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Apple iOS 7 extends Objective C lead in November PyPL programming language popularity index

Apple iOS 7 extends Objective C lead in November PyPL programming language popularity index

What programming language is the most popular among programmers? And which one is better is listed on the market? The PyPL Popularity of Programming Language index cited improved lead for the Objective-C language, mainly due to the release of iOS 7. Objective-C language used to build applications for Apple's popular iOS devices. The release of iOS 7 on September 18 has created a surge of interest in Objective-C and iOS tutorials. PYPL - Popularity of Programming Language index rediscovers the indicator of programming language popularity. The index gauges popularity by examining how often language tutorials are searched on in Google. According... more »
AWS re:Invent DevOps Round-up: Limitless scalability with agile dev principles

AWS re:Invent DevOps Round-up: Limitless scalability with agile dev principles

AWS re:Invent has quickly become a must-attend event for those interested in cloud computing, devops, web and mobile infrastructure. In just its second year running, it's the event for AWS services aimed at startups, large companies, developers, partners, and anyone interested in the cloud and its applications in AWS environment. AWS re:Invent gives entrepreneurs and developers the knowledge and skills to build sophisticated, scalable applications in the cloud. Hottest entrepreneurs have built their businesses on gaming, mobile, web, and Big Data on AWS. Agile in the cloud During the event, Head of Amazon Web Services Andy Jassy pointed out that cloud’s boundary-free nature... more »
IBM, Marist College testing instant long distance VM transfer

IBM, Marist College testing instant long distance VM transfer

IBM and Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, are testing a system they codeveloped to support near-instant network reconfiguration to allow dynamic movement of VMs over long distances between data centers in emergencies. The methodology, which requires a software-defined network, allows network administrators to pre-program network reconfiguration and move VMs and associated data out of harms way in an emergency and activate the plan with the touch of a few software buttons on an Android or iOS smartphone or tablet. The system can also be used for non-emergency situations such as automated load balancing among multiple data centers, without interruption or... more »
Can Apple + Dropbox keep you with pricy cloud storage?

Can Apple + Dropbox keep you with pricy cloud storage?

Smartphones are increasing in power, all the better to play games and watch videos. And while we've seen quad-core smartphones on the market for some time now, one Indian company hopes to break records with a world's first octa-core handset.  Intex announced its plans to release an octa core processor smartphone early 2014, looking to stand out in a sea of high-powered devices. The India-based manufacturer will provide the phone with ample storage options as well, providing a 16GB and 32GB, 2 GB of RAM and a replaceable 2300 mAh battery.  One drawback is its use of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean,... more »
SmartWorld Weekly : 3D printed cars, secret message wearable tech

SmartWorld Weekly : 3D printed cars, secret message wearable tech

This week’s SmartWorld Series features a partnership to push smart home innovations, a high-tech bracelet that sends secret messages, a 3D printed car and bionic eye implants. If you missed this week’s SmartWorld Series, here’s your chance to catch up on the exciting developments happening in the connected world. Each week, we round up the best of apps and services for health and fitness, smart homes, smart cars and anything related to the Internet of Things. Smart homes get sassy : Innovation, verbal cues and more   This week’s SmartHome roundup featured GE and Quirky’s expanded partnership that will give birth to 30 new products... more »
Closing the gap between Network and Analytics: The VSS Big Data Visibility Solution

Closing the gap between Network and Analytics: The VSS Big Data Visibility Solution

On Tuesday November 19th VSS Monitoring, a leading provider of network packet brokers (NPBs), launched their Big Data Visibility solution. The system combines network data with big data from external sources to allow analysis of that data as a single dataset. Thus making the Big Data Visibility solution the industry’s first to capture, groom and distribute network data to both network and application performance tools, and big-data analytics systems. Already the VSS solution shows promise and is receiving high remarks from industry professionals.  Dwight DeClouette, Vice President of Communications, Media and Entertainment at Hitachi Data Systems describes that the VSS solution “helps companies... more »
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Tableau makes Big Data accessible for business users | #tcc13

Wikibon co-founder Dave Vellante and Principal Analyst Jeff Kelly kicked off the sixth annual Tableau Customer Conference in Washington, D.C. with a thorough introduction to the company, its impact on the analytics landscape and the competition. Vellante opens the discussion with a little background on Tableau, detailing that the firm’s sales grew more than 70 percent year-over-year to $200 million in the first quarter since becoming a public company. The IPO helped raise the company’s market capitalization to approximately $4 billion, an impressive feat considering its recent stock market debut. Tableau offers a suite of data visualization products that enable business users... more »
Livefyre acquires Realtidbits to boost analytics

Livefyre acquires Realtidbits to boost analytics

Blog commenting platform Livefyre has announced the acquisition of Realtidbits, a company that specializes in real-time applications such as Comments, Forums, Social Bridge, Pinboard and Image Galleries. Realtidbits powers real-time engagement across 180 million page views a month, with customers including The CW Network, Thomson Reuters, Dow Jones Local Media Group, The Irish Times and The Toronto Star. Though the social aspect of Realtidbits seems to be what drew Livefyre’s attention, that’s entirely not the case as the company is more interested in its analytics technology.  Livefyre plans to integrate Realtidbits analytics technology into StreamHub, and offer it to over 550 enterprise... more »
Samsung to pay $290M more in damages to Apple

