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Leverage Big Data Cross-Industry Panel: Video Now Available

Mar 27, 2015 |

  Big data means different things to different people. To some, massive data is a challenge to be overcome, while for others it’s an opportunity to seize. At Tabor Communications’ recent Leverage Big Data event, experts from different industries came together to compare their big data notes. As a professor of astrophysics and computational science at George Mason University, Kirk Borne tracks things moving through the universe over space and time. But that broad description could refer to just about Read more…

Three Ways Open Data Could Make California Golden

Mar 26, 2015 |

While California is widely regarded as the high-technology hub of the world, the state lacks a cohesive open data policy. Last week, a non-profit think tank in the Golden State released a report detailing why the state government should adopt an open data policy. According to the Milken Institute‘s “Open Data in California,” the state has the potential to unleash powerful economic forces if it follows the lead set by the Federal Government and 10 other states that have implemented Read more…

Why Graph Databases Are Becoming Part of Everyday Life

Mar 26, 2015 |

Zephyr Health, a San Francisco-based software company that offers a data analytics platform for pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies, wanted its customers to unlock more value from their data relationships. Doing so would enable pharmaceutical companies, for example, to find the right doctors for a clinical trial by understanding relationships among a complex mix of public and private data such as specialty, geography, and clinical trial history. Old-school SQL databases were not up to the task. Traditional SQL databases Read more…

Wanted: Intelligent Middleware That Simplifies Big Data Analytics

Mar 23, 2015 |

We’ve seen tremendous technological innovation in the data analytics space over the past 10 years. Platforms like Hadoop have emerged and machine learning techniques are going mainstream. But according respected leaders in the big data community, there’s still a sizable gap in the marketplace when it comes to intelligent middleware that can orchestrate and organizes how data flows, not just in Hadoop but the enterprise. Lars George was one of the first technologists to begin working with Hadoop in Europe Read more…

Leverage Big Data 2015 Yields Insightful Gems

Mar 20, 2015 |

Some of the brightest minds in the big data and HPC communities took the stage this week at Tabor Communications’ second annual Leverage Big Data conference, which took place at the beautiful Ponte Vedra Resort in Florida. From the impact of Hadoop to the cutting edge of FPGA research, attendees shared their big data lessons. Big data is everywhere, said Molly Rector, CMO for DDN, who delivered a keynote Monday night. You may not know it, but whenever you use Read more…

News In Brief

Market Regulators Tap Into Big Data

Mar 24, 2015 |

Big data has already become a competitive differentiator in the private sector. But government regulators in the US and the UK are showing they can apply big data lessons in the public realm too, and have launched big data programs of their own. The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) went live in early 2013 with Market Information Data Analytics System (MIDAS), a computer system that tracks the complete order books for all the equities traded on each of the 13 Read more…

Embedded Analytics Goes Mainstream

Mar 17, 2015 |

Embedded analytics, the integration of analytic capabilities within business applications, are becoming more pervasive as software vendors and software-as-a-service providers embrace the approach. According to a new survey, embedded analytics is poised to overtake traditional business intelligence tools as it is folded into more applications and as users seek greater functionality. In its third annual survey of the embedded analytics market, Logi Analytics also found that fully 65 percent of application providers it contacted embed business intelligence and analytics into Read more…

Tachyon Nexus Gets $7.5M to Productize Big Data File System

Mar 17, 2015 |

Tachyon Nexus, the company founded to productize the Tachyon in-memory file system developed at the AMPlab, has received $7.5 million in venture capital funding from Andreessen Horowitz, the Wall Street Journal reported today. Tachyon is a new distributed file system that aims to dramatically speed the processing of big data analytics applications developed using today’s big data frameworks, including Apache Spark, Apache Shark, Hadoop MapReduce, and Apache Fink. The software, which doctoral student Haoyuan Li first unveiled in 2013, quickly Read more…

Pinterest Shoots ‘Pinball’ Into Open Source

Mar 12, 2015 |

Pinterest announced yesterday that it’s making the workflow management software it developed to manage big data pipelines, called Pinball, available as open source. Now anybody can use the same technology that Pinterest uses to manage the flow of work on Hadoop and other cluster resources. Pinterest came onto the social media scene in 2010 with a relatively simple Web and mobile app that lets users share pictures and videos by “pinning” them to their pinboards. Today, Pinterest has become the Read more…

Survey: Big Data is Disrupting Business as Usual

Mar 11, 2015 |

As an American admiral famously said during the Second World War, “I don’t know what the hell ‘logistics’ is…but I want some of it!” The same could be said for the majority of nervous company’s in a recent big data report in which 65 percent of those surveyed acknowledged they had better figure out how to leverage data analytics or risk becoming irrelevant. Capgemini, the French business consulting firm, commissioned the big data survey along with storage giant EMC Corp. Read more…

This Just In

Datawatch Managed Analytics Platform Introduced

Mar 30, 2015 |

CHELMSFORD, Mass., March 30 — Datawatch Corporation today at the Gartner Business Intelligence Summit in Las Vegas, unveiled the Datawatch Managed Analytics Platform to deliver an enterprise solution for self-service data preparation and visual data discovery.  Datawatch is the only solution that can bridge the gap between the ease-of-use and agility that business users demand together with the scalability, automation and governance needed by IT. Unique capabilities delivered with the Datawatch Managed Analytics Platform include: Self-service data preparation – leveraging the robustness and Read more…

TCS Big Data Solutions Certified on Cloudera Enterprise

Mar 25, 2015 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 25 — Tata Consultancy Services, a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, in partnership with Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop, today announced the certification of Big Data Solutions on Cloudera Enterprise through the Cloudera Certified Technology Program (CCTP). This follows the recent TCS and Cloudera partnership to deliver “Best of Breed” Big Data Solutions. TCS provides customer and industry expertise, digital transformation and Digital Reimagination solutions and services, backed by its Global Network Delivery Read more…

Neo Technology Unveils Neo4j 2.2

Mar 25, 2015 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., March 25 — Neo Technology, creator of Neo4j, the world’s leading graph database, today announced the immediate availability of Neo4j 2.2, with major updates allowing organizations to derive maximum value from their data relationships. Enhancements in Neo4j 2.2 include significantly improved read and write performance, which organizations can put to immediate use to build even faster, more powerful mission-critical graph database applications. “Neo4j 2.2 is the latest advancement in the Neo4j series. The new Cypher cost-based optimizer and the Read more…

MongoDB and Expert System Partner

Mar 25, 2015 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 25 — Expert System, the leader in semantic technology, today announced a partnership with next-generation database provider MongoDB to integrate its Cogito semantic technology with MongoDB powered big data environments. With Cogito, MongoDB users from systems integrators to independent developers can quickly and accurately access unstructured data, greatly enhancing their capability for text analysis, metadata generation, document classification and entity extraction. As companies continue to adopt more innovative solutions for reducing the time and costs of implementation, Read more…

Exar’s AltraHD is Now Certified on Cloudera Enterprise 5

Mar 24, 2015 |

FREMONT, Calif., March 24 — Exar Corporation, a leading supplier of high-performance integrated circuits and system solutions, today announced the certification of AltraHD hardware accelerated compression solution for Hadoop with the Cloudera Enterprise 5 platform.  Cloudera’s data management platform enables enterprises to use Apache’s open source software to better manage data. AltraHD integrates seamlessly into the Apache Hadoop software stack and automatically compresses all files using the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), as well as all intermediate data.  AltraHD provides up to 2x Read more…