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First Look at Scio, a Scala API for Apache Beam

Nov 15, 2017 |

Apache Beam has emerged as a powerful new framework for building and running batch and streaming applications in a unified manner. In its first iteration, it offered APIs for Java and Python. Read more…

Faking It: Dealing with Counterfeits in the Age of AI

Nov 13, 2017 |

The news isn’t the only thing being faked these days. Thanks to cutting edge machine learning techniques, it’s easier than ever for people to generate counterfeit videos, audio recordings, and signatures. Read more…

How to Make Deep Learning Easy

Nov 9, 2017 |

Deep learning has emerged as a cutting-edge tool for training computers to automatically perform activities like identifying stop signs, detecting a person’s emotional state, and spotting fraud. However, the level of technological complexity inherent in deep learning is quite daunting. Read more…

AI Spending Set to Skyrocket, So What’s the Holdup?

Nov 8, 2017 |

If your business is investing in artificial intelligence (AI), congratulations — it shows understanding of the potential risks and rewards associated with the emergence of this powerful new technology. While billions of dollars are going into AI, there are still considerable barriers preventing enterprises from getting where they want to be. Read more…

African Hospitals Go Digital with NoSQL and Mobile Tech

Nov 7, 2017 |

In many parts of Africa, patient health records are still a paper-based affair, which greatly hinders the capability of public health officials to track the spread of diseases like Ebola, let alone allow a nurse to access a single patient’s health history. Read more…

News In Brief

Distributed PostgreSQL Settling Into Cloud

Nov 16, 2017 |

Organizations that want the scalability of a distributed PostgreSQL database but don’t want the hassle of managing it themselves may be interested in the latest news from Citus Data, which today unveiled new options for its hosted, scale-out relational database. Read more…

Algorithmia Aims AI Layer at ‘Last Mile’ Problem

Nov 16, 2017 |

It has been asserted that the algorithm has overtaken traditional software code as the driving force behind the AI Era. On the assumption that assertion is accurate, startups are beginning to offer tools for building what one refers to as “algorithm portfolios” Read more…

Splunk Competitor Raises Cash, Rolls New Tools

Nov 15, 2017 |

Logz.io, the log analysis startup, has raised additional cash that will be used to apply artificial intelligence techniques to help reduce the amount of stored and analyzed data while improving the quality of business insights. Read more…

What AI Taketh, It Could Also Create

Nov 13, 2017 |

AI in general and cognitive technologies specifically are seen by a majority of enterprises not as a job killer but rather as a business imperative through which any job losses could be offset by a retooling of the digital workforce, a new survey finds. Read more…

Data Catalogs Scale in the Cloud

Nov 10, 2017 |

Data cataloging software for Hadoop and other big data systems emerged as a hot item at last year’s Strata + Hadoop World Expo.

Among the proponents of data cataloging, which is designed to help classify and organize most everything thrown into data lakes, is Waterline Data. Read more…

This Just In

Splunk Inc. Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results

Nov 17, 2017 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 17, 2017 — Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) has announced results for its fiscal third quarter ended October 31, 2017.

Third Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenues were $328.7 million, up 34% year-over-year.
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DriveScale Fall Edition 2017 Delivers Key Customer-Driven Advancements in its Software Composable Infrastructure

Nov 16, 2017 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 16, 2017 — DriveScale, a leader in delivering Software Composable Infrastructure (SCI) for modern workloads, today announced the release of the Fall Edition 2017. Driven by the DriveScale Customer Council and customer deployments, the latest version features several key advancements. Read more…

Wipro Launches Industry-Specific Solutions as Extensions to SAP Leonardo

Nov 16, 2017 |

CUPERTINO, Calif. & BANGALORE, India, Nov. 16, 2017 — Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced the launch of industry-specific solutions on SAP Leonardo. Read more…

Axway Empowers Organizations to Meet Evolving Customer Expectations

Nov 15, 2017 |

PARIS, Nov. 15, 2017 —  Axway (Euronext: AXW.PA), a catalyst for digital transformation, today announced significant enhancements across AMPLIFY, a data integration and engagement platform, that enable business managers, IT professionals and developers to innovate faster, increase efficiency and reduce business risk. Read more…

Hitachi Develops Open Source Software Based Big Data Analytics Technology to Increase Speed By Up to 100 Times

Nov 15, 2017 |

TOKYO, Nov 15, 2017 — Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) today announced the development of the technology increasing the speed of big data analytics on an open source software Hadoop-based distributed data processing platform(1) (Hadoop platform) by a maximum of 100 times that of a conventional system. Read more…