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Can Amazon Make Machine Learning More Accessible?

Apr 13, 2015 |

First we had IBM Watson Analytics, then Microsoft launched Azure Machine Learning. With last week’s launch of Amazon Machine Learning, the e-commerce giant is the latest tech giant to attempt to democratize the development and use of machine learning models and make the technology useful to people who aren’t data scientists. “Have you noticed how applications seem to be getting smarter all the time?” Amazon says in a video on its website. Banks alert you when there is a suspected Read more…

Why Cybersecurity Needs Big Data Tech, Especially Hadoop

Apr 9, 2015 |

When cyber criminals really started ramping up their activities several years ago, security experts realized they needed bigger and better tools if they had any hope of slowing them down. In the wake of 2014, or “The Year of the Data Breach,” it’s clear those efforts largely failed, which is why so many security experts today are banking their hopes on Hadoop. Cybersecurity has become a big data problem because the size and complexity of the data has simply grown Read more…

Mapping the Shape of Complex Data with Ayasdi

Mar 25, 2015 |

Machine learning has emerged as the most useful technology for analyzing big and complex data sets. But all too often, it takes a highly skilled data scientists to effectively wield machine learning tools. A company called Ayasdi is positioning a technique it calls Topological Data Analysis as a way to shortcut that machine learning skills gap. And if today’s news is any indication, it’s having tremendous success with this technique. Ayasdi was created in 2008 when a Stanford University mathematics Read more…

Watch DDN’s Molly Rector’s Leverage Big Data 2015 Keynote

Mar 24, 2015 |

When it comes to finding value in big data, there are almost as many paths as there are data sets. In her introductory keynote at last week’s Leverage Big Data event, Molly Rector, the chief marketing officer at Data Direct Networks, provided guidance on how to find your own path. Like many of the world’s top data scientists, Rector took a roundabout path to working with big data that included two degrees in biology and chemistry and years of work Read more…

Achieve Business Value with Machine Learning

Mar 24, 2015 |

With major companies battling constant cyberattacks and advanced persistent threats from cyber attackers, larger dedicated staffs are currently required to handle cyber espionage issues. Right now, a common problem across corporations and agencies in defending against these attacks is that too few people are solely tasked to early detection and interdiction. As our adversaries increase their use of automation, staff increases will not be able to keep up with the exponential growth of the threat. Manual querying, analysis, and response Read more…

News In Brief

Investors Flock to Retail Analytics

Apr 16, 2015 |

In-store data analytics specialist RetailNext said this week it has secured an additional $125 million in a Series E venture funding to be used for “strategic acquisitions” along with expansion of its operations in North America, Europe and Asia. San Jose-based RetailNext has so far raised a whopping $184.4 million in venture capital since its founding in 2007 by former Cisco Systems engineers. The company claims 160 retail customers in 40 countries and new store analytics deployments growing at a Read more…

Google Cloud Dataflow Now Open for Business

Apr 16, 2015 |

Google today formally took the wraps off Cloud Dataflow, the hosted offering designed to allow developers with average Java and Python skills to build sophisticated analytic “pipelines” that process huge amounts of data. Google introduced Cloud Dataflow about a year ago as a next-gen platform for building systems that can ingest, transform, normalize, and analyze huge amounts of data—well into the exabyte range, Google executives said. The software is built on the infrastructure and technology that powers Google’s own applications, Read more…

AMEX Adopts Machine Learning to Crunch More Data

Apr 15, 2015 |

Machine learning continues to make inroads in the financial services sector and other large enterprises as businesses seek to leverage the technology to get a better handle on customer data and preferences. A user and vendor recently described a large-scale machine-learning project that deployed the technology in a production-ready big data platform. Details were provided during a MapR presentation at the Hive Big Data Data Think Tank. The user, American Express, looked to machine learning after realizing that traditional databases Read more…

Smart Grid Gets Smarter With Analytics Platform

Apr 13, 2015 |

Among the growing set of tools for the emerging smart grid are data analytics platforms designed to provide utilities with a real-time picture of what is happening in the power delivery system. As more renewable energy sources are plugged into the smart grid, analytics is expected to play a larger roll in how utilities integrate these new energy sources to meet daily peak demand. As utilities look for ways to improve grid reliability and their relationship with ratepayers, companies like Read more…

Hortonworks Deals to Streamline Hadoop Deployments

Apr 13, 2015 |

Hortonworks today announced the acquisition of Sequence IQ, a Hungarian developer of cloud deployment automation tools for Hadoop. Hortonworks, which is hosting its Hadoop Summit Europe in Brussels this week, also shipped a maintenance release of its Hadoop distribution that includes Apache Ambari 2.0 and officially adds Apache Spark to the mix. One of the big challenges customers face when implementing a modern Hadoop cluster is just getting it up and running. It’s not such an issue in small clusters Read more…

This Just In

CitiusTech Announces Healthcare Big Data Practice and Launches H-Scale

Apr 2, 2015 |

PRINCETON, N.J., April 2 — CitiusTech Inc., a leading provider of healthcare technology solutions, today announced the launch of its healthcare Big Data practice. With extensive research and development around healthcare Big Data use cases, the practice will be the focal point of CitiusTech’s big data initiatives for its partners and customers, across provider, payer, life sciences and medical technology markets. CitiusTech also announced the launch of H-Scale, portfolio of healthcare accelerators for Hadoop. H-Scale is designed to help healthcare organizations Read more…

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…

Modus Operandi Unveils MOVIA Big Data Analytics Platform

Mar 30, 2015 |

MELBOURNE, Fla., March 30 — Modus Operandi, which for 30 years has provided contextual pattern recognition for government customers, today introduced its MOVIA Big Data analytics platform to the commercial sector.  MOVIA leverages extensive military intelligence analysis capabilities to help commercial organizations watch for important patterns in their data and generate instant alerts to users or other systems. MOVIA takes data analytics further, by enabling improved prediction of trends through advanced data modeling that captures situational context, so decisions are not ‘made in Read more…

Kenshoo Deploys MapR Distribution Including Hadoop

Mar 23, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 23 — MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced that Kenshoo, the global leader in predictive marketing software, deployed the MapR Distribution including Hadoop in under a week into its large-scale predictive marketing system, which included integration with its RDBMS-based installations. As a result, Kenshoo optimized its data architecture and gained multiple benefits, including expanded services capabilities, increased performance, better reliability and cost savings. Conducting digital marketing campaigns in more than 190 countries, Read more…

SAP Releases New Version of Predictive Analytics Software

Mar 10, 2015 |

March 10 — SAP SE today announced the general availability of the 2.0 version of SAP Predictive Analytics software, bringing predictive analytics to the entire organization’s business users, business analysts and data scientists through its simplicity, ease of use and productivity. Combining the functionality of SAP Predictive Analysis software and the SAP InfiniteInsight solution, the new software version helps empower a broad spectrum of users to spot opportunities in real time, make fast and accurate predictions and act with confidence at the point of Read more…