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While this year has seen tremendous growth in world of enterprises with infinite variety next few years poses a challenge to control and govern the volumes of data specifically where regulation of data takes utmost priority. IBM is gearing up to that challenge and has acquired StoredIQ, an application that allows companies to identify, analyze, and act on dynamic data to meet their eDiscovery, information governance, and data management requirements.
Not long ago Citrix has acquired Podio, a much liked collaboration platform that enables people to work the way they want to, cut down on email and free themselves from content chaos. This European collaboration software company managed to raise just about $4.6 million before it was acquired by Citrix for almost a whooping $53 million back in April 2012.
The combined emergence of SaaS, Mobile and a wide range of tools and services are leaving no choice for enterprises to have a single solution but instead architect a variety of combination of solutions working together with each other.
The nanophotonics, the study of behaviour of light at a nanometer scale and its use to resolve mysteries of big data is here. Thanks to the researchers at IBM, the tremendous year to big data is coming to an end with a bang with a new technology called CMOS Integrated Silicon Nanophotonics enabled for commercial use.
Oracle has been on a roll through the year acquiring SaaS based solutions and has announced yet another acquisition in DataRaker, a provider of a cloud-based analytics platform that enables electric, gas and water utilities to leverage vast amounts of data to optimize operational efficiency and improve the customer experience.
Big data this year has seen tremendous growth and significant investment in relevant startups and established players alike. GigaSpaces, a provider of application virtualization platforms has conducted a survey which revelas some very informative insights on big data and what enterprises are doing and planning to do in coming years.
Cloud storage is slowly emerging as a means for cloud providers to both attract and persuade customers to join their respective brands either by way of offering a price cut or by centralizing the drives to be accessed from any medium. Microsoft to that effect has taken a step further integrating its SkyDrive with its gaming environment XBox 360.
Mirantis, the largest OpenStack® systems integrator, said it will offer Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Assist Services for OpenStack to help tech-savvy OpenStack adopters build their own vendor-neutral cloud platforms.
Intel's latest effort in big data innovation is the beta release of new opensource tool "Graph Builder" that allows the development community to build large graphs from volumes of unstructured data and process them further to result in actionable insights.
Opensouce NoSQL database on a pay as you go cloud service, sounds interesting and sensible. 10gen, the developers favourite NoSQL database known for its agility and Softlayer, the leading global cloud infrastructure platform joins hands and launch a well engineered on-demand MongoDB production-class systems, including optimized hardware and OS configurations, automated deployment of multi-data center clusters and integrated monitoring and support.