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Flink: Worth a Second Look

Sep 16, 2016 |

The big data ecosphere has evolved to the point where there are clear technology leaders. In the category of SQL engines that run on Hadoop, Hive and Spark are clearly the dominant products among open source developers. Read more…

SAS Goes Back to the Future of Cognitive Computing with Viya

Sep 13, 2016 |

SAS yesterday unveiled plans to bolster its entire product lineup under the new Viya architecture with hefty doses of cognitive computing in an effort to make the software easier to use, more responsive to human input, and able to learn from experience. Read more…

Unraveling Hadoop and Spark Performance Mysteries

Sep 13, 2016 |

What do you do when your Spark or Hive job runs like molasses? If you’re like most end-users who lack in-depth technical skills, the answer is “not much.” Now a startup named Unravel Data is working to show you what’s actually going on in the cluster, and provide some configuration recommendations and automatic fixes as well. Read more…

How Smart Lives Will Flow from Insight Streams

Sep 6, 2016 |

In the future, we’ll be surrounded with smart devices that anticipate our wants and needs by capturing and interpreting various streams of data in real time. This vision of so-called “insight streams” Read more…

How Big Data Can Optimize Global Shipping

Aug 31, 2016 |

The shipping industry is the lifeblood of the world economy, moving 90% of merchandise valued at over $19 trillion in 2014, according to the World Trade Organization. However, the forecasts relied on by many shipping companies leave something to be desired. Read more…

News In Brief

Oracle Bolsters Cloud Gambit With Expanded Analytics

Sep 21, 2016 |

As it looks to challenge public cloud leader Amazon Web Services, Oracle Corp. is rolling out an analytics package spanning data services, applications and infrastructure.

Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) unveiled its analytics cloud this week during a company event used by company cofounder and CTO Larry Ellison to declare the database giant was taking on AWS (NASDAQ: 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…

AI Initiative Targets Medical Apps

Aug 8, 2016 |

An artificial intelligence initiative launched last week seeks to weave predictive AI technology into emerging health and “wellness” products.

According to initiative organizers, medAI seeks to move beyond “button pushing and impersonal automation scenarios” Read more…

Machine Learning on Track with Rail Trials

Jul 20, 2016 |

Boasting one of the most advanced rail networks in the world, Japan is investigating the use of artificial intelligence and a machine learning technology approach that would attempt to add what promoters call a “train time delay” Read more…

CEO Survey Finds Data Distrust

Jul 12, 2016 |

Despite widespread corporate adoption of big data and analytics tools along with exponential advances in analytics technology, a new survey by respected consulting firm finds that only one-third of CEOs polled have a high level of trust in the accuracy of their data or the analytics tools used to crunch it. Read more…

This Just In

MemSQL Launches New Book on Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning

Sep 7, 2016 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 7 — MemSQL, provider of the fastest database platform for real-time analytics, today announced the release of an O’Reilly Media, Inc. book titled, The Path to Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning. Read more…

MemSQL to Showcase Predictive Analytics for Global Supply Chain Management

Aug 10, 2016 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 10 — MemSQL, provider of the fastest database platform for real-time analytics, today announced that it is exhibiting and presenting at the Gartner Catalyst Conference beginning Monday, August 15 in San Diego, California. Read more…

Dataiku DSS 3.1 Unveiled

Aug 1, 2016 |

Aug. 1 — Dataiku, the maker of the all-in-one predictive analytics software platform Dataiku Data Science Studio (DSS), has today announced the release of Dataiku DSS 3.1, which adds additional external integrations, an improved UX interface, 5 visual machine learning engines, and now enables transformations in Apache Spark’s native language, Scala.  Read more…

New Capabilities Announced for Alteryx Analytics Platform

Jun 28, 2016 |

June 28 — Alteryx, Inc., the leader in self-service data analytics, announced today new capabilities in its Alteryx Analytics platform that allow data analysts of all skill levels to deliver powerful predictive insights, harness big data analytic performance, and improve analytic understanding using a code-free, intuitive interface. Read more…

IBM and Acxion to Help Data Scientists Make More Accurate Predictions

Jun 21, 2016 |

ARMONK, N.Y., June 21 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Acxiom (NASDAQ: ACXM) today announced a planned alliance designed to empower data scientists to make faster and more accurate predictions by providing powerful analytics tools and curated data. Read more…