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Tel Aviv-based start-up SiSense Ltd raised $8 million and bought a ticket to California, where it’s set up shop across the street from Oracle, a definite competitor. See, SiSense, which obviously has a sense of humor, has a business intelligence tool dubbed Prism that it calls the “w...
RW Baird analyst Colin Sebastian takes Amazon Web Services for a “potentially under-appreciated asset” although he thinks it’ll do $1.5 billion in revenue this year. It takes a lot of capital outlay to support, roughly $500 million or about 50% of total 2010 capex, Sebastian thinks, ...
Backup of enterprise information and associated data protection are fragmented, complex, and inefficient. But new approaches are helping to simplify the data-protection process, keep costs in check, and improve recovery speed and confidence. If you look back 20 years ago, we had heter...
Microsoft says it’s sold 40 million licenses to its new touchscreen-adapted Windows 8 operating system that hit general availability a month ago. It’s reportedly outpacing Windows 7 in terms of upgrades. For what it’s worth, Microsoft also said there were more apps in the Windows S...
Cloud computing has reduced deployment times and the ability to try out new ideas without significant investments in hardware and software. Cloud supports business agility and Cloud projects may have a quicker turnaround time for releases. Many programs have declared victory as being A...
To keep its cloud at the fore, Amazon Web Services has dropped the price of its S3 storage by roughly 25% across-the-board. The new prices take effect December 1 in all regions. By Amazon’s count that’s its 23rd price cut since 2006, “largely in the absence of any competitive press...
Offerings competitive with VMware's products have been improving, and the pricing gap and concern over lock-in are increasing enterprise interest in heterogeneous virtualization. Prospective virtualization users should examine second sourcing, but be wary of heterogeneous virtualizatio...
Efficiency may be the most commonly used term in enterprise software marketing – that or “ensure.” And not without reason – efficiency is one of the key value propositions of most enterprise software, from collaboration tools, to productivity tools, to integration tools and beyond. At ...
For a company like Lafarge, the dispatching of trucks and materials is mission critical. So when the performance of IT applications supporting this function suffers, it’s bad for business. Based in Paris, France, Lafarge is a provider of building materials, with more than $15 billion...
Worldwide IT services deals with a cloud computing element have tripled since 2010, according to research from IT outsourcing consultancy ISG. ISG used its TPI index to analyze IT outsourcing deals and found 2012 will bear 300 IT contracts awarded that involve cloud computing services...
There is little doubt that Big Data solutions will have an increasing role in the Enterprise IT mainstream over time. Get a jump on that rapidly evolving trend at Big Data Expo 2013 New York, co-located with 12th Cloud Expo – being held June 10 - 13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New Y...
The Cloud market is diverse and highly fragmented – typical of any market in its early stages. The broad range of cloud activities and the frantic pace of new products / services getting launched is driving the need to consolidate and unify cloud services for the end user and for the m...
In the current world, data is continuously being generated across various layers of organizations and environment due to changes in the system states or due to the occurrence of new events. These changes in the state of the existing system can happen due to the arrival of a new order r...
VMware is going to spin off most of its non-core assets to parent company EMC where they’ll come under the tutelage of former VMware CEO Paul Maritz and former Pivotal Labs CEO Robert Mee according to GigaOm. The blog, which now expects the move as soon as next week, has been chasing...
10gen, the open source document-oriented MongoDB creator, says Intel Capital and Red Hat have made strategic investments in it. It means to use the undisclosed amount of money for product development and support of its rapidly growing worldwide community and user base. It has visions...
The 31th annual Gartner Data Center Conference 2012 is the premier conference and meeting place for IT and business executives responsible for the full spectrum of technologies and business models impacting the data center. Access practical advice and strategic recommendations relevant...
MySQL, just like other relational databases, is complicated. It can jam at any time jeopardizing your applications or business without notice. Most MySQL malfunctions are due to common mistakes. It is essential to avoid these mistakes, often hidden by configuration trap or workload, to...
With the cloud space getting crowded each day, cloud service providers list a host of benefits by moving to the ‘Pay as you Go’ model…. Among other benefits, reduced capital expenses (fixed Capex costs), and increased operating expenses (variable Opex costs) is listed as a key benefit....
Despite – or maybe because of – the mess Autonomy’s created, HP is considering using some of its Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) technology for a free online service for analyzing Big Data more or less in real-time, IDG says. It heard it last Wednesday during a webcast HP hel...
DigiTimes Research figures worldwide tablet shipments will hit 210 million units next year, up 38.3%, pushing past notebooks for the first time. Branded units should account for 140 million units. It expects Google to become the second-largest tablet vendor after Apple with its Nex...
