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Five Signs Your Cache-Based Database Architecture May Be Obsolete

Jun 28, 2019 |

The digital economy comprises business moments, critical fractions of seconds when lightning-fast chain reactions take place that transform data into insights and turn opportunities into business values. As data has increased in both velocity and volume, the common practice to support this growth has been to add more cache. Read more…

Inside Jeff Jonas’ Big Plan to Democratize Entity Resolution

Jun 27, 2019 |

Jeff Jonas is no stranger to entity resolution. The data scientist has implemented hundreds of ER systems over the decades – starting with banks and casinos in the 1980s and 1990s and for intelligence agencies and charitable institutions in the 2000s and 2010s. Read more…

Hitting the Reset Button on Hadoop

Jun 24, 2019 |

Hadoop has seen better days. The recent struggles of Cloudera and MapR – the two remaining independent distributors of Hadoop software — are proof of that. After years of failing to meet expectations, some customers are calling it quits on Hadoop and moving on. Read more…

HPE Pins AI Hopes on Services

Jun 21, 2019 |

HPE, like all the system vendors, has big plans to sell massive amounts of compute capability to companies to run machine learning and deep learning workloads that help transform their businesses. Read more…

Teradata Turns 40, Takes Off Gloves, Readies for a Fight

Jun 14, 2019 |

The past, present, and future of Teradata collided yesterday at the company’s headquarters in San Diego, California, where 1,500 employees and guests – including four of the company’s original founders — Read more…

News In Brief

Google, Looker Eye Data Scaling via Multi-Cloud

Jun 6, 2019 |

Google Cloud has moved to buttress its position in the booming data analytics sector with its acquisition of data platform and visualization tool vendor Looker.

Underscoring a trend among infrastructure vendors, Google Cloud said Thursday (June 6) Looker’s platform would run on multiple clouds and Looker customers would be able to access data from Google Cloud’s competitors. Read more…

‘Manifesto’ Touts the Marriage of AI, Ops

Jun 5, 2019 |

Given the growing debate about whether AI qualifies as what used to be referred to as “appropriate technology,” a consensus is building around the notion that automation is ideally suited to enterprise IT, particularly since hybrid infrastructure has become central to nearly all business processes. Read more…

How IBM Is Turning Db2 into an ‘AI Database’

Jun 3, 2019 |

What’s an AI database? If you were to ask IBM executives, they would point you to Db2, the 36-year-old database that’s used by tens of thousands of companies around the world to power transactional and analytical workloads alike. Read more…

Amazon GAs Textract, Its New Machine Learning-Based OCR Service

Jun 3, 2019 |

Companies that rely on optical character recognition (OCR) to digitize the content of printed forms may be interested in Textract, a new machine learning-based OCR service that just became available from Amazon Web Services. Read more…

VC Funding for AI Slows, But Don’t Expect Another AI Winter Just Yet

May 29, 2019 |

AI firms attracted a record $9.33 billion in investments from venture capital firms in 2018, which was nearly a 10% increase from 2017. So far this year, AI funding has dipped a bit, but that doesn’t mean another AI winter is coming. Read more…

This Just In

Can Facebook Help Predict and Monitor Disease? Study Says ‘Yes’

Jun 20, 2019 |

STONY BROOK, N.Y., June 20, 2019 — A new study reveals Facebook posts alone can predict some 21 diseases and conditions, many of them interrelated such as diabetes and hypertension, and anxiety and depression. Read more…

HPE Delivers Innovations to Drive the Next Wave of Intelligent Edge Adoption

Jun 18, 2019 |

LAS VEGAS, June 18, 2019 — Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced new edge solutions, research labs, and programs to simplify and accelerate Intelligent Edge adoption, enabling customers to create unique digital experiences and leverage analytics and machine learning to adapt to changes in real-time. Read more…

Tohoku University Boosts Analytical Capacity for Biobank Medical Research

Jun 17, 2019 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, and SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 17, 2019 – DDN Storage announced today that Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization (ToMMo) has increased its supercomputing capacity to build an advanced medical system, by increasing the capabilities and efficiency of the supercomputer-powered biobank, leveraging DDN solutions and NVIDIA DGX-1 servers.

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Leading Experts Examine How Data Science, AI Are Reshaping Technology and Transforming Society

Jun 6, 2019 |

NEW YORK, June 6, 2019 – Computing and statistics underpin the rapid emergence of data science as a pivotal multi-disciplinary field today. The two key professional organizations in these areas, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), have organized the ACM-IMS Interdisciplinary Summit on the Foundations of Data Science to be held on June 15, 2019 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Read more…

Cardinal Analytx Closes $22 Million Series B Round

May 23, 2019 |

PALO ALTO, Calif.May 23, 2019 Cardinal Analytx Solutions, an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled health insights company, today announced a $22 million Series B funding round led by John Doerr, who will also serve on the Cardinal Analytx board of directors. Read more…

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