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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. Read more…

Can Big Data Deliver on the Huge Expectations of Precision Medicine?

Apr 18, 2016 |

Big data can do a lot of things. But can it allow doctors to create drugs that are tailor-made to your genes, reduce the cost of healthcare for a billion people, and let us all live to 150? Read more…

Reporter’s Notebook: 6 Key Takeaways from Strata + Hadoop World

Apr 5, 2016 |

The big data ecosystem was on full display at last week’s Strata + Hadoop World conference in San Jose. At the ripe old age of 10, Hadoop is still the driving force, but newer frameworks like Spark and Kafka are gaining steam. Read more…

How Big and Fast Data Can Transform the Oil and Gas Industry

Apr 4, 2016 |

The oil industry has generally lagged behind other industries when it comes to new technology. For example, most other blue chip industries have gone paperless for most things. The obvious benefit of going paperless is a faster and more efficient movement of information across the organization. Read more…

Big Data and the White House’s Cancer Moonshot

Mar 23, 2016 |

The White House wants to invest $1 billion in a new Cancer Moonshot aimed at accelerating research into ways to detect, treat, and prevent the debilitating series of diseases. It’s not the first time the government has announced a major effort to eradicate cancer by spending big on medical science. Read more…

News In Brief

Machine Learning on Track with Rail Trials

Jul 20, 2016 |

Boasting one of the most advanced rail networks in the world, Japan is investigating the use of artificial intelligence and a machine learning technology approach that would attempt to add what promoters call a “train time delay” Read more…

Report: Machine Learning Driving AI

Jul 11, 2016 |

Artificial intelligence research continues to accelerate as human and machines collaborate to solve more complex problems. A new survey by the National Academy of Science identifies the frontiers of AI research that include “augmented cognition” 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…

UMass Gets More Corporate Funding for Data Science

Jun 13, 2016 |

Corporate backing continues to pour into efforts to build up data science and cyber security skills.

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, which last year launched its Center for Data Science, will receive another $15 million over the next decade from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.’s foundation. Read more…

IoT Seen Driving AI Adoption

Jun 2, 2016 |

While hardware vendors view it as another vehicle for selling more chips and servers that would allow enterprises to move processing power closer to data, the torrent of sensor and other information the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to generate also is driving adoption of artificial intelligence technology, concludes a new survey of software developers. Read more…

This Just In

TransUnion Powers New Prama Self-Service Analytics Platform With MapR

Jun 30, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 30 — MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry’s only Converged Data Platform, today revealed that TransUnion (NYSE: TRU), a global risk and information solutions provider, is using the MapR Converged Data Platform to power the initial product offerings in its new Prama analytics platform. Read more…

NGDATA Lab Launched

Jun 24, 2015 |

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 24 — NGDATA, the customer experience management solutions company, today announced the launch of NGDATA Lab, a research-driven initiative that will advance industry-wide knowledge and best practices for progressing big data technology, uncover strategies for data governance and improve the customer experience. Read more…

Researchers Use IBM Big Data Offering to Manage Trove of Climate Data

May 8, 2015 |

ARMONK, N.Y. and HAMBURG, Germany, May 8 — The German Climate Computing Center is using technology and services from IBM to manage the world’s largest climate simulation data archive, used by leading climate researchers worldwide. Read more…

SQream Launches Big Data Analytics Database Tailored for Genome Researchers

Apr 21, 2015 |

BOSTON, Mass., April 21 — SQream Technologies, provider of the world’s fastest big data analytics database, today announced the release of GenomeStack, its latest innovative platform developed specifically for genome research. Read more…

Slingshot Power Utilizing Actian Analytics Platform

Oct 16, 2014 |

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 16 — Energy independence takes a big step forward with the Actian Analytics Platform providing insights to drive the most optimal decisions for creating market intelligence for clean energy adoption.  Read more…