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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)

Citrix Offers Technology Preview of Linux Virtual Apps and Desktops Delivered from XenApp and XenDesktop

Citrix today announced a limited technology preview of virtualized Linux apps and desktops that integrates with XenApp and XenDesktop and extends the FlexCast Management Architecture (FMA) to enable additional use cases in industries such as automotive, manufacturing, oil and gas and financial services. When used with Citrix HDX, the company’s market-leading user experience technology, customers will get unmatched performance and bandwidth efficiency for people accessing Linux desktops from any device, over any network. In the future, the HDX technology for hosted Linux apps will continue to evolve to enable even the most demanding GPU-based graphics applications. People interested in participating in the Citrix Linux Virtual Delivery Agent (VDA) Tech Preview to test and provide feedback on this project may submit an application at http://now.citrix.com/LinuxPreview... (more)

Sybase TechWave 2005 Conference Review

This year TechWave 2005 took place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. For those of you who didn't make it, the following is a recap of the events, with a couple of thoughts and suggestions thrown in. Sunday, August 21 Test Your Sybase Knowledge Gameshow Four TeamSybase members (Millard Brown, Terry Voth, Mike Nicewarner, and myself) do battle against a team of Sybase employees. Each team took turns answering multiple-choice questions off a Jeopardy-style game board. Fifty percent of the questions were related to Sybase engineering and the rest were from other walks of life. There were two rounds with a tiebreaker question just in case. The audience had handhelds and played along. They had a chance to win some cool prizes (30GB iPods, PSPs, and Optic Nerve Sunglasses were up for grabs) at the end of each round (so to the audience it is really two games). Jonathan Baker (... (more)

Has the Technology Bounceback Begun?

2004 was the year that saw the iPod blaze its trail through the technology heaven, saw Google Inc. go public and double its share price from $100 to $200, and watched the fortune of RIM (of Blackberry fame) founder Mike Lazaridis's fortunes grow still further as wireless e-mail became more and more the rule and not the exception. But what of 2005? Has a wider technology bounceback begun? At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2005 last week, the answer seemed to be a resounding: "Yes!" As everyone who has not been living in a cave for the past 29 years knows, Microsoft is 100% devoted to changing the world. "Most people are still not in the digital realm," said Bill Gates in his opening keynote at CES. But it is far from being the only onion in the stew. The industry-wide 'return of technology' has begun. Even Gates himself acknowledged we stand at the threshhold of ... (more)

Ajax And Ruby Do Vegas

Two of the hottest technologies to emerge in the past year, Ajax and Ruby on Rails, took center stage this past weekend at the ServerSide Java Symposium in Las Vegas. In fact, you could say that Ruby and Ajax have officially become an item. Yet, it seems the Ajax and Ruby convergence is more the product of skepticism than romance. There are critics in the Java space who voice reservation about the ability of JavaScript to handle the heavy lifting for scripting Ajax applications, necessitating the emergence of Ruby. Chief among the skeptics is Bruce Tate, an independent software consultant based in Austin, Texas, who argued that Java has become so complex it presents a barrier to programmers trying to start working with it. He proposed Ruby as an easier to learn, programmer-friendly alternative. "I do think Java is in trouble on the low end," he told symposium attendees ... (more)

A New Bubble?

We all remember the Internet bubble back in 1999-2000 era. Start-ups were getting huge valuations. The joke then was – if you are 27 years old and not a millionaire, then you are a failure. All you needed was a sign-board saying “new internet company” and stand on Sand Hill Road. Several cars will stop and within hours, you should have a check worth millions as investment. This is an exaggeration of course. Jeff Bezos of Amazon even said – we spell profit as “prophet”. Then the bubble burst one day and the debris was huge. Hundreds of B2C and B2B companies went belly up. Now after a decade, we see a bit of a bubble again. The landscape is somewhat different. There is no rush to an IPO, which was the only way to make the founders and investors very rich. Now there is a secondary market that buys stocks off the founders and early employees (and some investors as well)... (more)

