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10gen's Unified Open Source Front : Rebrands as MongoDB

10gen's Unified Open Source Front : Rebrands as MongoDB

10gen, the company that brought us the open-source document-oriented database system MongoDB, announced that it will now be called MongoDB, Inc. which unifies the open-source database project.  The name change is effective immediately. “In 2007, 10gen began work on an open-source cloud computing stack. That was the birth of MongoDB, as the data layer of that platform,” said Dwight Merriman, Chairman and Co-founder at 10gen. “When we saw the potential for the database we had built we decided to focus 100 percent on MongoDB. Thus the company name 10gen and the database name MongoDB were different. With this change, our goal... more »
HP Vertica Analytics Platform Makes Patient Data More Accessible for Physicians

HP Vertica Analytics Platform Makes Patient Data More Accessible for Physicians

Hewlett Packard has released a new use case that details how healthcare IT specialist Cerner leverages the Vertica Analytics Platform to improve service levels and make data more accessible for physicians. According to HP, Cerner has realized a 100x performance increase by replacing its legacy data warehousing system with Vertica’s software. This added horsepower enables the company to provide customers with up-to-date system health data and patient information much faster than before. It also helped Cerner enhance its Health Facts platform, which now enables hospitals to improve patient care by drawing insights from machine data generated by health systems. Interestingly, the company... more »
How Your CFO Will Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Cloud

How Your CFO Will Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Cloud

If the campaign for cloud infrastructure keeps failing, it’s time to try a new strategy. Too many IT heroes fall because they don’t know how to talk to a CFO. IT and finance employ languages as different as C++ and Ruby. Virtualization and cloud IaaS may be exactly what your organization needs, but you must be able to explain why in finance language. In The Art of War, Sun Tzu says that “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” If you’ve been going to war first, don’t blame the... more »
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Why The Human Factor Makes the Difference in Digital Music: Spotify vs. Google All Access

What music lovers want and what they value can be quite different. Following suit of Pandora’s pioneering platform, many music services including Spotify and All Access have used human expertise to teach computers to identify and play songs in a style that exemplifies the instrumentation, influences and even gender of the artist a user chooses. Certainly users enjoy predictive radio play that allows them to enjoy and discover music based on their taste. However, what may be most important to these consumers is what the computer cannot give – personal endorsements, sharing and expert curation that requires a human touch.... more »
NSA's UN Hacking Raises Yet More Questions: Is Nothing Left Sacred?

NSA's UN Hacking Raises Yet More Questions: Is Nothing Left Sacred?

Last weekend, German newspaper Der Spiegal revealed the rather unsurprising news that the NSA had successfully bugged both the UN and a number of European countries' US embassies, and also hacked into the UN's video conferencing software in order to access any and all calls using it. Such is the extent of the NSA's pervasive spying network that this news isn't the least bit surprising anymore. As we've mentioned several times on SiliconANGLE before, such 'intelligence gathering' is the bread and butter of spy agencies all over the world – after all, few people are outraged if its government officials that... more »
Active Data Sets Must be in Flash : The All-Flash Data Center of the Future | #VMworld

Active Data Sets Must be in Flash : The All-Flash Data Center of the Future | #VMworld

Gary Orenstein, EVP at Fusion-io, discussed virtualization trends and the role of flash in delivering fast data, with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at VMWorld 2013.  See the entire segment below. One of the main benefits driving server virtualization, according Orenstein, is "the flexibility that you get with these configurations" when it comes to moving data, growing at scale, compared with how things used to be done in the past. The large number of people demonstrating their use cases at VMWorld supports that point of view. Discussing Fusion-io's role in pioneered flash, Orenstein said "the industry has come a... more »
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New in Self-Quantified Health : Smart Toothbrush + More

Living a healthy lifestyle can be tough to maintain, especially when you’ve grown accustomed to eating junk food, drinking alcoholic beverages and forget to keep up with your hygienic needs.  People say that if you want to change your lifestyle, you can, you just have to stick with your plan and not deviate.  And now, because of technology, it will be easier for people to do so. In this week’s SmartBody roundup, we’ll be featuring a smart toothbrush that will leave your pearly whites squeaky clean, and two smart solutions to keep yourself healthy. Beam Brush   If you’re one of those people who... more »
ARM Steps Up To Power The Internet Of Things

ARM Steps Up To Power The Internet Of Things

UK mobile chip maker ARM is refusing to stand still. In the coming months we're expecting a slew of new ARM-based tablets to arrive, including Apple's latest iPad and Nokia's first Windows RT slate, not too mention the brand new iPhone. But ARM's no longer satisfied with ruling the roost on the mobile scene – in fact, it's ultimate goal is to be the driving force behind all connected devices, or in other words, the Interent of Things. To achieve this ambition, the company has just announced its acquisition of Sensinode Oy, a Finnish startup that develops software specifically for... more »
Google.ps Hacked for 'Mislabeling' Borders

Google.ps Hacked for 'Mislabeling' Borders

Google Palestine was the victim of a defacing by unhappy hackers, who were apparently pissed that the search engine giant had switched its regional search page “Palestinian Territories” to “Palestine” last May, in recognition of Palestine's upgraded U.N. status as a non-member observer. Curiously though, Google's move was viewed as favorable towards the Palestinians, so it’s quite baffling as to why Google.ps was attacked by hackers and daubed with anti-Israeli messages. "uncle google we say hi from palestine to remember you that the country in google map not called israel. its called Palestine," the message read. The hackers left a message asking what... more »
QLogic Tightens VMware Integration with New Drivers, Cloud Service

QLogic Tightens VMware Integration with New Drivers, Cloud Service

Fibre Channel vendor QLogic is attending this week’s VMworld 2013 conference to show off new inbox drivers for its FlexSuite and FabricCache adapters, along with a web-based version of the QConvergeConsole Plug-in for vCenter Server. The drivers reduce installation time by eliminating the need for a download and automatically identifying the appropriate version of the host operating system or hypervisor. Citrix says that the software also improves performance thanks to tighter integration with the VMkernel. The inbox drivers are joined by a hosted edition of QConvergeConsole that promises to centralize and simplify the management of network adapters in VMware-virtualized environments. "QLogic and VMware... more »

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