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Join AWS, Snowflake and DoubleDown Interactive during a live presentation as they discuss ingesting and processing any scale of data (structured and semi-structured) in the cloud. Date: Wed, June 3, 2015 Time: 9:00 am PDT Duration: 1 hour Host: Snowflake Computing Register for Webcast ▸ Here Featured Use Case: DoubleDown Interactive, a provider of online free-to-play casino games, needs to process huge amounts of streaming event data from their games and make that data rapidly available to data scientists and analysts. Hear how Amazon S3 and Snowflake's Elastic Data Warehouse have made it possible for DoubleDown to deploy a reliable, scalable data architecture for their analytics needs. You'll learn how Amazon S3 and Snowflake technology help address key challenges in building data pipelines and processing data and how DoubleDown combines Amazon Kinesis, S3, and Sn... (more)

Amazon Web Services’ Value Chain By @TheEbizWizard | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Amazon’s Cloud Computing Digital Blind Spot Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud computing juggernaut, wrapped up its annual reInvent conference in Las Vegas last week. Host to many thousands of AWS devotees, hundreds of exhibiting partners, and dozens of press and analysts – but not myself. You see, I wasn’t invited. Not for want of trying, mind you. It didn’t matter that I had attended last year as an analyst, or that I write about them regularly, or even that my opinion of them has generally been quite favorable. You’d think that with my new role as contributor to F... (more)

The Amazon versus VMware Cloud War Reader | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

A series of articles written about the new cloud war between Amazon and VMware has attracted plenty of interest, despite being spread across a few media sites andArchimedius. So I thought I would put them together in a single location for easy reference with other blogs that put the conflict within a broader perspective: Amazon Declares War on VMware (Seeking Alpha - 11/14/14) Amazon Declares War on VMware - Part Deux (Seeking Alpha - 11/19/14) Amazon on a Collision Course with VMware (InformationWeek - 12/18/14) Three Years of Cloud Predictions (Archimedius - 11/4/14) Who Will W... (more)

Announcing @CloudianStorage to Exhibit at @CloudExpo New York [#Cloud]

SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudian, Inc., the leading provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Cloudian, Inc., is a Foster City, California - based software company specializing in cloud storage software. The main product is Cloudian, an Amazon S3-compliant cloud object storage platform, the bedrock of cloud computing systems, that enables cloud service providers and enterprises to build reliable, affordable and scalable clo... (more)

Amazon Is Seriously Challenged By Microsoft | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Amazon Is Seriously Challenged By Microsoft AWS was in the premier position having had a head start of more than 4 years in the cloud related business. The lowering of prices by Microsoft; a new CEO; an emphasized bet on the cloud have all contributed to Microsoft Azure's adoption by the enterprises. One of the reasons for this being the better tooling; the variety of applications and services; and not-for-Windows only shift have all contributed. Microsoft brought in a lot of enhancements that should prove this advantage Microsoft has gained further. The storage options with SSDs... (more)

New AWS Service Pats the Hand of the Standoffish

For its latest trick Amazon Web Services has launched CloudHSM so users - pointedly the enterprise - can up their data security and meet compliance requirements by using dedicated, tamper-resistant Hardware Security Module (HSM) appliances within the AWS cloud. The widgetry actually comes from SafeNet. Amazon says the CloudHSM service lets customers securely generate, store and manage the cryptographic keys used for data encryption so they're only accessible by the customer. It recognizes that some applications and data are subject to rigorous contractual or regulatory mandates... (more)