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Cloudera Unveils Altus to Simplify Hadoop in the Cloud

May 24, 2017 |

Running Hadoop, whether on-premise or in the cloud, is neither simple nor easy. Administrators with specialized skills are needed to configure, manage, and maintain the clusters for their clients, who are data scientists, engineers, and analysts. Read more…

How to Build a Big Data Culture

May 24, 2017 |

Data has become a critical corporate asset for keeping a competitive edge in the market and making smarter decisions company-wide. In the NewVantage survey, 46.6% of executives express the view that their firm may be at risk of major disruption in the coming decade. Read more…

Google/ASF Tackle Big Computing Trade-Offs with Apache Beam 2.0

May 19, 2017 |

Trade-offs are a part of life, in personal matters as well as in computers. You typically cannot have something built quickly, built inexpensively, and built well. Pick two, as your grandfather would tell you. Read more…

Committers Talk Hadoop 3 at Apache Big Data

May 18, 2017 |

The upcoming delivery of Apache Hadoop 3 later this year will bring big changes to how customers store and process data on clusters. Here at the annual Apache Big Data show in Miami, Florida, a pair of Hadoop project committers from Cloudera shared details on how the changes will impact YARN and HDFS. Read more…

The Motivation for Native Graph Databases

May 17, 2017 |

Building a dependable database management system is a difficult task. We must be aware of the design trade-offs in the construction of a database management system and understand how those trade-offs impact end-user problems that we want to help solve. Read more…

News In Brief

Pepperdata Takes On Spark Performance Challenges

May 24, 2017 |

Apache Spark has revolutionized how big data applications are developed and executed since it emerged several years ago. But troubleshooting slow Spark jobs on Hadoop clusters is not an easy task. Read more…

Nvidia’s Huang Sees AI ‘Cambrian Explosion’

May 24, 2017 |

The processing power and cloud access to developer tools used to train machine-learning models are making artificial intelligence ubiquitous across computing platforms and data framework, insists Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. Read more…

Largest Tech Fund Targets AI

May 22, 2017 |

A huge private equity fund launched over the weekend by Japan’s Softbank Group and a Saudi sovereign wealth fund targets artificial intelligence and other technologies while giving the new $93 billion fund the option of acquiring a larger stake in processor maker ARM Ltd. Read more…

GE Invests on Data Prepper Tamr

May 19, 2017 |

The investment arm of GE, a steady customer of startup Tamr Inc., has made a strategic investment in the data preparation platform vendor and placed a director on its board of directors. Read more…

‘Cloud TPU’ Bolsters Google’s ‘AI-First’ Strategy

May 18, 2017 |

Google fleshed out its artificial intelligence efforts during its annual developers conference this week with the roll out of an initiative called Google.ai that serves as a clearinghouse for machine learning research, tools and applications designed to help automate AI development. Read more…

This Just In

IBM to Train Accounting and Finance Professionals in AI and Data Science

May 18, 2017 |

ARMONK, N.Y., May 18, 2017 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) today announced a partnership to modernize the accounting profession and prepare accounting and finance professionals for future skills in artificial intelligence (AI), Big Data and cognitive computing. Read more…

Information Builders Gives Credit Unions and Community Banks an Analytics Advantage

May 8, 2017 |

NEW YORK, May 8, 2017 — Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that it is helping credit unions and community banks position themselves more competitively against their national and global counterparts through analytics, visualization, and powerful data-driven insights. Read more…

Kx Powers Large-Scale In-Memory Research at Squarepoint Capital

Apr 26, 2017 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 26, 2017 — Kx Systems, a subsidiary of First Derivatives (FD) plc, announces that Squarepoint Capital, a global systematic investment manager, has significantly expanded its use of Kx technology for investment research. Read more…

NICE Actimize Launches ActimizeWatch, a Fraud Analytics Optimization Solution

Apr 19, 2017 |

HOBOKEN, N.J., April 19, 2017 — NICE Actimize, a NICE (Nasdaq:NICE) business and the industry’s largest and broadest provider of a single financial crime, risk, and compliance software platform for the financial services industry has introduced ActimizeWatch, a cloud-based, fraud analytics optimization solution that uses consortium data to detect fraud-related attacks before they spread from one financial services organization to another. Read more…

Cloudera Selected by mBank to Manage Big Data Demands

Mar 8, 2017 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 8 — Cloudera, the provider of the leading global platform for machine learning and advanced analytics built on the latest open source technologies, today announced that the fourth largest bank in Poland, mBank, has selected Cloudera to manage the company’s big data demands. Read more…