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Every Thing In the Industrial Internet Needs an Address. We're Running Out | #velocityconf

Every Thing In the Industrial Internet Needs an Address. We're Running Out | #velocityconf

Stephen Ludin, Chief Architect at Akamai Technologies, discussed the company's content delivery challenges in the age of mobile, Big Data, and the Internet of Things, as well as the company's future plans with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at the O'Reilly Velocity Conference in Santa Clara. Ludin said that Akamai has to deal with two very different aspects of content delivery: the performance aspect of dealing with media, video, large files in general, and web delivery and small object delivery. "My goal has been on working on figuring out how to get the bar to go faster and farther... more »
Tom Reilly Named Cloudera CEO, Google Offers Mail-In Backup - NewsDesk Daily Roundup

Tom Reilly Named Cloudera CEO, Google Offers Mail-In Backup - NewsDesk Daily Roundup

Welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Wednesday June 19, 2013 here’s your SiliconANGLE daily round-up. Google Offers Mail-In Backup Google is introducing a new service that allows developers to mail-in their hard drives to be hosted on Google’s Cloud. For a flat rate of eighty-dollars per drive, Google will take any sized hard drive and upload it into a cloud storage bucket, which Google says is “faster or less expensive than transferring data over the internet.” Further expanding on the cost of uploading storage, Google engineer Lamia Youseff noted, “transferring large data sets (in the hundreds of terabytes and beyond) can be... more »
Graphdat: Real time Performance Monitoring and Alerting Tool

Graphdat: Real time Performance Monitoring and Alerting Tool

The comprehensive monitoring and alerting of IT infrastructures is a precondition for the availability of critical applications such as CRM, ERP and e-mail servers. If a company has a large number of competitors, and operates in an industry where steady progress is the key to success, there is an increased need for monitoring and alerting of key applications. Not to mention anyone seeking that coveted 99.999% up time. Graphdat, the real-time application performance monitoring provider launched last year, introduces Smart Alarms--a system that provides real time and historical data in one interface. It offers developers a comprehensive, enterprise-wide solution for the central... more »
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HBO GO Lands on Apple TV : Here's What You Need to Know

If you’re a Game of Thrones fan and missed watching the brutal Red Wedding episode and the finale of Season 3, and you have an Apple TV, it’s not too late to catch up. Apple has announced that it will be adding five new content providers to Apple TV to deliver more programming to its audience. The two new big additions are HBO GO and WatchESPN, which means that HBO original series such as Game of Thrones and True Blood can now be accessed by Apple TV users, provided that they have an HBO subscription. As for WatchESPN, sports fans with live access... more »
Hadoop Summit 2012 Recap: Vendors and Technology Igniting Big Data

Hadoop Summit 2012 Recap: Vendors and Technology Igniting Big Data

Hadoop Summit North America 2013 is in a week.  Before we get a chance to see what has been happening in the world of Hadoop, let’s take a look back at what transpired at last year’s conference. 8.5 out of 10--the rating SiliconANGLE CEO and founder John Furrier gave last year’s event.  It was sold out, sessions were filled with attendees, and people weren’t there to sell things but were more interested in market opportunities. This is the legacy of the interest the community has in Hadoop and what we can expect to arise from the next summit. 2012’s event was big... more »
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GE Enters Industrial Internet Market with Platform, Analytics

General Electric's new Industrial Internet Big Data management platform and the "Predictivity" analytic applications built on it promise to move its customers' maintenance strategies from break/fix to a proactive model based on the ability to identify and remedy problems before they become acute, writes Wikibon Big Data Analyst Jeff Kelly. As the world's largest manufacturer of industrial equipment, Kelly writes in "GE Unveils Industry-Grade Big Data Analytics Applications", it is well positioned in high-value data industries such as healthcare, energy, and transportation. However, it does not have the field alone. IBM has a five-year head-start in Industrial Internet with its... more »
CIA Gives Amazon Web Services its Seal of Approval

CIA Gives Amazon Web Services its Seal of Approval

IBM’s efforts to thwart the Amazon-CIA partnership have gone out the window. If you’re not in the loop, the CIA previously awarded a contract to Amazon to provide it with cloud computing services.  IBM wasn't too impressed, promptly stepped up and filed a complaint to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) stating that the CIA failed to properly evaluate prices and waived a contract requirement just for Amazon.  The GAO sided with IBM and recommended that the spy agency re-open negotiations with other companies that offered the same services as Amazon. Unfortunately, the GAO later ruled that the CIA-Amazon partnership will push... more »
Kim Dotcom Rages as Megaupload Files Wiped Clean by Leaseweb

Kim Dotcom Rages as Megaupload Files Wiped Clean by Leaseweb

It’s been more than a year since Megaupload was taken down by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and its leader, Kim Dotcom arrested.  Dotcom has now recovered and is managing a new file sharing site that it claims is protected from the FBI’s reach. Megaupload might be history by now, but users of the service haven’t forgotten it as their files still have yet to be returned to them.  Dotcom and some groups are working hard to get the files back - attempting to unfreeze their assets so they can pay the hosting companies they originally hired. Or at least that's... more »
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Industrial Internet Promises High Value Business Data

All Big Data is not created equal, writes Wikibon Big Data Analyst Jeff Kelly, and Industrial Internet data is more equal than other kinds. This data, he writes in "The Industrial Internet and Big Data Analytics: Opportunities and Challenges" "holds more potential business value on a size-adjusted basis than other types of Big Data associated with the social Web. consumer Internet, and other sources." The reason for this is that many industry sectors have high-value assets that create a majority of this data. To illustrate his point he presents three scenarios, one each in healthcare, energy, and transportation, based on Wikibon... more »
GE's Ability to Do More with Data Creates New Business Models | #IndustrialCloud

GE's Ability to Do More with Data Creates New Business Models | #IndustrialCloud

TheCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante discussed the Industrial Internet trends with Beth Comstock, CMO GE, live at the GE Industrial Internet event, Innovation Day, in San Francisco. GE has a 130-year history of building machines, and now these machines just happen to be smarter, dealing with more and more data, information which has increasing value for their customers. Big Data means a large volume of information originating from business operations and various logs, which is increasingly more difficult to analyze with traditional tools. "Customers want more than just reliability from the machines, they want the ability to take the machine... more »

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- 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.

- Brian Gracely

Understanding how to accelerate “Idea to Execution Time” (I2ET) may become the most important measurement of any Digital Business Platform. Wikibon explore the core attributes needed to be successful in rapidly developing and deploying new business applications.