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Is Spinning Disk Going Extinct? Experts Weigh In

Oct 25, 2016 |

There’s no doubt about it: Spinning disk is getting squeezed. As fast solid state drives (SSDs) get cheaper and tape drives get bigger, the sweet spot where spinning hard disk drives (HDDs) make sense gets smaller every year. Read more…

Why America’s Spy Agencies Are Investing In MapD

Oct 20, 2016 |

In-Q-Tel, the venture arm of American spy agencies, announced yesterday that it has invested in MapD. Why are the nation’s spooks interested in MapD Technologies, which develops a parallel SQL database that runs on GPUs? Read more…

The Here and Now of Big Geospatial Data

Oct 17, 2016 |

No matter how sophisticated information technology gets – and who can deny that IT is evolving exceptionally fast these days – there’s nothing that can replicate the combination of two unique pieces of data: Read more…

Criminals Are Using Big Data Tech, And So Should You

Oct 12, 2016 |

If your company’s big data collection fell into the wrong hands, it could be devastating. That’s not news. But what you might not be aware of is the fact that cybercriminals are increasingly using advanced analytic tools and techniques to more efficiently mine and monetize stolen data. Read more…

How Data Analytics Is Helping to Fight Human Trafficking

Oct 7, 2016 |

The scourge of human trafficking exists in every major city in the United States, where it ruins the lives of victims while enriching the traffickers. Local police often are ill-equipped to deal with sophisticated trafficking schemes, resulting in solicitation charges being filed against the victims while the real perpetrators go free. Read more…

News In Brief

U.S. Taps Data to Improve Forecasts

Oct 24, 2016 |

As they struggle to keep pace with more frequent outbreaks of severe weather, U.S. forecasters are looking for better ways of incorporating more data into storm and flood predictions.

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Geo Data Vendor Draws Civil Rights Scrutiny

Oct 13, 2016 |

Social media data feeds being packaged by location-based analytics platform vendors and recently marketed as police surveillance tools are drawing fire from a leading U.S. civil liberties group who insists the technology is being to target lawful protests. Read more…

Latest DDN Launch Fills out its WOS Object Storage Line

Sep 13, 2016 |

DataDirect Networks (DDN) today introduced a third member to its WOS object storage product line, the WOS 8460, aimed at active archive and collaboration use cases. Object storage, once mainly restricted to ‘cold’ archives for large quantities of unstructured data – think content delivery networks (CDN) used in conjunction with the web – has been slowly expanding its footprint into other application areas. Read more…

Pentagon Eyes AI on the Battlefield

Sep 12, 2016 |

AI and machine learning are all the rage across a range of technology and industrial sectors. Now, the U.S. military is gauging the prospects for leveraging machine learning and other tools in autonomous weapons via emerging human-machine interfaces. Read more…

CIA Investor Targets Analytics

Sep 8, 2016 |

The CIA’s investment arm continues to back emerging analytics vendors, this time targeting visual analytics specialist Zoomdata Inc. in a technology development agreement that follows the roll out of the company’s big data platform to U.S. Read more…

This Just In

UNLV Prepares for the Final U.S. Presidential Election Debate With Splunk

Oct 18, 2016 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 18 — Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is boosting student achievement and experience through learning analytics on the Splunk platform. Read more…

TIBCO’s tibbr 7 Enterprise Collaboration Platform Achieves FedRAMP Certification

Jul 12, 2016 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 12 — TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration and analytics, today announced its social enterprise collaboration platform, tibbr 7, has achieved certification by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), verifying it is secure enough to be used by government agencies and business organizations. Read more…

Accenture Launching New Advanced Analytics Applications

Jun 15, 2016 |

June 15 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is launching seven new advanced analytics applications to help organizations more effectively detect and remediate fraud, and ultimately reduce losses to improve their bottom lines. Read more…

New Kitware Project to Simplify Big Data Management

Jun 2, 2016 |

June 2 — Kitware announced plans to kick off development tomorrow on a Phase II Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research project to simplify Big Data management. For the project, Kitware looks to extend GoBig, its open-source software system that provides Big Data analysts with access to a range of computing resources through a unified interface. Read more…

Ace Computers Rolls Out Big Data HPC Clusters for the Military and Government

May 24, 2016 |

May 24 — Ace Computers and its affiliate Ace Technology Partners just introduced Big Data HPC clusters designed for the unique demands of public sector applications. For federal, state, and local governments and military organizations such as the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marines, the ability to organize and analyze disparate data quickly and accurately can be key to staying on top of logistical, tactical, and security challenges and staying within budget. Read more…