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‘Open Hybrid’ Initiative Targets Big Data Workloads

Sep 10, 2018 |

Hortonworks, IBM and Red Hat today announced they’re banding together to build a consistent hybrid computing architecture for big data workloads. Dubbed the Open Hybrid Architecture Initiative, the program pledges simplicity of deployment and freedom of movement for data apps. Read more…

AI Enlisted to Secure Apps

Sep 6, 2018 |

An application security testing specialist is adding automated verification to its app scanning platform.

WhiteHat Security said this week the addition of AI-enabled verification to its application security testing framework would help developers accelerate deployment of secure web applications. Read more…

SQream Boasts 15x Speedup for GPU Data Warehouse

Sep 5, 2018 |

Because it runs on GPUs, SQreamDB was already fast. But the company says with today’s launch of SQreamDB 3.0, it can process queries up to 15 times faster, which will allow customers to get answers to tough business questions in minutes instead of days. Read more…

Arcadia Data Looks to Streamline Big Data Search

Sep 4, 2018 |

Since emerging in June 2015, Arcadia Data has steadily upgraded its native Hadoop visual analytics platform to its latest hybrid iteration running both on the open-source framework and the cloud that now includes search-based business intelligence and analytics. Read more…

New Open-Source Projects Emerge for Machine Learning

Aug 30, 2018 |

Two open-source projects contributed by Chinese tech giants Baidu and Tencent will focus on machine and deep learning advances with the long-term goal of making the AI technologies easier to use while advancing cloud services using deep learning frameworks. Read more…

‘Visual DNA’ Effort Looks to Outdo Deep Neural Nets

Aug 29, 2018 |

A new AI initiative aims to catalog about 1 million high-resolution images according to their “visual DNA” using supercomputer-powered vision and an emerging technique called volume learning.

The Visual Genomes Foundation said this week it is launching the “public global catalog” project to enable new AI applications. Read more…

‘Dark Data’ Continues to Stymie Analytics Efforts

Aug 29, 2018 |

Not only is there way too much data flying around organizations, but those charged with keeping track of it often don’t know where critical data is located. What’s more, new European data privacy rules are making that task harder. Read more…

Cloudian Sees $94M for Object Funding

Aug 29, 2018 |

One of Cloudian’s customers has 80 petabytes data under management on Cloudian’s object storage software, which would qualify as “big data” in most people’s dictionaries. Now the San Mateo, California company has another big number to share: Read more…

Gartner Sees AI Democratized in Latest ‘Hype Cycle’

Aug 27, 2018 |

Democratized artificial intelligence is one of five trends driving Gartner’s latest Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, which it updates this month, as it traditionally does during the month of August. Read more…

Spotting Bugs in a Searchable Code Database

Aug 23, 2018 |

A stealthy developer of a software analytics engine designed for scanning code to spot security holes and programming glitches surfaced this week with a pair of investors and a strategy for making code searchable in a database. Read more…

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