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How to Drive Value From Big Data: Collaboration

Jun 7, 2017 |

Big data can transform enterprise operations, uncovering trends that could be easily overlooked and pointing the way to new opportunities. From detecting a seemingly insignificant mechanical problem that could shut down operations to pinpointing an untapped market, the value big data offers is significant. Read more…

Deep Learning Is About to Revolutionize Sports Analytics. Here’s How

May 26, 2017 |

Imagine being able to model your opponents’ defense to optimize your attack in soccer, or to determine the best placement of players for grabbing rebounds in basketball. These are some of the predictive systems that data scientists are just now starting to build, and they’re using deep learning techniques to do it. Read more…

Cloudera IPO Lauded by Big Data Community

Apr 28, 2017 |

Cloudera officially went public today with an IPO that raised $225 million for the Hadoop distributor. While the now-public company’s valuation may be about half what it was a few years ago, Cloudera and its partners in the big data community look at the IPO as a positive move for the industry as a whole. Read more…

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…

News In Brief

Intel Unveils USB Toolkit for AI Prototyping

Jul 20, 2017 |

Intel has begun rolling out AI hardware previewed last fall with the release of its Movidius Neural Compute Stick, billed as a self-contained AI accelerator in a USB format that requires no network connection. Read more…

GigaSpaces Closes Analytics-App Gap With Spark

Jul 19, 2017 |

Data analytics and cloud vendors are rushing to support enhancements to the latest version of Apache Spark that boost streaming performance while adding new features such as data set APIs and support for continuous, real-time applications. Read more…

Scality Targets Multi-Cloud Data Storage

Jul 11, 2017 |

As more enterprises adopt a multi-cloud strategy designed in part to avoid vendor lock-in, cloud storage vendors are responding with tools aimed at controlling and parsing data, especially the unstructured variety, while leveraging public and private cloud scaling advantages. Read more…

NEC Claims Vector CPU Outperforms Spark

Jul 6, 2017 |

An arms race is shaping up in the machine-learning sector with the claim by NEC Corp. that its approach based on its vector processor accelerates data processing by more than a factor of 50 compared to the Apache Spark cluster-computing framework. Read more…

Startup Takes AI Approach as Cyber Threats Mount

Jun 29, 2017 |

Little else has worked lately when it comes to cybersecurity, prompting a startup and its backers to give artificial intelligence a shot.

A group of industry veterans that includes a former FBI cyber-security expert emerged from stealth mode this week with a plan to leverage AI and machine learning technology to bolster enterprise security frameworks. Read more…

This Just In

TIBCO Energy Forum to Showcase Augmented Intelligence

Jul 13, 2017 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 13, 2017 — TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration, API management, and analytics, today announced its annual TIBCO Energy Forum will take place September 6-7 at The Westin Houston, Memorial City. Read more…

SAS Pioneers ‘Smart Campus’ Tech at HQ

Jun 26, 2017 |

CARY, N.C., June 26, 2017 — Building on its corporate sustainability leadership and Internet of Things (IoT) technology prowess, SAS is taking steps to establish a “smart campus” Read more…

IBM, Cornell to Use Big Data Analytics to Save Global Milk Supply

Jun 23, 2017 |

ARMONK, N.Y. and ITHACA, N.Y., June 23, 2017 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Cornell University, a leader in dairy research, today announced a new collaboration using next-generation sequencing combined with bioinformatics designed to help reduce the chances that the global milk supply is impacted by safety breaches. Read more…

Ancestry Goes All-in on AWS

Jun 9, 2017 |

SEATTLE, June 9, 2017 — Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, will migrate all of its applications and data to AWS. Read more…

LexisNexis Announces Acquisition of Ravel Law

Jun 9, 2017 |

NEW YORK, June 9, 2017 – LexisNexis Legal & Professional, part of information and analytics provider RELX Group, today announced its acquisition of Ravel Law, a legal research, analytics and visualization platform that empowers users to contextualize and interpret vast amounts of information to uncover valuable insights. Read more…