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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. That’s why some in the industry are calling for a slowdown in the analytic platitudes, a return to sanity about what big data can really do. Despite my skeptic tendencies, it’s hard not to be optimistic about big data analytics, given its trajectory. If you 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. In other news, Neo also open sourced a key piece of software. Like most NoSQL database vendors, Neo Technology supports its software 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. The rapid proliferation of connected devices is changing how we view and interact with the world around us. From smart phones and intelligent thermostats to smart 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. It wasn’t that long ago that all Teradata (NYSE: TDC) deployments required an investment in proprietary hardware by the customer. The company sold its flagship Teradata Database—desired by large companies for its fast analytic processing on large datasets—as a pre-configured Read more…

The Data of Things: How Edge Analytics and IoT Go Hand In Hand

Sep 22, 2015 |

In the next five years, 15 to 40 billion additional connected devices are expected to hit the market. By some estimates, it will be a 285 percent increase from the number of connected devices currently available. With a magnified number of connected devices anticipated, a flood of data deriving from “things,” whether a smart video camera or a smart traffic light, will likely raise a new set of challenges for enterprises. Those that understand that IoT data’s real value will Read more…

News In Brief

Startup Enlists AI to Predict Cyber Threats

Feb 3, 2016 |

While major players are increasingly emphasizing human “intelligence-led” approaches to cyber security, artificial intelligence along with advanced analytics continue to make inroads in the “threat intelligence” market. Among the AI startups is Jask, which emerged from stealth mode this week after raising $2 million in seed financing in a funding round led by Battery Ventures. San Francisco-based Jask said Wednesday (Feb. 3) it is building a “predictive security operations center” designed to help enterprises automate security operations while reacting faster Read more…

Gartner Sees Analytics Boom as More Data is Shared

Jan 28, 2016 |

Advanced analytics techniques like data and text mining, machine learning and visualization are poised to shake up entire industries as more enterprises leverage proprietary algorithms along with emerging platforms to securely share more data, a market watcher predicts. In a forecast released Thursday (Jan. 28), Gartner Inc. predicted the red-hot advanced analytics market will grow 14 percent this year to $1.5 billion. By 2018, it predicts more than half of large global enterprises will leverage analytics and proprietary algorithms on Read more…

Data, Calculations Point to a New Planet

Jan 25, 2016 |

The predicted existence of a new member of our solar system, “Planet Nine,” as astronomers labeled it, is based on theoretical calculations that agree with observational and other data. But the researchers who published the findings predicting the existence of Planet Nine have yet to actually observe the distant body. Observers note this isn’t the first time astronomers relied heavily on data and theoretical mathematics to discover a planet before it was found by stargazing telescopes. What Caltech astronomers Michael Read more…

Fleet Manager Leverages Video Analytics

Jan 21, 2016 |

The management of transportation fleets is increasingly viewed as an ideal fit for big data tools like predictive analytics that can be used to cut costs and increase safety. A key hurdle to wider implementation is that a growing array of vehicle sensors generates mountains of behavioral and other data that soon becomes too large to manage. Leveraging all that data has become a market niche for vendors promoting data analytics tools designed to provide insights for more efficient fleet Read more…

Melding Human, Machine Computing to Solve Big Problems

Jan 6, 2016 |

Machine learning and intelligence attract a lot of attention in the big data community. Now researchers are looking for ways to combine the emerging technology with human computation skills in areas like “creative abstraction” to tackle some of the planet’s toughest problems. Researchers at the Human Computation Institute and Cornell University stressed in a recent article published in the journal Science that they seek to combine the raw horsepower of high-performance computing with the subtle cognitive skills of humans. The Read more…

This Just In

DDN Joins EnterpriseHPC‘16 as a Diamond Sponsor

Feb 5, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 5 — The EnterpriseHPC’16 summit, the market-leading, live hosted summit dedicated to exploring the emergence of advanced scale computing in commercial settings, today announced that DataDirect Networks (DDN) has joined the summit as a Diamond Sponsor. EnterpriseHPC’16, scheduled for March 20-22, 2016, at the Paradise Point Resort in San Diego, California, will once again host executives in commercial organizations who are exploring the benefits and associated challenges of scaling their enterprise computing to meet new production Read more…

Bright Computing Receives Horizon 2020 Grant From European Commission

Jan 28, 2016 |

Jan. 28 — Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, announces it has been awarded a grant of more than 1.5 million Euros by the European Commission under its Horizon 2020 program. The grant will be used for the Bright Beyond HPC program, which focuses on enhancing and scaling Bright’s industry-leading management platform for advanced IT infrastructure, including high performance computing clusters, big data clusters, and OpenStack-based private clouds. Awarded by the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Small Read more…

Bright Computing Releases Version 7.2 of Bright Cluster Manager Software Solutions

Jan 22, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 22 — Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, announces the release of Version 7.2 of its industry-leading Bright Cluster Manager software solutions, including Bright Cluster Manager for HPC, Bright Cluster Manager for Big Data, and Bright OpenStack. The updates incorporate a wide range of new features, improvements to existing features, and significantly enhanced monitoring capabilities, including job-based metrics. Version 7.2 is now available for purchase and download. “Bright Computing has always prided itself on upgrading Read more…

Leverage Big Data Announces Formation of Advisory Board & Driving Themes for 2016 Summit

Jan 5, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 5 — The Leverage Big Data ’16 summit, the market-leading live hosted summit dedicated to exploring the infrastructure challenges that organizations face as they navigate the build-out of Big Data systems, today announced the formation of an advisory board for its summit program aimed at equipping technology leaders who are scaling their infrastructures for big data workflows with the knowledge and experiences of peers and solution providers who are actively engaged in addressing these challenges. Leverage Big Read more…

IDT and CERN Engineer Low-Latency Platform to Speed and Improve Analytics at Large Hadron Collider

Dec 15, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 15 — Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) (NASDAQ: IDTI) announced today that it has developed with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) a low-latency platform to speed and improve the management of analytics at the organization’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and data center. Developed at IDT’s Open HPAC Lab and built upon the company’s RapidIO technology, the platform marks the first major milestone in the three-year collaboration IDT and CERN openlab announced in March. CERN openlab is a unique public-private Read more…