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The iPhone 5s vs Galaxy S4 vs HTC One vs Xperia Z vs BlackBerry Z10 vs Lumia 1020 vs Optimus G Pro

The iPhone 5s vs Galaxy S4 vs HTC One vs Xperia Z vs BlackBerry Z10 vs Lumia 1020 vs Optimus G Pro

Aside from entering the budget market for the first time with its iPhone 5c, Apple also revealed its' latest flagship high-end device, the iPhone 5s. This is the device that everyone's been talking about, mostly because of its new Touch ID feature. But apart from that, is there anything else that the iPhone 5s has that some of the other top smartphones released don't have? Or does Apple's latest offering fail to live up to the capabilities of the top Android and Windows Phone devices currently on the market? Let's take a closer look in our latest head to head of... more »
You Don't Know What You Don't Know About Big Data | #tcc13

You Don't Know What You Don't Know About Big Data | #tcc13

Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly, theCUBE co-hosts, broadcasted live from the 2013 Tableau Customer Conference this week in Washington DC, interviewing Rich Ghiossi, VP of Marketing with Treasure Data. Previously employed as VP of Marketing at ParAccel, Ghiossi is responsible for developing and executing Treasure Data's marketing and communications strategy. In their own words, Treasure Data strives to "become the cloud analytics hub for businesses to transform big data into immediate value." "We not only provide the kind of database infrastructure, but we also provide some of the integration capabilities. So, if you're using Big Data, web data or log data we... more »
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Cisco Jumps on Flash Bandwagon with Whiptail Acquisition

Cisco announced this morning that it’s bolstering its UCS server platform with the acquisition of Whiptail, a privately-held provider of all-flash storage arrays. The $415 million deal is expected to be completed in the first quarter of fiscal year 2014. Founded in 2009, Whiptail addresses the high cost of flash with rackmount storage systems that leverage multi-level cell (MLC) memory instead of the more expensive single-level cell (SLC) variant. MLC is not as fast or reliable as SLC, but Whiptail says that its software brings it up to par. The company’s arrays run on Racerunner, a homegrown operating system that reduces... more »
Intel Gets Quarky About The Internet of Things

Intel Gets Quarky About The Internet of Things

Slightly overshadowed by Apple yesterday, Intel's Developer Forum kicked off in San Francisco with a tiny little event hosted by Intel Labs, known as Day O. The event is normally used to showcase some of Intel Lab's newest devices, but this year it served up an altogether unexpected announcement with the unveiling of a new product known as the Quark. Quark is a series of tiny new chips built on the open architecture SoC platform, and it has the potential to be important for two reasons – they'll be used to power to power wearable technology – devices smaller than anything... more »
The iPhone 5c vs Moto X Head-To-Head

The iPhone 5c vs Moto X Head-To-Head

Not many were pleased about the iPhone 5c’s plastic casing, but at least it comes available in a bunch of different colors and you can buy a silicon casing for extra customization.  It also doesn’t hurt that it’s cheaper on network contracts.  But is the customization offered by the iPhone 5c enough to get the attention of consumers who are looking for something unique, or will this be an opportunity for Motorola to finally get back on the saddle? iPhone 5c vs Moto X Design   iPhone 5c: Back cover is made up of hard polycarbonate material available in white, pink, blue, green... more »
Apps At The Ready For iOS 7

Apps At The Ready For iOS 7

Yesterday Apple finally unveiled its long-awaited new devices: the iPhone 5c and 5s.  If you missed our coverage from yesterday, you can check here for the full specs of both devices, and an in-depth look at the new fingerprint security of the iPhone 5s. Aside from the devices, Apple kicked off the event with a recap of iOS 7, its mobile operating system that'll be available to download on September 18, two days before the new devices go on sale in retail stores.  To recap iOS 7's new features, the OS now has a more aesthetically pleasing design, with lots of... more »
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QLogic Releases New Adapters for ProLiant Users

QLogic is cozying up to HP with two new adapters for ProLiant Generation 8 blades and ProLiant DL and SL series servers. The adapters feature QLogic’s latest Fibre Channel technology, which offers three times the IOPS and double the throughput of previous generation solutions. The HP QMH2672 16Gb host bus adapter provides increased bandwidth for I/O intensive apps that run on BladeSystem c-Class servers. QLogic says that the HBA addresses a wide range of network-intensive use cases, including virtualization, media streaming, backup and recovery, data warehousing and online transaction processing. The HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 526FLR-SFP+ is in turn built for 10Gb... more »
5 Luxury Hotels You Can Afford with HotelTonight : From SF to NYC

5 Luxury Hotels You Can Afford with HotelTonight : From SF to NYC

Have you ever felt that you just need to get away from all the bustle and hustle in the city? Or feel like you need some alone time, even for just a night, to spend in a luxurious hotel? We’ve all daydreamed about doing this, especially when you’re stuck in a cubicle, staring at a wall for hours, bored to your wits end.  Even if we wanted to, the dream seemed impossible because booking a room in a luxury hotel would cost over $200 for a just a night’s stay.  Now, there’s a way for you to feel like a king... more »
Insight Into the World of Human-Created Information | #tcc13

Insight Into the World of Human-Created Information | #tcc13

The 2013 Tableau Customer Conference is taking place this week at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The key speakers are being interviewed by theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante, Wikibon Senior Analyst, and Jeff Kelly, Principal Research Contributor at Wikibon. They caught up with Rik Tamm-Daniels, VP of Technology with Attivio, a company that works a lot of mixed content, bringing together transactional data and other types of unstructured data into a unified view. Dave Vellante started by asking Tamm-Daniels to elaborate on their presence at this event and the relationship they have with Tableau. "We have a... more »
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3 Alternatives to Storify : New Chapter Unfolds with Livefyre Acquisition

Livefyre, a commenting platform used by many websites, announced on Twitter that it has acquired Storify, the social curation startup, for an undisclosed amount. “Livefyre’s StreamHub platform powers real-time conversation and social curation for over 400 of the world’s largest brands and publishers. Storify helps over 850,000 marketers and journalists at these same companies tell stories online using social content. So it seemed only natural for us to acquire Storify and integrate drag-and-drop editorial curation capabilities into our StreamHub platform,” Jordan Kretchmer, Founder and CEO of Livefyre, posted. So what does this deal mean for Storify?  Will anything be changing?  Ostensibly, the... more »

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- David Floyer

Server SAN added a $1.25 Billion dollars in 2015, and grew strongly from worldwide revenues of $1.25 Billion in 2014 to $2.5 Billion 2015. The overall growth of was 99%. The top three vendors were Nutanix, VMware and EMC ScaleIO, and they accounted for 43% of the market. ScaleIO had the most explosive growth of 3.5x from 2014 to 2015. Enterprise Server SAN is projected to grow worldwide revenue at 22% CAGR from 2015-2026, from $2.5 Billion in 2015 to $22 Billion in 2026 Wikibon strongly recommends 2016 be the year Server SAN initiatives are installed for evaluation and production.

- Stuart Miniman

The hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) wave is at a tipping point of adoption. Users should focus on the operational changes that will accompany the adoption of new Server SAN architectures.

- Peter Burris

While most agree that data is valuable, accepted conventions for valuing data are few. A simple framework for valuing data in use can help digital businesses make better investment decisions.

- Peter Burris

Digital business is a strategic requirement, but must be pursued programmatically. One concept -- digital = data -- and three core capabilities must be adopted.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon looks at how businesses are shifting their application focus towards customer-facing applications, and how this shift will impact data management and storage for CIOs.

- 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.