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Supercharging Apache Spark with Flash and NoSQL

Jul 21, 2016 |

Apache Spark has become the defacto standard computational engine in the big data world. But as an in-memory technology, Spark has limitations. One of the ways people are getting around those limitations is by pairing Spark with superfast, Flash-based NoSQL databases, including key-value stores. Read more…

9 Ways Retailers Are Using Big Data and Hadoop

Jul 20, 2016 |

The big data revolution is changing how business gets done in all industries. That includes the massive retail market, which drives $2.6 trillion in business in the U.S. and employs 42 million Americans. Read more…

Concord Claims 10x Performance Edge on Spark Streaming

Jul 14, 2016 |

Organizations that are looking for a stream processing engine upon which to build fast data applications featuring high-throughput and low-latency may want to check out Concord, a new framework that emerged from the ad-tech world and reportedly runs 10 times faster than Spark Streaming and Storm. Read more…

How DevOps Can Use Operational Data Science to See into the Cloud

Jul 5, 2016 |

As system architecture moves to the cloud, understanding the impacts of new code releases and points of failure requires a whole new approach. The increase in agility, bandwidth, and security has been matched by an increase in complexity. 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. Read more…

News In Brief

Redis Labs Gains VC Funding, New Enterprise Customers

Jul 21, 2016 |

While the pace of venture capital investment in technology startups declined during the first half of this year, some analytics and database companies are reporting continuing and expanding investments. Read more…

Machine Learning on Track with Rail Trials

Jul 20, 2016 |

Boasting one of the most advanced rail networks in the world, Japan is investigating the use of artificial intelligence and a machine learning technology approach that would attempt to add what promoters call a “train time delay” Read more…

Doubts Mount About Data Payoffs

Jul 13, 2016 |

Mounting evidence contained in vendor surveys suggests executives who play a key role in data and analytics technology investments are increasingly dissatisfied with the results of current approaches to analytics and the ultimate goal of problem solving. Read more…

CEO Survey Finds Data Distrust

Jul 12, 2016 |

Despite widespread corporate adoption of big data and analytics tools along with exponential advances in analytics technology, a new survey by respected consulting firm finds that only one-third of CEOs polled have a high level of trust in the accuracy of their data or the analytics tools used to crunch it. Read more…

Report: Machine Learning Driving AI

Jul 11, 2016 |

Artificial intelligence research continues to accelerate as human and machines collaborate to solve more complex problems. A new survey by the National Academy of Science identifies the frontiers of AI research that include “augmented cognition” 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. 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. 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. Read more…