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Industry Speaks: Top 33 Big Data Predictions for 2016

Dec 15, 2015 |

What will happen in big data in 2016? You’d think that would be a cinch to answer, what with all the deep neural net and prescriptive analytic progress being made these days. But in fact the big data predictions from the industry are all over the map. Datanami received dozens of predictions from prominent players in the industry. Here is a culled collection of the most interesting ones. Oracle sees the rise of a new type of user: the Data Read more…

MapR Introduces Streams to Compete with Kafka

Dec 8, 2015 |

MapR Technologies today unveiled MapR Streams, a new component of its integrated platform designed to move large amounts of data. MapR Streams uses the same publish-and-subscribe technique that underlies Apache Kafka, and is fully compatible with real-time streaming analytics applications such as Apache Storm and Spark Streaming. MapR built streaming data capabilities into its core MapR platform in response to its customers growing needs for real-time analytic functionality. “Companies are no longer satisfied with reporting functions that tell them what happened,” Read more…

Spark Streaming: What Is It and Who’s Using It?

Nov 30, 2015 |

A recent study of over 1,400 Spark users conducted by Databricks, the company founded by the creators of Spark, showed that compared to 2014, 56 percent more Spark users globally ran Spark Streaming applications in 2015. Additionally, 48 percent of survey respondents noted Spark Streaming as their most-used Spark component. Spark Streaming’s ever-growing user base consists of household names like Uber, Netflix, and Pinterest. This article explores why and how hundreds of companies are leveraging Spark Streaming to accelerate their Read more…

Teradata Puts Aster in Hadoop for IoT Analytics

Oct 19, 2015 |

The Internet of Things (IoT) is simultaneously a colossal data management challenge and the analytic opportunity of a lifetime. Teradata (NYSE: TDC) addressed both of those today with two product announcements, including an Apache Kafka-based applications for routing IoT data into Hadoop, and the introduction of a Hadoop-native version of its Aster analytics suite. The rapid proliferation of connected devices is changing how we view and interact with the world around us. From smart phones and intelligent thermostats to smart Read more…

Why Redis Needs Enterprise Developers

Oct 6, 2015 |

It sounds strange now, but it was at least a couple of years from the moment I released the first open source version of Redis, to the moment I started to hear “enterprise” in the context of Redis. I first realized how important Redis had become in the context of big companies when I was in Cologne at the NoSQL Matters conference in 2012. Within hours I was approached by a number of important companies, including ones operating in the Read more…

News In Brief

Gartner Sees Analytics Boom as More Data is Shared

Jan 28, 2016 |

Advanced analytics techniques like data and text mining, machine learning and visualization are poised to shake up entire industries as more enterprises leverage proprietary algorithms along with emerging platforms to securely share more data, a market watcher predicts. In a forecast released Thursday (Jan. 28), Gartner Inc. predicted the red-hot advanced analytics market will grow 14 percent this year to $1.5 billion. By 2018, it predicts more than half of large global enterprises will leverage analytics and proprietary algorithms on Read more…

Google, Chipmaker Collaborate on Deep Learning For Mobile

Jan 27, 2016 |

Google and Movidius, a specialist in low-power machine vision chips, said this week they would collaborate to bring deep learning technology to mobile devices. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) said Wednesday (Jan. 27) it would integrate Movidius processors with the San Mateo, Calif., company’s software development tools. The search giant also said it would contribute to the Movidius neural network technology roadmap. The partners said the agreement would allow Google to deploy its neural computation engine on the Movidius low-power platform as Read more…

Real-Time Streaming Gone ‘Bananas’

Jan 26, 2016 |

Akuda Labs is touting the throughput and power of a real-time stream data processing system it released last week. The company says the software, dubbed Bananas, runs 10 times faster that Apache Spark Streaming, with considerably less latency. The Spark comparison comes from an internal benchmark test that Akuda Labs performed on a 16-core virtual cluster equipped with 16GB of RAM and a 10Gbps connection. The goal of the test was to see how quickly Spark Streaming and Bananas could Read more…

Microsoft Releases Deep Learning Toolkit

Jan 25, 2016 |

Microsoft has released to the open source community a set of internal GPU-powered tools designed to boost the performance of artificial intelligence technology used for computer speech recognition. In a blog post, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced Monday (Jan. 25) it is releasing its Computational Network Toolkit on Github. Company researchers said they undertook the project out of necessity: Current tools used to improve how computers understand human speech were slowing progress. A group of Microsoft volunteers “set out to solve Read more…

Melding Human, Machine Computing to Solve Big Problems

Jan 6, 2016 |

Machine learning and intelligence attract a lot of attention in the big data community. Now researchers are looking for ways to combine the emerging technology with human computation skills in areas like “creative abstraction” to tackle some of the planet’s toughest problems. Researchers at the Human Computation Institute and Cornell University stressed in a recent article published in the journal Science that they seek to combine the raw horsepower of high-performance computing with the subtle cognitive skills of humans. The Read more…

This Just In

DataTorrent Joins the Open Data Platform Initiative, Brings Real-Time Processing of Data-In-Motion to ODP

May 21, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 21, – DataTorrent, the leader in real-time big data analytics and creator of DataTorrent RTS, the world’s first enterprise-grade unified platform for both stream and batch processing on Hadoop, today announced it joined the Open Data Platform (ODP) as a Silver member. In addition, DataTorrent RTS is certified and immediately available on the ODP Core. DataTorrent is focused on reducing time to market, increasing ROI and enabling success of big data projects. Joining ODP brings DataTorrent’s Read more…

Ryft Open API Library Extends Lightning-Fast Batch and Streaming Analysis to Existing Big Data Environments 

May 21, 2015 |

ROCKVILLE, MD., May 21 — Ryft announced today the availability of the Ryft Open API Library, expanding the company’s Ryft ONE high-performance data analysis capabilities into existing big data environments. Developers can now invoke or extend the Ryft Open API to add hardware-driven acceleration to applications that demand real-time intelligence from all types of batch and streaming data. Now, Ryft combines the flexibility of an open, future-proof 1U platform with the speed, simplicity, scalability and security of a purpose-built analytics accelerator for 100X faster enterprise decision-making Read more…

DataStax Announces DSE 4.7

May 19, 2015 |

May 19, 2015 – DataStax, the company that delivers Apache Cassandra™ to the enterprise, today announced the general availability of DataStax Enterprise 4.7 (DSE 4.7), the leading database platform purpose-built for the performance and availability demands of web, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. With significant advancements to integrated enterprise search, analytics, security, in-memory computing, and database management and monitoring, DSE 4.7 is the leading distributed database for mixed workload deployments. PERSPECTIVES ON THE NEWS “Enterprise search is an indispensable tool Read more…