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SlamData Raises $3.6 Million

Jul 31, 2015 |

July 31 — SlamData Inc., commercial developer of the SlamData open source project, today announced the company has raised a significant seed funding round led by True Ventures. The financing will be used to enhance the visual analytics and Enterprise capabilities of the project as well as expand the business team. The Boulder-based company launched an early version of the SlamData open source project in November 2014 supporting MongoDB. Since January, the project has seen more than 300% growth in Read more…

Oregon State Launches Graduate Business Analytics Programs

Jul 31, 2015 |

PORTLAND, Ore., July 31 — Oregon State University’s College of Business now offers new options for Portland-area residents interested in the field of business analytics. After unveiling its MBA in Business Analytics track on the Corvallis campus last fall, the following options are now offered in Portland: A hybrid MBA track in business analytics that blends online course work with in-person classes. The program is delivered in conjunction with Oregon State Ecampus. A two-day, intensive workshop on the fundamentals of business analytics, offered Aug. Read more…

“Creating a National Strategic Computing Initiative”

Jul 30, 2015 |

Editor’s Note: The full text of the White House Executive order creating a National Strategic Computing Initiative is posted here. Aside from the obvious recognition of the importance of HPC, there are many questions still to be sorted out. How will the new initiative relate to DOE’s ongoing Exascale Computing Initiative? Will there be new funding? How will the Executive Council function? Click here to view the HPCwire feature article on the new initiative.  July 30 — By the authority vested in me as President by Read more…

U.S. White House Announces National Strategic Computing Initiative

Jul 30, 2015 |

Click here to view the HPCwire feature article on the new initiative.  July 30 — The National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) is an effort to create a cohesive, multi-agency strategic vision and Federal investment strategy in high-performance computing (HPC). This strategy will be executed in collaboration with industry and academia, maximizing the benefits of HPC for the United States. HPC systems, through a combination of processing capability and storage capacity, can solve computational problems that are beyond the capability of small- to medium-scale systems. Read more…

Cloudera Becomes an EMC Select Partner

Jul 30, 2015 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 30 — Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop, today announced that Cloudera has joined EMC Technology Connect, EMC’s business partner validated products program, as a Select partner. Customers can now license Cloudera Enterprise, the leading distribution of Apache Hadoop, directly from EMC and its reseller partners globally–giving them a direct path to quickly implement an in-place data analytics approach and avoid the time-consuming replication of data across separate silos, all with enterprise-grade Read more…

DataTorrent Releases dtIngest

Jul 30, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 30 — DataTorrent, the leader in real-time big data analytics and creator of DataTorrent RTS, the world’s first enterprise-grade unified platform for both stream and batch processing on Hadoop, today announced the availability of the first ingestion application for Hadoop, DataTorrent dtIngest. DataTorrent dtIngest simplifies the collection, aggregation and movement of large amounts of data to and from Hadoop for a more efficient data processing pipeline and is available to organizations for unlimited use at no cost. Read more…

Collibra and Cloudera Partner to Bring Data Governance Solutions to Big Data

Jul 30, 2015 |

July 30 — Today Collibra, the leading data governance provider announced that it has certified its Data Governance Center on Cloudera technology. Collibra Data Governance Center delivers data governance for big data solutions across a variety of industries and now provides integrated functionality with Cloudera. Data hub users are inundated by the 3Vs of big data. Data scientists, stewards, data owners must collaborate to govern their data throughout its lifecycle. Maintaining quality as data flows from its sources through ingestion, analytical Read more…

WANdisco Reports Customer Traction for New Big Data Product in Second Quarter

Jul 30, 2015 |

SAN RAMON, Calif., July 30 — WANdisco (WAND), a leading provider of continuous-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data, today announced it had signed a record number of large global organizations as customers for its new Fusion product during the second quarter. All of these new customers are expected to significantly expand their deployments during the coming months. The company attributes this rapid adoption to Fusion’s flexible, easy-to-deploy architecture that provides active-active replication across mixed Read more…

NICE Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Jul 30, 2015 |

RA’ANANA, Israel, July 30 — NICE Systems today announced results for the second quarter and first half of the year ended June 30, 2015. Second Quarter 2015 Non-GAAP Financial Highlights:              Revenue of $235 million, up 6% year-over-year Product revenue increased 12% year-over-year Operating profit increased to $52 million, up 25% year-over-year Operating margin increased to 22.3% compared to 18.9% last year Fully diluted earnings per share of $0.70, up 21% year-over-year Cash flow from operations more than doubled to $57 million Read more…

Qubole’s Big Data-as-a-Service Platform Gains Traction in Mobile Data Applications

Jul 30, 2015 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 30 — Qubole, the big data-as-a-service company founded by the team that developed Facebook’s data infrastructure, today reported rapid adoption of its self-service big data analytics platform for mobile applications in the first half of 2015. The Qubole big data as a service platform processes data stored on the three major public clouds: Amazon AWS, Google Compute Engine and Microsoft Azure. Among its key advantages, Qubole automatically sets up and scales clusters to match the needs of Read more…