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Data Science Operationalization in the Spotlight at Leverage Big Data ’16

Jun 9, 2016 |

How do you create business value from data science? It may be easy to answer from a theoretical standpoint, but actually turning data into business value in the real world is another matter entirely. Read more…

Build or Buy? That’s the Big (Data) Question

Apr 8, 2015 |

“You can learn a lot from my failures, maybe,” says Ron Van Holst, an HPC director at Ontario Centres of Excellence. With decades of experience designing and building high-end telecommunications gear and HPC systems, Van Holst has a better grasp on the tradeoffs you’ll make when you choose to build or buy your next big data system. Read more…

Leverage Big Data 2015 Yields Insightful Gems

Mar 20, 2015 |

Some of the brightest minds in the big data and HPC communities took the stage this week at Tabor Communications’ second annual Leverage Big Data conference, which took place at the beautiful Ponte Vedra Resort in Florida. Read more…

Rethinking Hadoop for HPC

Jan 26, 2015 |

Hadoop’s momentum has caught the eye of those in the high performance computing (HPC) community, who want to participate and benefit from the fast pace of development. However, the relatively poor performance and high latency of Hadoop applications is a real concern. Read more…

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. Read more…

News In Brief

Cray Bakes Big Data Software Framework Into Urika-GX Analytics Platform

May 24, 2016 |

Cray continued its courtship of the advanced scale enterprise market with today’s launch of the Urika-GX, a system that integrates Cray supercomputing technologies with an agile big data platform designed to run multiple analytics workloads concurrently. Read more…

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. Read more…

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. Read more…

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... Read more…

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.... Read more…

This Just In

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. Read more…

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. Read more…