Data Services Journal
If you’ve got simply scads of data – and why wouldn’t you? – it’s
doubling every 18 months – and are shuttling it to an application for
analysis, you’re doing it wrong.
That’s so…so, well, 1980.
According to Aster Data, applications need to go to “Big Data,” not the
other way around.
And to do that the company’s got a massively parallel data-application
server that can embed applications inside a massively scalable MPP data
warehouse and analyze petabytes of data – or terabytes, if that’s all
you’ve got – ultra-fast.
Apps are automatically parallelized for scale; users can take their existing
Java, C, C++, C#, .NET, Perl and Python applications, MapReduce-enable them
and push them down into the data.
The widgetry runs on a cluster of commodity boxes. Figure five servers to
start although parallelized applications can utilize terabytes of memo... (more)
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
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)
In early 2002 Intel became the first chip manufacturer to release a processor
incorporating a new technology known as Simultaneous Multithreading, or SMT.
Intel's SMT implementation (dubbed Hyper-Threading or HT) has been available
in their Xeon processor line for over a year, with little fanfare. In April
2003, Intel announced that HT technology will be added to its desktop-focused
Pentium 4 line of processors. With HT enabled on one of these new systems,
the BIOS will present a single processor to the operating system as two
As Java developers, we should all be excited about this new feature of Intel
processors. The java.lang.Thread object was one of the key factors driving
Java to the strong position it enjoys in the server-side applications market.
Both client and server applications written in Java often make heavy use of
threads. Indeed ev... (more)
Lycos today announced details from The Lycos 50, the 50 most popular Internet
search results for the week ending Sept. 3, 2005. 'Hurricane Katrina' is the
most-searched news event since September 11 attacks. No other hurricane, says
Lycos, with the exception of Hurricane Floyd, which hit number one in Sept.
1999, has generated the amount of search activity that Katrina currently
The Lycos 50 Top 10 Search Terms for the Week Ending Sept. 3, 2005:
1) Hurricane Katrina
3) Labor Day
4) Britney Spears
5) Pamela Anderson
7) New Orleans
8) Paris Hilton
Katrina becomes the most-searched Hurricane in the history of the internet.
No other hurricane, with the exception of Hurricane Floyd, which hit number
one in Sept. 1999, has generated the amount of search activity that Katrina
Searches for Hurricane Katrina h... (more)
Web 2.0 has been a buzzword shrouded in mystery. Although I've heard it used
hundreds of times in the past year, I've never been able to find a good
definition of what it actually means. This is in part because, as Paul Graham
points out, Dougherty coined the term before defining it.
When brainstorming on Web 2.0, O'Reilly laid out a list of services that
seemed qualitatively different than those that had come before and looked for
patterns. What he eventually came up with was a list of seven principles and
eight patterns. O'Reilly hits the nail on the head here with his inductive
approach. However, I still come away from O'Reilly's manifesto wishing for
So here I set out to put forth a working definition of what Web 2.0 really
is, how it differs from Web 1.0, and how it will differ from what may come
after. I am not proposing that these are abso... (more)
Badges, Passports, the Creator, the Founder, the Mayor, getting a Pin,
picking up a raccoon..This is the language of the newest phenomenon to hit
the location-enabled social media marketing world.
I am talking about Social Networking Games. No longer only for geeks and
geocachers, these are real tools for seeing where your friends are, in real
time, as they “check-in” to locations and share what they are doing.
Since the device knows where it is, you can only check in to a location you
are visiting. While mobile location sharing is not new, incentives that tap
our competitive side offered by a “game” are, and this makes all the
The “game” element is that you earn virtual rewards in the form of pins
or badges to fuel participation and interaction with real locations. If, for
example, you are the first to register a place you want to check-in to, you
Over the past couple of weeks there has been a flurry of IT industry activity
around data footprint impact reduction with Dell buying Ocarina and IBM
acquiring Storwize. For those who want the quick (compacted, reduced)
synopsis of what Dell buying Ocarina as well as IBM acquiring Storwize means
read the first post in this two part series as well as some of my comments
here and here.
This piece and it companion in part I of this two part series is about
expanding the discussion to the much larger opportunity for vendors or vars
of overall data footprint impact reduction beyond where they are currently
focused. Likewise, this is about IT customers realizing that there are more
opportunities to address data and storage optimization across your entire
organization using various techniques instead of just focusing on backup or
vmware virtual servers.
Who is Ocarina a... (more)
Hal Roberts, Ethan Zuckerman [twitter:ethanz] , and Jillian York
[twitter:jilliancyork] are doing a Berkman lunchtime talk on Distributed
Denial of Service [DDoS] Attacks against Human Rights Sites, reporting on a
paper they’ve posted.
NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key
information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small
matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other
people’s ideas and words. You are warned, people.
A DDoS is an attack that consumes the resources of the target machine so that
that machine is not able to respond, Hal says. It is an old problem: there
was a CERT Advisory about an IP spoofing attack in 1996. A distributed DoS
attack uses lots of machines to attack the host, typically via botnets
(armies of infected machines). Hal gives an example in which infected
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
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)
Actian Corporation has announced the upcoming release of its bi-directional
Hadoop Data Connector at the TDWI World Conference in San Diego, which will
enable businesses and enterprises to dramatically drive down the costs of
extracting valuable information from their Hadoop data storage. The connector
will be available for general download at the end of 2012. The Hadoop Data
Connector enables Actian Vectorwise, the record-breaking analytical database,
to optimise the analysis of big data with bidirectional data integration.
This will allow businesses to quickly take unstructured Hadoop data into
Vectorwise creating information and then placing that information back into
the Hadoop store or into operational systems. As enterprises, social media
companies and businesses develop data solutions at a rapid pace, the data
connector will empower companies to alternate bet... (more)
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Intel will launch a new Atom processor code-named Lexington aimed at emerging
markets in a move to put more of its chips into smartphones. The V.P. for
Intel's Mobile and Communications Group, said Acer, Africa-based Safaricom,
and Lava, based in India, will announce products based on Lexington in the
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While recent data indicates Google's Android oper... (more)