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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)

Java vs C++ "Shootout" Revisited

Keith Lea writes of the benchmark, on his results page, "I was sick of hearing people say Java was slow, when I know it's pretty fast, so I took the benchmark code for C++ and Java from the now outdated Great Computer Language Shootout and ran the tests myself." Lea used G++ (GCC) 3.3.1 20030930 (with glibc 2.3.2-98) for the C++, with the -O2 flag (for both i386 and i686). He compiled the Java code normally with the Sun Java 1.4.2_01 compiler, and ran it with the Sun 1.4.2_01 JVM. He ran the tests on Red Hat Linux 9 / Fedora Test1 with the 2.4.20-20.9 kernel on a T30 laptop. The laptop "has a Pentium 4 mobile chip, 512MB of memory, a sort of slow disk," he notes. The results he got were that Java is significantly faster than optimized C++ in many cases. "They also show that no one should ever run the client JVM when given the choice," Lea adds. ("Everyone has the c... (more)

Cloudera Announces Hadoop World: NYC 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/19/09 -- Cloudera, the commercial Hadoop(TM) company, today announced the inaugural Hadoop World conference, which will take place Friday, October 2 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Sponsors include Yahoo!, IBM, Intel, eHarmony, and others. "Hadoop is changing the way that users manage and process ever-increasing volumes of data," said Christophe Bisciglia, founder of Cloudera. "Hadoop World in New York City will showcase this powerful new open source technology, with special focus on how traditional enterprises use it to solve real business problems." Hadoop World will feature in-depth case studies and real-world examples of how traditional enterprises use Hadoop. To date, representatives from enterprises including About.com, Booz Allen Hamilton, China Mobile, Context Web, eBay, Facebook, IBM, Intel, JPMC, Microsoft, ... (more)

China Crescent (CCTR) ODM Project Opportunity Valued at $160 Million Highlighted in Analyst Report With 'Speculative Buy' Rating

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 04/01/10 -- China Crescent Enterprises, Inc. (OTCBB: CCTR) has received an analyst report on the Company from Prime Equity Research with a 'Speculative Buy' rating and $0.054 price per share (PPS) target. The report provides detailed analysis of growth and corporate branding potential based on China Crescent's recently announced $160 million original design manufacturing (ODM) project opportunity. Following a strategic acquisition last year, China Crescent expanded its business line to include ODM. China Crescent announced receiving a $1.6 million ODM purchase order from a confidential Japanese customer for 100 sets of a special purpose Wi-Fi communication device. Based on a formal letter of intent, the Japanese customer has committed to purchase 10,000 of the custom Wi-Fi devices for a total of $160 million dollars over the next three ... (more)

Blu-ray Disc Association Announces Additional Format Enhancements

The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) today announced two new media specifications that use Blu-ray Disc technology to provide targeted functionality for commercial and consumer applications. The specifications for BDXL™ (High Capacity Recordable and Rewritable discs) and IH-BD (Intra-Hybrid discs) are expected in the next few months. The BDXL specification, which is targeted primarily at commercial segments such as broadcasting, medical and document imaging enterprises with significant archiving needs, will provide customers with write-once options on 100GB and 128GB capacity discs and rewritable capability on 100GB discs. The discs reach these capacities by incorporating three to four recordable layers. A consumer version of BDXL is also expected, particularly in those regions where BD recorders have achieved broad consumer acceptance. “Professional industries have e... (more)

OpenTrust sichert für einen global operierenden Energiekonzern den Zugriff auf alle kritischen Unternehmensanwendungen

OpenTrust, der Hersteller von Sicherheitssoftware-Lösungen der nächsten Generation, gab heute bekannt, dass das Unternehmen das weltweite Netzwerk und den Zugriff auf die kritischen Unternehmensanwendungen für einen global operierenden Energiekonzern abgesichert hat. Bei diesem Konzern handelt es sich um ein führendes internationales Erdöl- und Erdgasunternehmen. Die auch als führender Hersteller von Chemikalien bekannte Unternehmensgruppe ist in 130 Ländern präsent und verfügt über mehr als 50.000 Anwender. Trotz der komplexen Organisationsstruktur des Konzerns verlief die Implementierung der OpenTrust-Lösung problemlos und entsprach voll den strengen Sicherheitsanforderungen. Im Rahmen des Projekts wurde eine vertrauensbasierte Sicherheitsinfrastruktur bereitgestellt, die wichtige IT-Ressourcen, die Anwender und deren Geräte schützt. Dank der Implementierung konnt... (more)

TreeHouse Customers Awarded for Exceptional Partner Programs

TreeHouse Interactive™ (www.treehousei.com), the technology leader in on-demand partner relationship management (PRM), channel sales force automation (CSFA™) and demand generation solutions, today announced that several customers using its industry-leading Reseller View PRM solution have been honored with awards from Everything Channel and Business Solutions magazine for their outstanding channel efforts. TreeHouse customers Dot Hill, a provider of world-class storage solutions and software for OEM, and SGI, a global leader in HPC and data center solutions, were recently honored by leading channel authority Everything Channel as two of North America’s top information technology (IT) vendors for providing high-quality channel partner programs. Everything Channel’s 16th annual Partner Program Guide acknowledged the strength of the companies’ partner-specific programs... (more)

Of Course Silver is Exploding Upward... The Oracle of Precious Metals Investing Strongly Urges, "Don't Miss Out on This Next Great Wave of Wealth Creation."

