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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)

InsideView(R) Relationship Manager Reduces Account Churn by 25% With New People Alerts

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/07/13 -- InsideView, the sales intelligence leader that empowers sales and marketing professionals to get in and win, today showcased Relationship Manager™ People Alerts, new functionality within its flagship customer intelligence product that monitors organizational changes that affect decision makers within key accounts. The new feature within Relationship Manager monitors key individuals within target accounts to track and alert about organization changes such as resignations, new hires, changes in reporting structure or title. "The cost of customer churn is extremely high, especially in SaaS or subscription businesses," said Umberto Milletti, CEO of InsideView. "Existing accounts are 45% more profitable than new accounts. As more and more businesses adopt subscription relationships as their main form of delivery, nurturin... (more)

NewSQL – What is It?

There has been a lot of discussion on NoSQL databases over the past couple of years. These databases do not use the Structured Query Language (SQL), the standard data manipulation language for relational databases such as Oracle, DB2, MySQL, Sybase, and SQL Server. The data model is closer to object-oriented data and hence fits well for documents or geospatial data. Being schema-less, they accommodate well for flexible data structures, unlike their relational brethren. Examples of NoSQL databases are MongoDB (most popular), CouchDB, and Cassandra. Programming is easier and rigid consistency is not guaranteed.  They also have scale-out models with replication and sharding (partitioning) for speed. These products support multiple languages. A new category called NewSQL databases are aiming to provide the scale-out advantages of NoSQL databases, and often their commodit... (more)

SAP and Big Data

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)

VCE Revisited, Now and Zen

Yesterday VCE and their proud parents announced revenues had reached an annual run rate of a billion dollars. Today VCE announced some new products along with enhancements to others. Before going forward though, let's take go back for a moment to help set the stage to see where things might be going in the future. A little over a three years ago, back in November 2009 VCE was born and initially named ACADIA by its proud parents (Cisco, EMC, Intel and VMware). Here is a post that I did back then. BTW the reference to Zen might cause some to think that I don't how to properly refer to the Xen hypervisor. It is really a play from Robert Plants album Now and Zen and its song Tall Cool One. For those not familiar, click on the link and listen (some will have DejaVu, others might think its new and cool) as it takes a look back as well as present, similar to VCE. On the... (more)

Part II: EMC announces XtremIO General Availability, speeds and feeds

Part II: EMC announces XtremIO General Availability, speeds and feeds By Greg Schulz XtremIO flash SSD more than storage I/O speed Following up part I of this two-part series, here are more more details, insights and perspectives about EMC XtremIO and it’s generally availability that were announced today. XtremIO the basics All flash Solid State Device (SSD) based solution Cluster of up to four X-Brick nodes today X-Bricks available in 10TB increments today, 20TB in January 2014 25 eMLC SSD drives per X-Brick with redundant dual processor controllers Provides server-side iSCSI and Fibre Channel block attachment Integrated data footprint reduction (DFR) including global dedupe and thin provisioning Designed for extending duty cycle, minimizing wear of SSD Removes need for dedicated hot spare drives Capable of sustained performance and availability with multiple... (more)

Pioneer of Environmental Sustainability in the Hydraulic Fracturing Sand Industry: Michael G. O'Neill, Founder and CEO of Preferred Sands, Named Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Energy, Cleantech and Natural Resources Category Award w

RADNOR, Pa., Nov. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  Michael G. O'Neill, Founder and CEO of Preferred Sands, has been named the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Energy, Cleantech and Natural Resources Category Award winner. The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award is the country's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award encourages entrepreneurial activity and recognizes leaders and visionaries who demonstrate innovation, financial success and personal commitment as they create and build world-class businesses. O'Neill's business strategy – combined with his team's collective core competencies and expertise in engineering, finance and environmental compliance – catapulted Preferred Sands first to market with innovative and environmentally sensitive clean fracturing sand. He was honored at the Entrepreneur Of The Year gala, th... (more)

SAP Deepens Value to Midsize Companies by Adding 60 Offerings to Its Family of SAP(R) Best Practices

WALLDORF, Germany, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAP AG today announced that it is adding 60 SAP(R) Best Practices offerings to deepen its industry- and geographic market-specific support for midsize companies. Designed for SAP(R) All-in-One solutions, SAP Best Practices offerings include "out of the box" integrated business processes, methodologies and documentation to help companies expedite solution implementation and improve operational excellence. The 60 new offerings include 23 industry and cross-industry versions across 37 countries. They will help companies in these segments draw on the proven expertise of SAP and its customer and partner ecosystem. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050310/SFTH009LOGO-a) SAP Best Practices offerings enable customers to benefit from SAP's more than 35 years of industry leadership in business applications. The new ... (more)

The Hadoop Business Case By @JGlesner | @BigDataExpo [#BigData]

By Jeremy Glesner Since the birth of Hadoop in 2005-06, the way we think about storing and processing information has evolved considerably. The term “Big Data” has become synonymous with this evolution. But still, many of our customers continue to ask, “What is Big Data?”, “What are its use cases?”, and “What is its business value?”. The Internet is overloaded with definitions, characteristics, and benefits; however, few discussions synthesize all three of these topics in one place. This paper answers these questions, and proposes a total cost calculation framework for CTOs and CIOs that are evaluating solutions for their organization’s use case(s). In the text below, I examine an on-premise Hadoop ecosystem as a general purpose Big Data solution in relation to alternative commercial purpose-built storage technologies (-e.g. Oracle, Teradata, IBM, SAP, Microsoft, E... (more)

Leader in Interactive Entertainment: Michael Morhaime, President, CEO and Co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., named Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Technology Category Award Winner

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Morhaime, President, CEO and Co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., has been named the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Technology Award winner. Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year is the country's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award encourages entrepreneurial activity and recognizes leaders and visionaries who demonstrate innovation, financial success and personal commitment as they create and build world-class businesses.  Morhaime was recognized for his commitment to a high standard of quality that has propelled Blizzard Entertainment to the pinnacle of the gaming industry and positioned the company as an internationally recognized leader in interactive entertainment. Morhaime was honored at the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards gala, the culminating event... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Round-up

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Despite a push for mobile business, China’s Baidu only has 35 percent of the mobile search volume.  The company is pushing for pre-installation of its search engine in mobile devices.  Read Original Content According to a recent survey by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India, over 50 percent of full-time employees prefer mobility and employing mobile technology into the workplace.  Read Original Content Indian e-commerce site Freecharge.in offers a unique customer service plan in which customers can simply recharge their prepaid mobiles online and in return receive gift coupons of the same ... (more)