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MapR’s Chief Architect Addresses Data Analytics in the Traditional Enterprise

MapR’s Chief Architect Addresses Data Analytics in the Traditional Enterprise

Hadoop has a long way to go before meeting the standards set forth by enterprise-grade software, according to MapR chief application architect Ted Dunning. He discussed the Big Data ecosystem and his company’s efforts to bridge the gap between the open-source community and the traditional enterprise in a recent interview with SiliconAngle Studio B host Winston Edmondson. Dunning kicks off the session with a brief overview of M7, MapR’s cutting edge Hadoop distribution. He tells Winston that the platform offers a wide range of benefits, including the ability to digest read-intensive workloads up to 25 times faster than the vanilla version... more »
Being a Great Technologist Doesn't Cut it Anymore : Influence without Authority

Being a Great Technologist Doesn't Cut it Anymore : Influence without Authority

Kate Matsudaira, founder and CTO at popforms, discussed the upcoming Cultivate conference, leadership trends in the tech space, and her keynote on that particular topic with theCUBE host John Furrier, live at the recently concluded O'Reilly Velocity conference in Santa Clara. O'Reilly's Cultivate event aims to "create a conference for software and tech leaders or aspiring leaders,"  discussing technology and cultural trends. "There's this big trend to flatter organizations," by empowering leaders, Matsudaira said, but there still is an issue of how to harness that, because ideas come from all levels in a company. First time there's 3 concurrent generations in the... more »
LIVE: Nordstrom's Big Data Screams Big Brother To Customers

LIVE: Nordstrom's Big Data Screams Big Brother To Customers

Updated with full video - see below. Welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Tuesday July 16, 2013. Big Data technologies are increasingly making their way into our everyday lives, but is there a point when data gathering can be taken too far? Joining us today to provide his breaking analysis on new data gathering methods and the ways in which they’re being implemented is Wikibon Principal Research Contributor Jeff Kelly but before we go to Jeff let’s take a look at this short clip that introduces some of these new data practices See live feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand. On today's episode,... more »
Jump!, Next or Edge: Which Carrier's Upgrade Plan Works Best for You?

Jump!, Next or Edge: Which Carrier's Upgrade Plan Works Best for You?

Last week, T-Mobile made a big announcement that many felt had the potential to tip the scale in its favor at long last The carrier unveiled a new scheme for its customers called Jump!, billed as T-Mobile’s answer for gadget freaks who always wants the latest and bestest new device in the palm of their hands the moment its release. The scheme gives consumers a way to change their smartphone every six months, without having to pay through the nose. So here's how Jump! works: Lets pretend you get an iPhone 5 from T-Mobile under its UnCarrier plan for an initial payment... more »
Apple's Planning To Offer Ad-Free TV Enjoyment. Interested?

Apple's Planning To Offer Ad-Free TV Enjoyment. Interested?

Apple has yet to change how the Apple TV, its set-top box for streaming iTunes and Internet content to TVs, delivers content to viewers, but that's not to say it doesn't have a few ideas brewing. According to reports, Apple execs met with media companies last week and pitched ideas about a revolutionary new ad-skipping feature for the Apple TV. The reports state that Apple wants to empower viewers by giving them the opportunity to skip the ads and continue watching their favorite programs without interruption.  Such a privilege will of course come at a cost - most likely in the form... more »
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Dell Unleashes New Version of Desktop Virtualization Platform

Dell says that the latest version of its Wyse WSM desktop and application virtualization platform can help organizations of all sizes boost efficiency and drive down costs. The soon-to-be-available solution features server provisioning capabilities, support for 64-bit software, and several other notable improvements. Dell teamed up with virtualization firm CloudVolumes to make WSM’s management and streaming functionality available for server environments. The vendor also added support for Hyper-V- and ESX 5.1-based virtual machines, compatibility with 64-bit applications and operating systems, and enhanced Active Directory integration. Another major enhancement is the ability to manage and configure BIOS settings on Dell Cloud Desktops directly... more »
Spy Games in the Enterprise: The Business Value of Telephony Metadata

Spy Games in the Enterprise: The Business Value of Telephony Metadata

Ever since The Guardian first published its explosive report on the wide-ranging access that the NSA has been given to Verizon's call records, there's been lots of discussion about this thing called “metadata” and the kinds of insights it provides. According to no less than President Obama himself, it's this metadata that holds the most significance for his spooks – they're not listening into your calls – but rather, just keeping tabs on who's calling who, where they're calling from, and how long they're talking. “When it comes to telephone calls, nobody is listening to your telephone calls,” stated the President. “That’s... more »
DevOps Diva Takes on Orchestration, Provisioning + Moving Past Just Ops

DevOps Diva Takes on Orchestration, Provisioning + Moving Past Just Ops

Mandi Walls, Senior Technical Evangelist for Opscode, also known as the DevOps Diva, discussed DevOps trends, along with automation, orchestration, and other key aspects of the marketplace with theCUBE host John Furrier, live at the recently concluded O'Reilly Velocity conference in Santa Clara. DevOps has been validated, Walls said, even "in the enterprise where they are interested in improving their relationship and performance for the customers." The biggest frustration involving DevOps is that a lot of people still consider it "a replacement for operations. The whole idea was that successful products and services you give the customers are fully integrated," walls... more »
Impetus Business Development Chief Shows Off Company's Big Data Lineup

Impetus Business Development Chief Shows Off Company's Big Data Lineup

SiliconAngle Studio B host Winston Edmondson caught up with Yue Cathy Chung, the senior director of business development for Impetus Technologies, to discuss her company and take a look at their newest Big Data solution. Chung starts the interview by providing a brief rundown of Impetus. The firm is a software engineering and IT services provider that started out in India 22 years ago and entered the U.S. market in 1997. It undertook its first Big Data project 10 years later. Chung highlights that the analytics space is radically different than the traditional services market in that customers typically don’t have clearly... more »
Cloudera’s Drew O’Brien Says Hadoop is Set to Become the Facebook of Big Data

Cloudera’s Drew O’Brien Says Hadoop is Set to Become the Facebook of Big Data

SiliconAngle Studio B host Winston Edmonton stopped by the Cloudera booth at Hadoop Summit 2013 to discuss Big Data and search with Drew O’Brien, the company’s senior manager of product marketing. O’Brien boasts that Cloudera introduced two new products this year: Impala, its real-time SQL query engine for Hadoop, and Cloudera Search. As the name suggests, the latter is essentially a search bar. “If you can use Google you can use Cloudera Search. It opens up Hadoop to folks like lawyers and doctors who may not know SQL, may not how to code Pig or Hive, but do know how to do... more »

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