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2018 Predictions: Opening the Big Data Floodgates

Dec 19, 2017 |

The pace of innovation in big data today is exceeded only by the actual volume of data generated. So how will the industry respond to the opportunities and challenges posed by huge pipes of data that will be opened up in 2018? Read more…

The Emerging Role of the Chief Data Officer

Dec 14, 2017 |

Across all industries, enterprises have access to more data than ever before as insights pour in from machines throughout the company, customer queries, and archived information. These exponentially growing volumes of information have become overwhelming and unusable for enterprises, making it necessary to have designated staff in the organization to lead data strategy and decide how to manage the digitization of the customer experience, determine the stance on data ethics and the use of that data. Read more…

10 Key Big Data Trends That Drove 2017

Dec 13, 2017 |

2017 has come and (almost) gone. It was a memorable year, to be sure, with plenty of drama and unexpected happenings in terms of the technology, the players, and the application of big data and data science. Read more…

Why Deep Learning May Not Be So ‘Deep’ After All

Dec 12, 2017 |

Deep learning has given us tremendous new powers to spot patterns hidden in great globs of data. For some challenges, neural networks can even outperform top human experts. However, despite all the progress the new approach represents and the hope that it will lead us to actual artificial intelligence, there are big limits on the practical application of deep learning. Read more…

A Decade into Big Data

Dec 11, 2017 |

2016 marked the 10-year anniversary of Hadoop, a name closely associated with “Big Data.” Prior to the advent of Big Data, companies invested in solutions that were not forward-looking; they could only address the immediate needs of businesses. Read more…

News In Brief

Alteryx Repositions for Analytic Tool Consolidation

Dec 6, 2017 |

Alteryx is best known for developing data preparation and blending tools. That’s its historical position of strength in the market. But the vendor aims to change that in the future as it builds its platform and widens its offerings in a bid to steal the thunder from competitors and their best-of-breed tools. Read more…

Machine Learning ‘Arms Race’ Ahead, McAfee Warns

Nov 30, 2017 |

Machine learning is becoming an essential tool for helping cyber defenders detect vulnerabilities, spot suspicious behavior and contain exploits. At the same time, hackers are using machine learning to spot vulnerabilities, launch attacks and disrupt models used by defenders. Read more…

Cloudera Bringing Impala to AWS Cloud

Nov 28, 2017 |

Apache Impala, the SQL-based analytical database that originated at Cloudera, will soon be available as a managed service on the Amazon Web Services cloud, the Hadoop software distributor announced today at AWS Re:Invent. Read more…

Algorithmia Aims AI Layer at ‘Last Mile’ Problem

Nov 16, 2017 |

It has been asserted that the algorithm has overtaken traditional software code as the driving force behind the AI Era. On the assumption that assertion is accurate, startups are beginning to offer tools for building what one refers to as “algorithm portfolios” Read more…

Hortonworks Close to Breaking Even on Cash Flow

Nov 8, 2017 |

Hortonworks is on track to break even from a cash-flow perspective this quarter, its CFO said last week following the release of the company’s impressive third-quarter financial results.

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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…