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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 - 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)

Amazon Opens Portal for Mobile App Distribution in Japan

(NASDAQ:AMZN) – Amazon.com, Inc. announced that developers can now submit apps for distribution later this year in Japan. This is another significant addition to Amazon’s complete end-to-end platform for developers looking to build, market, and monetize their apps and games. Developers can get started today by visiting the Amazon Mobile App Distribution Portal. Millions of customers have been discovering and buying Android apps for their phones and tablets since the launch of Amazon’s U.S. Appstore last year, and the company’s merchandising, personalization and recommendation technologies are enabling developers to attract even more customers. Amazon also recently expanded distribution into the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany and Spain, further enabling developers to grow their business. Additionally, Amazon’s developers have reported strong monetization from ... (more)

Liaison Extends Capabilities of Enterprise Application and B2B Integration Solutions with One-Click Cloud Connector and Open API Capability

Liaison Technologies, a global provider of secure cloud-based integration and data management services and solutions, announced today that its Electronic Commerce Server (ECS) 7.0 and Delta 6.0 will be released for general availability later this month. The ECS 7.0 release from Liaison will include a new Cloud Connector feature for simple one click extensibility to ECS, as well as enhanced security group settings and extended support for monitoring and onboarding partners. The Delta 6.0 release is optimized for newer operating systems, with additional productivity improvements for mapping and database testing. Both solutions support multibyte data and when used together provide a complete EAI solution, capable of coordinating the many diverse applications, databases, and e-commerce formats found across the enterprise. Liaison’s new Cloud Connector enables companies... (more)

Altair Announces Innovative Cloud Applications on Amazon Web Services for Mainstream CFD Users

TROY, Mich., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair today announced the release of CFDCalc, an on-demand and affordable computational fluid dynamics (CFD) application, built on top of Altair's industry-leading CFD solver, AcuSolve™. Leveraging the reliability, efficiency and near-instant availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS), this innovative cloud application serves as both a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application and as a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) application.  With this, users can access high-end CFD technology as an online, cloud-based service, and industry experts can take advantage of the vertical framework and easily develop their own vertical CFD applications. CFDCalc comes with two pre-packaged, special-purpose vertical applications that are developed to solve two common yet challenging CFD problems: fluid mixing in the industrial and consumer mixing... (more)

Amazon Introduces Personalized Kindle Accessories

(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon.com today announced an all-new service that allows customers to personalize Kindle covers and skins—all for the same price as a standard cover. Customers can now design their own Amazon Origami covers and a variety of other covers and skins for Kindle by uploading photographs from their own library, choosing from a variety of Amazon designs made exclusively for Amazon Origami covers, or choosing from a library of hundreds of images, logos, designs and patterns—including popular comic, movie and television show graphics from Peanuts, National Geographic, Breaking Bad, Star Trek, and more. Personalize your Kindle accessories (Photo: Business Wire) “With this new service, we’re making it possible for customers to dream up virtually any design and seamlessly turn it into a Kindle cover—at no additional cost,” said Peter Larsen, Vice President, Amazo... (more)

Metropolitan Police Select EVIDENCE.com & AXON for Body-Worn Video Pilot

SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/15/14 -- EVIDENCE.com, a business unit of TASER International, (NASDAQ: TASR) was selected for up to a 500 unit AXON body-worn video camera proof of concept pilot by the Mayor's Office of Policing and Crime (MOPAC) for the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) through its UK distributor Tactical Safety Responses (TSR). The tender included both AXONbody™ cameras and EVIDENCE.com as the backend data management system as part of an evaluation being conducted by the MPS. The one-year pilot, which is set to roll out soon, is for the concept of body-worn video (BWV) under the College of Policing academic rigour, and is the largest known urban pilot of BWV cameras. It will be rolled out across nine London boroughs and up to 500 AXON cameras will be deployed. "We're thrilled that one of the leading police agencies in the world has selected EVI... (more)

Utility Company Orders Blackline Lone Worker Safety Solution

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/07/14 -- A prominent electrical utility company located in Western Canada has provided Blackline GPS ("Blackline" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: BLN) with a purchase order for the Company's new Loner® Bridge System that provides employee safety monitoring capability to remote locations that are beyond the reach of cellular networks. Totaling over $825,000 CAD, deliveries of products will begin in fiscal Q4 of this year with service delivered over a two-year period from the time of product activation. "Working in remote locations where cellular networks are not available presents a heightened level of risk for personnel," says Clark Swanson, President of Blackline GPS. "This order underlines the effectiveness of our new Loner Bridge System in addressing this challenge - even enabling employees to be monitored inside field fac... (more)

The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing. Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony, if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for themselves. (Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)

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i-Technology Predictions for 2007: Where's It All Headed?

At the end of each year, when SYS-CON informally polls its globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors, writers, and editors, our question is always the same: where's the industry going next year? Every time, the answers are surprisingly different from the year before, and of course throw light not just on where the industry is going but also how it's going to get there, why, because of who, within what kind of time-scale - all that good stuff. Enjoy! Ruby on Rails . JRuby . AJAX . Rules-Based Programming JASON BELL Enterprise Developer, Editorial Board Member, Java Developer's Journal My predictions for 2007.... 1.  Incremental mainstream adoption of Ruby on Rails It's going to happen, isn't it? Keep an eye out for Sun's offering of JRuby. Whether this is the death of other open source scripting languages like Groovy rem... (more)

The Next Programming Models, RIAs and Composite Applications

I’ve been around software for 20 years now. Looking back, I have mixed feelings about the progress we’ve made. The end results have been amazing but the process of building software hasn’t fundamentally changed since the 80s. In fact, I see us make some of the same mistakes over and over again. One of the common anti-patterns is over-relying on tools and frameworks instead of inventing new programming models. Layers of abstraction are fundamental to software. Some layers are defined through programming models, e.g., machine language, assembly language, 3GLs, JSP. Others are defined through a combination of tools and frameworks, e.g., MFC and Visual Studio on top of C++. There is a limit to how high we can raise a level of abstraction through tools and frameworks alone. At some point, a new programming model is the best way forward. Here are some examples: CASE tools ... (more)