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Cloudera Unveils Altus to Simplify Hadoop in the Cloud

May 24, 2017 |

Running Hadoop, whether on-premise or in the cloud, is neither simple nor easy. Administrators with specialized skills are needed to configure, manage, and maintain the clusters for their clients, who are data scientists, engineers, and analysts. Read more…

Google/ASF Tackle Big Computing Trade-Offs with Apache Beam 2.0

May 19, 2017 |

Trade-offs are a part of life, in personal matters as well as in computers. You typically cannot have something built quickly, built inexpensively, and built well. Pick two, as your grandfather would tell you. Read more…

Committers Talk Hadoop 3 at Apache Big Data

May 18, 2017 |

The upcoming delivery of Apache Hadoop 3 later this year will bring big changes to how customers store and process data on clusters. Here at the annual Apache Big Data show in Miami, Florida, a pair of Hadoop project committers from Cloudera shared details on how the changes will impact YARN and HDFS. Read more…

The Motivation for Native Graph Databases

May 17, 2017 |

Building a dependable database management system is a difficult task. We must be aware of the design trade-offs in the construction of a database management system and understand how those trade-offs impact end-user problems that we want to help solve. Read more…

How Big Data Can Save Lives at the Hospital

May 16, 2017 |

As a trauma nurse at one of the largest hospitals in the country, Charles Boicey saw his share of sickness and injuries, amazing recoveries and unfortunate deaths. But for all the good he and his fellow clinicians were able to do, Boicey was frustrated that he didn’t have the information to do more. Read more…

News In Brief

Pepperdata Takes On Spark Performance Challenges

May 24, 2017 |

Apache Spark has revolutionized how big data applications are developed and executed since it emerged several years ago. But troubleshooting slow Spark jobs on Hadoop clusters is not an easy task. Read more…

Nvidia’s Huang Sees AI ‘Cambrian Explosion’

May 24, 2017 |

The processing power and cloud access to developer tools used to train machine-learning models are making artificial intelligence ubiquitous across computing platforms and data framework, insists Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. Read more…

GE Invests on Data Prepper Tamr

May 19, 2017 |

The investment arm of GE, a steady customer of startup Tamr Inc., has made a strategic investment in the data preparation platform vendor and placed a director on its board of directors. 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 Google.ai that serves as a clearinghouse for machine learning research, tools and applications designed to help automate AI development. Read more…

Kinetica Gets Fuzzy with In-GPU Algorithms

May 8, 2017 |

Fuzzy Logix made its name by providing analytics that ran inside MPP databases, giving customers a 10x to 100x performance boost compared to standard relational databases. Now that it’s ported its library of algorithms to run atop Kinetica’s GPU-based database, customers can expect to see performance gains of up to 500x more. Read more…

This Just In

IBM and the tranSMART Foundation Bring Translational Medicine Data to Scientists

May 23, 2017 |

BOSTON, Mass., May 23, 2017 —  (Bio-IT World Conference & Expo booth #232) – The tranSMART Foundation, a non-profit organization providing a global, open-source, open-data knowledge management platform for scientists to share pre-competitive translational research data, and IBM (NYSE: Read more…

Life Sciences and Medical Research Turn to Qumulo for Scale-Out Storage

May 23, 2017 |

SEATTLE, Wash., May 23, 2017 — Qumulo, the leader in modern scale-out storage, today announced that leading life sciences and medical research institutions are choosing Qumulo to accelerate their data-intensive workflows, including cancer and infectious disease research, genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics, microscopy and big data. Read more…

Big Data Shines Light on Rare Disease

May 10, 2017 |

SAN FRANCISCO, May 10, 2017 — For most people, being nearsighted is a nuisance, easily treated with a prescription for glasses or contact lenses. But some experience a complication that can cause permanent blindness. Read more…

IBM Uses Big Data to Develop Strategies to Help Address Ebola

May 5, 2017 |

ARMONK, N.Y., May 5, 2017 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced its researchers have used big data analytics to assess the impact of infected animal carriers, or an animal reservoir, in the spread of the Ebola virus in a way not been previously done for earlier disease models. Read more…

PHEMI Named a 2017 Gartner Cool Vendor in Healthcare Providers

May 1, 2017 |

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 1, 2017 — PHEMI, the company delivering big data solutions with built-in privacy, governance, and enterprise-grade management, says its status as a Gartner Cool Vendor for Healthcare Providers is based upon a big data warehouse solution that meets the complex challenges associated with precision medicine and clinical research initiatives. Read more…