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…

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

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.  Read more…

Supercharging Apache Spark with Flash and NoSQL

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. Read more…

9 Ways Retailers Are Using Big Data and Hadoop

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. Read more…

Center Stage

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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Datanami Headlines

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…

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…

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…

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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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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…

Big Data Career Notes

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Read more…

Amazon Echo, IoT Bulb Enlisted for Data Engagement

Presumably under the category of “bright ideas,” a business intelligence specialist is leveraging artificial intelligence and what it calls an “IoT light bulb” as a way to increase analytics engagement and adoption through an “emotional connection to data insights using all senses.” Read more…

Concord Claims 10x Performance Edge on Spark Streaming

Organizations that are looking for a stream processing engine upon which to build fast data applications featuring high-throughput and low-latency may want to check out Concord, a new framework that emerged from the ad-tech world and reportedly runs 10 times faster than Spark Streaming and Storm. Read more…

Secrets of the Data Whisperer

As big data technology evolves, so does the role humans play to operationalize data science. Well-defined job descriptions exist for folks like data scientists, data analysts, and data engineers, but there’s a certain class of data problem that aren’t always good match for their abilities. Read more…

Doubts Mount About Data Payoffs

Mounting evidence contained in vendor surveys suggests executives who play a key role in data and analytics technology investments are increasingly dissatisfied with the results of current approaches to analytics and the ultimate goal of problem solving. Read more…

CEO Survey Finds Data Distrust

Despite widespread corporate adoption of big data and analytics tools along with exponential advances in analytics technology, a new survey by respected consulting firm finds that only one-third of CEOs polled have a high level of trust in the accuracy of their data or the analytics tools used to crunch it. Read more…