Cloudera KK to Help Spur Hadoop Adoption in APAC Region

"We believe that the presence of Cloudera KK will significantly propel Hadoop deployments and its application in Big Data forward in Japan," said Mr. Hiroshi Endo, Sr. VP Senior Executive Manager System Platforms Sector, NTT DATA, as Cloudera today announced that it has established a Japanese subsidiary, and an office in Japan.  To provide Hadoop enterprise support services in Japan, Cloudera KK is working with NTT DATA and Nippon Steel Solutions Corporation.  "We are excited to work closely together to deliver superior support services and solutions for enterprises, and also to promote open source software such as Apache Hadoop-based solutions," Endo continued. "NTT DATA looks forward to the global development of the Hadoop platform. By partnering with the industry leader, Cloudera, we are able to address the growing demand of enterprise customers for a more effectiv... (more)

Tango Networks to Demonstrate Its Business Mobility Solutions at the CCA Annual Convention During CTIA 2014 Super Mobility Week

Frisco, TX, August 11, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Tango Networks, a leading technology provider of Business Mobility Services to service providers, channel partners and enterprises, today announced it will demonstrate its portfolio of Business Mobility Solutions at the CCA Annual Convention September 8-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV in booth #133. Today’s workforce is increasingly mobile, and business customers are seeking solutions to help solve business mobility challenges. Enterprise CFOs and CIOs need to leverage the power of mobility to improve business communications, meet regulatory compliance requirements, manage the overall cost of communications and extend productivity enhancing functionality to their highly mobile employees. Tango Networks portfolio of Business Mobility Solutions enable Mobile Network Operators (MNO) to provide services that address the varying needs of ... (more)

Gamers Embrace Microtransactions through mobile carrier billing

UK gamers spend an average of €8.94 per microtransaction - twice the global average of €4.73 according to data from Onebip's mobile payment platform. Global gamers spend the most on microtransactions during the summer period.Gamers see value in higher priced in-game transactions with mobile carrier billing: When multiple price points are offered (i.e. for bundles of virtual currency), an increase in the value of the highest price point available leads to an increase in the average transaction value.Mobile carrier billing increasingly seen as a legitimate alternative to credit card and PayPal. London, UK 11th August 2014: Onebip by Neomobile, the global mobile payments service, has today published a detailed global analysis of its partners' customers' buying behaviour in the online gaming sector. Based on the analysis of millions of transactions across 65 countries o... (more)

Cisco Patches Flaw Highlighted in Las Vegas Security Conferences

Security officials at Cisco have released a patch to fix the Internet Operating System (IOS) problem that resulted in 'Ciscogate' T-shirts going on sale last week in Las Vegas, after Michael Lynn — who gave a controversial presentation on Cisco security (or, rather, insecurity) at the Black Hat Security Conference — was the subject of a permanent injunction preventing him from using any Cisco code in his possession for further reverse engineering or security research or presenting the same material at the DEF CON hacker convention which followed Black Hat. Lynn, who has an extensive background in embedded systems, including kernel development and whose research interests include signals intelligence, cryptography, VoIP, reverse engineering, "and any protocol designed by committee," had recently been concentrating his research focus on securing critical r... (more)

Video: FAME Premiere Attendees Get 'FAMEUS' With LG Mobile Phones

LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A. Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) partnered with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (MGM) and Lakeshore Entertainment to create a multi-faceted marketing campaign to promote the highly-anticipated film, FAME, which premiered last night in Los Angeles. FAME is the highly anticipated remake of the 80's award winning hit film -- is set at a New York City performing arts school and follows the lives of several aspiring dancers, actors, singers, and artists as they reach for their dreams As presenting sponsor of the Los Angeles premiere and pre-premiere concert, LG Mobile Phones created a fun and unique "LGFameUs" experience for the cast members and attendees. The premiere experience complemented an online micro-site the company created to promote the film. For the premiere, LG created a video "set" -- complete with a New York City Street scene -- so FAME... (more)