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From Apollo 13 to Google SRE: When DevOps met SRE Register for Sanjeev Sharma Session ▸ Here Sanjeev Sharma is an internationally known DevOps and Cloud Transformation thought leader, technology executive, and author. Sanjeev's industry experience includes tenures as CTO, Technical Sales leader, and Cloud Architect leader. As an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Sanjeev is recognized at the highest levels of IBM's core of technical leaders. Sanjeev provides leadership to drive the adoption of cutting edge solutions, architectures and strategies for Cloud and DevOps transformations, and advises C-level and senior technical executives leading these transformations. Sanjeev just published his 2nd book ‘DevOps Adoption Playbook'. He regularly blogs and podcasts on DevOps and Cloud adoption on his popular blog http://sdarchitect.blog. The complexity of managing and deliveri... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

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)

No Exits. Liquidity Dries Up Even More For VC-Backed Startups In Third Quarter

The liquidity drought for venture-backed startups, which was already declared to be a crisis in the second quarter when not a single VC-backed IPO went out, continued in the third quarter. And don’t expect the situation to get better any time soon. For the first three quarters of the year combined, IPOs brought in only $470 million and M&A activity totaled $11.3 billion, a steep decline from prior years (see chart). Although there was one IPO in the third quarter, RackSpace, which brought in $187.5 million, that was less than half of what the company had expected to raise when it initially filed. In the third quarter of 2007, by comparison, IPOs brought in $945 million. Mergers and Acquisitions activity was also down in the third quarter, bringing in $3.5 billion compared to $10.8 billion in the third quarter of 2007, according to The National Venture Capital Asso... (more)

RE: Should Subject Matter Experts Determine XML Data Implement

Hi Dave, > This is just echoing what was supposed to happen with AI > systems in the '80's. Pick the brains of the SMEs and dump > it into Expert Systems. It didn't work then. Why should > it be any different now? I'm not talking about creating Expert Systems. In fact, I'm not talking about "application design" at all. I'm talking about "data design." I'm talking about picking the brains of the people who truly understand the *data* and the *data relationships*, and capturing their knowledge in a Data Specification. Then, from that Data Specification an XML Schema is implemented by an XML Schema designer. My question is about the connection between a Data Specification and the derived XML Schema: should there be a 1:1 correspondence? If not, how much divergence is acceptable? For example, if an expert on Books says that the data which identifies a book is its ISBN v... (more)

Ashton Kutcher on Twitter

Ashton Kutcher on Twitter Magazine launched today on Ulitzer. The online magazine to offer live news and comments on Kutcher's Twitter journey. Ashton Kutcher is an American actor, with the largest number of followers on the Twitter social networking site. He was the creator, executive producer, and host of the MTV celebrity prank show Punk'd. He is known for his roles in films such as Dude, Where's My Car?, Just Married, The Butterfly Effect, The Guardian and What Happens in Vegas. He is also the producer and co-creator of the supernatural TV show Room 401 and the reality TV show Beauty and the Geek. He is married to actress Demi Moore. Ulitzer content is grouped in 25 distinct subjects from "Aerospace and Defense" to "Travel and Hospitality." Each subject group offers an unlimited number of topics, and each topic may contain thousands of peer-reviewed feature stor... (more)

iPad on Ulitzer - I’ll Buy iPad. But What For?

iPad on Ulitzer I’m proud to consider myself an upper middle class American . Why am I so proud about it? Because I haven’t been born in an upper middle class American family. I came to the USA 18 years ago with $200 in my pocket on a visitor’s visa. Don’t rush reporting on me to the Immigration authorities. I was legal in this country each and every day since. Then came the work visa (H1B), after that the green card, and back in 2001, I became an American citizen. Our family consists of me (silver 15” MacBook Pro), two sons (black 13” MacBook and a silver 13” MacBook) and my wife (post World War II Windows PC own by her employer, a filthy rich international bank). I also have an iPhone. To complete the picture, I need to mention, that occasionally I’m getting separated with my MacBook Pro. For example, last week I’ve been skiing in French Alps and didn’t get it wi... (more)

