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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)

Performance Tuning Windows 2012: Network Subsystem | Part 1

In this article of the Performance Tuning Windows 2012 series we’ll focus on the Networking Subsystem. We’ll approach the various optimization guidelines by layer, starting with the hardware and drivers. We’ll also cover NDIS, the protocol stack, and user mode applications.  Let’s start by looking at the network adapter itself and some of the features high-end adapters support that you can use to optimize network-intensive workloads. If you’re running any network-intensive application, you’ll need a high-performance network adapters. In this section we’ll explore some considerations for selecting a suitable network adapter. Offload Capabilities Offloading tasks can reduce CPU usage on the server, which improves the overall system performance. The network stack in Windows 2012 (and prior versions of the OS) can offload one or more tasks to a network adapter permitte... (more)

Introducing the Private Partner Cloud

I'm currently in Seoul South Korea for a variety of meetings with SK government and technology industry folks. Yesterday I had a very interesting meeting with the largest South Korean mobile provider. During the meeting they described a great potential use case for telecom focused IaaS cloud offerings. Basically what they've done is created an on demand compute infrastructure specifically for their network of mobile application developers. The service is offered free of charge to their partners and provides all the tools necessary for the development, testing and deployment of mobile applications specifically tailored to their particular mobile network environment. This may be one of the best use cases for semi-private cloud I've heard of. In a sense they're subsidizing the infrastructure costs for mobile application developers they work with. They are basically c... (more)

Cloud Expo 2011 East To Attract 10,000 Delegates and 200 Exhibitors

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East Call for Papers Deadline November 30, 2010 - SUBMIT YOUR SPEAKING PROPOSAL TODAY! The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more than 150 sponsors and exhibitors and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different countries. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship &... (more)

Application-Aware Firewalls

[by Andy Thurai] "Application-Aware Firewalls."You may have heard this term recently and wondered what it meant. When it comes to security, everyone thinks of Firewalls, Proxies, IPS, IDS, Honeypots, VPN devices, email security and even Web security, but most people don’t think in terms of application level security unless either you are the developer, admin, or user of those specific services or perhaps a hacker. Especially when your traditional network boundaries disappear you can’t carry all of those devices with you. When you move out of your traditional boundaries, towards the cloud, you trust the cloud provider to provide you these features. But you can’t do the same with application level security.  That is because those devices work on a level below the Application Layer (Or Layer 7 in the ISO-OSI architecture model). And those standards are very well define... (more)

Jump start your Cross-Platform App Development skills with Intel's XDK

In my previous post some of the cross-platform app development tools/programs were described in a general way.  In this post I describe the Intel XDK tool which does not require skills except HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript. From here you can jumpstart your App development skills after downloading the Intel XDK. You can write once and deploy to several platforms. It is generally argued that while HTML5/CSS3/Javascript is a good option to create cross-platform apps it is only suitable for some simple, inexpensive apps. In order to buld more complex apps you need a single language to access the 'native apis'. Hardware specific apis are accessed by a variety of languages like Java, .NET, Objective-C etc. There does not exist a single language to access the machine specific information for all platforms. However, a large number of Apps fall into the 'inexpensive/simple apps' that in... (more)

Dear Slashdot: You Get What You Pay For

Open Source SSL Accelerator solution not as cost effective or well-performing as you think o3 Magazine has a write up on building an SSL accelerator out of Open Source components. It's a compelling piece, to be sure, that was picked up by Slashdot and discussed extensively. If o3 had stuck to its original goal - building an SSL accelerator on the cheap - it might have had better luck making its arguments. But it wanted to compare an Open Source solution to a commercial solution. That makes sense, the author was trying to show value in Open Source and that you don't need to shell out big bucks to achieve similar functionality. The problem is that there are very few - if any - commercial SSL accelerators on the market today. SSL acceleration has long been subsumed by load balancers/application delivery controllers and therefore a direct comparison between o3's Open ... (more)

JavaOne 2009 - Highlights Live from Day One

JavaOne 2009 officially started with the opening Keynote delivered by Jonathan Schwartz, CEO of Sun Microsystems. The keynote included several announcements and demos presented by partners and customers of Sun. Here are some highlights... Java Store to enable the java community to distribute their innovative Java solutions worldwide JavaFX 1.2 powered applications demonstrated on a consumer TV Intel and Sun collaboration to gain better performance of Java on Intel processors James Gosling - inventor of Java - giving a review of 14 years of Java Some words about Oracle and Sun by Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle Stay tuned with more information about the conference as it goes on.   ... (more)

No, Pine Trail Has Not Lost its Way: Intel

DigiTimes said Tuesday that Asustek and Acer won’t have new netbooks this half because Intel’s Pine Trail-M Atom chip was late and won’t appear until Q1. Intel begs to differ. It’s under the distinct impression the widget is on schedule and will ship for revenue this year. Pine Trail is the one that integrate the graphics processor on the silicon sliver with the main processor, which also includes the memory controller. Meanwhile, according to the New York Times, Intel is supposed to disclose more about programming its anticipated many-core GPGPU Larrabee chip at Siggraph in a few days. The high-end widget is due out either late this year or early next to bedevil Nvidia and AMD. ... (more)

DMTF Standardizes CIM Policy Language for Managing Computing Resources

Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) has announced the release of its Common Information Model Simplified Policy Language (CIM-SPL) standard. CIM-SPL provides a standard language for writing system management policies based on CIM profiles, enabling IT personnel to more effectively manage their computing resources. With this standard, IT administrators are able to define rules and allocate resources within their computing systems, provide a foundation for automated systems management in distributed environments and support more efficient systems management. CIM-SPL can be used with any CIM-based implementation, including those comprising DMTF’s DASH, SMASH and VMAN initiatives. “CIM-SPL is critical for enabling organizations to take full advantage of DMTF standards for effective, interoperable IT management,” said Winston Bumpus, DMTF president. “Because CIM is ... (more)

Three New HP TouchSmart Products Give Consumers an Engaging Computing Experience

LONDON, UK, October 13, 2009 – Providing consumers with an engaging and interactive computing experience, HP today expanded its TouchSmart portfolio with three new products. They are: • the HP Pavilion dv3 with TouchSmart – the industry’s first multi-touch clamshell laptop PC, • the HP TouchSmart600 PC with 23-inch full HD 16:9 display, • the HP TouchSmart300 PC with 20-inch 16:9 display. Additionally, HP announced technology updates to the HP TouchSmart tx2, the industry’s first and only multi-touch consumer tablet PC. All four products feature HP TouchSmart 3.0 software – HP’s latest touch suite that includes new applications - -TouchSmart Canvas for organising and editing photos with touch gestures and TouchSmart Live TV for not only watching television broadcasts but recording and pausing live TV and getting detailed information on programs using the electronic gui... (more)