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Data Opportunities Slipping Through the Cracks

Feb 21, 2017 |

If you’re struggling to make the most of your data, take heart in the fact that you’re not alone. A large percentage of companies are not fully executing on their big data, data science, and IoT strategies, several recent studies say. Read more…

Inside IBM ML: Real-Time Analytics On the Mainframe

Feb 15, 2017 |

“Bring the compute to the data,” is a common refrain you hear in the big data age. Now IBM is heading that advice with today’s launch of IBM Machine Learning for z/OS, a new offering due this quarter that will bring Watson-based machine learning software to the mainframe atop an Apache Spark execution engine, attached to a Jupyter-based data science workbook. Read more…

A Platform Approach to Data Science Operationalization

Feb 13, 2017 |

Eduardo Ariño de la Rubia has been building quantitative teams for the past two decades, and knows first-hand how hard it can be to bring data science capabilities into a production setting. Read more…

Exactly Once: Why It’s Such a Big Deal for Apache Kafka

Feb 9, 2017 |

Organizations building real-time stream processing systems on Apache Kafka will be able to trust the platform to deliver each messages exactly once when they adopt new Kafka technology planned to be unveiled this spring, executives with Confluent tell Datanami. Read more…

Hiding Hadoop: How Data Fabrics Mask Complexity and Empower Users

Feb 6, 2017 |

“The early bird gets the worm,” the old saying goes. What they don’t tell you is sometimes the early bird gets eaten. In the big data world, the rapid evolution of technology is providing maneuvering room for second-movers, and one place where this advantage is becoming evident is in the emerging area of data virtualization and data fabrics. Read more…

News In Brief

Microsoft Surges in Gartner Quadrant with Power BI

Feb 21, 2017 |

Microsoft is the new king of the hill when it comes to business intelligence and analytics platforms, at least according to the latest Magic Quadrant from Gartner, which placed the Power BI backer in the pole position. Read more…

AI Comes to Operational Analytics

Feb 7, 2017 |Artificial intelligence is making inroads as a way of helping developers and IT managers oversee the delivery of distributed applications. Loom Systems said its AI-based operational analytics platform adds an “intelligence layer” to data collection for real-time detection and resolution of problems associated with application delivery. Read more…

Big Iron Warms Up to Big Data

Jan 31, 2017 |

Despite predictions of its demise, the mainframe keeps ticking. And thanks to its longevity, customers are finding the need to integrate mainframes with big data systems is growing. Syncsort, which develops big data solutions for mainframe customers, recently took a look at the state of big data in the mainframe community. Read more…

Behavior Analytics Looks to Leapfrog SIEMs

Jan 31, 2017 |

So-called “credentials-based attacks” on corporate and government networks using, for example, stolen passwords or other authentication mechanisms, are among the fastest growing cyber threats. However, skeptics are questioning the ability of traditional security information and event management (SIEM) systems to detect the use of stolen passwords or insider attacks. Read more…

IBM: We’re the Red Hat of Deep Learning

Jan 26, 2017 |

IBM today took the wraps off a new release of PowerAI, the prepackaged bundle of deep learning frameworks that debuted last fall. With the addition of Google’s TensorFlow framework, the company says its AI business model is starting to resemble the Linux distributor Red Hat. Read more…

This Just In

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…

Hortonworks Data Platform Selected by UNOS

Dec 7, 2016 |

Dec. 7 — Hortonworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDP) has announced that United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the private, non-profit organization managing the United States organ transplant system, is using Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to help transplant professionals make more informed decisions when life-saving organs become available. Read more…

Databricks Announces HIPAA Compliance With Apache Spark-Based Platform

Nov 30, 2016 |

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Nov. 30 — Databricks, the company founded by the creators of the Apache Spark project, today announced it offers a fully Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant Apache Spark, cloud-based platform. Read more…

NTT DATA Services Partners With AnatomyWorks for Brain Mapping Algorithms

Nov 28, 2016 |

CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 28 — NTT DATA Services, formerly Dell Services, today announced its partnership with AnatomyWorks to further enhance analytics tools that will provide greater brain mapping detail and proficiency by leveraging technology from Johns Hopkins University. Read more…