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Today’s Baseball Analytics Make Moneyball Look Like Child’s Play

Oct 24, 2014 |

Baseball has always been a game of numbers and statistics. But thanks to an explosion of data over the past seven years and the advent of new analytic software running on supercomputers, the game is on the cusp of changes that will make Moneyball look like it belongs in the minor leagues. When the San Francisco Giants take the field against the Kansas City Royals in game three of the World Series tonight, you can bet that the choices made Read more…

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…

Next-Generation DNA Sequencing Performance at Scale

Apr 28, 2014 |

<p>When organizations sequence and analyze DNA molecules, a common workflow includes steps to move large sets of intermediate or processed data between sequencers and systems dedicated to assembly and analysis. Cray solutions are tailored to meet the computation and data management challenges of today’s next-generation sequencing environments.</p>

The 2013 Big Data Year in Review

Dec 20, 2013 |

While still in its infancy, the big data technology trend has made a lot of substantial progress since it gained traction at the beginning of this decade. The year 2013 was a big year with advances being made in virtually every quarter of the space. In this feature, we take a look at some of the significant trends that have crossed our desks in the past year — wrapped up and presented to you with a pretty bow. Out with the old, in with the new — it’s the Datanami 2013 Year in Review!

Marking Spikes for the Enterprise Graph

Nov 27, 2012 |

In some ways, the story of Sun Microsystems closely parallels what’s happening with the present merge between high performance computing and the more enterprise-geared momentum behind big data. According to a former Sun lead on the R&D side and current research and development exec at Cray’s big data arm, this story can be….

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Cray Greases Rails for Hadoop on a Supercomputer

Nov 20, 2013 |

Supercomputer company Cray has joined the Hadoop parade with a new framework that it says will give customers the ability to more easily implement and run Apache Hadoop using Cray’s XC30 supercomputers.

Big IO and the Real Time Future

Mar 4, 2013 |

No stranger to massive data in the HPC context, Cray points to one area that it’s had its paws in for a number of years.

YarcData Architect on Hadoop’s Fatal Flaw

Sep 5, 2012 |

According to YarcData’s Solutions Architect, James Maltby, Hadoop and MapReduce are less suited to handle some of the complex mapping and reducing tasks than the company’s own uRIKA database. He explains the essential difference, nothing that graphs…

Fujitsu Says Big Data Pushing HPC into Mainstream

Apr 19, 2012 |

According to many in the HPC community, especially on the hardware side, the big data trend (and all the buzz associated with it) is creating new opportunities for the once “high and mighty” world of supercomputing. This is a field that….

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Cray Introduces Big Data Framework

Nov 19, 2013 |

Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced a new “Big Data” framework that gives Cray customers the ability to more easily implement and run Apache Hadoop on their Cray XC30 supercomputers. Fusing the benefits of supercomputing and Big Data, the Cray Framework for Hadoop package improves the overall efficiency and performance for Cray XC30 customers deploying Hadoop in Scientific Big Data environments.

Cray Introduces Tiered Adaptive Storage Solution

Nov 6, 2013 |

Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today introduced a complete and open storage archiving solution for Big Data and supercomputing with the launch of Cray Tiered Adaptive Storage (TAS). Through a strategic partnership with Versity Software, Inc., Cray has developed a deployment-ready, flexible tiered archiving solution designed to be easy to use, reduce costs and preserve data indefinitely.