How Big Fish Still Rule the Big Data Market: Apprenda Marketwatch

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Microsoft vs Splunk: how big fish still rule the big data market
Sometimes big data seems almost synonymous with Hadoop and NoSQL because these are the technologies that are driving the headlines. However, the reality on the ground is a little different. During a research program for a recent Big Data Summit, Computing asked 230 survey respondents which vendors they would consider for a hypothetical big data project. Those choosing the headline-grabbing specialist big data players as potential partners are in a minority compared with those choosing to stick with more familiar names such as Microsoft, Oracle and IBM. Confronted with a list of generalist and business intelligence (BI) vendors as potential partners only 14 per cent chose the “none of the above” option compared with 56 per cent who did the same with specialist vendors.” Via John Leonard (@_JohnLeonard), Computing

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Container-friendly Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 hits general availability
On Tuesday, Red Hat announced general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, a version that it immodestly claims will “redefine the enterprise operating system.” Following the typical six-month beta cycle and a release candidate that shipped in April, RHEL 7 delivers an enterprise-grade distribution of many of the latest technologies from the Linux world, plus various enhancements and upgrades from previous versions of the OS.” Via Neil McAllister (@McAllisterNeil), The Register

Q&A With Jeroen Tas, Chief Executive Officer, Informatics Solutions and Services, Philips Healthcare
Jeroen has over 30 years of global experience as an entrepreneur and senior executive in the financial services, healthcare, and information technology industries. Before taking on his current position, Jeroen was the Group Chief Information Officer of Royal Philips, leading IT worldwide…Jeroen (was asked) to answer a number of questions on Philips Healthcare’s digital business journey. Jeroen’s answers are a must-read for healthcare- and other technology management leaders about to embark on the same journey, and provide great insight into the challenges of making connected healthcare a reality.” Via Sharyn Leaver (@sharynleaver), Forrester

Tomorrow’s forecast calls for personalized clouds
Cloud hasn’t simply arrived; it has kicked down the door. It’s accelerating globally to a $200 billion global market opportunity by 2020…Today, companies are moving their infrastructure and software purchases to the cloud at an unprecedented pace. The same trend is beginning to take hold in consulting and systems integration. This is leading to market disruption and the emergence of a game changing shift in how consulting and systems integration services are consumed: personalized clouds.” Via Kelly Chambliss, VentureBeat

Why Mobile Strategies Are Stalling at Many Enterprises
To be fair, the problem isn’t that enterprises aren’t aware of the impact of mobile technology. The problem is that many companies aren’t doing mobility right. Only two out of five companies have made good progress in their mobility efforts, according to a recent Accenture survey of nearly 1,500 C-level executives. The rest, not so much. Unfortunately, a mobile strategy may be full of holes that stymie mobility benefits.” Via Tom Kaneshige (@kaneshige), Network World

Ellison: Oracle’s In-Memory Tech Is So Fast, Some Customers Think Their Database Is Broken
Oracle unveiled its long-awaited in-memory database technology Tuesday, marking its official entry to a red-hot market that’s all about speed and the near-instantaneous retrieval of data. In an event at Oracle’s headquarters in Redwood Shores, Calif., CEO Larry Ellison said Oracle’s new “in-memory column store” technology, which works in conjunction with the vendor’s 12c database, enables database queries and analytics to run between 100 and 1,000 times faster than in the past.” Via Kevin McLaughlin, CRN

Google Bets Big On Docker With App Engine Integration, Open Source Container Management Tool
Docker is sure making a splash in the developer community these days, and Google is taking note. After adding some basic Docker support to Compute Engine earlier this year, the company today announced that it is embracing Docker in App Engine, too, with the help of its recently launched managed virtual machines. To help developers work with Docker, Google is also launching Kubernetes today, a new tool for managing containers. And to cement its involvement in the Docker community, the company is nominating Eric Brewer, its vice president of infrastructure, to the Docker Governance Committee to “continue working with the community on building better open container standards.” Via Frederic Lardinois (@fredericl), TechCrunch

Docker Will Disrupt Virtualization And Drive Cloud Adoption
On June 9, announced that it will release version 1.0 of Docker…This announcement indicates that the platform is ready for commercial use, including lightweight, portable runtime support and packaging via Docker Engine and cloud services for application sharing and process automation via Docker Hub. Docker still has a long way to go…But we believe that it’s time for tech management decision-makers to keep an eye on Docker and consider embedding it into cloud solutions to improve business outcomes.” Via Charlie Dai (@CharlieKunDai), Forrester

Extending the TFS Build Process to Publish Applications on Apprenda
This is a quick demonstration from our Director of Product Management on how to extend Microsoft’s TFS Build Process, when publishing applications using Apprenda’s PaaS. (YoutTube)

Netflix vs. Verizon: A sign of the cloud wars to come
Fighting has erupted between Netflix and Verizon over who bears responsibility for the low quality of service some Netflix subscribers purportedly experience on Verizon’s FiOS broadband service. The angry banter escalated sharply on Thursday when Verizon sent Netflix a letter threatening legal action if the video-streaming company doesn’t stop talking smack about Verizon… This appears to be an emerging pattern in cloud computing: Competitors are getting more aggressive and even nasty toward one another.” Via David Linthicum (@davidlinthicum), InfoWorld

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