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New AI Chips to Give GPUs a Run for Deep Learning Money

Apr 24, 2017 |

CPUs and GPUs, move over. Thanks to recent revelations surrounding Google’s new Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), the computing world appears to be on the cusp of a new generation of chips designed specifically for deep learning workloads. Read more…

Rise Up and Meet the Data Science Competition

Apr 6, 2017 |

Data scientists love challenges. So when a group of data scientists get together, it’s natural that a little good-natured competition breaks out, to see who can best solve a particular challenge, for both ever-lasing glory and cash prizes. Read more…

Bringing Big Data and HPC Together

Mar 30, 2017 |

What does the intersection of big data and high performance computing look like? About 50 technology leaders from across industries got an exclusive glimpse during Tabor Communications’ inaugural LBD + EHPC event at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Read more…

Meet Ray, the Real-Time Machine-Learning Replacement for Spark

Mar 28, 2017 |

Researchers at UC Berkeley’s RISELab have developed a new distributed framework designed to enable Python-based machine learning and deep learning workloads to execute in real-time with MPI-like power and granularity. Read more…

Anatomy of a Hadoop Project Failure

Mar 17, 2017 |

Several years ago, the educational technology company Blackboard selected Apache Hadoop to run a new data analytics application designed to turn data exhaust into actionable insight. Months later, the failed project was cancelled, and Blackboard implemented a hosted relational data warehousing product instead. Read more…

News In Brief

Quantum Adds Global Smarts to StorNext File System

Apr 20, 2017 |

Companies that use Quantum’s StorNext platform to store massive amounts of data this week got a glimpse of new storage capabilities that should make it easier to access their data horde from anywhere in the world. Read more…

IBM Broadens Collaboration on Anaconda

Apr 17, 2017 |

IBM, which recently extended support for the Anaconda data science platform to its open source mainframe, takes another step this week by offering the data platform on its Cognitive Systems platform in collaboration with Anaconda developer Continuum Analytics. Read more…

U.N. Launches Climate Data Challenge

Mar 9, 2017 |Big data, data analytics, cloud and other environmental technology companies have signed up to support a United Nations-sponsored climate data challenge. U.N. Global Pulse, organizer of the big data initiative, and data storage vendor Western Digital Corp., announced a partnership on Thursday (March 9) to launch the "Data for Climate Action" challenge. Read more…

Google Buys Data Science Competition Site Kaggle

Mar 9, 2017 |Google has acquired Kaggle, a company that hosts data science competitions, the Web giant confirmed yesterday. Founded in 2010, Kaggle has hosted thousands of competitions pitting data scientists against one another in a race to elegantly solve tough machine learning challenges. More than 800,000 people have participated in Kaggle challenges, making it by far the biggest data science competition site. Read more…

Tamr’s Data Prep Platform Gains U.S. Patent

Feb 9, 2017 |A new approach for integrating large numbers of data sources using a combination of machine learning techniques along with human expertise has earned U.S. patent protection. Data preparation specialist Tamr Inc. said Thursday (Feb. 9) the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded a patent (US9,542,412) covering its "data unification" platform. Read more…

This Just In

Increasing Dependency on Big Data Repositories Fuels APA Market Growth

Apr 25, 2017 |

April 25, 2017 — According to Persistence Market Research report, titled “Global Market Study on Advanced and Predictive Analytics (APA) Software: Impelled by Deployment of Big Data Repositories”, the global advanced and predictive analytics (APA) software market is projected to exhibit a healthy CAGR of 8.6%, accounting for US$ 10,751.1 million in the forecast period from 2015 to 2020. Read more…

Research and Markets Announces Big Data Market in Homeland Security

Apr 14, 2017 |

DUBLIN, April 14, 2017 — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Big Data & Data Analytics Market in Homeland Security and Public Safety: 2017-2022” report to their offering. Read more…

Global Prescriptive Analytics Market: Trends Analysis & Forecasts to 2021

Apr 12, 2017 |

NEW YORK, April 11, 2017 — The prescriptive Analytics market is expected to grow from USD 1.20 Billion in 2016 to USD 4.72 Billion by the end of 2021, with a CAGR of 31.5% from 2016 to 2021. Read more…

Big Data Analytics for Oil & Gas Market Report 2017-2027

Apr 12, 2017 |

LONDON, April 12, 2017 — Continued industry interest in the application of big data analytics to the Oil & Gas sector has led visiongain to publish this timey report. Read more…

SAS Unites Data, Crowds to Solve Global Humanitarian Challenges

Apr 3, 2017 |

ORLANDO, Fla., April 3, 2017 — With limited resources, humanitarian and nonprofit organizations that house massive stores of data often lack the capacity to apply it to solve global crises. Read more…