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Your Guide to the 2013 Tableau Consumer Conference | #tcc13

Your Guide to the 2013 Tableau Consumer Conference | #tcc13

The 2013 Tableau Customer Conference kicked off yesterday at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C.  The conference aims to deliver “high-octane, fun and data-filled four days of game-changing business intelligence and analytics,” as the event runs through until the 12th. We're broadcasting live from the event, streaming exclusive interviews and analysis all day Monday and Tuesday.  Watch theCUBE, live at Tableau's Customer Conference, right here on SiliconANGLE or on SiliconANGLE.tv.  You can also watch archived clips on our YouTube channel, here. Watch live here, & view all clips here! Speakers   Keynote speakers for the conference include Tableau CEO Christian Chabot,... more »
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Unisys Announces Migration to Intel Xeon with 20 Percent Performance Boost

Unisys Corp. kicks off Unisys Universe 2013 in Chicago this morning by announcing milestones from its proprietary CMOS processing platform to Intel Xeon. The announcements include a new top-end ClearPath server based on Intel Xeon technology that provides 20 percent higher performance, based on Unisys standard benchmark testing, over its highest performing CMOS platform. ClearPath technology is an important part of the new “Forward! by Unisys” fabric computing platform designed to make the migration to Xeon transparent to UNIX/RISC users. It also is announcing advances in cyber security, cloud, Big Data, and mobile computing including support for iOS, Android, Windows,... more »
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Fusion-io’s Lee Caswell on the Intersection of Flash and Virtualization

Lee Caswell, the vice president of virtualization for Fusion-io’s Production Group, stopped by theCube during the recently concluded VMworld 2013 conference to share his unique perspective on the disruptive force of flash. From a customer standpoint, solid-state memory represents a means to accelerate mission-critical workloads that could not be effectively virtualized before. Mission-critical applications stand to benefit from flash just as much as virtual desktop infrastructure, a use case that Fusion-io is actively targeting with a new solution called ioVDI. Caswell says that the platform builds on the company’s existing ioTurbine acceleration software to deliver greatly improved user experience at the... more »
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VMworld: User Expectations Drive Virtualized Innovation

SiliconANGLE theCube hosts John Furrier and Jeff Frick wrapped up the third day of VMworld 2013 with an in-depth review of VMware’s role in the user-led transformation of IT. The virtualization giant is trying to help businesses move at the speed of business rather than the speed of infrastructure, Jeff says. John draws comparisons between VMware and SAP, and notes that the latter is disrupting the mobile enterprise with high visualization applications for decision makers. Both vendors are working to deliver enabling technologies that can effectively address evolving user expectations. “VMware split vCloud Director into vCloud and vCloud Automation. That’s a small... more »
Tableau and Syncsort Partner to Collapse Data Silos into Hadoop

Tableau and Syncsort Partner to Collapse Data Silos into Hadoop

Tableau and Syncsort announced this week that they have entered a strategic partnership to make siloed information more consumable for data-driven enterprises. Syncsort sells ETL software that helps organizations import data from mainframes and other legacy platforms into Hadoop. Tableau in turn offers analytics and visualization solutions that provide business users with direct access to insights. The two companies have married their respective technologies to deliver an end-to-end integration framework that allows decision makers to transform raw data into tangible business value using a simplified drag and drop interface. "Big Data analysis is often complicated by the need to integrate data from... more »
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Microsoft Expands Finland Footprint with $250M Data Center

Microsoft’s investment in Finland will go beyond the $7.2 billion it’s shelling out for Nokia’s mobile and services group, the company revealed this week. Steve Ballmer’s firm has put aside $250 million for a new Nordic data center that will provide additional capacity for Xbox and Windows Azure users. “Microsoft also announced that it has selected Finland as the home for a new data center that will serve Microsoft consumers in Europe,” the software giant stated in a release. "The company said it would invest more than a quarter-billion dollars in capital and operation of the new data center over the... more »
Weekly Security Review: Anonymous, Snowden Strike Again

Weekly Security Review: Anonymous, Snowden Strike Again

The cybersecurity landscape changes with every new leak and attack. This week Anonymous exposed members of the notorious Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) after the latter defaced Marines.com, and AlienVault raised new funding for its crowd-powered security platform. In related news, whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA has inserted backdoors into mainstream encryption solutions. The pro-Assad Syrian Electronic Army made headlines once again on Monday after it vandalized the official website of the United States Marine Corps. The attack came hours after a spokesperson for the group denied that Anonymous obtained several gigabytes worth of information about its organizational structure. The... more »
Microsoft Xbox One Round Up: Release Slated for November 22, the Electric Innards, and Digital-Only Backlash

Microsoft Xbox One Round Up: Release Slated for November 22, the Electric Innards, and Digital-Only Backlash

Now that we are nearing to the holiday season, Microsoft team is in full swing to get the Xbox One into production. As per latest reports, Microsoft will launch the next generation gaming console on 22 November in one of the 13 initial launch markets--Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and the USA. This date is significant in that this is the same date Microsoft first launched the Xbox 360 console way back in 2005. Microsoft said that the initial pre-order supply for the United States is sold out and Xbox One is the fastest... more »
Internet of Things Review: Microsoft Buys Nokia,  Google Unleashes Android 5

Internet of Things Review: Microsoft Buys Nokia, Google Unleashes Android 5

It’s been an eventful week for the Internet of Things. Ubitus partnered with LG to launch its cloud gaming platform in the U.S, GameBrain announced a new development environment for mobile game creators, and Microsoft rattled the market by acquiring Nokia. Google also stirred some buzz after Sundar Pichai, the head of Android and Chrome OS, tweeted the codename of Android 5.0. Cloud media service provider Ubitus kicked off the week by forming a partnership with LG to make its GameNow offering available for American Smart TV owners. The main selling point of the service is its game catalog, which is... more »
The SiliconANGLE on VMware’s Push into the Software-Defined Data Center

The SiliconANGLE on VMware’s Push into the Software-Defined Data Center

SiliconANGLE theCube hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante opened the tenth annual VMworld conference with an in-depth discussion about VMware, the state of IT and the rise of the software-defined data center. John highlights that recent executive shake ups such as the departure of Steve Ballmer from Microsoft underscore the massive transformation that the tech industry is undergoing. This transformation is all about defying the convention, Dave chimes in, one of the major themes of the event. In Dave’s view, VMware is competing on three fronts. The company is trying to maintain an edge over OpenStack and Amazon while simultaneously pushing into... more »

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