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Splunk to Provide Integration with Apache(TM) Hadoop(TM)

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New offering will enable Splunk users to leverage the archiving and specialized analytics of Hadoop and will deliver Splunk’s real-time enterprise capabilities and ease-of-use to Hadoop developers

NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Splunk Inc., the leading provider of operational intelligence software, today announced that it will provide integration for its Splunk Enterprise™ software with Apache™ Hadoop™.  The new software package, called Splunk Enterprise™ with Hadoop, provides benefits to both Splunk users and enterprises planning on deploying Hadoop.

“Splunk has proven itself as a market leader for delivering operational intelligence from massive machine data, and Hadoop is a great platform for data science. Bringing these two worlds together is a very natural fit,” said Todd Papaioannou, entrepreneur in residence at Battery Ventures and former Chief Architect for Yahoo’s Global Cloud Computing team, where he was integral in shaping and driving the strategic direction of Yahoo!’s Cloud and Hadoop teams.

Splunk provides software that enables users to collect, monitor, analyze, search and report on massive streams of real-time and historical machine data and includes enterprise capabilities, such as role-based access controls. The new offering will leverage the capabilities of Splunk Enterprise and Hadoop. Users will be able to:

 –  Collect machine data with Splunk Enterprise from tens of thousands of sources, perform real-time search, rapid data analysis, monitoring and alerting, then optionally deliver data to Hadoop for archival or to run specialized batch analytics
 –  Use Splunk to run MapReduce queries against data in Hadoop, and then pull the resulting data sets into Splunk for further processing, analysis, to create dashboards, and to share the results
 –  Extend Splunk’s authentication and role-based access controls to protect data stored in Hadoop as well as Splunk
 –  Use Splunk APIs and SDKs to integrate the data in Splunk Enterprise and Hadoop with other applications
 –  Monitor and troubleshoot Hadoop deployments as well as the rest of the IT infrastructure using Splunk’s proven capabilities to deliver greater reliability and productivity.

“This integrated offering provides access to Splunk’s real-time capabilities, ease-of-use and enterprise functionality that people in IT around the world have come to love”, said Erik Swan, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Splunk. “We believe our fully integrated solution, rather than just offering a simple Hadoop connector, will enable Splunk customers and Hadoop developers to accelerate mission-critical big data projects successfully.”

David Menninger, Vice President and Research Director, Ventana Research said, “In our recent Hadoop and Information Management benchmark research two of the biggest technology obstacles of Hadoop cited by participants were real-time capabilities and integration. This integration announcement from Splunk is significant because it addresses both of these issues, providing real-time search and monitoring of machine data as well as integration with Hadoop for its advanced batch analytics. We see the resulting combination of big data technologies will benefit both Splunk users and Hadoop developers alike.”

Splunk Enterprise with Hadoop is expected to be available for download in Q1 2012. For more information please visit .

About Splunk Inc.

Splunk® Inc. is the engine for machine data™. Splunk software collects, indexes and harnesses the massive machine data continuously generated by the websites, applications, servers, networks and mobile devices that power your business. Splunk software enables businesses to monitor, search, analyze, visualize, and act on massive streams of real-time and historical machine data. Over half of the Fortune 100 and more than 3,000 enterprises, universities, government agencies, and service providers in 70+ countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain operational intelligence that deepens business understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost, and mitigates cyber-security risk. To learn more please visit

Splunk is a registered trademark of Splunk Inc. in the Unites States and other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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November 9, 2011 at 3:35 pm

RS Components Expands Office in Singapore as Part of Its Growing Presence Within Asia Pacific

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New office will bring enhanced services to customers in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region

SINGAPORE, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — RS Components( ) (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has announced the opening of its new office in the International Business Park in Singapore.

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The new 20,000 sq feet office represents part of the company’s increased investment in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region. In addition to the continued investment in personnel and infrastructure, RS Components has implemented a new call centre, which will provide its customers with faster, more integrated communication channels.

The expansion of the company’s Singapore operations is the latest in a series of initiatives with the aim of delivering enhanced services to customers in Asia Pacific. These include increasing the local product range in the region, a revamped website, and a new world class logistics facility in China.

