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Advance Your Data Analytics Performance in a ‘Flash’

Jul 28, 2016 |

According to Deep Thought, the supercomputer from the sci-fi classic Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the answer to the meaning of life is the number 42. This goes to show that simply having data doesn’t necessarily translate to valuable insights. Read more…

IBM Seeks to Simplify Graph with New Titan Service

Jul 27, 2016 |

IBM today took the wraps off a new cloud-based graph service based on open source Titan and Apache TinkerPop technologies. Called IBM Graph, the new service is suitable for production graph workloads of any size. Read more…

How Auto Insurers Detect and Use Your Driving ‘Fingerprint’

Jul 26, 2016 |

You may not know it, but the way you drive is unique–sort of like a fingerprint. How fast you drive, how tight you turn, and how long you idle in the driveway before hitting the road all help to identify you from others on the road. Read more…

How GPU-Powered Analytics Improves Mail Delivery for USPS

Jul 25, 2016 |

When the United States Postal Service (USPS) set out to buy a system that would allow it to track the location of employees, vehicles, and individual pieces of mail in real time, an in-memory relational database was its first choice. Read more…

Building the Enterprise-Ready Data Lake: What It Takes To Do It Right

Jul 25, 2016 |

The last year has seen a significant growth in the number of companies launching data lake initiatives as their first mainstream production Hadoop-based project. This isn’t surprising given the compelling technical and economic arguments in favor of Hadoop as a data management platform, and the continued maturation of Hadoop and its associated ecosystem of open source projects. Read more…

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…

9 Ways Retailers Are Using Big Data and Hadoop

Jul 20, 2016 |

The big data revolution is changing how business gets done in all industries. That includes the massive retail market, which drives $2.6 trillion in business in the U.S. and employs 42 million Americans. 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…

Machine Learning in the Enterprise: You Can’t Afford to be Wrong

Jul 18, 2016 |

As the final moments of Rutger Hauer’s tears in the rain monologue come to a close in Blade Runner, Netflix (or your streaming service of preference) has lined up some recommendations for your next viewing choice. Read more…

Three NoSQL Databases You’ve Never Heard Of

Jul 15, 2016 |

There’s a certain class of data problem that is elegantly addressed by NoSQL databases, which is why the market for NoSQL databases is growing faster than the overall market. The market is led by the Big Four, including Couchbase, Datastax, MarkLogic, and MongoDB, but there’s a long tail of other players in the NoSQL market, including some older products that are still going strong. Read more…