Talksum Selected as Top Innovator Showcase Presenter at the New York Venture Summit 2014

Alex VarshavskyAlex Varshavsky, CEO, Talksum

Talksum has been selected as a Top Innovator at the New York Venture Summit, which takes place June 16-17, 2014, at the Digital Sandbox, New York City.

The 14th annual New York Venture Summit, presented by youngStartup Ventures, is the premier industry gathering connecting venture capitalists, corporate VCs, angel investors, technology transfer professionals, senior executives of early stage and emerging growth companies, university researchers, incubators, and premier service providers.

Talksum at the New York Venture SummitThe Summit has been created for both investors seeking access to new early stage deals and CEOs or founders of new ventures looking for funding, visibility, and growth.

As a Top Innovator, Talksum has been identified as an emerging growth technology innovator today and, as such, we will be presenting our company and product to leading investors.

I’m excited to show how Talksum offers a new, highly efficient approach to data processing, management, and analytics for secure data center and IT solutions, and how we can help fuel the worldwide IT market, which is expected to reach $3.7 trillion by the end of this year alone.

Our mission is to develop new ways of processing, routing, and managing Big Data. To accomplish this, we have built the award-winning Talksum™ Data Stream Router, or TDSR™, which provides a real-time streaming data solution that is perfect for Big Data initiatives that require massive amounts of data processing.

Designed to accelerate real-time decisions, the TDSR improves data acquisition and transformation, converts data into flexibly managed event streams, and provides actionable data and reduced reporting latency of critical events to seconds — perfect for any data center and data center infrastructure management (DCIM) system.

With the ability to contextually output to most external data stores, the TDSR can format data in real time, as well as enrich the data by correlating events with other external data sources. This helps IT and data centers manage Big Data for any vertical application that requires massive amounts of processing and contextual routing, for example, energy, weather, oil and gas, media, financial, government, transportation, and others.

If you are in the New York City area the week of June 15, 2014, contact us for a one-on-one meeting or a casual cup of coffee.

To learn more about Talksum products, visit the products section of this website.

Thoughts About Building the TDSR, Book Recommendations, and More …

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

Recently, Anmol Rajpurohit (@hey_anmol) from KDnuggets and our CTO Dale Russell discussed the challenges in building the TDSR (Talksum Data Stream Router), current trends in real-time analytics, advice for data science aspirants, and more. They even touched upon book recommendations! It turned out to be a fun and engaging discussion between them.

Talksum Interview With KDnuggetsInstead of reiterating their conversation, here are the questions asked by Anmol:

  • What were the biggest challenges that you had to overcome while building the Talksum Data Stream solution? Were there any interesting observations during the solution development that significantly impacted your solution design/architecture?
  • What motivated you to switch your career from applied engineering and operations management to large-scale data management? How did you get involved with Talksum?
  • Which of the current trends in real-time analytics are of the most interest to you? How do you see things changing in next few years?
  • Based on your experience, what advice would you offer to people aspiring a long-term career in data science?
  • On a personal note, are there any good books that you have been reading lately and would like to recommend?

To view Dale’s answers to Anmol’s questions, click here.

Those thoughts made up the second segment of a 2-part interview, which stemmed from the Big Data Innovation Summit, Santa Clara, CA, where Talksum won the Big Data Start Up Award. In the first segment, Anmol and Dale discussed the award, as well as the TDSR and cross-domain networking using data stream. The following topics were covered:

  • What factors played a major role in helping Talksum beat the competition in the race for the Big Data Start Up Award?
  • What is the market need for “cross-domain networking with real-time data management using data streams? What inspired you to focus on this market need and fill it with an innovative solution?
  • What would you consider as the top three features of the Talksum Data Stream Router? What is the next set of capabilities that you are working on?

To view the answers to these questions, click here.

Click here for more information about the Big Data Start Up Award.

Click here to view an infographic of the Talksum solution.


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.

Click here for more information about the Big Data Start Up Award.

Click here to view an infographic of the Talksum solution.


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.