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GridGain Systems has upgraded its namesake Java-based open source middleware platform for real-time Big Data processing. Unlike complex, decade-old SQL, ERP or Hadoop ETL systems that use dead data for batch offline processing, the new GridGain 4.0 will process live data so businesses can get meaningful results faster from low-latency real-time transactional and analytical processing. By comparison GridGain CEO Nikita Ivanov claims Hadoop is only good for long-term historical storage. GridGain is more like "Big Data 2.0." Anyway, the widgetry has added: Big Data Anywhere capabilities with native lightweight clients for Java, .NET, Python, PHP and C++ as well as native clients for the two largest mobility platforms, iOS and Android. Native language support for Java, Scala and Groovy programming languages. A Monitoring and Management Console for large-scale grid topo... (more)

First Solar, Inc. Announces 2009 Third Quarter Financial Results

First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 26, 2009. Quarterly revenues were $480.9 million and excluded the Sarnia project, which was over 65% completed at quarter end. Revenues were $525.9 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2009 and $348.7 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2008. Revenues for the first nine months of fiscal 2009 were $1,424.9 million compared to $812.7 million for the first nine months of fiscal 2008. Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2009 was $153.3 million or $1.79 per share on a fully diluted basis, down from $180.6 million or $2.11 per share on a fully diluted basis for the second quarter of fiscal 2009 and up from $99.3 million or $1.20 per share on a fully diluted basis for the third quarter of fiscal 2008. The Company has also posted its Earnings Call Presen... (more)

Saint Arnold Brewing Company Reports 23 Percent Growth in First Half

HOUSTON, August 3, 2009 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company (www.saintarnold.com), the oldest craft brewery in Texas, today reported record production of nearly 13,000 barrels during the first half of 2009. The increase reflected growth of market share for the brewery within the Texas market. Saint Arnold had a major distributor switch in February of this year that gave the brewery access to more retailers within existing markets. Since being established in 1994, Saint Arnold Brewing has operated out of the same Northwest Houston facility. Today, the brewery is operating at full capacity 24 hours a day while reconstruction continues on a historic building near downtown Houston. The building at 2000 Lyons Avenue will be the brewery's new home before year end. The new facility will immediately double Saint Arnold's brewing capacity and will have an ultimate capacity of up to... (more)

Pulzze Systems Winner of G-Startup Worldwide Tokyo | @ThingsExpo @PulzzeInc #IoT #M2M #API #Cloud

Pulzze Systems was happy to participate in such a premier event and thankful to be receiving the winning investment and global network support from G-Startup Worldwide. It is an exciting time for Pulzze to showcase the effectiveness of innovative technologies and enable them to make the world smarter and better. The reputable contest is held to identify promising startups around the globe that are assured to change the world through their innovative products and disruptive technologies. There were multiple rounds of competitive selection process before the top 8 finalists were invited to present their product in front of a distinguished jury panel and an audience of ardent business executives, technologists and entrepreneurs. @ThingsExpo - The World's Largest 'Internet of Things' Event, November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center! Secrets of Sponsors... (more)

Violin Reportedly Files to IPO

Violin Memory, the high-speed flash memory array maker, quietly filed its papers with the SEC last month to go public according to Bloomberg, which was quoting "two people familiar with the matter." It puts Violin's possible valuation at near $2 billion. At least that's what Violin's apparently negotiating for. It's all kinda hush-hush because Violin, like Workday, which IPO'd brilliantly last week, is making use of the recently enacted Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act that lets wannabe public companies keep their plans and financials secret until three weeks before their roadshow - hence no prospectus. To qualify under the JOBS Act companies have to have annual revenues of less than a billion dollars. Violin is understood to have sales of about $100 million. Violin has raised at least $172 million in venture backing and when it took in a massive $80 mi... (more)

