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Big Data and the Cloud: Uncover New Insights Hiding in Your Data

May 30, 2016 |

Modern data science can unlock new innovation in healthcare, bioinformatics, genetic research, and other related fields. New personalized medicine programs, for instance, can identify previously unrecognized disease risk factors by applying analytics to vast amounts of genomic and clinical data. Hospitals can pore through EMR and operational data to pinpoint sources of infection. Public health agencies can use longitudinal population data to more accurately inform policy. These are just a few examples. But all depend on one basic premise: many Read more…

Analyzing Video, the Biggest Data of Them All

May 26, 2016 |

Video data is the fastest growing data type on the Internet, and arguably one of the fastest growing period. Thanks to a proliferation of high-definition video cameras, the volume of video data is exploding. While Web-based delivery of video for entertainment purposes is projected to become a $100 billion industry unto its own, another big opportunity revolves around video analytics. We’re in the midst of a hockey-stick like curve with respect to the growth of video data. Consider that, in Read more…

How Spark and Hadoop Are Advancing Cancer Research

May 23, 2016 |

The combination of Spark and Hadoop has supercharged big data analysis across many industries and use cases by lowering the barrier of entry to advanced analytics and thereby enabling data scientists to create data-driven products that weren’t previously possible. But one area where Spark and Hadoop are having an especially strong impact revolves around cancer research. Cancer killed about 590,000 Americans last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That makes it the second leading causes of death in Read more…

Biotech Crop Discovery Poised for Fast Growth Thanks to Big Data

May 19, 2016 |

Big agriculture companies have been using HPC techniques to understand and manipulate the genes of food staples like corn and soy for many years. Now, thanks to the big data revolution, that kind of fine-grained genetic control will soon be wielded by smaller firms targeting a much wider swath of biotech crops. One of the companies on the cutting edge of biotech crops is Benson Hill Biosystems. The company, which came out of the Donald Danforth Plance Science Center in Read more…

Data Gravity Pulls to the Cloud

May 16, 2016 |

Last month, Spotify grabbed headlines by announcing plans to get rid of its data centers and move onto Google’s Cloud Platform (GCP), claiming that the storage, compute and network services in the cloud are as high quality as on-premise alternatives. While few people take a second look at a digital-native company choosing to store data in the cloud, it seems to be generally accepted that for certain companies and industries, the cloud just isn’t a fit. Hadoop distribution vendors like Cloudera and Read more…

News In Brief

Survey: Data Analytics Falls Short in Detecting Fraud

May 26, 2016 |

The growing list of technologies being used in the cat-and-mouse game of detecting financial fraud apparently does not include data analytics, according to new study. KPMG, the corporate consulting firm, reported this week that its global survey of about 750 “fraudster” investigations revealed that perpetrators actually hold the upper hand when it comes to leveraging technology. The survey found that 29 percent of the 110 fraudsters analyzed in North America and 24 percent of the survey’s universe of 750 were Read more…

NASA Helps Launch Data Science Grad Program

May 23, 2016 |

Another U.S. university is adding a data science specialization to its curriculum, this one as part of an online Masters of Science degree in engineering. The University of California at Riverside said the data science track was developed in collaboration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) science staff. The partners said the data science program is aimed at engineers, scientists along with medical and social media professionals seeking to expand their training in data mining, data visualization, machine learning and Read more…

DDN Flashes New All-flash Arrays for Enterprise Use Cases at Scale

May 17, 2016 |

DDN, a high-end storage standard bearer, this morning joined the ranks of storage vendors offering new all-flash technology with the launch of Flashscale, a family of all-flash, scale-out and scale-up products designed for read, write and mixed workloads for enterprise data analytics, web scale cloud and HPC environments. Available in August, the SFA14KXi (the first model number within the Flashscale family) is targeted at organizations demanding storage platforms that deliver high performance capacity and latency across massive stores of data Read more…

An Open Source Tour de Force at Apache: Big Data 2016

May 11, 2016 |

There’s no question about it: open source drives big data. Some may forget how the big data software we use or write about every day actually gets made. But here at the Apache: Big Data North America conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, the well of innovation that is the open source community is on full display. Open source software is fundamental to big data, says Roman Shaposhnik, who runs the Apache Incubator project for the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the Read more…

More Tips For Navigating Big Data

May 3, 2016 |

As big users of big data try to bridge the widening analytical skills gap via everything from training programs and online courses to graduate school centers of excellence, a range of strategies are emerging to help master big data analytics. The latest is a tutorial covering the extremely promising jobs prospects in data analytics, what computer languages and skills are in most demand and, lastly, a tip sheet for mastering big data analytics. The guide was released this week by Read more…

This Just In

DocuSign Leverages Qlik

May 25, 2016 |

RADNOR, Pa., May 25 — Qlik (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in visual analytics, today announced DocuSign, the leader in eSignature and Digital Transaction Management (DTM), has chosen Qlik to dig deeper into raw data aggregated from a variety of sources to drive sales and increase customer satisfaction. DocuSign was seeking a visual analytics platform that not only aggregated data from a variety of sources, but also one that easily identified key metrics to drive sales performance and help the sales team understand key factors Read more…

Alteryx Analytics 10.5 Unveiled

May 5, 2016 |

IRVINE, Calif., May 5 — Alteryx, Inc., the leader in self-service data analytics, today announced Alteryx Analytics 10.5, which empowers line-of-business analysts to prepare and blend data from diverse datasets and scale self-service analytics across the organization. Alteryx Analytics 10.5 enables analysts to achieve deeper business insights in hours, not weeks, with support for incorporating data from Amazon Aurora, Google Sheets, Adobe Analytics, and Salesforce.com, as well as in-database data blending for Apache Hive and Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse. It also Read more…

Zettaset Big Data Encryption Suite Earns Triple HDP Certification From Hortonworks

Apr 5, 2016 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 5 — Zettaset, the leader in Big Data security, today announced that the company’s Big Data Encryption suite achieved an unprecedented triple HDP (Hortonworks Data Platform) certification from Hortonworks. The Zettaset Big Data Encryption suite includes BDEncrypt and BDEncrypt Plus, the only commercial encryption solution for Hadoop that can detect unauthorized data tampering and protect the integrity of encrypted data. Certified technologies are reviewed by Hortonworks for architectural best practices, validated against a comprehensive suite of integration test cases, benchmarked for scale Read more…

IBM Analytics Assists Russia’s Leading Airline

Mar 30, 2016 |

MOSCOW, Russia, March 30 — Russia’s largest airline Aeroflot, has turned to IBM (NYSE: IBM) analytics technologies to transform the customer experience of 40 million passengers who fly with Aeroflot annually, helping to increase passenger numbers and brand loyalty. Through the deal, Aeroflot will use IBM’s advanced analytics technologies to draw insight from vast amounts of structured and unstructured data from across the company’s various properties including travel booking website, social networks, IT and accounting systems amongst others. Utilizing this data to better understand Read more…

Ascolta Partners With Atigeo

Feb 3, 2016 |

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 3 — Ascolta, an advanced analytics company focused on cyber threat assessment, announced today that it is partnering with Atigeo. Together the companies will leverage their combined expertise and capabilities in big data analytics and cyber security to better serve the U.S. Department of Defense, federal government and major enterprise organizations. “Ascolta is proud to partner with Atigeo to deliver the next generation of cyber readiness and threat discovery and deterrence to our combined customers,” said Richard Breakiron, Read more…