Sentiment Analysis for the Scottish Independence ReferendumBig Data, Data Security, sentilexo

by John Sotiropoulos on September 18, 2014 with 0 comments

In the last couple of months we  have been busy exploring Sentiment Analysis of social media (twitter), the Scottish Referendum, and its relation to opinion polls and public preferences. The analysis was on all tweets that contained one or more of the following keywords: indyref , voteyes, bettertogether, yesperation, nothanks, “scotland indep”, “scottish indep”, scotfwd …

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Scotland Predicts: Sentiment Analysis, Social Media, and Opinion Pollssentilexo

by John Sotiropoulos on August 3, 2014 with 0 comments

Having just completed an exciting contract with Indigitus, I have started looking into sentiment analysis of social media and the insights it gives us into these footprints of our collective consciousness. The fundamental question I will attempt to address is this: Sampling and measuring of the public opinion through opinion polls and established media is …

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Indigitus redefines safe cloud with super fast, affordable, public openstack cloud in SwitzerlandCloud, News

by John Sotiropoulos on July 29, 2014 with Comments Off comments

  With its public beta launched this month, the indigitus public cloud  offers true affordable choice. Based on the “linux-of-cloud” OpenStack, this new cloud platform is based in Zurich offering standard IaaS features such as compute, storage, networking etc. Besides the features it represents an important milestone in the evolution of cloud computing. As I have argued  before …

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Raythos Lab – Securing Big Data with cloud-based homomorphic key encryptionBig Data, Blog, Cloud, Data Security

by John Sotiropoulos on August 9, 2013 with 0 comments

In the previous Raythos Lab post (Securing Cloud Data from cybercrime, intrusion, and surveillance) we looked at Porticor, a homomorphic key encryption cloud technology we are evaluating for our {elasticbigdata} service and how it can be easily used to provide EU-compliant data confidentiality for data stored on the cloud, using AWS S3 as our example. …

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Raythos Lab: Securing Cloud Data from Cybercrime, Intrusion and Surveillance.Blog, Cloud, Data Security

by John Sotiropoulos on August 6, 2013 with 2 comments

In my previous post  (Cloud Data, Security, Privacy & Confidentiality/ The ISV Perspective) I talked about the increasing exposure of data, the changing landscape of data confidentiality and the need to shield data rather than retreat into – largely mythical  -“safe heavens” of on premise.  When storing data in the cloud, key management becomes a …

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In Praise of AWS Elastic Beanstalk and the PaaS convergenceBlog, Cloud

by John Sotiropoulos on July 26, 2013 with 0 comments

PaaS is coming of age and as the vendors are converging, more choice becomes available. Just make sure what’s on the ground suits you. In the past we typically approached AWS as a mainly IaaS cloud vendor. With Elastic BeansTalk from AWS and Virtual Machines from Micorsoft in Azure we knew that both PaaS and …

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Cloud Data, Security, Privacy & Confidentiality: The ISV PerspectiveBig Data, Cloud, Data Security

by John Sotiropoulos on July 18, 2013 with 0 comments

The recent PRISM controversy highlighted, again, the legitimate concerns Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) have when it comes to storing sensitive data on the cloud.  But this week’s decision by Sony to pay a hefty £250,000 fine imposed by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office for failing to protect against its 2011 PSN datacenter hacking, shows that …

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Relative cloud newcomer RedHat OpenShift passes the Raythos Interactive cloud tests with collab.jsCloud, Innovation

by John Sotiropoulos on July 2, 2013 with 0 comments

Here at Raythos Interactive we love testing cloud platforms and establishing what is real and what is part of fancy vendor market-ectures. As part of our ongoing cloud platform evaluations we evaluated the now generally availabile OpenShift PaaS from Redhat using collab.js, an open source project Raythos Interactive proudly sponsor. OpenShift is RedHat’s Open Source …

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Eclipse 4.3 adds BPM and Big Data innovation potential for java-based ISVsBlog, Innovation

by John Sotiropoulos on June 27, 2013 with 0 comments

Eclipse 4.3 (Kepler) was released yesterday and for Java-based ISVS this release goes beyond development productivity. It updates Java development tooling, but also adds full BPM features and extends its BIRT report toolset with Big Data reporting via Hive and NoSQL (MongoDB, Cassandra). For developers, notable features include support for the new Java EE 7 …

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Innovating in the Cloud Economy: The ISV PerspectiveCloud, Innovation

by John Sotiropoulos on June 19, 2013 with 0 comments

The ISV Perspective is a series of blogs,  part of the joint Ciklum-Raythos Interactive Initiative , exploring innovation, cloud,  “big data” and new emerging platforms from an ISV point of view. Evolving Cloud The recent price wars on Infrastructure-as-a-Service  underlined the transformation of cloud into utility.  Cloud computing has evolved significantly from the early days …

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