Big Data’s Relentless Pace Exposes Old Tensions and New Risks in the Enterprise

Big Data’s Relentless Pace Exposes Old Tensions and New Risks in the ...

Over the past two week, we’ve explored some of the difficulties that enterprises have experienced in trying to adopt the Hadoop stack of big data technologies. Read more…

How Next-Gen Analytics Will Impact Customer Interactions

How Next-Gen Analytics Will Impact Customer Interactions

In 2000, Peter Lyman and Hal R. Varian carried out the first study of its kind, aiming to find out, in computer storage terms, how much original data was created globally in one year. Read more…

Hadoop at Strata: Not Exactly ‘Failure,’ But It Is Complicated

Hadoop at Strata: Not Exactly ‘Failure,’ But It Is Complicated

Has Hadoop failed to deliver the goods? That was a question on the minds of Strata + Hadoop World attendees last week, with opinions expressed both pro and con. Read more…

Anatomy of a Hadoop Project Failure

Anatomy of a Hadoop Project Failure

Several years ago, the educational technology company Blackboard selected Apache Hadoop to run a new data analytics application designed to turn data exhaust into actionable insight. Read more…

Datanami Headlines

Startup Aims to Predict Fires Before They Start

A predictive analytics startup armed with a patented learning algorithm aimed at security applications along with Internet of Things devices said it has attracted seed funding for a platform that could spot the precursors of impending fires and floods before they start. Read more…

Survey: Analytics Underused For Rules Compliance

Compliance with data governance regulations is expected to become more complex as the Trump administration rolls out regulatory changes. As data governance rules grow in complexity, however, the consulting firm KPMG warns in a new survey that data and analytics tools are not being leveraged as a way to prepare for the regulatory upheaval. Read more…

Intel Moves Data Closer to CPU With Xpoint SSD

Intel Corp. has begun shipping new storage drives based on its 3-D XPoint non-volatile memory technology as it targets data-driven workloads.

Intel’s new Optane solid-state drives, designated P4800X, seek to combine the attributes of memory and storage in the same device. Read more…

DataOps Dominates Strata Startup Winners

The top big data startups at this year’s Strata + Hadoop World conference include data platform specialists along with an analytics startup focused on the gaming industry.

The winner of this year’s Startup Showcase was Nexla Inc., developers of a platform that leverages machine learning to automate data operations. Read more…

Data Platform Speeds Model Deployment

Data science platform startup Domino Data Lab, which launched its first product in 2014, rolled out its first upgrade this week designed to speed the deployment of predictive and other models along with the addition of an underlying model deployment architecture based on the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator. Read more…

Sports Follies Exemplify Need for Instant Analysis of Streaming Data

Michael Lewis’ book, “Moneyball” tells the the well-known story of how the Oakland A’s used data analytics to gain a competitive advantage in major league baseball (MLB) in the late 80s and early 90s. In the 25 years since, all major sports including basketball, football, hockey and soccer have embraced analytics as a key to success, it has become part of the ethos of sports. Read more…

Consumer Analytics Platform Gets ‘Granular’

The latest version of a retail analytics platform attempts to squeeze more insights from store loyalty programs as a way of gauging consumer preferences and whether, for example, a new product is selling and why. Read more…

Scrutinizing the Inscrutability of Deep Learning

Most people can’t make heads or tails out of most algorithms. By “most people,” I’m referring to anyone who didn’t literally develop the algorithm in question or doesn’t manage the rules, data, and other artifacts that govern how its results drive automated decision processes. Read more…

SAP Vora Gets Analytics, Cloud Upgrades

Building on its acquisition of Hadoop specialist Altiscale Inc., SAP is combining the latest release of its Vora in-memory distributed computing platform with its big data cloud as it extends the Apache Spark framework to deliver interactive analytics on Hadoop. Read more…

MapR Extends Its Platform to the Edge

MapR Technologies today unveiled MapR Edge, an extension of its converged data platform that lets customers install MapR nodes practically anywhere they want.

The new offering runs on small portable PCs like the Intel NUC (pictured above), and delivers the full breadth of MapR’s capabilities–including Hadoop, NoSQL, and data streaming functionality—anywhere customers want, from autonomous cars driving rural highways to wellheads in the oil field. Read more…

Cloudera Gives Data Scientists a New Workbench

Data scientists will get the flexibility of a data science notebook with the security and governance of a locked-down Hadoop cluster through the Data Science Workbench, a new Web-based unveiled by Cloudera today at the Strata + Hadoop World conference. Read more…

Microsoft Invests in Predictive Analytics Vendor

As venture capital investment appears to be zeroing in on specific applications and platforms, modest funding rounds are being reported by software startups focused on areas such as predictive analytics.

Prevedere, a cloud-based enterprise predictive analytics startup, said last week it has closed a $10 million funding round that included new investor Microsoft Ventures. Read more…

Intel Acquires Car Sensor Specialist Mobileye

Intel Corp. continued its foray into the autonomous vehicle sector this week with the acquisition of computer vision and machine-learning specialist Mobileye for about $15 billion in cash.

Betting that autonomous vehicles are emerging as “data centers on wheels,” Read more…