Instagram is the name of an online photo sharing social Web service that lets you share your life with friends through a series of pictures captured with a mobile device. Instagram also supports video uploads and lets users of the service instantly share photos on several social sites, including Flickr, Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter or specify a location with any photo to check in on Foursquare.
The Instagram service, which claims to have more than 100 million users, was founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in October, 2010. In April, 2012, Facebook acquired Instagram for $300 million in cash and 23 million shares of stock — a total purchase value of nearly $1 billion.
A term that refers to applications and workloads that require a great deal of computation, necessitating sufficient resources to handle these computation demands in an efficient manner. Compute-intensive applications stand in contrast to data-intensive applications, which typically handle large volumes of data and as a result place a greater demand on input/output and data manipulation […]
- HP Project Moonshot
A project from HP initiated to develop ultra-low-power servers for specific data center workloads such as cloud computing and big data. The HP Moonshot Project was first announced in 2011, and systems became publicly available in the first half of 2013. The company claims its HP Moonshot server systems are the first “software-defined servers.” HP […]
- Single Board Computer (SBC)
SBC is short for single-board computer. A single-board computer (SBC) is any complete computer that is built on a single circuit board and contains functional computer components including the microprocessor, input/output (I/O) and memory. SBC computers typically provide a fanless, low-power computing solution and a low profile architecture.
- Microsoft REEF (Retainable Evaluator Execution Framework)
The Retainable Evaluator Execution Framework (REEF) is a Microsoft big data technology that works with the Apache Hadoop YARN resource manager. REEF is a framework to implement scalable, fault-tolerant runtime environments for computational models. With REEF, users can build jobs that utilize data from where it’s needed and also maintain state after jobs are done. […]
- Public Cloud
A form of cloud computing in which a company relies on a third-party cloud service provider for services such as servers, data storage and applications, which are delivered to the company through the Internet. A public cloud can free companies from the potentially expensive costs of having to purchase, manage and maintain on-premises hardware and […]