Mobile Broadband Subscriptions to Hit One Billion Mark in 2011

During the course of 2010, a significant milestone in terms of mobile broadband subscriptions was reached as their number surpassed the half-a-billion mark globally. Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) estimates that this number will double before 2011 ends. The greatest number of subscriptions, around 400 million, is expected to be concentrated in the Asia Pacific region, followed by North America and Western Europe with more than 200 million subscriptions each. Mobile broadband adoption has accelerated with strong growth of smartphones, connected laptops and tablets, supported by the introduction of high- performance networks. Smartphones' users are increasingly using applications and internet services on the go. Global mobile data traffic continues to grow rapidly, with Ericsson announcing in August 2010 that it had tripled in just one year. Last year was also a good one f... (more)

Safely Cloning Virtualized Domain Controllers with Windows Server 2012

When virtualizing Active Directory Domain Controllers in the past, we've needed to be very careful that we don't invoke any steps, such as applying an old snapshot, that could possibly cause USN rollback to occur in the state of a Domain Controller's replica of the AD database and risk AD corruption.  Beginning with Windows Server 2012, we've incorporated a new VM-Generation-ID unique identifier as an additional attribute of a Domain Controller's AD computer object as well as the VM container that is running the virtualized DC instance.  When a virtualized DC starts up, Windows Server 2012 checks for a match between the VM-Generation-ID recorded on the VM instance and the VM-Generation-ID recorded on the DC's computer object in AD.  If there's a mismatch, Windows Server knows that a possible virtualization snapshot or imaging event has occurred and it dumps the cu... (more)

iLoop Mobile Breaks New Digital Frontiers With Innovative Mobile Internet Site for Barack Obama's Presidential Campaign (Text SITE To 62262 or Go to http://m.barackobama.com on Your Mobile Phone)

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- iLoop Mobile, the leading technology and services company for interactive mobile marketing campaigns and mobile content delivery, has announced today the launch of a mobile Internet presence for the Barack Obama presidential campaign with M.BarackObama.com (http://m.barackobama.com). The mobile Internet site will enable supporters, the media, and the general voting public to receive the latest news, campaign developments and Obama multimedia content anytime, anywhere, through their mobile phone. The iLoop Mobile powered Obama mobile site engages voters using a wide array of mobile capabilities, each tactically deployed for specific communications objectives such as raising voter awareness to Obama's position on key political issues, driving viral voter communications to get out the vote, and engaging the voter with compelli... (more)

Monterey Gourmet Foods to Announce First Quarter 2009 Results on May 6, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time

SALINAS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/23/09 -- Monterey Gourmet Foods (NASDAQ: PSTA), a manufacturer and marketer of fresh gourmet refrigerated food products, will report its first quarter 2009 financial results on Wednesday, May 6, 2009. The company plans to host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (1:00 p.m. Eastern Time) to discuss these results. Eric Eddings, chief executive officer, and Scott Wheeler, chief financial officer, will deliver prepared remarks and conduct a question and answer session. To listen to the call live, please dial 877-917-3614 at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the conference and mention participant pass code "Monterey." The call is also being webcast live at http://www.montereygourmetfoods.com. The call will be archived and available for replay for 90 days from the "Investor Relations" section of the company's website at ht... (more)

Portuguese Internet Audience Grows to Nearly 4 Million Users in September 2009

LONDON, November 24 /PRNewswire/ -- comScore, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released the results of a study of the online habits of Portuguese Internet users, based on data from the comScore World Metrix service. More than 3.8 million people age 15 and older accessed the Internet from a home or work location in Portugal in September, viewing an average 1,843 pages and spending an average 1.9 hours online per person during the month. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080115/COMSCORELOGO) "Portugal represents a dynamic and growing Internet market in Europe with users continuing to be more active and engaged online," said Mike Read, comScore managing director for Europe and Ibero America. "The average Internet user in Portugal is spending more time online engaging in different behaviors such as reading news and articles,... (more)

CloudEXPO Stories
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Today, we have more data to manage than ever. We also have better algorithms that help us access our data faster. Cloud is the driving force behind many of the data warehouse advancements we have enjoyed in recent years. But what are the best practices for storing data in the cloud for machine learning and data science applications?
DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science" is responsible for guiding the technology strategy within Hitachi Vantara for IoT and Analytics. Bill brings a balanced business-technology approach that focuses on business outcomes to drive data, analytics and technology decisions that underpin an organization's digital transformation strategy.
DevOpsSummit New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term.