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Can Big Data Deliver on the Huge Expectations of Precision Medicine?

Apr 18, 2016 |

Big data can do a lot of things. But can it allow doctors to create drugs that are tailor-made to your genes, reduce the cost of healthcare for a billion people, and let us all live to 150? Only time will tell, but there are certainly those in the industry, like Cloudera co-founder Mike Olson, who are bullish on big data’s potential to create a healthcare renaissance through precision medicine. There are many ways big data technologies are creeping into Read more…

Statistica Embraces Python In Bid for ‘Collective Intelligence’

Apr 14, 2016 |

Organizations that use the new release of Dell’s Statistica software package can now incorporate separate Python models into their analytic workflows. It’s the latest in the computer giant’s new open approach to advanced analytics, dubbed “collective intelligence.” In the world of advanced analytics, there are often two camps: those who place their faith in proprietary suites from the likes of Statistica, SAS, Mathworks, and IBM‘s SPSS, and those who embrace open source tools like Python, R, S (a precursor to Read more…

Dell’s Acquisition-Driven Analytic Reformation

Oct 8, 2015 |

Like most $50-billion corporations, Dell relies on a wide mix of applications, databases, and systems to run its various businesses, which range from PC manufacturing and software development to financial services and IT consulting. But over the past year, Dell’s application assortment in the analytics department has changed rather significantly, and it’s all due to its acquisition of StatSoft, the company behind the Statistica package. John Thompson, the general manager of Dell Software’s Advanced Analytics group, recently explained to Datanami 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…

Does InfiniBand Have a Future on Hadoop?

Aug 4, 2015 |

Hadoop was created to run on cheap commodity computers connected by slow Ethernet networks. But as Hadoop clusters get bigger and organizations press the upper limits of performance, they’re finding that specialized gear, such as solid state drives and InfiniBand networks, can pay dividends. InfiniBand was released to the world in 2000 as a faster networking protocol than TCP/IP, the primary protocol used in Ethernet networks. Thanks to its use Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA), InfiniBand allows a computer to Read more…

News In Brief

Pivotal May IPO Early with Dell’s Blessing: Report

Nov 3, 2015 |

The big data implications of Dell’s acquisition of EMC (NYSE: EMC) got a little more interesting this week when it was reported that Pivotal may be spun out and have an initial public offering (IPO) of stock in early 2016. According to a story in Re/code, Dell and EMC are exploring the option of accelerating Pivotal’s IPO. The company’s executive have spoken about their plans for an IPO before, but apparently the prospect of Dell paying $67 billion to buy Read more…

Michael Dell Talks EMC, Hybrid Cloud, PCs at Dell World

Oct 22, 2015 |

A week after Dell acquired EMC, the Texas company’s premier client event resonated with its emphasis on end-to-end devices, customer-centric solutions, and building for the future. “Dell is set to become an enterprise solutions powerhouse,” said Michael Dell, chairman and chief executive officer at Dell told CIOs and business executives in a keynote today. “We are set to build the world’s infrastructure for the next 20, 30 years. You’re going to cure cancer. You’re going to feed the world. We Read more…

Dell and EMC in Merger Talks, Report Says

Oct 8, 2015 |

Dell is reportedly in talks to merge with EMC, according to published reports. Rumors and uncertainty have swirled around $50-billion storage behemoth EMC. Facing the unscheduled but certainly upcoming retirement of longtime chairman and CEO Joe Tucci, pundits have wondered what form the EMC federation — including EMC, VMware, and Pivotal — would take without his leadership. The company has been under attack from activist investors such as Elliot Management, which want more value for shareholders. And there have been suggestions, firmly rejected by Tucci, Read more…

Predictive Analytics Now In Reach Of the Average Enterprise, Forrester Says

Apr 7, 2015 |

The average enterprise is better positioned than ever to take advantage of advanced analytic software, says Forrester Research, which put out its annual power rankings for advanced analytic tool vendors last week. “Good news! Predictive analytics is within easy reach for all enterprises if they choose the right big data predictive analytics solution to meet their needs,” write Forrester analysts in the company’s latest Forrester Wave for Big Data Predictive Analytics Solutions. Predictive analytics is a “business game changer” that Read more…

Data Agnosticism Part of Dell’s Quest

Mar 7, 2013 |

According to Dell, data agnosticism is central to getting organizations from data to analysis quicker. We caught up with Joanna Schloss, product marketing manager at Dell, who explained why.

This Just In

Dell and Datawatch Announce Partnership

Apr 29, 2015 |

ROUND ROCK, Tex., April 29 — Dell Software today announced a new partnership with Datawatch Corporation, continuing the growing momentum of its analytics business by integrating highly interactive visualization and dashboarding capabilities directly into its Statistica advanced analytics platform. Already known for its robust offering of more than 16,000 analytical options, Statistica now will empower line of business users to stream data into compelling and interactive visual representations to better facilitate the sharing of information and discovery of hidden patterns. Statistica delivers a Read more…

Dell Acquires StatSoft

Mar 24, 2014 |

Dell today announced the acquisition of StatSoft, a leading provider of advanced analytics solutions that deliver a wide range of data mining, predictive analytics and data visualization capabilities. StatSoft combines comprehensive statistical analysis with advanced analytics to help organizations better understand their businesses, predict change, increase agility and control critical systems.

Nexenta to Showcase Latest Software-Defined Storage Solutions at Dell World

Dec 10, 2013 |

Nexenta, the global leader of Software-Defined Storage (SDS) (#softwaredefinedstorage) solutions, today announced it will showcase its enterprise class, hardware-independent storage software at the Dell World IT Conference in Austin, TX, December 11 – 13, Kiosk #1E2B.

Altibase to Exhibit HDB In-Memory Database at Dell World

Dec 5, 2013 |

Dell World is a critical venue that will address the future direction of IT for global enterprises. Dell servers are ideal for Altibase to further grow its innovative In-Memory solutions in today’s demanding data-centric world. The event will showcase Altibase’s maturity, reliability and unmatched expertise in the In-Memory Database field.