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Teradata Turns 40, Takes Off Gloves, Readies for a Fight

Jun 14, 2019 |

The past, present, and future of Teradata collided yesterday at the company’s headquarters in San Diego, California, where 1,500 employees and guests – including four of the company’s original founders — Read more…

Great Cloud Migration Opens Data Opportunities

Jun 12, 2019 |

We’re in the midst of a massive cloud migration at the moment, as companies look to take advantage of the scalability and simplicity of storing and processing data in the cloud. Read more…

Hadoop Struggles and BI Deals: What’s Going On?

Jun 10, 2019 |

The news hasn’t been good in the Hadoop world over the past two weeks, with MapR and Cloudera both revealing themselves to be in bad straits. Meanwhile, the market for BI tools suddenly surged, with Tableau, Looker, and ZoomData all getting snapped up. Read more…

Slootman Makes It Snow at Snowflake Summit

Jun 4, 2019 |

When Frank Slootman was hired to take the helm of Snowflake Computing, one of his first questions was “Does the company have a user conference?” His new colleagues responded yes, in about a month, in fact.   Read more…

Understanding Your Options for Stream Processing Frameworks

May 30, 2019 |

Real-time stream processing isn’t a new concept, but it’s experiencing renewed interest from organizations tasked with finding ways to quickly process large volumes of streaming data. Luckily for you, there are a handful of open source frameworks that could give your developers a big head start in building your own custom stream-processing application. Read more…

News In Brief

Google, Looker Eye Data Scaling via Multi-Cloud

Jun 6, 2019 |

Google Cloud has moved to buttress its position in the booming data analytics sector with its acquisition of data platform and visualization tool vendor Looker.

Underscoring a trend among infrastructure vendors, Google Cloud said Thursday (June 6) Looker’s platform would run on multiple clouds and Looker customers would be able to access data from Google Cloud’s competitors. Read more…

‘Manifesto’ Touts the Marriage of AI, Ops

Jun 5, 2019 |

Given the growing debate about whether AI qualifies as what used to be referred to as “appropriate technology,” a consensus is building around the notion that automation is ideally suited to enterprise IT, particularly since hybrid infrastructure has become central to nearly all business processes. Read more…

How IBM Is Turning Db2 into an ‘AI Database’

Jun 3, 2019 |

What’s an AI database? If you were to ask IBM executives, they would point you to Db2, the 36-year-old database that’s used by tens of thousands of companies around the world to power transactional and analytical workloads alike. Read more…

Amazon GAs Textract, Its New Machine Learning-Based OCR Service

Jun 3, 2019 |

Companies that rely on optical character recognition (OCR) to digitize the content of printed forms may be interested in Textract, a new machine learning-based OCR service that just became available from Amazon Web Services. Read more…

This Just In

Tohoku University Boosts Analytical Capacity for Biobank Medical Research

Jun 17, 2019 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, and SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 17, 2019 – DDN Storage announced today that Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization (ToMMo) has increased its supercomputing capacity to build an advanced medical system, by increasing the capabilities and efficiency of the supercomputer-powered biobank, leveraging DDN solutions and NVIDIA DGX-1 servers.

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Leading Experts Examine How Data Science, AI Are Reshaping Technology and Transforming Society

Jun 6, 2019 |

NEW YORK, June 6, 2019 – Computing and statistics underpin the rapid emergence of data science as a pivotal multi-disciplinary field today. The two key professional organizations in these areas, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), have organized the ACM-IMS Interdisciplinary Summit on the Foundations of Data Science to be held on June 15, 2019 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Read more…

Cardinal Analytx Closes $22 Million Series B Round

May 23, 2019 |

PALO ALTO, Calif.May 23, 2019 Cardinal Analytx Solutions, an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled health insights company, today announced a $22 million Series B funding round led by John Doerr, who will also serve on the Cardinal Analytx board of directors. Read more…

MarkLogic Launches Pharma Research Hub to Accelerate Drug Research and Results

May 15, 2019 |

SAN CARLOS, Calif., May 15, 2019 — MarkLogic Corporation, the next generation data platform provider for simplifying data integration, today announced the MarkLogic Pharma Research Hub to enable pharmaceutical companies to lower drug trial costs and accelerate research. Read more…

NVIDIA and American College of Radiology AI-LAB Team to Accelerate Adoption of AI in Diagnostic Radiology

Apr 8, 2019 |

BOSTON, April 8, 2019 — NVIDIA and the American College of Radiology today announced a collaboration to enable thousands of radiologists nationwide to create and use AI for diagnostic radiology in their own facilities, using their own data, to meet their own clinical needs. Read more…

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