Couchbase Releases NoSQL Mobile Platform
InformationWeek, May 21, 2014
Couchbase is nothing if not ambitious. It‘s challenging Cassandra and DataStax as the scalability champion
in the NoSQL arena while taking on MongoDB as a JSON-handling document database. On Wednesday, the company
added a third front: a mobile database platform.
Couchbase Mobile, which was launched in public beta in September, addresses the problem of keeping mobile
applications running whether they‘re connected to networks or not. To ensure consistent performance and data
synchronization, the platform provides three components: the Couchbase Lite mobile database, Couchbase Sync
Gateway, and the central Couchbase Server.
Tags: Mobile, Cloud-Computing,
Former KGB general: Snowden is cooperating with Russian intelligence
VentureBeat, May 22, 2014
Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden probably never envisioned that he’d someday
be working for the Russian federal security service, or FSB.
But according to former KGB Major General Oleg Kalugin, he is now, albeit as a consultant or technical advisor.
“These days, the Russians are very pleased with the gifts Edward Snowden has given them. He’s busy doing something.
He is not just idling his way through life.”
Did NASA Book Say Rock Art Was the Work of Extraterrestrials? Nope.
DayliTech, May 21, 2014
While it went largely unnoticed at its time of publication back in 2012, a book published and edited by the U.S.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) created a stir this week. Various news outlets discovered
that the book includes third-party commentaries seemingly endorsing the idea that strange ancient rock art
drawings could be the work of extraterrestrials visiting Earth in the early days of man.
Adobe Marketing Cloud Gets Predictive, Real-Time
InformationWeek, May 15, 2014
Adobe on Wednesday announced a series of enhancements to its growing Adobe Marketing Cloud, making a fresh case
that it has the broadest, best-integrated, and most capable set of marketing tools.
Adobe’s depth and breadth claims should sound familiar, as you’re hearing similar claims from IBM,
Oracle, Salesforce.com, and others eager to tap into growing CMO tech spending. Each company is building on
legacy strengths. In Adobe's case that’s the Digital Marketing Cloud it has built up around Omniture,
the web analytics business it acquired for $1.8 billion in 2009. But Adobe also points to the combination
with its Creative Cloud, which includes Dreamweaver, Flash, Muse, Photoshop, Premier, and so on.
Hortonworks’ Hadoop Security Buy
InformationWeek, May 15, 2014
Hortonworks announced Thursday that it has acquired XA Secure, a 15-month-old security startup that
has been developing centralized security capabilities for the Apache Hadoop stack. The deal fits Hortonworks’
stated mission to turn Hadoop into an enterprise-ready, mission-critical platform.
“The introduction of YARN last October has allowed Hadoop to move from batch processing to batch, interactive,
SQL, and real-time workloads, but the challenge is now centralized security administration,” said Tim Hall,
Hortonworks’ VP of product management. “XA Secure simplifies and coordinates enforcement of security
policies across all the engines that are available within the Hadoop ecosystem.”
Tags: BigData, Security,