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At Smith McKenna, precious metals trading advisors, Stephen Smith, known in the investment community as the Oracle of Precious Metals, has been making his followers wealthy as he's been accurately forecasting gold, silver, copper and other precious metals commodities trends for decades. "The latest movements in spot prices in silver and Gold were totally predictable, considering the time of year and the projected demands. 2012 will be a huge wealth creating opportunity, if you're positioned correctly," exclaims Stephen. "STOP listening to those so-called experts on TV and follow the facts instead. They are wrong! Just look at the proof. Although the majority of experts have been calling for another global recession, I have been giving the investment community contrary evidence, and those that acted on it have been rewa... (more)

Healthcare IT Expert Perficient to Demonstrate Thought Leadership at HIMSS 2012

Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT), a leading information technology consulting firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, today announced it will attend the 2012 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition from Feb. 20 – 24 at the Venetian Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. As experts in consumer-driven healthcare technology, Perficient will discuss key information technology solutions that enable a smarter healthcare system that offers better patient care and better business value. “The healthcare industry is at a critical turning point, undergoing rapid transformation and modernization. Providers and insurers are faced with new regulations and challenges that require the adoption of holistic, business-driven technology solutions that are agile, integrated and interoperable,” said Martin Sizemore, Perficient’s director of healthc... (more)

Standards Executives Convene the Inaugural Standards Leadership Council Forum

HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 07/03/12 -- On June 28, 2012 senior executives from nine leading standards bodies associated with the oil and gas industry hosted the inaugural Standards Leadership Council Forum to encourage collaboration on open standards for the benefit of the upstream industry. Over 125 industry members attended the all-day event at the Marriott Westchase Hotel in Houston, Texas, hosted by BP, geoLOGIC, Halliburton and Oracle. The Standards Leadership Council (SLC) was formed in February of this year to avoid duplication in standards development projects and to address mutual challenges like determining business value metrics for standards adoption, enhancing membership benefits and maintaining financial sustainability. In addition, the SLC is planning additional joint industry events to deliver its standards adoption message across the industry. ... (more)

Nokia Location Platform Provides Worldwide Maps for Oracle-Based Solutions

ESPOO, FINLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 10/01/12 -- Nokia is the only map data provider with a prebuilt mapping service for use with Oracle applications Nokia announced today that Oracle has developed a simple, built-in link between Oracle Fusion Middleware MapViewer and the Nokia Location Platform (NLP). This link removes the barrier of a customized map integration and extends the benefits of global maps for business use to Oracle users. NLP provides maps for almost 200 countries. By integrating NLP with Oracle applications, maps and business data can align to one consistent, accurate map on a worldwide basis. Oracle users will now have opportunity to license NLP from Nokia for use in Oracle applications. "Oracle is the only systems provider that delivers integrated location and mapping capabilities in every layer of our technology stack. Oracle and Nokia have a strong r... (more)

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Nutanix has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO New York, which will take place November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform blends web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge server, storage, virtualization and networking into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence.
Intel is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in the Silicon Valley. It is the world's second largest and second highest valued semiconductor chip maker based on revenue after being overtaken by Samsung, and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers (PCs). Intel supplies processors for computer system manufacturers such as Apple, Lenovo, HP, and Dell. Intel also manufactures motherboard chipsets, network interface controllers and integrated circuits, flash memory, graphics chips, embedded processors and other devices related to communications and computing.
Digital transformation is about embracing digital technologies into a company's culture to better connect with its customers, automate processes, create better tools, enter new markets, etc. Such a transformation requires continuous orchestration across teams and an environment based on open collaboration and daily experiments. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Alex Casalboni, Technical (Cloud) Evangelist at Cloud Academy, explored and discussed the most urgent unsolved challenges to achieve full cloud literacy in the enterprise world.
Wasabi is the hot cloud storage company delivering low-cost, fast, and reliable cloud storage. Wasabi is 80% cheaper and 6x faster than Amazon S3, with 100% data immutability protection and no data egress fees. Created by Carbonite co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi is on a mission to commoditize the storage industry. Wasabi is a privately held company based in Boston, MA. Follow and connect with Wasabi on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and the Wasabi blog.
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to advisory roles at startups. He has worked extensively on monetization, SAAS, IoT, ecosystems, partnerships and accelerating growth in new business initiatives.