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Crawling the Web for Data and Profit

Feb 23, 2018 |

The Web serves as a vast, renewable resource for the most valuable thing in existence: data. However, getting useful data from the Web isn’t always an easy task. Luckily, there are a handful of open source and commercial solutions that can help you crawl the Web to feed your hungry algorithms with the freshest data. Read more…

DataTorrent Glues Open Source Componentry with ‘Apoxi’

Feb 22, 2018 |

Building an enterprise-grade big data application with open source components is not easy. Anybody who has worked with Apache Hadoop ecosystem technology can tell you that. But the folks at DataTorrent say they’ve found a way to accelerate the delivery of secure and scalable big data applications with Apoxi, a new framework they created to stitch together major open source components like Hadoop, Spark, and Kafka, in an extensible and pluggable fashion. Read more…

ParallelM Aims to Close the Gap in ML Operationalization

Feb 21, 2018 |

A startup named ParallelM today unveiled new software aimed at alleviating data scientists from the burden of manually deploying, monitoring, and managing machine learning pipelines in production.

Dubbed MLOps, ParallelM‘s software helps to automate many of the operational tasks required to turn a machine learning model from a promising piece of code running nn Spark, Flink, TensorFlow, or PyTorch processing engines into a secure, governed, and production-ready machine learning system. Read more…

Why Getting the Metrics Right Is So Important in Machine Learning

Feb 20, 2018 |

Armed with big data analytics, businesses now have the power to detect and act in very precise ways. But if a business is measuring the wrong piece of data — Read more…

Full ACID Support Means ‘Game Over’ for Relational, MongoDB Says

Feb 15, 2018 |

MongoDB today revealed that it’s now supporting multi-document ACID transaction guarantees with version 4.0 of its database. When it becomes generally available later this year, MongoDB says it will have eliminated the last hurdle preventing enterprises from moving off relational databases. Read more…

News In Brief

‘Dual-Use’ AI Poses New Security Threats

Feb 21, 2018 |

While the genie may already be out of the bottle, the rapid growth and broad availability of AI and machine learning technology along with a growing list of development tools is prompting critics to highlight future security concerns and the need to consider upfront the potential for malicious use of the technology. Read more…

AI, Big Data Are Meshing–and Disrupting

Feb 20, 2018 |

Data analytics, big data and artificial intelligence are widely seen by banks, manufacturers and technology firms are part of a “continuum” as they begin to derive value while girding for growing competition from data-driven startups. Read more…

Microsoft, Anaconda Expand Python Partnership

Feb 15, 2018 |

Microsoft and Python data science platform vendor Anaconda have extended their partnership by adding the software giant’s code editor to the latest Anaconda distribution.

The addition of Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code (VS Code) expands its support for the latest release of the Python data science platform, Anaconda 5.1. Read more…

Actian’s Data Update Scheme Earns U.S. Patent

Feb 14, 2018 |

A big data technology designed to enable real-time updates to analytic databases has earned a U.S. patent. The approach was developed by Dutch computer scientists, and the technology was eventually acquired by Actian Corp. Read more…

Time-Series Leader InfluxData Raises More Cash

Feb 13, 2018 |

Reflecting growing demand for time-series databases used to track everything from sensor data to application performance, InfluxData has completed a $35 million funding round led by Sapphire Ventures along with new investors Harmony Partners and three existing investors. Read more…

This Just In

SAS Expands Relationship with Belfius

Feb 5, 2018 |

CARY, N.C.Feb. 5, 2018 — After decades of collaboration, Belfius has expanded its relationship with SAS to build and execute its digital strategy.

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DataTorrent Launches Omni-Channel Payment Fraud Prevention Application

Aug 23, 2017 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 23, 2017 — DataTorrent, a big data analytics applications company and market leader in real-time, data-in-motion stream processing, announced today the availability of its DataTorrent Omni-channel Payment Fraud Prevention Application Suite in its newly enhanced DataTorrent AppFactory. Read more…

Mercator Advisory Group Releases AI Report

Aug 22, 2017 |

Aug. 22, 2017 — A new research report from Mercator Advisory Group titled Bringing AI into the Enterprise: A Machine Learning Primer provides an analysis of the impact machine learning will have on bank operations and payments and how it is already shifting consumer behavior. Read more…

ScaleOut Software Introduces Breakthrough in Stream Processing with v5.6

Aug 22, 2017 |

BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 22, 2017 — ScaleOut Software, a leading provider of in-memory computing software, today announced the version 5.6 release of its in-memory data grid and computing platform. Read more…

HSBC, IBM Develop Cognitive Solution to Digitize Global Trade

Aug 10, 2017 |

ARMONK, N.Y., Aug. 10, 2017 — HSBC, the world’s leading trade finance bank, is working with IBM (NYSE:IBM) to develop a cognitive intelligence solution combining optical character recognition with advanced robotics to make global trade safer and more efficient for thousands of businesses. Read more…