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TigerGraph Launches Cloud Database on AWS

Nov 27, 2018 |

A year after emerging from stealth mode, graph database startup TigerGraph is expanding its offerings to include a cloud database service that supports AI and machine learning applications.

The startup announced at Amazon Web Services’ (NASDAQ: Read more…

Global DataSphere to Hit 175 Zettabytes by 2025, IDC Says

Nov 27, 2018 |

The data we have now is huge. But size, it turns out, is a relative thing. And according to the IDC, the sum of the world’s data – the DataSphere — Read more…

Amazon Certifies Machine Learning Skills

Nov 26, 2018 |

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is releasing its two decades worth of machine learning expertise in the form of technical courses used to train its developers. Along with the training courses, the cloud giant said it is also launching a machine learning certification program to help developers demonstrate their abilities on a range of Amazon platforms and machine learning services. Read more…

Logz.io Adds Grafana For Incident Detection

Nov 26, 2018 |

Log analysis specialist Logz.io is launching a metrics application based on the Grafana open source tool used to crunch time-series data. The new metrics capability it being added to its flagship log analytics platform that combines machine learning with the open-source ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) log analyzer. Read more…

Databricks Upgrades Spark Support, Adds ML Runtime

Nov 19, 2018 |

Databricks announced support this week for the latest version of Spark, integrating it into its enterprise analytics platform. Along with support for version 2.4 of the stream processing framework integrated as part of Databricks’ latest runtime, the company also this week unveiled a new runtime feature aimed at simplifying deep learning. Read more…

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…

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