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Array Databases: The Next Big Thing in Data Analytics?

Array Databases: The Next Big Thing in Data Analytics?

April 9, 2014 | Alex Woodie

There's no lack of database choices when it comes to building your next big data analytics platform. Relational data stores, column-oriented databases, in-memory data grids, graph databases, scale-out NewSQL systems, and Hadoop will all get time in the sun. But according to database pioneer Mike Stonebraker, none of these hold a candle to array databases when it comes to running complex analytics on big data sets.Read more...

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Amazon Hosting 20 TB of Climate Data

Amazon Hosting 20 TB of Climate Data

November 12, 2013

Looking to save the world through data? Amazon, in conjunction with the NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) team, today released over 20 terabytes of NASA-collected climate data as part of its OpenNEX project. The goal, they say, is to make important datasets accessible to a wide audience of researchers, students, and citizen scientists in order to facilitate discovery.Read more...

Vertica System Aims to Save Species

Vertica System Aims to Save Species

December 11, 2013

The big data technology trend is set to make an impact in the battle for the preservation of endangered species, as HP this week announced it's teamed up with Conservation International to develop what they say is an early warning system for threatened species.Read more...

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Cluster 2014 Set for September

April 15, 2014

Clusters have become the workhorse for computational science and engineering research, powering innovation and discovery that advance science and society. They are the base for building today's rapidly evolving cloud and HPC infrastructures, and are used to solve some of the most complex problems. The challenge to make them scalable, efficient, and more functional requires the joint effort of the cluster community in the areas of cluster system design, management and monitoring, at hardware, system, middleware, and application level.Read more...

SDSC Establishes CoE for Data Science Workflows

April 3, 2014

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, has formally established a new ‘center of excellence’ to assist researchers in creating workflows to better manage the tremendous amount of data being generated across a wide range of scientific disciplines, from natural sciences to marketing research.Read more...

Cloudera Introduces Data Science Certification

March 26, 2014

Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop, today announced the industry's first hands-on data science certification, called Cloudera Certified Professional: Data Scientist (CCP: DS).Read more...

Process Stream Partners with Qlik to Provide Big Data Analytics to Life Sciences Industry

February 26, 2014

Process Stream announced today a partnership with Qlik, a leader in user-driven Business Intelligence (BI). Under the agreement, Process Stream will offer the QlikView Business Discovery platform in combination with its implementation services and business process expertise to the life sciences industry.Read more...

Zephyr Health Powering Big Data for Life Sciences with Neo4j

January 14, 2014

Neo Technology, creators of Neo4j, the world's leading graph database, today announced that Zephyr Health, a fast-growing big data analytics platform for companies in the life sciences industry, is using Neo4j to power its high-speed, scalable platform that turns data into actionable information. Neo4j enables Zephyr Health users to be 'their own data scientist' with the ability to discover new connections between data from disparate sources with a graph database that can rapidly adapt to a changing business.Read more...

MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop Employed by IDEXX

January 8, 2014

MapR Technologies, Inc., the leader in Hadoop technology for Big Data deployments, today announced that IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., a provider of diagnostics and information technology solutions for animal health, is using the MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop via Amazon Web Services (AWS) to flexibly scale its business at lower cost, and gain access to critical customer data instantly for rapid response times.Read more...

Zephyr Health Raises $15 Million

January 8, 2014

Today, Zephyr Health, a fast-growing big data analytics platform for companies in the life sciences industry, announced a $15 million funding round co-led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Jafco Ventures. In addition to the company's funding, Zephyr Health also announced the addition of Brook Byers, general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), and Joe Horowitz, managing general partner at Jafco Ventures, to its Board of Directors.Read more...


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