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Databricks, Talend Expand Cloud Access to Spark

Nov 15, 2018 |

Databricks and Talend, the cloud data integration vendor, are joining forces to help data jockeys scale their integration efforts using the Apache Spark analytics engine hosted on Talend’s cloud.

Databricks, the creators of Apache Spark, and Talend (NASDAQ: Read more…

Intel Aims to Simplify AI with ‘Neural Stick’ Update

Nov 14, 2018 |

Intel today unveiled an upgraded Neural Compute Stick that it claims will dramatically simplify the roll-out of neural network inference applications in drones, IoT, and edge devices.

It may look like a standard USB thumb drive, but the Neural Computer Stick 2 (NCS2) that Intel unveiled today at its AI conference in Beijing is much more than that. Read more…

Cloud Data Warehouse Gets New Analytics Interface

Nov 13, 2018 |

Analytics interface vendors continue to offer easy-to-use tools designed to allow more business users to query data, especially data increasingly stored in a growing number of cloud data warehouses. Among the goals is simplifying business intelligence to accelerate access to cloud data. Read more…

Red Hat Adds Kafka Streaming to OpenShift

Nov 12, 2018 |

Red Hat is adding data streaming capability to its OpenShift container platform with the addition of a distribution based on Apache Kafka.

AMQ Streams is described as a high-end data streaming tool built on Kafka stream processing. Read more…

Google Ups its AI Game

Nov 8, 2018 |

Google Cloud is rolling out an “AI Hub” supplying machine learning content ranging from data pipelines and TensorFlow modules. It also announced a new pipeline component for the Google-backed Kubeflow open-source project, the machine learning stack built on Kubernetes that among other things packages machine learning code for reuse. Read more…

Talend Buys Stitch for $60M

Nov 7, 2018 |

Stitch, a provider of integration services for loading cloud data warehouses, was snapped up by ETL software developer Talend today in a $60 million deal.

Stitch is a relatively small firm that was spun out of RJMetrics when that firm was acquired by Magento in 2017. Read more…

MapR Targets Cloudera-Hortonworks Customers with ‘Clarity’ Release

Nov 7, 2018 |

MapR Technologies went on the offensive today against its Hadoop rivals Hortonworks and Cloudera with the launch of a “Clarity” release of its MapR Converged Data Platform, as well as a new offer for a free big data assessment from its professional services team. Read more…

MemSQL Giving Away Database for Four-Node Clusters

Nov 6, 2018 |

Everybody likes free stuff. Today MemSQL announced that it’s getting into the free software market by giving away copies of its distributed relational database management system for clusters up to four nodes and 128GB of RAM. Read more…

AI Partners Shift Driverless Cars into High Gear

Nov 5, 2018 |

AI investments and deployment for driverless vehicles are speeding up, with another auto manufacturer partnering with a computer vision startup and an autonomous vehicle specialist deploying Nvidia’s Xavier platform.

Korean car maker Hyundai (OTCMKTS: Read more…

Rockset, SQL Cloud Service, Emerges from Stealth

Nov 1, 2018 |

An analytics and search startup launched by former Facebook engineers emerged from stealth mode this week with a cloud service that “runs SQL directly on raw data,” offering developers a quicker path from data to applications. Read more…

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