The Singapore office is an important regional hub because of its strategic geographic location, advanced logistics and IT infrastructure, and skilled talent pool. It also plays a key role in managing and supporting the operations in Asia Pacific. Regional functions such as eCommerce, marketing, product marketing, and supply chain management are being strengthened to meet the demands of the fast growing business.

The company’s business expansion is being driven by a diverse set of customers from many industries, including electronics design, manufacturing, oil and gas, transportation and renewable energy.

“Apart from a strong manufacturing base, we believe that Asia will be leading the next wave of global innovation within the next few years,” said Richard Huxley, Regional General Manager, Asia Pacific, RS Components. “R&D spending in Asia is growing at a fast rate, accounting for 35.3 percent of the global spending on R&D. (Note 1) The Singapore Government has also recently announced that it would invest S$16.1 billion to support research, innovation and enterprise activities over the next 5 years. (Note 2) Our continued expansion and investments in the region are poised to leverage on these opportunities and enable us to maintain our position as the preferred long term partner for engineers across all industries within Asia Pacific.§

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. Through operations in 32 countries and 17 warehouses, the Group serves 1.6 million customers worldwide and distributes 550,000 products ranging from semiconductors and optoelectronics to power tools and protective clothing. The product and service portfolio supports the entire product lifecycle from R&D through pre-production to maintenance and repair. The Group ships more than 46,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year to 31 March 2011 had revenues of GBP1.18bn.

For more information, please visit the website at

Note 1: 2011 Global R&D Funding Forecast: Stability Returns to R&D Funding
Note 2: National Research Foundation: Speech by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, at TECHVENTURE 2011, 13 October 2011
Further information is available via these links:

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Tan Soo Chun
PR Manager – Asia Pacific
Tel: +65-6391-5745

SOURCE: RS Components

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November 9, 2011 at 3:32 pm

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Fujian Commodities Expo-Singapore & Asia Expo-Singapore Grand Opening

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HONG KONG, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — A brand new sourcing trade fair, FUJIAN COMMODITIES EXPO-SINGAPORE & ASIA EXPO-SINGAPORE, will take place on 23-25 November, 2011, offering a new sourcing location for South-East Asian trade buyers.

The Fujian Provincial People’s Government and Kenfair Exhibition (Hong Kong) Limited will co-organise these two business events in the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, at the new Marina Bay complex in Singapore for regional importers, distributors and wholesalers.

Many China exporters are now placing increased focus on the developing markets in this region and the rapidly- growing ASEAN countries to expand their business networks. Singapore, as the geographical centre and key trading entrepot of South-East Asia, is the logical location for this new consumer retail products expo.

FUJIAN COMMODITIES EXPO-SINGAPORE & ASIA EXPO-SINGAPORE is set to deliver 600 Asian and China based manufacturers, all presenting a variety of quality-led and competitively-priced merchandise. The expo will combine two distinct sections — FUJIAN COMMODITIES EXPO-SINGAPORE will line up over 300 quality Mainland China enterprises from Fujian Province in China; ASIA EXPO-SINGAPORE will showcase a wide spectrum of over 200 exhibitors from MAINLAND CHINA, HONG KONG, INDONESIA, SOUTH KOREA, THE PHILIPPINES, TAIWAN, THAILAND and VIETNAM but presented under one roof for the convenience of the Asian and regional buyers who are sourcing and identifying new business opportunities.

On show will be new ranges of innovative Giftware & Premiums, Housewares, Toys & Baby Products, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, Food & Native Products, Garments & Apparel, Textiles & Fabrics, Footwear & Fashion Accessories, Hardware & Building Materials and Machinery & Auto Parts.

The expo coincides with the final year-end sourcing cycle for most regional buyers and will feature a well-edited and diverse merchandise mix for buyers to wrap-up their autumn sourcing in South-East Asia.


Fujian Provincial People’s Government

The Fujian Provincial People’s Government has been very active in launching exhibitions and initiatives to boost the export strength and market reach of its provincial enterprises.

