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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)

Oracle Makes Commitments to MySQL Users

MySQL at Cloud Expo Oracle has engaged in constructive discussions with the European Commission regarding the concerns expressed by the Commission about the Oracle/Sun Microsystems transaction, and in particular the maintenance of MySQL as a competitive force in the database market. In order further to reassure the Commission, Oracle hereby publicly commits to the following: 1. Continued Availability of Storage Engine APIs. Oracle shall maintain and periodically enhance MySQL's Pluggable Storage Engine Architecture to allow users the flexibility to choose from a portfolio of native and third party supplied storage engines. MySQL's Pluggable Storage Engine Architecture shall mean MySQL's current practice of using, publicly-available, documented application programming interfaces to allow storage engine vendors to "plug" into the MySQL database server. Documentation... (more)

Microsoft Introduces Major ERP and CRM Incentive Offerings

New flexible payment option among other initiatives aimed at easing economic pressures for customers. REDMOND, Wash., April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Furthering an ongoing commitment to help businesses thrive in today's economy, Microsoft Corp. today introduced three major incentive offerings. (Logo: The first is Business Ready Flexible Pay, which gives new Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM customers in the U.S. the option to purchase the solutions today but pay for them in equal payments over three years. Unlike financing offers that may have associated interest charges and application processes, this represents an opportunity for businesses to manage their budgets and drive business productivity with Microsoft Dynamics when they really need it. The Business Ready Flexible Pay initiative is one of many exampl... (more)

FrontRange Eases Software License Management with Automatic Validation of License Entitlements

FrontRange Solutions, the developer of Infrastructure Management and SAM solutions for mid-market and distributed enterprises, today announced a major upgrade to its unique NexusTM hosted software catalog that will help software managers dramatically increase the speed and accuracy of matching license records against vendor software catalogs. Traditionally, a major pain point for organizations when managing their software licenses (whether as part of a vendor audit or a more proactive Software Asset Management strategy) has been to accurately reconcile the records held by the company against the different vendors’ software catalogs. This task was made more difficult by many resellers substituting vendor Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) for their own product codes on customer invoices etc. Originally launched alongside Centennial (now FrontRange) License ManagerTM in 200... (more)

Cloudera Announces Hadoop World: NYC 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/19/09 -- Cloudera, the commercial Hadoop(TM) company, today announced the inaugural Hadoop World conference, which will take place Friday, October 2 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Sponsors include Yahoo!, IBM, Intel, eHarmony, and others. "Hadoop is changing the way that users manage and process ever-increasing volumes of data," said Christophe Bisciglia, founder of Cloudera. "Hadoop World in New York City will showcase this powerful new open source technology, with special focus on how traditional enterprises use it to solve real business problems." Hadoop World will feature in-depth case studies and real-world examples of how traditional enterprises use Hadoop. To date, representatives from enterprises including, Booz Allen Hamilton, China Mobile, Context Web, eBay, Facebook, IBM, Intel, JPMC, Microsoft, ... (more)

China Crescent (CCTR) Announces On-Demand Webcast to Present New Mobile Telecom Software Offering and $100 Million Target

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 03/29/10 -- China Crescent Enterprises, Inc. (OTCBB: CCTR) has released an exclusive, on-demand Webcast presentation to introduce a mobile telecom software offering for the Chinese mobile phone market. At the end of last week, China Crescent announced a strategic agreement to commence management assistance of a telecommunications industry software firm's operations in China and a contemplated strategic business transaction that would include China Crescent acquiring the firm's operations. The Webcast presentation details China Crescent's strategy to grow the new telecommunications software offering to a target annual revenue of $100 million within 18 months, augmenting the Company's previously announced 2010 $100 million corporate revenue target. The Webcast is now available on the China Crescent corporate website (more)

China Crescent (CCTR) ODM Project Opportunity Valued at $160 Million Highlighted in Analyst Report With 'Speculative Buy' Rating

