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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…

Behavior I/O: Using Machine Learning to Empower Human Learning

Jun 17, 2016 |

At lunch last week, I learned that a couple colleagues were engaged in a little duel—trying to out-walk each other, as tracked by their new Fitbits. Self-improvement was definitely the goal, but seeing peer performance and benchmarks provided the required motivation to achieve that goal. Read more…

News In Brief

Veritone, Cognitive Media Startup, Raises $50M

Aug 25, 2016 |

The developers of a “cognitive media platform” designed to render audio and video content and make the results searchable have closed a $50 million funding round.

Veritone Inc. Read more…

U.S. Eyes Tools to Spot Faked Images, Video

Aug 24, 2016 |

University researchers are using machine learning along with signal and image processing tools in a military-funded effort to detect doctored images and video, then figuring out how they were manipulated. Read more…

Another Self-Service Database Tool Emerges

Aug 23, 2016 |

The democratization of big data continues apace with a new self-service analytics tool that allows non-data scientists to query databases and get answers without formal training in, for example, SQL. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes

Aug 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…

Flash Memory Gives Databases a Jolt

Aug 12, 2016 |

Database vendors are looking for new memory technology options as datasets continue to soar. With that in mind, Redis Labs Inc. claimed this week that its database running on flash memory along with Intel Corp.’s NVM Express flash-based SSDs achieved record performance. Read more…

This Just In

KAYAK Selects Talena to Protect Critical Big Data Assets

Aug 24, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 24 — KAYAK, the world’s leading travel search engine, has selected Talena, the always-on big data pioneer, to provide scalable backup and granular recovery capabilities across its HPE Vertica environment. Read more…

Tableau Appoints Adam Selipsky as New CEO

Aug 23, 2016 |

SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 23 — Tableau Software, Inc. (NYSE: DATA), the global leader in visual analytics, today announced that it has appointed Adam Selipsky as president and chief executive officer effective September 16. Read more…

Splunk Announces .conf2016

Aug 22, 2016 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 22 — Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced .conf2016: The 7th Annual Splunk Conference is taking place September 26–29 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. Read more…

Basho Announces New Roadshow

Aug 18, 2016 |

SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 18 — Basho Technologies, the creator and developer of Riak KV and Riak TS, the world’s most resilient NoSQL databases, today announced its Scaling Time Series Apps Roadshow, an educational tour that will provide program attendees demonstrations of tools designed specifically to meet the challenges IoT data presents. Read more…

Cloudera Assists Sky Bet

Aug 17, 2016 |

LONDON, England, Aug. 17 — Cloudera, the global provider of the fastest, easiest, and most secure data management and analytics platform built on Apache Hadoop and the latest open source technologies, today announced that it is working with one of the biggest online gaming companies in the UK, Sky Bet, to deliver real-time services and targeted promotions that are improving the experience for tens of thousands of gamers and sporting punters across the country. Read more…