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How These Banking, Energy, and Pharma Firms Use Spark

Jan 20, 2017 |

Few frameworks have gained so much popularity as quickly as Apache Spark.  The open source technology may not be ubiquitous yet in the analytics world, but it’s fast approaching that point. Read more…

3 Ways Big Data Is Being Used in IT

Aug 25, 2016 |

The big data revolution is transforming how business gets done across multi-trillion-dollar industries like financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail. Heck, even the Federal Government, with its nearly $4-trillion budget, is getting in on the act. Read more…

The Modernization Dilemma: Breaking the Myths of On-Premise Versus Cloud Storage

Aug 15, 2016 |

Several years into the cloud computing revolution, the general assumption in enterprises is that cloud storage is better storage. It can be easy to implement, eliminates much of the burden on IT departments, and can be more cost-effective. Read more…

Big Data A to Z

Aug 8, 2016 |

The big data ecosystem benefits from a rich and diverse array of products and projects, veritable pieces in a puzzle that IT professionals largely assemble themselves. But this big data abundance can be overwhelming at times, so we put together this guide to help you understand some of the most common terms you’ll come across in your big data journey. Read more…

Building the Enterprise-Ready Data Lake: What It Takes To Do It Right

Jul 25, 2016 |

The last year has seen a significant growth in the number of companies launching data lake initiatives as their first mainstream production Hadoop-based project. This isn’t surprising given the compelling technical and economic arguments in favor of Hadoop as a data management platform, and the continued maturation of Hadoop and its associated ecosystem of open source projects. Read more…

News In Brief

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…

Big Genomics Data Gets a Storage Boost

Jan 5, 2017 |

Bio-processor developer Edico Genome is collaborating with storage specialist Dell EMC to bundle computing and storage platform for analyzing gene-sequencing data.

The partners said this week the platform will be based on Edico Genome’s DRAGEN processor that uses an FPGA for hardware acceleration. Read more…

Visualization Startup Targets First Responders

Jan 3, 2017 |

A startup has developed a visual data analytics platform based on technology developed at Purdue University that focuses on delivering real-time information for first responders.

Davista Technologies is targeting law enforcement, public safety and health care sectors that are increasingly inundated with text, audio and visual data. Read more…

Spark Gains Momentum With Latest Investment

Dec 15, 2016 |

Apache Spark continues to attract data technology investors, with project creators at Databricks announcing completion of another funding round totaling $60 million.

Databricks said Thursday (Dec. 15) the Series C funding round was led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and joined by existing investor Andreeson Horowitz. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes (Dec. 2016)

Dec 15, 2016 |

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Read more…

This Just In

MapR Awarded Additional Patent for Converged Data Platform

Jan 19, 2017 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 19 — MapR Technologies, Inc., the provider of the first and only converged data platform, today announced that it has been granted a patent (US9,501,483) from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Read more…

Databricks Expands Internationally

Jan 17, 2017 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 17 — Databricks, the company founded by the creators of the popular Apache Spark project, today announced international expansion with two new offices opening in Amsterdam and Bangalore. Read more…

Hortonworks Appoints Raj Verma President and COO

Jan 13, 2017 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 13 — Hortonworks (NASDAQ: HDP), a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, announced that it has appointed Raj Verma president and chief operating officer. Read more…

Cray Appoints Stathis Papaefstathiou to Senior VP of Research and Development

Jan 11, 2017 |

SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 11 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (Nasdaq: CRAY) today announced the appointment of Stathis Papaefstathiou to the position of senior vice president of research and development. Read more…

Clairvoyant Announces Business Expansion in Four Major US Cities

Jan 10, 2017 |

Jan. 10 — Clairvoyant LLC, a global technology consulting and services company focussed on big data, announces expansion of its domestic footprint in Four major US locations. Read more…