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Streaming Analytics Picks Up Where Hadoop Lakes Leave Off

Mar 27, 2017 |

If phase one of the big data boom was store as much data as your lake will hold, phase two will be about extracting information from the data as quickly as you can. Read more…

Big Data’s Relentless Pace Exposes Old Tensions and New Risks in the Enterprise

Mar 22, 2017 |

Over the past two weeks, we’ve explored some of the difficulties that enterprises have experienced in trying to adopt the Hadoop stack of big data technologies. One area that demands further attention is how the rapid pace of development of open source data science technology in general, and the new business opportunities it unlocks, is simultaneously exposing old fault lines between business and IT while opening them to new risks. Read more…

How Next-Gen Analytics Will Impact Customer Interactions

Mar 21, 2017 |

In 2000, Peter Lyman and Hal R. Varian carried out the first study of its kind, aiming to find out, in computer storage terms, how much original data was created globally in one year. 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…

How Kafka Redefined Data Processing for the Streaming Age

Mar 7, 2017 |

The Apache Kafka phenomenon reached a new high today when Confluent announced a $50 million investment from the venture capital firm Sequoia. The investment signals renewed confidence that Kafka is fast becoming a new and must-have platform for real-time data processing, says Kafka co-creator and Confluent CEO Jay Kreps. Read more…

News In Brief

Cloud-Based Analytics Shift Gains Momentum

Mar 23, 2017 |

In the abbreviated version of the precipitation cycle many of us memorized in high school science class, moisture evaporates to forms clouds. Much the same appears to be happening with big data as an up-and-coming business intelligence vendor claims to have uploaded more than 25 petabytes of data to its analytics platform in the cloud. Read more…

Intel Moves Data Closer to CPU With Xpoint SSD

Mar 20, 2017 |

Intel Corp. has begun shipping new storage drives based on its 3-D XPoint non-volatile memory technology as it targets data-driven workloads.

Intel’s new Optane solid-state drives, designated P4800X, seek to combine the attributes of memory and storage in the same device. Read more…

Data Platform Speeds Model Deployment

Mar 17, 2017 |

Data science platform startup Domino Data Lab, which launched its first product in 2014, rolled out its first upgrade this week designed to speed the deployment of predictive and other models along with the addition of an underlying model deployment architecture based on the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator. Read more…

MapR Extends Its Platform to the Edge

Mar 14, 2017 |

MapR Technologies today unveiled MapR Edge, an extension of its converged data platform that lets customers install MapR nodes practically anywhere they want.

The new offering runs on small portable PCs like the Intel NUC (pictured above), and delivers the full breadth of MapR’s capabilities–including Hadoop, NoSQL, and data streaming functionality—anywhere customers want, from autonomous cars driving rural highways to wellheads in the oil field. Read more…

This Just In

Bright Computing Supplies Bright Cluster Manager to Fox Chase Cancer Center

Mar 6, 2017 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 6 — Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, announces it has supplied its Bright Cluster Manager solution to the Fox Chase Cancer Center for use in a new high-performance computing (HPC) cluster. Read more…

Clearsense Leverages Hortonworks to Drive Innovation in Healthcare

Mar 2, 2017 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif.March 2 — Hortonworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDP), a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, today announced that Clearsense, a developer of an advanced healthcare data ecosystem and data applications focused on improving outcomes, is leveraging Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF) to capture value from Big Data produced by the healthcare industry. Read more…

MapR Joins Susan G. Komen in the Mission to End Breast Cancer

Feb 23, 2017 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 23 — MapR Technologies, Inc., the provider of the first and only converged data platform, is advising Susan G. Komen as the breast cancer organization convenes its second national conference with subject matter experts working to leverage Big Data for breast cancer care. Read more…

Splunk ITSI Assists Molina Healthcare

Feb 21, 2017 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 21 — Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced Molina Healthcare Inc. uses Splunk IT Service Intelligence (Splunk ITSI) to help provide faster, more reliable health care services for its customers. Read more…

Informatica Announces New Healthcare Data Lake Offering

Feb 17, 2017 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 17 — Informatica, the world’s No. 1 provider of data management solutions, announced it will debut and demonstrate its new Healthcare Data Lake solution at the HIMSS17 conference (booth #4035), February 19-23, in Orlando, Florida. Read more…