Kenfair Exhibition (Hong Kong) Limited

Kenfair is a leading Hong Kong-based trade fair management company with rich experience in hosting and managing large-scale international trade exhibitions. Apart from its annual flagship MEGA SHOW every October in Hong Kong, Kenfair has run trade shows in Macau, London, Las Vegas, Warsaw, Shanghai and Ningbo.

SOURCE﹛Kenfair Exhibition (HK) Limited

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November 9, 2011 at 3:08 pm

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Tyco Security Honored with Global Security Contribution Award

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SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Tyco Security, a world leader in security products and services is awarded the “Global Security Contribution Award” by the world’s largest professional security organizations – China Public Security Expo (CPSE) and Global Security Alliance.

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Held in Shenzhen, the “Global Security Contribution Award” ceremony was attended by more than 1500 representatives from public security, banking and finance, construction, transportation and other industries from countries all over the world. In its second year, the award identified outstanding companies based on the following aspects: technological innovation, environmental protection, social responsibility, corporate influence, brand awareness, market share, personal charm, and the company’s contribution to the progress of the global security industry.

“I want to thank the organizers for recognizing Tyco with this distinguished award. Our industry has been rapidly growing and innovation has become a key success factor for sustainable leadership. This award makes us proud and is a great reward for our employees’ commitment to create customers for life through our services, products, relentless innovation and respect for the environment,” said Naren Gursahaney, President of Tyco Security Solutions, who was unable to receive the award personally.

Robert Zhu, President of Tyco Security, Asia Pacific, received the award on behalf of the company said, “It is a great honor for Tyco Security, to be recognized for our accomplishments in this highly competitive industry. Today, our solutions have empowered people with piece of mind. I have no doubt that in the years to come, Tyco Security will continue to play an important role in people’s lives. This award will help spur greater innovations in more advanced integrated solutions to benefit more people.”

Tyco Security received the honor along with 11 other security companies. Prior to the award ceremony, Tyco Security has unveiled two latest security solutions platforms, SC720 and Surveillint at a press conference in Shenzhen. As a leading security solutions provider, Tyco Security secured key infrastructures around the world, including 300 international airports and 80% of the top 100 retailers.

About Tyco Security Solutions

Tyco comprises of three business segments, which includes Tyco Security Solutions, the world’s largest electronic security company, providing electronic security solutions to more than nine million residential, commercial and retail customers worldwide. Tyco Security’s products include alarm systems and integrated security applications that link access control, CCTV, electronic article surveillance and source tagging systems. Please visit the website at

Media contact:

Tan Weiwei
Assistant Manager, Communications
Tyco Security, Asia Pacific
Tel: +65-6389-8239

SOURCE: Tyco Security

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November 9, 2011 at 2:49 pm

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MediaTek Announces Global Partnership to Bring Facebook to ‘Smart-Feature Phones’

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NEW DELHI, India, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, and Facebook today announced a global partnership that will see Facebook embedded into MediaTek’s mobile platform solutions, enabling users in emerging markets to access Facebook, many for the first time, via affordable mobile devices.

MediaTek is the world’s largest mobile chipset platform provider, shipping over 500 million units in 2010, for assembly into a wide range of mobile phones distributed worldwide. This partnership will allow users of handsets powered by MediaTek’s Runtime Environment (MRE), to better connect with their friends, family and coworkers.

MRE is MediaTek’s innovative middleware technology designed for mobile developers and application providers to deploy services and content for ‘Smart-Feature phones’ (Note 1). The MRE solution provides millions of users in emerging markets with the ability to enjoy rich online experiences previously available only on smartphones. MRE-enabled devices will enable many users to access leading Internet services, such as Facebook, for the first time.

According to a recent study by media research firm Informa Telecoms and Media, emerging markets will account for 60% of the mobile market by 2013. With 70% of mobile handsets sold in emerging markets being feature phones, this global partnership underscores the significant potential to present users worldwide with a gateway to access Facebook.

Last year, phones powered by MediaTek chipsets represent over 40% of the overall Indian handset market. With the launch of this global partnership, MediaTek is expecting more than half of its customers in India to adopt its MRE solution.

