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Hadoop, an open source implementation of map/reduce, has garnered tremendous momentum in large scale data processing, marting, and on occasion warehousing. In an upcoming breakout session at DataServices World 2008 West, being held in November conjunction with the 14th International SOA World Conference & Expo in San Jose, California, Parand Darugar - Director of Software Architecture, Yahoo! - will be describing the programming model, capabilities, common patterns, and best-practices for Hadoop deployment and usage. Darugar's session will also examine the current state and industry adoption of Hadoop and cloud-based data processing, the ecology of value-add technologies and services in the grid computing and data processing world, and models for using grid-based data processing alongside traditional technologies and techniques. At Yahoo! as Director of Software Arc... (more)

Solina unites its European production sites with Interoute's Unified ICT network

Solina improves ICT performance and efficiency as it consolidates from two national network providers to one international provider, Interoute London, 11 June 2014 - Solina, a leading global business in the food industry, has selected Interoute, owner of Europe's largest cloud services platform, to unite its production sites with a Virtual Private Network (VPN). Solina has nine production sites in Europe, three in France, three in Belgium, two in the Netherlands and one in Sweden, that connect to its other global locations. After the merger of the French Sfinc and Belgian Savena group under the Solina name in early 2012, the company was left with two national network providers covering multiple international sites. It is now using Interoute's advanced pan European network for all its European voice and data needs, replacing its previous two national network provider... (more)

Riverbed Announces Integration of VMware Platform on Riverbed Steelhead Appliances

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/09/08 -- Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the technology and market leader in wide-area data services (WDS), today announced an OEM agreement to embed VMware software as the preferred virtualization platform for the Riverbed® Services Platform (RSP), a virtualized service delivery solution within Steelhead® appliances. With the VMware platform inside Steelhead appliances, enterprises can further consolidate their IT infrastructure and improve manageability by running up to five remote office virtual edge services, without the need for separate dedicated servers. This approach will allow them to improve asset utilization, operational efficiency and business agility, while helping to control IT costs and ensure end-user satisfaction. Services currently available for deployment on the RSP include streaming media, print service... (more)

Hualong Digital Film Production Company Selects DataDirect Networks to Power Real-Time 2K, Digital End-to-End Workflow

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- DataDirect Networks, Inc. the data infrastructure provider for the most extreme, content-intensive environments in the world, today announced that the Hualong Digital Film Production Company, the most advanced post production facility in China, standardized on DataDirect Networks' flagship, award-winning S2A9900 data infrastructure platforms for its 2K digital end-to-end workflow, for both its real-time and nearline requirements. DataDirect Networks is enabling Hualong Digital Film to facilitate collaborative, shared workflows by providing concurrent access to nine real-time, uncompressed 2K streams generated from eight DVS CLIPSTER(R) systems, a Thomson Spirit 2K DataCine(R) for massive write-intensive, lighting fast data ingests, and many other post applications such as Autodesk Lustre(R), Smoke(R), Flame(R) and Inferno... (more)

CTIA Announces B!G Idea Award Winners at CTIA 2013™

LAS VEGAS, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CTIA–The Wireless Association® today announced the winners for its annual B!G Idea Awards at CTIA 2013™ at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas. The awards honor the mobile champions and visionaries who are transforming the mobile ecosystem and this year recognize the individuals who are driving global mobile innovation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130325/DC83092LOGO) Members of the wireless industry participated in the process, voting online for their favorite B!G Idea contenders. With the votes officially tallied, the winners were announced by Sascha Segan, Lead Mobile Analyst for PCMag.com. By category, the 2013 B!G Idea Awards winners are: The Mobile Visionary for Vision, Strategy & Business Acumen was awarded to Wayne Irving II, CEO & Chairman, Monster Offers. The Ingenious Innovator... (more)

Are you Application vAvailable?

