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Only a Fraction of 160 Zettabyte ‘Datasphere’ to Be Stored

Apr 25, 2017 |

Think you’ve seen big data? Think again. The amount of data created in the universe will skyrocket from 16 zettabytes this year to more than 160 zettabytes by 2025, according to a new IDC report sponsored by Seagate. Read more…

Learning from Your Data: Essential Considerations

Apr 13, 2017 |

For any organization undergoing digital transformation, a primary consideration is how to find, capture, manage and analyze big data. They are looking to big data and data science to facilitate the discovery of analytics that will enable informed decision-making. Read more…

Rise Up and Meet the Data Science Competition

Apr 6, 2017 |

Data scientists love challenges. So when a group of data scientists get together, it’s natural that a little good-natured competition breaks out, to see who can best solve a particular challenge, for both ever-lasing glory and cash prizes. Read more…

Cloudera Gives Data Scientists a New Workbench

Mar 14, 2017 |

Data scientists will get the flexibility of a data science notebook with the security and governance of a locked-down Hadoop cluster through the Data Science Workbench, a new Web-based unveiled by Cloudera today at the Strata + Hadoop World conference. Read more…

What’s In the Pipeline for Apache Spark?

Mar 6, 2017 |

According to Apache Spark creator Matei Zaharia, Spark will see a number of new features and enhancements to existing features in 2017, including the introduction of a standard binary data format, better integration with Kafka, and even the capability to run Spark on a laptop. Read more…

News In Brief

MapD Upgrades GPU-Based Database Performance

Apr 28, 2017 |

The latest version of MapD Technologies’ flagship database and visualization platform reemphasizes GPU acceleration as a means of scaling data volumes and boosting query performance to “hundreds of billions of rows.” Read more…

Quantum Adds Global Smarts to StorNext File System

Apr 20, 2017 |

Companies that use Quantum’s StorNext platform to store massive amounts of data this week got a glimpse of new storage capabilities that should make it easier to access their data horde from anywhere in the world. Read more…

AI Moves Deeper Into HR

Apr 14, 2017 |

Among the emerging uses of artificial intelligence is the processing and interpretation of large volumes of data in order to spot patterns. Machine learning tools are surfacing to automate time-consuming business processes, in theory freeing users to connect the dots and make better decisions. Read more…

Databricks Eyes Data Engineers With Spark Cloud

Apr 12, 2017 |

Apache Spark creator Databricks rolled out a new version of its cloud platform based on Spark that specifically targets data engineering workloads.

The company said Wednesday (April 12) its data science platform would enable data engineers to combine SQL, structured streaming, ETL and machine learning workloads running on the cluster-computing framework. Read more…

This Just In

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…

Research and Markets Announces Big Data Market in Homeland Security

Apr 14, 2017 |

DUBLIN, April 14, 2017 — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Big Data & Data Analytics Market in Homeland Security and Public Safety: 2017-2022” report to their offering. Read more…

Neurala Enables Developers to Add AI Into Drones, Self-Driving Cars

Mar 23, 2017 |

BOSTON, Mass., March 23, 2017 — Product developers can significantly accelerate the deployment of AI applications without a team of Ph.D. researchers, an extensive evaluation of different tools or years of costly R&D with the Neurala Developers Program, announced today by Neurala.  Read more…