Advance Your Data Analytics Performance in a ‘Flash’

Advance Your Data Analytics Performance in a ‘Flash’

According to Deep Thought, the supercomputer from the sci-fi classic Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the answer to the meaning of life is the number 42. Read more…

IBM Seeks to Simplify Graph with New Titan Service

IBM Seeks to Simplify Graph with New Titan Service

IBM today took the wraps off a new cloud-based graph service based on open source Titan and Apache TinkerPop technologies. Read more…

How Auto Insurers Detect and Use Your Driving ‘Fingerprint’

How Auto Insurers Detect and Use Your Driving ‘Fingerprint’

You may not know it, but the way you drive is unique–sort of like a fingerprint. How fast you drive, how tight you turn, and how long you idle in the driveway before hitting the road all help to identify you from others on the road. Read more…

How GPU-Powered Analytics Improves Mail Delivery for USPS

How GPU-Powered Analytics Improves Mail Delivery for USPS

When the United States Postal Service (USPS) set out to buy a system that would allow it to track the location of employees, vehicles, and individual pieces of mail in real time, an in-memory relational database was its first choice. Read more…

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Data Discovery Tools: The Wave of the Future

Trifacta_img1In less than ten years, big data has become ubiquitous in over half the Fortune 500.  New insight is a competitive advantage. Despite technological advances in data collection, many firms don’t possess the data discovery tools necessary to tame this monster wave, so their analysts are left treading water in an ocean of data.

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Tableau Automates K-Means Clustering in V10 Refresh

The upcoming release of Tableau 10 will introduce new features aimed at simplifying how customers use advanced analytic functions upon their data, such as a new k-means clustering algorithm that works in drag-and-drop fashion.

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Talend Set for IPO This Week

There’s been chatter about which big data technology company will be the next to go public after Hortonworks‘ (NASDAQ: HDP) initial public offering of stock in December 2014. Would Hadoop distributor MapR Technologies make the jump, or would it be Pivotal? Read more…

New Flash from IBM Targets Unstructured Data Analytics

JBOF (“jay-boff”), or Just A Bunch of Flash, may sound like a pejorative acronym. But when industry analyst Randy Kerns, senior strategist at Evaluator Group, used it in reference to new flash storage technology announced today by IBM, he meant it in a favorable way. Read more…

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Ride the IP Video Surveillance Wave with Object Storage

Advancing camera technologies and pervasive connectivity have driven a transformation in the video surveillance industry, rapidly evolving digital video technologies into a legitimate new form of Big Data collection. Businesses of every size and industry are now investing heavily in video surveillance to safeguard property, monitor employees, increase public safety, and deter crime. Read more…

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Workday Nabs Platfora as Big Data Consolidates

Human capital management (HCM) software maker Workday last week bought Platfora, one of the oldest providers of Hadoop-based analytic solutions. The deal showcases both the need for analytic prowess in the enterprise software market, as well the consolidation that’s to come. Read more…

Building the Enterprise-Ready Data Lake: What It Takes To Do It Right

The last year has seen a significant growth in the number of companies launching data lake initiatives as their first mainstream production Hadoop-based project. This isn’t surprising given the compelling technical and economic arguments in favor of Hadoop as a data management platform, and the continued maturation of Hadoop and its associated ecosystem of open source projects. Read more…

Redis Labs Gains VC Funding, New Enterprise Customers

While the pace of venture capital investment in technology startups declined during the first half of this year, some analytics and database companies are reporting continuing and expanding investments.

Among them is Redis Labs Inc., which this week disclosed a $14 million funding round at what it claimed was a “significantly increased valuation.” Read more…

Supercharging Apache Spark with Flash and NoSQL

Apache Spark has become the defacto standard computational engine in the big data world. But as an in-memory technology, Spark has limitations. One of the ways people are getting around those limitations is by pairing Spark with superfast, Flash-based NoSQL databases, including key-value stores. Read more…

Melania Trump and the Anti-Plagiarism Algorithm

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign ran into controversy this week when it was revealed that his wife, Melania, plagiarized parts of Michelle Obama’s 2008 campaign speech. With anti-plagiarism algorithms patrolling the waters, stealing a line or two has never been more problematic. Read more…

9 Ways Retailers Are Using Big Data and Hadoop

The big data revolution is changing how business gets done in all industries. That includes the massive retail market, which drives $2.6 trillion in business in the U.S. and employs 42 million Americans. The use of advanced analytics and predictive modeling is changing the face of retail, and helping us all get what we want, when we want it. Read more…

Machine Learning on Track with Rail Trials

Boasting one of the most advanced rail networks in the world, Japan is investigating the use of artificial intelligence and a machine learning technology approach that would attempt to add what promoters call a “train time delay” Read more…

What Does the VC Investment Slowdown Mean for Big Data?

The overall pace of investments by venture capitalists slowed over the first six months of the year, according to new report issued last week. While the software industry as a whole did well, the number of investments in startups is trending down. Read more…

Machine Learning in the Enterprise: You Can’t Afford to be Wrong

As the final moments of Rutger Hauer’s tears in the rain monologue come to a close in Blade Runner, Netflix (or your streaming service of preference) has lined up some recommendations for your next viewing choice. Read more…

Three NoSQL Databases You’ve Never Heard Of

There’s a certain class of data problem that is elegantly addressed by NoSQL databases, which is why the market for NoSQL databases is growing faster than the overall market. The market is led by the Big Four, including Couchbase, Datastax, MarkLogic, and MongoDB, but there’s a long tail of other players in the NoSQL market, including some older products that are still going strong. Read more…