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GoodData says Big Data is good for everyone, it’s just too bad that Big Data is not for everyone to implement. That’s the notion behind their flexible and simple-to-use Big Data cloud-based product and it is seeing business go through the roof. Last quarter they hit ten thousand customers, up from eight thousand the previous quarter. They’ve also tripled their revenue in that quarter and closed seven annual contracts at over $250,000. Sounds good right, well it seems they are stepping up their game with a new product: The GoodBox Bash from GoodData is a cloud-based application that allows Box customers to... more »
EMC is transforming its business in the wake of changing market dynamics and mounting pressure from Amazon and OpenStack. CEO Joe Tucci doesn’t want any inefficiencies getting in the way of his growth plans. This week the storage behemoth disclosed that it will be firing 1,004 workers across its Information Storage, RSA Information Security and Information Intelligence businesses in an effort to reduce long-term operational spending. The cuts are meant to offset the one percent profit slump EMC reported last quarter. According to a recent SEC filing uncovered by The Register, the massive round of layoffs will cost EMC roughly $80 million.... more »
SAP has announced that it will offer a subscription-based version of HANA to help customers sidestep around the complexity associated with on-premise deployments of its speedy in-memory database. This new hosted edition aims to kill two birds with one stone by addressing time-to-value and total cost of ownership. According to the company, SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud can support petabyte scale instances of its CRM, ERP and NetWeaver data warehousing applications. The solution will be availablefrom SAP and partner-operated data centers around the globe for a monthly fee. “With SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, we are addressing a fundamental customer need that we have... more »
Brian Gallagher, EMC President Enterprise Storage Division, discussed the company's recent growth, future plans and forecasts, as well as industry trends with theCube co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier live at EMC World 2013. Commenting on EMC's double-digit growth, Gallagher said, "we've been in a well-established market for years," especially with the focus on enterprise and high end storage. "We had a strategy around expanding our TAM, total addressable market," focusing on how to get new customers, how to increase the customer base - reaching 14k and how to address the global market. Asked how EMC blends in the strategy to expand... more »
In an SEC filing, it was disclosed that Microsoft has extended its 10-year search ad deal with Yahoo! for another 12 months. The search ad deal, which originated in 2009, was renewed in 2011 before expiring last March 31, but has since been renewed again by Microsoft as of April 1st. The deal allows Microsoft to provide search and advertising capabilities to Yahoo. According to sources, Yahoo is trying to get out of the search-ad deal with Microsoft because its deemed it to be unprofitable. Ever since CEO Marissa Mayer joined Yahoo, she has been looking for ways to sever the company's... more »
Microsoft and Yahoo have agreed to extend the search partnership they started in twenty-ten. Under the terms of the unusual deal, Microsoft guarantees the revenue per search for ads that appear on Yahoo sites. Many analysts expected Yahoo to cancel the arrangement under the leadership of new CEO Marissa Mayer. Yahoo earns less income now, with Microsoft’s guarantee, than it did prior to their joint effort. Mayer expressed dissatisfaction with the partnerships, saying, “We need to see monetization working better because we know that it can and we’ve seen other competitors in the space illustrate how well it can work.”... more »
TheCube hosts John Furrier, Dave Vellante and Winston Edmonds wrapped up Day 2 EMC World 2013 by sharing their perspectives on the latest news from the Las Vegas conference. Vellante kicks off the session by emphasizing the correlation between the software-defined trend and Big Data. He views Pivotal Labs, a joint venture between EMC and VMware that focuses on creating the core platform for high velocity Big Data apps, as the former company’s attempt to become the Red Hat of Hadoop. Data-driven security and the decoupling of software and storage infrastructure are also two top priorities for EMC, Furrier notes. He says... more »
Traditional approaches to data backup have become outdated for large, scale-out infrastructures. Whether government agencies, cloud service providers, or Internet giants (e.g. Facebook, Twitter), storage has quickly become long overdue for an overhaul. Hyperscale computing is the infrastructure and provisioning needed to effectively scale from a few servers to thousands of servers in a distributed computing environment. Hyperscale is a growing trend that necessitates a new method of protecting data. Simplified storage approaches based on object stores, combined with erasure coding as a means of protecting large quantities of data will dramatically lower storage costs. A new storage paradigm is forming, and... more »
With so much attention being focused on at EMC World, it's easy to lose track of what else is happening in the world of Big Data. However, just down the Las Vegas strip a very different, but very prodigious event is taking place - the 27th annual Interop Trade Fair. Unlike EMC World, Interop is run by London-based media company UBM who, by their very essence, focuses on live media, interopability, and business-to-business communications. UMC's focal point is really on marketing services and data provision, so their event is less innvolved with upcoming products like EMC's, and more about empowering IT professionals and CIOs with the crucial knowledge of emerging technologies to make smart business decisions. Our very own Scott Lowe has been on the floor, and he summed... more »
“We wanted to take a different approach in the keynotes [at EMCworld 2013] this year,” said Rich Napolitano, President of EMC’s Unified Storage Division, in an interview in the Cube with SiliconAngle Founder/CEO John Furrier and Wikibon.org Co-Founder/Chief Analyst David Vellante, immediately after delivering his keynote speech. “Instead of talking about products, we wanted to talk about a vision to take customers to the cloud.” See an overview of The Cube’s coverage of EMCworld 2013 and link to all the recorded interviews here. “ViPR, FAST, NCS, virtualization, are all software, and the thing about software is that it’s malleable,” he said.... more »