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xiaomi mi3Chinese mobile company Xiaomi, otherwise known as the Apple of China, is now all set to enter India. Xiaomi is known for selling its huge inventory in a matter of minutes in China. The company’s USP is simple — high specifications combined with a small price tag. Xiaomi is entering India with its all new flagship device, the Mi 3.

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wandisco big dataWANdisco (LSE: WAND), provider of enterprise-ready software solutions that enable globally distributed organizations to meet today’s data challenges of secure storage, scalability and availability, announced the acquisition of San Francisco-based OhmData Inc.

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inbox appA group of ex-Dropbox and MIT alums have launched Inbox, titled the next-generation e-mail platform. The startup has been in stealth mode for quite a while now. Inbox will empower e-mail app developers with a new set of APIs that will help them build better e-mail apps with access to users’ inboxes.

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databricks cloud platformDatabricks, the company founded by the creators of Apache Spark—the powerful open-source processing engine that provides blazingly fast and sophisticated analytics—announced the launch of Databricks Cloud, a cloud platform built around Apache Spark.

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oculus-connectOculus has made a number of significant announcements today. The company announced the Oculus Connect, its first ever developer conference, that is scheduled to be held in California, US, on September 19 and 20 this year. Apart from the developer conference, Oculus also made it official that it has acquired RakNet, a middleware game network technology services provider.

[Infographic]: Big Data Maturity Levels

Written by Raja Rao | Monday, 07 July 2014
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knowledgent big dataGetting right insights into big data at the right time is the key to big data analytics. Companies are using different tools to get these insights into big data with different success levels. What is more important is the availability of policies and framework for big data analytics.

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google enterpriseGoogle is now looking to revamp its enterprise offerings with a new set of high profile employees and partnerships. At Google I/O, the company’s annual developer conference, we saw Google pitching the enterprise sector with a Drive for Work tool with better cloud based features, Android Work; the company’s mobile operating system tinkered for the enterprise.

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oracle virtual compute engineOracle, a tech giant known for its databases and middleware, is ready to introduce preconfigured, basic cloud infrastructure workloads, known as the Virtual Compute Appliances.  It interacts with the Oracle VM Manager and the intra-rack interconnect technology to automate VM provisioning and configuration of the network that ties resources in the rack together.

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mapr fundingMapR Technologies, Inc., provider of distribution for Apache Hadoop, announced that it has completed a $110 million financing.  Google Capital led the $80 million equity financing. Also participating was Qualcomm Incorporated, through its venture investment group, Qualcomm Ventures, and existing investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA and Redpoint Ventures.

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microsoft acquires staxtreeMicrosoft is acquiring SyntaxTree, a popular Visual Studio plug-in that is used to debug games running on the Unity game engine. The move is largely expected to please more game developers. The acquisition will ensure that the plugin, UnityVS, will become an integral part of Microsoft Visual Studio.