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DeepSQL Kicks Evolutionary Genetic Research Into High Gear

Nov 24, 2015 |

The Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI) in Croatia blasted through a bottleneck in its evolutionary genetic research by implementing a parallelized storage engine for MySQL from Deep Information Sciences that serves genomic data to its analytic computer cluster. RBI is Croatia’s leading scientific institute, with 850 scientists conducting research into various natural and biomedical fields. In particular, its Department of Molecular Biology has created novel ways of looking into how human genes evolved by comparing each human gene to all the Read more…

Why Google Open Sourced Deep Learning Library TensorFlow

Nov 17, 2015 |

Google last week open sourced TensorFlow, a new machine learning library used in deep learning projects. Even though the Web giant has just started using the software in its products, it apparently felt the need to donate it to the world. But why? TensorFlow was originally developed by researchers and engineers working on the Google Brain Team within Google’s Machine Intelligence research organization for the purpose of conducting research into deep neural networks, Google says on the TensorFlow website. “TensorFlow Read more…

CFOs Taking Ownership of Data

Nov 17, 2015 |

The role of CFOs has expanded significantly in recent years, positioning them to lead one of the most important business functions of the early 21st century—leveraging a company’s data to gain strategic insights and make smarter decisions. Traditionally, CFOs have focused on creating shareholder value and maintaining fiscal responsibility. Today, they increasingly are responsible for helping to bolster and sustain growth. But CFOs aren’t entirely comfortable with this, or at least they recognize the scope of the challenge before them. Read more…

Part Two: MapR’s Top Execs Sound Off on Hadoop, IoT, and Big Data Use Cases

Nov 9, 2015 |

John Schroeder, CEO and co-founder of MapR Technologies, and newly hired COO and president Matt Mills recently sat down for an interview with Datanami. Here’s part two of our chat. To read part one, see Datanami: So many big data roads point back to the need for better data governance. What is MapR’s strategy there? John Schroeder: We approach it more as a company issue, not a big data issue. They’ve got many terabytes, petabytes of data across platforms, new Read more…

Skip the Ph.D and Learn Spark, Data Science Salary Survey Says

Nov 4, 2015 |

Prospective data scientists can boost their salary more by learning Apache Spark and its tied-at-the-hip language Scala than obtaining a Ph.D., a recent data science survey by O’Reilly suggests. In its 2015 Data Science Salary Survey, O’Reilly found strong correlations between those who used Apache Spark and Scala, and those who were paid more money. In one of its models, using Spark added more than $11,000 to the median salary, while Scala had about a $4,000 impact to the bottom Read more…

News In Brief

Mapping Startup Leverages Machine Vision

Nov 19, 2015 |

A Swedish mapping startup that uses machine vision to stitch together street-level photos is ramping up a service that uses proprietary algorithms to connect crowd-sourced photos of street scenes “over space and time.” Mapillary, Malmö, Sweden, said its app can be downloaded to a smartphone to take pictures, for example, of street-level scenes used to create maps. Once photos are uploaded, the app combines them with other photos to create what amounts to a 3-D map of a route. As Read more…

Watson App Gives Big Data for Christmas

Nov 18, 2015 |

Holiday shopping anxiety? There’s an app for that. IBM launched its Watson-based “Trend” app this week designed to keep users posted on what’s selling this Christmas and why. Watson Trend was released in time for the holidays as an iPhone or desktop app. The app seeks to create another consumer use case for the Watson cognitive technology platform that leverages natural language processing and machine learning to glean insights from heaps of unstructured data. In the case of Watson Trend, Read more…

Cloud-based ‘Deep’ Learning Tool Explains Predictions

Nov 17, 2015 |

“Deep” machine learning technology said by its creator to have been used by large customers over the last five years to make high-stakes advertising decisions is being released to the masses as a cloud web application and an API. St. Louis-based Rice Analytics said this week its automated RELR deep machine-learning tool differs from conventional artificial intelligence approaches by providing explanations for the reasons behind its predictions. A cloud-based version of the tool called SkyRELR is said allow machine learning Read more…

Hadoop Gets a Security Boost from eBay’s Eagle

Nov 12, 2015 |

Security gaps have long been a concern for Hadoop users, prompting a flurry of data encryption approaches and cloud-based tools aimed at locking down the database platform. Now, hyper-scale users like eBay are joining the effort by developing new tools to secure Hadoop in real time. The online shopping site and big time user of big data techniques announced recently that Eagle, an open source data activity-monitoring tool running on Hadoop has been accepted as an Apache incubator project. The Read more…

AMPLab Releases Succinct, A New Way to Query Data in Spark

Nov 11, 2015 |

The folks at UC Berkeley’s’ AMPLab are starting to talk publicly about Succinct, a fast new in-memory data store aimed at enabling users to query large amounts of compressed data, in a fast and direct fashion. Early tests show Succinct can perform the same types of big data queries that popular NoSQL databases can do, but on systems one-tenth the size. Succinct is an in-memory data store that enables the execution of complex queries directly on compressed data. It does Read more…

This Just In

Clarabridge Acquires Engagor

May 21, 2015 |

RESTON, VA., May 21 — Clarabridge, Inc., the leading provider of Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions for the world’s top brands, today announced the acquisition of Engagor, the most comprehensive platform for real-time social customer service and engagement. The combined offering provides a complete, end-to-end technology solution for marketers, customer care organizations and operations teams to create more profitable customer relationships. Founded by Folke Lemaitre in 2011, Belgium-based Engagor offers a robust social listening and engagement platform for marketers and customer Read more…

MemSQL Launches Community Edition: World’s Fastest In-Memory Database Now Available to All

May 20, 2015 |

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 20  – MemSQL, the leader in real-time databases for transactions and analytics, today announced the most significant release of MemSQL to date. MemSQL 4 – which includes a new Community Edition – empowers interconnected enterprises to aggregate and report on real-time data, accelerating the growth trajectories of their digital businesses. This release brings to market groundbreaking capabilities such as the industry’s first real-time, distributed geospatial intelligence and the MemSQL Spark Connector to operationalize Apache Spark. Read more…

Apache Unveils Hadoop 2

Oct 17, 2013 |

Apache Software Foundation, which oversees the 150 or so open source projects under the famous Apache umbrella, this week announced Hadoop 2 – the latest version of the popular software framework for distributed computing.