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Kickstarting The Buccaneer: The Affordable Appliance 3D Printer

Kickstarting The Buccaneer: The Affordable Appliance 3D Printer

Pirate3d, a Singapore-based startup, recently announced its flagship product--The Buccaneer, a 3D printer that can be used by masses. Latelt, the company started a Kickstarter project for The Buccaneer, and just after 3 weeks, it managed to raise more than $1,160,706 from 2907 backers, greatly exceeding a goal of $100,000. With such superb success, Pirate3D has also the largest 3D printer user base on Kickstarter. And less than two days left for The Buccaneer Kickstarter campaign to complete. The USP of The Buccaneer is that it is economically priced at $347 and can be used to print any appliance. It utilizes... more »
SiliconAngle News Briefs for 27 June 2013

SiliconAngle News Briefs for 27 June 2013

HP Enhances Partner Program HP has announced enhancements to its PartnerOne program to help its business partners accelerate growth and profitability and strengthen their competitive differentiation in the market. The changes will take effect on November 1 and include a simplified structure that offers a predictable and profitable compensation model. It streamlines certification requirements across all regions and multiple HP business units, including HP Enterprise Group, HP Software, and HP Printing and Personal Systems. More   IBM Announces New Service Center, 300 New German Language Jobs, in Magdeburg, Germany IBM has announced a new service center in Magdeburg, Germany, along with plans to create... more »
Recon Jet vs Google Glass & Nike Express vs Cloud Computing - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

Recon Jet vs Google Glass & Nike Express vs Cloud Computing - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

Recon Jets In Your Eyes   Even though Google Glass is still in development, a new company might beat Google to market with their own robust version of a wearable computer. Vancouver-based Recon Instruments made their first heads-up display for skiers in 2010, and their new model, the Recon Jet is designed to be even more tough and high-performance. The Jet appears in the form of sleek sunglasses and though it won’t be a great general-purpose device like Google’s Glass, Recon hopes customers will use their glasses for more specific, high-level activities like cycling, or mountain climbing. When presenting the device, Recon CMO Tom... more »
GE and Amazon Join Together for Solutions within Industrial Internet Services

GE and Amazon Join Together for Solutions within Industrial Internet Services

Moving a step ahead in the Industrial Internet domain, General Electric Co has joined forces with Amazon Web Services. With this alliance, GE and AWS will work on making a wide range of data on products, including jet engines and gas turbines available online and analyze them. This well connects developers and engineers as developers will have to work with engineers to understand and collect the data coming out of the analysis. For example, in case of aircraft engines the connection of aviation engine sensors with computer networks can help predict catastrophic engines failure; for wind farms, the connection of wind... more »
What's New On Windows 8.1

What's New On Windows 8.1

Microsoft has unveiled the long awaited Blue update of its much ridiculed Window 8 platform.  If you tuned into SiliconANGLE TV yesterday, you may have glimpsed some of the rumored and announced features coming to Windows 8.1 as well as other services expected to be announced at Microsoft BUILD 2013. Some of the previously announced and rumored features were pretty vague, but now that the conference kicked off yesterday, the mysterious shroud has been lifted and we now present you Windows 8.1. For those who want to experience what Blue has to offer, a preview version is now available for download here; if... more »
The Commercialization of Analytics : A Vital Thread in the Internet of Things Movement

The Commercialization of Analytics : A Vital Thread in the Internet of Things Movement

As more things connect to the Internet, petabytes of data are being generated.  These huge amounts of data don't mean much in the business world, however, unless this information is dissected to its core and analyzed as to how it can affect specific industries. Take for example a recent statement by Wikibon Principal Analyst Jeff Kelly regarding Industrial Internet Big Data in his report “The Industrial Internet and Big Data Analytics: Opportunities and Challenges,” where he emphasizes that tools and technologies used to process, store, analyze, and optimize Industrial Internet Big Data vary per industry, depending on the mission-critical nature of the workloads. “[C]onsider... more »
Infographic : Cloud's Growing Footprint in Storage

Infographic : Cloud's Growing Footprint in Storage

Storage is a linchpin in the development and adoption of cloud services. From IT-operations and performance, to objects stored -- storage is a big part of the cloud. Equipment is still required for anything "in the cloud" too. As the market shifts to more cloud-first services, it isn't as if we aren't already deeply integrated in cloud storage. Have you used Google Maps in the last week? How about that coupon you downloaded from Foursquare? Answered any email from your phone this week? A lot more than you realize is enabled by storage. Seagate recently released the infographic below that highlights the... more »
The MapR Vision for Hadoop: One Platform for Big Data | #hadoopsummit

The MapR Vision for Hadoop: One Platform for Big Data | #hadoopsummit

John Furrier and Dave Vellante, theCUBE co-hosts, broadcast live from San Jose, for the first day of Hadoop Summit 2013. They interviewed Tomer Shiran, Vice President of Product Management with MapR, talking about the Enterprise Data Architecture, Deployment and Operations, and the future of Apache Hadoop. MapR is a company that focuses its activity on making Hadoop enterprise-ready. Apache Hadoop is an open source framework designed to run applications on large clusters of commodity hardware and to solve problems with inherent volumes and variety of data. MapR provides a complete distribution for Hadoop, without being affiliated with the Apache Software Foundation... more »
Big Data Is "Not About Inventing New Stuff," but Extracting Value from Existing Infrastructure | #hadoopsummit

