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Why Anaconda’s Data Science Tent Is So Big–And Getting Bigger

Feb 16, 2017 |

With more than 13 million downloads to date, Anaconda is blossoming into a real phenomenon in a crowded data science field. What made the collection of mostly Python-based tools so popular to data hackers—a dedication to openness, interoperability, and innovation—is also the strategy behind Continuum Analytics’ Read more…

Why Deep Learning, and Why Now

Jan 30, 2017 |

Deep learning is all the rage today, as companies across industries seek to use advanced computational techniques to find useful information hidden across huge swaths of data. While the field of artificial intelligence is decades old, breakthroughs in the field of artificial neural networks are driving the explosion of deep learning. Read more…

When Big Data Isn’t Enough

Jan 26, 2017 |

The big data paradigm has changed how we make decisions. Armed with sophisticated machine learning and deep learning algorithms that can identify correlations hidden within huge data sets, big data has given us a powerful new tool to predict the future with uncanny accuracy and disrupt entire industries. Read more…

RISELab Takes Flight at UC Berkeley

Jan 24, 2017 |

UC Berkeley yesterday officially launched the RISELab, the successor to the highly successful AMPLab that produced superstar open source technologies like Apache Spark and Apache Mesos. There’s no telling what, if any, RISELab projects will strike a chord like Spark and Mesos did. Read more…

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…

News In Brief

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…

Wanted (Badly): Big Data Engineers

Feb 8, 2017 |

Big data engineers head a list of top IT jobs in 2017, second only in terms of salary range to Internet of Things architects and among the leaders with respect to available job openings over the last 12 months. Read more…

Behavior Analytics Looks to Leapfrog SIEMs

Jan 31, 2017 |

So-called “credentials-based attacks” on corporate and government networks using, for example, stolen passwords or other authentication mechanisms, are among the fastest growing cyber threats. However, skeptics are questioning the ability of traditional security information and event management (SIEM) systems to detect the use of stolen passwords or insider attacks. Read more…

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…

This Just In

UCLA Anderson Launches New Master of Science in Business Analytics

Feb 24, 2017 |

Feb. 24 — UCLA Anderson School of Management unveiled today its newest academic degree program, the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA). Through innovative curriculum designed specifically for the program, students will be prepared to extract business insights from the vast data available in the global marketplace. Read more…

Top Software Developers Tapped to Lead iRODS Consortium

Feb 9, 2017 |

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Feb. 9 — Two software development experts with nearly 30 years of combined experience have officially taken the lead roles in the iRODS Consortium, the membership-based foundation that leads development and support of the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS). Read more…

NCSA’s Cybersecurity and Data Expertise Engaged for ‘Smart State’ Initiative

Feb 2, 2017 |

Feb. 2 — The National Center for Supercomputing Applications’ (NCSA) world-renowned cybersecurity and large-scale data capabilities are being called upon to advance Illinois as the nation’s premier “Smart State.” On Thursday the state of Illinois and University of Illinois System announced a new partnership that will bring together next-generation technology and highly-skilled expertise to improve quality of life, grow the state’s economy and retain and attract residents. Read more…

UC Irvine Division of Continuing Education Announces New Online Python for Data Science Program

Jan 30, 2017 |

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 30 — With the increasing number of industries and applications adopting Python, the University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education (DCE) announced today a new online Python for Data Science, Web and Core Programming Specialized Studies Program. Read more…

University of Notre Dame Deploys Snowflake and Tableau

Jan 24, 2017 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 24 — Snowflake Computing, the data warehouse built for the cloud, and Tableau, a leading provider of rapid-fire business analytics, today announced that one of the nation’s leading undergraduate institutions, the University of Notre Dame, chose Snowflake and Tableau to determine who will be its next, likely donors. Read more…