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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)

Facebook, Google, and the Near-Term Future of the USA

On the day when the Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 12,000 for the first time since June 2008, it was impossible not to correlate the eloquence and optimism of President Obama's "State of the Union" speech on Tuesday night with the restoration of a sense of perspective and hope in the USA about the future. Obama grasped the nettle full-on. "We are poised for progress," he declared, adding: "Two years after the worst recession most of us have ever known, the stock market has come roaring back. Corporate profits are up. The economy is growing." As one blogger expressed it, though - and he is a former Goldman Sachs trader called Tyler Durden, so he ought to know wheref he speaks: "There was a massive pink elephant in the room called reality though." Durden's gripe is with what he deems to be the unreality of Obama's praising Google and Facebook so highly in an Ameri... (more)

How Apache & Plan 9 will defeat Microsoft's Passport

(LinuxWorld) — Linux gets a lot of press these days, but much of it appears condescending and is more about the phenomenon of its emergence and growth than it is about the value and use of the technology. That may be about to change, and for the better. As a group, the so-called "mainstream press" often appears to favor Microsoft and show an appalling lack of technical depth in its enthusiastic repetition of the latest Microsoft press release. There’s been a lot of speculation on why this is and whether it even happens. So far, no definitive research provides answers one way or the other. I think there are two explanations. First, the press is largely the victim of a Microsoft marketing strategy that plays off of the social rules people learn in high school: Money and social skills define the in-crowd, and only nerds kvetch about the importance of better ... (more)

MuleSoft Kicks into the Cloud

MuleSoft, the web middleware concern, has released Tcat Server 6 R1, an enterprise-class web application server based on Apache Tomcat that now includes cloud deployment capabilities enabled in one click by a plug-in for Amazon EC2. Administrators can manage their server instances both in the cloud as well as behind the firewall from the Tcat Server console. Tcat Server is a fully supported version of Tomcat, based on the Apache Tomcat binary, with zero changes to the core code. It's supposed to give Tomcat users critical enterprise-class functionality, including server group management, application provisioning and Tomcat-specific performance diagnostics, as well as let IT teams migrate from heavyweight legacy platforms such as Oracle WebLogic or IBM WebSphere to the lightweight Tomcat open source option. Features include an application provisioning roll-back featu... (more)

Can Spot Pricing Work For Cloud Storage?

Early Bird Savings at Cloud Expo This week, Amazon took a step with EC2 that many had long anticipated: They announced spot pricing for cloud compute instances. EC2 customers can now name their own price, and Amazon will bring compute instances up at variable discount prices according to these "bids". This complements their March 2009 move at the other end of the spectrum, extra-cost reserved instances. This evolution of the cloud compute market was predicted by many, but Amazon deserves credit for making it happen. The obvious next question is whether spot pricing can work for cloud storage. Although there are cases where spot pricing might make sense, the nature of data storage trends against this sort of pricing model. Let's explore the question further. Cloud Compute Cloud compute is obviously different from cloud storage: The former deals with running applicat... (more)

The Resurgence of SOA

There's been a resurgent role for service-oriented architecture (SOA) as a practical and relevant ingredient for effective design and use of cloud, mobile, and big-data technologies. To find out why, BriefingsDirect recently gathered an international panel of experts to explore the concept of "architecture is destiny," especially when it comes to hybrid services delivery and management. The panel shows how SOA is proving instrumental in allowing the needed advancements over highly distributed services and data, when it comes to scale, heterogeneity support, and governance. The panel consists of Chris Harding, Director of Interoperability at The Open Group, based in the UK; Nikhil Kumar, President of Applied Technology Solutions and Co-Chair of the SOA Reference Architecture Projects within The Open Group, and he's based in Michigan, and Mats Gejnevall, Enterprise ... (more)

