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Big Data’s Dirty Little Secret

Jul 2, 2015 |

The twin phenomena of big data and machine learning are combining to give organizations previously unheard of predictive power to drive their businesses in new ways. But behind the big data headlines that tease us with tales of amazing insight and business optimization lurks an inconvenient truth: raw data is very dirty and requires an enormous amount of effort to clean. Data scientists are undoubtedly the rock stars of the big data movement, as they use their keen understanding of Read more…

How Apache Spark Is Helping IT Asset Management

Jun 24, 2015 |

There’s been a lot of energy focused on how big data technology can improve the sales, marketing, service, and support departments of corporations. Tools like Hadoop, Spark, and NoSQL databases are changing the rules for how work gets done, and it’s very exciting. But big data tech is slowly creeping into the IT department itself, which might need it most of all. While the typical IT department may be familiar with big data concepts and technologies, they’re typically working with Read more…

Why Big Data Prep Is Booming

Jun 22, 2015 |

The big data analytics space is growing as organizations attempt to turn massive sets of data into a competitive advantage. But this trend is also driving a secondary boom in the market for data preparation tools that clean big data prior to analysis. The hype surrounding big data masks a dirty little secret: Most data sets are relatively dirty and must be thoroughly cleaned, lest the resulting analytic results be tainted and unusable. Necessity is the mother of all invention, Read more…

Ex-Googler Now Helping Cloudera Build Hadoop

Jun 17, 2015 |

Cloudera scored a coup recently when it nabbed former Google executive Daniel Sturman to head up its engineering department. In an interview with Datanami, Sturman explains how he intends to use his experience designing distributed systems at the Internet giant to help evolve Hadoop. Sturman was intimately involved in designing and running the software infrastructure that Google uses to run its massive online business. As vice president of engineering at Google, he led the teams responsible for the Google Compute Read more…

A Tournament of Machine Learning Champions

Jun 16, 2015 |

Behind today’s powerful predictive applications are machine learning models that identify patterns in the data. But getting these models trained and tuned is not an easy process. Analytics giant SAS thinks it has a solution with a new offering called Factory Miner that allows you to run tournaments to pick the best machine learning model for a particular data set. Factory Miner lets users build and test a slew of different machine learning models using seven different algorithm families. Testing more Read more…

News In Brief

Consortium Makes Business Case For R Language

Jun 30, 2015 |

As more data scientists and researchers embrace the R programming language and statistical computing environment, the Linux Foundation has moved to strengthen the user community and, with it, the development of more business applications through a collaborative development initiative called the R Consortium. Founding members of the R Consortium include Alteryx, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Mango Solutions, Microsoft, Oracle, RStudio and Tibco Software, the Linux Foundation announced on Tuesday (June 30). Microsoft and RStudio were listed as “platinum” members. The open source Read more…

IBM, Databricks Join Forces to Advance Spark

Jun 15, 2015 |

IBM has jumped on the Apache Spark bandwagon, revealing it would throw its considerable weight behind the open source in-memory processing framework that has been gaining momentum over the last year. Separately, Databricks, the company formed by the creators of the analytics engine, released Apache Spark 1.4 that includes the SparkR API, its first new language API since 2012. IBM said Monday (June 15) it would integrate Spark software into the “core” of its analytics and commerce platforms while offering Read more…

JethroData Indexes Its Way to $8.1M SQL Payday

Jun 9, 2015 |

There’s no shortage of SQL-on-Hadoop projects in the works. Hive, Impala, Presto, HAWQ—they all tout a certain advantage. But they all look mostly the same to Eli Singer, the CEO of JethroData, which today landed $8.1 million in Series B funding to continue development of his unique SQL query engine for Hadoop. While all Hadoop SQL engines on the market today are unique in their own way, they’re all architecturally similar in one manner. According to Singer, they all run Read more…

Attivio Upgrade Looks to Speed Data Integration

Jun 8, 2015 |

Business intelligence experts are spending an inordinate amount of time on data integration, the profiling, identification and combining of relevant data from disparate sources for analysis. Attivio, Newton, Mass., which bills itself as a self-service data discovery acceleration vendor, rolled out the last version of its software platform on Monday (June 8) that is said to reduce business intelligence and big data projects from months and weeks to minutes. The data source discovery software provides an index of information sources Read more…

IBM, UK to Collaborate on Big Data

Jun 5, 2015 |

The British government and partner IBM are investing £300 million (more than $456 million) to promote big data and cognitive computing research aimed at helping U.K. businesses engage with customers and suppliers. Among IBM’s contributions to the big data project announced this week is a package of technology and “onsite expertise” valued at £200 million, including access to its Watson cognitive computing platform and at least 24 IBM researchers. They will work with U.K. big data scientists. The British government Read more…

This Just In

Peter Coveney to Keynote ISC Cloud & Big Data Conference

Jun 30, 2015 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 30 – ISC Events, the organizer of the inaugural ISC Cloud & Big Data conference is pleased to announce Professor Peter V. Coveney of University College London (UCL) as the conference keynoter. Prof Coveney will be talking about the current state-of-the-art in the development of personalized medicine on September 30. In a presentation titled “The Virtual Human: In Silico Methods for Personalised Medicine,” Coveney will talk about the opportunities and challenges involved in developing personalized medical treatment for patients. Currently one of Read more…

QualMetrix Raises $5M

Jun 10, 2015 |

MIAMI, Fla., June 10 — QualMetrix, Inc., an emerging leader in Software as a Service (SaaS) analytics, focused on solutions for healthcare payors and providers, announced today it has closed a $5 million Series B round led by Terence M. Breslin bringing the total funding of the company to $9.3M. The funding will support the company’s accelerated go-to-market strategy and further expansion in the healthcare analytics market. “We are excited about our series B financing,” said Dr. Larry Schimmel, Chairman of Read more…

Violin All Flash Array Offerings to be Utilized by Valley Health System

Jun 3, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 3 — Violin Memory, Inc., a global pioneer of award-winning all flash storage platform solutions for primary storage and active workloads, today announced that Violin All Flash Array solutions, including the Violin Flash Storage Platform (FSP), have been selected by Valley Health System – a regional healthcare system serving residents in northern New Jersey and southern New York – to create a data center infrastructure with the performance and scalability required to meet the high demands of the healthcare industry’s Read more…

SHYFT Analytics Introduces New Data Analytics Platform for Life Sciences

Jun 2, 2015 |

WALTHAM, Mass., June 2 — Trinity Pharma Solutions, a leader in cloud-based data and guided analytics solutions for the global life sciences industry, today announced the next generation of its cloud-enabled and mobile-ready data analytics platform. In conjunction with the launch of the new platform, the company is changing its corporate name to SHYFT Analytics to reflect its expertise and focus in helping leading life science companies adapt to the changing healthcare landscape through innovative data and analytics. “The healthcare market Read more…

Hanover Hospital Utilizing DataCore’s Software-Defined Storage and Virtual SAN

May 28, 2015 |

May 28 — DataCore, a leader in software-defined storage, today announced that Hanover Hospital has realized continuous uptime with its high-availability software-defined storage and has significantly reduced the time and effort it takes to provision storage and systems. “The biggest benefit Hanover Hospital has experienced from adopting DataCore has been true high availability due to the automatically synchronized virtual disks that are mirror protected and presented to different applications spanning our two on-campus datacenters,” stated Douglas Null, senior technical architect-MIS department, Hanover Read more…