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Clustered Storage: Meeting Tomorrow’s Data Storage Needs | #NetAppChat Today 12 Noon PST

Clustered Storage: Meeting Tomorrow’s Data Storage Needs | #NetAppChat Today 12 Noon PST

Today at 12 noon PST we'll be having our third and final tweet chat with NetApp in our joint series discussing storage evolution in the enterprise today. Today's Twitter chat will be "Clustered Storage: Meeting Tomorrow’s Data Storage Needs." The list of moderators includes: John Furrier, SiliconANGLE (@furrier), Kevin Strohmeyer, Citrix (@XenDesktop), Brian Mitchell, Avnet (@netappgeek), Adam Bergh, Netech (@ajbergh), Bruce Backa, NTP Software (@BruceBacka), Mike McNamara, NetApp (@mmcnamara12) and Vaughn Stewart, NetApp (@vStewed). Join the conversation using the #NetAppChat hashtag on Twitter. Ask your questions, share your thoughts, and provide your perspective. Follow along at http://tweetchat.com/room/netappchat. Here are some of the topics... more »
How VividCortex Deals With the Big Data Tsunami

How VividCortex Deals With the Big Data Tsunami

John Furrier, the founder of Silicon Angle and theCube host, broadcasting live from the recently concluded Velocity Conference in Santa Clara, was happy to welcome two guests from a very cool start-up, pointing out that "start-ups do not feed the BS like vendors". His guests were Kyle Redinger and Baron Schwartz, Co-Founders of VividCortex, a start-up that tackles New Database Performance Management. As they describe their service, "VividCortex automates capture, diagnosis, and analysis, reducing tedious tasks down to minutes. Now everyone can spend more time on cool stuff, like capacity planning, architecture and design, and cat pictures." Indeed, they're kinda cool. Furrier... more »
3 Search Engine Startups Setting Google in Their Sights

3 Search Engine Startups Setting Google in Their Sights

If you’re one of those people who likes to sit in their room all day wearing a tin foil hat, or if you're just totally fed up with Google invading every aspect of your life, you'll be glad to know that in most cases, there's a decent alternative to just about every Google product known to man. But today we're going to keep things simple, and that means focusing on where Google's evil empire first began... Where else but with "search", an action that has become so synonymous with the web's #1 company that we don't even bother to "search" for... more »
Performance Perception, DevOps + People : #VelocityConf Highlights

Performance Perception, DevOps + People : #VelocityConf Highlights

Courtney Nash, Editor O'Reilly Media, discussed the highlight of the Santa Clara event with theCUBE hosts John Furrier, live from the O'Reilly Velocity conference. "The thing that I was the most surprised by was this focus on perception," Nash said. In terms of performance, "the time of a page to load used to be the Holy Grail," not it's about perception. If you can give people the perception of speed, that becomes more important than speed itself, she explained. Commenting on the notion of designing the trade-offs together, Nash said "design trade-off is interesting to me, what's happening is the pain points... more »
From Google Reader's Ashes : Smartphone Apps that Read News Feeds Aloud

From Google Reader's Ashes : Smartphone Apps that Read News Feeds Aloud

There’s a lot of buzz surrounding news aggregators and readers, since the demise of Google Reader.  If you’re still asking why the sudden interest in news aggregators, it's because these personalized services are becoming better optimized for the bevy of content that hits the web daily, ready for mobile users on the go. And because of consumers’ interest in these apps, investors are also seeing these services as something worth investigating. SoThree, the developers of Umano, the app that lets you listen to aggregated news on the go, raised approximately $1 million in a round of funding co-led by Birchmere Ventures and... more »
YouTube's Musician Moneymaker & eBay’s Exact Exchange - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

YouTube's Musician Moneymaker & eBay’s Exact Exchange - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

YouTube's Talent Middleman   A New York-based startup is attempting to help up-and-coming musicians profit from the consumption of their music. Currently, most big record labels have deals with Youtube to collect royalties each time their artists’ content is viewed. Smaller artists who don’t generate enough traffic on the site, lose out on access to that feature. To get around the issue, Audiam was created to act as a middle-man between Youtube and artists. When Youtube plays an ad over an artist’s video, Audiam will claim the ad-revenue and send it to the artist after they claim a quarter of the profits. Musicians can... more »
Speed + Scale : Squeezing the Best Performance out of Every Piece of Hardware

