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EMC is introducing a new big data appliance that is capable of processing both structured and unstructured workloads, truly taking advantage of some of Greenplum's latest developments. The EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance, abbreviated DCA, integrates several different technologies to deliver the functionality that the storage vendor is touting. The solution includes Greenplum’s MPP database technology, the HD Hadoop distribution, and analytics and data warehousing tools from certified partners. "Neither IT departments nor Data Scientists like the idea of maintaining two separate data management platforms - one for structured dat and another for unstructured data - to support analytics projects," says Wikibon... more »
Yesterday Microsoft released its final version of Office 2013, or as it's officially known, Microsoft Office 365. The long-awaited software has gone through months of public testing. Scott Lowe, Founder and Managing Consultant of the 1610 Group joined the Morning NewsDesk Show to share his thoughts on Microsoft's latest news. Lowe shared that for a recurring annual fee of $99.99, a subscription to Office 365 contains the usual Office suite products - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher - and in addition to those, subscribers will receive an ongoing set of upgrades as Microsoft makes improvements to the software. Furthermore, it comes... more »
Nimble Storage Announces 1,000th Customer Flash-optimized hybrid storage system entrepreneur Nimble Storage has announced its 1,000th customer win in its less than two-and-a-half year history. The customer, Citipointe Christian College Brisbane, Australia, highlights Nimble's successful entry into the global marketplace. Nimble's arrays combine the performance of flash with the economics of disk and are often used for storing and protecting data from Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server, and VDI servers. More RSA Security Analytics Leverages Big data to Address Organizations' Security Challenges RSA, a division of EMC, has announced Security Analytics, a security monitoring and investigative system designed to harness Big Data analytics... more »
Hortonworks has finally joined the OpenStack Foundation, the independent non-profit that was spun off from its parent initiative at Rackspace in 2012. It's not entirely surprising to see Hortonworks' support of OpenStack, which has gained quite a number of high profile fans and contributors from the very beginning. As Hortonworks comes into its own, being the latest to join OpenStack is an indication of the company's commitment to the big data market. “As our customers investigate big data projects, they are increasingly looking to leverage the agility and elasticity of the cloud for their Apache Hadoop deployments,” said Mitch Ferguson, vice president of... more »
Dell’s proposed buyout that would see it become a private entity once again remains on track and a deal could be announced in the coming days, although two key issues still need to be resolved according to reports earlier today. The most crucial issue appears to be with Michael Dell himself, with unnamed sources telling Bloomberg that the company’s CEO is determined to gain majority control of the company. Meanwhile, the role of Microsoft, which is reportedly investing $2 billion into the deal, also needs to be ironed out. Michael Dell Wants Controlling Interest It appears that any deal is contingent upon Michael... more »
In business there is an old saying and it goes “you can’t understand what you can’t measure”. Recently, there has been a backlash against the “S word” being thrown about by consultants looking to make a quick buck from unknowing audiences. Social is changing as businesses are crying foul and the buck is stopping. Or is it? As everyone gets ready for the Social Bowl, the ad watching during the Super Bowl, there are a few companies out there bringing real results to advertisers with social media. The ones that do bring value are being rewarded for their success. One company having... more »
Drone strikes targeting cyber-terrorists, hackers holding online identities hostage, and parents emphasizing ‘internet education’ ahead of sex education – this is the future that lies in store for us all, according to Google’s Eric Schmidt. “For citizens, coming online comes to mean living with multiple identities; your online identity becomes your real identity. The absence of a delete button on the internet will be a big challenge. Not just what you say and write, but also the websites you visit, and do or say or share online. For anyone in the public eye, they will have to account for their past,”... more »
Social media analytics firm Pinfluencer is celebrating its first birthday, taking the opportunity to launch a new tool that will allow brands to measure consumer sentiment more effectively. The startup unveiled an image recognition engine for Pinterest that makes it possible to identify which pictures draw the most attention from viewers. The service quantifies the amount of traffic an image drives to a target site and breaks it down based on URL data and SEO tags. “We see every pin on Pinterest as a distribution opportunity for our customer brands and we have spent the last year helping these brands see how to identify their top... more »
Wikibon co-founder and CTO David Floyer discussed Seagate’s $40 million investment in Virident and the alliance that has emerged from the move on this morning’s NewsDesk program with Kristin Feledy (full video below). Floyer says that this update comes as a very big surprise to him, considering the background of the two companies: Seagate is a major provider of traditional storage whose CEO publicly declared that SSDs are not a viable alternative to disk, while Virident is an up-and-coming PCIe flash startup. Citing changing market conditions, Floyer deems the partnership a necessary step forward for Seagate. Sales of the 15,000 RPM drivers that... more »
Another day, another new security threat, only this time it comes from the unlikeliest of places. You know that accelerometer thingy in your smartphone – the sensor that makes sure the screen is always the right way up? Well, apparently it’s so incredibly ‘sensitive’ that it could potentially be holding secrets that hackers can exploit to guess your passwords and pin codes. The new threat was discovered by researchers at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, who successfully carried out attacks on smartphones by using data gathered from hacked accelerometers. Dr. Adam J Aviv, who led the research, told the BBC that accelerometers... more »