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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)

Connecting the Dots for Oracle and EqualLogic

Oracle is certainly one of the most important applications for many customers and there are a lot of misconceptions about its performance as Kevin Closson points out in this somewhat humorous MANLY MAN post on his blog.  FWIW, EqualLogic has a number of customers running Oracle databases and applications on iSCSI storage networks - both with SATA and SAS drives. Considering the nature of EMC Zilla-man's post earlier today and referenced in my posting immediately below - here is an interesting report from Network Appliance showing the relative performance of Oracle over FC, NFS and iSCSI.  The fact that EqualLogic doesn't have the same bottleneck built into its iSCSI products, you can see how Oracle performance on EqualLogic storage arrays can be very good - and it explains why we have so many customers that are perfectly happy running Oracle on EqualLogic iSCSI stora... (more)

Further consolidation in the VM space as Oracle signs letter of intent

Oracle is sniffing around Virtual Iron for a possible purchase to round out its own virtual offering ... (more)

Further consolidation in the VM space as Oracle signs letter of intent

Oracle is sniffing around Virtual Iron for a possible purchase to round out its own virtual offering ... (more)

Dell Claims To Make Hay with Sun’s Fate Unclear

Michael Dell claimed Tuesday that simply the talk of a Sun-IBM tie-up is an "enormous opportunity" for Dell servers since it creates an air of uncertainty around the future of Sun's Solaris-based boxes and accelerates the move to x86 Linux machines. According to reports Dell's CEO said in Tokyo that "Just the rumor of IBM potentially purchasing Sun creates an enormous opportunity because all of the Sun accounts are very concerned about what will happen to the Solaris platform and Sparc microprocessor." Dell of course is in a pickle because both IBM and HP are ahead of Dell in servers with Cisco now bringing up the rear. He also overstates the case on migration since x86 platforms, as powerful as they've become, can't always replace a high-end Sun machine and Dell's focus has been on low- and mid-range x86 servers where it's second to HP. Of course it's equally true tha... (more)

George Soros, sees a global meltdown with the UK at the center

Ah, the collapse. Sweet! George Soros, the man who broke the Bank, sees a global meltdown - Times Online — Great story, but it expresses a lot of wishful thinking (of a negative sort). Soros finally admits that he loves it when things are bad. The financial oracle does not know how long it will last. “That [...] ... (more)

So Who All’s Going to the Oracle-Sun Hearing?

Oh, lookee there. Reuters says that the Justice Department, which cleared the Oracle-Sun merger this summer and publicly snapped – in diplomatic language of course – at the European Commission when it objected, is sending a representative to the sub rosa hearing Thursday and Friday at which Oracle is supposed to try to convince the regulator to let it swallow Sun MySQL and all. If the EC keeps going in the direction it’s been going – and it’s more than likely to – maybe it can manage to provoke an international incident out of the merger of two American companies like it nearly did when it blocked the GE-Honeywell merger, still a sore spot in certain circles, circles that may not be too thrilled with the way it’s treated two other American icons the last few years. If the EC’s antitrust czarina Neelie Kroes didn’t like the DOJ publicly looking askance at her state... (more)

Oracle Makes Commitments to MySQL Users

MySQL at Cloud Expo Oracle has engaged in constructive discussions with the European Commission regarding the concerns expressed by the Commission about the Oracle/Sun Microsystems transaction, and in particular the maintenance of MySQL as a competitive force in the database market. In order further to reassure the Commission, Oracle hereby publicly commits to the following: 1. Continued Availability of Storage Engine APIs. Oracle shall maintain and periodically enhance MySQL's Pluggable Storage Engine Architecture to allow users the flexibility to choose from a portfolio of native and third party supplied storage engines. MySQL's Pluggable Storage Engine Architecture shall mean MySQL's current practice of using, publicly-available, documented application programming interfaces to allow storage engine vendors to "plug" into the MySQL database server. Documentation... (more)

Oracle Claims Victory Over EC; Says Sun Will Sell Clouds

Oracle Keynote at Cloud Expo Cloud Computing Expo - Oracle expects the European Commission to wave its acquisition of Sun through next month MySQL and all without any annoying conditions. Oracle president Safra Catz, who’s been wrestling with the EC, said so when the company posted its fiscal second-quarter results Thursday, another reason Oracle’s going to have a Merry Christmas. Catz took a bunch of Oracle users to an EC hearing a week ago to buttress the company’s claims that the EC had put words in users’ mouths to support the theory of harm it manufactured to try to stop Oracle from getting MySQL. Oracle Named Exclusive Diamond Sponsor of Cloud Expo 2010 The meeting was backed by a write-in campaign from hundreds of users as well as a letter from the US Senate and a public statement from the Justice Department. A grateful Catz said, “I want to thank all of our... (more)

