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Oracle Not Yet "Telling a good business story," Says Analyst | #oow13

Oracle Not Yet "Telling a good business story," Says Analyst | #oow13

During the last day of Oracle OpenWorld 2013, John Furrier and Dave Vellante, theCUBE co-hosts, interviewed Elizabeth Hedstrom Henlin, Enterprise Software Analyst with TBR. For the first time on theCUBE, Henlin attempted to answer a couple of questions regarding the Oracle customer's experience. Vellante kicked off the interview noting that "Customer experience is something that Oracle has always been criticized about," and pointed out that TBR is somewhere at "the intersection of technology and finance."  (Full video below.) Henlin agreed: "We are really looking at the intersection of business and technology; it's about understanding how vendors are making money in technology and... more »
"Sick" of iOS 7 Already? You're Not The Only One

"Sick" of iOS 7 Already? You're Not The Only One

When it comes to updates for your mobile phone's operating system, most of us look forward to them. Unlike those annoying updates that are rolled out with apps seemingly every single day, a revamped Android or iOS version usually means some noticeable improvements – cool new features, new colors, revamped menus, better camera options etc etc... But is it also possible that they can make you sick? As in, physically ill? Apparently so, for that's what a number of iPhone users have been complaining about, ever since they updated their devices to iOS 7 over the weekend. A number of reports... more »
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Internet of Things Review: From Routers to eReaders

As the largest enterprise networking vendor, Cisco is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the explosive growth of the Internet of Things. The company is pursuing this market with a software-defined data center router that can stream the entire Netflix library in less than one second. Cisco’s newly unveiled Network Convergence System, or NCS, virtualizes optical fiber and Carrier Ethernet to decouple management functions from the physical infrastructure and simplify provisioning. The platform is available in three configurations: the NCS 6000, which delivers up to to 1.2 Pbps per system, the 6.4Tbps NCS 4000, and the NCS 2000, a scaled-down model that... more »
IBM Scores Major Customer Win as It Doubles Down on the Midmarket

IBM Scores Major Customer Win as It Doubles Down on the Midmarket

From improving patient care at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to helping physicians make more informed treatment decisions based on historical data, IBM’s Watson has proven to be a boon for the healthcare industry. Albeit not nearly as well known beyond the traditional enterprise, the company’s SAN Volume Controller is also making a difference for healthcare providers nationwide. Inland Northwest Health Services has implemented SVC with IBM System x servers and Storwize and DS8000 storage systems to increase the reliability of its electronic health record services. The non-profit IT provider serves 40 hospitals and 750 physicians in the northwest United States,... more »
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Oracle OpenWorld Recap: In-Memory Processing On Everyones’ Minds | #oow13

Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison kicked off his company’s annual OpenWorld conference with an unusually compelling keynote speech about In-Memory Option, a new feature of Database 12c that aims to deliver “ungodly” performance at the flip of a switch. The CEO claimed that the function makes queries up to 100 times faster while providing doubled throughput speeds for transaction processing. Commenting on the announcement, theCUBE host Dave Vellante said that “the fact that Oracle is focused on R&D allows them - throughout their stack [and] end-to-end strategy - to invest in trying to get to best-of-breed.” For Dave, the big question... more »
Sumo Logic's Automatic Anomaly Data Detection - Learning, Big Data, and Cloud

Sumo Logic's Automatic Anomaly Data Detection - Learning, Big Data, and Cloud

Data – Most organizations are swimming pretty deep in an endless pool of collected data from applications, infrastructure, and machines.  Even with some of the great tools available, getting through that data into intelligence that is actionable means writing queries.  Writing rules and queries means having a solid idea on what you would like to extract from the data in the first place.  That’s a lot of data, rules creation and human intervention involved.  It’s a problem that Sumo Logic has produced a solution for.  It’s called Anomaly Detection, and its design is a combination that brings together the power... more »
YarcData Announces Major Update to NoSQL Engine

YarcData Announces Major Update to NoSQL Engine

YarcData, a NoSQL data engine vendor subsidiary of Cray Inc., has announced a major upgrade to its Urika Big Data analytics appliance, based on graph analytics. It also announced alliances with BI tools vendors Centrifuge Systems and TIBCO as well as Hadoop-based analytics leader Cloudera. The new version of Urika integrates a list of standard interfaces including W3C industry standards SPARQL and RDF, JDBC (Java DataBase Conectivity), JSON (Java Script Object Notation), and Apache Jena. That plus the new alliances allow non-IT tech business and financial analysts to use Centrifuge Visual Network Analytics and TIBCO Spotfire to submit and refine analysis queries to Urika interactively. The... more »
Weekly DevOps Roundup: Cloud Based Server Metrics Agent, OpManager for Large Enterprises

Weekly DevOps Roundup: Cloud Based Server Metrics Agent, OpManager for Large Enterprises

Load Impact has announced the first cloud-based Server Metrics Agent that will assist developers with avoiding bottlenecks and scalability obstacles. Panorama9 enhances its offerings in the IT management department with greater collaboration, integration with helpdesk software, and a better sense of who-what-where. And, ManageEngine has announced the general availability of OpManager Large Enterprise Edition, adding to its already excellent suite of network management tools tools. Cloud-based Server Metrics Agent Load Impact, the cloud-based, on-demand load testing service, recently introduced the first cloud-based Server Metrics Agent that allows developers to detect, predict and analyze server problems proactively. It means that it will be possible for... more »
Icenium Visual Studio Integration Puts Developers Back On Top of Mobile

Icenium Visual Studio Integration Puts Developers Back On Top of Mobile

One might say that a developer is only as good as her tools--but that story has always gone deeper than that, a tale of skill and romance, a love-hate relationship with the most popular tools and the configurations that make a dev feel at home. Recently mobile developers received a huge treat from Telerik’s Icenium division with the integration of the development, testing, and publishing platform with Microsoft Visual Studio. Telerik has heard the developer community loud-and-clear when it comes to what the most popular IDEs happen to be and VIsual Studio is amid them. In fact, the Icenium community has... more »
Weekly Big Data Review:  From Semi-Structured Data to Ultra-Fast Queries

Weekly Big Data Review: From Semi-Structured Data to Ultra-Fast Queries

Big Data vendors are not letting anything get in the way of their revolution. Companies like MemSQL are tearing down legacy barriers in a collective effort to move analytics into the enterprise mainstream. The database startup recently updated its in-memory NewSQL platform to support JSON, a popular syntax for analyzing semi-structured data. As the first database to facilitate real-time analytics with the language, MemSQL gives users the ability to process data sources of different types via a single unified interface. This functionality can be leveraged to enhance operational analytics, network security and risk management, as well as other data-driven processes such... more »

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