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10 Key Big Data Trends That Drove 2017

Dec 13, 2017 |

2017 has come and (almost) gone. It was a memorable year, to be sure, with plenty of drama and unexpected happenings in terms of the technology, the players, and the application of big data and data science. Read more…

Why Deep Learning May Not Be So ‘Deep’ After All

Dec 12, 2017 |

Deep learning has given us tremendous new powers to spot patterns hidden in great globs of data. For some challenges, neural networks can even outperform top human experts. However, despite all the progress the new approach represents and the hope that it will lead us to actual artificial intelligence, there are big limits on the practical application of deep learning. Read more…

AI Excels at Detecting Pneumonia in X-Rays

Nov 16, 2017 |

You can add pneumonia detection to the list of things that artificial intelligence is now better at than humans.

A group of researchers at Stanford University’s Machine Learning Group this week published a paper demonstrating how they used a deep learning technique to train a computer to automatically detect instances of pneumonia from X-ray images with a higher degree accuracy than highly trained human radiologists. Read more…

This Concussion Protocol Runs on NoSQL

Nov 14, 2017 |

Wham! The receiver takes a huge helmet-to-helmet hit, courtesy of the opposing team’s strong safety. He gets up, wobbles a bit, and heads back to the huddle. But is it safe for him to return to the game? Read more…

Amazon S3 Dominance Spawns Storage Challengers

Sep 20, 2017 |

When it comes to storing data, Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) is a runaway success. With trillions of files under management spanning many exabytes worth of data, S3 is the largest digital storage system in the known universe. Read more…

News In Brief

IBM Object Storage Targets Compliance Data

Oct 9, 2017 |

IBM rolled out on-premises storage options this week targeting the management of regulatory data along with an object storage scaling capability billed as reducing hardware requirements.

The company said the object storage offerings address requirements in regulated industries such as health care for storing growing volumes of compliance data in company datacenters. Read more…

IBM Offers Cloud Storage Via UPS

Sep 18, 2017 |

The rise of streaming analytics, and with it ever-greater volumes of big data in motion, is prompting new ways to “transport” data that is increasing ending up in the cloud. Read more…

Iron Mountain Adds Cloud Data Management

Sep 12, 2017 |

Iron Mountain Inc., the data backup vendor, this week rolled out a cloud storage platform offering enterprises data protection and recovery capabilities. The hybrid data management scheme combines cloud storage with the ability to manage policies governing data access while accelerating the migration of ever-larger data sets to the cloud. Read more…

‘Database Learning’ Aims to Speed Queries

Aug 31, 2017 |

University researchers have developed a lightweight software tool that enables existing databases to learn from user queries, pinpointing requested data without starting from scratch on every query.

A University of Michigan team said theirs’ Read more…

Advice to AI Startups: Lift Veil on Algorithms

Aug 14, 2017 |

The hardheaded folks who advise investors on what technologies show promise and which are mostly smoke and mirrors are beginning to weigh in on much-hyped approaches such as machine learning. Read more…

This Just In

Cloudian, ScaleMatrix & OnRamp BioInformatics Speed Genomic Data Analysis

Jul 18, 2017 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., July 18, 2017 — Cloudian, Inc., a global leader in enterprise object storage systems, today announced it is working with ScaleMatrix and OnRamp BioInformatics to improve efficiencies of data analysis and storage for life sciences companies focused on human genomics. Read more…

ADS Weather Modeling Gets Boost from PSSC Labs

Jul 6, 2017 |

Fourth Annual MongoDB Innovation Award Winners Announced

Jun 1, 2017 |

NEW YORK and CHICAGO, June 1, 2017 — MongoDB, the database for giant ideas, today announced the 13 winners of the fourth annual MongoDB Innovation Awards. Read more…

IBM and the tranSMART Foundation Bring Translational Medicine Data to Scientists

May 23, 2017 |

BOSTON, Mass., May 23, 2017 —  (Bio-IT World Conference & Expo booth #232) – The tranSMART Foundation, a non-profit organization providing a global, open-source, open-data knowledge management platform for scientists to share pre-competitive translational research data, and IBM (NYSE: Read more…

Life Sciences and Medical Research Turn to Qumulo for Scale-Out Storage

May 23, 2017 |

SEATTLE, Wash., May 23, 2017 — Qumulo, the leader in modern scale-out storage, today announced that leading life sciences and medical research institutions are choosing Qumulo to accelerate their data-intensive workflows, including cancer and infectious disease research, genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics, microscopy and big data. Read more…