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Apache Spark Surrounded By Cloud Data Services at IBM

Feb 4, 2016 |

IBM has made no secret about its admiration for Apache Spark, which it sees as the future for in-memory analytics. Today the IT giant unveiled a host of new cloud-based data services that bolsters its hosted Apache Spark business with NoSQL, graph, and machine learning capabilities. IBM added a number of new offerings to Cloud Data Services, which is a portfolio of more than two dozen database engines and related data-oriented services that it runs for customers as part of Read more…

Keeping on Top of Data Drift

Feb 3, 2016 |

Data is often thought to be constant and immutable. A given piece of data is defined by 1s and 0s, and it never changes. But there’s an emerging school of thought in the big data world that sees data as constantly drifting and mutating in response to forces around it. Without processes put in place to detect it, this data drift can wreak havoc on one’s understanding, expert warn. Organizations that collect huge amounts of data from many different sources, and Read more…

Knowing What’s Possible a Big Obstacle for Big Data

Feb 1, 2016 |

There are many reasons why a given organization may be lagging on big data analytics adoption. The shortage of data scientists is one, and the tightening of budgets is another. But according to analytic experts, one of the biggest obstacles to adopting big data is just knowing what is possible. “The biggest obstacle we’re running into is not knowing what’s possible. This is the single biggest problem we’re running into,” says Praveen Kankariya, the founder and CEO of Impetus Technologies, Read more…

Happy Birthday, Hadoop: Celebrating 10 Years of Improbable Growth

Jan 28, 2016 |

It’s hard to believe, but the first Hadoop cluster went into production at Yahoo 10 years ago today. What began as an experiment in distributed computing for an Internet search engine has turned into a global phenomenon and a focal point for a big data ecosystem driving billions in spending. Here are some thoughts on the big yellow elephant’s milestone from the people involved in Hadoop’s early days. Hadoop’s story started before January 2006, of course. In the early 2000s, Doug Read more…

Finding Your Way in the New Data Economy

Jan 25, 2016 |

In big data analytics today, the goal is to capture, cleanse, and analyze as much data as possible. The leading practitioners are blending dozens of external sources with their own data sets, maybe more. But in the emerging data economy, you’ll not only be tapping into a pool of available data that’s exponentially larger, but you’ll be contributing your data to it as well. There is so much activity underway in the data and analytic space at the moment that Read more…

News In Brief

Tech ‘Democratization’ Seen Fueling Analytics Boom

Feb 4, 2016 |

The “democratization” of analytics illustrated by the transition to self-service business intelligence and foolproof BI platforms promises to boost to global analytics market to new heights in 2016 and beyond, market researcher forecast. Gartner Inc. (NYSE: IT) predicted the worldwide BI and analytics market would reach $16.9 billion this year, up 5.2 percent over 2015. Last month, it projected the “advanced analytics” market would grow at a 14-percent clip this year to $1.5 billion as more data is shared on Read more…

Startup Enlists AI to Predict Cyber Threats

Feb 3, 2016 |

While major players are increasingly emphasizing human “intelligence-led” approaches to cyber security, artificial intelligence along with advanced analytics continue to make inroads in the “threat intelligence” market. Among the AI startups is Jask, which emerged from stealth mode this week after raising $2 million in seed financing in a funding round led by Battery Ventures. San Francisco-based Jask said Wednesday (Feb. 3) it is building a “predictive security operations center” designed to help enterprises automate security operations while reacting faster Read more…

Redis Connector Aims to Boost Spark Performance

Feb 2, 2016 |

Adoption of the Apache Spark big data framework continues to build momentum with the release of NoSQL leader Redis Labs’ integration with Spark SQL along with the release of its Spark connector package. Redis Labs said Tuesday (Feb. 2) its Spark connector package is being released as an open source option that includes a library for writing to and reading from a Redis cluster. The release includes access to all data structures from Spark as a resilient distributed dataset (RDD) Read more…

Aerospike Adds GeoSpatial Data to Speedy NoSQL

Jan 28, 2016 |

Organizations that are looking to leverage location data in their operational apps have another option in Aerospike, which today announced support for geospatial data in its NoSQL database. Aerospike is a key-value data store designed to run within a combination of RAM and Flash storage. The database, which essentially bypasses the file system to speed up processing, is widely used among ad tech companies thanks to its capability to process mixed read and write workloads at high speeds with low latencies. Read more…

Google, Chipmaker Collaborate on Deep Learning For Mobile

Jan 27, 2016 |

Google and Movidius, a specialist in low-power machine vision chips, said this week they would collaborate to bring deep learning technology to mobile devices. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) said Wednesday (Jan. 27) it would integrate Movidius processors with the San Mateo, Calif., company’s software development tools. The search giant also said it would contribute to the Movidius neural network technology roadmap. The partners said the agreement would allow Google to deploy its neural computation engine on the Movidius low-power platform as Read more…

This Just In

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…

1010data Releases Big Data in Retail Playbook

Oct 21, 2015 |

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 21 — 1010data, Inc., the only Big Data Discovery platform that uniquely combines a complete analytical platform with all of the relevant data clients need, today announced availability of “Big Data in Retail Playbook: 2015 Guide for Retail Solutions.” The playbook provides a roadmap for retailers on how to leverage the powerful capabilities of Big Data Discovery and analysis to glean insight from disparate data, bolster business efficiency, increase product availability, and, most importantly, drive sales revenue. Read more…

Accenture Launches Advanced Analytics Applications for Telecommunications Industry

Aug 27, 2015 |

NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug 27 — Accenture is launching five advanced analytics applications for the telecommunications industry, equipping users with customized analytics insights that can empower them to make smarter, data-driven decisions. Developed through the Accenture Analytics Applications Platform – a scalable platform that develops industry- and function-specific advanced analytics applications that are reusable, configurable and adaptable to meet the needs of each unique company and its individual users – the new analytics applications are designed to help telecommunications companies make more effective pricing, Read more…

DataTorrent Joins the Open Data Platform Initiative, Brings Real-Time Processing of Data-In-Motion to ODP

May 21, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 21, – DataTorrent, the leader in real-time big data analytics and creator of DataTorrent RTS, the world’s first enterprise-grade unified platform for both stream and batch processing on Hadoop, today announced it joined the Open Data Platform (ODP) as a Silver member. In addition, DataTorrent RTS is certified and immediately available on the ODP Core. DataTorrent is focused on reducing time to market, increasing ROI and enabling success of big data projects. Joining ODP brings DataTorrent’s Read more…