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Sports Follies Exemplify Need for Instant Analysis of Streaming Data

Mar 16, 2017 |

Michael Lewis’ book, “Moneyball” tells the the well-known story of how the Oakland A’s used data analytics to gain a competitive advantage in major league baseball (MLB) in the late 80s and early 90s. Read more…

Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

Mar 13, 2017 |

The Hadoop dream of unifying data and compute in a distributed manner has all but failed in a smoking heap of cost and complexity, according to technology experts and executives who spoke to Datanami. Read more…

Dr. Elephant Steps Up to Cure Hadoop Cluster Pains

Mar 7, 2017 |

Getting jobs to run on Hadoop is one thing, but getting them to run well is something else entirely. With a nod to the pain that parallelism and big data diversity brings, LinkedIn unveiled a new release of Dr. Read more…

4 Ways VR Will Change Big Data

Mar 1, 2017 |

We are living in an age of big data. In this era of ever-increasing information, we’re collecting data at an astonishing rate, but not necessarily understanding it. Read more…

How Mashable Seeds Journalism with Data Science

Feb 27, 2017 |

In journalism, researching what to write about often takes more time and effort than actually writing. But the online news site Mashable has found a way to accelerate the editorial process using a judicious application of big data tech and data science. Read more…

News In Brief

MapD Upgrades GPU-Based Database Performance

Apr 28, 2017 |

The latest version of MapD Technologies’ flagship database and visualization platform reemphasizes GPU acceleration as a means of scaling data volumes and boosting query performance to “hundreds of billions of rows.” Read more…

Infor Buys Cloud Analytics Vendor Birst

Apr 26, 2017 |

Consolidation in the business intelligence sector may be underway with this week’s acquisition of pure-play cloud analytics vendor Birst Inc. by enterprise software vendor Infor.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read more…

Startup Patents ‘Whole Brain’ AI Approach

Apr 25, 2017 |

Among the criticisms of current artificial intelligence systems is their inability to handle more than one task such as spatial navigation or object recognition at a time.

“Integrating advanced behaviors into a whole brain system for robots and drones represents the future of artificial intelligence” Read more…

Big Data Begets Big Storage

Apr 24, 2017 |

The healthcare sector along with the explosion of connected devices are driving the big data storage market, according to a new survey of the global storage market that pegs annual growth over the next decade at more than 20 percent. Read more…

Musk’s Latest Startup Eyes Brain-Computer Links

Apr 21, 2017 |

Elon Musk, the auto and space entrepreneur and severe critic of artificial intelligence, is forming a new venture that reportedly will seek to develop an interface between the human brain and computers. Read more…

This Just In

Inpixon, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Announce West Coast Synergy Series

Mar 31, 2017 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 31, 2017 — Inpixon (NASDAQ: INPX), an indoor positioning and data analytics company, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced a series of baseball-themed seminars focused on HPE’s Synergy – a new category of infrastructure that accelerates application delivery in both traditional and new IT environments. Read more…

Cloudera-Powered Data Analytics Platform Implemented by Wargaming

Feb 22, 2017 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 22 — Cloudera, the global provider of the fastest, easiest, and most secure data management, analytics and machine-learning platform built on the latest open source technologies, today announced that Wargaming has implemented a Cloudera-powered Data Analytics platform to personalize game interaction and optimize its business for a more enjoyable playing experience. Read more…

Zaloni Triples Customer Base in 2016

Jan 31, 2017 |

DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 31 — Zaloni, the data lake company, had a strong 2016, tripling the number of new product customers and GAAP product revenue as compared to 2015. Zaloni attributes a portion of this remarkable growth to the market’s readiness to embrace production data lakes, particularly in financial services, telecommunications and healthcare, including compliance, fraud prevention, Customer 360, and advanced analytics – all of which require Zaloni’s data management products and services for successful implementation. Read more…

GoodData Opens New Datacenter in Canada

Jan 24, 2017 |

Jan. 24 — GoodData, a leading provider of the platform and expertise enterprises need to launch data products, today announced it has opened a new data center in Toronto, Canada. Read more…

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…