Speed + Scale : Squeezing the Best Performance out of Every Piece of Hardware

From the recently concluded Velocity Conference, all about Web Performance, theCube co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier talked with Srini Srinivasan, VP of Engineering at Aerospike. "People really want to see the latest and greatest performance and they do not want to wait, and that powers up performance," says Srinivasan. Spped is very important for the business value. "Downtime is not an option at all." Slowing down with just 20 percent ends up in losing a lot of users. Seconds and the difference they make are real, but not in an absolute sense, rather in a relative sense, explains Srinivasan. Competition is... more »
Cloudera Reigns Over Europe, Catches Up to Hadoop's American Success

Cloudera Reigns Over Europe, Catches Up to Hadoop's American Success

In a recent survey conducted by data processing software vendor Syncsort on 300 attendees of two Big Data conferences in Europe, it was revealed that Cloudera is the widely-adopted Hadoop distribution platform in Europe. It revealed that 41 percent of the frameworks use in Europe is Cloudera, followed by core Apache code at 30 percent, Hortonworks at 18 percent and MapR at nine percent. According to Wikibon Principal Research Contributor Jeff Kelly, it should be noted that Cloudera has been around the longest, so it’s not really surprising that they came out on top of the survey.  But he found it interesting... more »
LIVE: Selling, Surveying, or Spying - Retail & Big Data

LIVE: Selling, Surveying, or Spying - Retail & Big Data

Welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Monday July 15, 2013. Brick-and-mortar stores are introducing new data tracking methods in the hopes of catching up with their online retail competitors. Joining us now to provide his breaking analysis on the new ways in which we’re being monitored is SiliconANGLE Contributing Editor John Casaretto. See live feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand. Nordstrom wanted to learn more about its customers — how many came through the doors, how many were repeat visitors — the kind of information that e-commerce sites like Amazon have in spades. So last fall the company started testing new technology that... more »
Russia Accelerates Its Own Internet Spying, Thanks to Snowden

Russia Accelerates Its Own Internet Spying, Thanks to Snowden

“I don’t want to live in a world where there is no privacy and therefore no room for intellectual exploration and creativity.” These were the words of former NSA security contractor and now the world's most famous whistleblower, Ed Snowden, shortly after fleeing the US and exposing its massive surveillance program known as PRISM. But for Snowden, it looks like that in the process of telling the truth about the NSA's spying, he's actually shot himself in the foot as far as his own motivations go. Having previously stated that he doesn't want to live in a country where the government monitors... more »

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- Ralph Finos

Users considering public cloud for business and IT workloads should evaluate the types of use cases and workloads that have wide successful deployment in the public cloud today. In order to help users to better understand the customers and workloads being served in the public cloud today, Wikibon examined the brief descriptions of approximately 650 customer solution stories on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) website and classified each according on a number of characteristics. This research reveals some interesting insights about the public cloud leader’s business, and therefore about public cloud utilization generally.

- David Floyer

The Wikibon premise in this research is that this converged environment is a win-win environment for both vendors, ISVs and enterprise IT. Testing of the converged system solution is more robust, and the reduction in the number of solution types significantly lowers testing and installation costs for the vendor. ISVs can lower the cost of deployment, deliver application value faster, and drive additional upgrade value much faster. Converged enterprise IT systems (private clouds) are more agile, more reliable, more secure and have the similar costs to public clouds.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon looks at the emerging Cloud-native application architectures. This research focused on the scope of microservices, the domains of interaction between services, and how data services and sources are changing with these new applications.

- Brian Gracely

Faced with the choices of modernizing existing applications or starting new projects, IT organizations have many options. Wikibon looks at the vast number of options today, with a methodology to evaluate choice vs. risk.

- David Floyer

There are no enterprise organizations that have married the business, digital creativity and IT as seamlessly as Weta Digital.

- Stuart Miniman

Oracle is using it's licensing might to enter the converged infrastructure (CI) market by making database pricing extremely attractive for its own Private Cloud Appliance (PCA), relative to alternative solutions (including non-Oracle public cloud options). To gain this pricing advantage, Oracle is applying certain restrictions to non-Oracle solutions and allowing more licensing flexibility for virtualized environments on PCA. Discussions with PCA customers indicate three main benefits, including: 1) reduced Oracle database license costs (of 50% or more); 2) greater flexibility to allocate processor cores to optimize workloads and 3) very high bandwidth and performance (via an Infiniband point-to-point architecture).

- Ralph Finos

Big data and public cloud share a natural affinity, but are not a perfect match. Wikibon estimates that worldwide big data revenue in the public cloud was $1.1B in 2015 and will grow to $21.8B by 2026 - or from 5% of all big data revenue in 2015 to 24% of all big data spending by 2026. Doers should explore public cloud options for their big data workloads because public cloud offers a simple way to scale up and down workloads running mostly using open source software.

- 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.