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Hortonworks Shares Vision of Connected Data Planes

Jun 28, 2016 |

First came the data lake, then the data hub. This week at its annual Hadoop Summit conference, Hortonworks (NASDAQ: HDP) will be sharing its vision of a connected data plane that presents a single interface for analyzing and managing data wherever it is–at rest in Hadoop, in motion on Kafka, in the data center, or in the cloud. The rise of data-emitting devices connected through wireless LTE networks is creating a new set of opportunities and product requirements for Hortonworks Read more…

Avoid These Five Big Data Governance Mistakes

Jun 22, 2016 |

If you’re embarking upon a big data project, then you’re likely running into one or more data management challenges. The decisions you make regarding how you enforce data governance and how you control data flows can make or break your project. Here are five data governance mistakes you should avoid: 1. You Have No Data Governance Strategy If you said to yourself, “Huh, what’s data governance?” then you’re likely making this mistake. Data governance refers to an overarching strategy that Read more…

Beyond Titan: The Evolution of DataStax’s New Graph Database

Jun 21, 2016 |

DataStax’s 2015 acquisition of Aurelius–the company behind the TitanDB graph database–was a clear statement about the importance of graph databases to Cassandra customers. Today marks the official announcement of DataStax Enterprise Graph, which the company is counting on to solve a number of operational and analytic problems for its customers, even if the database doesn’t look much like TitanDB anymore. When DataStax started incorporating the Aurelius development team and the TitanDB code in the spring of 2015, the DataStax development Read more…

The Growing Menace of Data Hoarding

Jun 13, 2016 |

One of the downsides of living and working in a data-rich environment is the desire to squirrel away every last bit and byte for future use. Thanks to cheap storage systems such as Amazon S3 and Hadoop, it’s technically possible to store every piece of data you’ve collected. But going too far down that path can lead to a perilous condition known as data hoarding. While data hoarding may not be as great a threat as physically hoarding real-world items, Read more…

Data Science Operationalization in the Spotlight at Leverage Big Data ’16

Jun 9, 2016 |

How do you create business value from data science? It may be easy to answer from a theoretical standpoint, but actually turning data into business value in the real world is another matter entirely. This week, dozens of the brightest minds from the world of big data attended Datanami‘s third annual Leverage Big Data event to discuss their big data experiences and share tips on how to operationalize data science in the real world. The three-day event was well attended Read more…

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Gartner: Role of Analytics in Security is Growing

Jun 15, 2016 |

As corporate and, more recently, university IT networks are bombarded with malicious code and other forms of cyber attacks, network managers are being forced to rely more heavily on a range of emerging security technologies to monitor suspicious activity on networks and cloud infrastructure. Among the leading approaches to infrastructure security are tools for securing cloud access along with “endpoint” solutions designed detect and respond to breaches along with signature-based approaches to funding off malware. Increasingly, however, user and behavioral Read more…

Machine Learning Enlisted to Fight Ransomware

Jun 14, 2016 |

Everyone seemingly is complaining about the spread of ransomware, and now somebody is trying to do something about it using machine learning-based behavioral analytics techniques to track suspicious behavior on company networks. As the scale of the ransomware threat grows, including ransom payments by hospitals and universities and growing fears that it will soon spread to other sectors, a Silicon Valley security intelligence firm has rolled out an approach for detecting ransomware via machine learning. Exabeam, a specialist in user Read more…

Chorus Upgrade Shifts Machine Learning Emphasis

May 25, 2016 |

The latest version of Alpine Data’s analytics platform seeks to combine data with machine learning for business users by shifting the focus from algorithms while adding human collaboration and governance capabilities to machine learning projects. San Francisco-based Alpine Data said Wednesday (May 25) its Chorus 6.0 analytics platform targets a wider swathe of the business analytics spectrum by accelerating “the delivery of data into action and to create a clear, repeatable process for continuous business improvement.” Among the reasons that Read more…

Trifacta Brings Partners Into Data Prep Fold

May 24, 2016 |

The market for self-service data preparation tools is having a golden moment in the sun, with analyst firms like Gartner deciding that it does, in fact, have legs to stand on its own. The health of that market is also why Trifacta today launched a formal business partner program. With the new Wrangler Partner Program, Trifacta aims to bring a variety of types of firm into the self-service data prep fold, including system integrators, consulting firms, software vendors, and Hadoop Read more…

NASA Helps Launch Data Science Grad Program

May 23, 2016 |

Another U.S. university is adding a data science specialization to its curriculum, this one as part of an online Masters of Science degree in engineering. The University of California at Riverside said the data science track was developed in collaboration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) science staff. The partners said the data science program is aimed at engineers, scientists along with medical and social media professionals seeking to expand their training in data mining, data visualization, machine learning and Read more…

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Deloitte Introduces New Cloud-Based Analytics Solution

Jun 28, 2016 |

June 28 — Deloitte today announced a new cloud-based analytics solution to help life sciences and pharmaceutical companies transform their pharmacovigilance processes through data driven, actionable insights and management. The solution is part of a broader set of planned integrated ConvergeHEALTH analytics applications to address core challenges for life sciences organizations. Developed by Deloitte Consulting’s products and solutions practice, ConvergeHEALTH Safety (Safety) is a high-performance application that delivers easy-to-understand insights in the context of safety processes and helps improve decision making in Read more…

MapR Executives to Present on Apache Drill, IoT, and Healthcare Data Architectures at Hadoop Summit

Jun 1, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 1 — MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry’s only Converged Data Platform, today announced it will present on stage at the 9th Annual Hadoop Summit, held in San Jose, from June 28 – June 30. MapR is a Platinum Sponsor of the three day event that features Apache Hadoop thought leaders who will showcase successful Hadoop use cases, share development and administration tips and tricks, and educate organizations about how best to leverage Apache Hadoop as a key Read more…

Erasmus MC to Utilize Denodo Platform for Data Virtualization

May 3, 2016 |

LONDON, U.K., May 3 — Denodo, the leader in data virtualization, today announced that the Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC) has purchased the Denodo Platform for data virtualization to reduce costs and enable the modernization of their data management. The Erasmus MC is the biggest university hospital of The Netherlands, averaging around 40,000 admissions and 500,000 patient visits a year. With its 9,300 FTE it is responsible for a healthy population and excellent healthcare. Currently the Erasmus MC is undergoing major change. Read more…

CloudMedx Enhances Analytics Platform

Apr 11, 2016 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 11 — CloudMedx, a big data health analytics company, announced today a new version of its analytics platform that provides real-time visual insights and predictive analytics around population clinical risk and outcomes based on machine learning and natural language processing. The new capabilities are ideal for healthcare organizations that are looking to deliver higher quality care and increased revenue through unmatched insights into patient risk and improved treatment. The CloudMedx analytics platform can process both structured and Read more…

IBM Watson Health Closes Acquisition of Truven Health Analytics

Apr 8, 2016 |

ARMONK, N.Y., April 8 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) Watson Health today announced it has completed the $2.6 billion acquisition of Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of cloud-based healthcare data, analytics and insights. Truven brings more than 8,500 clients to the Watson Health portfolio, including U.S. federal and state government agencies, employers, health plans, hospitals, clinicians and life sciences companies. Data and insights from Truven inform benefit decisions for one in three Americans. With the completion of the acquisition, IBM and Truven Read more…