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Data Science Platforms Seen as Difference-Makers

Jan 23, 2017 |

How will data scientists work in the future? Based on today’s trends and a new survey by Forrester, it seems likely that much of the work that data scientists do will revolve around centralized platforms that help to organize not just the data and the tools, but data scientists themselves. Read more…

Leveraging Data Science for Deeper Marketing Decision-Making

Jan 19, 2017 |

It’s no surprise that Gartner has reinforced its prediction that CMOs will outspend CIOs on IT in 2017, as marketing technology plays a critical role in top line enterprise revenue growth. Read more…

Big Data Fabrics Emerge to Ease Hadoop Pain

Jan 18, 2017 |

If Hadoop is leaving your data lake project all wet, you may be a good candidate for an emerging architectural concept called the big data fabric. As industry experts explain, big data fabrics bring a certain level of cohesion and automation to the processes and tools that companies are adopting as they try to get value out of big data. Read more…

DataRobot Delivers an ML Automation Boost for Evariant

Jan 12, 2017 |

Companies in all industries face an acute shortage of data scientists, those digital alchemists who turn raw data into gold. But for the healthcare software company Evariant, the decision to use DataRobot to automate its machine learning operations was a force multiplier for its data science team. Read more…

Cybersecurity Grabs the Big Data Spotlight

Jan 11, 2017 |

For all the good that big data can bring your company, it also introduces certain risks. Thanks to a growing awareness about the importance of cybersecurity as a result of recent high-profile breaches, businesses will have a harder time ignoring these risks in 2017, technology executives say. Read more…

News In Brief

Data Governance Startup Gains Funding

Jan 18, 2017 |

The growing importance of data governance tools used to ensure the integrity of business intelligence processes and methods are fueling investment as data volumes and types continue to grow.

In the latest example, data governance software vendor Collibra said this week it has pushed its venture funding total over $75 million with the close of a $50 million financing round. Read more…

Intel Unveils Deep Learning Framework for Spark

Jan 18, 2017 |

Chip giant Intel last week rolled out a new deep learning framework that runs as a Spark job atop Hadoop. Called BigDL, the open source software is designed to take advantage of hardware acceleration capabilities that Intel has built into its Xeon CPUs. Read more…

AI ‘Inevitable,’ Retraining Needed, Survey Finds

Jan 17, 2017 |

Much debated concerns about the impact artificial intelligence on the global workforce are again highlighted in a new study on AI adoption, but so too are worries among CIOs who worry they lack the in-house skills to deploy and manage machine intelligence. Read more…

Apeiron Gains Partner For its Net Storage Platform

Jan 13, 2017 |

Looking to unclog big data network and storage bottlenecks, a Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) vendor and technology integrator have launched a partnership designed to deliver a NVMe over Ethernet platform that targets the analytics and Internet of Things processing sectors. Read more…

Deep Learning Developers Eye Fintech Apps

Jan 11, 2017 |

With artificial intelligence all the rage these days, market trackers are attempting to gauge just where the technology is headed and which industry sectors will lead development for specific big data and other enterprise use cases. Read more…

This Just In

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…

Hortonworks Data Platform Utilized by HCSC and BCBS MI

Nov 10, 2016 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif.Nov. 10 — Hortonworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDP), a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, today announced Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBS MI) are using Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to modernize their data architectures and unlock the value of analytics. Read more…

CareFacets Launches CFAN Big Data Analytics Platform

Oct 31, 2016 |

ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 31 — CareFacets announced today the launch of CFAN, a big data analytics platform designed for processing large volumes of structured, semi-structured and unstructured healthcare data that is transformed and analyzed using a variety of data management techniques and user configurable business rules. Read more…