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IDC: Analytics a $51B business by 2016 thanks to big data

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According to market research firm IDC, the market for business analytics software grew 14 percent in 2011 and will hit $50.7 billion in revenue by 2016. It will grow at a rate of 9.8 percent a year until then, IDC predicts, driven in part by the current hype around big...
IDC: Analytics a $51B business by 2016 thanks to big data

How humans & machines can team up to solve big problems

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(c) 2012 Pinar Ozger. pinar@pinarozger.com In the same way a microscope helps augment the innate ability of the human eye, Quid is trying to create tools to augment how we as humans process unstructured data and visualize it, said Sean Gourley, co-founder and CTO of Quid, on stage at Structure:Data...
How humans & machines can team up to solve big problems

Cloud keeps looking good for IBM, and flash storage could help in the months ahead

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IBM reported $23.4 billion in revenue in the first quarter of the year, down more than 5 percent year over year, and $3.03 billion in net income, down 1.1 percent. Analysts had been expecting more than $24 billion in revenue. The company said cloud-computing revenue was up more than 70...
Cloud keeps looking good for IBM, and flash storage could help in the months ahead

3 things I learned about Node.js at Structure 2012

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(L to R) Dave Rosenberg, CEO, Nodeable; Jason Hoffman, Founder and CTO, Joyent(c)2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com Node.js, the event-driven programming language that is the darling of the real-time web world, is many things: but it’s not a good business, nor is it applicable for all use cases, according to two...
3 things I learned about Node.js at Structure 2012
Mellanox devises modular-switching software to sell more rack switches

10gen introduces a backup option for MongoDB

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There’s no question that MongoDB is popular among developers. 10gen, the company behind the NoSQL database, has been building out its executive team. Now 10gen is adding a support mechanism that could give users some assurance that they won’t lose their data in the event of a disaster. The MongoDB...
10gen introduces a backup option for MongoDB

And, bam! Here's Google Compute Engine

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Drum roll, please. Google Compute Engine is now available to everyone, not just those who pay $400 per month for Google Gold support. (Update: Actually, it turns out folks can sign up for GCE starting at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday.) Notably, Google will offer its resources in sub-hour increments...
And, bam! Here's Google Compute Engine

Marissa Mayer Just Made Her Second Great Move As Yahoo CEO (YHOO)

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Marissa Mayer just made her second great move as Yahoo CEO: she warned shareholders that she might not return to them the $7 billion Yahoo is going to get selling its stake in Chinese Internet company Alibaba. (The first brilliant move Mayer made was giving employees free food: an important...
Marissa Mayer Just Made Her Second Great Move As Yahoo CEO (YHOO)

Microsoft explains latest Hotmail, Outlook glitch

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Microsoft attributed the March 12 glitch affecting Hotmail and Outlook.com to a temperature spike in one of its data centers. Many users said they had no access to the services on Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning. SkyDrive was also affected. According to a Wednesday Outlook blog post by Microsoft VP...
Microsoft explains latest Hotmail, Outlook glitch
Paperwork manager Nipendo lands $8M to add US enterprise customers

Skyhigh Networks gets $20M to lift IT out of the shadows

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The use of shadow IT — storing and sharing files on non-sanctioned clouds from Box, Dropbox and others, partly propelled by the bring-your-own-device trend — is not news, because it’s been going on for years despite the compliance and security problems it can pose. But IT leaders are fighting back,...
Skyhigh Networks gets $20M to lift IT out of the shadows

France wants to invest $27B in high speed broadband

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France has unveiled a financing plan that would result in the government and private companies spending €20 billion ($27 billion) over the next 10 years bringing high speed broadband and fiber connectivity to the country. The news comes after the EU’s budget cut almost all of the $7 billion it...
France wants to invest $27B in high speed broadband

How do you cram 1 trillion rows in a spreadsheet?

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(c) 2012 Pinar Ozger. pinar@pinarozger.com Spreadsheets don’t have to be limited, argues Robert Lefkowitz, CEO of 1010 Data. In a presentation titled “The Trillion Row Spreadsheet,” Lefkowitz argued at Structure:Data 2012 for why desktop-based or browser-based spreadsheets aren’t the solution if you have tons of data you need to put...
How do you cram 1 trillion rows in a spreadsheet?

With 1M new downloads in 3 months, Node.js momentum just keeps on keeping on

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It’s not surprising that Strongloop would tout the traction Node.js is getting in the market – the startup was founded a few months ago to bring commercially supported versions of the language to Red Hat Linux, MacOS, Ubuntu and Windows. But even more neutral observers give the server-side JavaScript framework its due. After all,...
With 1M new downloads in 3 months, Node.js momentum just keeps on keeping on

Google I/O sensors will detect motion and generate data for real-time visualization

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While there will be no shortage of smartphone-equipped developers and media recording the goings-on at the Google I/O developer conference later this week, Google plans on conducting its own experiments. To get the most out of its developer conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco later this week, it...
Google I/O sensors will detect motion and generate data for real-time visualization

