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China and Iran Hacks Demonstrate Need for Better AI-Based Defense

Jun 25, 2019 |

Two events that were uncovered recently — the cyberattack waged by Iran against the United States and the hack of 10 global telecommunications firms suspected by China — underscores the growing need to improve security in companies and government institutions. 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…

What’s Behind Lyft’s Choices in Big Data Tech

May 10, 2019 |

Lyft was a late entrant to the ride-sharing business model, at least compared to its competitor Uber, which pioneered the concept and remains the largest provider. That delay in starting out actually gave Lyft a bit of an advantage in terms of architecting its big data infrastructure in the cloud, as it was able to sidestep some of the challenges that Uber faced in building out its on-prem system. Read more…

Here’s What Doug Cutting Says Is Hadoop’s Biggest Contribution

Apr 1, 2019 |

Apache Hadoop isn’t the center of attention in the IT world anymore, and much of the hype has dissipated (or at least regrouped behind AI). But the open source software project still has a place for on-premise workloads, according to Hadoop co-creator Doug Cutting, who says Hadoop will be remembered most of all for a single contribution it made to IT. Read more…

When Citizen Data Science Meets Basketball Analytics

Mar 27, 2019 |

Basketball, like all sports these days, is getting more data-driven all the time. Teams are looking to data to tell them where to play, what to shoot, and who to double-team in the hopes of eking out a competitive edge. Read more…

News In Brief

Startup Rockset Adds SQL to DynamoDB

Aug 21, 2019 |

Rockset, the serverless search and analytics startup that emerged last fall from stealth mode, this week unveiled its SQL platform targeting NoSQL data from Amazon Web Services’ DynamoDB.

Rockset, San Mateo, Calif., said its real-time SQL capability meets growing requirements among a growing list of DynamoDB users for operational analytics, including the ability to search transactional data and combine data sets. Read more…

Graph Database ‘Shapes’ Data

Aug 16, 2019 |

A semantic graph database technology vendor is supporting a key specification designed to validate graph-based data against a set of conditions that specify the “shape” of data. The goal is a more agile way of analyzing larger volumes of complex, distributed data. Read more…

Rubrik Tunes Upgrade to VMware Users

Aug 14, 2019 |

Rubrik, the multi-cloud data manager, unveiled the latest version of its Andes platform this week with upgrades aimed at technology partner VMware covering automated disaster recovery orchestration, data classification and tighter security. Read more…

Investors Seek Out Lucidworks

Aug 12, 2019 |

Lucidworks, the high-flying search engine platform developer, announced a $100 million funding round. The haul will be poured into its AI-based recommendation tools, including its flagship Fusion search platform.

San Francisco-based Lucidworks said Monday (Aug. Read more…

GPU Storage Approach Targets Big Data Bottlenecks

Aug 9, 2019 |

An emerging storage technology aims to leverage faster GPUs by creating a direct path between local and remote storage, thereby overcoming I/O bottlenecks that are slowing the crunching of AI and HPC data sets. Read more…

This Just In

Archive Document Data Storage Acquired by OASIS Group

Aug 20, 2019 |

August 20, 2019 — OASIS Group, one of the largest Records and Information Management (RIM) providers in Europe, has today announced it has completed the acquisition of Archive Document Data Storage. Read more…

Incorta Raises $30 Million Led by Sorenson Capital

Aug 15, 2019 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., August 15, 2019 -Incorta, the industry’s first no-ETL data warehouse, today announced it has closed $30 million in Series C funding led by Sorenson Capital, with participation from existing investors including GV, Kleiner Perkins, M12 (formerly Microsoft Ventures), Telstra Ventures, and major investor Ron Wohl. Read more…

50th Anniversary of ACM SIGCOMM Conference Previews Future of Our Connected World

Aug 14, 2019 |

NEW YORK, August 14, 2019– The Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM), today announced highlights of SIGCOMM 2019, its annual flagship conference.

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Endemol Shine North America Selects Nexsan’s Storage Solution

Aug 13, 2019 |

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., August 13, 2019 – Nexsan, part of the StorCentric group and a global leader in unified storage solutions including archive and high-density storage, today announced that Endemol Shine North America has extended its investment in Nexsan technology, and enhanced its current Nexsan E-Series high density storage arrays with a Nexsan Unity unified storage solution.

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Quantum to Speak on High-Capacity Archive Storage at SVG Sports Content Management Forum

Jul 18, 2019 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 18, 2019 — Quantum Corp. today announced that Eric Bassier, Quantum’s senior director of product marketing, will speak at SVG’s 13th-annual Sports Content Management Forum in New York. Read more…

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