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Dr. Elephant Leads the Performance Parade

Jan 12, 2018 |

I started working on big data infrastructure in 2009 when I joined Cloudera, which at the time was a small startup with about 10 engineers. It was a fun place to work. Read more…

How AI Bolsters Job Recruiting with People Analytics

Jan 11, 2018 |

As the economy rumbles along and the unemployment rate hovers near historic lows, it can be increasingly more difficult to find the right people for the right job. That’s why companies are turning to an emerging technique called “people analytics” Read more…

Wrestling Data Chaos in Object Storage

Jan 10, 2018 |

It has become all so apparent that object storage is the cornerstone of the cloud and the resting place for just about any aspect of business, industry, and government data. Read more…

The Big Data Tech Inside the 2020 Census

Jan 9, 2018 |

The US Census Bureau is adopting the latest data processing technology to help with its upcoming 2020 Census, including the use of a large Hadoop cluster, real-time stream data processing, and advanced mapping and visualization products. Read more…

Why 2018 Will Be All About the Data

Jan 4, 2018 |

Since big data roared onto the public stage in 2012, we’ve seen an accelerating pace of technological progress and prowess. Along with it, tech trends have come and gone. Once a rising star, Hadoop is now settling into a supporting data role while AI now soaks up all the attention. Read more…

News In Brief

AI Investment Up, ROI Remains Iffy

Jan 18, 2018 |

Real-world applications for artificial intelligence are emerging in areas such as boosting the productivity of dispersed workforces. However, early adopters are still struggling to determine the return on initial AI investments, according to a pair of new vendor reports. Read more…

Google to Automate Machine Learning with AutoML Service

Jan 17, 2018 |

Organizations that want to get started with machine learning but are intimidated by the cost and complexity – not to mention the difficulty of finding data scientists — may be interested in a new service Google announced today called Google AutoML. Read more…

Adobe Adds Hadoop Link to Marketing Platform

Jan 17, 2018 |

Adobe Systems is expanding access to consumer and other external data on its Campaign platform with a connector to Hadoop.

The Hadoop connector to Adobe Campaign, the company’s digital marketing platform, expands access to big data that was ramped up with the release of connectors to Amazon Redshift (NASDAQ: Read more…

Demand For Software, Data Skills Remains Strong

Jan 16, 2018 |

Cloud giant Amazon Web Services and database leader Oracles are among the most popular employers for recent college graduates while software engineers head the list of highest paying jobs, according to a new employment survey. Read more…

Graph Databases Ascend to the Cloud

Jan 11, 2018 |

Bucking the trend toward open source databases, cloud vendors continue to promote proprietary graph databases that combine the ability to handle multiple data models with the distribution of data across different cloud regions. Read more…

This Just In

SAS Now Offering SAS Data Preparation

Jan 18, 2018 |

CARY, N.C.Jan. 18, 2018 — With 2.5 quintillion bytes of data being created every day, organizations need better ways to prepare it for analysis. Read more…

Actian Announces Multi-Platform Editions of Actian Zen Embedded Database Solution Family

Jan 18, 2018 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 18, 2018 — Actian, a hybrid data management, analytics and integration company, today announced new multi-platform editions of the industry leading Actian Zen Embedded database solution family designed to address the demanding scale-down and scale-out requirements of data-centric IoT solutions. Read more…

Usermind Raises $23.5M in Series C Round led by Northgate Capital

Jan 18, 2018 |

SEATTLEJan. 18, 2018 — Usermind has announced the close of a $23.5M Series C round led by Northgate Capital with follow-on investments from current investors Andreessen Horowitz, Menlo Ventures and CRV. Read more…

Zoomdata Introduces Smart Streaming

Jan 17, 2018 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 17, 2018 — Zoomdata, developers of a visual analytics platform for big and fast data, has announced several powerful new capabilities for the analysis of streaming data, smart tiering of analytic processing, and empowering end-users to achieve even faster time to insight. Read more…

Mapbox and CARTO Partner to Take Location Intelligence Mainstream

Jan 17, 2018 |

NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2018 — CARTO, a leader in location intelligence, announced a new partnership with Mapbox, a mapping and location data platform for developers, to advance the state of the art in the location intelligence industry. Read more…