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Vietnam's Cities Use Big Data To Ward Off Traffic & Pollution

Vietnam's Cities Use Big Data To Ward Off Traffic & Pollution

If you want to see how 'Smart Cities' are evolving and taking shape, look no further than the Vietnamese city of Da Nang, which has just signed an agreement with IBM to intelligently manage its water and transportation infrastructure. Da Nang is one of the few places in the world that's managed to buck the depressing economic trend of the last few years. As Vietnam's biggest seaport and fourth largest city in terms of population, Da Nang is also its fastest growing metropolitan sprawl, visibly echoing the rampant growth that took place in many of neighboring China's cities over the last... more »
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A Vote of Approval for Virtualization

Over the past several years, organizations have had to struggle with the decision on whether and how to transfer their data storage scheme from a traditional warehouse model to a virtualized environment. When you consider the relatively short amount of time virtualization has been a viable option, the adoption by many organizations has been swift. Many groups, however, have been reticent to consider the change citing, among other reasons, security as one of the primary reasons for their slow adoption. Writing recently for InformationWeek, Henry Kenyon detailed a new plan by one specific organization to transfer their storage model from traditional... more »
Ravello Systems Empowers Public Cloud Test and Development for the Enterprise

Ravello Systems Empowers Public Cloud Test and Development for the Enterprise

Ravello Systems brought a new SaaS product into general availability yesterday that is designed to make app testing in the cloud easy and convenient.  This ‘cloud hypervisor’ technology lets companies collect the virtual systems that an app runs on and then creates a replica of that complete environment for testing in the cloud.  When you look at the frenetic pace at which companies are now developing apps, the need for a rapid deployment test cloud environment becomes pretty obvious.  This happens because many data centers are increasingly maxed out, or the deployment process is cumbersome.  With Ravello Systems acting as... more »
IBM's New Take on Renewable Energy, and a Surgical Knife that Sniffs Out Cancer Cells

IBM's New Take on Renewable Energy, and a Surgical Knife that Sniffs Out Cancer Cells

In this week’s SmartDevice roundup, we’ll be featuring IBM’s new take on renewable energy, a cancer-sniffing knife, and smart street lamps that lights up when needed. IBM’ HyRef   IBM has announced a new solution that would enable utilities to rely more on renewable energy resources in the hopes of reducing carbon emissions while significantly improving clean energy output for consumers and businesses. Dubbed the Hybrid Renewable Energy Forecasting or HyRef, the system is part of IBM’s Smart Energy component in its Smarter Planet initiative.  It uses cloud-imaging technology and cameras to track cloud movements and combine that data with information from sensors on... more »
Looker Nets $16M for Browser-Based Data Modeling

Looker Nets $16M for Browser-Based Data Modeling

Next generation business intelligence is the name of the game for Looker, a Santa Cruz, CA-based startup that offers a browser-based development environment for data scientists. The platform is built around LookML, a proprietary language that lets analysts recycle queries, manipulate metrics on the fly and extract insights from terabyte-scale databases. Looker announced this week that it has raised $16 million in Series A funding from Redpoint Ventures. First Round Capital, which invested in the company's $1.7 million seed round, chipped in as well. The startup says that it will use the capital to expand its customer base, which has doubled... more »
Join Us Live @ 7PM : CrowdChat Debate for AWS API on #OpenStack

Join Us Live @ 7PM : CrowdChat Debate for AWS API on #OpenStack

OpenStack is on the right track to becoming the most important open source project in the industry.  Created in 2010 by Rackspace and NASA, OpenStack is now in its third year and its future is looking brighter every day.  Rackspace recently upgraded its Android app with OpenStack support, and its contributors are also being backed for their efforts in the project.  But Cloudscaling CEO Randy Bias believes that OpenStack needs Amazon APIs to drive hybrid clouds. Do you agree with him?  Here's your opportunity to voice your thoughts, see what other industry experts have to say, and discuss this topic with... more »
Hackathon Towards a Solution--AT&T and Intel Challenges Developers to Build Mobile Gaming Apps

Hackathon Towards a Solution--AT&T and Intel Challenges Developers to Build Mobile Gaming Apps

Have you an application idea or need an app built for your business? Young talent has always been an important issue in technology and this is especially true for the Internet of Things. Developers, programmers, designers, gamers, coders, or IT students with interest in mobile development are invited to participate in four regional “Internet of Things” hackathon and accelerator series, sponsored by AT&T Developer Program and Intel. The hackathons will take place in Palo Alto/Redwood City, Calif. on Sept. 16, New York City on Sept. 27, Denver on Nov. 1 and Los Angeles on Nov. 15. School projects and school teams... more »
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OpenStack is Eating the Enterprise

