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Bitcasa Launches Open Beta Of Its Unlimited Cloud Storage Service, Raises $7M Series A Round

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Cloud storage company Bitcasa today announced that it’s now opening its beta to the public. The service, which says that it will offer its users unlimited cloud storage, is currently available for free, but the company plans to charge $10/month after the beta period. In addition, the company also announced...
Bitcasa Launches Open Beta Of Its Unlimited Cloud Storage Service, Raises $7M Series A Round
Autonomy’s private cloud, the largest of its kind, surpasses 50 petabytes

Zynga Ramps Up Private Cloud Infrastructure zCloud; Now Stores 1.4 Petabytes Of Data

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As mentioned in yesterday’s earnings call, Zynga revealed that the company’s zCloud, its private cloud infrastructure has been scaling significantly in the past year. At the start of 2011, only 20% of Zynga’s daily active users (DAU) were in the zCloud. A year later, nearly 80% of Zynga games’ DAU...
Zynga Ramps Up Private Cloud Infrastructure zCloud; Now Stores 1.4 Petabytes Of Data

'Infinite storage' startup Bitcasa hires former Box VP; Horizons' Frank Meehan joins board

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Bitcasa, the interesting startup that promised to deliver users ‘infinite storage’ when it emerged last year, is today announcing a double win. The first is its recruitment of Tony Lee, formerly VP of backend engineering at that other hot cloud storage startup, Box. The former Yahoo director of engineering will...
'Infinite storage' startup Bitcasa hires former Box VP; Horizons' Frank Meehan joins board
Big Data Be Damned, The Web Still Needs a Human Touch

Facebook's New Big Data Tool Cranks Up Hadoop - And It's Open Source

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Struggling with even the most cutting-edge big-data tools, developers at Facebook have announced a new open-source tool set, Corona, designed to enable data-processing on the incredible scale required by the massive social-media network. Admittedly, there aren't a lot of companies with big data this big, but Corona should have spill-over...
Facebook's New Big Data Tool Cranks Up Hadoop - And It's Open Source

For fast, interactive Hadoop queries, Drill may be the answer

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In the era of big data, there is increasing demand for ever-faster ways to analyze — preferably in an interactive way —  information sitting in Hadoop. Now the Apache Foundation is backing an open-source version of Dremel, the tool Google uses for these jobs, as a way to bring that speedy...
For fast, interactive Hadoop queries, Drill may be the answer

IBM to build exascale supercomputer for the world’s largest, million-antennae telescope

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IBM and ASTRON, the Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy, have announced that they have begun work on building an exascale supercomputer that will collect data from the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), a 3,000km-wide telescope that will have millions of antennae. The current world’s fastest supercomputer, the K, has 700,000...
IBM to build exascale supercomputer for the world’s largest, million-antennae telescope

DailyDirt: The Ever-Growing Growth Of Data...

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There are a lot of reasons to be optimistic about the future. Some folks will always predict doom and gloom, but we say, "The Sky Is Rising!" (loud and proud -- and again with sequel The Sky Is Rising 2). The advent of digital information has created an enormous wealth...
DailyDirt: The Ever-Growing Growth Of Data...
Cloud: Facebook Tackles (Really) Big Data With 'Project Prism'
IBM and ASTRON's DOME project takes on the vast data of space
Coolest jobs in tech (literally): running a South Pole data center

Unlimited storage for all: Bitcasa launches its infinite cloud drive service out of beta

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We first covered Bitcasa way back in 2011, a cloud storage startup promising to bring infinite storage to your desktop. Almost one year on from that, and Bitcasa was already managing 5 petabytes of data, before going on to launch mobile apps and promising to leave beta by February. Well,...
Unlimited storage for all: Bitcasa launches its infinite cloud drive service out of beta

The Storage Games

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Most of the computerized data you interact with is stored in a corporate data center or the cloud on a class of device known as enterprise storage. Their capacity is measured in petabytes, or millions of gigabytes. The number of input/output operations per second (IOPS) generated by applications from Excel...
The Storage Games
Facebook's data management system is 'like Candy Land' for engineers

NNSA Sequoia supercomputer takes worlds fastest title, prevents nuclear testing

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Fujitsu's 10.51 petaflop K supercomputer is pretty fast, but does it pack enough computational oomph to stave off underground nuclear testing? Probably -- but the NNSA's new sixteen petaflop rig does it better. According to the National Nuclear Security Administration, a supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, dubbed Sequoia,...
NNSA Sequoia supercomputer takes worlds fastest title, prevents nuclear testing

