Exabytes Hit the Road with AWS Snowmobile

Exabytes Hit the Road with AWS Snowmobile

Big data, meet your big rig. Amazon Web Services took containerization technology to new levels yesterday when it unveiled plans to use 45-foot trailers equipped with scads of disk and fast fiber optic connections to help customers upload 100 petabytes of data into the cloud. Read more…

Amazon Adds AI, SQL to Analytics Arsenal

Amazon Adds AI, SQL to Analytics Arsenal

By any measure, Amazon Web Services is already a monster in the field of analytics via pre-built Hadoop, Redshift, Kinesis, and deep learning services. Read more…

Should Your Analytics Be ‘Real-Time’?

Should Your Analytics Be ‘Real-Time’?

It’s widely acknowledged that the quicker an organization can collect, analyze and act on data the more of an advantage they will have in the marketplace. Read more…

Elastic Stack Searches for Bigger Data Problems

Elastic Stack Searches for Bigger Data Problems

Elastic is best known as the commercial vendor behind Elasticsearch, the open source search engine that’s widely used around the world. Read more…

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Big Data Financial Update (Dec. 2016)

In our latest recurring feature, we’ll provide you with financial highlights from companies in the Big Data industry. Check back in regularly for an updated list with the most pertinent fiscal information. Read more…

AWS Reaches Out to the Edge in Vegas

Amazon Web Services scaled up its edge computing initiative with a series of new services unveiled at the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas this week, including a new AWS Greengrass framework for off-network processing of IoT data, and an extension of the AWS Lambda service for edge computing. Read more…

Attention Shoppers: You’re Being Analyzed

Commerce Signals, developer of a bridge platform designed to connect advertisers and publishers with data from financial institutions, announced a partnership this week that combines transaction with location data so retailers can understand customers’ “purchase journey.” Read more…

Multi-Cloud Strategy Begets Data Connector

As more enterprises adopt so-called multi-cloud strategies, data management specialists are offering platforms that allow users to access data across different public clouds and web services. Cloud platform vendor Treasure Data has sought to expand that concept to include a data workflow manager designed to transfer and analyze data across major public clouds. Read more…

Birst Dishes Up Data Prep, ML Automation, and More

Groups of data scientists and regular users will be able to collaboratively prepare and share their data for analysis with the latest release of Birst’s analytics platform. Version 6 of the company’s suite also adds more automated smarts through tactical applications of machine learning, and extends the company’s advancements in lineage tracking. Read more…

Data Platform Seeks to Cut Soaring Rx Drug Costs

A cloud-based data management platform designed to straighten out what critics say is the mess that is the current approach to managing drug benefits got a boost when ex-Apple CEO John Sculley joined the cause. Read more…

How Retailers Use Big Data to Gobble Up Sales

Billions of dollars will be spent this weekend as the Thanksgiving holiday gives way to Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the beginning of the end-of-the-year shopping extravaganza. For retailers eager to get “back in the black,” Read more…

Baidu Ups AI Ante With Deep Learning Release

Chinese search giant Baidu Inc. is publicly releasing Chinese language APIs for its primary speech technologies as it and rivals continue to open up their portfolios of AI-based deep learning technologies.

The Beijing-based company (NASDAQ: Read more…

5 Ways to Optimize Your Cloud Storage ROI

Every day, machine data or data gathered from the Internet of Things (IoT) data is continuously produced by almost every process businesses run, including storage, applications, servers, networks, sensors and security systems. By 2020, IDC projects that more than 40 percent of all data will be machine generated. Read more…

Embattled Redshift Gets Analytics Backing

Amazon Web Services’ Redshift data warehouse service got some much needed support this week with a partnership between a data management for analytics specialist and a tool developer aimed at helping RedShift users automate their analytics infrastructure. Read more…

Text Analytics and Machine Learning: A Virtuous Combination

The world of big data analytics is incredibly diverse, and people are coming up with new analytic tools and techniques every day. But one particularly productive combination that should not be overlooked involves the use of text analytics and machine learning. Read more…

A Peek Inside DataStax’s New Cloud Strategy

DataStax revealed this week that it’s getting into the Apache Cassandra cloud business with the acquisition of DataScale. While the cloud pivot certainly diversifies DataStax’s business, some speculate it may be a response to its dispute with the Apache Software Foundation. Read more…

Why You Need a Data Science Platform

Advanced analytics and predictive modeling are now essential to businesses looking to optimize decision making and deliver value to customers. But even as organizations invest more resources in big data and data science, executives are not yet realizing their anticipated return on investment. Read more…