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 04/01/10 -- China Crescent Enterprises, Inc. (OTCBB: CCTR) has received an analyst report on the Company from Prime Equity Research with a 'Speculative Buy' rating and $0.054 price per share (PPS) target. The report provides detailed analysis of growth and corporate branding potential based on China Crescent's recently announced $160 million original design manufacturing (ODM) project opportunity. Following a strategic acquisition last year, China Crescent expanded its business line to include ODM. China Crescent announced receiving a $1.6 million ODM purchase order from a confidential Japanese customer for 100 sets of a special purpose Wi-Fi communication device. Based on a formal letter of intent, the Japanese customer has committed to purchase 10,000 of the custom Wi-Fi devices for a total of $160 million dollars over the next three ... (more)

Blu-ray Disc Association Announces Additional Format Enhancements

The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) today announced two new media specifications that use Blu-ray Disc technology to provide targeted functionality for commercial and consumer applications. The specifications for BDXL™ (High Capacity Recordable and Rewritable discs) and IH-BD (Intra-Hybrid discs) are expected in the next few months. The BDXL specification, which is targeted primarily at commercial segments such as broadcasting, medical and document imaging enterprises with significant archiving needs, will provide customers with write-once options on 100GB and 128GB capacity discs and rewritable capability on 100GB discs. The discs reach these capacities by incorporating three to four recordable layers. A consumer version of BDXL is also expected, particularly in those regions where BD recorders have achieved broad consumer acceptance. “Professional industries have e... (more)

OpenTrust sichert für einen global operierenden Energiekonzern den Zugriff auf alle kritischen Unternehmensanwendungen

OpenTrust, der Hersteller von Sicherheitssoftware-Lösungen der nächsten Generation, gab heute bekannt, dass das Unternehmen das weltweite Netzwerk und den Zugriff auf die kritischen Unternehmensanwendungen für einen global operierenden Energiekonzern abgesichert hat. Bei diesem Konzern handelt es sich um ein führendes internationales Erdöl- und Erdgasunternehmen. Die auch als führender Hersteller von Chemikalien bekannte Unternehmensgruppe ist in 130 Ländern präsent und verfügt über mehr als 50.000 Anwender. Trotz der komplexen Organisationsstruktur des Konzerns verlief die Implementierung der OpenTrust-Lösung problemlos und entsprach voll den strengen Sicherheitsanforderungen. Im Rahmen des Projekts wurde eine vertrauensbasierte Sicherheitsinfrastruktur bereitgestellt, die wichtige IT-Ressourcen, die Anwender und deren Geräte schützt. Dank der Implementierung konnt... (more)

TreeHouse Customers Awarded for Exceptional Partner Programs

TreeHouse Interactive™ (, the technology leader in on-demand partner relationship management (PRM), channel sales force automation (CSFA™) and demand generation solutions, today announced that several customers using its industry-leading Reseller View PRM solution have been honored with awards from Everything Channel and Business Solutions magazine for their outstanding channel efforts. TreeHouse customers Dot Hill, a provider of world-class storage solutions and software for OEM, and SGI, a global leader in HPC and data center solutions, were recently honored by leading channel authority Everything Channel as two of North America’s top information technology (IT) vendors for providing high-quality channel partner programs. Everything Channel’s 16th annual Partner Program Guide acknowledged the strength of the companies’ partner-specific programs... (more)

Of Course Silver is Exploding Upward... The Oracle of Precious Metals Investing Strongly Urges, "Don't Miss Out on This Next Great Wave of Wealth Creation."

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At Smith McKenna, precious metals trading advisors, Stephen Smith, known in the investment community as the Oracle of Precious Metals, has been making his followers wealthy as he's been accurately forecasting gold, silver, copper and other precious metals commodities trends for decades. "The latest movements in spot prices in silver and Gold were totally predictable, considering the time of year and the projected demands. 2012 will be a huge wealth creating opportunity, if you're positioned correctly," exclaims Stephen. "STOP listening to those so-called experts on TV and follow the facts instead. They are wrong! Just look at the proof. Although the majority of experts have been calling for another global recession, I have been giving the investment community contrary evidence, and those that acted on it have been rewa... (more)