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Systems Engineer Excited for Splunk 6: "Sky's the Limit" | #splunkconf

Systems Engineer Excited for Splunk 6: "Sky's the Limit" | #splunkconf

Jeff Kelly and Dave Vellante, theCUBE co-hosts for this segment, welcomed Ant Lefebvre, a senior systems engineer with Middlesex Hospital, to talk in depth about his application of Splunk in the healthcare business at the Splunk.conf 2013. Today Ant is also leading a presentation at the event, called "HIPAA and Meaningful Use Audit Reports Using Splunk." The Middlesex Hospital in Connecticut uses Splunk to create audit reports, to trigger alerts and gain better visibility into the EMR and other networked systems. Learning from your peers   At one of the conferences Lefebvre was pleased to see someone running Splunk in a total virtual environment.... more »
SAP Launches $650 Million Startup Fund

SAP Launches $650 Million Startup Fund

The frontier of Big Data innovation, startups have become a key focus for business intelligence giant SAP. The company’s independent investment arm recently launched a $650 million direct investment fund, SAP Ventures Fund II, which will focus on late stage technology companies. Taken together with the SAP HANA Real Time Fund, a recently bolstered fund-of-funds that invests in early stage startups, SAP Ventures has raised more than $1 billion in the last 12 months. This figure underscores SAP’s efforts to address the rapid adoption of analytics, cloud computing and mobile among the traditional enterprises that constitute its customer base. "We believe that... more »
Splunk is Tailoring New Trends in Retail | #splunkconf

Splunk is Tailoring New Trends in Retail | #splunkconf

Aleem Cummins, Release Manager with John Lewis, joined John Furrier and Dave Vellante inside theCUBE, during day two of the Splunk.conf13 in Las Vegas, describing how a huge UK department store with a major online presence benefits from using the data management platform. Retail business is going through some massive transformations, noted Vellante, and Cummins provided the context: "When the company started some 150 years ago, it was all about customer experience, trust and the responsibility we have. What's changed since then is how people buy from us. Back then we had the shop. Now we have shops, people can buy by... more »
The Lavabit Story: The Real Reason Why The Private Email Provider Was Forced To Shut Down

The Lavabit Story: The Real Reason Why The Private Email Provider Was Forced To Shut Down

Ever wonder what really happened to Lavabit, the private email service provider that shut down last August?  You might have heard of Lavabit, as the service was famously used by Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who since been accused of cyber espionage against the US government. Lavabit shut down just weeks after Snowden's NSA spying revelations hit the headlines, but until now its reasons for doing weren't entirely clear. Thanks to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, where the Lavabit case is being argued, court documents were unsealed and have now shed some light on why the private email service... more »
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ScaleOut Unveils Real Time In-Memory Analytics Engine

ScaleOut Software has revamped its in-memory data grid platform to deliver a twentyfold increase in MapReduce performance while eliminating some of the costs associated with traditional Hadoop clusters. The newly launched hServer V2 is specifically geared toward ad hoc analysis of operational data. While not designed to compete with offerings from distributors such as Cloudera and Hortonworks, the latest release of hServer utilizes select Hadoop components to greatly reduce deployment times and provide native support for “most” Java-based MapReduce applications. The solution can be implemented with ScaleOut’s integrated in-memory data grid or external data repositories such as HDFS. The company claims that... more »
Intel Supports Open Source Arduino Community with 50K Galileo Board Donation

Intel Supports Open Source Arduino Community with 50K Galileo Board Donation

Chip maker Intel hasn’t given up its hopes of equipping all devices, even wearable ones, with its own chips. At the Maker Faire Rome, Intel announced its agreement with Arduino the leading open-source hardware platform in the maker and education community, and launched the Intel Galileo board which is the first product in a new family of Arduino-compatible development boards featuring Intel architecture. "Through our ongoing efforts in education, we know that hands-on learning inspires interest in science, technology, engineering and math," said Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. "I've been a 'maker' for many years and am passionate about the exciting possibilities of technology... more »
Cost + Cloud are Splunk's Challenges as Rivals Emerge, Analyst Says | #splunkconf

Cost + Cloud are Splunk's Challenges as Rivals Emerge, Analyst Says | #splunkconf

Dennis Callaghan, Senior Analyst of Enterprise Software, 451 Research, analyzed Splunk's development, the broader IT management market, and the .conf event with theCUBE co-hosts Jeff Kelly and Dave Vellante, live from Splunk .conf 2013.   Commenting on the fourth annual .conf event, Callaghan said he was "getting a lot of good feedback, people love Splunk 6," but there maybe not be as much excitement around Splunk Cloud. "People see it as something that Splunk can use to win more customers," not for existing customers. Splunk is "a powerful technology, it's been a powerful technology since it first came to the market. What it's gotten... more »
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Numerify Raises $8M for Cloud BI

Long on ambition but short on detail, Numerify has set out to propel traditional business intelligence into the cloud analytics era. Founded by BI veterans from Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, MicroStrategy and Hyperion, the stealth startup is developing a solution that integrates data from on- and off-premise information silos to help organizations “rapidly deliver the meaningful numbers necessary to successfully chart the course of their businesses.” Further advancing this vision, the company announced today that it has raised $8 million in an oversubscribed Series A funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. ServiceNow CEO Frank Slootman, Google Enterprise president Amit Singh and... more »
Learn from Application Environment, Make Better Infrastructure Choices | #splunkconf

Learn from Application Environment, Make Better Infrastructure Choices | #splunkconf

Karl May, Co-Founder and CEO of Vello Systems, discussed the company's unique take on networking, converged infrastructures, DevOps, and other major trends with theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante, live at Splunk .conf 2013. "What Vello Systems does is provide the software platform to abstract all of the hardware underlay," May explained. "We see the network as a system bus, we then use that as the plugin for compute and storage elements that go directly into that network and build apps on top of it." The software pulls data from the network, the compute, the apps, and all other components of... more »
Could The Silk Road Shut Down be Bitcoin's Redemption?

Could The Silk Road Shut Down be Bitcoin's Redemption?

Could the closure of the world's most notorious virtual black market pave the way for a cryptocurrency’s long term success? Silk Road is an online black marketplace that was operated as a Tor hidden service - making it the perfect place to do shady transactions online, such as buying and selling illegal drugs, finding hackers for hire, hiring hitmen and more. On Wednesday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation seized the Silk Road's domain, shutting it down and arresting Ross William Ulbricht, the person allegedly behind the virtual black marketplace’s operations.  What the FBI discovered goes far beyond what was previously suspected. According to... more »

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