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2018: A Big Data Year in Review

Dec 13, 2018 |

As 2018 comes to a close, it’s worth taking some time to look back on the major events that occurred this year in the big data, data science, and AI space. Read more…

Data West Brings Technology Leaders to SDSC

Dec 6, 2018 |

Data and technology enthusiasts from around the world descended upon the San Diego Supercomputing Center (SDSC) for the third annual Data West conference, which is taking place this week on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. Read more…

Cloudera Gives a Peek at Future ML Platform

Dec 5, 2018 |

Cloudera continued its evolution away from Hadoop today by announcing a technical preview for Cloudera Machine Learning, its new data science and data engineering platform that’s based on Kubernetes, which enables it to run in the cloud and on premise. Read more…

AWS Bolsters Machine Learning Services at Re:Invent

Nov 28, 2018 |

Amazon Web Services today unveiled a slew of new machine learning services, including a version of Sagemaker that uses reinforcement learning, a specially designed inference chip, and a marketplace of machine learning algorithms. Read more…

Inside Pachyderm, a Containerized Alternative to Hadoop

Nov 20, 2018 |

Last week was a big one for Pachyderm, the containerized big data platform that’s emerging as an easier-to-use alternative to Hadoop. With a $10 million round of funding, public testimonials from customers like the Defense Department and AgBiome, and a new release of the software its creators say runs 1,000 times faster, the potential for Pachyderm to have an impact in big data are growing by the day. Read more…

News In Brief

Hitachi Ups Game for Managing Unstructured Data

Dec 4, 2018 |

Most enterprise data go unused, and according to some studies very little unstructured data in the form of text, audio and video makes its way into the hands of data analysts. Read more…

Global DataSphere to Hit 175 Zettabytes by 2025, IDC Says

Nov 27, 2018 |

The data we have now is huge. But size, it turns out, is a relative thing. And according to the IDC, the sum of the world’s data – the DataSphere — Read more… Adds Grafana For Incident Detection

Nov 26, 2018 |

Log analysis specialist is launching a metrics application based on the Grafana open source tool used to crunch time-series data. The new metrics capability it being added to its flagship log analytics platform that combines machine learning with the open-source ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) log analyzer. Read more…

Databricks Upgrades Spark Support, Adds ML Runtime

Nov 19, 2018 |

Databricks announced support this week for the latest version of Spark, integrating it into its enterprise analytics platform. Along with support for version 2.4 of the stream processing framework integrated as part of Databricks’ latest runtime, the company also this week unveiled a new runtime feature aimed at simplifying deep learning. Read more…

MapR Targets Cloudera-Hortonworks Customers with ‘Clarity’ Release

Nov 7, 2018 |

MapR Technologies went on the offensive today against its Hadoop rivals Hortonworks and Cloudera with the launch of a “Clarity” release of its MapR Converged Data Platform, as well as a new offer for a free big data assessment from its professional services team. Read more…

This Just In

New AI Solution Reads Biomedical Articles in Under a Second, Sends Findings to Experts

Oct 3, 2018 |

BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 3, 2018 — A serious and time-consuming challenge for pharmaceutical companies is analyzing and reviewing the thousands of pages of scientific journal articles published every year. The content is complex, requires domain expertise, and the review process is prone to errors due to the repetitive nature and dense materials which must be read, catalogued and passed on to the appropriate stakeholders. Read more…

New Data Platform Accelerates Development of Healthcare Applications

Oct 3, 2018 |

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 3, 2018 — InterSystems, a global leader in information technology platforms for health, business, and government applications, has announced the launch of InterSystems IRIS for Health, designed to deliver fast and sustainable value to organizations developing data-intensive healthcare applications. Read more…

LabKey and Linguamatics Partner to Extract Clinical Insights from Big Data in Healthcare

Sep 25, 2018 |

CAMBRIDGE, England and SEATTLE, Sept. 25, 2018 — Linguamatics, a leading natural language processing (NLP) text analytics provider, and LabKey, a provider of bioinformatics data management solutions, today announced an integrated solution designed to streamline the extraction and curation of valuable insights from large volumes of unstructured clinical notes and reports. Read more…

Meharry Launches Data Science Institute

Sep 17, 2018 |

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2018 — Meharry Medical College has announced the launch of a new data science initiative, the Data Science Institute at Meharry, a historic development in the treatment and care of the underserved. Read more… Named a Representative Clinical Data Integration Vendor in New Gartner Report

Aug 31, 2018 |

BURLINGTON, Mass., Aug. 31, 2018 —, a leading population health management company specializing in data aggregation, analytics, and workflow software, was recognized in the Gartner report Healthcare Payer CIOs, Leverage Vendor Partners to Succeed at Clinical Data Integration. Read more…

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