MuleSoft Delivers Rapid, Lightweight Solution Certified for Integration With SAP NetWeaver(R)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/10/12 -- MuleSoft, the integration platform provider for application connectivity in the cloud and on-premise, today announced the release of a Mule ESB Enterprise connector for integration of enterprise systems with SAP® solutions. Mule ESB Enterprise Edition 3 has achieved certified integration with the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform. Organizations often seek to fully harness the power of SAP applications through integration with other systems, creating end-to-end business processes across applications, both on-premise and in the cloud. Mule ESB Enterprise offers a simplified approach to integrating SAP solutions with other systems in the enterprise by allowing developers to deliver integration faster, more easily, and with a lower total cost of ownership by utilizing existing expertise and resources in Java and SAP tec... (more)

Arista Games Launches Jack and Jill's Preschool Adventure Educational App

PLEASANTON, Calif., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arista Games releases Jack and Jill's Preschool Adventure today. This new educational iPad and iPhone app for preschool children was produced in collaboration with Little Flowers Montessori, a leading Bay Area school. The iOS game teaches children needed Kindergarten preparation concepts such as colors, shapes, letters and numbers. (Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130516/PH15464-a ) (Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130516/PH15464-b )    Jack and Jill's Preschool Adventure engages children with six interactive games. Dressed in a costume of their choice, such as cowboy, fireman, superhero or princess, learners find shapes in the clouds, match letters to fruit names, count candles on a birthday cake and pick from colorful balloons. After each game they are awarded gifts that they collect in their ... (more)

Docker Enhances Flexibility and Performance of Baidu Application Engine Platform

Docker, Inc., the commercial entity behind the open source Docker project, today announced that Baidu, the leading Chinese language Internet search provider, is using Docker in production. The Baidu Application Engine (BAE) PaaS platform for developers is now based on Docker, providing lightweight virtualization and containerization. “With traditional PaaS, resource isolation and constraints are achieved through sandbox technology,” said Yifei Chen, tech leader of the BAE team at Baidu. “We were drawn to Docker because it replaces sandboxing with containerization, enabling a multi-lingual, agile and cost-effective solution that provides our developers with the flexibility needed to support a growing number of frameworks and applications. Docker has a thriving ecosystem, and we are happy to officially join it.” Baidu sought a solution that would enhance its BAE PaaS ... (more)

CytoSorbents Provides Clinical Update on CytoSorb Dosing Study

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 12/31/13 -- CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCQB: CTSO), a critical care immunotherapy company working to control inflammation and save lives in the ICU through blood purification with its European Union approved CytoSorb® cytokine filter, provides an end-of-year update on its CytoSorb® Dosing study that is currently ongoing. The CytoSorb® Dosing study ("Dosing study") is a multi-center trial being conducted amongst 8 leading clinical sites in Germany and is an extension of CytoSorbents' previous randomized controlled European Sepsis Trial (EST). The EST demonstrated CytoSorb® was a safe and effective broad spectrum cytokine filter, reducing cytokine storm and key cytokines by 30-50% in patients with septic shock and respiratory failure when used 6 hours a day for 7 days (See summary of the European Sepsis Trial). A post-hoc analy... (more)

Latest Intel® Education Tablet and Intel® Classmate PC Help Transform Learning and Teaching

BETT 2014 – Intel Corporation unveiled innovative education-focused reference devices for the 21st century interactive learning environment today at Bett 2014. The new Intel® Education Tablet and the Intel® classmate PC are part of Intel® Education Solutions, which includes devices, software, content, services and teacher professional development that work together to transform learning and teaching for student success. Intel Education Tablet: The 10-inch Intel® Education Tablet features a snap-on magnification lens and plug-in thermal probe. (Photo: Business Wire) Both the Intel Education Tablet and the classmate PC are student-friendly, rugged designs that can withstand dropping off a desk (from 70 cm)1 and provide water-resistance and dust-resistance to promote anytime, anywhere learning. “Education leaders everywhere are passionate about driving student achieve... (more)

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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...
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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...