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3rd Smart Cities International Symposium & Exhibition 2019
3RD SMART CITIES INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM & EXHIBITION 2019
January 22-24, 2019
The 3rd Annual Smart Cities International Symposium and Exhibition, January 22-24, 2019 in Chicago brings together thought leaders and practitioners from around the world to explore the most recent technology advances, business models, and lessons learned to date in making the Smart City a reality. ...

Data Day Texas 2019
DATA DAY TEXAS 2019
January 26-26, 2019
Originally launched in January 2011 as one of the first NoSQL / Big Data conferences, Data Day Texas each year highlights the latest tools, techniques, and projects in the data space, bringing speakers and attendees from around the world to enjoy the hospitality that is uniquely Austin. Since its in...

Amazon Web Services


Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began exposing key infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services -- now widely known as cloud computing. The ultimate benefit of cloud computing, and AWS, is the ability to leverage a new business model and turn capital infrastructure expenses into variable costs. Businesses no longer need to plan and procure servers and other IT resources weeks or months in advance. Using AWS, businesses can take advantage of Amazon's expertise and economies of scale to access resources when their business needs them, delivering results faster and at a lower cost.

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Amazon Web Services announced AWS Backup, a centralized service for customers to back up their data across both AWS’ public cloud as well as their on-premises data centers. The company said enterprises are having to deal with data located in multiple services such as databases, block storage, object storage, and file systems. While all of these services in AWS provide backup capabilities, customers often create custom scripts to automate scheduling, enforce retention policies, and consolid...
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Vodafone Business and IBM teamed up to launch a $550 million multi-cloud venture to provide European companies with technologies that integrate and manage multiple clouds. Initially, the new organization will provide optimization and management services for Vodafone’s existing cloud offerings. The telecommunications provider supports Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, and Alibaba Cloud. “So those will be the first multi-cloud environments that we will work togethe...
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AWS revenue achieved an impressive 46% year-over-year net sales growth between Q3, 2017 and Q3, 2018 and 49% year-over-year growth for the first three quarters of the year. AWS’ 34% market share is bigger than its next four competitors combined with the majority of customers taken from small-to medium sized cloud operators according to Synergy Research The many announcements made at AWS Re:Invent this year reflect a growing focus on hybrid cloud computing, security, and compliance. Enterpr...
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It’s official: Amazon Web Services (AWS) has acquired Israeli cloud disaster recovery and backup specialists CloudEndure. The news had been rumoured over the past few days, yet a short announcement from CloudEndure this morning confirmed the news. The company said no more other than that the acquisition “expands [its] ability to deliver innovative and flexible migration, disaster recovery, and backup solutions.” CloudEndure offers disaster recovery, continuous backup and migrat...
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The cloud is a vital part of any enterprise infrastructure. The convenience of having a database that can be accessed from any location has dramatically improved efficiency within workforces. While many companies had previously been afraid of making the move, as the open nature of the cloud makes it less secure than on-premise solutions, new advances in cloud security have vastly reduced the number of successful attacks. With 2019 here, it is time to look to the future and predict where the clou...
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Enterprise data analytics provider Cloudera has completed its merger with competitor Hortonworks, the company said Thursday. The new Cloudera will focus on delivering analytics from any cloud, from the edge to core, using artificial intelligence and 100% open source. The two companies announced their merger in October. Once fierce rivals, their bigger problem now is competition from industry giants such as Amazon Web Services Inc. and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), as well as specialized startu...
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At a time when the debate over machines replacing humans rages, a top Amazon Web Services (AWS) executive is convinced that machines are not here to take decisions on their own, and certain human emotions -- empathy, for instance -- cannot be automated. Last year, Facebook Artificial Intelligence Researchers (FAIR) had to shut down one of its Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems after chatbots started speaking in their own language, defying the codes provided. There have been other instances too...
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Big data adoption in enterprises soared from 17% in 2015 to 59% in 2018, reaching a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 36%. Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3, Spark SQL, Hive, and HDFS are the most popular big data access methods with AWS S3 is growing most quickly in 2018. Apache Spark MLib and Tensorflow are the most-adopted big data analytics and machine learning technologies in enterprises today. Cloudera, Amazon EMR, Hortonworks, and MAP/R are the most popular big data distributions by enterp...
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Cologix announced Thursday acquisition of Colo-D, which operates two massive data centers in Montreal. The deal adds to Denver-based Cologix’s already sprawling footprint in the Montreal market.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Related: Cologix CEO Fathers Hires Fellow VMware Alumni to Key Executive Roles The announcement came the same week Vantage Data Centers announced that it had agreed to buy Cologix’s smaller Canadian competitor 4Degrees, which also has a data...

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Huawei ranked as the No. 1 IoT platform vendor according to a new scorecard from IHS Markit. Cisco, Microsoft, and PTC rounded out the top four positions. The IHS Markit “IoT Platforms Vendor Scorecard” evaluated nine vendors based on the context of both market presence and momentum. Market presence was determined by evaluating the number of devices managed by the vendor’s IoT platform, financial strength, and the vendor’s strategic commitment to the IoT market. Market mo...
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EVENTS

3rd Smart Cities International Symposium & Exhibition 2019
3RD SMART CITIES INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM & EXHIBITION 2019
January 22-24, 2019
The 3rd Annual Smart Cities International Symposium and Exhibition, January 22-24, 2019 in Chicago brings together thought leaders and practitioners from around the world to explore the most recent technology advances, business models, and lessons learned to date in making the Smart City a reality. ...

Data Day Texas 2019
DATA DAY TEXAS 2019
January 26-26, 2019
Originally launched in January 2011 as one of the first NoSQL / Big Data conferences, Data Day Texas each year highlights the latest tools, techniques, and projects in the data space, bringing speakers and attendees from around the world to enjoy the hospitality that is uniquely Austin. Since its in...