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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 - "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)

AMD Picks Dresden for 300mm Fab

AMD has decided to put its 300mm wafer fab in Dresden next to its current state-of-the-art facility. The company said it picked Dresden to leverage the skills of the 2,000 people that already work for it there, not to mention the government’s sweeteners. AMD says it will hired another thousand people to man the new $2.4 billion Fab 36 once it’s up and running in 2006. AMD just broke ground and expects construction to take a year. It’s hoping to be qualifying wafers by the second half of 2005. The fab is supposed to produce 13,000 wafers a month to start, moving to its 20,000 a month capacity. AMD is still looking for a partner. IBM, which it’s already working with, is on the list. AMD said its 300mm technology will be the same as IBM’s, which seems a profoundly persuasive reason to woo Blue. Intel of course is way ahead. It’s been using 300mm wafers since last year. ... (more)

Sun Brings Array of New Products and Services to LinuxWorld

This week at LinuxWorld, Sun Microsystems previewed a number of products and roadmaps for Linux support of the Sun Java Enterprise System, Java Studio development tools, and new AMD Opteron processor-based x86 systems. The innovations previewed at LinuxWorld are focused on three key areas: 1) Next-generation desktop technologies including the next version of the Sun Java Desktop System, future management features for the Java Desktop System that allow full control over the desktop experience, Linux on ultra-thin Sun Ray client systems and a radical new 3-D, Java technology-based PC interface (code named "Project Looking Glass"). 2) Enterprise Software and Hardware: Sun will demonstrate the Sun Java Enterprise System at its LinuxWorld booth, January 21-23. The Java Enterprise System began shipping in December 2003 and will be available supporting the Linux OS later thi... (more)

Alcatel Telecom Transitions Soft-Switches to Linux

Virtualization software specialist Jaluna has announced its first major design win in the network equipment provider (NEP) market. The company says Alcatel deployed an x86 version of OSWare in a line of Linux- and legacy OS-based soft-switches that began shipping two months ago. The announcement follows news last month that Dutch consumer electronics giant Philips licensed OSWare for a single-chipset mobile phone reference design expected this year. Alcatel reports that "several operators" have already deployed the new soft-switch products, which run Linux together with legacy OSes on commodity processor blades powered by a single Pentium M processor running OSWare. According to Jaluna's EVP of corporate development, Michel Gien, Alcatel chose to license OSWare in order to extend the life of its mature telecom applications and OSes. "A lot of software they have uses the... (more)

AMD Breaks Out a Quad Desktop Chip

In the wake of Intel's Santa Rosa notebook release last week, AMD trotted out a four-core desktop version of the widely anticipated Barcelona server quad on which its future rests. It said it hopes the desktop chip will be shipping in systems by the end of the year - in time, it would seem, for the Christmas rush. Intel has a long lead over AMD in the quad department. AMD of course claims a superior "true quad" architecture that puts four cores on a single die rather than Intel's two dual-cores and now it's got something that resembles eight cores. AMD's desktop part has been dubbed the Phenom family and is scheduled to appear in the "first all-AMD" enthusiast twin-socket platform code named FASN8 (say fascinate). AMD expects the chip to strut its graphical stuff on the company's new Direct 10 ATI Radeon HD 2000 chip, which started shipping Monday. The FASN8 platfo... (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)

AMD's Sales Boss Quits

With execrable timing - considering AMD is only days away from launching its crucial first quad chip, its save-the-company play - the fact that its big-talking chief sales and marketing officer Henri Richard - who has pretty much become the voice of the company and its point man in the antitrust spitting contest with Intel - is leaving leaked Wednesday to a site few people ever heard of called Caught off-guard AMD confirmed late Wednesday that Richard is taking a job in a "different business segment" outside PCs. Makes you wonder, doesn't it. Barcelona is supposed to debut Monday September 10. According to Hexus Richard is supposed to leave Friday September 7. AMD confesses that it knew he was quitting, it just didn't expect to be saying so now. The lousy timing, something only a Steve Jobs or a Karl Rove could spin to AMD's advantage, seems worse consider... (more)

Citrix' Virtualization Touted as Solution to Desktop TCO Crisis

Credit Suisse is pushing Citrix and its XenSource acquisition as the natural solution to the "corporate-desktop-as-serial-cost-offender" problem. It says Wall Street is fixated on server virtualization and is overlooking the nascent desktop virtualization market that Credit Suisse thinks will be worth at least $1.5 billion by 2011, representing 25.6 million users or 5.7% of the professional desktop installed base. It's forecasting that Citrix' upcoming XenDesktop will be worth $150 million by then, only 10% of the market but it really thinks it can capture a third and lower desktop TCO by 40%-50%.  View Kevin Brown's "Desktop Virtualization" Talk Patent Watch The US Patent and Trademark Office examined 362,227 patents in its 2007 fiscal year, the highest number in history, and only granted 51% of them, down from 72% in fiscal 2000. The numbers come from its FY 2007 Pe... (more)

Intel & OLPC Split-City

You have perhaps heard - given the amount of ink spilled on the story - that Intel quit the One Laptop Per Child board last week rather than get thrown off for badmouthing and competing against the altruistic non-profit and its cute little kid-friendly, customer-shy, AMD Geode-based green-and-white widget, the thing that was supposed to cost $100 and currently costs $188. Intel only took the board seat and promised millions of dollars in financial aid last July after the head of OLPC, Nicholas Negroponte, complained about Intel's interference with his brainchild and its potential third-world buyers on television's "60 Minutes." And Intel says it vacated the board seat because Negroponte kept demanding that Intel dump its $300 XO-alternative Windows-based Classmate machine and stop supporting makers of other XO-competitive boxes like the Asus Eee. Intel, which had forb... (more)

Cloud Computing Expo - Microsoft, Google & Virtualization

Microsoft Falls from Grace, Can Blame Google Google is currently the pet of the American consumer. Although many in the industry don’t find it particularly likeable, the company’s reputation is tops among US consumers, based largely on how it treats employees and a perception of social responsibility, according to a Harris poll, in which Google dislodged Microsoft from the perch. Johnson & Johnson, the Band-Aid king, came in second and Intel third. Microsoft is now number 10. Google was previously number four. Companies with the worst reps include Halliburton, Comcast, Northwest Airlines and Exxon. LiPS Closes The Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) Forum, which was trying to create a mobile Linux standard, has collapsed into the LiMo Foundation. LiPS members were already joining LiMo, which is chasing a mobile Linux platform. There’s strength in numbers e... (more)

iTKO LISA to Exhibit at SYS-CON's SOA World and Virtualization Conference & Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global SOA and virtualization technology provider iTKO to exhibit at SYS-CON's upcoming SOA World Conference & Expo 2008 West, colocated with the 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, (, which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley, in San Jose, California. iTKO's LISA SOA Testing, Validation & Virtualization solutions mitigate the business risk of change and complexity in enterprise IT environments, while increasing trust across teams and shared technology assets. LISA's Complete, Collaborative and Continuous quality coverage provides validation of every component of SOA workflows throughout their lifecycle, from web apps, to web services, databases, messaging layers, legacy objects and application servers. Developer... (more)