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Machine Learning: No Longer the ‘Fine China’ of Analytics, HPE Says

Aug 30, 2016 |

Machine learning has become a core component of companies’ analytic initiatives and is no longer the “fine china” only brought out for special occasions, according to a manager with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, which today announced that its Vertica analytics database now runs popular classes of machine learning algorithms. Read more…

9 Paths to a Data Science Interview

Aug 29, 2016 |

Springboard surveyed about 20 people about the hardest parts of the data science interview process as part of the research for our free guide to data science interviews. Surprisingly, the answer we got back had little to do with the technical questions we thought were the hardest. Read more…

3 Ways Big Data Is Being Used in IT

Aug 25, 2016 |

The big data revolution is transforming how business gets done across multi-trillion-dollar industries like financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail. Heck, even the Federal Government, with its nearly $4-trillion budget, is getting in on the act. Read more…

The SQL Service at the Heart of Amazon Kinesis Analytics

Aug 17, 2016 |

Amazon Web Services gave real-time application developers a boost last week when it unveiled Amazon Kinesis Analytics, a new service for continuously querying streaming data using good old SQL. The service hooks into the entire Kinesis suite available from AWS, but the core underlying technology was developed by a third-party vendor you might not be familiar with. Read more…

IoT May Fail Without the Design of Things

Aug 11, 2016 |

Nearly 20 years ago, I recall streaming data off of oil and gas wells in order to measure capacity, reserves, and shrink. For all intents and purposes, data was used used to manually repair a well by humans. Read more…

News In Brief

Altiscale Deal Would Boost SAP Hadoop Offerings

Aug 31, 2016 |

In a bid to enhance its enterprise cloud software offerings with expanded Hadoop services, SAP is reportedly acquiring big data analytics startup Altiscale Inc.

The web site VentureBeat.com reported late last week that SAP (NYSE: Read more…

Veritone, Cognitive Media Startup, Raises $50M

Aug 25, 2016 |

The developers of a “cognitive media platform” designed to render audio and video content and make the results searchable have closed a $50 million funding round.

Veritone Inc. Read more…

Bullish Forecast for Hadoop Services

Aug 25, 2016 |

Despite major market inroads being made by Apache Spark, a new forecast estimates the global market for the Hadoop big data framework will continue to grow at a healthy clip through 2021, fueled in part by growing enterprise demand for Hadoop services. Read more…

Another Self-Service Database Tool Emerges

Aug 23, 2016 |

The democratization of big data continues apace with a new self-service analytics tool that allows non-data scientists to query databases and get answers without formal training in, for example, SQL. Read more…

Search Engines Get a Machine Learning Boost

Aug 22, 2016 |

Online retailer eBay is attempting to extend its machine language capabilities beyond automatic language translation to e-commerce uses designed to make product searches more relevant. As automation improves, the company said one goal eliminating the search box. Read more…

This Just In

SAP Launches BW/4HANA

Aug 31, 2016 |

WALLDORF, Germany, Aug. 31 — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today unveiled SAP BW/4HANA, a next-generation data warehouse application for running a real-time digital enterprise. In addition to traditional on-premise deployment, the new solution will soon be available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service so companies can conveniently modernize their data warehousing environments and accelerate their digital journey into the cloud. Read more…

Qlik Expands Consulting Services With Accelerate Applications

Aug 30, 2016 |

RADNOR, Pa., Aug. 30 — Qlik, a leader in visual analytics, today announced the expansion of its Qlik Consulting Services with the addition of Qlik Accelerate, a Qlik Consulting service delivering applications designed and built by industry experts for real-life business scenarios. Read more…

PernixData and Calm.io to Join Nutanix Family

Aug 29, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 29 — Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced that PernixData and Calm.io will join the Nutanix family.

Nutanix has executed a definitive agreement to acquire PernixData, a pioneer in scale-out data acceleration and analytics. Read more…

Primary Data Enhances VMware SPBM and VM-Aware Storage With DataSphere

Aug 29, 2016 |

Aug. 29 — Primary Data today revealed that its newly available DataSphere platform is complementary to the Storage-Policy Based Management (SPBM) and VM-aware storage features of VMware vSphere.  Read more…

Primary Data Launches DataSphere

Aug 25, 2016 |

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Aug. 25 — At the VMworld 2016 U.S. conference next week, Primary Data is introducing its new DataSphere data orchestration platform to automate IT storage services and ensure applications meet business objectives by uniting enterprises’ Read more…