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.
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"Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies,
Industry Verticals & Forecasts"
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 has decided to put its 300mm wafer fab in Dresden next to its current
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
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.
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)
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)
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
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
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)
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
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
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 Hexus.net.
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)
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
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)
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)
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.
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)
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,
(www.virtualizationconference.com), which will take place November 19-21,
2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley, in San Jose,
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)