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From Amazon's top data geek: data has got to be big -- and reproducible

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Much has been done to bring big data closer to the people who need it. The advent of public cloud infrastructure has decimated the cost of collecting, maintaining and processing vast amounts of data. The next frontier is making that data reproducible, said Matt Wood, principal data scientist for Amazon...
From Amazon's top data geek: data has got to be big -- and reproducible

Why performance will help Google steal cloud customers from Amazon

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This week’s announcement by Google of its new Google Compute Engine cloud offering is a big deal, and GigaOM’s coverage to date has been pretty spot on. However, having read the excellent coverage by Om Malik and Derrick Harris, as well as some interesting analysis on other sites (like here and here), I’m stuck with...
Why performance will help Google steal cloud customers from Amazon
If you can't beat 'em join 'em, says Kinvey as it joins forces with Google

DARPA-Backed Ayasdi Launches With $10M From Khosla, Floodgate To Uncover The Hidden Value In Big Data

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Founded in 2008 after more than a decade of research at Stanford, Silicon Valley-based startup, Ayasdi, is on a mission to reinvent the methods by which we transform Big Data into actionable knowledge. Essentially, Ayasdi aims to automate the insight discovery process, allowing end users to find valuable intelligence within...
DARPA-Backed Ayasdi Launches With $10M From Khosla, Floodgate To Uncover The Hidden Value In Big Data

Pinterest, we’ve got a business model for you

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Pinterest, and sites like it, are valuable for driving traffic to retail sites. No doubt about it. However, the big value proposition that retailers and Pinterest may initially overlook is the underlying user data. Information from Facebook on user “interests” is nice, but it’s nothing compared to the kind of...
Pinterest, we’ve got a business model for you

Cloud: As Heroku Boss Flees to Olive Farm, Where's the Platform Cloud Going?

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Byron Sebastian lead Heroku to its $212 million acquisition by Salesforce.com. Now he’s leaving for parts unknown. Photo: Dow Jones Events. Sometimes, people call it “platform-as-a-service.” But more often than not, they just point to Heroku, the San Francisco company that pioneered this oh-so-hard-to-explain technology. “Heroku for X” is shorthand...
Cloud: As Heroku Boss Flees to Olive Farm, Where's the Platform Cloud Going?

Six ideas from entrepreneurs for solving your big-data problems

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Entrepreneurs from six big data startups took the stage Wednesday at GigaOM’s Structure:Data conference to share insights on the industry as a whole. Taken together, one gets a sense of the ideal way to crunch big data in an enterprise or any other organization with large data sets on their...
Six ideas from entrepreneurs for solving your big-data problems

Adding subscribers to your photo streams

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Reader Derrick Craver is having some difficulty sharing images via iCloud. He writes:...
Adding subscribers to your photo streams

Who will be the ‘Dropbox of the enterprise?’ The race is on

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It seems like every cloud storage company really, really, really  wants to be the Dropbox of the enterprise when it grows up. It’s easy to see why. Dropbox, which now claims 50 million users, is the sweetheart of the cloud storage,  file sharing, and synchronization world. People laud it for...
Who will be the ‘Dropbox of the enterprise?’ The race is on

57/365 Derrick! on video! Awesome. on Flickr ... He might not like that I posted this again but when I think of my time in L.A., it was made infintely better by this sweet, funny, intelligent man. I am grateful that my time out there brought him into my l

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57/365 Derrick! on video! Awesome. on Flickr ... He might not like that I posted this again but when I think of my time in L.A., it was made infintely better by this sweet, funny, intelligent man. I am grateful that my time out there brought him into my l
Microsoft buys influence for Bing with Klout investment, partnership

Even tiny tweets can be big data

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Datasift, the UK company that has access to the Twitter firehose analyzes a petabyte of tweets and ships terabytes of insights around the world. And the infrastructure needs to keep up. The company has replaced its older networking gear with Arista switches to support its analytics operation, Datasift CEO and...
Even tiny tweets can be big data

Tweets = public opinion? New data suggests we should think twice on this

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Are the number of tweets per television show the new Nielsen ratings? Or are tweets on election day the same as exit polls? Twitter might be moving in that direction, but new data from the Pew Center should have you think twice before trusting Twitter as a barometer of public opinion. It’s not...
Tweets = public opinion? New data suggests we should think twice on this
The Guardian's data journalism is cool, but it takes three months to make

