Being competitive in today’s world economy means companies have to accelerate the time it takes to go from concept to profitable products and services. There is no shortage of new, good ideas and inventions to solve the problems we face; yet the world market demands solutions faster.
If you’re one of the 175 million Pandora users, then you have surely experienced the excitement of having the Internet’s most popular radio station introduce you to a brand-new artist or song. While it may seem like magic, there is a perfectly logical explanation behind Pandora’s ability to seemingly read your mind and know your taste in music. The true magic behind Pandora lies hidden in the numbers and data collected from music analysis, personalization, and the music delivery methods it uses.
Distributed data grids have been receiving more attention lately due to the scalability provided by the cloud and the increasing need for users to do more with record amounts of data in near real-time. We talk with Dr. William Bain, founder and CEO of ScaleOut Software about scalability, the history of parallel computing and of course, distributed data grids–and how the cloud is changing all three.
On Wednesday HP announced a new focus on what it is calling extreme scale with its Extreme Scale-Out (ExSO) portfolio. The new offering is a collection of hardware and services targeted at those, whether in very large Internet application businesses or in high performance computing, who crave quantity.