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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…

Sparse Fourier Transform Gives Stream Processing a Lifeline from the Coming Data Deluge

Jun 13, 2017 |

When James Cooley and John Tukey introduced the Fast Fourier transform in 1965, it revolutionized signal processing and set us on course to an array of technological breakthroughs. But today’s overwhelming data sets require a new approach. Read more…

5 Things AI Is Better At Than You

Jun 8, 2017 |

Your mother was right: you are special. While each of us is a perfect little snowflake in our own right, that doesn’t necessarily mean we possess world-shaking skills. Read more…

MapR Rebrands Around Converged Data Fabric

Jun 6, 2017 |

MapR Technologies today announced a major rebranding and repositioning of the data storage layer of its converged data platform. MapR-XD, as the data store is now known, provides the mechanism for customers to build a unified data fabric that stretches from edge devices, into the data center, and out to public clouds. Read more…

News In Brief

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…

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…

‘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 that serves as a clearinghouse for machine learning research, tools and applications designed to help automate AI development. Read more…

Job Worries Grow as AI Shifts to Public Sector

May 3, 2017 |

Warnings about massive job displacement brought about by artificial intelligence are growing louder as researchers cite more examples of private sector and, more recently, pubic sector adoption of automation to perform both routine tasks and analysis. Read more…

This Just In

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…

ALCF Seeks Proposals to Advance Big Data Problems in Big Science

Apr 24, 2017 |

Argonne, Ill., April 24, 2017 — The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Data Science Program (ADSP) is now accepting proposals for projects hoping to gain insight into very large datasets produced by experimental, simulation, or observational methods. Read more…

FCW Event to Examine Role of Analytics in National Security

Apr 14, 2017 |

MCLEAN, Va. April 14, 2017 — FCW, Defense Systems and technical partner Booz Allen Hamilton announce an upcoming government and military event focused on the evolving role of analytics in national security-Analytics Supporting National Security: Read more…