At Marathon Technologies, we service a range of industries that must have their applications up and running at all times, or as we call it: vAvailable. vAvailable is the integration of virtualization and high availability technologies to create a cost-effective solution that ensures applications won’t go down. With virtualization technologies, high availability has now launched well between today’s alternative solutions such as clustering. This session will define vAvailable and this is a huge step between today’s alternatives. Mr. Melnick will discuss a new standard for application availability using virtualization technology that embraces Windows and business process applications. Speaker Bio: Jerry has held positions at PPGx, Inc., Belmont Research and Digital Equipment Corporation, where he led a variety of system and product development efforts in areas of OS, net... (more)

3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo in NYC to Present a World Class Faculty

What does the former CTO of XenSource - now CTO of the virtualization and management division at Citrix - have in common with the founder and CEO of PlateSpin, now VP of Business Development at Novell? And what do both have in common with the CTO of VMware? The answer is that all three are speaking in June at the 3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo in New York City, along with the CTO of Egenera, the Technical Director and Chief Technologist at Sun, the VP& CTO of Hitachi Data Systems, the CTO of BMC Software, the VP & CTO of EMC, the co-founder & CTO of Neocleus, the CTO of Xsigo Systems, the CTO of Brocade, the Chairman and CEO of SIMtone, the Founder & CEO of ScaleMP, the founder and CTO of VirtualLogix, the Chief Strategist of Appistry, the CTO of Marathon Technologies, the CTO & Co-Founder of Reflex Security, the VP of Research and Development at... (more)

Exclusive Q&A with John Goodson, VP & GM of DataDirect Technologies

"Data services apply the same philosophy of reuse and flexibility that SOA offers, but to the data tier," explains John Goodson, executive leader of DataDirect Technologies, in this Exclusive Q&A with SYS-CON's SOAWorld Magazine. "Data services," Goodson continues, "provide a level of abstraction that frees developers from concerning themselves with the physical location or format of the underlying data." SOAWorld Magazine: You’ve worked closely over the years with organizations like Sun and Microsoft on the development of database access standards: how tough is it to reach industry consensus on these kinds of thing? John Goodson: Bringing top technical minds together, each with their own unique perspective and individual experience is always a challenge. When you add in corporate agendas, then it’s really hard. At the end of the day, every database vendor implements a ... (more)

Configuring WebLogic Server 9.x JDBC

WebLogic Server 9.x provides database connectivity with data sources. A data source is a pool of database connections from which a connection can be obtained. A data source can be configured separately or as a multi-datasource. A multi-data source is collection of data sources. A data source is configured with a JNDI binding. A DataSource object is obtained with a JNDI lookup. A Connection object can be obtained from a DataSource object with the getConnection() method. WebLogic Server provides an administration console to configure a data source. WebLogic Server 9.x includes Type 4 JDBC drivers from DataDirect for DB2, Informix, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, and Oracle databases. JDBC drivers for other databases can be incorporated in the server by including the JAR files for the JDBC drivers in the server classpath. New JDBC features in WebLogic Server 9.0 include... (more)

Current Trends in the Data Management Market

In an interactive general session that forms part of its Data in Action virtual conference, IBM has really hit the jackpot. It has managed to snag Donald Feinberg, VP Distinguished Analyst at Gartner, to talk about current trends in the Data Management market. There is a live Q&A session too, and all of it - both the general session and the Q&A - are well worth viewing. Click Here to View "Data in Action" Virtual Conference! Feinberg is a vice president and distinguished analyst in Gartner Intelligence in the Information Infrastructure group, where he's responsible for Gartner's research on database management systems and data warehousing infrastructure. He has 19 years at Gartner under his belt, and 44 years in the IT industry as a whole. The topics that Feinberg examines include the problem of exploding data volumes, new computing paradigms for handling this explosio... (more)

DataServices World 2008 West: SOA, WOA and Cloud Computing - The New Frontier for Data Services

Data services, contends Rob Steward, Vice President of Research and Development at DataDirect Technologies, are critical to the predominant and emerging architectures we're embracing for building new systems. "Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is becoming a standard enterprise architecture and Web-Oriented Architecture (WOA) is enabling organizations to pull together data from multiple sources and services," notes Steward, who will be presenting at DataServices World 2008 West in the Keynote Hall at The Fairmont Hotel on November 20, 2008. "Cloud computing is an architecture that provides high-performance computing, massive data storage and scalability at commodity pricing," he adds. In his presentation, "SOA, WOA and Cloud Computing: The New Frontier for Data Services," Steward will review the technologies, best practices, and patterns that are shaping the way we u... (more)