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HP Announces New Security Research Organization, Along with Security Report and Enterprise Security Efforts

HP Announces New Security Research Organization, Along with Security Report and Enterprise Security Efforts

HP has announced a new research organization designed to help organizations better understand the evolving threat landscape and build an effective defense strategy against cybercriminals, hacktivists and other forms of cyber attack.  The company also released its annual HP Cyber Security Report, providing insight into the vulnerability landscape with a range of data covering technologies such as web and mobile.  Along with that news, HP Enterprise Services has emerged with the first of several reports that demonstrate the need for a significant shift in the way enterprises protect their information, as well as services that enable clients to more quickly... more »
Mega's Privacy Measures Taking A Bite Out of Apple - Breaking Analysis

Mega's Privacy Measures Taking A Bite Out of Apple - Breaking Analysis

  If you're a fan of the news, then you probably know who Kim Dotcom is.  Well, it appears the German-born internet titan (in more than one sense of the word) has cast himself into the spotlight again with his latest innovation. "What is the new product," you might ask?  Well, its simple really.  Each Mega account's accompanying email service will now be featuring an end-to-end encryption, making all emails on a Mega account safe from prying eyes. Known for being a bit of a rabble-rouser, it should come as no surprise that the latest addition to the Mega product was developed, as Dotcom... more »
Unifying SQL and Hadoop: Hadapt's War-Winning Strategy

Unifying SQL and Hadoop: Hadapt's War-Winning Strategy

theCube invited Scott Howser, VP Marketing Hadapt, to discuss the startup's progress thus far and their opinion on the big "Hadoop War" conversation going on right now, started by Greenplum's aggressive announcement on Pivotal HD. In a live interview at Strata 2013, Howser stated that Hadapt believes "the worlds of SQL and Hadoop will converge" sometime into the future. Therefore, Hadapt's efforts to bringing SQL to Hadoop have presented the company a privileged position in the market. Asked to comment on Greenplum's statements that it has a more mature database, developed over the past 11 years, while Hadapt is the new kid on the block, Howser pointed... more »
RSA Keynote: Big Data Set To Evolve Into “Big Intelligence”

RSA Keynote: Big Data Set To Evolve Into “Big Intelligence”

The Big Data era has arrived and IT teams will have to welcome it with open arms if they’re to be successful in heading off a new breed of security threats, says RSA’s Executive Vice President Art Coviello. Speaking at his keynote during the 22nd annual RSA Conference yesterday, Coviello spoke of his belief that Big Data is set to transform the way in which enterprises architect and manage their IT security. And this can only be a good thing, insists Coviello, for Big Data will finally help the “good guys” to move one step ahead of the “bad guys”. According to... more »
We Did Not Intend to Take an Aggressive Stance: Greenplum's Take on Hadoop War

We Did Not Intend to Take an Aggressive Stance: Greenplum's Take on Hadoop War

Josh Klahr, VP of Product Management, discussed the recent EMC Greenplum announcement on Pivotal HD inside theCube, live at Strata 2013. While it is true that Greenplum delayed the Pivotal HD announcement which consisted of bringing SQL to Hadoop, Klahr explained that the new release is based a year-and-a-half of technology development to bring parallel database technology to Hadoop. "It takes a long time to build scalable query processing," Klahr said, this being an area where Greenplum excelled and turned it into a differentiator. Commenting on the aggressive stance against industry rivals like Cloudera's Impala, and Hive, the Greenplum VB stated that "the... more »
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Data Has Gravity. Which Open Source Frameworks are Best for Moving Heavy, Big Data?

There are few better individuals to talk to about open source than Rishi Yadav. As a self-proclaimed open source purist, his company InfoObjects works with only open source software, never proprietary. Yadav sat down with SiliconAngle founder John Furrier and Wikibon co-founder Dave Vellante on our live broadcast program, theCube, to discuss his opinion on a lot of the key players in the Hadoop marketplace. Throughout the interview, Yadav explained that he thinks that there is fragmentation in the marketplace and that is slowing down innovation and more importantly purchases. He likened it to, "if everyone has their own taste, the... more »
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Day 1 @ Strata: New Hadoop Distros, and Cloud Convergence

The Big Data whales are circling around each other at this week’s Strata conference. Three vendors announced new Hadoop flavors, and two major solution providers unveiled products that can help enterprises realize a return on their analytics software. All about Hadoop Greenplum introduced a new distribution called Pivotal HD, a near real time analytics engine that challenges with Cloudera’s Impala. Pivotal represents the EMC subsidiary’s fourth, and possibly most ambitious attempt to gain a substantial foothold in this market. We’ll see how the market reacts to the platform in the coming months. Cloudera also announced a new product at Strata. The company that... more »
New Products Looking Glim and Glam's IPO - Social News Roundup

New Products Looking Glim and Glam's IPO - Social News Roundup

  New Google Plus Sign-In Initiative   Also known as single-login, these services allow users to sign-in to websites and mobile applications using the sign in credentials of their social network of choice. Single login services have become quite popular, because it saves time for the developer, who no longer needs to create a unique authentication mechanism for their app and users benefit because they no longer need to keep track of multiple account names for all the various websites and apps they use. Google Plus Sign-In is already live, and developers wishing to capitalize on these new abilities can begin integrating them immediately.   PayPal Founders Have... more »
The Real-Time Advantage of Cassandra Over Hadoop: Insight vs. Unworthy Data

The Real-Time Advantage of Cassandra Over Hadoop: Insight vs. Unworthy Data

Tim Moreton, the chief technology officer of Acunu Analytics, hopped into theCube yesterday afternoon at this year's first Strata event to talk about his startup, and explain the value of real-time analytics for the enterprise (full video below). Acunu created a real-time data crunching engine for Cassandra, an increasingly popular distributed database available under the Apache license. The offering, which will be announced next week, offers advanced data structuring and querying capabilities that client organizations can’t develop on their own. Moreton claims that the market for this solution is huge:  most Fortune 500 companies have deployed Cassandra in their production environments, he says,... more »
Big Data PaaS Provider Continuuity Announces Developer Suite and Sandbox

Big Data PaaS Provider Continuuity Announces Developer Suite and Sandbox

Today Big Data application fabric provider Continuuity announces the public beta for the company’s developer suite and application sandbox enabling PaaS Big Data. October of last year saw commentary on the SDK and other developer tools released by Continuuity into private beta and now much of that hard work is coming to a head for the community. Today’s announcement opens into two important highlights: the release of Continuuity’s runtime (called AppFabric) along with the development framework to use it and the release of a developer sandbox that permits same-as-production testing of Big Data applications on the AppFabric. “With the combination of our... more »

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