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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)

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)

AMD vs Intel: AMD Starts Selling Centrino Rival

AMD picked the day Intel had set aside for its mid-quarter update to launch its rumored Centrino rival, the Turion 64. It's the first AMD chip designed specifically for mobile computers rather than adapted. Unlike Centrino, Intel's first platform, Turion is only a single chip, not a group of widgets. Intel is in the midst of rolling out Sonoma, its major Centrino upgrade. Intel CFO Andy Bryant described demand as "strong" and supply "a little tight" in a conference call Thursday. It was Intel's success with Centrino, a package that includes a CPU, chipset and wireless chip, that inspired the company to go platform-centric, a strategy it's only beginning to put into play. Unlike the current Centrino, Turion is also 32/64-bit and will be dual-core some day as will Centrino. Notebooks seem to be the only PCs selling these days. IDC gives AMD only 9% in the notebook ma... (more)

Open Country Enhances Systems Management Suite

Open Country, systems management software company, announced it has enhanced its award-winning OCM Universal Systems Management Suite with new features for massive enterprise environments. Additionally, OCM now supports the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution and 64-bit Intel and AMD platforms. OCM provides organizations with a simple, affordable solution, enabling administrators to effectively provision, manage, monitor, and maintain Linux-based servers, desktops, blades and appliances. With this release, OCM now scales to thousands of systems, making management from a single web-based console quick and easy. Open Country has enhanced OCM’s asset discovery features to give administrators a comprehensive view of hardware and software installed across the enterprise. Administrators can easily compare systems and track hardware and software changes. A new software s... (more)

Interest in DoubleClick Reportedly Picks Up

Google, which is reportedly building its own DoubleClick-like ad-serving mechanism, is now supposed to be trying to buy DoubleClick since Microsoft was reported to be in talks with the online media buyer. The competition is supposed to make any deal more expensive. Last week they were already talking about the price for the $100 million-$150 million business being an exorbitant $2 billion. The Wall Street Journal, which originally broke the story, says Yahoo and AOL, one of DoubleClick's biggest accounts, have also kicked the tires. DoubleClick's alternative to a sale is to IPO. Dell Earnings Down 26% Dell can't manage a 10-K but it told the SEC Wednesday that it expects its 2006 earnings to be around $2.6 million, or $1.16 a share, down roughly 26% from the $3.5 billion it earned in 2005. It said revenues would be around $57 billion, up from $55.9 billion. It's still... (more)

JavaOne - John C. Dvorak Talks About "AMD vs Intel Lawsuit" on SYS-CON.TV

Mercury Research has charted the longitude and latitude of the “Perfect Storm” that AMD said swamped its dingy last quarter, causing it to lose $611 million. View John C. Dvorak's comments on the Intel AMD lawsuit, live from JavaOne with SYS-CON publisher Roger Strukhoff The storm was Intel, whose refreshed product line won back seven points of share in servers, eight points in desktops and four points in notebooks. Intel in Q1 owned 80.5% of the total market, according to Mercury’s count, up six points sequentially, reducing AMD to less than 20% for the first time since 2005 when it broke 21.4% in Q4 and pushed on to close 2006 with 25.3%. The general assumption is that despite what AMD says it will lose more share this quarter. ... (more)

SUSE Linux Gets Service Pack & Xen Driver Kit

SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 has gotten its first service pack, which is supposed to goose its virtualization, HPC, security, Active Directory interoperability and system management capabilities. The enhancements include quad-core support and a desktop virtualization preview. Novell also came out with a Virtual Machine Driver Pack of paravirtualized network, bus and block device drivers so unmodified Windows and Linux guest operating systems can run at near-native performance in Xen virtual environments integrated with SUSE and Intel's Virtualization Technology or AMD's Virtualization hardware. Novell says it's the first vendor to support Xen VM guests. It's got drivers for XP, Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 that are due out in July. Red Hat 4 and 5 drivers will follow later this summer. A one-year subscription to the Driver Pack will cost $299 per physical server for... (more)

EC Makes AMD's Day: Charges Intel with Antitrust Violations

After five years of off-again on-again investigations, the European Commission has finally issued antitrust formal charges against Intel. The move, instigated by AMD's complaints, comes like an answer to an maiden's prayer just as AMD, down $600 million in the June quarter, is reeling from its price wars with its much larger competitor. The EC secret statement of objections reportedly charges Intel with exclusionary restraint, naked restraint and predatory pricing. Sources say the regulators take exception to Intel's rebates and discounts said to reward OEMs for buying the bulk of their processors from Intel and an alleged practice that has been dubbed "Stop Launch" that discourages OEMs from announcing new products when AMD announces new chips. The EC charges reflect the allegations that AMD has made in its pending private antitrust actions against Intel. Intel had n... (more)

EC Takes Sides in the Mascara-Smearing Bitch Fight Between Intel & AMD

One wonders whether it matters what Intel says in its defense now that the European Commission has finally gone ahead and accused it of the taint of antitrust. Intel has 10 weeks, until October 8, to present its defense. Then there could be a hearing. One suspects that the EC's reaction to what Intel says will have a lot to do with how the Court of First Instance in Luxembourg treats Microsoft on September 17, the day it's supposed to hand down its decision in Microsoft's appeal of the EC's 2004 judgment that it too trifled with the antitrust laws to maintain its monopoly. If the EC gets its ears boxed, that big stick it's carrying could turn into a toothpick. If it's totally upheld, that stick could sprout spikes. The EC has been investigating Intel on-and-off for seven years and Intel's defenders say that the EC's economists have regarded the case as dicey for th... (more)

SYS-CON's Virtualization Journal Opens Its "Readers' Choice Awards" Nominations

SYS-CON's Virtualization Journal announced today its first annual Virtualization Readers' Choice Awards. SYS-CON's Readers' Choice Awards, also known as the "Oscars of the Software Industry" has been one of the most prestigious industry award programs for more than a decade. This year's virtualization awards will be given in 17 categories and award-winning products and services will be selected by Virtualization Journal readers. Virtualization takes the cost and complexity out of IT, and can even help us reduce the CO2 footprint. IDC has stated that the virtualization services market alone is going to reach $11.7 billion by 2011 and in general this technology, which has been around for a good number of years, seems suddenly to be on everyone's mind. In short, Virtualization is fast becoming a key requirement for every server in the data center, enabling increased work... (more)

Future Proofing Virtualization Management for Heterogeneous Environments

Analysts estimate 80 percent of today’s virtualized environments run on VMware technology. However, that landscape will shift over the next 12 to 18 months as more powerful processors, competing hypervisors, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and cloud computing take hold. Virtualization management will need to address heterogeneous environments that combine any number of different software and infrastructure platforms. On the technology front, several things have happened. The AMD-V and Intel-VT processors have added virtualization extensions to the x86 server architecture that have removed much of the performance overhead incurred by emulation and also removed many of the barriers of entry into the hypervisor market. XenSource, now owned by Citrix, has seen its open source hypervisor technology accepted into the Linux kernel and adopted by open source leaders No... (more)