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How These Banking, Energy, and Pharma Firms Use Spark

Jan 20, 2017 |

Few frameworks have gained so much popularity as quickly as Apache Spark.  The open source technology may not be ubiquitous yet in the analytics world, but it’s fast approaching that point. Read more…

Tracking the Opioid-Fueled HIV Outbreak with Big Data

Dec 15, 2016 |

As the opioid epidemic spreads across the country, it leaves a trail of death and destruction in its wake. In the Midwest, needle use related to the epidemic is closely linked to a surge in HIV infections. Read more…

Unstructured Data Search Engine Has Roots in HPC

Nov 14, 2016 |

A search engine first developed in the HPC world to identify anomalies in biomedical images and then used by the military to track terrorists from UAV imagery is now being applied to the world’s vast supply of unstructured data, garnering the nickname “Facebook for Everything.” 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…

Elusive Seizure Signal the Subject of Kaggle Competition

Oct 24, 2016 |

Epilepsy is a debilitating neurological disease that impacts the lives of 1 to 2% of the world’s population, who generally have no idea when their next seizure will happen. Medical researchers who have been stumped so far in using brain-wave data to predict seizures in a large segment of the population are hopeful that a data science competition at Kaggle will point them in the right direction. Read more…

News In Brief

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…

Graph Query Engine Claims Record

Dec 9, 2016 |

Cambridge Semantics, the graph-based provider of analytics and data management services, claimed a benchmark record this week for database query performance running on a public cloud platform.

The Boston-based analytics vendor said Wednesday (Dec. Read more…

Data Platform Seeks to Cut Soaring Rx Drug Costs

Nov 28, 2016 |

A cloud-based data management platform designed to straighten out what critics say is the mess that is the current approach to managing drug benefits got a boost when ex-Apple CEO John Sculley joined the cause. 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…

This Just In

Zettaset Boosts Big Data Protection for IBM Power Systems servers with Enterprise-Class Encryption for Hadoop and NoSQL Databases

May 20, 2015 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 20, – Zettaset, a leader in Big Data security, today announced it has successfully completed integration of Zettaset’s Big Data Encryption software solution, BDEncrypt™, with IBM’s Power Systems scale-out servers running Linux. Read more…

PSC to Provide HPC Resources for Pitt Big Data Project

Oct 9, 2014 |

Oct. 9 — The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Pittsburgh an $11 million, four-year grant to lead a Big Data to Knowledge Center of Excellence, an initiative that will help scientists capitalize more fully on large amounts of available data and to make data science a more prominent component of biomedical research. Read more…