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GDPR: Say Goodbye to Big Data’s Wild West

Jul 17, 2017 |

It’s getting time to call those cowboys home. The days of “anything goes” in big data will come to close next May, when the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into full effect. Read more…

Is Your Business Ready for AI? Ask These 3 Questions

Jul 14, 2017 |

Lately it seems that I can’t open Twitter or go to any news outlet without being bombarded by headlines about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on the global business landscape. Read more…

New CEO, Same Strategy for Couchbase

Jul 12, 2017 |

When a CEO is replaced, it’s often because a major shift in business strategy is required. But when Matt Cain took over the top job at Couchbase this spring, Cain committed to the same general plan followed by his predecessor, Bob Wiederhold. Read more…

What’s Challenging in Big Data Now: Integration and Privacy

Jul 5, 2017 |

It’s been said many times before, but it’s worth stating again: big data presents large opportunities for improving business and society, but it also involves sizable computing challenges, as well as moral challenges. Read more…

The Top Three Challenges of Moving Data to the Cloud

Jul 4, 2017 |

Most data-driven businesses have already or are looking to move their data from on-premises databases to the cloud in order to take advantage of its unlimited, on-demand storage and compute cycles. Read more…

News In Brief

Neural Nets Gaining Traction With Banks

Jul 17, 2017 |

Banking, insurance and financial services are driving the vibrant neural network software market along with growing uptake in the health care market, according to a new market forecast.

The estimated 26 percent annual growth rate for neural network software through 2021 is also being spurred by emerging real-time AI applications in diverse market segments such as public safety. Read more…

H2O.ai Boasts New AI Product Like ‘Kaggle Grandmaster in a Box’

Jul 7, 2017 |

Want to get started with data science and artificial intelligence, but lack the skilled personnel to do it? You could be a candidate for machine learning software company H2O.ai’s latest creation, Driverless AI, which it compares to “Kaggle Grandmaster in a box.” Read more…

NEC Claims Vector CPU Outperforms Spark

Jul 6, 2017 |

An arms race is shaping up in the machine-learning sector with the claim by NEC Corp. that its approach based on its vector processor accelerates data processing by more than a factor of 50 compared to the Apache Spark cluster-computing framework. Read more…

Analytics Vendor NCI Acquired By Investors

Jul 3, 2017 |

NCI Inc., a big data analytics and IT vendor to the Defense Department and other federal and state government agencies, said it has agreed to be acquired by a private equity investment fund. Read more…

Startup Takes AI Approach as Cyber Threats Mount

Jun 29, 2017 |

Little else has worked lately when it comes to cybersecurity, prompting a startup and its backers to give artificial intelligence a shot.

A group of industry veterans that includes a former FBI cyber-security expert emerged from stealth mode this week with a plan to leverage AI and machine learning technology to bolster enterprise security frameworks. Read more…

This Just In

Clearsense Selects Splice Machine to Power its Healthcare Data Analytics Platform

Jul 11, 2017 |

SAN FRANCISCO, July 11, 2017 — Splice Machine, provider of the leading hybrid RDBMS, today announced that it has been chosen by Clearsense, a smart data solution for healthcare organizations, to power its healthcare data analytics platform, Inception. Read more…

Melissa Advocates Single, Trusted View of Patient Data for Improved Healthcare

Jun 21, 2017 |

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., June 21, 2017 — Melissa, a provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, today advocated that excellent healthcare begins with accurate and enhanced patient information. Read more…

SAS Analytics Helps Virginia Tackle Opioid Addiction

May 31, 2017 |

CARY, N.C., May 31, 2017 — The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) speeds medical care to citizens in need by analyzing massive amounts of data using SAS Analytics. Read more…

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…