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Cast Your Models Into Data Streams and Take Advantage of the IoT

Aug 28, 2015 |

Using data in real-time used to be a challenge. Lengthy extraction, transformation and loading processes make analyzing data an activity more akin to glancing in a rearview window than reading road signs as you pass. And with excitement building around the Internet of Things many just assume that harnessing sensor technology is an IT budget breaker. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. Event stream processing combines high throughput (millions of events per second) and low latency (delays undetectable Read more…

Struggling Under Multiple Databases? Get Used To It

Aug 27, 2015 |

Programmers are a fickle bunch. One day they’re all using Java, and the next day Python is the hot new thing. While developers indelibly will dabble in different languages, we’re now seeing them do similar things with databases, particularly those of a NoSQL bent. The database explosion benefits developers, but it’s a headache for the admins tasked with managing the stuff. Time was, you installed the Oracle database and were happy with it, damn it. Oracle defined what you could Read more…

Medical Insight Set to Flow from Semantic Data Lakes

Aug 26, 2015 |

The potential for data analytics to disrupt healthcare delivery is large, and getting larger by the day. But in many cases, the need to hammer data into a structured format creates a barrier to productivity. Now a hospital chain in New York City is hoping to change that by adopting a Hadoop-based semantic data lake. Located in the Bronx, Montefiore Health System is the first hospital to implement a semantic data lake as part of the New York City Clinical Read more…

How Spark Democratizes Analytic Value from Hadoop Lakes

Aug 24, 2015 |

So you’ve installed Hadoop and built a data lake to house all the bits and bytes that your organization previously discarded. So now what? If you follow the advice from industry experts, the next step on your analytics journey is to add Apache Spark to the mix. It’s common for people to confuse Hadoop with analytics, says Rob Thomas, vice president of product development at IBM Analytics. “Hadoop itself doesn’t do analytics,” Thomas tells Datanami. “Hadoop is the data storage Read more…

How NVIDIA Is Unlocking the Potential of GPU-Powered Deep Learning

Aug 20, 2015 |

Companies across nearly all industries are exploring how to use GPU-powered deep learning to extract insights from big data. From self-driving cars and voice-directed phones to disease-detecting mirrors and high-speed securities trading, the potential use cases for the technology are large and expanding by the day. Ever since computer scientist Geoff Hinton decided to try training a neural network on a GPU and did much to help popularize the field of deep neural networks several years back, researchers have been Read more…

News In Brief

As Economy Tanks, Calls For More Big Data

Aug 26, 2015 |

Some practitioners of the “dismal science” are dismayed by what they contend is flawed, outdated and incomplete data used by the U.S. Federal Reserve to make its economic forecasts. As global stock markets gyrate in response to the economic slowdown in China, these economists argue that the Fed should be making greater use of readily available real-time economic data. Among these sources is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology initiative dubbed the “Billion Prices Project” that measures inflation using real-time data Read more…

Why Gartner Dropped Big Data Off the Hype Curve

Aug 26, 2015 |

When Gartner published its latest “Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies” last week, there was a notable absence of one broad class of technology in particular: big data. The reasoning behind the move may surprise you. Big data has been a fixture on the Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies for several years. In 2013, as big data-mania set in, the technology was near the “Peak of Inflated Expectations.” A year later, as the shine started wearing off, big data started slipping Read more…

McKinsey: Hype understates value of IoT data

Aug 24, 2015 |

Growing skepticism in reaction to the endless hype about the Internet of Things has spawned yet another IoT forecast that actually embraces the hoopla by concluding that the “hype may actually understate the full potential of the Internet of Things.” Not usually given to hyperbole, the staid management consultant McKinsey & Co. attributes that assertion to several key findings centered on leveraging the massive amounts of data expected to be generated by the IoT: “Most of the IoT data collected Read more…

Bit Stew, Energy Advisor Partner on Industrial IoT

Aug 6, 2015 |

Consulting firm Blackstone Technology Group, which focuses heavily on the energy sector, is partnering with “software-defined operations” specialist Bit Stew Systems in a bid to extend big data capabilities into global energy and other industrial markets. The partners said their collaboration would help promote adoption of Bit Stew’s analytics platform and other big data applications into the utility along with the oil and gas sectors. That in turn would provide a boost to data analytics targeting the industrial Internet of Read more…

World Economic Forum Eyes Next Google

Aug 5, 2015 |

Big data technology earned a ringing endorsement this week from the World Economic Forum, which identified machine intelligence and other big data technologies as innovative business tools. The Geneva-based forum released a list of “technology pioneers” on Wednesday (Aug. 5) that includes a handful of big data companies in its “information technology” innovation category. Could one the big data innovators emerge as the next Google, which was cited by the forum more than a decade ago? Among them are Ayasdi, Read more…

This Just In

Splunk Named a Leader in 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM

Jul 23, 2015 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 23 — Splunk Inc., provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced it has been named a leader in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) for the third straight year. Splunk was the only vendor to improve its completeness of vision from last year’s results. Gartner evaluated the Splunk security portfolio, including Splunk Enterprise and the Splunk App for Enterprise Security, used by thousands of organizations around the world. To view the Read more…

Niara Partners With Cloudera on Big Data Security Analytics

Jul 23, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 23 — Niara, provider of big data security analytics for advanced threat discovery and investigation, today announced a new partnership with Cloudera, the most widely adopted big data platform in the world. The recently unveiled Niara Security Intelligence solution has been tested and validated to work with Cloudera Enterprise, the leading data management platform built on Apache Hadoop. Niara Security Intelligence is now included in the Cloudera Certified Technology Program, providing customers with confidence that the joint solution has been tested and validated. Read more…

Dataguise to Showcase DgSecure 5.0 at Microsoft WPC

Jul 13, 2015 |

ORLANDO, Fla., July 13 — Dataguise, the leading provider of data-centric discovery and data protection for Hadoop and other Big Data environments, today announced that it will showcase DgSecure 5.0 at the 2015 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Orlando from July 12th – 16th. Located in booth MC18, inside the Microsoft Cloud Platform Partners pavilion, Dataguise will demonstrate how its security and compliance platform allows organizations to scale sensitive data detection, apply data protection, and gain access to 360-degree monitoring of these data Read more…

SAS Factory Miner Launched

Jun 17, 2015 |

CARY, N.C., June 17 — With a well-documented shortage of skilled data scientists, a logical response is to boost the productivity of the ones we have. Analytics leader SAS now offers data scientists fast, automated creation of analytics models. These models can help a retailer identify the best customers for a marketing campaign, for example, or a health insurer uncover fraudulent claims. Part of a broad update to SAS Analytics, SAS Factory Miner software maximizes productivity of data science teams. Users work Read more…

Novetta Releases Entity Analytics v2.5

Jun 9, 2015 |

MCLEAN, Va., June 9 — Novetta today released Novetta Entity Analytics version ​2​.5, an enhanced entity resolution and data analysis application that delivers enhanced customer analytics, security threat assessments, and fraud detection capabilities. Novetta Entity Analytics version ​2​.5 streamlines data integration, entity resolution, and relationship analysis processes to make it easy for even novice users to combine and resolve disparate data sets and explore​ t​he underlying content and context.​ “Novetta Entity Analytics v2.5 has new visualization tools and other features designed Read more…