Gartner says the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) market should be worth $1.2 billion this year, up from $900 million last year, and hit $1.5 billion next year on the way to $2.9 billion by 2016. Its calculations include everything from Salesforce.com’s Force.com to discrete application ...
In an exercise in vendor neutrality – well, kinda – it’s not exactly altruistic – Amazon Web Services is now offering a bunch of pre-built virtual instances of the Windows Server 2012 operating system, the server version of Windows 8, so Windows users can hew to Microsoft’s upgrade roa...
Big Data is everywhere. Predictive analytics and real time in-memory computing isn’t everywhere. This truth (if we can accept it to be so) represents something of an imbalance. As a subset of data mining, predictive analytics driven by in-memory computing efficiencies now has an opp...
Companies are continuing to move along with adopting cloud computing even though they haven't completed their formal strategies for using it, according to ZDNet.com. Analyst IDC found that nearly three-quarters (69 percent) had already started using private cloud technologies, with ne...
When Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman stunned practically everyone within earshot early Tuesday morning by accusing the company’s year-old Autonomy acquisition of ripping off HP with phony financials, she said that after she bounced Autonomy’s founder out of HP in late April a senior me...
HP CEO Meg Whitman said Tuesday that the company complained of gross deception to the Securities and Exchange Commission and the UK’s Serious Fraud Office after a seven-month internal probe of Autonomy’s financials. Bloomberg reports it was told by an unnamed source that the SEC, in ...
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has launched a call for information as part of a study into how ecommerce businesses monitor the behaviour of people making web payments, which may be used to target certain individuals with personalized prices. It was observed many retailers track the...
Companies are engaging customers and prospects on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and through blogs and posts on internal or external websites. But are they in compliance with legal requirements related to social media, not to mention privacy? Answering questions on every general counsel...
Samsung has asked the California court handling the billion-dollar judgment against it to see Apple’s shiny new 10-year licensing agreement with HTC since Apple is claiming it will suffer irreparable harm – that money can’t recompense – without a permanent injunction against the Korean...
This election season marked a major shift from the traditional ground game of door-to-door get out the vote efforts to "Big Data politics" – in which algorithms are run in the cloud on databases of voter information to figure out who volunteers should target. As captured in Rackspace...
HP Thursday put out an x86 server it claims is purpose-built for Big Data. It says existing architectures aren’t designed to handle the specific needs of Big Data workloads such as Hadoop, MPP data warehouses, Big Data analytics and object stores, and that early deployments have retur...
The Society for Information Management (SIM) recently released findings from its annual CIO survey that indicate CIOs around the world plan to commit more of their budgets on IT outsourcing in 2013 to boost productivity and reduce costs. Not surprisingly, cloud computing was cited as a...
We all know that since the early ‘90s, Internet usage has exploded. Buying online, booking a trip or communicating with friends and relatives are just a few examples of what all of us are doing every day. The continuous development of broadband connectivity has also made easy the growt...
LeaseWeb, the Dutch-based infrastructure provider, is expanding its public cloud infrastructure to the US, figuring to be cheaper than Rackspace and Amazon. The multi-tenant widgetry is designed for maximum redundancy and uses the open source CloudStack platform Citrix turned over to...
Since ZapThink wrote our ZapFlash on Cloud Brokerages in April 2011, the Cloud Brokerage marketplace has exploded. Or at the very least, the noise level involving such Brokerages has reached a fever pitch, which the vendors in the space want you to think is the sound of an exploding ma...
Caringo, the object storage software folks, has announced the seamless integration of their CAStor core technology as an enterprise-ready object store for Apache CloudStack 4.0, the OpenStack-competitive project now in incubation with the Apache Software Foundation. The integration m...
This time of year, many companies are now in the process of conducting web load testing in advance of the holidays. In this article, you'll learn details on how a large online retailer conducted web load testing in advance of the holiday spike in traffic – and they're moving into the h...
MapR Technologies and Hadapt have cut a partnership so joint customers can combine the MapR Distribution for Hadoop with Hadapt’s Interactive Query capabilities to analyze all types of data – structured, semi-structured and unstructured – in a single enterprise platform without connect...
Oracle has made a strategic minority investment in Engine Yard, the Platform-as-a-Service company with the cloud development platform that supports the Ruby, PHP and Node.js development languages. The exact sum, position and valuation went unmentioned. Engine Yard will continue to ...
Platfora, the Big Data analytics start-up that just surfaced last month, has picked up a $20 million B round led by Battery Ventures with participation from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and Sutter Hill Ventures. In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture arm, is also an investor in the comp...