News in Brief

Data Mapping Approach Gains More Funding

Sep 19, 2017 |

The need for speed in aggregating data from different sources is attracting the attention of technology investors who are looking for new approaches to mapping structured and unstructured data in real time and at scale while eliminating the need for data modeling. Read more…

IBM Offers Cloud Storage Via UPS

Sep 18, 2017 |

The rise of streaming analytics, and with it ever-greater volumes of big data in motion, is prompting new ways to “transport” data that is increasing ending up in the cloud. Read more…

Pivotal Takes Greenplum to the Cloud

Sep 14, 2017 |

Pivotal, the software developer that repositioned its core products in 2015 as open source, rolled out the latest version of its Greenplum platform this week with an eye toward enabling analytics on multi-cloud deployments. Read more…

AWS Partner Ryft Leverages Cloud FPGAs

Sep 13, 2017 |

As more data moves to the cloud, analytics vendors are also embracing new cloud technologies designed to boost performance for emerging workloads such as business intelligence.

With that in mind, analytics specialist Ryft Systems Inc. Read more…

Iron Mountain Adds Cloud Data Management

Sep 12, 2017 |

Iron Mountain Inc., the data backup vendor, this week rolled out a cloud storage platform offering enterprises data protection and recovery capabilities. The hybrid data management scheme combines cloud storage with the ability to manage policies governing data access while accelerating the migration of ever-larger data sets to the cloud. Read more…

Alteryx Tools Aims to Speed Model Deployment

Sep 12, 2017 |

Data analytics vendors continue to push deeper into organizations with tools designed to address the pressing problem of actually getting predictive models deployed into business operations.

Among those promoting the rise of the “citizen data scientist” Read more…

Data Migration Speed Bump Smoothed

Sep 8, 2017 |

Fast growth was a both blessing and a curse for Kronos and its cloud-based payroll software service. But thanks to a solution that helped automate migration of clients’ existing payroll data into the cloud, the road looks clear for expansion. Read more…

ML Toolkit Aims to Ease Data Scientists’ Pain

Sep 7, 2017 |

As the AI services ecosystem expands, vendors are offering automation tools designed to make life easier for embattled data scientists through toolkits used to build machine and deep learning models, and then move those trained models to production. Read more…

RDBMS Remains Popular As Data Sources Grow

Sep 6, 2017 |

As the number and variety of data sources continues to explode along with proliferation of third party APIs used to connect it, data repositories such as relational databases continue to thrive while emerging software services and tools are accelerating the shift to “open analytics,” Read more…

Putin: Who Controls AI “Will Be Ruler of the World”

Sep 1, 2017 |

AI alarmism took on a geopolitical cast today as Russian President Vladimir Putin asserted that whoever is first to build breakthrough artificial intelligence technology will have world domination.

According to a story published by the Associated Press, Putin spoke before a meeting with students in Moscow today and warned that “the one who becomes the leader in this sphere will be the ruler of the world,” Read more…