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Netskope Raises $21M Out of Stealth : Analytics to Tackle Shadow IT

Netskope Raises $21M Out of Stealth : Analytics to Tackle Shadow IT

Enterprise users are bypassing the IT department in favor of more accessible cloud services that offer convenient solutions to specific business problems. Known as shadow IT, this growing phenomenon is making it increasingly difficult for large organizations to effectively maintain security and compliance across their geographically dispersed environments. Fresh out of stealth mode with $21 million in funding from Social+Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners, Netskope is championing a new approach to addressing this challenge. The Los Altos-based startup offers a subscription-based analytics solution that provides admins with the tools they need to monitor cloud usage trends and enforce policies at scale. Netskope’s... more »
Splunk: Where ROI Pays for Itself on Day One #splunkconf

Splunk: Where ROI Pays for Itself on Day One #splunkconf

In their ongoing coverage of Splunk Conference 2013, John Furrier and Dave Vellante spoke with Bill Gaylord, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Splunk. In this short chat the three discuss the new benefits of search options and Splunk’s emphasis on user experience. Gaylord explains that Splunk is not constrained by data storage. While he finds it “trite” to use the term big data, he says we have nearly witnessed a “Copernican shift” in how commonplace the management of massive amounts of data has become. Large and chaotic data makes it natural for customers to default to the search bar.... more »
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Why Customers Say "Splunk Allows Me to Dream" #splunkconf

In their ongoing coverage of Splunk Conference 2013, John Furrier and Dave Vellante spoke with Clint Sharp, Director of Product Management, Big Data and Operational Intelligence at Splunk business analytics, in theCUBE. The three discuss the secret to Splunk's success despite increased competition, benefits of search and the future of analytics offerings. Vellante has observed more companies entering the market and asks Sharp, “What gives you the confidence [that] you can stay ahead of the competition?” Sharp says the secret to Splunk’s success lies in the way the company looks at data. Unlike other companies, he suggests Splunk is “Not just... more »
Splunk: "We're Absolutely Fanatical" for Instant Value | #splunkconf

Splunk: "We're Absolutely Fanatical" for Instant Value | #splunkconf

Markus Zirn, VP of Product & Solutions Management at Splunk, joined theCUBE during the second day of Splunk.conf13 in Las Vegas, talking with co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier about his company's ecosystem, content and revenue. Zirn agreed to talk about the applications built on the Splunk platform. "The ecosystem is fundamental to Splunk; what would the iPhone be without the iTunes store?" asked Zirn. "The content is fundamental." Attracting developers, fostering apps   As you might know, Splunk released SDKs in Python, PHP and Java, trying to encourage third-party developers to build and sell apps on the Splunk app market. "We're delivering solutions to different... more »
How Cloud and SaaS Power Ping Identity's Growth #splunkconf

How Cloud and SaaS Power Ping Identity's Growth #splunkconf

In their ongoing coverage of Splunk 2013, John Furrier and Dave Vellante spoke with Beau Christensen, Manager, Infrastructure Operations. The three discuss security, Ping Identity’s growth and it’s recent Boundary app. Vellante asks Christensen what powers Ping Identity’s growth. Christensen says the big driver is cloud and SaaS applications. Customer security concerns have also been important to the company’s rise. As Christensen explains, “If you’re a huge enterprise and you have 35 different applications that you use everyday, it’s a big IT task, and it can also be a big security risk.” Ping Identity’s focus remains at the application level. The company... more »
The Next Billion-Dollar Software Company Will Come from Big Data World | #splunkconf

The Next Billion-Dollar Software Company Will Come from Big Data World | #splunkconf

Matt Pfiel, Co-Founder and VP of Customer Solutions at Datastax, discussed the company's partnership with Splunk, their recent progress, and his take on Big Data trends with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelley, live from Splunk .conf 2013 Pfiel explained that Datastax had a formal partnership with Splunk. "We've got a number of customers that are using something called Cassandra Connect with Splunk," a solution offering them a complete view of the world. As far as Datastax developments are concerned, "on the product side, we just continue to expand the Cassandra community," the company now having thousands of deployments, according to Pfiel.... more »
Prelert's Big Data Dream: Tech So Ubiquitous Everyone Can Use | #splunkconf

Prelert's Big Data Dream: Tech So Ubiquitous Everyone Can Use | #splunkconf

Covering the Splunk Conference live from Las Vegas this week, theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante managed to track down Rich Collier, Prelert's Principal Solutions Architect, to discuss the current event and the new developments of the company. trying to explain the general excitement of the people attending the event, Collier stated they primarily come here to learn new things, as this is "the intrinsic aspect of this conference." Why Prelert built on Splunk   For those unfamiliar with the company, Prelert has built an anomaly detection application that sits on top of the Splunk platform. Despite being fairly small with a... more »
Newest Electric Vehicles : Smart Cars to Personal Transporters

Newest Electric Vehicles : Smart Cars to Personal Transporters

This week’s SmartCar roundup features Mazda’s new connectivity system, Toyota’s concept electric car design, and two new personal transporters. Mazda Connect   Mazda 3s set to go on sale this autumn will feature the car maker's next-generation automobile connectivity system, dubbed Mazda Connect. Mazda Connect aims to foster a deeper relationship between the driver and the car, thanks to its Human Machine Interface (HMI) based on its unique Heads-Up Cockpit concept.  Mazda Connect enables the use of a variety of web apps and services, such as Aha, by linking with your smartphone.  The in-vehicle software can be updated to support additional functions and evolving smartphone... more »
Cloudera Wants to Build the "iPhone of Big Data" | #splunkconf

Cloudera Wants to Build the "iPhone of Big Data" | #splunkconf

Amr Awadallah, the CTO at Cloudera, discussed Big Data trends, the industry's maturity level in this sector, and the company's partnership with Splunk with theCUBE co-hosts, John Furrier and Dave Vellante, live at Splunk .conf 2013. Commenting on the current state of the Big Data industry, Awadallah said "maturity and enterprise readiness are very important." He explained customers often ask them to focus more on stability, reliability, all the things that enterprises need, and less on innovating and adding new features to the platform. He added that, over the next year, the company will focus of "the rigor of how we... more »
FBI Busts Silk Road Operation and Its Operator - Dread Pirate Roberts

FBI Busts Silk Road Operation and Its Operator - Dread Pirate Roberts

This story has everything - Hitmen, Bitcoins, Drugs - it's like a chapter out of the Walter White book.  The Silk Road is gone - busted by the FBI and shut down in a significant operation that was announced by the agency today.  If you don't know what Silk Road is, that's okay, the online marketplace had gained notoriety for its mere existence within a rarely seen part of the internet.  This "Amazon" of the underworld was a place where drugs, guns and other illegal items could be purchased, the transactions often include the use of bitcoins, digital currency that... more »

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