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Supercharging Apache Spark with Flash and NoSQL

Jul 21, 2016 |

Apache Spark has become the defacto standard computational engine in the big data world. But as an in-memory technology, Spark has limitations. One of the ways people are getting around those limitations is by pairing Spark with superfast, Flash-based NoSQL databases, including key-value stores. Read more…

What Does the VC Investment Slowdown Mean for Big Data?

Jul 19, 2016 |

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…

How DevOps Can Use Operational Data Science to See into the Cloud

Jul 5, 2016 |

As system architecture moves to the cloud, understanding the impacts of new code releases and points of failure requires a whole new approach. The increase in agility, bandwidth, and security has been matched by an increase in complexity. Read more…

Hortonworks Shares Vision of Connected Data Planes

Jun 28, 2016 |

First came the data lake, then the data hub. This week at its annual Hadoop Summit conference, Hortonworks (NASDAQ: HDP) will be sharing its vision of a connected data plane that presents a single interface for analyzing and managing data wherever it is–at rest in Hadoop, in motion on Kafka, in the data center, or in the cloud. Read more…

What’s Hot This Summer: Data Science Bootcamps

Jun 23, 2016 |

Summer is here and temperatures are rising. While some of us take vacations or cool off at the beach, prospective data scientists are heating up their job prospects by participating in one of a growing number of data science bootcamps. Read more…

News In Brief

Melania Trump and the Anti-Plagiarism Algorithm

Jul 20, 2016 |

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…

Crunchy Data Container Suite Packages PostgresSQL

Jun 28, 2016 |

PostgreSQL databases can now be run and managed on Linux containers in cloud-native architectures with the release to the open source community of a database container suite.

Open source PostgresSQL specialist Crunchy Data announced its embraced of distributed cloud applications during this week’s Red Hat Summit in San Francisco. Read more…

MIT Uses Video to Train Machine Vision System

Jun 22, 2016 |

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory reported this week they have developed a deep learning algorithm that could help machines using predictive vision anticipate human interactions. The approach uses unlabeled YouTube videos as its source material to train deep networks to predict human interactions. Read more…

Cognitive Platform Sharpens Focus on Unstructured Data

Jun 21, 2016 |

Big data platform vendors are increasingly focusing on churning through unstructured data, especially for text, audio and even security applications like insider threat analysis. Among the companies emerging in this industry segment is Digital Reasoning, a well-connected cognitive computing company that has helped the U.S. Read more…

AI is Coming, Prompting New IT Security Concerns

Jun 10, 2016 |

Intelligent, often autonomous, systems are making headway in the datacenter as developers seek to offload manual processes and move beyond traditional approaches like prescriptive IT automation as they struggle to keep up. 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. 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. 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 HortonworksRead 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. 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. Read more…