Wanted: A Plug-In Architecture for Hadoop Development

Wanted: A Plug-In Architecture for Hadoop Development

Hadoop is hard. There’s just no way around that. Setting up and running a cluster is hard,...

Peering Into Computing’s Exascale Future with the IEEE

Peering Into Computing’s Exascale Future with the IEEE

Computer scientists worried about the end of computing as we know it have been banging heads for...

IoT Analytics: A Game Changer for Customer Support

IoT Analytics: A Game Changer for Customer Support

Customer service costs continue to increase, driven by the greater complexity of today’s products, growing compensation costs...

Deep Dive Into Databricks’ Big Speedup Plans for Apache Spark

Deep Dive Into Databricks’ Big Speedup Plans for Apache Spark

Apache Spark rose to prominence within the Hadoop world as a faster and easier to use alternative...

News In Brief

NOAA Launches Big Data Project

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A big data project launched by the U.S. Commerce Department brings together major cloud analytics vendors and the Open Cloud Consortium to develop infrastructure needed to access the more than 20 terabytes of satellite weather data generated Read more…


Intel Says Upgraded Haswells Will Speed Analytics

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The new Xeon processors unveiled today by Intel will find their way into a number of applications. But one of the most prominent uses will be powering the next-generation of real-time analytics, the chip giant says. Encryption in Hadoop will Read more…


HP Targets Big Data Workloads With New Servers

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Hewlett-Packard said it is targeting "data-intensive workloads" with a series of Compute platform servers and an accompanying big data reference architecture aimed at leveraging the data torrent from connected "things." HP said Tuesday (May Read more…


Who’s ‘Cool’ In Storage Now?

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Storage hardware may not get the glory in our software-dominated world, but it's a critical element of a big data environment nonetheless. So when Gartner trotted out its "Cool Vendors" in storage last month, Datanami had to take a Read more…


Microsoft Scales Data Lake into Exabyte Territory

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Microsoft today announced its Azure Data Lake, an HDFS-compatible data repository designed to store vast amounts of structured and unstructured data for customers who want to analyze or explore it later with their choice of tools. The company Read more…


Report: Plans Lacking to Fill Data Skills Gap

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The soaring demand for data scientists and the resulting pressure on the analytics labor pool is placing a premium on analytics talent as more companies with more data to sift through discover they are trying to hire the same workers. That is Read more…


Pivotal, Hortonworks Join Forces on Hadoop

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Cloud-based big data provider Pivotal Software and Hortonworks announced the addition of a key component of Pivotal's Big Data Suite to the Hortonworks' Hadoop platform. The partners said this week customers investing in Hortonworks' Data Read more…


AI Developer Touts ‘Artificial Precognition’

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A U.K. analytics startup developing a proprietary application it calls "artificial precognition" said this week it has released the platform for testing. London-based Massive Analytic said its Oscar AP artificial intelligence platform was Read more…


Grad Schools Move to Fill Data Skills Gap

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Graduate programs in data science are popping up across the country—some of them offered online—while some universities are elevating the status of their data science programs within computer science programs and backing these efforts with major Read more…


Lavastorm Pushes Analytics Collaboration

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An upgraded analytics engine rolled out this week by Lavastorm seeks to deliver greater transparency in how analytics are created as a way to repair what the company argues is a "disjointed" process of creating and sharing analytic Read more…