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Choosing (the Right Kind of) NoSQL

Choosing (the Right Kind of) NoSQL

What is NoSQL?   The NoSQL arena can be tough to get your hands around. Not only is the field undergoing pretty rapid development, but it doesn't really center on a single technology. NoSQL is more of an approach that selects and recombines some of the major components of traditional database technology. The motivation for re-thinking database technology is to achieve a better combination of scalability, fault tolerance, and performance. Reduced to its essence, traditional database technology uses a single machine to host a single database that provides the strong data guarantees associated with the ACID properties. The drawback of this single-machine approach... more »
Plutora Updates Enterprise Release Manager Platform to Improve Your Software Release Management

Plutora Updates Enterprise Release Manager Platform to Improve Your Software Release Management

The ability to trigger the deployment, the ability to track release management capabilities, and the ability to successfully repeat this process to deploy continuous software releases is a cumbersome process for any IT administrator. The release cycle determines how often software is released into production, how much nonfunctional testing is needed, and how long it would take. Plutora, the company that produces a SaaS-based application to manage software releases, released the latest Enterprise Release Manager version 2.0, a cloud based on demand tool to control software releases. Plutora Enterprise Release Manager version 2.0 combines collaboration and communication of all parties involved in... more »
uSell Your Way Out of Lowballing iPhone Retailers

uSell Your Way Out of Lowballing iPhone Retailers

If you want to get your hands on a new iPhone, either one of the new models or one of the old ones, consumers are presented with a number of options. If you’re not that bothered with owning a used or older iPhone model, now may be the best time to purchase one on eBay.  Traditionally, after Apple announces a new model, iPhone postings on eBay increase while the price drops rapidly.  So that’s option one. The second option is to trade your old iPhone in, so you can purchase a new devicewithout having to shell out more cash.  Some Apple Stores... more »
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MarkLogic CEO on Oracle and NoSQL at OpenWorld 2013 | #oow13

Gary Bloom, the president and chief executive officer of NoSQL titan MarkLogic, stopped by theCUBE at the recently concluded Oracle OpenWorld 2013 conference to discuss how his company is helping enterprises tap into their unstructured data for tangible business value. Founded in 2001, MarkLogic is the largest pure-play Big Data vendor by revenue with a 13 percent stake of the market. The company credits much of its success to the fact that it has been around for much longer than the competition, and well before analytics started moving into the enterprise mainstream. Bloom reflects that “our founder [Christopher Lindblad], when he started... more »
How Your Mood Affects the Self-Quantified Revolution

How Your Mood Affects the Self-Quantified Revolution

There are numerous apps, gadgets, and services available today that helps us keep track of our activities, lose weight, get fit, or sleep better.  But some researchers claim that these quantified self trackers will provide even more meaningful data if they're able to track a person’s emotions. For example, you are sad because you broke up with your significant other, or something unfortunate happens.  You go to the fridge to indulge in a tub of ice cream.  But your smartwatch senses you’re sad, alerting you to your emotional decision to break the diet it's also helping you track and manage. From... more »
IBM's Now Factory Acquisition Latest Step in Aggressive Big Data Expansion

IBM's Now Factory Acquisition Latest Step in Aggressive Big Data Expansion

IBM today announced its intent to acquire Dublin-based The Now Factory, a privately held big data analytics company serving communications service providers (CSPs). The announcement comes days after its joint announcement with Deutsche Telekom of their collaboration to provide the IBM MobileFirst platform in the cloud to European SMB customers and a week after IBM's acquisition of Daeja Image Systems Ltd, another Big Data analytics company. The acquisition enhances IBM's Big Data Platform with a new class of analytics solutions. The Now Factory focuses on data analytics designed to help CSPs improve customer service and better manage negative experiences and network outages.... more »
Top Ways Virtualization Simplifies Your Life

Top Ways Virtualization Simplifies Your Life

The first week of August was National Simplify Your Life Week, and although many people tend to think of information technology as a complication we have added to life, there are ways you can use it to make life simpler. For data centers, the old model of server deployment and management was complex, slow, and costly. The advent of virtualization has simplified life for many and may be just what your organization needs. The following are ways virtualization can simplify your life. Easy networking - Any time you add new hardware, networking becomes a concern, whether it is related to physical rack... more »
EMC Releases ViPR, Supports EMC and NetApp, Structured and Graph Data

EMC Releases ViPR, Supports EMC and NetApp, Structured and Graph Data

EMC has announced general release of ViPR, its software-defined storage system (SDSS) initially promised at EMCWorld 2013 in May and pre-announced at an event in Barcelona in early September. ViPR features support for EMC VMAX, VNX, Isilon, VPLEX, and RecoverPoint and for NetApp arrays out of the box, with ENC ExtremeIO all-flash arrays scheduled to be added in the first major upgrade, scheduled for 1Q14, and support for other vendors' arrays also promised for 2014. ViPR is designed to solve four problems, says Sal Desimone, VP and CTO for EMC's Advanced Software Division:  Create operational efficiencies across EMC clients' typically heterogeneous storage... more »
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CSC CTO Talks Oracle | #oow13

Dan Hushon, the chief technology officer of services giant CSC, shared his insider’s perspective on the Oracle ecosystem and the changing IT landscape in a recent interview on SiliconANGLE’s theCUBE. Hushon believes that the database giant is well positioned to take advantage of Java’s popularity and the accelerating adoption of Big Data in the enterprise. Asked about how organizations utilize virtualization to address challenges such as disaster recovery and replication, the executive comments that “virtualization is kind of a saving grace, [and] virtualizing data is gonna be more and more important. I would even go one step forward and say fundamentally... more »
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Splunk .conf : 3 Things We're Watching at This Year's Event

Splunk .conf2013 is all-systems-go at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV. The data management platform unveiled two product updates this morning. The first is a refresh on its Enterprise suite, making version 6 of its platform available today. The second is the complete cloud availability of its Enterprise toolkit, delivering a fully virtualized offering to appease the SaaS crowd.  With this, Splunk democratizes data beyond the IT department, in hopes of broadening its reach and gaining new users. We, along with attendees, will see the first public demonstration of Splunk Enterprise 6 during Splunk Chairman and CEO Godfrey Sullivan's keynote session later... more »

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