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IBM Seeks Data Science Unity with New Spark-Based ‘Experience’

Jun 7, 2016 |

IBM today launched what it’s calling the first enterprise application for data science collaboration. Called the Data Science Experience, the free, cloud-based offering is aimed at enabling data scientists to perform tasks like prepping data and building machine learning models in an open and shared environment. Developed on Apache Spark, IBM likens the Data Science Experience to an integrated development environment (IDE) where data scientists have a place to do their work. Data scientists can work with the software, which Read more…

Spark Makes Inroads into NoSQL Ecosystem

Jun 6, 2016 |

Apache Spark may have gained fame for being a better and faster processing engine than MapReduce running in Hadoop clusters. But the in-memory software is increasingly finding use outside of Hadoop, including integration with operational NoSQL databases. Spark is currently supported in one way or another with all the major NoSQL databases, including Couchbase, Datastax, and MongoDB. Datastax may have been the first to announce support for Spark nearly two years ago with Apache Cassandra, but today all of the Read more…

Merging Batch and Stream Processing in a Post Lambda World

Jun 1, 2016 |

It wasn’t long ago that developers looked to the Lamba architecture for hints on how to design big data applications that needed elements of both batch and streaming data. But already, the Lamba architecture is falling out of favor, especially in light of a new crop of frameworks like Apache Spark and Apache Flink that can do it all. Nathan Marz, the creator of Apache Storm, first postulated the ideas behind the Lambda architecture in a 2011 blog post titled Read more…

Analyzing Video, the Biggest Data of Them All

May 26, 2016 |

Video data is the fastest growing data type on the Internet, and arguably one of the fastest growing period. Thanks to a proliferation of high-definition video cameras, the volume of video data is exploding. While Web-based delivery of video for entertainment purposes is projected to become a $100 billion industry unto its own, another big opportunity revolves around video analytics. We’re in the midst of a hockey-stick like curve with respect to the growth of video data. Consider that, in Read more…

Apache Foundation Keeps Eyes Wide Open with ODPi

May 20, 2016 |

If you’re looking for controversy in the Apache Hadoop community, you need look no further than the 2015 launch of the Open Data Platform Initiative (ODPi), which some perceived as an attempt to wrest control of Apache Hadoop from its open source roots. In fact, some Apache Software Foundation (ASF) leaders see potential good coming out of the ODPi, although there are valid concerns about negatives too. Jim Jagielski, a founding member of the ASF and a member of its Read more…

News In Brief

Crunchy Data Container Suite Packages PostgresSQL

Jun 28, 2016 |

PostgreSQL databases can now be run and managed on Linux containers in cloud-native architectures with the release to the open source community of a database container suite. Open source PostgresSQL specialist Crunchy Data announced its embraced of distributed cloud applications during this week’s Red Hat Summit in San Francisco. The company said its container suite, a set of Docker containers and Kubernetes orchestration services for running PostgresSQL databases, would run in cloud native Kubernetes settings along with a batch of Read more…

MapR Takes Aim at Hadoop Complexity

Jun 28, 2016 |

As Hadoop settles into the enterprise, deployments are getting bigger and more complex. To help its customers stay on top of things, MapR Technologies today unveiled Spyglass, a new operations console that’s customizable. The company also rolled out the first deployment pack that separates the core components of the distro from fast-moving projects like Spark and Drill. MapR started the Spyglass initiative in response to input from MapR customers who were watching the complexity level increase in their MapR deployments. Read more…

DDN Flashes New All-flash Arrays for Enterprise Use Cases at Scale

May 17, 2016 |

DDN, a high-end storage standard bearer, this morning joined the ranks of storage vendors offering new all-flash technology with the launch of Flashscale, a family of all-flash, scale-out and scale-up products designed for read, write and mixed workloads for enterprise data analytics, web scale cloud and HPC environments. Available in August, the SFA14KXi (the first model number within the Flashscale family) is targeted at organizations demanding storage platforms that deliver high performance capacity and latency across massive stores of data Read more…

More Tips For Navigating Big Data

May 3, 2016 |

As big users of big data try to bridge the widening analytical skills gap via everything from training programs and online courses to graduate school centers of excellence, a range of strategies are emerging to help master big data analytics. The latest is a tutorial covering the extremely promising jobs prospects in data analytics, what computer languages and skills are in most demand and, lastly, a tip sheet for mastering big data analytics. The guide was released this week by Read more…

Database Surge Led by Analytics Apps, Survey Finds

Apr 5, 2016 |

Growing demand for distributed applications and the corresponding adoption of scale-out and cloud databases is expected to fuel growth of Cassandra and other next-generation distributed databases, according to a new survey that also warns that a lack of data backup technologies could hinder deployments. The technology survey released by database backup and recovery vendor Datos IO found that more organizations expect to deploy real-time, high-volume distributed applications on next-generation databases over the next several years. These production deployments focusing primarily Read more…

This Just In

Accenture Launching New Advanced Analytics Applications

Jun 15, 2016 |

June 15 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is launching seven new advanced analytics applications to help organizations more effectively detect and remediate fraud, and ultimately reduce losses to improve their bottom lines. Designed specifically for banks, telecommunications companies, government agencies and manufacturers, the applications provide users with tailored analytics insights via visualizations that can enable more confident, data-driven decisions on strategies to address fraudulent activity. “As fraudulent behavior can come in many different forms and morph quickly to stay under the Read more…

Siemens and TCS Expand Partnership to Enhance Delivery of Big Data Analytics to Manufacturing Industry

May 16, 2016 |

PLANO, Tex. and MUMBAI, India, May 16 — Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, and Siemens, a leading global technology powerhouse, are leveraging their longstanding partnership to expand and enhance the delivery of big data analytics to the global manufacturing industry. Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software business will support TCS’ big data experts in the delivery and effective use of the Siemens Omneo Performance Analytics solution. By leveraging Omneo big data Read more…

Keynote Speakers Announced for Leverage Big Data 2016 Summit on “Establishing ROI in the Big Data Frontier”

May 5, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 5 — The Leverage Big Data 2016 summit, the market-leading, live hosted summit aimed at exploring the panoply of Big Data phenomena and how businesses are leveraging these technologies to establish ROI, today announced the final lineup of end-user speakers for its summit program aimed at arming senior technology business executives in cross-vertical corporate organizations with practical knowledge on everything from streaming analytics, real time data, data integration and governance to storage and compute. Leverage Big Data Read more…

Research and Markets Adds New Big Data Report to Offering

Jan 28, 2016 |

DUBLIN, Ireland, Jan. 28 — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Big Data in Leading Industry Verticals: Retail, Insurance, Healthcare, Government, and Manufacturing 2015 – 2020” report to their offering. There are certain sectors that are early adopters of Big Data and Analytics and expect to be big beneficiaries of advancing solutions. This comprehensive research offering includes detailed analysis, insights, and forecast for 2015 – 2020 for the following industries: Retail Insurance Healthcare Government Manufacturing This research evaluates unique problems in each industry, Read more…

Leverage Big Data Announces Formation of Advisory Board & Driving Themes for 2016 Summit

Jan 5, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 5 — The Leverage Big Data ’16 summit, the market-leading live hosted summit dedicated to exploring the infrastructure challenges that organizations face as they navigate the build-out of Big Data systems, today announced the formation of an advisory board for its summit program aimed at equipping technology leaders who are scaling their infrastructures for big data workflows with the knowledge and experiences of peers and solution providers who are actively engaged in addressing these challenges. Leverage Big Read more…