Getting to grips with big data's challenges

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“Big data” is a big thing right now, but what’s being done with it and why? This was the subject of a wide-ranging panel discussion at Structure Europe 2012 on Wednesday. GigaOM senior writer Derrick Harris moderated, and the panellists included King.com data warehousing director Mats-Olov Eriksson, IBM big data...
Getting to grips with big data's challenges

We've got a new data channel -- here's what you'll find if you stop by

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It’s hard to overstate the importance of data these days. Just about everything we do online — from buying a pair of shoes to sharing a photo to searching for our soulmate — creates new data that may hold the secret to solving a problem. Indeed, our ability to analyze this fast-growing...
We've got a new data channel -- here's what you'll find if you stop by

IBM picks up another big-data analytics company, Star Analytics

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IBM is buying still more analytics expertise, picking up the software portfolio of Star Analytics, a company with expertise in automating the movement and management of workloads in hybrid computing environments. The company’s Star Command Center is certified to run on Amazon Web Services, Oracle on Demand and Microsoft Azure infrastructure. According to...
IBM picks up another big-data analytics company, Star Analytics
Microsoft to Launch Amazon EC2 Rival. Again
Box acquires Folders technology to enrich iOS offering
Video game origami: 'Derrick the Deathfin' goes from paper to PlayStation

Hopper gets another $12M to organize the web's travel data

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Consumer travel startup Hopper is still in the process of trying to catalog all the best travel data on the internet, and it’s getting another big chunk of change to do it. On Wednesday, the company announced it has closed a $12 million Series B round of funding from OMERS...
Hopper gets another $12M to organize the web's travel data

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Reading Derrick's things he loves - a saved search I turn to whenever I need my heart warmed, an inspiring oomph, and a shot of poetry - http://friendfeed.com/search?q=+from%3Ageekandahalf+group%3Alovefest

Open Compute Project names hackathon winner

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A wireless monitoring system for servers beat out six other inventions to win the Open Compute Project’s first hackathon for hardware, held at last week’s Open Compute Summit in Santa Clara, Calif. The Open Compute Project just added a post to its blog about the news. I wrote about the hackathon, while...
Open Compute Project names hackathon winner

Hey devs, need some hand holding? Heroku adds premium consulting services for you

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You need help scoping out a new architecture for an application? Or maybe some for-real 24 X 7 support for that application once it’s built? Now Heroku is offering a premium tier of paid services you can tap into, provided you build and host that application on Heroku’s Platform as...
Hey devs, need some hand holding? Heroku adds premium consulting services for you

Storing files on your camera card

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Reader Derrick Cliff has need of quick and dirty storage. He writes:...
Storing files on your camera card
What cities, data and Yahoo have in common: Interaction matters

VMware garage sale continues as it offloads WaveMaker to Pramati

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VMware wasn’t kidding early this year when it said it would divest itself of non-core businesses. In March Clearslide bought Sliderocket. Now Pramati, a technology incubator, is acquiring the assets of WaveMaker. Terms were not disclosed. Two years ago, VMware purchased WaveMaker and its technology for simplifying the construction of enterprise...
VMware garage sale continues as it offloads WaveMaker to Pramati

Top 5 innovations for Hadoop in the enterprise

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Interest in Hadoop is booming as it moves beyond the large Web properties to industries such as banking, retail, oil and gas, government, and more. As the value of Hadoop is more broadly recognized, more organizations are investigating this open-source big data platform. It is worth noting that there...
Top 5 innovations for Hadoop in the enterprise

Structure Europe 2012 live coverage

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It seems obvious: cloud computing is a global phenomenon precisely because it allows anyone anywhere to access computing resources for work and play. However, we hear less about the revolutions taking place in enterprise computing outside the U.S., where billions live and billions are spent on enterprise hardware, software, and...
Structure Europe 2012 live coverage

What affect will Apple's choice of Bing for Siri in iOS 7 have on Google?

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Microsoft must be pretty happy with Apple’s decision to include Bing as the default search engine powered web results in Apple’s revamped Siri application heading to iOS 7 this fall. However, what does this all mean for Google? It could very well signal Apple’s increasing desire to cut its...
What affect will Apple's choice of Bing for Siri in iOS 7 have on Google?
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