Hardware, Software, the Cloud, and the Data Center

Barry Strauss, Talksum Head of MarketingBarry Strauss, Head of Marketing, Talksum

Recently, Talksum won the Big Data Start Up Award at the 2014 Big Data Innovation Summit, Santa Clara, CA. It was an honor to be chosen with two other well-known companies – Cisco and Cray’s YarcData – who respectively won the Big Data Project and the Big Data Tech awards at the Summit.

Note that all three award-winning companies manufacture hardware to address different types of solutions. At the Summit, even before the awards were announced, several attendees came by our booth to let us know how “refreshing” it was to see a hardware company at the event, which showcased mostly cloud solutions.

The media, recruiters, new hires, and even investment bankers are telling us the same; that there is a change of focus this year. Last year, the market was focused on software and the cloud, this year the focus is changing back toward hardware and the data center.

In an InfoWorld Technology 2014 summary, it was noted, “There are several tangible objects on our list, but they’re mostly hardware that lives in backrooms away from grubby hands. Anyone who buys them immediately hides them away from everyone, so the machines won’t get hurt.”

Even with the notion of the cloud, a data center is a “must have” for many businesses. Data centers are ideal for companies that need customized, dedicated systems that give them full control over their data and their equipment. The data center runs many different types of applications and can handle complex workloads.

The Talksum 2100 Series Data Stream Router has been designed with this in mind. It is a self-contained rack unit that offers easy deployment and implementation for data centers dealing with large amounts of disparate data in real time.

The newly launched product allows users to quickly move data where it is needed and in the format it is needed. The Talksum 2100 Series helps to streamline delivery and to boost overall data performance – without any changes to the current infrastructure. In addition, it is highly configurable without the need for specialized coding to deploy highly specialized solutions.

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Talksum Wins 2014 Big Data Start Up Innovation Award

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San Francisco, CA — April 14, 2014 — Talksum, Inc., a leader in high-speed data processing and management solutions, today announced it has won the Big Data Start Up Award given at the Big Data Innovation Summit, Santa Clara, CA. The award was based on the company’s mission and its flagship product, the Talksum Data Stream Router (TDSR), which helps IT and data centers manage Big Data for applications that require massive amounts of processing.

Talksum has taken a unique approach to real-time data management by combining the latest developments of hardware with efficient coding at the kernel level. The TDSR exceeds speeds necessary to handle Big Data initiatives of today and tomorrow, and processes millions of complex events per second (tens of billions of events per day) to keep pace with velocity. In addition, since it is a hardware-configured unit that fits into an existing rack, it simplifies the data management process and avoids the need for specialized skills and custom code, making it easy to monitor and analyze data in real time while reducing the cost of acquisition, ETL, and integration.

A Talksum Data Stream Router at the front of the data stream can replace hundreds of servers at the end of the data stream, reducing the overhead in terms of people, time, and infrastructure.

According to the Big Data Innovation Summit organizers, the Big Data Innovation Awards “recognize innovative achievements within the Big Data world. There are stories of success and triumph in the Big Data community. These innovative organizations deserve recognition and this Awards program is central to that process. It is about the organizations, their teams, and the individuals who make Big Data what it is today.”

“We are thrilled to be the recipient of this year’s Big Data Start Up Award. The Big Data Innovation Awards, as a whole, acknowledge organizations that have pioneered Big Data initiatives that have had an overall impact of the Big Data community at large,” said Alex Varshavsky, CEO of Talksum. “We are humbled to be in the same ranks as the larger known award winners of this year and of past years who have significantly contributed to the Big Data community.”

Other award winners at the Big Data Innovation Summit included Cisco, which received the Big Data Project Award, and YarcData, a Cray company, which was given the Big Data Tech Provider Award.

The Talksum Data Stream Router is in GA and currently shipping.


About Talksum
Talksum, Inc. is a leader in high-speed data processing and management solutions whose mission is to develop new ways of processing, routing, and managing Big Data. The Talksum Data Stream Router (TDSR) provides a real-time streaming data solution that is perfect for Big Data initiatives that require massive amounts of data processing.

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Talksum Wins “Big Data Start Up Award” at the Big Data Innovation Summit

Alex VarshavskyAlex Varshavsky, CEO, Talksum

We just got back from the 2014 Big Data Innovation Summit, which took place in Santa Clara, CA, and we are so thrilled for three reasons. First of all, we showed the disruptive Talksum Data Stream Router in our booth, which got many of the 1,000 attendees extremely excited to actually see a hardware, contextual router solution for the Big Data Market. Secondly, CTO Dale Russell spoke to a full, focused audience about a topic dear to our hearts – Real-Time, Cross-Domain Data Management for Big Data Analytics Systems. And thirdly, we won the “Big Data Start Up Award!”

Talksum Wins the Big Data Start Up Award

Only three awards were given at the Summit. We were humbled to be in the same ranks as Cray’s YarcData, which won the Big Data Tech Provider Award, and Cisco, which won the Big Data Project Award.

Past winners included Hortonworks, Pinterest, MapR Technologies, Deutsche Bank, and other well-known, successful companies.

According to the Summit organizers, the three awards acknowledge organizations that have pioneered Big Data initiatives, which have, or will have, an overall positive impact within the Big Data community. The organizers stated that the stories of success and the achievement from organizations within the Big Data community deserve recognition, and the awards program is central to this process. They go on to say that it is about the organizations, their teams, and the individuals who make Big Data what it is today.

With those thoughts in mind, I can’t begin to explain my appreciation for the entire Talksum team for making our product what it is today, and what it will mean for the future of Big Data.

Thank you to everyone at Talksum, and to those who support and believe in Talksum.

Big Data Innovation Summit: Real-Time, Cross-Domain Data Management for Big Data Analytics Systems

Dale Russell, Talksum CTODale Russell, CTO, Talksum

This week (April 9-10, 2014), Talksum will be participating at the Big Data Innovation Summit at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, as both an exhibitor (booth #510) and as a subject matter expert in managing Big Data. I will be presenting at 2:30 pm, Wednesday, in the Machine Learning and Algorithms (ML & Algorithms) track on “Real-Time, Cross-Domain Data Management for Big Data Analytics Systems.” Here is a short abstract of the presentation.

Acceleration in both number and types of devices that connect to the Internet emphasizes a need for handling diverse protocols at increasing speeds. Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications reveal the urgent requirement for real-time Big Data management on heterogeneous networks. Breaking away from data silos to provide real-time actionability in response to security, compliancy, and compatibility-related information requires a new approach.

The session will demonstrate, through examples, how to realistically enable cross-domain networking with real-time data management using data streams. I will show how to comply with multiple and shifting standards and develop against the same technology to enable intelligent monitoring of a network. Public versus private domains, hurdles, technical issues, and a vision of Big Data-enabled cross-domain information management will be discussed. Use cases will include domains such as transportation, information systems security, energy, public network and first responders, and industrial sensors.

If you are attending the event, be sure to drop by the Talksum booth (#501) or catch me after the presentation. If you’re in the Santa Clara area this week, let us know through the Talksum Contact Us form, and we can arrange for a one-on-one conversation. And, as usual, if you have any questions or would like more information about Talksum or the Talksum Data Stream Router (TDSR), please fill out the Talksum Contact Us form.