Small Firms to Benefit from Zettaset Consumerization of Big Data

imgresWith the Googles of the world tracking our every move on the Internet, the wealth of information being gathered out there might seem out of reach for the rest of us. Enter Zettaset, a freshly funded Startup harnessing Hadoop for the rest of us. After raising $3 million from Draper Fisher Jurvetson and EPIC Ventures, Zettaset aims to help employees make business decisions on real data as opposed to intuition.

It’s not just about the technology anymore; it’s about the data and if you can produce more granular insights from your data,” said Brian Christian, co-founder and CEO of Zettaset.

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Bringing the Power of InfiniBand to Cloud Startups

Over at the Mellanox Blog, Eli Karpilovski writes that the company is working through incubators and accelerators to bring new evolving startup companies together with cloud vendors that are based on the company’s interconnect cloud solutions. These new companies can enjoy best performance with the added benefit of reduced cost, as they advance application development.

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RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access) is a critical element in building the most scalable and cost-effective cloud environments and to achieve the highest return-on-investment. For example, Microsoft Azure’s InfiniBand based cloud, as listed on the world’s top performance capable systems (TOP500), demonstrated 33% lower application cost compared to other clouds on the same list.

Don’t waste resources worried about bringing up dedicated cloud infrastructure. Instead keep your developers totally focused on developing applications that are strategic to your business. By choosing an InfiniBand based cloud from one of our partners, you can rest assured that you will have the most efficient, scalable, and cost effective cloud platform available.

Mellanox’s InfiniBand and RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) cloud solutions deliver world-leading Ethernet based interconnect density, compute and storage. Mellanox’s Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) technology incorporates both InfiniBand and Ethernet into the same solution to provide interconnect flexibility for cloud providers.

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AWS Report Looks to Startups


 

In this video, Jeff Barr, AWS Evangelist and host of The AWS Report, speaks with Startup Weekend President & CEO Marc Nager about the Startup Weekend concept.

After that, Co-host Lee Zen hears from AWS Startup Marketing Manager Natalie Surowiecki about the AWS focus for working with startups. Next up, Lee hears elevator pitches from a set of folks working hard on their startups at TechStars in South Lake Union.

CPUsage Launches Massive Scale Cloud Computing Platform at TechCrunch Disrupt

CPusage on stagePortland’s own CPUsage has announced the launch of public beta for their high-performance and high-throughput computing platform. Fresh from a recent round of funding to the tune $925,000, CPUsage offers an easy-to-use Platform-as-a-Service for researchers. CPUsage eliminates the need for months of upfront engineering effort and the hours of weekly maintenance it takes for other cloud computing platforms, making powerful cloud computing available and affordable for any size organization.

CPUsage works by enabling users to compute across hundreds or thousands of compute instances, with the ease of working in a single, familiar environment. Simply install any high-performance or high-throughput application in a CPUsage sandbox. Then, run a simple command that builds and deploys your application and connects to your data. The CPUsage platform enables user to build in minutes what previously took months of custom development and maintenance.

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Plot.ly Startup Does Big Data Visualization in the Cloud

Over at the Montreal Gazzette, Joseph Czikk writes that Plot.ly is a new online platform that allows users to create and collaborate on publication-quality graphs and charts that require large amounts of data. More powerful than Microsoft Excel or Google Docs, it enables data analysts to work together in real-time.

Plot.ly is the first tool where teams that have to work on data-driven problems together can rapidly share and annotate their graphs and results through the cloud,” said co-founder Chris Parmer.

The Montreal company is looking to make a dent in the data visualization market with a seed-funding round of $1.5 million. Read the Full Story or sign up to start using Plot.ly today.

Podcast: How General Catalyst Partners Sparks Big Data Innovation



 
In this podcast, Deepak Jeevan Kumar from VC firm General Catalyst Partners describes his efforts to help entrepreneurs with disruptive ideas in big data, cloud computing, data center infrastructure, cyber-security, and clean energy.

Deepak Jeevan Kumar has been with General Catalyst since 2010, first in Boston and later in the firm’s Palo Alto office. He specializes in incubating and launching big data and cloud computing startups. Deepak has been closely involved in General Catalyst’s investments in AltiScale, DataGravity, ParElastic, Push Computing, Sunglass.io and Virtual Instruments. Prior to joining GC, Deepak led Sun Microsystems’ high performance computing work in the Asia-Pacific region. He has the distinction of being a key architect of a few top 10 supercomputers in the world. He also had a short stint at the Yale Investments office. Deepak is a graduate of the National University of Singapore, earning a B.Eng. in Computer Engineering; the Singapore-MIT Alliance, earning a S.M. in Computer Science; and the Yale School of Management, earning an M.B.A.

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Early Adopters Program for Kiuwan Code Analysis in the Cloud

This week Optimtyh Software announced the new Kiuwan cloud service. Designed to let developers measure and analyze the quality of their software starting in the early stages of coding, Kiuwan is the only service in the cloud that lets developers continuously measure and analyze the quality of their applications for a growing variety of programming languages and technologies: Java (including Android support), JSP, Cobol, Abap IV, C#, VB6, VB.Net, SQL, PL/SQL with C/C++, Javascript, PHP, Objective-C, and extended Android support coming up in Q3 2013.

Software quality matters,” said Jesus Martin, CEO of Optimtyh Software. “While software testing is key for companies and developers in general to make sure the software they produce does and behaves as it is supposed to, there is much more to software quality than just testing.”

Developers wanting to use this technology can join the Kiuwan Early Adopters Program free of charge for the first year. Hurry! The offer is limited. Read the Full Story.

GoodSync Aggregates Free Cloud Storage


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A new site called GoodSync asks the question: What if you could take advantage of the free storage space offered by several services and seamlessly integrate syncs between those services?

GoodSync backs up and synchronizes files between all your desktops, laptops, servers, and external drives. With GoodSync, users of Microsoft SkyDrive (7GB free storage), Amazon Cloud Drive (5GB free storage), and Google Drive (5GB free storage) can effortlessly coordinate syncs between online services totaling 17GB of free online storage. All your syncs will be neatly packaged in one place—your GoodSync desktop application. Plus, you won’t be incurring any additional fees.

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Video: Nebula One Brings the Cloud to You

In this video, Nebula CEO Chris Kemp discusses his new prodcut called the Nebula One and the future of cloud computing with Cory Johnson on Bloomberg Television. Kemp was formerly the CTO of NASA IT and is one of the proponents behind the OpenStack project, which powers the Nebula One appliance.

Nebula One brings the cloud to you, under your control, behind your firewall. It is an integrated hardware and software appliance providing distributed compute, storage, and network services in a unified system.

The Nebula One has to be cool — they’ve got Patrick Stewart and Andy Bechtolsheim in their launch video!