“Our new partnership with Facebook further reinforces MediaTek’s focus on providing differentiated services and value for handset brands, giving them the means to offer affordable, compelling and differentiated mobile solutions to consumers in key emerging markets such as India,” said Cheng-Te Chuang, Corporate Vice President of MediaTek.

Vaughan Smith, Mobile Partnerships and Corporate Development Vice President of Facebook added, “Every phone should be social and we’re excited to be working with MediaTek to bring Facebook to more devices, in more markets around the world and helping users to connect and share anywhere, anytime.”

MediaTek is currently working with leading handset brands, including Spice Group and Micromax in India, Cherry Mobile in the Philippines, and Nexian in Indonesia to roll out their mobile solutions in these key markets.

MediaTek’s chips have been a powerful force behind the worldwide mobile telephony revolution. In emerging markets such as India, the ability to offer features such as color interfaces, cameras, video recorders, QWERTY keypads and dual SIM capability at a compelling price point has driven the uptake of MediaTek-powered ‘Smart-Feature phones’.

“With MediaTek’s new MRE solution, we are in a position to redefine the mobile landscape and give our users their first mobile browsing and social networking experience on a handset that costs less than US$50,” shared Dilip Modi, Managing Director of Spice Mobility.

“This is a true breakthrough for the industry, and we are very proud to be working with a leader in innovation like MediaTek to create unprecedented value for our users across India, many of whom will access popular internet services such as Facebook for the first time via their mobile device,” added Vikas Jain, Business Director of Micromax Mobile.


1. ‘Smart-Feature phone’ refers to a feature phone device with Internet functionality

About MediaTek Inc.

MediaTek Inc. is a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions. The company is a market leader and pioneer in cutting-edge SOC system solutions for wireless communications, high-definition TV, optical storage, and DVD and Blu-ray products. Founded in 1997 and listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange under the code “2454”, MediaTek is headquartered in Taiwan and has sales or research subsidiaries in mainland China, Singapore, India, U.S., Japan, South Korea, Denmark, England and Dubai. For more information, please visit MediaTek’s website at .

SOURCE﹛MediaTek Inc.

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November 9, 2011 at 11:29 am

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Lab Dom Launches ’68 Days of Change’ Consumer Campaign at Hong Kong’s ‘Cosmoprof Asia 2011’

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World-leading cellular therapy company views ‘Gateway to China’ as strategic to global expansion plans

HONG KONG, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Laboratoires Dom AVMM (Suisse) Inc (Lab Dom) — a world-leading regenerative medicine and cellular therapy company specialising in precursor stem cell, placental extract, organ-specific and botanical cell products — is launching its innovative ’68 Days of Change’ consumer cellular therapy challenge at Hong Kong’s ‘Cosmoprof Asia 2011’ aesthetic exhibition being held from 9-11 November 2011.

The consumer campaign is aimed at encouraging exhibition attendees to experience ‘Change, with Lab Dom’ by signing up to win 68 days worth of the company’s premium cellular therapy brand — MFIII of Switzerland’s Nano Cell Extracts for Skin — and posting a daily photo update of the change to the company’s dedicated website to share the results.

“A new era is dawning in the regenerative medicine industry, and Lab Dom is a well-respected pioneer at the forefront of that change,” explained Michelle Wong, co-founder of Lab Dom.

“We are in the business of providing the opportunity for change for humankind, and an opportunity to increase the quality of life itself. We believe our ’68 Days of Change’ challenge will open the experience of our award-winning MFIII Nano Cell Extracts to the vibrant and rapidly expanding Chinese market.”

Lab Dom’s ’68 Days of Change’ consumer incentive program will be opened to global participants at various international exhibitions in the coming months, and forms part of the company’s dynamic new stakeholder campaign ‘Change, with Lab Dom’.

“Our new stakeholder campaign is aimed at servicing stakeholders and customers around the globe at a world’s best practice level, as we embark on ambitious global expansion plans,” said Mike Chan, co-founder of Lab Dom.

“This will incorporate an innovative distribution model and channel activation program, as well as new corporate branding, which will be officially unveiled in Las Vegas in December this year.”

