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What 2017 Will Bring: 10 More Big Data Predictions

Jan 4, 2017 |

2017 is finally here. But what will the New Year bring? We leave that up to our crack team of industry prognosticators, who have taken it upon themselves to issue a range of predictions for the field they know best: Read more…

How AI Will Spoof You and Steal Your Identify

Dec 5, 2016 |

People generally appreciate how the new wave of artificial intelligence-powered chatbots from Web giants can perform basic online tasks on our behalf. Who doesn’t like having the ability to order a large pepperoni pizza by speaking five words into a smartphone? Read more…

Trump Victory: How Did the National Polls Get It So Wrong?

Nov 9, 2016 |

As Donald Trump celebrates his stunning victory in last night’s presidential election, professional pollsters are waking up and asking themselves: How did we get it so wrong?

Nearly all the national polls showed Hillary Clinton winning the presidency in the weeks before the election. Read more…

Data Analytics in Higher Education: A Mixed Bag

Nov 1, 2016 |

Like many companies in the United States, American universities are looking to big data to give them a competitive edge in attracting, educating, retaining, and ultimately graduating students. However, the actual application of data analytics is not balanced across the board, and in some cases is actually hurting students, a new report suggests. Read more…

RISELab Replaces AMPLab with Secure, Real-Time Focus

Oct 31, 2016 |

UC Berkeley AMPLab will shut its doors in December after six years of delivering major technological innovations like Apache Spark, Apache Mesos, and Alluxio. Taking its place is the RISELab, which will focus its efforts on delivering a secure real-time decision stack, dubbed SRDS. Read more…

News In Brief

Clemson Software Optimizes Big Data Transfers

Jan 12, 2017 |

Data-intensive science is not a new phenomenon as the high-energy physics and astrophysics communities can certainly attest, but today more and more scientists are facing steep data and throughput challenges fueled by soaring data volumes and the demands of global-scale collaboration. Read more…

Big Genomics Data Gets a Storage Boost

Jan 5, 2017 |

Bio-processor developer Edico Genome is collaborating with storage specialist Dell EMC to bundle computing and storage platform for analyzing gene-sequencing data.

The partners said this week the platform will be based on Edico Genome’s DRAGEN processor that uses an FPGA for hardware acceleration. Read more…

Data, Security Frameworks Emerge For IoT

Dec 13, 2016 |

The U.S. requires a national strategy to coordinate private sector efforts to deploy the Internet of Things (IoT) that includes data security and interoperability standards, according to a report released this week by the Center for Data Innovation. Read more…

Survey: Analytics Access Up, Adoption Down

Nov 15, 2016 |

Despite broader access to self-service business intelligence tools, enterprise adoption continues to decline, creating what a new industry survey argues is a growing need for “embedded analytics” in which tools and data are integrated with business applications. Read more…

Challenge: Automating Extraction of Mapping Data

Nov 14, 2016 |

A technology competition sponsored by commercial satellite imagery vendor DigitalGlobe will seek to advance development of machine- and deep-learning algorithms that would be applied to geospatial data for automated mapping. Read more…

This Just In

NERSC Selects Six Teams to Participate in NESAP for Data Program

Jan 19, 2017 |

Jan. 19 — Following a call for proposals issued last October, NERSC has selected six science application teams to participate in the NERSC Exascale Science Applications Program for Data (NESAP for Data) program. Read more…

Indiana University and Partners Announce New 100 Gbps Transatlantic Link

Jan 17, 2017 |

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Jan. 17 — Research flowing between the United States, Europe and Africa got a significant boost early this year when Indiana University and its partners flipped the switch on a new 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps) transatlantic link. Read more…

GGU Now Accepting Applications for New Master’s Degree in Business Analytics

Jan 6, 2017 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 6 — Golden Gate University (GGU) is now accepting applications for a new master’s degree in Business Analytics (MSBA), which focuses on the application of data analytics to solve real-world business problems. Read more…

Cloudera Introduces Updated Lineup of Training Courses

Dec 7, 2016 |

Dec. 7 — Cloudera, the global provider of the fastest, easiest, and most secure data management and analytics platform built on the latest open source technologies, today announced an updated lineup of training courses and performance-based certification exams for data analysts, database administrators, and developers. Read more…

NVIDIA Releases Deep Learning Teaching Kit

Dec 5, 2016 |

Dec. 5 — With demand for graduates with AI skills booming, we’ve released the NVIDIA Deep Learning Teaching Kit to help educators give their students hands on experience with GPU-accelerated computing. Read more…