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Consumer Perception, Great Metrics + Analytics Are Key to Assessing Web Performance | #velocityconf

Consumer Perception, Great Metrics + Analytics Are Key to Assessing Web Performance | #velocityconf

Nicholas Zakas,Staff Software Engineer at Box, discussed web, mobile, and app performance and JavaScript trends with theCUBE co-host John Furrier and Dave Vellante, live at the O'Reilly Velocity conference. Commenting on Velocity, Zakas said there was "so much cross-conversation going on, people sharing ideas and experiences." Identifying the main conversation points, he mentioned "a lot to do with the amount of JavaScript people are using and the JavaScript solutions they are using," discussion about mobile performance, something that was still really new but being dealt with as a "fresh problem", as well as the challenges of swithcing to 3E for mobile. Everything... more »
Code Is Everywhere from Browser to Mobile. Now To Track It All... | #velocityconf

Code Is Everywhere from Browser to Mobile. Now To Track It All... | #velocityconf

John Furrier and Dave Vellante, co-hosts of theCUBE's flagship interview series, broadcast live from The Velocity Conference on Web Performance and Operations today. They were able to talk to Patrick Lightbody, Senior Director of Product Management with New Relic, a leading provider of web application performance management and monitoring. Patrick is an avid open source contributor who founded OpenQA, created Selenium Remote Control, and co-created Struts 2.  He talked to Furrier and Vellante about web sockets, code and mobile trends. Vellanted asked his opinion on why web sockets seem to be back en vogue. Lightbody believes there's a confluence of things... more »
Quality Matters More than Ever as Competitors Are Only a Click Away | #velocityconf

Quality Matters More than Ever as Competitors Are Only a Click Away | #velocityconf

Tom Lounibos, CEO of SOASTA, discussed performance testing in the age of web and mobile apps with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at the O'Reilly Velocity conference in Santa Clara. Commenting on the conference, Lounibos pointed out that it's mostly about developers, not marketing messages. There was "not a lot of hype, there is a lot of conversation about fixing problems," Lounibos notes. Talking about SOASTA's experience with web performance testing, Lounibos said the company started looking at web and mobile performance in the early days, ten years ago when there was a big difference in web and mobile... more »
"The web is forcing us to think like a global developer," says Google's Colt McAnlis |  #velocityconf

"The web is forcing us to think like a global developer," says Google's Colt McAnlis | #velocityconf

Colt McAnlis, Game Developer Advocate at Google, discussed mobile and web performance from a developer perspective, along with web gaming trends, with theCUBE host Dave Vellante, live at the O'Reilly Velocity Conference in Santa Clara. "The web is a very technical, very complex stack," McAnlis said. "Translating where the internal engineers are pushing the web forward and where the external developers push the web forward," being a huge part of his role with Google.  "We have to work with each of them and find where the medium value is." That is why conferences as Velocity help, "we talk to the best and... more »
Delivering Better Outcomes + Productivity Games with Big Data + Internet | #IndustrialCloud

Delivering Better Outcomes + Productivity Games with Big Data + Internet | #IndustrialCloud

TheCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier had a chat about the Industrial Internet with Bill Ruh, VP & Global Technology Director for GE, live at the GE Industrial Internet event in San Francisco. Bill Ruh started by stating that GE sees this industrial internet movement being about "how we can deliver better outcomes and productivity games applying Big Data and the internet." For this event GE announced a couple of new products. For a while now they  worked around the idea of delivering an industrial internet platform, and their first announced product is the Enterprise Historian HD, which builds on Hadoop... more »
IBM DevOps Solutions to Accelerate Development of Mobile and Cloud Applications

IBM DevOps Solutions to Accelerate Development of Mobile and Cloud Applications

Mobile computing and cloud technologies are two strong trends with the potential to help companies to become more competitive. For this reason, IBM relies on DevOps--an integrated software distribution philosophy, covering the entire life cycle of the development process, from planning to the creation, delivery and evaluation. The aim is to enable “continuous delivery” of software solutions allowing companies to take advantage of market opportunities and better meet customer demands. Improving development processes for cloud applications is critical for companies. However, traditional approaches to software development can make the changes but innovations take weeks and to succeed in a changing marketplace,... more »
The Real Challenge Isn't In Generating Data, But Keeping Up With Its Velocity | #IndustrialCloud

The Real Challenge Isn't In Generating Data, But Keeping Up With Its Velocity | #IndustrialCloud

TheCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante caught up with Leo Spiegel, SVP of Starategy & Corporate Development at Pivotal, and had a long chat about the inception of the company and the partnership with GE at the GE Industrial Internet event in San Francisco. Spiegel was encouraged by Furrier to talk a bit about Pivotal, as it's a fairly new company, and he obliged. Leo Spiegel explained how Pivotal was a combination of assets that came from EMC and VMware. The products and services which are now part of Pivotal include Greenplum, Cloud Foundry, Cetas, Pivotal Labs and other products... more »
GE's Unassailable Lead in the Industrial Internet

GE's Unassailable Lead in the Industrial Internet

As if yesterday's announcement that it's building a new Industrial Big Data platform and expanding its partnerships with Accenture, Pivotal and Amazon Web Services wasn't enough, GE is planning on hiring "thousands of engineers" in the second phase of what amounts to nothing less than an Industrial Internet "land grab". GE's multi-billion dollar push to connect everything from jet-engines and oil refineries to medical imaging machines and bridges has one common goal in mind – to make everything more efficient. Beth Comstock, chief marketing officer at GE, appeared at the Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit yesterday, where she revealed that the company... more »
Industrial Cloud + Healthcare Is Going to Be a Game Changer | #IndustrialCloud

Industrial Cloud + Healthcare Is Going to Be a Game Changer | #IndustrialCloud

Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly, theCube co-hosts, interviewed Jan De Witte, President and CEO of Healthcare IT for GE, at the GE Industrial Internet event, Innovation Day, in San Francisco. De Witte's unit is part of GE Healthcare, providing IT with healthcare systems, workflow solutions, analytics, etc and the discussion was primarily focused on the healthcare workflow and very specific medical issues and needs. Vellante asked how was the healthcare transforming, and De Witte explained that the industry was going through a lot of pressure, especially with the reimbursements going down. Like any industry, there has always been the pressure to drive... more »
Bitcoin Weekly 2013 June 19: Government Accountability, Taxes and Bitcoin? TorBroker for Trading Stocks; Physical Wallets TREZOR and Firmcoin

Bitcoin Weekly 2013 June 19: Government Accountability, Taxes and Bitcoin? TorBroker for Trading Stocks; Physical Wallets TREZOR and Firmcoin

The US government and other nations are starting to wake up to the fact that monetary-value is shifting into virtual currencies due to the highly democratized nature of the Internet and the interests of cyberspace users in valuable virtual commodity. This is the center of a new US GAO report on how virtual currencies such as World of Warcraft gold and Bitcoin might run into regulatory nature of taxability—we’ve heard this one before, but it’s always worth noting when some officially natured entity perks its ears and puts pen to paper. On the services front, looking to buy, sell, trade stocks... 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.