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Contextual + Situational Awareness: The Next Big Thing in Big Data

Contextual + Situational Awareness: The Next Big Thing in Big Data

Strata 2013 Chair Alistair Croll discussed the day's highlights in theCube, focusing on trends, interesting facts and issues involving Big Data, and a roundup of what has been going on at the conference (full video below). While using data is not a new concept, Big Data is actually new. Croll explained that what seemed utterly impossible and very expensive a couple of decades ago, is now not only doable, but also affordable. Tapping into Big Data currently allows for business decisions and strategies such as improving aircraft fuel efficiency or deciding where to hire nurses to work the longest. Summarizing EMI's attempts at... more »
Hortonworks and Microsoft’s Partnership Progress Update: Hadoop Platform Development

Hortonworks and Microsoft’s Partnership Progress Update: Hadoop Platform Development

At the 2013 O’Reilly Strata Conference, SiliconAngle’s John Furrier and Wikibon’s Dave Vellante sat down with John Kreisa, Vice President of Marketing at Hortonworks, and Herain Oberoi, Director of Product Marketing for the Server and Tools Business at Microsoft, and discussed Hortonworks and Microsoft’s collaboration on development of a new Hadoop platform. Kreisa began by emphasizing that Hadoop has more than arrived as the de facto data programming framework, and a key goal of Hortonworks’ is to make it as broadly available to the market as possible. He explains that it is with this goal in mind that makes their partnership... more »
HP is a Strong Big Data Player Because it Has Solutions in Every Layer of the Stack

HP is a Strong Big Data Player Because it Has Solutions in Every Layer of the Stack

"We are here to solve customers Big Data problems with an integrated solution," Chris Selland, VP of Marketing, HP Vertica, shared in theCube, live at Strata 2013. The conference marks Hewlett-Packard's biggest presence in the space thus far, as the company has strongly focused on Big Data since the summer of 2012, integrating Vertica with Hardoop and partnering with Cloudera.  HP customers now get an appliance where they can push data into Hardoop. Big Data is now moving from the exclusive interest of IT and captures the attention of CFOs, COOs, and CMOs, who now want to know what they can do... more »
European Aeronautic and ThyssenKrupp Become Cyber Attack Victims

European Aeronautic and ThyssenKrupp Become Cyber Attack Victims

This weekend, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) and German Industrial multinational conglomerate ThyssenKrupp became victims of cyber exploitation attacks. Though the attack sources are not clear, some sources suggest that the breach occurred at a US-based subsidiary. Besides, the source addresses of the attacks appeared to be from China. Okay! Here we have one more credential adding to China’s notorious reputation for cyber attacks. Similar attacked was reported by European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, a few months back. Though EADS did not talk about the aftermaths of the attacks, we assume that those were pretty bad as the... more »
Cloudera-HP Duo Reduces Data Processing Costs by 90%

Cloudera-HP Duo Reduces Data Processing Costs by 90%

The Cube hosted a live conversation at Strata 2013 on the HP - Cloudera partnership to provide a common Big Data solution with Sanjai Marimadaiah, HP Strategy & Product Development - Big Data Solutions, and Tim Stevens, VP of Business and Corporate Development Cloudera. The main reason for the partnership was customer driven, as both companies were selling to businesses that would benefit from a collaboration to integrate HP's Vertica with Cloudera's Impala. HP had been selling numerous Hadoop solutions before the partnership, but lacked a business strategy for the Big Data market. The Cloudera partnership was part of the strategy it... more »
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The 3 Best Places to Be in the Big Data Market

If last year was all about the exploration of Big Data, then 2013 is all about the execution.  Making Big Data work, the theme of Strata's conference this week, is a great opportunity to see this Big Data implementation in action, as validated by Intel's new distro, announced at the event yesterday morning.  But as we turn the page on Big Data's next chapter, the questions of its market size, potential and the industry's current position on Big Data's growth scale remain to be seen. These questions were discussed during our live broadcast at Strata with theCube, where hosts John Furrier... more »
ServicesAngle News Briefs for February 27, 2013

ServicesAngle News Briefs for February 27, 2013

RSA Applies Big Data to Risk Analytics to Transform Enterprise Authentication The just-announced RSA Authentication Manager 8 adds a new risk-based authentication option that leverages Big Data analytics to help organizations achieve a higher level of identity assurance in enterprise, cloud, and mobile environments. The new version combines the RSA SecurID one-time password technology with risk-based authentication that analyzes dozens of risk factors to verify end-user access to resources without compromising convenience or productivity. More   RSA Executive Chairman Says Big Data Analytics Will Transform Security Big Data is transforming the security industry, information technology, business, and society said Art Coviello, EVP of EMC... more »
Speed will be the Main Competitive Advantage in Big Data, Says Steve Kenniston

Speed will be the Main Competitive Advantage in Big Data, Says Steve Kenniston

Storage alchemist Steve Kenniston discussed Big Data trends, announcements and issues in theCube, live from Strata 2013. He explained that "data management of big data will be crucial to IT," as well extracting value from the data collected. Conversations at Strata 2013 are more and more about capabilities of Big Data technology. While the hardware is important, it is the software that adds value and software applications in Big Data are taking up more of the attention of the industry. At the end of the day, "I want to spend my money on the valuable stuff and that ends up being... more »
With NeuroSky Mind Control Could be the Future of Gaming

With NeuroSky Mind Control Could be the Future of Gaming

Cost-effective chips that can amplify and record brain signals have apparently been a thing for a while now, but the technology only started gaining steam recently after a few venturous startups that took it upon themselves to popularize silicon-powered telekinesis. One of these companies is NeuroSky, a San Jose-based maker of commercial brainwave handsets that can plug into any computer or custom-built gadget. Our very own Kyt Dotson examined the hardware last May, and made a few observations. Kyt explains that because NeuroSky’s headset is completely non-intrusive, it can only register electromagnetic activity from the surface on the brain. These superficial sentiment... more »
Six Strikes Anti Piracy Finally Kicks Off

Six Strikes Anti Piracy Finally Kicks Off

The much talked-about Copyright Alert System or simply the Six Strikes anti-piracy plan has finally taken off its wings. The policy came into effect the week of Feb. 25, and is receiving mixed responses from Internet activists. Actually, most of them are in the form of critics by people one year ago came together to ward off the much-hated Stop Online Piracy Act. The process of creating Six Strikes Anti Piracy policy started when MPAA and RIAA teamed up with five major Internet providers in the United States, and revealed their plans to warn and punish BitTorrent pirates, in 2011. Following... more »

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