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MongoDB Struts Its NoSQL Stuff in NYC

Jun 28, 2016 |

When you think about giants of the technology world, MongoDB may not come to mind. But judging by the big strides this up-and-coming NoSQL database vendor is making, and the aggressive roadmap it put forth today at the third annual MongoDB World conference in New York City–including a Spark connector today and new graph functions tomorrow–they might just become giants. MongoDB is already a formidable force in the NoSQL database market. Founded as 10gen in 2007, the NYC-based company got Read more…

What’s Hot This Summer: Data Science Bootcamps

Jun 23, 2016 |

Summer is here and temperatures are rising. While some of us take vacations or cool off at the beach, prospective data scientists are heating up their job prospects by participating in one of a growing number of data science bootcamps. Bootcamps of all types are growing quickly. According to Course Report, a website that tracks bootcamps, the number of graduates from the country’s 91 full-time coding bootcamps will grow by 60 percent this year, increasing to 17,966 graduates accounting for 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…

Speak Easy: Why Voice Data Is Poised for Big Growth

Jun 14, 2016 |

Thanks to continued improvements in the accuracy voice recognition technology, we’re closer than ever to having a natural conversation with computers, without the interaction devolving into a frustrating, phone-throwing experience. As Mary Meeker explains in her recent Internet Report, we could be near an inflection point for voice-based interactions. When Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) first launched Siri on iPhones four years ago, the personal assistant was a bit of a novelty. It was fun to ask Siri off-the-wall questions and see 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…

Talend Rolls New Cloud Data Manager Platform

Jun 27, 2016 |

The latest version of a data integration tool released this week by management software specialist Talend offers “self-service” data preparation while helping shift more big data workloads to the cloud. Talend, Redwood City, Calif., said Monday (June 27) pitched its new data fabric platform as a way of achieving enterprise-scale support for self-service data preparation while leveraging corporate data lakes and other cloud resources via a cloud integration tool. The data preparation tool is part of a larger industry shift Read more…

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…

AI is Coming, Prompting New IT Security Concerns

Jun 10, 2016 |

Intelligent, often autonomous, systems are making headway in the datacenter as developers seek to offload manual processes and move beyond traditional approaches like prescriptive IT automation as they struggle to keep up. That’s the conclusion of a vendor-backed survey of IT executives about the adoption of intelligent machines and systems based on new AI approaches and other expert systems. Still, the survey sponsored by IT management software specialist Ipswitch notes that early adopters of automated systems are struggling to gauge Read more…

Another AI-Based Security Startup Gains Funding

Jun 8, 2016 |

Advanced data analytics and AI techniques such as cognitive intelligence and deep machine learning are finding new applications in the drive to understand and respond to a growing range of cyber security threats as they unfold. Among the latest AI startups to attract early investment backing is Los Angeles-based Armorway, which announced a $2.5 million seed funding round this week to be used to extend its AI platform. The patented technology is touted as delivering a range of analytics capabilities Read more…

This Just In

Databricks Enables Sellpoints to Launch a New Predictive Analytics Product

Mar 10, 2016 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 10 — Databricks, the company behind Apache Spark, today announced that Sellpoints, a provider of online advertising solutions dedicated to optimizing return on ad spend (ROAS) for retailers and brands, chose Databricks as their enterprise Spark solution, allowing for the rapid productization of a critical predictive analytics product. Databricks enables Sellpoints to acquire a game-changing competitive advantage through the launch of this new product, which improves the ROAS threefold for Sellpoints’ customers by serving more relevant ads to Read more…

Splunk Enterprise Assisting European Footwear Giant

Mar 8, 2016 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 8 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that fashion footwear retailer Kurt Geiger relies on Splunk Enterprise to support its growing e-commerce operations and improve the customer experience across its global websites. Splunk Enterprise helps Kurt Geiger to improve website uptime and deliver valuable insights across the business — including into its Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud deployment. Learn more by reading the Kurt Geiger case study. “Splunk Enterprise Read more…

Lazada Selects MapR to Unify and Analyze Data for Ecommerce Operations

Mar 1, 2016 |

March 1 — MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry’s only converged data platform, today announced that Lazada Group has selected the MapR Converged Data Platform to power its ecommerce operations in Southeast Asia.  Lazada, the number one online shopping and selling destination in the region, is using MapR to leverage Hadoop and Spark to analyze behavioral data in real time as well as to centralize and process data from systems located in multiple countries. Lazada, which marks its fourth birthday in March, Read more…

Beabloo Selects Hortonworks to Power Analytics Platform for Retail

Feb 4, 2016 |

LONDON, U.K., Feb. 4 — Hortonworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDP) today announced it has expanded its European customer base by adding Beabloo, the global omnichannel digital marketing company. With Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), Beabloo can process and analyse huge amounts of unstructured data to help its merchant customers increase revenues whilst optimising the retail experience. Through a mix of analytics tools, physical sensors and digital marketing assets such as displays or beacons, Beabloo enables retail merchants to communicate efficiently, understand consumer behaviour and configure their 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…