Hadoop Engines Compete in Comcast Query ‘Smackdown’

Hadoop Engines Compete in Comcast Query ‘Smackdown’

Who rules the ring when it comes to Hadoop SQL query engine performance? Can flashy newcomers like Presto and Spark take an established giant like MapReduce to the matt? Read more…

MongoDB Pivots to Analytics

MongoDB Pivots to Analytics

MongoDB wasn’t originally designed to power advanced analytics. But the frustration that people have with Hadoop data lakes and the desire to get real-time answers from the database driving their applications is leading the company to build more analytic capabilities directly in the NoSQL database. Read more…

Ayasdi Seeks to Simplify Topological Data Analysis

Ayasdi Seeks to Simplify Topological Data Analysis

As the only commercial provider of topological data analysis (TDA) software, Ayasdi is not inclined to share exactly how its powerful technology works. Read more…

Selling Your Data? Here’s What You Need To Know

Selling Your Data? Here’s What You Need To Know

If you’ve been collecting data for a while for your own analytical use, you’re hopefully getting some good value out of it. Read more…

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New NVMe Spec Emphasizes Data Analytics

The latest release of a non-volatile memory interface and storage protocol emphasizes the enterprise shift to analytics, virtualization and other data-intensive workloads while riding the coat tails of the robust solid-state storage sector.

NVM Express 1.3 unveiled this week adds new virtualization and “streams” Read more…

GridGain Adds Persistent Store to In-Memory Platform

The steady shift to memory-intensive processing continues with the latest release of GridGain System’s in-memory computing platform that seeks to leverage steady advances in memory and storage technologies within a “memory-centric” framework.

GridGain, Foster City, Calif., said this week the 8.1 version of its in-memory system extends SQL capabilities by broadening SQL Data Definition Language features that complement existing Data Manipulation Language and ACID transactional support. Read more…

MariaDB Emerging as Default MySQL Option

After more than two years of development, the latest version of the Debian Project, a “universal” open-source operating system, was released over the past weekend. Organizers of the project also said the MariaDB server will replace MySQL as the default MySQL variant for the new version called Debian 9 “Stretch.” Read more…

Cray Brings AI and HPC Together on Flagship Supers

Cray took one more step toward the convergence of big data and high performance computing (HPC) today when it announced that it’s adding a full suite of big data and artificial intelligence software to its top-of-the-line XC Series supercomputers. Read more…

MongoDB Takes Another Big Step Into Clouds

MongoDB today took a big step toward achieving its goal ultimate cloud goal when it announced that its Atlas NoSQL database service now runs on Google and Microsoft clouds, in addition to AWS. It also announced the public beta of Stitch, a new backend as a service offering designed to simplify life for developers even more. Read more…

Pushing the Scale of Deep Learning at ISC

Deep learning is the latest and most compelling technology strategy to take aim at the decades-old “drowning in data/starving for insight” problem. But contrary to the commonly held notion, deep learning is more than a big data problem per se. Read more…

Carts & Horses: Why You Need to Focus on Data First

Like most of us, I love shiny new objects and learning about how successful companies are building them into their operations. Google’s use of Neural Nets for Translate? Tell me more. Got some data about Uber using artificial intelligence? Read more…

Yahoo’s Massive Hadoop Scale on Display at Dataworks Summit

Yahoo put its massive Hadoop investment on display this week at Dataworks Summit, the semi-annual big data conference that it co-hosts with Hortonworks.

While Hadoop is no longer the conference headliner that it once was, the platform is still critical for the daily operations of Yahoo, which officially became part of Verizon Communications this week when the $4.5 billion acquisition finally closed. Read more…

Microsoft Looks to Build on Power BI Momentum

Microsoft used its data insights summit to tout the progress of its flagship business intelligence offering introduced two years ago as a cloud-based platform that provides connectivity to critical enterprise data stored on-premise.

Microsoft entered the crowded BI and analytic tool segment in July 2015 with its Power BI platform, which according to recent industry rankings has helped it break out from a crowded pack of vendors. Read more…

Breaking Down the Seven Tenets of Data Unification

One of the longstanding challenges in analytics is data unification. While federated approaches are gaining some favor, the vast majority of analytic practitioners want the data to be present in one place before analyzing it. Read more…

Hortonworks Shifts Focus to Streaming Analytics

Hortonworks started life providing a Hadoop distribution that allowed customers to process big data at rest. But these days, the company has shifted its much of its attention and resources to streaming analytics, or processing big data in motion. Read more…

8 Concrete Data Mining Techniques That Will Deliver the Best Results

With the massive expansion of information technology, the demand for data mining also grew hugely. But data mining — or the process of wading through huge amounts of data and finding what you consider useful — Read more…

Actian Eyes ‘Hybrid Data’ With First NoSQL Database

Resurgent analytical database vendor Actian Corp. expanded its focus on the enterprise with the release of an object-oriented NoSQL database.

Actian, Palo Alto, Calif., said Tuesday (June 13) its first NoSQL database combines object technology with traditional database features as more enterprises tackle complex data models. Read more…