Hong Kong is perceived as a vital gateway to China by the company, as part of its intention to capitalise on its existing leading presence in the Asia-Pacific region and expand into China, the European Union, North and South America as well as the Middle East.

According to a study by the Canadian-based McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health (MRC), published by the UK journal Regenerative Medicine( ), the Chinese government is currently investing heavily in regenerative medicine research with the aim of becoming a world leader in the field. The country’s gross domestic expenditure on research and development in the field has grown from USD 5.9 billion in 1996 to USD 44 billion today. (Note 1)

“With China expecting to play a future pivotal role in stem cell research and development, it is crucial for us to establish a key presence in this important emerging market. Our participation at this exhibition is firmly aimed at opening the opportunity for preferred partners and associates in the region to join us, share the bounty of our science and grow with our new business,” continued Mike Chan.

Hong Kong’s ‘Cosmoprof Asia 2011’ marks the fourth international event, in a series of six, that Lab Dom is participating in this year to create awareness of its new ‘Change, with Lab Dom’ stakeholder campaign. Lab Dom recently successfully introduced the campaign to the South-East Asian market, following its launch in Paris, France in September this year and the company’s first Middle East regenerative medicine conference held in Beirut, Lebanon in October.

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1. ‘China a rising star in regenerative medicine’, 9 January 2010,

About Lab Dom

Laboratoires Dom AVMM (Suisse) Inc., (LabDom) is a Swiss held and globally headquartered regenerative medicine and cellular therapy company, with regional Asia-Pacific headquarters in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Founded in 1998 by entrepreneurial husband and wife team, Mike Chan and Michelle Wong, LabDom is a world-leader in precursor stem cell, placenta extract, organ-specific and botanical cell product manufacturing and distribution, providing rejuvenation and revitalisation therapies to combat aging and chronic degenerative diseases.

With state-of-the-art laboratories and highly professional medical staff based in Switzerland, as well as the European Union and Asia-Pacific, Lab Dom is committed to innovative research and development in the rapidly expanding fields of regenerative medicine and anti-aging cellular therapy fields.


MFIII of Switzerland is a world-renowned anti-aging cellular therapy brand, manufactured and distributed by its parent company Laboratoires Dom AVMM (Suisse) Inc., (Lab Dom) — a world leader in the regenerative medicine industry and cellular therapy field.

Launched to market in 2003, MFIII of Switzerland excels in rejuvenation and revitalisation therapy products using placenta, organ-specific and botanical extracts to combat chronic degenerative diseases and anti-aging.

Signature MFIII cellular product ranges received awards at Switzerland’s 2011 International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva Gold Medals for Innovation — the ‘Innovation in Anti-Aging Formulation Technologies’ for MFIII PE Advance Formula Softgels and the ‘Innovations in Regenerative Medicine’ for MFIII Nano Cell Extracts.

About FCTI

Fetal Cell Technologies International Inc., (FCTI) is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of precursor stem cellular therapy products, held by its parent company Laboratoires Dom AVMM (Suisse) Inc., (Lab Dom) — a world leader in the regenerative medicine industry and cellular therapy fields.

Standing at the frontier of biotechnology in the field of modern integrative therapies and regenerative medicine since 2006, FCTI’s precursor stem cellular therapy product portfolio is aimed at certified medical practitioners.

This product range, which includes the Eco-Ultrafiltrates (EUF) and ASI Therapy brands, has yielded unprecedented results in the treatment of diseases deemed previously untreatable by conventional therapies such as Downs Syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, diabetes, Parkinson’s Disease and chronic arthritis.

FCTI’s premium practitioner product, Eco-Ultrafiltrates (EUF) received the ‘Bio-Regenerative Medicine’ award at the prestigious 2011 International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva Gold Medals for Innovation, held in Switzerland.

For media inquiries contact:

Andrew Tham
Message Manager
Tel: +60-16-810-5490
Lab Dom

SOURCE: Laboratoires Dom AVMM (Suisse) Inc.

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November 9, 2011 at 10:27 am

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