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Red Hat Eyeing ‘Open Hybrid Cloud’ with New JBoss PaaS Lineup

Red Hat is moving beyond the realm of containerized PaaS with new OpenShift services for plugging cloud-based applications into back-office systems. Based on the company’s JBoss application server, the upcoming “xPaaS” solutions aim to make it easier for OpenShift users to integrate cloud apps into their IT environments. Red Hat’s xPaas lineup includes a business process management service that offers activity monitoring, process simulation and modeling, and the ability to “configure automation and data” on the fly without having to modify existing code. These capabilities will be made available in the coming months, along with a mobile push notification app and... more »
Enormous and Exploding: Now is The Time of Cloudera's "Cloud Era" #OOW2013

Enormous and Exploding: Now is The Time of Cloudera's "Cloud Era" #OOW2013

In their ongoing coverage of Oracle Open World 2013, John Furrier and Dave Vellante spoke with Mike Olson, Chairman of the board of Cloudera and Chief Strategy Officer in theCUBE. The three discuss changes in the industry that now make it easy for Cloudera to simply offer their solutions without having to explain the significance of big data and the cloud. As Joe Tucci mentioned in his keynote, we now live in the “Cloud era;” Given the company’s growth, expertise and strategy, Olson argues that it belongs to Cloudera. Cloudera began working with Oracle about two years ago on the big... more »
The EMC-Oracle Story : Open Infrastructure Strategy, In-Storage Flash +  Enabling DBAs | #oow13

The EMC-Oracle Story : Open Infrastructure Strategy, In-Storage Flash + Enabling DBAs | #oow13

Sam Lucido, Technical Marketing Lead For Oracle, EMC, discussed the Oracle-EMC partnership and the day's keynote with theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante, live from Oracle OpenWorld 2013. Regarding the Day 2 OpenWorld keynote, "EMC recognizes that we need to enable DBAs and app owners," Lucido said.  There is an open infrastructure strategy where EMC applies to everything. With the new range of plugins, the Oracle Database can now look into the storage and see, for example, whether storage admins apply flash cache to their infrastructure, he explains. Discussing the statistics that reveal how database administrators spend their time, Lucido said the top... more »
Automation Drives Data Protection-as-a-Service, Says EMC | #oow13

Automation Drives Data Protection-as-a-Service, Says EMC | #oow13

Darryl Smith, Chief Database Architect for EMC IT, discussed Data Protection-as-a-Service as part of the IT-as-a-Service trend with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live from Oracle OpenWorld 2013. Describing his OpenWorld experience, Smith shared he had "met with several customers, primarily I am here to get to learn," going to sessions, talking to people to identify trends. Asked about Oracle's new Database 12C release and the features that he found useful, he mentioned  Oracle had added a lot of features that really help with the storage, and "a lot more integration between the product sets that they've got." In-memory was... more »
With SteamOS Valve is Bringing Linux in Your Living Room

With SteamOS Valve is Bringing Linux in Your Living Room

Valve has taken a further step forward to bring Steam to Linux and especially to the living room. To make this happen, the company announced SteamOS, a proprietary operating system built around the Linux world that will bring its popular front-end store gaming and entertainment software to living room computers, allowing Valve to indirectly enter the home console gaming market. It is a surprising move aimed at challenging Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. SteamOS is a real operating system will therefore have to replace Windows, Mac OS, and Linux distros that support traditional Steam today. At the last LinuxCon event, Gabe Newell, CEO of... more »
QLogic Capitalizing 2 Trends: Technology + End Users | #oow13

QLogic Capitalizing 2 Trends: Technology + End Users | #oow13

Live from the Moscone Center in San Francisco, theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and Stu Miniman kicked off Day 2 with Vikram Karvat, VP of Marketing with QLogic at Oracle OpenWorld 2013. "There's a lot of excitement and there's a lot happening in the industry, both with databases and the enterprise in general, as well as around storage," noted Karvat. "It's a level of industry excitement that hasn't probably been there for a couple of years now. People are re-engaging, at end user technology and deployment level." Since he was eager to track changes, Vellante asked for those relevant to QLogic, and for examples... more »
Sub $100 3D Peachy Printer Smashes Kickstarter Goal With Over $350,000

Sub $100 3D Peachy Printer Smashes Kickstarter Goal With Over $350,000

3D printing and scanning is all set to go mainstream and becoming more affordable. These three-dimensional printers are getting cheaper and reduced to a size at which they may well be used in offices as well as homes. While people are still speculating on just how cheap 3D printers can be, here comes the latest idea: Peachy Printer, a device that's promising to retail for less than $100. The sub-$100 Peachy Printer is a Photolithographic printer, and uses a controlled beam of light to cure light sensitive resin into hard objects. The laser beam is guided by a pair of mirrors that... more »
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Springpad for iOS 7 : Top 4 New Features

Apple’s new iOS 7 brought a lot of frenzy to iDevice users.  It delivered a new look, new features and a few new apps. Not many apps were ready for the iOS 7 update last week, as Apple only made the APIs available one day after the launch of the new iPhones.  Only a handful of apps were iOS 7-optimized when the platform was released for download on the 18th.  And one of these apps is Shadow Puppet, which greatly utilizes the iOS 7’s new camera app. Another service that makes use several new iOS 7 capabilities is Springpad, an app that... more »
Youth Cyber Crimes on the Rise, but How Ready Are We?

Youth Cyber Crimes on the Rise, but How Ready Are We?

Hackers are becoming more and more creative in their efforts to sneak into users' computers and infect them. Many of those caught for cyber offences belong to the younger generation. Most motives behind the crimes include making quick money, sexual harassment, playing pranks, causing mayhem, taking revenge, and extortion. It is most worrying that these trends, so insidiously sanctioned by the Internet’s seeming anonymity and intangibility, may lead to more crimes committed by youths both on an online and non-virtual platform, especially with the proliferation of the internet. According to a report published by Mainichi Japan, the number of cases of youth’s... more »
Oracle Wants to "Weave the database back into hardware," Says Analyst Ray Wang | #oow13

Oracle Wants to "Weave the database back into hardware," Says Analyst Ray Wang | #oow13

theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante, are chatting it up with top tech athletes as we broadcast live this week from Oracle OpenWorld 2013, in San Francisco. Streaming from the Moscone Center, Furrier and Vellante provide exclusive interviews, debating the hot topics of the day and analyzing the trends in the industry. Ray Wang, a regular guest and also Researcher and Co-Founder with Constellation Research, attempted to answer the battery of questions Furrier and Vellante kept shooting at him. First of all, they wanted to find out his impressions of the current event, and his take on Oracle's new path. It... more »

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