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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)

Dvorak: Sun Marketing is Outdated

PC Magazine and Marketwatch columnist John C. Dvorak was interviewed by SYS-CON.TV's Roger Strukhoff at the JavaOne Conference in San Francisco. Dvorak held forth on a number of topics, including the new AMD/Intel lawsuit, the viability of Java and Sun, the value of (or lack thereof) of corporate PR, and whether or not a new book about Silicon Valley is really worth reading. Watch John C. Dvorak live on SYS-CON.TV During the interview, Dvorak was asked about the relevance of Sun and Java today, given Sun's seeming loss of prestige over the past few years. He noted that Sun had be... (more)

Yahoo, Intel

The Yahoo Freeze Yahoo's new CEO Carol Bartz froze salaries Wednesday. Intel Questioning AMD's x86 License AMD told the SEC that it rejected Intel's suggestion that its acquisition of ATI and its creation of the so-called Foundry Company manufacturing spin-off breached provisions in their age-old cross-license agreement. The terms of the pact, though perpetual, come up for renewal this year. Intel's getting back for all the antitrust trouble AMD has caused it. Cloud Computing Technology Contributors of 2009 10Gen, 3Leaf Systems, 6fusion International, Absolute Performance, Ajaxo, A... (more)

Ex-Newisys CTO Joins AMD

Former IBM Fellow and former Newisys CTO Rich Oehler has joined AMD's Office of Strategy and Technology reporting to CTO Fred Weber. He's there to align AMD's multi-core enterprise-class strategies with the needs of the Fortune 1000. Oehler is treasured for his work in microprocessors, SMP and mission-critical systems design. Newisys was the Texas company full of ex-IBMers that tried to make it as a systems vendor with Opteron-based servers. It was acquired by Sanmina-SCL, which built boxes for AMD. When last seen last September, Newisys was working on leapfrogging Opteron's native... (more)

Sun and IBM Renew Vows

Sun and IBM have extended their Java technology agreement to 2016, under which IBM will continue to license and use Java technologies from Sun, including Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE), Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) and Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME) and Java Card throughout its software products, including its middleware and web services portfolios. Steve Mills' video message to JavaOne attendees, during Jonathan Schwartz's opening keynote. (Photo copyright SYS-CON Media) Sun and IBM will continue to advance and enhance the development of Java te... (more)

Intel and AMD Trade Barbs Over Lawsuit

Intel and AMD traded media blasts about the lawsuit recently initiated by AMD against Intel regarding its business practices. Intel filed a response to the lawsuit with the U.S. District Court in Delaware, the publicly stated that “it refutes AMD's claims and states that its business practices are both fair and lawful.” Intel’s general counsel Bruce Sewell said, “Innovation, investment, customer focus and great products have led to Intel's success over the years. These are the things that have been fundamental to our decision making as we've sought to mov... (more)