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How Google's New Cloud Storage Feature is Helping Developers Move Data Faster

Google announced new features to its Cloud Storage service, making it easier to manage objects, and faster to access and upload data. The search giant introduced Object Lifecycle Management, which allows users to configure auto-deletion policies for your objects and can be used Object Versioning to limit the number of older versions of your objects that are retained., Regional Buckets which allows you to co-locate your Durable Reduced Availability data in the same region as your Google Compute Engine instances to keep your data near your computation, and gsutil version 3.34 or automatic parallel composite uploads which now automatically uploads large... more »
Tresata Relaunch Shifts Focus to Monetize Big Data

Tresata Relaunch Shifts Focus to Monetize Big Data

Big Data-as-a-Service analytics company Tresata recently announced their newest strategy, branding and application suite with a re-launched website. Abhishek Mehta, Tresata founder, explains that the “big refocus on our relaunch is around this core concept that we have is to monetize Big Data.  The whole activity in this space for a very long time we focused on how can we take the technology and get the most wide adoption form it.  And they’re seeing in the market is the question, 'Well I can understand the technology parts of it, how do I monetize Big Data?’  So it’s a lot of focus... more »
SwiftStack Announces GA for Private Cloud Storage

SwiftStack Announces GA for Private Cloud Storage

San Francisco-based SwiftStack today announced the general availability of its private cloud storage product.  The OpenStack based product offers an object storage system for the enterprise.  After hitting the scene earlier this year, SwiftStack  emerged with their initial Series A funding announcement and their game plan to deliver robust storage to meet the demands of present day and future data-intensive applications. SwiftStack is heading for some competitive waters to say the least.  In a discussion with SwiftStack CEO Joe Arnold, he mentions among other things that not only is this product enabling development with user-friendly built-in features, but it’s also getting... more »
Fusion-io + Open Source : Drive New Flash-Aware Marketplace

Fusion-io + Open Source : Drive New Flash-Aware Marketplace

The O’Reilly OSCON 2013 is in full swing this week in Portland, Oregon and will continue until Friday July 26. OSCON is an open source convention that is all about how the close partnership between business and the open source community is building the future. It is where developers, innovators, businesspeople, and investors come together to talk about the future. At the event, Fusion-io Lead Architect Nisha Talagala presented "Flash Aware Applications," wherein she discussed flash-aware open-source database applications, a Key Value interface to flash that enables NoSQL databases to become more flash aware.  Talagala also touched on the topic of making... more »
Lack of Data Quality Was a Fundamental Component of the Financial Crisis | #MITIQ

Lack of Data Quality Was a Fundamental Component of the Financial Crisis | #MITIQ

Dave Vellante and Paul Gillin, theCube co-hosts, went live from MITIQ 2013, the Conference dedicated exclusively to Information Quality, talking to Justin Magruder, President and Senior Managing Director at Noetic Partners. Magruder's solid background in finance made for a very interesting chat around the issues of decision-making, money-lending and safe investments. In Magruder's opinion, "managing financial information is based upon the concept that every party involved in the financing world is important." The role that parties play in transactions and the relationships parties have with other parties, is fundamental to understanding financial services and the financial markets. "It's not a new concept,... more »
The Yahoo Exec Exodus & Till' Bitcoin Do Us Part - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

The Yahoo Exec Exodus & Till' Bitcoin Do Us Part - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

Rosen Gunning For The Door   Mickie Rosen, head of Global Media & Commerce at Yahoo, has stepped down from the company, leaving the internet giant without an immediate replacement for her position. Yahoo confirmed the departure, noting that Rosen will officially leave the company at the end of the week. Speaking of her time with the company, Yahoo issued an official statement which reads, “Mickie Rosen has made tremendous contributions to Yahoo’s media business over the past two and a half years, and we wish her all the best.” According to sources, there’s a strong chance that additional high profile departures could be... more »
The Real Meaning of Moto X

The Real Meaning of Moto X

Google's Motorola is set to launch the long-awaited Moto X smartphone on August 1. The major question that arises is: How can this device differentiate itself in the market? There have been more leaks around the Moto X than I can count. Some of them may be true; others not. Other things have not been addressed in the leaks. Let's deal with each of the possibilities: 1. Hardware: How to out-engineer Samsung?   The Android smartphone market is flooded with devices from dozens of companies. The market is so competitive that nobody except Samsung makes any money in the Android world. One really has... more »
The Ubuntu Edge vs Samsung Galaxy S4 vs IPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 1020

The Ubuntu Edge vs Samsung Galaxy S4 vs IPhone 5 vs Nokia Lumia 1020

If you wanted a computer in your pocket, you’d probably think that by buying the latest and most expensive smartphone around that's exactly what you'd be getting, simply because it allows you to do almost everything you can on a computer.  But in truth, that’s really not the case because as we all know, even the best smartphones around have their limitations in comparison to a full-fledged PC. That could soon change. By this time next year, there could very well be one very elegant looking, monstrously-powerful smartphone that can actually become a computer, if, and only if, we can set... more »
SAP Co-CEO to Step Down in 2014

SAP Co-CEO to Step Down in 2014

SAP announced over the weekend that co-chief executive Jim Haggemann Snabe will step down next year. He will leave Bill McDermott, his American counterpart, solely in charge of the German business intelligence firm. Snabe is set to hand over the reins to McDermott at SAP’s annual shareholder meeting in May 2014. His resignation and subsequent transition to the company’s supervisory board will have to receive the approval of at least 25 percent of shareholders before going into effect. “After more than 20 years with SAP, I have decided that it is time for me to begin the next phase of my career,... more »
5 Ga-Ga Gadgets for the Royal Baby : Even Kate Middleton Will Drool

5 Ga-Ga Gadgets for the Royal Baby : Even Kate Middleton Will Drool

Hear ye! Hear ye! The Royal Baby has been born! It’s a boy! That’s the scenario one might have seen, had William and Kate’s baby been born in the Middle Ages, complete with the trumpets and a herald yelling at the top of his lungs, in the middle of the town, shouting the announcement for everyone to hear. But these days, all you need to do is turn on your computer or laptop or mobile device, and visit any site and you’ll instantly be bombarded with the news.  Facebook is full of it, also Twitter, even the gag site, 9Gag.com, has been... more »

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