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Dremio Emerges from Stealth with Multi-Threat Middleware

Jul 19, 2017 |

If your business analysts are struggling to connect, prepare, and query data from multiple sources in a timely and cost effective manner, you might be interested in learning about Dremio, a new open source software company that officially emerged from stealth today. Read more…

Cataloging Alation’s Growth Potential

Jul 18, 2017 |

Super-fast processors and snappy visualizations may elicit “oohs” and “ahhs” from the big data masses. But here’s the thing: the best analytics setup isn’t worth a dime if you can’t find the right data to analyze in the first place. Read more…

GDPR: Say Goodbye to Big Data’s Wild West

Jul 17, 2017 |

It’s getting time to call those cowboys home. The days of “anything goes” in big data will come to close next May, when the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into full effect. Read more…

Is Your Business Ready for AI? Ask These 3 Questions

Jul 14, 2017 |

Lately it seems that I can’t open Twitter or go to any news outlet without being bombarded by headlines about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on the global business landscape. Read more…

Hacker Hunting: Combatting Cybercrooks with Big Data

Jul 13, 2017 |

When it comes to cybersecurity, the big data explosion represents both a liability and an asset. On the one hand, big collections of data represent a treasure trove that hackers would love to get their dirty little mitts on. Read more…

News In Brief

GigaSpaces Closes Analytics-App Gap With Spark

Jul 19, 2017 |

Data analytics and cloud vendors are rushing to support enhancements to the latest version of Apache Spark that boost streaming performance while adding new features such as data set APIs and support for continuous, real-time applications. Read more…

IBM Bolsters Spark Ties with Latest SQL Engine

Jul 18, 2017 |

IBM is extending its commitment to Apache Spark as a key component of in-memory analytics with the latest release of its SQL engine for Hadoop.

The new version of IBM Big SQL released last week also solidifies the company’s joint distribution deal with Hortonworks announced last month that includes Hortonwork’s Hadoop and stream processing distributions. Read more…

Neural Nets Gaining Traction With Banks

Jul 17, 2017 |

Banking, insurance and financial services are driving the vibrant neural network software market along with growing uptake in the health care market, according to a new market forecast.

The estimated 26 percent annual growth rate for neural network software through 2021 is also being spurred by emerging real-time AI applications in diverse market segments such as public safety. Read more…

Scality Targets Multi-Cloud Data Storage

Jul 11, 2017 |

As more enterprises adopt a multi-cloud strategy designed in part to avoid vendor lock-in, cloud storage vendors are responding with tools aimed at controlling and parsing data, especially the unstructured variety, while leveraging public and private cloud scaling advantages. Read more…

H2O.ai Boasts New AI Product Like ‘Kaggle Grandmaster in a Box’

Jul 7, 2017 |

Want to get started with data science and artificial intelligence, but lack the skilled personnel to do it? You could be a candidate for machine learning software company H2O.ai’s latest creation, Driverless AI, which it compares to “Kaggle Grandmaster in a box.” Read more…

This Just In

Pactera Wins Risk Data and Analytics Technology Implementation of the Year Award

Jul 10, 2017 |

BEIJING, July 10, 2017 — Pactera Technology International Ltd. (“Pactera”), a global digital consulting and technology services provider, announced that that it has received the Risk Data and Analytics Technology Implementation of the Year award at The Asian Banker Risk Management Awards Programme 2017 together with its client Bank of Beijing, and PwC China. Read more…

Orchard Platform, Experian Collaborate to Help Investors Navigate Big Data

Jul 6, 2017 |

COSTA MESA, Calif. and NEW YORKJuly 6, 2017 — Experian and Orchard Platform, the leading provider of data, technology and software to the online lending industry, have joined together to announce a strategic collaboration that will give institutional investors access to Experian’s depersonalized consumer credit data. Read more…

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 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…