Augmented Reality is Taking Off, but Dedicated AR Headsets Remain Grounded

Posted on: August 14th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Augmented Reality is Taking Off, but Dedicated AR Headsets Remain Grounded

Key consumer use cases including gaming, marketing, and search require a device capable of delivering rich 3D graphics. The successful devices in the consumer market should be lower cost than, yet similar in functionality to, current cutting edge technology. To drive the price down to a consumer-friendly price point for an AR device with a stereoscopic 3D view, it is likely that some of the functionality (and therefore component cost) will be shifted to a smartphone.

Global Connected TV Device Installed Base Breaks Through the One Billion Unit Milestone

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Global Connected TV Device Installed Base Breaks Through the One Billion Unit Milestone

According to the latest quarterly research from Strategy Analytics, more than one billion Connected TV devices are now in use worldwide. Connected TV devices allow users to stream over the top video content to the television screen and include the sub-categories of Smart TVs, Smart Blu-ray Players, Game Consoles and Digital Media Streamers. Smart TVs

Organizations Must Replace Their Prerelational Database Management Systems as Part of IT Modernization Efforts

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Organizations Must Replace Their Prerelational Database Management Systems as Part of IT Modernization Efforts

Managing today’s big data systems is too much to ask from software that is decades old. In addition, the tools for managing and accessing these large systems don’t support prerelational databases.

To be used, the data must be moved to a modern DBMS platform, adding additional latency.

In contrast, today’s relational database management systems (RDBMSs) support operations such as multiterabyte online transaction processing applications with thousands of concurrent users.

The modern engines can do everything the prerelational DBMS can but with added scalability, flexibility and functionality.