MongoDB Looks to Future Following IPO

MongoDB Looks to Future Following IPO

MongoDB CEO and President Dev Ittycheria rang the opening bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite this morning as shares in the local New York City company started trading under the ticker symbol MDB. Read more…

Attunity Relishes Role as Connective Tissue for Big Data

Attunity Relishes Role as Connective Tissue for Big Data

In the big data world, there are a few patterns that repeat themselves over and over again. One of those is the need to move data from one place to another. Read more…

Amazon Fills a Big Data Hole with Athena

Amazon Fills a Big Data Hole with Athena

Less than a year ago, Amazon launched a new big data database named Athena. Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy framed the announcement around the theme of giving enterprises “superpowers.” Yet as we approach the soon-to-be one-year anniversary of the database, a couple of questions arise: Read more…

Data Science Ed: 5 Tips for Undergrads

Data Science Ed: 5 Tips for Undergrads

Demand for data scientists continues to rise as organizations seek new ways to monetize their data. Those who want to be considered for top data science jobs need a solid education behind them, including postgraduate degrees in many cases. Read more…

Center Stage

Leveraging Singularity to Unleash the Power of Hybrid HPC Clouds

Today’s HPC centers demand the flexibility of hybrid computing environments.  CFOs and CIOs understand the potential cost benefits of cloud computing and do not wish to be limited by on-premise compute investments.  A challenge administrators face when extending their computing capacity outside of their datacenter is delivering a cloud resource in a way that is easy for users to adopt. They need a straightforward extension of computing power into on-demand cloud services…

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Analytics Remains Top Data Tech, Survey Says

Artificial intelligence is all the rage, but as companies continue to struggle with data complexity characterized by a variety and number of data sources, analytics remains the most important technology for squeezing value from far-flung data. Read more…

McAfee Folds Analytics Into Security Tools

The hackers are winning, and most cyber defenses are reactive despite ongoing efforts to achieve real-time threat detection capabilities. While artificial intelligence approaches are making inroads in the cat-and-mouse game of cyber-security, some security vendors are incorporating advanced analytics into security operations. Read more…

Aerospike Now Offers Strong Consistency with NoSQL Database

Aerospike’s speedy NoSQL database has traditionally been used to power applications where high performance matters more than data correctness. With yesterday’s unveiling of a fourth version of the database, Aerospike added the option to prioritize data consistency, thereby opening up new uses for the database. Read more…

AMA Launches Data Framework Effort

The American Medical Association is launching a big data initiative intended to forge what it calls a “common data model” currently missing from the health care system.

The Integrated Health Model Initiative seeks to create a “shared framework for organizing health data” Read more…

AI Adopters Confront Barriers to ROI

Heavy investors in artificial intelligence are rethinking their strategies, according to a new vendor survey, in an attempt to find ways to make the technology central to their operations.

The survey released last week by data analytics specialist Teradata Corp. Read more…

The Serverless ETL Nextdoor

When Nextdoor set out to rebuild its data ingestion pipeline so it could better handle billions of files per day, it brought in all the usual suspects in the real-time racket: Spark, Kafka, Flume, etc. Read more…

AWS, Microsoft Partner on Gluon AI Tool

Cloud services rivals Amazon Web Services and Microsoft are collaborating on a deep learning library designed to accelerate development of models used to construct neural networks.

The open source project dubbed “Gluon” would deliver an API that leverages a collection of neural network components to define machine-learning models. Read more…

Bots Are Learning Their ABCs, But They’ve Got a Ways To Go

You learned your ABCs long ago in elementary school, and honed your reading and writing skills in the ensuing years. Now chatbots are at a similar stage in their development. While AI technology is improving quickly, it has a ways to go before it can match a human’s ability to understand and communicate with written and spoken words. Read more…

‘Internet of Drones’ Adds AI

A startup has come up with a scheme for securely connecting drones to the cloud, effectively making them another cloud-based application and, the startup claims, the first “Internet of Drones” platform.

FlytBase Inc., a startup based in Redwood City, Calif., developing interfaces for connecting commercial drones, recently released an AI platform aimed at adding machine learning and other onboard intelligence to cloud-connected drones. Read more…

Mature MADlib Moves Up Apache Development Chain

As the in-database analytics library MADlib makes inroads in emerging cloud-based AI applications, the open source initiative is moving up the development chain as a priority project within the Apache Software Foundation.

Pivotal, which last month released the latest version of its MADlib-based Greeplum analytics platform, said the promotion to a “top level” Read more…

This Data Lake Runs On Graph

When some people hear the words “data lake,” they assume that it must run on Apache Hadoop or maybe Amazon S3. But the folks at Cambridge Semantics are finding traction in certain industries with a data lake solution that runs atop a graph database. Read more…

How to Build a Data-Driven Culture

What drives companies to have a successful data-driven culture? It’s important to understand that it’s not necessarily about the data itself. That’s secondary. The technology itself comes in third. Data-driven decision-making is first and foremost about the organization. Read more…

IBM Object Storage Targets Compliance Data

IBM rolled out on-premises storage options this week targeting the management of regulatory data along with an object storage scaling capability billed as reducing hardware requirements.

The company said the object storage offerings address requirements in regulated industries such as health care for storing growing volumes of compliance data in company datacenters. Read more…