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Is Python Strangling R to Death?

Aug 15, 2019 |

As programming languages go, there’s no denying that Python is hot. Originally created as a general-purpose scripting language, Python somehow became the most popular language for data science. But is Python’s fame coming at the expense of R? Read more…

Re-Imagining Big Data in a Post-Hadoop World

Aug 12, 2019 |

In the big data battle for architectural supremacy, the cloud is clearly winning and Hadoop is clearly losing. Customers are shying away from investing in monolithic Hadoop clusters in favor of more nimble (if not less expensive) cloud platforms. Read more…

Big Data Yields Progress in Social Good

Aug 9, 2019 |

In addition to driving profitability and growth for business, big data holds the potential to improve people’s lives in more humanitarian ways. One company that’s doing more than most in this arena is IBM, which last month provided an update on the Science for Social Good initiative that it started three years ago. Read more…

Data Catalogs Seen as Difference Makers in Big Data

Aug 7, 2019 |

You can’t get insights using big data techniques without the data. That much is clear. But where, exactly, is the data you need? Where does it reside, and how can you get access to it? Read more…

What HPE Sees in MapR Technologies

Aug 5, 2019 |

Hewlett Packard Enterprises surprised the computing world this morning with the announcement that it has acquired the struggling data platform company MapR Technologies. In an interview with Datanami, Patrick Osborne, HPE’s vice president and general manager of big data and secondary storage, describes why the deal makes sense for the technology giant. Read more…

News In Brief

AWS Debuts PartiQL for Query Agnosticism

Aug 6, 2019 |

Amazon Web Services last week debuted partiQL, a new query language that’s agnostic to the type of database, format, or model that the underlying data is stored in. The language, which is based on SQL++, can be used to query data in relational databases as well as less structured systems, such as NoSQL databases and data lakes. Read more…

HPE Acquires MapR

Aug 5, 2019 |

MapR Technologies, the struggling distributor of a Hadoop-based platform that has been searching for a buyer for the past few months, today was acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprises. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read more…

Web-to-Cloud Migration Raising Attack Profiles

Aug 2, 2019 |

Most enterprise applications are being transported by cloud services, with only about 15 percent of company traffic currently being handle by traditional web services. A cloud security survey released this week notes that the marked shift to cloud services further underscores the need to layered IT security as more mission-critical applications are shifted to the cloud. Read more…

CDO 4.0 Arrives with Product Focus: Gartner

Jul 31, 2019 |

Harnessing data and analytics within the construct of impactful products will be the focus of the latest incarnation of the chief data officer, CDO 4.0, the Gartner Research Board announced today. Read more…

Microsoft Azure Looks to Secure ‘Data Estates’

Jul 29, 2019 |

Cloud giants continue to snap up data management and security startups as they add new capabilities aimed at enterprise customers in the midst of digital transitions.

The latest example is Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: Read more…

This Just In

Endemol Shine North America Selects Nexsan’s Storage Solution

Aug 13, 2019 |

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., August 13, 2019 – Nexsan, part of the StorCentric group and a global leader in unified storage solutions including archive and high-density storage, today announced that Endemol Shine North America has extended its investment in Nexsan technology, and enhanced its current Nexsan E-Series high density storage arrays with a Nexsan Unity unified storage solution.

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Streaming Analytics at the Edge With CyberRax Data Flow Pipeline

Aug 12, 2019 |

LAKE FOREST, CALIF., AUGUST 6, 2019 — PSSC Labs, a developer of custom High Performance Computing and Big Data computing solutions today announced the launch of a new product. The ability to ingest, transform and analyze data at the edge is the new IT frontier. Read more…

Geospock Partners with the Baltic Exchange to Bring Insights to Global Maritime Air Emissions

Aug 7, 2019 |

CAMBRIDGE, England, August 7, 2019 – GeoSpock, the Spatial Big Data company, has announced it will partner with the Baltic Exchange to build the world’s most advanced global maritime spatial database. Read more…

Stanford Researcher Develops Data Standards for Brain Imaging and Applies Computational Methods to Work

Aug 7, 2019 |

August 7, 2019 — In recent years, efforts to understand the workings of the mind have taken on new-found urgency. Not only are psychological and neurological disorders — from Alzheimer’s disease and strokes to autism and anxiety — becoming more widespread, new tools and methods have emerged that allow scientists to explore the structure of, and activity within, the brain with greater granularity. Read more…

Thomas Thurston, Venture Capitalist, Data Scientist and CTO at WR Hambrecht Ventures to Give Invited Talk at HPC and AI on Wall Street

Aug 7, 2019 |

August 7, 2019 — The newly refreshed HPC & AI on Wall Street conference has selected WR Hambrecht Partner and Chief Technology Officer, Thomas Thurston to give an invited talk titled, “Using Data Science and AI to Guide Investment Decisions.” HPC and AI on Wall Street takes place September 11-12, 2019 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Read more…

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