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Inside IBM’s Rejiggered Watson Lineup

Apr 5, 2019 |

Think you know Watson? Think again, as IBM has made extensive changes to the lineup of AI and cognitive products and services that bears the name of its founder. Sumit Gupta, the VP of IBM’s AI, machine learning, and HPC efforts, walks Datanami through the Watson re-positioning. Read more…

What Makes Apache Spark Sizzle? Experts Sound Off

Mar 11, 2019 |

Apache Spark is one of the most popular open source projects in the world, and has lowered the barrier of entry for processing and analyzing data at scale. We asked some of the leaders in the big data space to give us their take on why Spark has achieved sustained success when so many other frameworks have fizzled. Read more…

Datanami Unveils 2019 People to Watch

Feb 13, 2019 |

As we look forward into 2019, a select group of leaders in Big Data have stepped ahead of the rest. In this fourth annual People to Watch feature, we’re offering our readers a look at some of the best and brightest minds in Big Data whose hard work, dedication, and contributions reach far beyond analytics, and are shaping the direction that technology is taking us as a people. Read more…

Data West Brings Technology Leaders to SDSC

Dec 6, 2018 |

Data and technology enthusiasts from around the world descended upon the San Diego Supercomputing Center (SDSC) for the third annual Data West conference, which is taking place this week on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. Read more…

Cloudera and Hortonworks to Merge in $5.2 Billion Deal

Oct 3, 2018 |

Cloudera and Hortonworks, the two leading companies backing Hadoop distributions and fierce head-to-head rivals,  today made the unlikely announcement that they plan to merge, creating a single company under the Cloudera banner that will focus on “edge to AI” Read more…

News In Brief

IBM’s Watson Retreat Highlights AI Shortcomings

Apr 22, 2019 |

Amid reports of declining sales and growing skepticism about the utility of machine learning for complex medical research, IBM will reportedly end sales of its Watson AI software used by pharmaceutical firms for new drug discovery. Read more…

Startup Trovares Brings HPC to Graph Analytics

Apr 15, 2019 |

A startup launched by HPC veterans is combining supercomputers and graph analytics to forge a new suite of tools for applications ranging from cyber security to scientific research.

Along with the launch of its xGT graph analytics tool, Seattle-based Trovares announced the close of a Series A funding round. Read more…

EU Ethics Rules Seek to Balance AI Risks, Benefits

Apr 12, 2019 |

European regulators continue to take the lead on a range of critical technology policy issues spanning data privacy and, now, “trustworthy” AI.

On the heels of its sweeping General Data Protection Regulation, considered by at least one observer as “the most significant change in privacy law in decades,” the European Union this week unveiled ethics guidelines for “building trust in human-centric AI.”

First and foremost, the EU framework emphasizes human oversight of AI development: Read more…

Toward ‘Biologically Plausible’ AI

Apr 9, 2019 |

In the latest attempt at understanding the mechanism(s) by which machines learn, and AI researcher and a neuroscientist probed for similarities in the computational properties between deep neural networks and human brain. Read more…

Intel Builds Analytics, Database Use Cases for Optane

Apr 4, 2019 |

Intel offered a list of use cases for its Optane DC persistent memory technology during a company event this week, including Twitter’s effort to scale its Hadoop clusters using Optane and SAP HANA’s database improvements focused on applications like machine learning and predictive analytics. Read more…

This Just In

Esri Partners with E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation to Establish Half-Earth Project Conservation Priorities

Jun 7, 2019 |

REDLANDS, Calif., June 7, 2019 — Esri, the global leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology, today announced its partnership with the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and will be providing the mapping and analytics capabilities of the ArcGIS platform to the foundation’s Half-Earth Project. Read more…

Snowflake Announces Data Exchange to Break Down Data Barriers

Jun 4, 2019 |

SAN FRANCISCO. June 4, 2019 — Snowflake, the only data warehouse built for the cloud, today announced an all-new shared data experience, the Snowflake Data Exchange, at Snowflake Summit, the company’s inaugural user conference. Read more…

Snowflake and Google Cloud Announce Strategic Partnership

Jun 4, 2019 |

SAN FRANCISCO, June 4, 2019 —  Snowflake, the data warehouse built for the cloud, today announced at Snowflake Summit an expansion in its product offering to integrate with Google Cloud Platform. Read more…

New Tool Facilitates Study of Genetic Variation in Terascale Genotypes

Apr 30, 2019 |

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 30, 2019 — In recent years, the market for direct-to-consumer genetic testing has exploded. The number of people who used at-home DNA tests more than doubled in 2017, most of them in the U.S. Read more…

Spectra Logic and Arcitecta Debut Joint Genomics Data Management Solution

Apr 17, 2019 |

BOSTON, April 17, 2019 — Spectra Logic and Arcitecta will be premiering the joint BlackPearl Converged Storage System and Mediaflux Genomic Data Management Solution in Booth #626 on April 16-18, and presenting “Metadata – The DNA of Your Life Sciences Data,” in the Solutions Theatre, on Thursday, April 18, from 1:25 to 1:45 p.m. Read more…

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