Big Data Is "Not About Inventing New Stuff," but Extracting Value from Existing Infrastructure | #hadoopsummit

John Furrier and Jeff Kelly, theCUBE co-hosts, broadcasting live from Hadoop Summit 2013 in San Jose this week, discuss the challenges arising from massive Hadoop adoption in terms of security and governance with Yves de Montcheuil, VP of Marketing at Talend. "Big Data is probably the fastest adopted technology in the history of IT," said Montcheuil, and Furrier pointed out that "getting value out of the data is one of the most frequent things iterated at such events." So, how does that work for a company with existing staff and legacy infrastructure? Montcheuil answered: "Big Data is not about inventing new... more »
WANdisco Brings Cloud Storage to Hadoop with WDD 3.6

WANdisco Brings Cloud Storage to Hadoop with WDD 3.6

Three months after introducing Linux support, WANdisco is unleashing an S3-enabled version of HDPS that brings public cloud functionality behind the firewall. WANdisco Distro (WDD) 3.6 supports all the features of Amazon’s popular file storage service, including searchable metadata tagging, snapshots, and data object versioning. The platform is compatible with the S3 API and packs a set of utilities that let users import data from webserver logs, data appliances, RDBMS servers and other traditional silos. “Feedback from the Wikibon community indicates that the public cloud, specifically the Amazon Web Services cloud, is a popular choice for experimenting with Hadoop and Big Data... more »

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- Ralph Finos

Big data and public cloud share a natural affinity, but are not a perfect match. Wikibon estimates that worldwide big data revenue in the public cloud was $1.1B in 2015 and will grow to $21.8B by 2026 - or from 5% of all big data revenue in 2015 to 24% of all big data spending by 2026. Doers should explore public cloud options for their big data workloads because public cloud offers a simple way to scale up and down workloads running mostly using open source software.

- David Floyer

The premise for this research is that high value computing has unique compute, network and storage infrastructure requirements. The key systems requirements are low or very low latency, high bandwidth and high availability designed to lower software costs, improve time-to-value and help maintain high levels of data integrity and system availability. Wikibon researched the differences between performance optimized and cost optimized systems for a sample high-value compute environments, and concluded that the total 3-year cost of a sample cost-optimized configuration and software were 63% high than a performance optimized configuration. The key differences are higher costs for performance optimized hardware, but lower costs for the software required in high value compute application, as well as lower operational costs.

- Brian Gracely

As the market for Hybrid Cloud services and solutions evolve, every vendor and cloud provider is attempting to align their offerings to market demands. Wikibon looks at the current offerings and provides guidance to vendors on how to succeed in this market.

- George Gilbert

In this report we look at ad-tech as an example of Systems of Intelligence. Using ad-tech applications, combinations of advertisers, ad agencies, consumers, and publishers -- the advertiser’s marketing ecosystem -- collaborate in real time to personalize an optimal customer interactions with the brand. One software company pioneering video ad-tech, Altitude Digital, pulls all these different pieces together, and highlights the types of function big data ecosystem apps must support.

- David Vellante

On May 12, 2016 at 12 Noon EDT, several CxOs will gather to discuss how to best communicate to Boards of Directors on the topic of cyber security. Has a failure = fire mentality led organizations to "sandbag" the threat? Is security a shared responsibility across the business or does it fall on the shoulders of a few security gurus? How should CxOs be changing the way they communicate about cyber in the digital age?

- Brian Gracely

In this Trip Report from OpenStack Summit 2016, the Wikibon team looks at five critical areas for OpenStack - Community, Consumption Models, Revenues, New Use-Cases and the OpenStack technology ecosystem,

- Brian Gracely

While automation is often looked at as a way to reduce IT costs, it has far-reaching impacts for Digital Business Platforms. Wikibon looks at how automation improves the ability to experiment with new ideas, improve market responsiveness, improve overall application security and better align development and operations requirements.

- Brian Gracely

With the release of the Native Hybrid Cloud solution, EMC is offering customers the ability to rapidly build new applications. But will the lack of embedded operations slow the adoption of the product and slow customer deployments?

- David Floyer

The x86 microprocessor has reached a limit in how much an application can be speeded up. Intel can no longer rely on economies of scale to drive market share in processors. Future advances will come from designing the microprocessor and software-in-silicon together. There are multiple large niches that have opened up to new processor/software approaches, including mobile, IoT servers, specialized servers for the cloud, telecommunications servers and large system servers for large database and big data applications. New winners in this space are likely to come from companies like Apple, Amazon, Fujitsu, Google, Hitachi, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle.

- Peter Burris

Wikibon was the Analyst Partner at the recent GDS CIO Summit, US in Denver, Colorado. This is the trip report from that session.