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What You May Have Missed at Strata + Hadoop World 2014

Oct 21, 2014 |

Talk about information overload. If you were one of the lucky 5,000 to attend the Strata + Hadoop World conference last week, then you were subject to a marathon session of big data keynotes delivered continually for the better part of two days. It’s understandable that you missed out on some of the big data news announced at the show, including Cray’s new Hadoop appliance, or the latest tools from Revolution Analytics and Tableau. Don’t worry: We’ll get you back Read more…

Selecting the Right Database for the Right Job

Oct 6, 2014 |

The Internet and mobile devices have created tremendous opportunities to engage with consumers in new ways. At the same time, they have brought unprecedented challenges for managing the vast volumes of structured and unstructured data being pumped in from these channels. At Adform, we face those opportunities and challenges first-hand. We enable media agencies, trading desks, advertisers and publishers to easily scale and deliver programmatic display advertising, rich media, and video, across desktop and mobile devices. Offers and other content Read more…

How Baidu Uses Deep Learning to Drive Success on the Web

Sep 22, 2014 |

The Chinese Web giant Baidu is investing heavily in deep learning technologies as it seeks to drive intelligence from big data using high performance computing (HPC). From speech and facial recognition to language transaction and Web search, Baidu relies on deep learning and artificial intelligence technologies to improve a range of customer-facing applications. Dr. Ren Wu, a distinguished scientist at Baidu’s Deep Learning Institute (IDL), discussed Baidu’s use of deep learning technologies in a keynote presentation at Tabor Communication’s recent Read more…

Tape Gets Second Wind as Big Data Mounts

Sep 16, 2014 |

Think tape is dead in our big data world? Think again. This week, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) announced that it bought 20PB of tape capacity to expand the world’s biggest data archive. Meanwhile, the LTO Program has plotted out a roadmap for the next decade that will eventually see a single LTO tape cartridge storing 120 TB of data. While tape is looked down upon in our speed-obsessed culture, the old standby has proven its relevance in Read more…

What’s Driving the Explosion of Government Data?

Sep 11, 2014 |

Most people already know that the world produces massive amounts of data every day, and government organizations are a huge source of that data. For instance, it is estimated that next year the Department of Energy will create 300 terabytes of data per day from analyzing light sources, and by 2020, the department will create 15 petabytes of data per year analyzing high-energy physics. That’s a lot of data. But where does all this data come from? The amount of Read more…

News In Brief

EMC, Pivotal Add Compute to Hadoop Data Lake

Oct 15, 2014 |

Storage vendor EMC Corp. and cloud specialist Pivotal have partnered to roll out a new version of a Data Lake Hadoop Bundle that adds a compute option to the big data product along with accelerated analytics that come with scaled out storage and computing along with analytics software. As data lakes gain momentum as scalable repositories for data generated from current and advanced workloads, EMC and Pivotal are positioning Data Lake Hadoop Bundle 2.0 as a tool for plumbing the Read more…

Zoomdata Raises $17M

Oct 7, 2014 |

Venture capitalists remain bullish on data analytics startups. Stream processing engine specialist Zoomdata Inc. said Oct. 6 it has raised $17 million in a Series B funding round led by Accel Partners. Zoomdata, Reston, Va., said it would use the funds to accelerate product development while expanding marketing and sales efforts. The startup has come up with a way to use a stream processing engine to analyze historical as well as real-time data. It combines open source stream processing engines Read more…

Peaxy Launches Scalable Data Manager

Sep 30, 2014 |

Data management specialist Peaxy Inc. (pronounced “peak-see”) is targeting the enormous growth of unstructured data in industrial sectors with its Hyperfiler system designed to harness disparate data through controlled access and a “consistent data path.” San Jose-based Peaxy said this week its data management tool targets engineers and analysts who must search for datasets across geographic locations, platforms and storage devices. The unstructured data is then pieced together to aid, for example, the product lifecycle spanning design and simulation. By Read more…

Data Tools Help Researchers Tackle Pediatric Cancer

Sep 10, 2014 |

A genomic data analysis platform being installed at the National Cancer Institute will deliver rapid analysis of billions of data points required when sequencing human DNA and other genomic data. Translational Genomics Research (TGen) said Sept. 10 it is providing the National Cancer Institute with high performance computing and bioinformatics support along with specialized tools designed to support pediatric cancer research programs. Those efforts include personalized medicine trial for pediatric cancer patients being conducted by the Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Read more…

MapR Reports Accelerated OpenTSDB Performance

Sep 9, 2014 |

Eyeing new Internet of Things (IoT) applications, MapR Technologies said its open-source distribution of Apache Hadoop “ingested” more than 100 million data points per second. The performance benchmark for the MapR distribution with its in-Hadoop NoSQL database, MapR-DB, was achieved using only four nodes of a ten-node cluster. By accelerating its OpenTSDB software by a factor of 1,000 on a small cluster, MapR claimed the performance clears the way for managing huge amounts of data along with IoT and other Read more…

This Just In

SAS Visual Analytics Updated

Oct 22, 2014 |

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Oct. 22 — Controlling customer churn. Understanding marketplace sentiment. Pulling detailed graphical reports while traveling. Setting and meeting aggressive organizational goals. These challenges and more are met with enhancements to SAS Visual Analytics. “With SAS Visual Analytics, organizations can seamlessly manipulate, analyze and view data of any size, helping them transform it into stronger customer relationships, increased sales and efficiency, even healthier patients,” said Jim Davis, SAS Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “Enhancements in the new version Read more…

RainStor Certifies Archive App on Teradata Appliance for Hadoop

Oct 21, 2014 |

Oct. 21 — RainStor, provider of enterprise archive solutions for Big Data, has self-certified its Archive App on the Teradata Appliance for Hadoop from Teradata, the big data analytics and marketing applications company. RainStor’s Archive App combined with the Teradata Appliance for Hadoop enables companies to gain the advantages of both technologies; standards-based query access on immutable data from RainStor with a highly manageable Hadoop appliance from Teradata. With this combination, customers retain high value data securely with standards-based query Read more…

ASF Introduces Apache Tajo v0.9

Oct 21, 2014 |

FOREST HILL, Md., Oct. 21 — The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 200 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today the availability of Apache Tajo v0.9, the advanced Open Source data warehousing system in Apache Hadoop. “With Apache Tajo v0.9, our goal of bringing traditional SQL performance to massive data is a step closer,” said Hyunsik Choi, Vice President of Apache Tajo. “We really enjoyed working to improve Tajo’s leading-edge native SQL Read more…

Logi Analytics and Pivotal Form Partnership

Oct 21, 2014 |

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 21 — Logi Analytics, the analytics everywhere company, today announced its integration with Pivotal, the software company at the intersection of big data, Platform as a Service (PaaS) and agile development. The partnership enables customers to analyze data stored in Apache Hadoop and Pivotal Greenplum with unprecedented speed and ease, and distribute those mission-critical insights in real time. Today’s developers need a platform that enables them to continuously update and scale their applications with no downtime, as well as Read more…

Attunity Replicate 4.0 Introduced

Oct 20, 2014 |

Oct. 20 — Attunity Ltd., a leading provider of information availability software solutions, introduced today its new certified data integration solution for the Teradata Appliance for Hadoop from Teradata, the big data analytics and marketing applications company. With this rollout, Attunity Replicate has extended its capability to automate data loading and replication to and from Hadoop to the Teradata Database and Teradata Aster Database within the Teradata Unified Data Architecture (UDA), easily and efficiently. The solution, tested and certified with the Teradata Appliance for Hadoop, will Read more…