Cloudera IPO Lauded by Big Data Community

Cloudera IPO Lauded by Big Data Community

Cloudera officially went public today with an IPO that raised $225 million for the Hadoop distributor. While the now-public company’s valuation may be about half what it was a few years ago, Cloudera and its partners in the big data community look at the IPO as a positive move for the industry as a whole. Read more…

The Complexities of Governing Machine Learning

The Complexities of Governing Machine Learning

Today’s businesses run on data. It’s essential for any corporation to look for insights about their customers based on the data they collect. Read more…

Speed: The No. 1 Reason to Adopt Graph Tech

Speed: The No. 1 Reason to Adopt Graph Tech

Organizations that have adopted graph databases cite high performance as the technology’s top benefit, according to the “State of Graph Databases” Read more…

Only a Fraction of 160 Zettabyte ‘Datasphere’ to Be Stored

Only a Fraction of 160 Zettabyte ‘Datasphere’ to Be Stored

Think you’ve seen big data? Think again. The amount of data created in the universe will skyrocket from 16 zettabytes this year to more than 160 zettabytes by 2025, according to a new IDC report sponsored by Seagate. Read more…

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MapD Upgrades GPU-Based Database Performance

The latest version of MapD Technologies’ flagship database and visualization platform reemphasizes GPU acceleration as a means of scaling data volumes and boosting query performance to “hundreds of billions of rows.”

The version 3.0 release of MapD’s GPU-based Core database and Immerse visual analytics incorporates greater SQL functionality along with native Open Database Connectivity (ODBC), the open source API standard for accessing databases. Read more…

Infosys Seeks to Move AI Beyond Call Centers

Outsourcing giant Infosys Ltd. has taken a slightly different tact in the race to deploy artificial intelligence platforms, initially applying machine learning and natural language processing capabilities for real-world automation applications like optical character recognition. Read more…

Infor Buys Cloud Analytics Vendor Birst

Consolidation in the business intelligence sector may be underway with this week’s acquisition of pure-play cloud analytics vendor Birst Inc. by enterprise software vendor Infor.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Infor, which has been incorporating big data analytics into its enterprise resource management (ERP) software, said the acquisition would allow it to “define the next generation of analytical applications” Read more…

Startup Patents ‘Whole Brain’ AI Approach

Among the criticisms of current artificial intelligence systems is their inability to handle more than one task such as spatial navigation or object recognition at a time.

“Integrating advanced behaviors into a whole brain system for robots and drones represents the future of artificial intelligence” Read more…

New AI Chips to Give GPUs a Run for Deep Learning Money

CPUs and GPUs, move over. Thanks to recent revelations surrounding Google’s new Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), the computing world appears to be on the cusp of a new generation of chips designed specifically for deep learning workloads. Read more…

Big Data Begets Big Storage

The healthcare sector along with the explosion of connected devices are driving the big data storage market, according to a new survey of the global storage market that pegs annual growth over the next decade at more than 20 percent. Read more…

Musk’s Latest Startup Eyes Brain-Computer Links

Elon Musk, the auto and space entrepreneur and severe critic of artificial intelligence, is forming a new venture that reportedly will seek to develop an interface between the human brain and computers.

The initial goal is aiding the disabled, but the visionary inventor reportedly views the AI startup as a way of forging non-verbal forms of communication while at the same time promoting ethical AI research. Read more…

How ‘Purple Rain’ Bolsters Security Intelligence for Capital One

In the cat-and-mouse game of cyber security, sometimes you win, and sometimes the bad guys get a victory. Thanks to a powerful new security framework dubbed “Purple Rain,” the folks at Capital One are setting themselves up for success. Read more…

Quantum Adds Global Smarts to StorNext File System

Companies that use Quantum’s StorNext platform to store massive amounts of data this week got a glimpse of new storage capabilities that should make it easier to access their data horde from anywhere in the world. Read more…

Facebook Open Sources Caffe2; Nvidia, Intel Rush to Optimize

From its F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif., this week, Facebook announced Caffe2, a new open-source, cross-platform framework for deep learning. Caffe2 is the successor to Caffe, the deep learning framework developed by Berkeley AI Research and community contributors.  Read more…

AI Investments Surge

Investors flocked to artificial intelligence startups during the first three months of 2017, with quarterly venture funding again topping $500 million, according to a venture capital tracking report.

PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights reported more than 1,100 deals during the first quarter, with venture investments totaling $13.9 billion. Read more…

Inside Anodot’s Anomaly Detection System for Time-Series Data

Time-series data represents one of the most challenging data types for businesses and data scientists. The data sets are often very big, change continuously, and are time-sensitive by nature. One company that’s carving a path through this big data opportunity is Anodot, which focuses on using machine learning techniques to spot anomalies in time-series data, in real time. Read more…

Iguazio Re-Architects the Stack for Continuous Analytics

When it comes to modern big data architectures, you will typically find lots of different components, engines, and moving parts, each of which tackles part of the problem. One vendor with bold vision of re-architecting the stack with a more streamlined approach is Iguazio, which is building a singular product based on Flash that delivers continues analytics on big and fast data. Read more…