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...

Tracking the Rapid Rise in Cloud Data

Tracking the Rapid Rise in Cloud Data

In the last year we’ve seen organizations put more and more data in the cloud, but where...

Why Big Data Isn’t Changing Everything (At Least Not Yet)

Why Big Data Isn’t Changing Everything (At Least Not Yet)

Think everything is different in this new big data world, that the world of data lakes, mobile...

Five Reasons Machine Learning Is Moving to the Cloud

Five Reasons Machine Learning Is Moving to the Cloud

Amazon Web Services turned a lot of heads recently when it launched a machine learning platform aimed...

News In Brief

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…


WANdisco Opens Up the Dance Floor Beyond Just Hadoop

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WANdisco today launched WANdisco Fusion, its new flagship data replication product for Hadoop. The new software delivers real-time replication of data not just among plain-vanilla Hadoop clusters, but also among HDFS-compatible file systems, Read more…


Experfy: The Uber of Big Data Projects

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Starting a big data analytics project can be tough, especially for mid-size firms that can't justify the cost of a full-time data scientist and don't want to deal with traditional consulting firms. But a company called Experfy is finding success Read more…


Investors Flock to Retail Analytics

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In-store data analytics specialist RetailNext said this week it has secured an additional $125 million in a Series E venture funding to be used for "strategic acquisitions" along with expansion of its operations in North America, Europe and Read more…