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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…

AI Makes Inroads into Enterprise Software

Jul 11, 2017 |

Enterprise software is often maligned as a legacy holdover from a previous age, a low-growth market dominated by stodgy software companies out to milk maintenance streams from hapless victims. But two giants of enterprise software, OpenText and Infor, today showed that even giants can move nimbly when it comes to putting artificial intelligence into the hands of its customers. Read more…

Kinetica Gets $50M for Converged GPU Analytics

Jun 29, 2017 |

Kinetica’s bold plan to build a converged real-time analytics platform that uses GPUs and in-memory techniques to power existing SQL queries alongside deep learning algorithms got a big boost today when it disclosed a $50 million Series A investment from venture capitalists. Read more…

MongoDB Pivots to Analytics

Jun 21, 2017 |

MongoDB wasn’t originally designed to power advanced analytics. But the frustration that people have with Hadoop data lakes and the desire to get real-time answers from the database driving their applications is leading the company to build more analytic capabilities directly in the NoSQL database. Read more…

8 Concrete Data Mining Techniques That Will Deliver the Best Results

Jun 14, 2017 |

With the massive expansion of information technology, the demand for data mining also grew hugely. But data mining — or the process of wading through huge amounts of data and finding what you consider useful — Read more…

News In Brief

Poor Nations Underserved by Big Data

Jul 10, 2017 |

Poor nations in developing parts of the world are not keeping up with the level of big data investments made by rich western nations, according to experts in academia.

It’s tough to go a full day in the United States without interacting with big data and artificial intelligence in some shape or form. Read more…

Analytics Vendor NCI Acquired By Investors

Jul 3, 2017 |

NCI Inc., a big data analytics and IT vendor to the Defense Department and other federal and state government agencies, said it has agreed to be acquired by a private equity investment fund. Read more…

Startup Takes AI Approach as Cyber Threats Mount

Jun 29, 2017 |

Little else has worked lately when it comes to cybersecurity, prompting a startup and its backers to give artificial intelligence a shot.

A group of industry veterans that includes a former FBI cyber-security expert emerged from stealth mode this week with a plan to leverage AI and machine learning technology to bolster enterprise security frameworks. Read more…

Searching Geospatial Data Gets Easier

Jun 26, 2017 |

Geo-location data is among the next wave of content to be churned by search engines as public access to more geospatial data becomes widely available.

Several new approaches have emerging to both provide easier access to free geospatial data along with new tools for parsing that data by place name. Read more…

Cray Brings AI and HPC Together on Flagship Supers

Jun 20, 2017 |

Cray took one more step toward the convergence of big data and high performance computing (HPC) today when it announced that it’s adding a full suite of big data and artificial intelligence software to its top-of-the-line XC Series supercomputers. Read more…

This Just In

Unisys Launches Digital Government Accelerators Solution

Jul 13, 2017 |

BLUE BELL, Pa., July 13, 2017 — Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today launched Digital Government Accelerators, a new family of IT services and software designed to help state and local government agencies speed up their transitions toward providing digital services. Read more…

SAS Brings Future of Analytics to Washington, Sept. 18-20

Jul 11, 2017 |

CARY, N.C., July 11, 2017 — From the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument to the Smithsonian museums, Washington, DC, is known for landmarks harkening to our nation’s past. Read more…

New SAS Book Empowers Government to Use Analytics for Good

Jun 13, 2017 |

CARY, N.C., June 13, 2017 — A new book from SAS, the leader in analytics, guides government leaders in the use of data and analytics to address a wide range of state and local government challenges. Read more…

Booz Allen Awarded 5-Year, $72M Contract to Support U.S. Navy

May 30, 2017 |

MCLEAN, Va., May 30, 2017 — The U.S. Navy has awarded Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) a 5-year single award, $72 million contract to assist the Program Executive Office, Command, Control, Communications, Computer and Intelligence (PEO C4I) in its mission to provide naval warfighters with access to the latest information technology. Read more…

Dubai DOF Selects Qlik for Government Service Prices Portal

Apr 26, 2017 |

RADNOR, Pa., April 26, 2017 — Qlik, today announced that Dubai Government’s Department of Finance (DOF) has selected the Qlik Analytics Platform to deliver an intuitive visual data analytics experience to its constituents. Read more…