OpenStack is fast becoming the most important open source project in the industry to unify the growing number of cloud infrastructure vendors.  HP’s George Kadifa called OpenStack one of the most important projects to enable a new computing model.  The main reason according to HP’s Kadifa is the fact that no one vendor controls the process and the standards. Tonight, Cloudscaling founder Randy Bias is hosting a conversation and debate to discuss the role Amazon Web Services plays in the acceleration of the OpenStack standards and the community (full details here). In 2010 Rackspace with NASA created the open source project OpenStack... more »
HP Vertica Gives Massive Performance Boost to Demanding BI and Big Data Visualization Workloads | #HPBigData2013

HP Vertica Gives Massive Performance Boost to Demanding BI and Big Data Visualization Workloads | #HPBigData2013

When HP aquired Vertica, the intention has been to tap the fast-growing market for big data analytics and business intelligence. Now Vertica is gearing up for demanding business intelligence and analytic workloads. With the latest release of the Vertica Analytics Platform, HP has focused on performance, manageability and extensibility. Vertica’s vision of Analytics Everywhere, allowing customers to leverage all of their business-critical data from various structured, semi-structured and unstructured sources. BI and Visualization Go Hand in Hand From a customer challenge perspective, visualization is really about getting to the size of data, all the sources of data, all the scale of things and... more »
Apple iOS7 Flat Design Now Drills Down to iCloud.com Beta

Apple iOS7 Flat Design Now Drills Down to iCloud.com Beta

The beta version of iCloud.com website has been given a visual update.  Apple has updated iCloud.com beta for developers by introducing the icons of some applications with a graphical style iOS 7, the new version of the mobile operating system for iPhone and iPad. The iCloud.com beta update of iOS 7 design is not confined to the main menu. It reaches every corner of the web page eliminating every trace of Scott Forstall and contributing minimalism design of Jony Ive. The icons have been redesigned with the same simplicity of iOS 7. The comprehensive redesign also includes the new unlock screen with... more »

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- Brian Gracely

As the trend towards greater adoption and usage of open source expands, Wikibon looks at how open source software and public cloud are reshaping the business models of VCs, Startups, Enterprise IT vendors and Cloud Providers.

- Peter Burris

HPE visited theCUBE for a conversation about IoT edge processing. We excerpt that conversation, adding our insights into evolving IoT architectures.

- David Floyer

Next generation datacenters with all-flash for active data will require much higher performance system networks. These networks will need to be integrated into converged systems, and be completely separate from long-distance networks.

- George Gilbert

The software, hardware, and professional services markets for big data are still in formative stages, with packaged applications emerging only slowly. But the demand for solutions is sufficiently large and growing fast enough to support a number of large vendors with a variety of packaging and go-to-market approaches. Users should identify their big data starting point -- services, application platforms, or converged infrastructure -- and establish the strategic relationships they need to progress with big data investments.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon looks at several examples of IT organizations that are actively engaged with open source software communities to help evolve how their business undergoes a digital transformation.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon and theCUBE attended Red Hat Summit 2016 in San Francisco. Get analysis of the announcements, partnerships and community programs from Red Hat.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon and theCUBE attended DockerCon 2016 in Seattle. Get analysis of the announcements, partnerships and community programs from Docker.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon looks at the evolution of PaaS and Container platforms, and evaluates the critical architectural criteria that should be considered by CIOs, Enterprise Architects, Developers and Operational teams.

- Ralph Finos

Based on market conditions that we have observed over the past year and the recent public cloud revenue results of Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and IBM, we expect that public cloud spending will continue to accelerate rapidly, growing from $75B in 2015 to $522B by 2026 (19% CAGR). Each public cloud segment will have rapid growth rates: SaaS (19% CAGR), PaaS (33% CAGR), and IaaS (18% CAGR) during this period. How big will public cloud be? By 2026, cloud will account for nearly 50% of spending related to enterprise hardware, software, and outsourcing services.

- David Vellante

Leading CIOs are changing the way they communicate to their boards about cyber security by emphasizing response, not infiltration. Rather than solely focusing on how to thwart penetration, CIOs are treating cyber security as an integral part of business/service continuity and risk management agendas, with a priority on rapidly responding to critical breaches. This research note is based on data gathered through proprietary social analytics, extensive collaboration with CIOs, CTOs, CISOs and business executives; and is designed to assist CIOs in advancing security agendas with boards of directors.