Oracle to Present on Java in the Cloud at Cloud Expo 2011 New York

Cloud Expo 2011 New York $800 Savings here! GlassFish, the Reference Implementation of Java EE 6, can easily run on multiple cloud infrastructures. Learn how to create a simple Java EE 6 sample application and deploy them on GlassFish v3 running locally and then deploy it using Amazon, RightScale, Joyent, and Elastra cloud infrastructures. In his session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Arun Gupta, Java EE and GlassFish evangelist at Oracle, will provide a brief introduction to Java EE 6 and GlassFish v3. In addition he will talk about what Java EE currently offers for the cloud and the future directions in Java EE 7 in relation to cloud. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bio: Arun Gupta is a Java EE and GlassFish evangelist working at Oracle. He has over 14 years of experience in the software industry working in the Java platform... (more)

New Release of Quest Toad for Oracle Offers Enhancements to Reduce Risk

Today's economy requires IT management to justify the cost of every purchase while ensuring their teams are more productive, agile and versatile than ever before. These pressures filter down to the individual developer, administrator and analyst, who often have to do the work of two or three people. And in the database world, a Big Data and Cloud revolution is changing the way database professionals develop access, manage, and analyze data. Amidst this sea of change, the majority of Fortune 500 companies and more than 2 million individual database professionals continue to rely on one tool as they have for nearly 15 years. With the release of version 11, Toad for Oracle again proves why it is the most popular, most comprehensive tool for Oracle database management on the market today. Toad for Oracle 11 gives developers a far more flexible and intuitive way to per... (more)

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Chris Matthieu is the President & CEO of Computes, inc. He brings 30 years of experience in development and launches of disruptive technologies to create new market opportunities as well as enhance enterprise product portfolios with emerging technologies. His most recent venture was Octoblu, a cross-protocol Internet of Things (IoT) mesh network platform, acquired by Citrix. Prior to co-founding Octoblu, Chris was founder of Nodester, an open-source Node.JS PaaS which was acquired by AppFog and ...
The deluge of IoT sensor data collected from connected devices and the powerful AI required to make that data actionable are giving rise to a hybrid ecosystem in which cloud, on-prem and edge processes become interweaved. Attendees will learn how emerging composable infrastructure solutions deliver the adaptive architecture needed to manage this new data reality. Machine learning algorithms can better anticipate data storms and automate resources to support surges, including fully scalable GPU-c...
Predicting the future has never been more challenging - not because of the lack of data but because of the flood of ungoverned and risk laden information. Microsoft states that 2.5 exabytes of data are created every day. Expectations and reliance on data are being pushed to the limits, as demands around hybrid options continue to grow.
JETRO showcased Japan Digital Transformation Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo® at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit organization that provides business support services to companies expanding to Japan. With the support of JETRO's dedicated staff, clients can incorporate their business; receive visa, immigration, and HR support; find dedicated office space; identify local government subsidies; get...
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
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...
If a machine can invent, does this mean the end of the patent system as we know it? The patent system, both in the US and Europe, allows companies to protect their inventions and helps foster innovation. However, Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be set to disrupt the patent system as we know it. This talk will examine how AI may change the patent landscape in the years to come. Furthermore, ways in which companies can best protect their AI related inventions will be examined from both a US and...
The challenges of aggregating data from consumer-oriented devices, such as wearable technologies and smart thermostats, are fairly well-understood. However, there are a new set of challenges for IoT devices that generate megabytes or gigabytes of data per second. Certainly, the infrastructure will have to change, as those volumes of data will likely overwhelm the available bandwidth for aggregating the data into a central repository. Ochandarena discusses a whole new way to think about your next...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Bill Schmarzo, Tech Chair of "Big Data | Analytics" of upcoming CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York (November 12-13, 2018, New York City) today announced the outline and schedule of the track. "The track has been designed in experience/degree order," said Schmarzo. "So, that folks who attend the entire track can leave the conference with some of the skills necessary to get their work done when they get back to their offices. It actually ties back to some work that I'm doing at the University of ...