Talksum to Present at the Big Data Innovation Summit 2015

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

I’m excited to announce that Talksum will be presenting, along with other Big Data leaders such as Google, IBM, Hortonworks, GE, Walmart, and others at this year’s Big Data Innovation Summit, which will be held at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA, on April 28-29, 2015.

At the Summit, Talksum CTO Dale Russell will be presenting at 2:30 pm on Day 2, in the Data Architecture track, about the dilemma enterprises are facing today with the Internet of Things (IoT) and the ridiculously large and exponentially growing amount of data that comes with it. As part of this, he will probe how enterprises will handle the consequential increasing amount of data ingestion, data storage, and data analytics.

blog_bdis_predictive-dataIn the presentation, attendees will see how a ‘turn-key’ data science solution can be applied to embedded devices as well as to the IoT deployments of devices to handle the Big Data challenges of today and tomorrow.

Session attendees will be shown application data routing functions and both machine and mixed-signal analysis solutions.

The purpose of the session is to show attendees insight into a solution designed to allow society to solve the immediate problem of Big Data and also to enable the growth of data and knowledge transfer in the future.

In addition to the speaking slot, we will be showcasing our products that, together, bring real-time decisioning to IoT and Smart Cities.

If you are interested, be sure to come to the presentation and/or stop by our booth to learn more about the Talksum solution and how it can help your organization. If you can’t make the event and would like more information, fill out our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

See you soon in San Jose.

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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.

Infographic: A Disruptive Approach to an Emerging Big Data Market

Alex VarshavskyAlex Varshavsky, CEO, Talksum

As illustrated in our latest infographic (shown below), A Disruptive Approach to an Emerging Big Data Market, and as the title implies, Big Data covers a lot of ground and affects huge, growing markets – both at the horizontal IT and data center level, and at the higher level vertical applications, which are tied to the data centers. Every day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data (1 followed by 18 zeros) are created. Looking at the IT market, worldwide spending will hit $3.7 trillion in 2014, and data center infrastructures spend alone is estimated to reach $152 billion in 2016.

Talksum Approach to an Emerging Big Data Market

Along with these staggering numbers come problems, such as the following:

  • Latency: It’s hard to process massive amounts of data from many disparate sources in a timely manner.
  • Complexity: Networking solutions have become complex and require highly specialized skills.
  • Costs: Rising costs (people, time, and infrastructure) prohibit current solutions.

On the bright side, there is a solution. With the Talksum Data Stream Router™ (TDSR™), problems are solved and solutions are implemented:

  • Speed: The TDSR operates in real time and keeps pace with today’s velocity.
  • Simplicity: The TDSR simplifies the data management process and avoids the need for specialized skills and custom code.
  • Value: The TDSR offers high efficiency and low overhead in terms of people, time, and infrastructure.

Talksum IT and Data Center solutions provide the following:

  • Network and monitoring optimization.
  • Scalability and modularity.
  • Unified services across platforms and applications.
  • Disaster recovery optimization and reusability.
  • A way to capitalize on existing assets.
  • A green, Eco-friendly solution to data management.

In addition, the TDSR can be used for any vertical application that requires massive amounts of processing at the data center, including, for example, media, energy, oil and gas, weather, retail, financial, government, and transportation, to name a few.

For a full-sized view of the Talksum infographic, click here.

The Future of the Connected Vehicle

Dale Russell, Talksum CTODale Russell, CTO, Talksum

A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to be part of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) Fourth Summit on the Future of the Connected Vehicle. It was an honor to be a significant contributor in the various discussions, as well as a presenter.

The summit, which was cohosted by the CVTA and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), covered many topics. The following were well presented and insightful.

From an automaker’s perspective, represented by Nissan, Honda, and GM, there was a look at the near horizon for production vehicles and the impact of the current state of the industry with regard to rollout. This was a fascinating look at the market penetration for V2V and V2X application growth – including emergency vehicles and intersection devices, traveler information, enterprise products such as diagnostic applications, driver assist functions, and active safety implementations.

One theme that was expressed over and over was the focus on V2V safety related communications and the influence on driving behavior safety rather than on mobility or convenience applications. Key areas of safety included passive safety, collision avoidance, and preventive safety mechanisms. Safety topics covered car, motorcycle, and pedestrian protection via both V2C and V2I systems.

Another important topic was communication security for digital short-range communication (DSRC), cellular, WiFi, and satellite options.

From a services point of view, forces moving the growth market were explored. It was noted that services must be cost-efficient, convenient, and enjoyable to be effective. Most importantly, it was stressed that travelers need real-time information and decision support services to have an impact on their behavior and safety. One of the presenters predicted that insurance telematics will boom in the next three years and be based on predictive modeling and risk assessment. Also, from a services point of view, speech-driven services were looked at to improve the user experience and reduce driver-distraction dangers.

From an embedded and aftermarket look, yours truly gave a presentation on cross-domain data management and how it provides the framework for a shared vision among consumers, social demands, and society that are required to secure the connected vehicle future. I covered common problems today such as how to reasonably ingest, transform, analyze, and route all types of data; how to apply enough filtering logic in real time without impacting overall performance; how to even begin to create a holistic view of data management; and most importantly, how to better use and cross correlate data in a meaningful manner.

In the session, I covered how an embedded system works for the V2V and V2I infrastructure, and then showed how domains such as traffic enforcement, first responders, fleet managers, insurance, and so on, could use the massive amounts of “common interest” information available from the different domains by crossing them through a core-system public network to the betterment of consumers, society, and the entire ecosystem.



There were many other topics covered during the two-day event; the above were just a few that seemed to warrant attention. There were also automotive technical innovation updates, intellectual property discussions revolving around the connected vehicle, liability topics, Big Data analytics, infotainment, and many others in the jammed packed event.

With all said and done, the most important topic expressed during the entire event could be said in one word – safety.


Talksum’s Participation in the Skolkovo Startup Village

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

Next week, we present our product and our vision at the Skolkovo-sponsored Startup Village in Russia. The Skolkovo Startup Village is one of the largest technological startup conferences in Russia. Over 3,000 participants are expected, including startup companies, venture capital funds and mentors, media representatives, government officials, entrepreneurs, and institutions. The conference is hosted by Skolkovo Innovation Centre and its partners.

The mission of the Startup Village is to bring together Russia’s startup community and grant access to investors, major companies, and subject-matter experts. With this in mind, we are looking forward to presenting, networking, and meeting open- and like-minded individuals that can share in the Talksum vision.

We will be showing our new approach to data management and our focus on speed, simplicity, and value – the three ingredients required to meet, and exceed, Big Data initiatives of today, and tomorrow. We will walk through the Talksum Data Stream Router and show how it ingests data; then transforms, filters, reduces, monitors, aggregates, enriches, analyzes, and routes to the data store.

If you will be at the Startup Village, let us know beforehand so that we can chat. If you would like more information on our product and vision, please contact a Talksum representative here.