Don’t Listen to Your Business Analyst

I’m a partner in two companies – an IT consultancy Farata Systems,  and SuranceBay - a 3 year old startup where we’re creating a software for insurance industry. Brian Morton, my partner at SuranceBay who knows everything about insurance wrote a blog delivering a message that Steve Jobs formulated in one sentence: let’s give our clients not what they want, but what they need. The wording may not be 100% accurate, but the message is. When three years ago we created that startup our software engineers knew nothing about the insurance industry. Brian knew nothing about software. Actually this is not true. He knew how computers were used by the small insurance agencies. He knew intuitively that these processes could be improved, which he explained in a 200-page long business plan. We’ve created a partnership using a tiny initial amount of an investor’s capital, which w... (more)

OneLogin Raises $13M to Power Expansion

OneLogin, the innovator in enterprise identity management, today announced it has secured a $13 million round of Series B venture capital from lead investor The Social+Capital Partnership alongside returning investor Charles River Ventures. OneLogin will use the funds to continue its expansion in the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific and to accelerate talent acquisition in these markets. OneLogin provides a modern identity and access management (IAM) solution, which enables enterprises to easily manage employee and external user identities and control their access to applications in the cloud and behind the firewall. OneLogin’s comprehensive turnkey solution includes strong authentication, single sign-on, federation, directory integration, user provisioning and reporting. OneLogin has seen rapid adoption among companies, ranging from fast-growing start-ups li... (more)

Sun Microsystems Launches GlassFish Enterprise Server v3

Download GlassFish Portfolio Whitepaper Sun Microsystems and the GlassFish community announced the immediate availability of Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3, the latest release of Sun's commercial Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application server and its open source counterpart, GlassFish v3. Click Here to View GlassFish 3.0 Webinar Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 provides customers with an enterprise grade, open source based application server solution focused on reducing application and deployment complexity. Click here to to leverage the AMP/SAMP stack with your existing GlassFish Enterprise Server deployments in your organization. Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 is the industry’s first application server to support the new Java Platform Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6). Java EE 6 introduces features to increase the flexibility of the platform... (more)

Volo’s First Customer Launches High-Speed Internet Access Service in Northern Uganda in Less Than 12 Weeks

Gulu, Uganda, August 18, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Backed by Volo’s expert design and cloud-based software integration, Northern Uganda’s newest Internet Service Provider (ISP), is now delivering the most affordable high-speed Internet access to businesses and residences in the region. Zoom Wireless (www.zoom.co.ug), a part of SINFA Uganda LTD, began offering a range of corporate and small business/residential grade fixed wireless services in Gulu, Uganda, within weeks of partnering with Volo. A new start-up built based on years of field experience and designed in Silicon Valley, Volo enables ISPs and telecom providers in emerging markets to design and deploy fixed wireless broadband services quickly and profitably. With Volo’s engagement, the new ISP has designed and deployed a carrier-grade last mile WiFi network. This network is fiber-backed and integrated with the latest ... (more)

Mobility News Weekly – Week of August 17, 2014

The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Connected Globe News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Changing Environments, a startup based in Massachusetts, has announced its invention of a public bench that acts as a solar powered smartphone battery charger that can be used to recharge mobile devices.  Read Original Content Although reporting illegal fishing using smartphone apps will not eliminate the problem of overfishing entirely, certain mobile technology, s... (more)

B2B Startups and Open Source | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Security #Linux #AI

For a long time, Bill Gates and in fact the entire leadership team at Microsoft were vehemently against the open source community. Steve Ballmer had once called Linux “a malignant cancer” in reference to Linux allegedly violating nearly 235 patents that Microsoft owned. Even post-retirement, Bill Gates had once picked on open source claiming that this model creates a license that prevents anybody from improving the software. “I think if you invent drugs, you should be able to charge for them,” he had said. But Microsoft, and the entire gamut of B2B service providers, have come a long way since then. Today, the company has embraced open source and while Microsoft products are themselves not open-source, the company has been actively contributing to open source projects like Node.js and Hadoop. So why did Microsoft turn a corner with open source? And why is it importa... (more)