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LIVE: Zuckerberg Tells Angry Investors He's Actively Thinking Up Money-Making Ideas

LIVE: Zuckerberg Tells Angry Investors He's Actively Thinking Up Money-Making Ideas

Welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Wednesday June 12, 2013.  (See live feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand.) Facebook’s first annual Shareholder’s Meeting took place yesterday and tensions were running high.  Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg faced his shareholders for the first time yesterday, and not everyone's thrilled with how the young CEO has navigated Facebook's IPO.  Facebook's stock is nearly 40 percent lower than the price of last year's initial public offering, leaving Zuckerberg with dozens of questions from angry investors at the social network's first annual shareholder's meeting. "We're disappointed with the performance of the stock over the last year," Zuckerberg said... more »
StopWatching.us Okay?

StopWatching.us Okay?

Having been angered at revelations of the NSA's pervasive spying program PRISM, a group of high-profile rights advocates have stepped forward to demand that lawmakers take action against government spying. Led by the Mozilla Foundation, Reddit, the Electronic Freedom Foundation, the Internet Archive, and other organizations, a new movement called StopWatching.Us has created an online petition, calling for the government to give "a full accounting of the extent to which our online data, communications and interactions are being monitored". So far the petition has been backed by more than 80 organizations, as well as several high-profile individuals in the Tech world,... more »
Breaking Analysis: What ONTAP 8.2 Means for NetApp

Breaking Analysis: What ONTAP 8.2 Means for NetApp

NetApp is pushing into the software-defined storage marketplace with Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2, the latest release of its storage operating system. The platform was designed with software-led Big Data environments in mind: it facilitates non-disruptive maintenance and load balancing, supports a wide variety of modern technologies, and can reportedly scale up to 69 petabytes and 24 controllers per deployment. SiliconAngle Assistant Editor Ryan Cox believes that ONTAP 8.2 will help NetApp get closer to realizing its vision of software-defined storage. The vendor is embedding intelligence into its solutions in an attempt to address CIOs’ evolving Big Data needs. Analytics is one of... more »
Did PRISM Cause Bitcoin's Value to Fall?

Did PRISM Cause Bitcoin's Value to Fall?

What with the NSA and PRISM hogging the headlines lately, Bitcoin appears to have slipped off the radar somewhat. Yet the cryptocurrency has seen a fairly dramatic drop in its value since the spying allegations emerged, falling from a high of $118 on June 7 to just $89 on June 9, prompting some BTC watchers to suggest that it could be linked to last week's revelations. The geeks over at CoinDesk were the first to notice the correlation. In their report, they point out that Sundays are typically the quietest day of the week as far as Bitcoin trading goes, but... more »
The Second Wave of the VM Effect, SMB's on the Move | #IBMEdge

The Second Wave of the VM Effect, SMB's on the Move | #IBMEdge

We're at inflexion points in mobile, cloud and Big Data. Andy Monshaw, GM, PureFlex, IBM stopped by #theCUBE at IBM Edge to chat with the hosts Wikibon Senior Analyst Dave Vellante and Wikibon Analyst Stu Miniman. Monshaw discussed how he thinks the industry is driving levels of requirements for infrastructure and applications we haven't see in a long time. The industry is driving complexity points, and we can't move fast enough to the new because the old is a boat anchor, says Monshaw. IBM introduced PureFlex into the market 10 months ago to solve the -as-an-integrated-Infrastructure solution, the PureFlex System combines... more »
People Don't Need Cloud, but Flexibility + Control over Data | #HPDiscover

People Don't Need Cloud, but Flexibility + Control over Data | #HPDiscover

Antonio Neri, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Technology Services at HP, discussed his company's new announcement around Big Data services, cloud and data management with theCUBE co-hosts Jeff Frick and John Furrier, live at HP Discover 2013. Converged cloud and Big Data are the main areas of focus, Neri said. On the Big Data front, "we are announcing a new set of services around Advisory services." The goal is to bring customers into an environment and have them define their value proposition around Big Data. The new services also help them define the strategy for Big Data and help them implement... more »
HAVEn is "Radical + Awesome Approach" for HP Channel, says Avnet's Patrick Stewart | #HPDiscover

HAVEn is "Radical + Awesome Approach" for HP Channel, says Avnet's Patrick Stewart | #HPDiscover

Patrick Stewart, VP & GM, Avnet Technology Solutions, discussed Avnet's collaboration with HP from a channel partner's perspective with theCube host John Furrier, live at the HP Discover 2013 conference today. "HP is a great company to work with," Stewart said, explaining Avnet collaborated with HP's software side of the business. HP's channel programs are really friendly and they drive a lot of business to the channel partners. Asked to point out the advantage of HP as a channel partner, he mentioned "the depth and scale that HP brings." "We think HAVEn is a radical approach and an awesome approach especially for... more »
E3 2013: Sony to Unveil 85 New PS Vita Games by the End of the Year

E3 2013: Sony to Unveil 85 New PS Vita Games by the End of the Year

We witnessed game after game at the Microsoft E3 press conference. Now it is the turn of Sony. Sony finally drew the curtain back on the PS4 console. The new PlayStation 4 will feature services like Music Unlimited on the first day of the PS4’s availability just a day before the E3 event. When the Sony conference was held in pre-opening of E3 2013, Sony started with the PS Vita. Sony revealed that along with changes to PS4 and PS3, PS Vita will be seeing a massive push by the company. What is Sony going to do with PS Vita? Sony Computer... more »
All About the Cloud Games for Xbox One in a Nutshell at E3 2013

All About the Cloud Games for Xbox One in a Nutshell at E3 2013

The Xbox One, the new console from Microsoft, will be available from November 21. This has been one of the big announcements by Microsoft at the E3 conference, one of the largest in the industry. The device will be available for $499.99 in the U.S., 499 euros in Europe and 429 pounds in the UK. Microsoft also released an improved and sleek edition of the Xbox 360 with a design in line with the new Xbox One, a model that will be available from Monday. Microsoft wants to make one thing clear with their new Xbox: they haven't forgotten about the games.... more »
Walmart Labs Buys Inkiru - A Funny Name for Serious Analytics - SiliconANGLE Daily NewsDesk Roundup

Walmart Labs Buys Inkiru - A Funny Name for Serious Analytics - SiliconANGLE Daily NewsDesk Roundup

Welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Tuesday June 11, 2013 here’s your SiliconANGLE daily round-up. . Walmart Labs Buys Inkiru - A Funny Name for Serious Analytics Walmart Labs buys data analytics and predictive intelligence startup Inkiru; Inkiru’s platform is an active learning system that combines predictive intelligence, data abalytics and a decision engine to influence and determine customer interactions. Benefits to using Inkiru include being able to reduce fraud, improve customer segmentation and targeting; A Walmart labs post commented on the acquisition, saying ,  “Walmart’s data scientists will now be able to work with big data directly and create impact faster... more »

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- 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.

- 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.