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.
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"Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies,
Industry Verticals & Forecasts"
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)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/22/14 -- Hitachi Data Systems
Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today
announced it is demonstrating solutions at VMworld 2014, the must-attend
virtualization and cloud computing event August 24-28 in San Francisco.
Hitachi Data Systems, Global Platinum sponsor at this event, will showcase
the power of HDS technology for VMware environments.
Moscone Center - Hitachi Booth 905
"Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) delivers the private cloud to all
users. With UCP, users have one platform, zero worries," said Michael Hay,
chief engineer, Hitachi Data Systems. "Hitachi simplifies VMware
infrastructure through automation and orchestration and we are committed to
continuing investment in VMware solutions that drive a significant business
impact for VMware and H... (more)
The Unicode Consortium today announced that its president and co-founder, Dr.
Mark Davis, will deliver the keynote address at this year’s
Internationalization & Unicode Conference (IUC) in Santa Clara, CA. The
conference will take place November 3rd-5th at the Hyatt Regency hotel.
Dr. Davis’s talk will discuss where emoji came from, why they have gotten
so popular, where they’ve missed the mark, and what the future will bring.
The title is itself in emoji: www.unicodeconference.org/emoji.
“Emoji became very popular in Japan right after they were introduced in
1999,” said Dr. Davis. “Once they were added to Unicode in 2010, they
became popular worldwide, used in modern mobile phones, texting systems,
email, and so on. For example, there were some 6,000 articles on emoji in the
month after Unicode 7.0 released, according to Google News.”
The presentation will cover som... (more)
** Hot News **SAP withdraws PowerBuilder 15!
In a surprise move this week, SAP cancelled the much anticipated
PowerBuilder 15 release and released instead PowerBuilder version 12.6. The
product announcement was made by PB product manager Sue Dunnell on the SAP
website (click here).
The new features of PB 12.6 are mainly focused on PowerBuilder Classic.
Highlights include: support for OData; 64 bit compilation (note that the IDE
is still 32 bit); and Dockable Windows. Due to the limited new feature list,
speculation in the PB Community is that SAP decided not to release PB 15 as
this would be an embarrassment after nearly 4 years since PB 12.5 was
SAP currently has no solid road-map for PB 15 and the last update for this
was in 2011. So it is unclear where SAP will take PB in the future -
especially given PB.Net`s lackluster adoption in the market place... (more)
Linked servers offer the following advantages as noted in MSDN documentation:
•The ability to access data from outside of SQL Server.
•The ability to issue distributed queries, updates, commands, and
transactions on heterogeneous
data sources across the enterprise.
•The ability to address diverse data sources similarly.
There are two ways to create Linked Servers in SQL Server 2012.
Using SQL Server Management StudioUsing the sp_addlinkedserver stored
procedure Microsoft SQL Server 2012 has two providers to connect to SQL
Anywhere 16 from SAP (Sybase). They are,
MSDASQL - Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC
SAOLEDB.16 - SQL Anywhere OLE DB Provider 16
When you install SQL Anywhere 16 the servers can be used for both
Of the two providers MSDASQL cannot be used as no MSDASQL is available for
x64bit and attempts to use it to configure a linked server results in
** Hot Tip **Free Developers Edition of either SAP Sybase ASE or IQ!
The developer's edition has most license options enabled, but only
restricted with a light limit of 25 user connections and may not be used for
production purposes. When you're running ASE on Linux you won't be able to
run it on older versions of Linux such as RedHat 7.x - you really need to run
RH Enterprise Linux (or similar).
The free Developer's Edition for ASE 16.0 can be downloaded here
(available on all supported ASE platforms).
IQ A free Express Edition of IQ 16.0 for Linux/Intel and Windows (all
64-bit only) can be downloaded here. The IQ Express Edition is limited to 5
Gb of data space and most (but not all) IQ options are included.
=> There is no time limit with these versions of ASE or IQ
Regards ... Chris
SAP customers are confused about the positioning between SAP Sybase IQ and
SAP Hana as it applies to data warehousing. Go figure, so is SAP. You want to
learn about their data warehousing offering, and all you hear is “Hana
this” and “Hana that”.
It reminds me of the time after I left Teradata when the BI appliances came
on the scene. First Netezza, then Greenplum, then Vertica and Aster Data,
then ParAccel. Everyone was confused about what the BI appliance was in
relation to the EDW. Do I need an EDW, a BI appliance, an EDW + BI appliance?
With SAP, Sybase IQ is supposed to be the data warehouse and Hana is the BI
or analytic appliance that sits off to its side. Okay. SAP has a few
customers on Sybase IQ, but are they the larger well-known brands? Let's face
it….since its acquisition of Sybase in 2010, SAP has struggled with
positioning it against incumbents like ... (more)
When it comes to trying new tools for accessing and reporting ERP system
data, users and IT departments may hesitate due to perceived complexity and
time constraints for starting such projects. Excel4apps, a provider of
best-in-class Excel-based inquiry and reporting software for use with Oracle
E-Business Suite, alleviates that concern with a new Auto Server Installation
and Setup feature for its Wands 5 Suite of products – GL Wand and Reports
Wand for reporting processes and Budget Wand for budget loading tasks.
“While speed and reduced complexity are advantages of the Auto Install
feature, our main motivation was preventing installation errors by reducing
steps,” said Michele Buson, CEO and Co-founder for Excel4apps. “Finance
departments have loved our software for years, and with this new Java-based
zero client-install architecture and easier installation and set... (more)
NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OnDeck (www.ondeck.com), the
technology-powered Main Street lender, announced today that it was named to
the 2014 Inc. 500|5000 list for the third year in a row. The Inc. 500|5000
list represents the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.
"Earning another spot on the Inc. 500|5000 list is an honor and further
underscores the importance of our mission to make capital access more
efficient for small businesses nationwide," said Noah Breslow, chief
executive officer, OnDeck. "It's been an exciting few years for the company
and we owe this recognition to both our dedicated team and our customers."
OnDeck has helped to transform the broken lending system and create a
movement of making alternative lending mainstream in the United States. The
company's proprietary technology, the OnDeck Score™, leverages big data to
After many years of downloading evaluation editions and using the smaller
sized SQL Server Express editions with somewhat limited features, I finally
decided to go for SQL Server Developer edition for my future experiments. It
costs a bit but you do not have the headaches that may follow after your
evaluation period ends in case you use the evaluation software.
I was particularly hit while writing my book on 'Learn SQL Server Reporting
Services' where I used the evaluation edition which is the full Enterprise
edition. In the middle of the book the computer got into problems due to
malware and I had to redo quite a bit of the exercises including the screen
shots taken with the previous intallation. These problems persisted and then
you have to look for the software used in the first installation (to perform
repairs) which got erased when the computer was flatten... (more)
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Downtown Las Vegas, Nev. — Further
solidifying its position as the world leader in cloud-based facial
recognition, FacialNetwork, Inc. has announced the hiring of Satya Yenigalla
as the company's chief operating officer.
Yenigalla brings his talents and experience to FacialNetwork just as the
company is poised to release a suite of applications that will revolutionize
facial recognition across all edge devices including mobile, wearables and
"The team at FacialNetwork really impressed me. They are the thought leaders
in the facial recognition space, bar none," Yenigalla said. "FacialNetwork
is at the confluence of three pivotal technology trends and is the only
company leveraging the latest advancements in mobile, cloud and big data to
create practical facial recognition applications."
Even with a stellar backgroun... (more)