Samsung to pay $290M more in damages to Apple

Last year, US District Court Judge Lucy Koh ruled that Samsung owed Apple $1.05 billion, after a jury determined that the South Korean company infringed five of Apple’s patents.  But that amount was soon reduced to $600 million after it was determined that the jury miscalculated the damages and called for a new jury trial. Apple was seeking to get $380 million more from Samsung based on lost profits of about $114 million, Samsung’s $231 million in profits, and $35 million for reasonable royalties. Apple argued that it would have sold 360,000 more devices if Samsung did not release infringing devices.... more »
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Analysis: Amazon consumerizes enterprise computing | #re:Invent2013

Amazon’s recently concluded re:Invent 2013 summit marked a turning point in the company’s journey to extend its dominance to the enterprise. The re:Invent 2013 juggernaut advanced into the realm of managed services and opened new fronts against traditional IT vendors, furthering its vision to to bring about the demise of the data center. Like Hadoop, AWS was born out of necessity. Originally designed for internal use, the platform hit general availability in 2006 and rose to dominance in the developer community during the 2008–2009 recession. Since then, it has picked up considerable steam across enterprise business lines, a trend that Amazon... more »

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- David Floyer

Industrial IoT, the largest segment of the Internet of things (IoT) with the highest potential value, will require a deep integration between modern IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operations Technology). Modern IT technologies, to be truly extensible to OT, will need a hybrid cloud approach, with by far the majority of data and processing residing at the so-called "Edge". Architectures and software written by industrialists for industrialists, such as GE Predix, are showing how that can work.

- George Gilbert

The big data arena is at a crossroads. Use cases and tools are proliferating faster than most big data teams are gaining experience. In establishing the big data business capabilities required to cut through the complexity, CIO’s must balance the accessibility of integration of traditional SQL DBMS’s versus speed of innovation in the mix and match open source big data ecosystem.

- Peter Burris

In the big data domain, businesses are trying to solve complex problems with complex and novel technology -- and often failing. Simplifying the packaging of big data technologies will streamline big data pilots and accelerate big data time-to-value. CIOs looking to establish differentiating big data capabilities need to consider Single Managed Entities to help solve the complexity problem.

- David Floyer

Oracle M7 technology is meeting or exceeding the announcement performance claims against previous generation. Even taking very conservative assumptions, the business case for migration from T5 to T7 servers is good. Wikibon concludes that for Oracle software and the servers they run on, the adoption of M7 technology (and T7 server technology) is best practice for these high value compute areas.

- David Floyer

The premise tested in this research is that high value applications and software should be run on more capable converged performance-optimized infrastructure, even when they constitute a small proportion of the total workload. In contrast, cost-optimized infrastructure will save on short-term hardware costs, but will incur much higher overall costs long-term. The conclusion strongly recommends IT executives adopt a default of performance-optimized converged infrastructure for all mixed workloads when even a small proportion includes high-cost software and/or high-value applications.

- George Gilbert

Big data pros need to identify which data feedback loops in their machine learning applications can deliver sustainable differentiation through network effects. Starting early is critical because getting to scale is likely to create the "winner takes most" competitive dynamics that have become so common in tech industries. The biggest sin is to wait for the tooling to become automated enough for all competitors to jump in.

- Ralph Finos

The public cloud competitive environment remains turbulent, but sectors show signs of crystallizing a longer-term market structure.. SaaS remains turbulent with SaaS vendors successfully gaining share vs. incumbent licensed software providers who must migrate their core products to cloud-friendly offerings and/or acquire native SaaS applications to shore up their applications leadership positions. Public cloud IaaS segment leadership is crystallizing to a handful of viable providers as a function of scale requirements. PaaS is just formulating and finding its way, but is likely to gravitate towards a wide variety of development models suited for different application types and public cloud platforms.

- David Floyer

For enterprise executives trying to achieve aggressive RPO and RTO SLAs , Wikibon believes that batch backup appliances (PBBAs) will give way to real-time, continuous data protection systems that aggressively support very large memory application memory. Practitioners requiring close to RPO zero and aggressive RTO SLAs should plan for an integrated data protection approach that effectively eliminates the concept of storage-led backup and shifts thinking to a application-led virtual point-in-time recovery model. The database and file system vendors will be the predominant suppliers of this technology, and understanding their roadmaps and commitment to support application-led recovery strategies is crucial to both database and data protection technology selection.

- George Gilbert

Mainstream enterprises are beginning to deploy machine learning applications that add differentiation to traditional products and services. But the complexity of their big data infrastructure is becoming a problem. Big data pros need to deploy a digital business platform (DBP) to support modern applications and then extend the DBP to machine learning applications.

- Peter Burris

IT shops that want to achieve modern IT status will have to address the "IT iron triangle" constraining transformation.