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DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

The Top 250 Players in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem

In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1–4, 2010) being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it's time to give my earlier list a complete overhaul. Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the Cloud Ecosystem. I have increased it from the 'mere' 150 I identified back in January of this year, to 250, testimony – as if any were needed! – to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites of the companies themselves. Omissions to this Top 250 list should be sent to me via Twitter (twitter.com/jg21) and I will endeavor to include them in any future revision of this newly expanded rou... (more)

Hadoop Begets Hortonworks

Yahoo, which needs to turn a buck as well as focus on its own issues, is spinning out its Hadoop unit into an independent new company co-funded by Benchmark Capital called Hortonworks after the Dr. Seuss character Horton the Elephant. It's a nice whimsical touch considering Hadoop is really a stuffed elephant who had his identity stolen, which may explain why the code is sometimes cranky. Hortonworks will compete against other Hadoop commercializers like Cloudera, IBM, newcomer MapR and its buddy EMC and figures to accelerate Hadoop's adoption by making the code "more robust and easier to install, manage and use for enterprises and technology vendors." It talks of Hadoop becoming the "de facto platform for managing and analyzing Big Data" and anticipates that more than half the world's data will be stored in Apache Hadoop in five years. Since Yahoo, inspired by G... (more)

Webinar: Achieving Fast Data with GridGain’s In-Memory Big Data Technology

Join GridGain for a 30-minute webinar, Friday, June 29, 2012, 11am to 11:45am Pacific (2pm to 2:45pm Eastern): “Achieving Fast Data with GridGain’s In-Memory Big Data Technology” Do you need to process live data streams in real time? Are you looking for a way to more quickly fuse, query and run computations across static or warehoused data you already have in Hadoop and other databases? Would your organization gain competitive advantage by getting answers from your data within seconds or less, as opposed to minutes, hours or days? Big Data means much more than the ability to store lots of information. Hadoop and numerous new and “NOSQL” data technologies are already addressing this requirement. The challenge for industry leading companies and new ventures today, however, is how quickly they can achieve insights, decisions and intelligence from Big Data. Join GridGa... (more)

Covalent Technologies(TM) Announces Distribution of WSO2 Tungsten SOA Application Server

PORTLAND, OR -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 07/25/06 -- O'REILLY OPEN SOURCE CONVENTION -- Covalent Technologies(TM), the most trusted source for complete enterprise open source solutions, today announced it will begin distributing the WSO2 Tungsten SOA Application Server to enterprise customers, furthering its strategic partnership with WSO2, a technology company that builds open source Web services middleware platforms. Tungsten is a fully integrated Web services server based around Apache Axis2. Covalent is also partnering with WSO2 to provide full commercial support for the Apache Axis2 project. "WSO2's Tungsten is based on a lightweight kernel and brings together a number of ASF open source products into a single seamless, easy-to-use offering," says Mark Brewer, CEO of Covalent Technologies. "So, instead of downloading the different parts of the Apache Web services stack ... (more)

Microsoft and Sourcesense Partner to Contribute to Open Source, Apache POI to Support Ecma Office Open XML File Formats

REDMOND, Wash., and MILAN, Italy, March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. and Sourcesense, a leading European open source systems integration consultancy, today announced that the two companies will collaborate on the strategy, development and deployment of open source solutions for the Microsoft Office product suite. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) One of the initial goals of the partnership is contributing to the development of a new version of Apache POI, a top-level project of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Widely used in financial services and critical enterprise applications across related sectors, Apache POI is a leading open source file format reader and writer to create, edit and read Microsoft Office formats used in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visio. Apache POI is a Java application programming interface (API)... (more)

Azul Systems bringt Java™-Rechenanwendungen auf die Windows-Plattform

Azul Systems, der preisgekrönte führende Anbieter von Enterprise-Serveranwendungen für geschäftskritische Java™-Anwendungen, kündigte heute die sofortige Verfügbarkeit von Azul Systems Java Virtual Machine 2.5 (AVM 2.5), der branchenweit einzigen virtualisierten JVM™, an. Die Veröffentlichung von AVM 2.5 umfasst diverse neue Funktionen, wie die Unterstützung der Windows-Plattform, verbesserte Diagnosewerkzeuge und Profiling-Funktionalität sowie erhöhte Leistungskapazitäten. „AVM 2.5 erweitert unseren Zugriff auf geschäftskritische Java-Anwendungen auf der Windows-Plattform, was sowohl für den Enterprise-Markt als auch für den Markt für kleine und mittlere Unternehmen wichtig ist“, sagte Scott Sellers, Präsident und CEO von Azul Systems. „Mit unserem laufenden Support für J2SE™ 1.4, 5.0 und Java SE 6 sind wir in der Lage, die branchenweit beste Java-Plattform für ei... (more)

AMD estabelece o novo padrão de preço, desempenho e energia para centro de dados

A AMD (NYSE: AMD) anuncia a disponibilização de uma nova plataforma de servidor, com o primeiro processador x86 de 8 e 12 núcleos para o mercado de servidores 2P de alto volume e servidores 4P econômicos. A plataforma da série AMD Opteron™ 6000 > atende às necessidades atuais e inequívocas dos clientes-servidores – desempenho específico para a carga de trabalho, eficiência energética e valor no geral – enquanto oferece mais núcleos e mais memória com custo reduzido.3 Importantes OEMs, como a HP, a Dell, o Acer Group, a Cray e a SGI estão lançando novos sistemas baseados nesta plataforma confiável e altamente escalável. “Como a AMD já tinha feito antes, estamos novamente redefinindo o mercado de servidores com base nas atuais exigências do cliente”, disse Patrick Patla, vice-presidente e gerente geral das divisões de servidores e aplicativos integrados da AMD. “A pl... (more)

