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Kubernetes Is a Prime Catalyst in AI and Big Data’s Evolution

Oct 10, 2018 |

Kubernetes is becoming synonymous with cloud-native computing. As an open-source platform, it enables development, deployment, orchestration and management of containerized microservices across multicloud ecosystems.

Kubernetes is the key to cloud-native microservices that are platform agnostic, dynamically managed, loosely coupled, distributed, isolated, efficient, and scalable. Read more…

Mining New Opportunities in Text Analytics

Oct 9, 2018 |

Words. They’re piling up at an enormous rate, but what do they all mean? According to text analytics experts, in the rush to utilize AI, companies are missing the opportunity to use well-established techniques to harness the meanings, trends, and human emotions embodied in all those words, and in the process become a contextually driven enterprise. Read more…

Seizing Business Opportunities at the Speed of Thought

Oct 8, 2018 |

When Sudheesh Nair suddenly left the president’s post at Nutanix to occupy the CEO seat at ThoughtSpot earlier this year, it raised a few eyebrows. After all, Nutanix was one of the hottest firms in the market for hyper-converged systems and software-defined storage. Read more…

Cloudera and Hortonworks to Merge in $5.2 Billion Deal

Oct 3, 2018 |

Cloudera and Hortonworks, the two leading companies backing Hadoop distributions and fierce head-to-head rivals,  today made the unlikely announcement that they plan to merge, creating a single company under the Cloudera banner that will focus on “edge to AI” Read more…

Inside Hitachi Vantara’s Very Ambitious Data Agenda

Oct 1, 2018 |

FPGAs and object storage systems. NVMe storage and ML model management. IoT edge computing and converged server infrastructure. It would be a big understatement to say that Hitachi Vantara has a lot going on, but it also might be why the company is so interesting to watch, and why you might want to keep an eye on it, too. Read more…

News In Brief

Google Extends BigQuery Reach Across Europe

Oct 10, 2018 |

Google Cloud is extending the reach of its BigQuery data warehouse deeper into Europe, enabling users to store data and perform analytics in the countries where they operate.

Regional availability of data storage and analytics was introduced in London this week with a phased rollout across Europe scheduled for later in the year, Google announced during a company event in the British capital on Wednesday (Oct. Read more…

Nvidia Platform Pushes GPUs into Machine Learning, High Performance Data Analytics

Oct 10, 2018 |

GPU leader Nvidia, generally associated with deep learning, autonomous vehicles and other higher-end AI-related workloads (and gaming, of course), is mounting an open source end-to-end GPU acceleration platform and ecosystem directed at machine learning and data analytics, domains heretofore within the CPU realm. Read more…

From NSA Whistleblowers to Analytics Entrepreneurs

Oct 8, 2018 |

A pair of NSA analysts who blew the whistle on the spy agency’s misuse of their security and privacy controls have come out of retirement to form a startup providing data analytics services based on a proprietary “decision intelligence” framework. Read more…

Elastic IPO Expected to Raise $250M

Oct 5, 2018 |

Elastic went public today on the New York Stock Exchange in what could be one of the big data industry’s hottest IPOs of the year.

Elastic started selling shares this morning under the ticker symbol ESTC at $36 per share. Read more…

SQream Adds Power9 to GPU Data Warehouse

Oct 3, 2018 |

Data warehouse vendor SQream Technologies, which recently claimed a 15-fold performance increase with the latest release of its SQreamDB, has now added support for IBM’s Power9 architecture to its GPU-accelerated database. Read more…

This Just In

Trifacta Accelerates Data Preparation for Regulatory Reporting Among Leading Financial Institutions

Jul 10, 2018 |

SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2018 — Trifacta, a global leader in data preparation, today announced that use of its Wrangler products is increasing among financial services organizations to address increasingly demanding risk and compliance initiatives, such as CCAR, BCBS 239, and AML. Read more…

Openlink Launches Cloud-Based Risk Analytics Service Offering

Jun 27, 2018 |

NEW YORKJune 27, 2018 — ION, a global provider of trading, analytics and risk management solutions for capital markets, commodities and treasury management, today announced the release of a new cloud-based Risk Analytics Service offering for Openlink Rightangle clients.  Read more…

Actuaries’ Use of Big Data Grows With New Applications to Insurance and Pension Risks

Jun 5, 2018 |

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2018 — Big Data techniques and methods are increasingly being used to more effectively assess risks within insurance and pension and retirement systems, providing actuaries with powerful new analytical tools and opportunities to work on Big Data projects, according to a monograph released by the American Academy of Actuaries at the International Congress of Actuaries in Berlin on June 5. Read more…

Algorithm Created by Queen’s University Belfast Student is ‘Game-Changer’ for Picking up on Insurance Fraud

May 15, 2018 |

May 15, 2018 — A Queen’s University Belfast student has developed software which can detect insurance fraud quickly.

Jiawen Sun, a PhD student in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technologies (ECIT) at Queen’s, has been working for the last three years to create a software system which can efficiently analyse graph-structured data. Read more…

Global X Funds Launches AIQ

May 15, 2018 |

NEW YORKMay 15, 2018 — Global X Funds, a New York-based provider of exchange traded funds (ETFs), announced today the launch of the Global X Future Analytics Tech ETF (Nasdaq:  Read more…

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