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Citrusleaf Introduces Smart Replication for Hadoop

Citrusleaf Introduces Smart Replication for Hadoop

Database solutions developer Citrusleaf launched a new offering for general availability today – a replication engine that runs on top of its flagship Citrusleaf 2.0 NoSQL platform. Cross Datacenter Replication (XDR) is unique thanks to the fact it addresses a couple of different points the company’s customers are undoubtedly looking at, and delivers a good deal of flexibility while doing so. The software supports multi-master ring topologies, enabling clients to easily spread around data between their facilities based on its respective users’ physical location. XDR allows admins to apply different replication policies to each of these ‘individual data elements,’ and also... more »
Zynga May Bring Titles to Xbox Amidst Increasing Competition

Zynga May Bring Titles to Xbox Amidst Increasing Competition

Zynga CEO Marc Pincus told GigaOm in an interview that the social gaming titan may add support for xBox 360. It’s currently developing cloud support for its games across multiple devices so the gaming console may get on the list. There’s no official announcement yet but Pincus’ message indicated that the two companies may collaborate in the future. "Right now we are building back-end technology, so that your game state can be saved and served up in difference screens/devices," Pincus said. "The interaction cues will take from the different devices. In other words, you can play a game on a computer... more »
Did SXSW Make uberlife a Success?

Did SXSW Make uberlife a Success?

Eight-week old, UK-based startup uberlife, the new location-based, socializing app, launched their iPhone app at the South by South West interactive festival this spring, earning them a place in the press as one of this year’s must have apps. CNET named uberlife as one of the “hottest new aps out of SXSW”, while the New York Times praised the app for helping users organize “pop-up hangouts” to get people together while in Austin during the conference. Before and during the SXSW, uberlife’s userbase and usage increased by 50% as attendees of the event signed up to discover and join SxSW “hangouts” to meet... more »
Cisco to Acquire ClearAccess by End of 2012

Cisco to Acquire ClearAccess by End of 2012

Cisco revealed its plans to acquire ClearAccess today, a well-known provider of customer premise equipment (CPE) management solutions that address the growing need for automatic subscriber activation, remote CPE management, and new incremental revenue streams.  Founded as a broadband application and solution provider, ClearAccess offers advanced broadband solutions to worldwide enterprises along with TR-069-based software for the provisioning and management of residential and mobile devices. This acquisition will bring ClearAccess’s capabilities of software development to Cisco’s premise, to work with its network management specialties. This will enable service providers to better deliver, manage and monetize their products, while helping to improve operational... more »
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Fresh, Personalized Mobile Apps Keep You Healthy and Fit

There is a growing fondness on mobile health and fitness applications in the market today. From staying in shape to looking after the whole family's eating habits, mobile developers are spurred to come up with solutions that address growing demands across the fitness and healthcare industry.  Especially for people on the go, these mobile apps are heaven-sent. The emerging market of mobile nutrition could actually improve and individual’s health according to a recent study. Here are some apps that might be just what you need to stay healthy. Shopwell 2.0 The healthy eating app recently launched version 2.0 of their iPhone app, enabling shoppers to quickly... more »
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IBM, HP, Cisco Lead Cloud Computing Equipment Market

A new report from Synergy Research Group issued this week indicates that when it comes to computing systems, storage systems and networking infrastructure, HP and IBM are vying for leadership, with Cisco fast closing the gap. Synergy's 4Q11 Cloud Equipment Market Share report says that in the fourth quarter of 2011, overall revenue in this field hit $10.6 billion, bringing the total for the year up to $39.4 billion - up fifteen percent from 2010. Interestingly, but not entirely unexpectedly, North America is still number one in cloud computing equipment purchases, accounting 43% of the market. But EMEA and Asia Pacific are... more »
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HP-Oracle Case May Be Nearing Court Trial

The Hewlett-Packard vs. Oracle case may soon be getting its much needed court time as both parties asked a Californian judge to rule in their favor. The two companies are arguing about the Itanium chip, used on certain exotic, high-end systems sold by HP, which Oracle declared that they would stop supporting.  HP argues that Oracle is bound by a contract to continue supporting the Itanium chip for a few more years.  Oracle claimed that Intel, which makes the Itanium chip, wanted to discontinue chip production for a long time as it was “nearing the end of its life.” HP fired the... more »
Apple Addresses iPad Issues In Australia and China

Apple Addresses iPad Issues In Australia and China

Today’s mobile roundup features Apple's address regarding concerns about the new iPad and China, Sprint's plans to offer 4G on the next iPhone, and more. Apple addresses Australian complaint and battery issue The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking legal action for Apple’s misleading 4G ads for the new iPad.  The ACCC wants Apple to offer refunds for those people who bought the new iPad thinking that it would work as advertised on Australian’s 4G network, and they want Apple to change their ads and clarify this misnomer. A report from the Sydney Morning Herald stated that Australian networks either operates on... more »
Puppet Enterprise Adds Support for Windows and More

Puppet Enterprise Adds Support for Windows and More

Today Puppet Labs announced version 2.5 of the configuration automation suite Puppet Enterprise. The new version adds support for Windows, integration with the Puppet Forge Marketplace and more insights into infrastructural changes. Windows support was added to the open source version of Puppet with version 2.7.6. "Puppet for Windows is one of the top search queries for our site," Puppet Labs CEO Luke Kanies told me. However, Puppet Labs isn't yet building integrations with Microsoft Operations Manager or other Windows management tools. "We're not sure who is going to use it yet," Kanies said. "We know that Linux/Unix admins will... more »
How the Hadoop Ecosystem is Evolving: the VC Perspective

How the Hadoop Ecosystem is Evolving: the VC Perspective

The big data ecosystem is marching forward, constantly being shaped by the emerging players, as well as more established vendors spearheading the charge. The same can be said of the venture capitalists and investors that stand behind these startups, and the numbers are all there to back this up. Last year ServicesANGLE editor Alex Williams picked up a study that pointed at a sum of around $350 million as the total capital raised by big data and NoSQL startups in 2011. That’s more than a 260 percent growth rate. This week Ben Koehler of Beautiful Data published a sketch that (literally) connects... more »

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