcare Delivery Through Business Intelligence | #tcc13

Better Healtcare Delivery Through Business Intelligence | #tcc13

Joining Wikibon’s Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly on SiliconANGLE’s theCube was Mark Jackson, Manager of Business Intelligence and Management Reporting for Piedmont Healthcare. Piedmont Healthcare is one of the largest physician-owned and directed, multi-specialty groups in North Carolina and the Southeast region. With the advent of the Affordable Care Act, Piedmont has recently gone live with their electronic medical records program across their 5 principle hospitals. As the new regulations come online, the use of analytics and the speed and scalability associated with analytics has to be part of the solution. In Jackson’s early days with the company, he notes the workload... more »
R Language Tops the Charts As Most Prefered Language for Data Science and Big Data Analytics

R Language Tops the Charts As Most Prefered Language for Data Science and Big Data Analytics

Demonstrating the potential of Big Data technologies requires expertise from different areas. Data Science, data mining, and big data analytics are some of the expert roles that bring together the diverse skills needed to deal with big data technologies, products, and services to optimize the operations of a company. Amid those skills are the languages an analyst knows, so when KDNuggets released its survey of languages and skills, we reviewed the results. Data visualization is an essential skill for every Web Analyst and data scientist. Data Science demands a number of additional skills, most of which are not learned in a... more »
Carl Icahn's Sour Grapes as Dell Takeover Fails

Carl Icahn's Sour Grapes as Dell Takeover Fails

After buying up millions of dollars worth of shares in PC maker Dell, activist investor Carl Icahn has thrown in the towel, announcing he'll no longer be pursuing his hostile takeover plans. Icahn states that he continues to oppose CEO Michal Dell's plans to take the firm private, but with his announcement today it looks as though there's nothing left to stop that from happening. In a letter addressed to shareholders on Monday, Icahn stated that it's not possible to turn around a series of defeats in his takeover battle, which include voting rule changes that made it easier for the... more »
Weekly Cloud Review: From APIs to Data Centers

Weekly Cloud Review: From APIs to Data Centers

Developers are a driving force behind the rapid adoption of cloud computing in the enterprise. For companies like Axway, they represent a massive market opportunity that simply can’t be ignored. The Phoenix, Arizona-based cloud solutions provider kicked off the week by pulling the curtains back on a new release of its API management platform. Version 7.2 of API Server introduces a transaction log, support for historical data analysis, and improved data access controls that can help organizations simplify large development projects. Mark O’Neill, the vice president of innovation for Axway, explained in an interview with SiliconANGLE’s Kyt Dotson that v7.2 ensures... more »
Icahn Drops Out of Dell Bidding War

Icahn Drops Out of Dell Bidding War

Activist investor Carl Icahn has decided to end his pursuit of PC maker Dell after a 14-month struggle to thwart a buyout offer from founder Michael Dell and his ally, the investment firm Silver Lake Partners. The Dell camp is looking to privatize the company as part of an ambitious plan to shift its focus from the shrinking PC market to the enterprise. Icahn proposed to recapitalize the computer maker with a $15.6 billion self tender that would have left the company public while providing shareholders with a handsome dividend, as well as the option to buy additional shares in the... more »
The Golden Age of Autoworkers Compared to Software Developer

The Golden Age of Autoworkers Compared to Software Developer

A few days ago, a post entitled Autoworkers of Our Generation appeared, comparing the automobile industry of fifty years ago to software development today. In his post, Greg Baugues argues that 50 years ago, autoworkers enjoyed the same demand and perks that software developers receive today. Autoworkers held a job that didn't require a degree and paid handsomely enough to sustain a single-income household. The key aspect of Baugues’ post is a comparison of the analogous demand of the 1980s Detroit auto worker to the developer of the new millennium. Baugues argues that autoworkers were paid a higher salary for several... more »
Virident’s Ken Grohe Discusses the Flash Transformation #VMworld

Virident’s Ken Grohe Discusses the Flash Transformation #VMworld

We're taking this opportunity to recap some of the wise words spoken by Ken Grohe, the vice president of worldwide customer operations for Virident Systems, who stopped by theCube at VMworld 2013 to share his take on the rapid adoption of PCIe flash beyond the realm of web-scale giants. Of recent interest on Virident is the company's recent acquisition by Western Digital for $685 million. Grohe opens the interview by noting that his company recorded a 300 percent sales increase this year, a massive growth rate that is due in no small part to increased demand from clients in the retail industry... more »

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- Brian Gracely

As the trend towards greater adoption and usage of open source expands, Wikibon looks at how open source software and public cloud are reshaping the business models of VCs, Startups, Enterprise IT vendors and Cloud Providers.

- Peter Burris

HPE visited theCUBE for a conversation about IoT edge processing. We excerpt that conversation, adding our insights into evolving IoT architectures.

- David Floyer

Next generation datacenters with all-flash for active data will require much higher performance system networks. These networks will need to be integrated into converged systems, and be completely separate from long-distance networks.

- George Gilbert

The software, hardware, and professional services markets for big data are still in formative stages, with packaged applications emerging only slowly. But the demand for solutions is sufficiently large and growing fast enough to support a number of large vendors with a variety of packaging and go-to-market approaches. Users should identify their big data starting point -- services, application platforms, or converged infrastructure -- and establish the strategic relationships they need to progress with big data investments.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon looks at several examples of IT organizations that are actively engaged with open source software communities to help evolve how their business undergoes a digital transformation.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon and theCUBE attended Red Hat Summit 2016 in San Francisco. Get analysis of the announcements, partnerships and community programs from Red Hat.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon and theCUBE attended DockerCon 2016 in Seattle. Get analysis of the announcements, partnerships and community programs from Docker.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon looks at the evolution of PaaS and Container platforms, and evaluates the critical architectural criteria that should be considered by CIOs, Enterprise Architects, Developers and Operational teams.

- Ralph Finos

Based on market conditions that we have observed over the past year and the recent public cloud revenue results of Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and IBM, we expect that public cloud spending will continue to accelerate rapidly, growing from $75B in 2015 to $522B by 2026 (19% CAGR). Each public cloud segment will have rapid growth rates: SaaS (19% CAGR), PaaS (33% CAGR), and IaaS (18% CAGR) during this period. How big will public cloud be? By 2026, cloud will account for nearly 50% of spending related to enterprise hardware, software, and outsourcing services.

- David Vellante

Leading CIOs are changing the way they communicate to their boards about cyber security by emphasizing response, not infiltration. Rather than solely focusing on how to thwart penetration, CIOs are treating cyber security as an integral part of business/service continuity and risk management agendas, with a priority on rapidly responding to critical breaches. This research note is based on data gathered through proprietary social analytics, extensive collaboration with CIOs, CTOs, CISOs and business executives; and is designed to assist CIOs in advancing security agendas with boards of directors.