Druva makes endpoint backup software available for private clouds

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Druva is launching a private-cloud version of its cloud-based InSync backup service for corporate documents on desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Like the company’s main public cloud backup version for enterprises, the private cloud offering of InSync includes automatic backup of customer documents, secure file sharing, data loss prevention,...
Druva makes endpoint backup software available for private clouds

Man bites dog: Rackspace sues "notorious" patent troll

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Rackspace, which just successfully defended itself in a lawsuit filed by one patent troll, is now declaring war on another. On Thursday, the company said it sued IP Nav and Parallel Iron, asking the federal court in its hometown of San Antonio Texas for damages, for breach of contract and to...
Man bites dog: Rackspace sues "notorious" patent troll

Comcast launches app store for biz customers

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Comcast opened Upware, an app store featuring nine services for its small and mid-sized business customers on Wednesday. The app store isn’t a new idea, but it’s one that will bring in a new line of revenue for the ISP and serve one of its fastest growing customer bases. Comcast’s business...
Comcast launches app store for biz customers

Teradata to connect Hadoop and data warehouses, roll out new appliance

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Teradata on Monday said it will let data-warehouse appliance owners quickly and easily supplement analysis of data stored in the appliance with data processed in Hadoop. The idea is to make it easier for more users to benefit from Hadoop and keep performance high. Teradata also announced the new Active...
Teradata to connect Hadoop and data warehouses, roll out new appliance

Big data is still hard, but it gets better

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What’s standing between your staff and big data analysis? That was the existential question posed of DJ Patil and Jeff Hammerbacher at the GigaOM Structure:Data event today in New York. The two had different takes on how easy it was to give people the power to use data, with Hammerbacher,...
Big data is still hard, but it gets better

Twitter outage Thursday morning frustrate users

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Twitter appeared to be experiencing a widespread outage on Thursday morning, users discovered, taking their complaints to other sites around the web while waiting for the company to respond. The company has not yet responded to our inquiries for comment on the service disruption, nor has it updated the...
Twitter outage Thursday morning frustrate users

Ruh-roh: Ray Lane owes the feds big ($100M!) tax bill

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Ray Lane, the embattled Hewlett-Packard director faces a big, new worry: The IRS says he owes $100 million in taxes, according to a Bloomberg report. According to Bloomberg: “…the IRS found Lane, 66, participated in a “sham” tax shelter, generating improperly claimed losses of $251 million to offset income, according to...
Ruh-roh: Ray Lane owes the feds big ($100M!) tax bill

Pinterest Cofounder Reportedly Leaving Company

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Pinterest cofounder Paul Sciarra is leaving the company, according to startup community site Startup Grind. Startup Grind notes that while Sciarra is listed as CEO and founder on Pinterest’s SEC filings, he’s primarily worked in a behind-the-scenes role while Ben Silbermann has served as the public face of the fast-growing...
Pinterest Cofounder Reportedly Leaving Company

Yesware sync and reminder tools aim to help close deals

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Yesware’s goal in life is to help sales people close deals by tracking and gauging the efficiency of their email communications with customers. Is the message opened? When and how many times? Yesware sheds light on what too often becomes a black hole. Now, it’s adding two new features to...
Yesware sync and reminder tools aim to help close deals

Salesforce rolls out new mobile features for its Chatter social network

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Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) giant Salesforce.com is announcing new features for its Chatter social network’s Android and iOS native apps, as part of a larger effort to enhance its mobile offerings. Inside the Chatter app for smartphones and tablets, users will be able to view and edit the status of deals in...
Salesforce rolls out new mobile features for its Chatter social network

Want to build a better Twitter? Here's a framework for you

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It hasn’t been a great day for Twitter, but life goes on and the company just put code for a JavaScript component framework up on Github for folks who want to use it in their own web applications, or heck, maybe even build their own Twitter, as was suggested on (where...
Want to build a better Twitter? Here's a framework for you

How to query Big Data quickly: Stream those queries!

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Over time, we’re generating massive amounts of new data, thanks to a growing number of connected devices and services. As this Big Data gets bigger, it becomes a challenge to gain insights through traditional database queries: More data to sift through means more lag time between a query and actionable...
How to query Big Data quickly: Stream those queries!
FoundersCard gets a site refresh, adds new deals

Cloudera scores analytics-as-a-service deal with Germany's T-Systems

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Cloudera’s Hadoop implementation just got a big boost through a strategic partnership with Deutsche Telekom’s T-Systems, one of Europe’s biggest IT services companies. This would appear to be one of the first results of Cloudera’s freshly-funded international enterprise push. The two companies are touting analytics-as-a-service using Cloudera Enterprise RTQ, featuring...
Cloudera scores analytics-as-a-service deal with Germany's T-Systems

Stern Agee: Facebook Still a "Buy," Though Target Not as High

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While Facebook takes its public flogging from Wall street on monetization concerns, at least a few institutions are still bullish on the social giant’s prospects. “While the near-term outlook on FB remains cloudy given the ongoing transition to mobile, we continue to believe the long-term opportunity is large,” Stern Agee...
Stern Agee: Facebook Still a "Buy," Though Target Not as High
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