Technologies » Cloud

Features

From Data Lakes to State Analytics

Jul 21, 2015 |

Earlier this year, I published my thoughts around a data lake use case that I called “The Union of the State.” Since this post published, the topic of data lakes and data analytics has become more widely debated than ever before. And the more I’ve thought about it, the more I’ve read and heard from industry influencers such as Dan Woods and Adrian Bridgwater, I’ve come to realize something – there is an entire branch of analytics that no one Read more…

Corralling VM Complexity with Machine Learning

Jul 14, 2015 |

The widespread use of virtual machines (VMs) makes tracing performance problems in today’s enterprise applications a daunting task. Traditional tools designed to track slowdowns on physical hardware are no match for today’s fast-changing VM infrastructure. Now a software company called SIOS Technology is using machine learning algorithms and predictive techniques to cut through the VM complexity and give harried admins a jumpstart to resolving performance issues. The huge popularity of hypervisors like VMWare‘s ESX Server and Citrix‘s XenServer have had Read more…

Python Versus R in Apache Spark

Jul 13, 2015 |

The June update to Apache Spark brought support for R, a significant enhancement that opens the big data platform to a large audience of new potential users. Support for R in Spark 1.4 also gives users an alternative to Python. But which language will emerge as the winner for doing data science in Spark? We spoke to Databricks Ali Ghodsi for answers. According to Ghodsi, who is Databricks’ vice president of engineering and product management, the company has been bombarded Read more…

IBM Watson Learns Deeply, So You Don’t Have To

Jul 9, 2015 |

Advances in the field of cognitive computing are stacking up as researchers push the bounds of deep learning and related techniques like neural networks. But organizations won’t have to wait years for these advances to bubble up from academia thanks the work that groups like IBM Watson are doing to put the technology into people’s hands as quickly as possible. After Watson won on Jeopardy! in 2011, IBM doubled down on the technology in 2014 and formed the Watson Group. Read more…

One on One with LinkedIn’s VP of Engineering

Jun 29, 2015 |

Why are data scientists tripping over themselves to get their hands on LinkedIn’s data? What’s it like to run one of the world’s biggest social media sites, and how can machine learning algorithms contribute to the creation of economic opportunity for a global workforce? We recently posed those questions (and more!) to Igor Perisic, Vice President of Engineering at LinkedIn. Alex Woodie: Igor, thank you for agreeing to this interview. First, please tell us about yourself and your role at Read more…

News In Brief

Despite Startup Slowdown, VCs Keep Investing in Big Data

Jul 16, 2015 |

The number of software startups is down almost 50 percent since the start of the Great Recession, according to a new report from Evan’s Data Corp. Despite the slowdown, anecodocal evidence points to venture capital firms continuing to invest in big data analytics. According to the latest Developer Population and Demographics study from IT research firm Evan’s Data, the percentage of new software startups decreased by 49 percent since 2009. “We’re obviously still seeing the effects of the great recession Read more…

Zeta to Fund Big Data Buying Spree with $125M Round

Jul 15, 2015 |

Software companies with promising machine learning technologies will be on the radar of Zeta Interactive following the firm’s $125 million funding round. The company, which delivers analytics services primarily to marketers, is on the hunt for promising startups to help it grow. Zeta CEO David Steinberg told Bloomberg that the company is especially interested in acquiring analytics and machine learning technologies with the nine-digit round of funding, which was led by the credit unit of Blackstone Group. “What we found Read more…

Massive Data Volumes Driving Analytics Market

Jul 7, 2015 |

The maturing big data software market is forecast to grow almost as fast as the increasingly unwieldy data volumes it is designed to organize and analyze. London-based market researcher Ovum said this week the projected six-fold increase in the big data software market by 2019 signals the technology’s coming of age. “The experimental era of big data is coming to an end [and] organizations are formalizing their use of big data technology to realize the business value they expect to Read more…

Adaptive Insights Raises $75M

Jul 1, 2015 |

Adaptive Insights, the cloud services and business intelligence startup, said this week it has secured $75 million in its latest funding round. The startup announced on Tuesday (June 30) it would use the latest cash infusion to accelerate its product roadmap along with expanding its global operations. Adaptive Insights claims 2,700 customers in 85 countries—three times greater than the customer base of other cloud corporate performance management (CPM) vendors. The startup delivers cloud-based CPM and business intelligence tools via a Read more…

Apache Spark: Now Offered on Amazon EMR

Jun 22, 2015 |

The number of places you can run Apache Spark increases by the week, and last week hosting giant Amazon Web Services announced that it’s now offering Apache Spark on its hosted Hadoop environment. The addition of Spark will give Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) customers access to another big data processing engine to run, in addition to the ones already running, including Hive, Pig, HBase, Presto, and Impala, among others. While this is not the first time Apache Spark has graced Read more…

This Just In

Talend Announces Solution Integration With Amazon Aurora

Jul 28, 2015 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 28 — Talend, a global leader in big data integration software, today announced that Talend Platform 5.6 and Talend Integration Cloud now integrate with Amazon Aurora, the MySQL-compatible relational database management system (RDBMS) from Amazon Web Services (AWS). Both Talend solutions allow customers to take advantage of AWS’s latest database engine that blends the speed and efficiencies of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost benefits of open source databases. Amazon Aurora is designed to provide up to five times better performance Read more…

Sisense Provides Big Data BI Offering on Microsoft Azure

Jul 28, 2015 |

July 28 — Sisense, a leader in business analytics for complex data, bringing disruptive simplicity for big or multi source data preparation & analysis,  announced today a collaboration offering direct integration and a cloud version of Sisense’s award-winning business intelligence software version 5.75 on the Azure Marketplace. The collaboration will provide organizations with a turnkey solution for Big Data aggregation, preparation, analytics and visualization in the cloud. Sisense’s single-stack BI software is built with the company’s innovative proprietary technology that gives Read more…

Cloudwick Selects Cisco OpenStack Private Cloud for Enterprise Big Data

Jul 27, 2015 |

July 27 — Cloudwick, the leading enterprise open source systems integrator for the Global 1000, has announced its intention to select Cisco OpenStack Private Cloud as the infrastructure platform for Cloudwick’s Enterprise Big Data platform. By standardizing on Cisco OpenStack Private Cloud, Cloudwick can provide the enterprise with an end-to-end big data solution, delivering the benefits of a public cloud experience on-premises and behind the corporate firewall. Cloudwick will provide Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, DataStax and Spark systems integration, professional, contracting and managed Read more…

Talend and 47Lining Partner to Power Big Data in the Cloud

Jul 27, 2015 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 27 — Talend, the global leader in big data integration software, and 47Lining, a cloud advisory and development services firm, today announced a strategic collaboration that will help streamline and expedite organizations’ use of Amazon Web Services (AWS). The companies have teamed on a Big Data Bootstrap solution that simplifies and accelerates the way they ingest data into their Redshift cluster and produce analytics from AWS. The offering combines 47Lining’s deep AWS expertise and suite of services for big data strategy, Read more…

ISC Cloud & Big Data Conference Offers Unique Workshops to Attendees

Jul 24, 2015 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, July 24 – ISC Events, the organizers of the ISC Cloud & Big Data conference are looking forward to offering eight engaging workshops as part of the pre-conference program. The workshops will take place at the Marriott Frankfurt on September 28, slightly over two months from now. Following the workshops, the organizers will offer two full days of sessions, panels and lots of discussions in the Industry, Business and Research tracks. The event will also host a small exhibition on Tuesday, September 29, and Wednesday, Read more…