Video: PerfectSearch Startup Does Big Data Search

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In this slidecast, Tim Stay from PerfectSearch describes the company’s ultra-efficient search appliance software that is tailor-made for Big Data.

PerfectSearch’s patented software enables search up to a billion documents using a single private cloud appliance. Compared to other solutions that can require more than 10 times the number of servers, the PerfectSearch powered by Fujitsu solution is powerful and economical—even compared to open-source solutions, with lower equipment cost and fewer servers that reduce energy, replacement and administrative costs. Companies now have a cost-effective solution to index and search all content is searchable with a single query. The PerfectSearch powered by Fujitsu appliance uses unique technology that uses disk based indexing rather than memory, requiring a fraction of the hardware—realizing up to a 90% reduction in search-related hardware. These innovations built into the solution permit high-speed retrieval, drastically reduced hardware footprints, and extensive customization.

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Video: Microsoft Partners With RocketSpace to Give Startups a ‘Boost’

In this video, Lauren Gores describes how Microsoft is among the first companies to join the RocketSpace Corporate Ambassador Program. The two companies aim to give startups advice and education.

We know the startup scene is changing – capital requirements are lower, entrepreneurs abound, and open APIs and services can reduce development times,” Microsoft said in a blog post. “The days of heavy infrastructure requirements and massive overhead to create world-changing tech are behind us.”

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Worst Startup Headlines of the Year

Clara Byrne shares some of the worst press release headlines she’s seen this year at VentureBeat.

In the interest of public service, here are some of the worst press release and pitch email titles of 2011 and our notes on how to avoid making next year’s list. Names have been changed to protect the guilty.

The winner has to be this one:

Startup X’s Scalable, Modular System Combines Shared-Nothing MPP Relational Database with Enterprise-Class Apache Hadoop for Structured and Unstructured Data Co-processing

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Video: Why You Shouldn’t Launch in the Press

In this video, Eric Ries opines that the press is wrong place to launch a Startup.

It’s really an important point. We try to teach entrepreneurs not to launch in the press, with all due respect. When you’re iterating and making mistakes and failing, you want to do that in private. You want to take advantage of the fact that you’re an obscure new startup and no one’s ever heard of you but a pathetically small number of customers. That’s actually a real asset. Take advantage of it. Do the big publicity push after you’ve already figured out how to build a sustainable business. We call it the ‘product launch’ when you put the product in front of customers — and you should do that as soon as possible — but do the marketing launch — when you’re pounding your chest and talking about how great you are — as late as possible.”

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15 Tips for Entrepreneurs from the Marketing Nut

Pam Moore has posted 15 Tips for Entrepreneurial Success:

Focus on a sustainable business platform versus short term revenue. It is tempting to accept the big contract and check that will help pay off your car, mortgage and fund a nice big fat vacation. However, do such only if it is going to help propel your business in the right direction for sustainability. If it doesn’t build your business, but instead takes away from your vision, then don’t do it! Sell your car, sell your house, whatever you have to. Make the sacrifices now to build and reap the benefits exponentially as the platform comes together.

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