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Reporter’s Notebook: 6 Key Takeaways from Strata + Hadoop World

Apr 5, 2016 |

The big data ecosystem was on full display at last week’s Strata + Hadoop World conference in San Jose. At the ripe old age of 10, Hadoop is still the driving force, but newer frameworks like Spark and Kafka are gaining steam. Read more…

Finding Value in Data Through Life Saving Applications

Jun 21, 2013 |Big data is not about big; it’s not even about data…It’s about the value that can be found in the information, argued CTO of Fujitsu Technology Solutions, Joseph Reger, during a talk at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC’13) this week. Taking the stage with his colleague, Kozo Otsuka, the pair discussed some of the experimental applications that Fujitsu is working on in trying to sift the value from data for the purposes of saving lives. Read more…

This Week’s Big Data Top Five

Jun 22, 2012 |This week's news cycle was driven forward by announcements that came out of the International Supercomputing Conference in Germany, which highlights the merger between many supercomputing and big data technologies. On our list of five stories of note this week are Convey Computer, which is seeking a top slot on the Graph 500, Terascala, Panopticon, Digital Reasoning and.... Read more…

World’s Top Data-Intensive Systems Unveiled

Jun 22, 2012 |This year at the International Supercomputing Conference in Germany, the list of the top data-intensive systems was revealed with heavy tie-ins to placements on the Top500 list of the world's fastest systems, entries from most of the national labs, and plenty of BlueGene action. The list of the top "big data" systems, called the Graph500, measures the performance of.... Read more…

News In Brief

Machine Learning on Track with Rail Trials

Jul 20, 2016 |

Boasting one of the most advanced rail networks in the world, Japan is investigating the use of artificial intelligence and a machine learning technology approach that would attempt to add what promoters call a “train time delay” Read more…

Fujitsu Adding Column-Oriented Processing Engine to PostgreSQL

Mar 4, 2015 |

Fujitsu Laboratories last week announced that it’s developed a column-oriented data storage and processing engine that can quickly analyze large amounts of data stored on a PostgreSQL database. The technology, which utilizes vector processing, is being showcased this week at a conference in Japan. Read more…

Big Data – It’s About Real Time

Mar 19, 2013 |Conflating business intelligence with big data is like confusing a photograph and a high definition video, says Gernot Fels, principle product manager with Fujitsu. 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…

Finland’s Big Data Storage Leap

Mar 29, 2012 |Finland-based CSC, the government-sponsored Center for Science Ltd., provides the balance between academic and industry R&D and IT resource management in the country. In an effort to address its massive storage needs, the organization announced key multi-million-Euro.... Read more…

This Just In

Fujitsu to Upgrade JAXA’s Supercomputer System

Apr 7, 2014 |Fujitsu announced that it has received an order for a new supercomputer system from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The core of the new system will be the successor model of the FUJITSU Supercomputer PRIMEHPC FX10, which is currently under development. The new system will have an overall theoretical peak performance of 3.4 petaflops, or 24 times that of the current system, which will ensure that JAXA has the processing capacity needed to analyze enormous volumes of data. Read more…

Fujitsu Announces Milestones for SAP HANA Offerings

Nov 7, 2013 |At Fujitsu Forum, Fujitsu announced today significant milestones in its comprehensive range of globally-available offerings for the SAP HANA platform – including Fujitsu's 300th customer installation of SAP HANA, the introduction of SAP HANA on the Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform and the general availability of its latest fully-virtualized FlexFrame eco-system for running the SAP ERP application on SAP HANA. Read more…

Fujitsu Unveils Ten New Big Data Offerings

Oct 28, 2013 |Fujitsu today announced that, as part of the continuous efforts of the FUJITSU Big Data Initiative to organize the company's lineup of big data-related products and services, it will be launching today a menu of ten offerings for presenting optimal ways in which big data can be used to address customer business challenges. The FUJITSU Big Data Initiative is only available in Japan. Read more…