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Reporter’s Notebook: 6 Key Takeaways from Strata + Hadoop World

Apr 5, 2016 |

The big data ecosystem was on full display at last week’s Strata + Hadoop World conference in San Jose. At the ripe old age of 10, Hadoop is still the driving force, but newer frameworks like Spark and Kafka are gaining steam. Read more…

Is 2016 the Beginning of the End for Big Data?

Jan 5, 2016 |

Part of my job as managing editor of Datanami is to be a hype buster. Over the past five years, the amount of hoopla and hysteria over big data has reached epic proportions at times. Read more…

Neo4j Touts 10x Performance Boost of Graphs on IBM Power FPGAs

Oct 21, 2015 |

Neo Technology today announced that it’s working with IBM to support its graph database on IBM Power8-based servers equipped with field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). This will enable customers to run graph databases with hundreds of billions to trillions of edges, thereby tackling a new class of intractable big data problems in bioinformatics, fraud detection, and IoT analytics. Read more…

Teradata Puts Aster in Hadoop for IoT Analytics

Oct 19, 2015 |

The Internet of Things (IoT) is simultaneously a colossal data management challenge and the analytic opportunity of a lifetime. Teradata (NYSE: TDC) addressed both of those today with two product announcements, including an Apache Kafka-based applications for routing IoT data into Hadoop, and the introduction of a Hadoop-native version of its Aster analytics suite. Read more…

AWS Cloud Pact Shows How Far Teradata Has Come

Oct 7, 2015 |

Next year, Teradata will offer its eponymous database as a service on the Amazon Web Services cloud. It will be the first foray onto a public cloud for Teradata, which has come a long way from its proprietary hardware roots. Read more…

News In Brief

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…

Amazon Echo, IoT Bulb Enlisted for Data Engagement

Jul 14, 2016 |

Presumably under the category of “bright ideas,” a business intelligence specialist is leveraging artificial intelligence and what it calls an “IoT light bulb” as a way to increase analytics engagement and adoption through an “emotional connection to data insights using all senses.” Read more…

Tech Startups Wary of Big Data Legal Hassles

May 31, 2016 |

At least part of the technological and political blowback from the recent legal battle between the FBI and Apple over government access to encrypted data is a shift among some Silicon Valley startups away from retaining large amounts of customer and other data. Read more…

Big Data Deals Sustain Tech M&A Activity

May 16, 2016 |

Big data analytics drove an estimated 70 percent of merger and acquisition activity during the first quarter of 2016, according to a new survey.

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Database Surge Led by Analytics Apps, Survey Finds

Apr 5, 2016 |

Growing demand for distributed applications and the corresponding adoption of scale-out and cloud databases is expected to fuel growth of Cassandra and other next-generation distributed databases, according to a new survey that also warns that a lack of data backup technologies could hinder deployments. Read more…

This Just In

Deloitte Advisory Cyber Risk Services and Cray Introduce Cyber Reconnaissance and Analytics

Jul 20, 2016 |

NEW YORK, N.Y., July 20 — Deloitte Advisory Cyber Risk Services and Cray Inc. (Nasdaq: CRAY), the global supercomputing leader, introduced today the first commercially available high-speed, supercomputing threat analytics service, Cyber Reconnaissance and Analytics. Read more…

Inspur Announces Availability of Memory1 Servers for Big Data Applications

Jul 19, 2016 |

July 19 — Today, Inspur announced the availability of Memory1 Servers for big data applications. This means big memory for big data – 1U servers with 1TB or 2TBs of system memory that can be stacked up to provide up to 80TBs of system memory in one full-sized rack. Read more…

PSC Staff to Present on Big Data Resources, Education and Technology at XSEDE16

Jul 13, 2016 |

July 13 — Experts from the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and their collaborators will present a number of topics at XSEDE16, the fifth annual conference of the NSF-funded Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). Read more…

Penguin Computing Unveils FrostByte Storage Solution

Jun 21, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 21 — Penguin Computing, a provider of high performance, enterprise data center and cloud solutions, today announced FrostByte, the company’s first scalable storage solution for HPC clusters, high-performance Enterprise applications and data intensive analytics. Read more…

Cray Named Strong Performer in Big Data Hadoop Optimized Systems by Forrester Research

Jun 7, 2016 |

SEATTLE, Wash., June 7 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (Nasdaq: CRAY) today announced that Forrester Research has named Cray a “strong performer” in The Forrester Wave: Big Data Hadoop Optimized Systems, Q2 2016 report.  Read more…