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It was unseasonably warm on the Santa Monica pier last month for the second annual Techweek Los Angeles, an event that brings together practitioners and startups in every facet of technology, from IT services to consumer tech. Many of the companies in attendance were doing highly innovative things and creating solutions that make life easier through technology, such as building a new way to date or creating the next innovation in online food ordering
For the past few years I’ve used this holiday period as a chance to do some prognostication. It’s a fun exercise – looking back at trends from the previous 12 months and trying to predict what’s next.
In the world of Big Data, bare metal is king. Many companies are seeking an architecture that allows for full utilization of resources like I/O and throughput, but we often hear from you that when it comes to Big Data you are forced to trade the advantages of cloud (elastic, on-demand, flexible) for the consistency and predictability of bare metal. We don’t think you should have to sacrifice one for the other.
SumAll handles lots of data – its business is built on it. SumAll takes data from anywhere in the cloud – revenue data, social data, traffic data and more — and makes it really easy for customers to understand by presenting it in a single pane
By Stephen Bulfer, CEO, LifeCellar
By Dane Atkinson, CEO, SumAll
Last week, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a consortium of researchers announced funding for two cloud testbeds, named “Chameleon” and “CloudLab,” that will power academic research. The $20 million award will be split evenly between the two projects and will enable the academic research community to create and experiment with cloud architectures and transformative applications.  The projects will give researchers access to various processor, storage and networking solutions upon which to test their workloads.
By Paul Friedman, Co-Founder and CTO, StreetLight Data
The NoSQL Mobile App Challenge opened this month, giving developers across the US and Canada the chance to build a mobile app that showcases their creativity and innovation without the pain of managing their infrastructure.
Managing Redis at scale is hard. And ObjectRocket by Rackspace wants to alleviate the pain and headaches developers face managing Redis NoSQL databases. Using the same principles we apply to our fully-managed MongoDB service, our ObjectRocket team now offers full automation, support and management of Redis so developers can focus on their applications and not maintaining their databases.
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