Desktone Announces Record Sales and Customer Growth in 2011

Desktone, Inc., the pioneer of Desktops as a Service (DaaS), today announced that 2011 was a record year of growth across a wide variety of metrics, including sales, service provider adoption, customers won and desktops deployed. By signing more than 20 new service providers, who are delivering their own DaaS offerings based on the Desktone Platform, the company increased sales by greater than 300 percent and saw year over year growth in seats at above 500 percent. The results demonstrate strong momentum behind DaaS and the approach from Desktone, the industry’s only cloud-hosted virtual desktop platform. Desktop as a service is designed to remove many of the barriers to traditional virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) – including steep upfront infrastructure costs, complex deployment and management, and limited scalability. Service providers use the Desktone Platf... (more)

CeBIT 2012: Software AG anuncia su estrategia para la gestión "in -memory" del Big Data

MADRID, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Las organizaciones serán capaces de transformar sus negocios aprovechando la ventaja máxima del volumen, velocidad y variedad del Big Data Actuando de forma conjunta, la velocidad y escalabilidad apoyarán totalmente los nuevos procesos empresariales para que las decisiones empresariales serán más rápidas Dentro de la estrategia, se encuentra la plataforma BigMemory, que ofrece acceso de baja latencia para grandes volúmenes de datos desde cualquier fuente Gracias al procesamiento de eventos "in-stream", Software AG también ofrecerá la capacidad de actuar ante posibles eventos en los negocios a una velocidad similar a la de navegar por Internet Software AG anuncia su estrategia para la próxima generación de la gestión de Big Data, hasta mil veces más rápida que las tecnologías actuales. Esto proporcionará a los clientes acceso en t... (more)

Connectria Hosting Launches Cloud Solution for IBM i

Connectria Hosting, a global managed hosting provider, today announced that it has launched a cloud solution for the IBM i platform based upon two years of testing, development and research done in cooperation with IBM. Connectria’s IBM i Cloud Hosting Solutions have been designed to run on the reliable IBM Power Systems Servers to deliver all the benefits expected from a Connectria Cloud Solution, including reliability, scalability, flexibility and affordable pricing. Customers of Connectria’s IBM i Cloud Hosting Solutions will be able to purchase the IBM i capacity and support they need, when they need it, for as long as they need it – backed by Connectria’s world-class 24/7 IBM i administration and support. Starting as low as $495/month, Connectria’s IBM i Cloud Hosting solutions are an excellent alternative to purchasing an IBM i System and running it yourself. ... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
The platform combines the strengths of Singtel's extensive, intelligent network capabilities with Microsoft's cloud expertise to create a unique solution that sets new standards for IoT applications," said Mr Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT at Singtel. "Our solution provides speed, transparency and flexibility, paving the way for a more pervasive use of IoT to accelerate enterprises' digitalisation efforts. AI-powered intelligent connectivity over Microsoft Azure will be the fastest connected pat...
There are many examples of disruption in consumer space – Uber disrupting the cab industry, Airbnb disrupting the hospitality industry and so on; but have you wondered who is disrupting support and operations? AISERA helps make businesses and customers successful by offering consumer-like user experience for support and operations. We have built the world’s first AI-driven IT / HR / Cloud / Customer Support and Operations solution.
Codete accelerates their clients growth through technological expertise and experience. Codite team works with organizations to meet the challenges that digitalization presents. Their clients include digital start-ups as well as established enterprises in the IT industry. To stay competitive in a highly innovative IT industry, strong R&D departments and bold spin-off initiatives is a must. Codete Data Science and Software Architects teams help corporate clients to stay up to date with the mod...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Druva is the global leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, delivering the industry's first data management-as-a-service solution that aggregates data from endpoints, servers and cloud applications and leverages the public cloud to offer a single pane of glass to enable data protection, governance and intelligence-dramatically increasing the availability and visibility of business critical information, while reducing the risk, cost and complexity of managing and protecting it. Druva's...
BMC has unmatched experience in IT management, supporting 92 of the Forbes Global 100, and earning recognition as an ITSM Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for five years running. Our solutions offer speed, agility, and efficiency to tackle business challenges in the areas of service management, automation, operations, and the mainframe.
The Jevons Paradox suggests that when technological advances increase efficiency of a resource, it results in an overall increase in consumption. Writing on the increased use of coal as a result of technological improvements, 19th-century economist William Stanley Jevons found that these improvements led to the development of new ways to utilize coal. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Thiele, Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera, compared the Jevons Paradox to modern-day enterprise IT, examin...
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors! In this blog post, we provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading...
DSR is a supplier of project management, consultancy services and IT solutions that increase effectiveness of a company's operations in the production sector. The company combines in-depth knowledge of international companies with expert knowledge utilising IT tools that support manufacturing and distribution processes. DSR ensures optimization and integration of internal processes which is necessary for companies to grow rapidly. The rapid growth is possible thanks, to specialized services an...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...