Want To Work At Facebook? Here's The Skill They REALLY Want (FB)

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Facebook has 41 job openings on its data and analytics team (plus another nearly 200 open tech positions). If you toss your resume into the bucket and get called for an interview, know this: the skill your potential future boss really wants is someone who is "passionate about understanding people,"...
Want To Work At Facebook? Here's The Skill They REALLY Want (FB)
Autonomy explains just how large ‘big data’ is (infographic)

Why IBM is adding Vivisimo to its analytics roster

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There may be no free-standing analytics companies left soon if IBM has its way.  On Wednesday, IBM said it is buying Vivisimo for the “discovery and navigation” expertise that companies use to access and analyze (what else?) big data. Why Vivisimo? Its technology will help IBM attack a key customer need:...
Why IBM is adding Vivisimo to its analytics roster

Is there a better way to upgrade the internet? BitTorrent's CEO says there is

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If we persist in thinking of the internet as an information superhighway, then we’ll continue to handle congestion by adding more lanes, via expensive upgrades in the core network, at the edge and at the last mile. The end result of our love affair with connectivity is a losing proposition...
Is there a better way to upgrade the internet? BitTorrent's CEO says there is

Illusions of Expertise: Why Marketers Should Start Listening to Data

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Image copyright Petr VaclavekWith all the advances in Big Data, shouldn’t it be easy to predict the future? Already, the algorithms and computer processing power exist to analyze petabytes of data every second, so it would seem logical we could us that power to predict outcomes — election results, the...
Illusions of Expertise: Why Marketers Should Start Listening to Data

How Big Data Can Boost Weather Forecasting

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Guest author Steve Hamm is a strategist, writer and videographer in IBM's corporate communications department. Last September, when Typhoon Sanba smashed into the Korean peninsula, it packed winds so strong that they sent rocks flying through the air like missiles and caused massive power outages. "Hwangsa" storms, carrying dense clouds...
How Big Data Can Boost Weather Forecasting

Google Maps For Mobile Gets Offline Maps

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At a press event in San Francisco this morning, Google announced that Google Maps for mobile will soon feature offline caching. This feature will come to Google Maps to Android soon. Users will be able to download parts of a map to their devices and then use them when they...
Google Maps For Mobile Gets Offline Maps

Installation of Blue Waters Petaflop Supercomputer Begins

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An anonymous reader writes "The National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois is finally getting the troubled Blue Waters supercomputer installed. After IBM walked away from the project after 3 years of planning, Cray stepped in to pick up the $188 million contract. Now, in around 9...
Installation of Blue Waters Petaflop Supercomputer Begins

Under the covers of eBay’s big data operation

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For online auction powerhouse eBay, big data is serious business. The company has 100 million active users globally, 300 million live listings at any time (and it archives them all), receives 2 billion page views daily, and handles 250 million search queries and 75 billion database calls a day. How does...
Under the covers of eBay’s big data operation

Amazon Glacier: Archival Storage for One Penny Per GB Per Month

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You Need Glacier I’m going to bet that you (or your organization) spend a lot of time and a lot of money archiving mission-critical data. No matter whether you’re currently using disk, optical media or tape-based storage, it’s probably a more complicated and expensive process than you’d like which has...
Amazon Glacier: Archival Storage for One Penny Per GB Per Month

How telcos are using big data to set prices and maybe make bills better

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Ten years ago Anukool Lakhina, CEO and Founder of Guavus, was working at Sprint collecting network data as part of a research project. The phone company had put sensors in its network and generated so much data every day that it had to be shipped to Lakhina via FedEx truck...
How telcos are using big data to set prices and maybe make bills better

Datameer lands $2.5M, launches big-data spreadsheet tools

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Imagine if you could use Excel to examine 10 million gigabytes of data as if it were a spreadsheet parked on your desktop. Datameer Analytics Solution does exactly that. The San Mateo-based company announced a beta program for DAS, which builds on top of the open-source Apache Hadoop system for...
Datameer lands $2.5M, launches big-data spreadsheet tools

Can the wireless spectrum keep up with smartphone data usage?

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Last week, CTIA (the trade group for American wireless telecommunications industry) published the results of its semi-annual survey of the habits of American subscribers. Unsurprisingly, the survey shows that data usage has gone up since the last survey. But how much did it grow and how does it tie into...
Can the wireless spectrum keep up with smartphone data usage?

Product: SciDB - A Science-Oriented DBMS at 100 Petabytes

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Product: SciDB - A Science-Oriented DBMS at 100 Petabytes
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