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Inside Our Data Obsession: A Graphic Depiction

Jul 25, 2017 |

Humans are obsessed with data. There’s just no two ways about it. We can’t help but to count, sort, name, and categorize everything we find. And thanks to digital technology, we’ve taken our data fixation to lofty new heights. Read more…

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…

News In Brief

Call For U.S. Machine Intelligence Plan Stresses Trust

Mar 1, 2018 |

The rise of machine intelligence has prompted policy wonks to weigh in with a list of caveats along with recommendations for preserving the American technology lead in AI and machine learning while initiating the process of managing future risks. Read more…

DHS Funds Cyber Data Research

Feb 26, 2018 |

Federal cyber defenders are taking a data-centric approach in their efforts to boost cyber defense research, distributing more than $5.6 million in contracts focused on new ways to collect data on hacking attempts that can eventually be used to counter those threats. Read more…

Esri Adds an Unstructured Location Data Capability

Feb 22, 2018 |

Spatial analytics specialist Esri continues to expand its mapping platform with the acquisition of ClearTerra, a developer of geospatial and other intelligence tools focused on unstructured data.

Esri, Redlands, Calif., announced the acquisition on Thursday (Feb. Read more…

‘Dual-Use’ AI Poses New Security Threats

Feb 21, 2018 |

While the genie may already be out of the bottle, the rapid growth and broad availability of AI and machine learning technology along with a growing list of development tools is prompting critics to highlight future security concerns and the need to consider upfront the potential for malicious use of the technology. Read more…

This Just In

Splunk Trains Workforce of Tomorrow with AWS, NPower, Wounded Warrior Project and Year Up

Sep 26, 2017 |

SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2017 — Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), first in delivering “aha” moments from machine data, today announced it is helping military veterans and youth train for careers in technology through its Splunk4Good initiative and partnerships with nonprofit organizations NPowerWounded Warrior Project (WWP) and Year Up as well as AWS re:Start. Read more…

Pepperdata Launches Strategic Partner Program to Serve Systems Integration Service Providers

Sep 20, 2017 |

CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept. 20, 2017 — Pepperdata, the DevOps for Big Data company, today announced the launch of the Pepperdata Partner Program to recognize qualified partners who have demonstrated expertise in successfully implementing and using the Pepperdata suite of operator and developer applications. Read more…

TIBCO to Host Sold-Out Energy Forum in Houston

Sep 14, 2017 |

PALO ALTO, Calif.Sept. 14, 2017 — TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration, API management, and analytics, announced today that the annual TIBCO Energy Forum will take place December 12-13, 2017 at The Westin Houston Memorial City. Read more…

Hazelcast IMDG and Apache Cassandra to Deliver Real-Time Smart Meter Platform

Sep 12, 2017 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., and MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 12, 2017 – Hazelcast, the leading open source in-memory data grid (IMDG) with hundreds of thousands of installed clusters and over 39 million server starts per month, today announced details of a new IoT platform designed by Future Grid – the developer of an operational intelligence data platform which provides electric power generation utilities with a real-time, streamlined view of their Internet of Things (IoT) data. Read more…

Globe Telecom Uses Cloudera to Enhance Customer Experience

Sep 12, 2017 |

MANILA, PhilippinesSept. 11, 2017 — Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR), a platform for machine learning and analytics optimized for the cloud, announced that Globe Telecom has used the Cloudera platform to successfully enhance customer experience and deliver real-time targeted marketing campaigns and offers to its 60 million customers. Read more…