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Solving Storage Just the Beginning for Minio CEO Periasamy

Feb 1, 2017 |

Yesterday marked the first day of general availability for the free and open source object storage system from Mino. But as Minio co-founder and CEO AB Periasamy explains, delivering the deceptively simple, S3-compatible file system is just a prerequisite for doing what he really wants—using deep learning techniques to extract insight from massive piles of unstructured data in new and powerful ways. Read more…

Why Analytics Are Now Assumed to Run in the Cloud

Dec 8, 2016 |

Not long ago, companies considered big data analytics such a strategic advantage that they wouldn’t dream of letting it outside their firewall. That hesitation has almost completely melted away to the point where spending for on-premise analytics is actually declining and companies expect analytics to run in the cloud. Read more…

Exabytes Hit the Road with AWS Snowmobile

Dec 1, 2016 |

Big data, meet your big rig. Amazon Web Services took containerization technology to new levels yesterday when it unveiled plans to use 45-foot trailers equipped with scads of disk and fast fiber optic connections to help customers upload 100 petabytes of data into the cloud. Read more…

Amazon Adds AI, SQL to Analytics Arsenal

Nov 30, 2016 |

By any measure, Amazon Web Services is already a monster in the field of analytics via pre-built Hadoop, Redshift, Kinesis, and deep learning services. With today’s unveiling of its new Amazon AI offering and a new ad-hoc query mechanism for data stored in S3 called Athena, the company is extending its considerable lead. Read more…

Hortonworks Unveils New Offerings for AWS Marketplace

Nov 15, 2016 |

Hortonworks today took the wraps off new big data services that run on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. The Hadoop, Spark, and Hive services are pre-configured, and are designed to get users up and running quickly and easily. Read more…

Spark ML Runs 10x Faster on GPUs, Databricks Says

Oct 27, 2016 |

Apache Spark machine learning workloads can run up to 10x faster by moving them to a deep learning paradigm on GPUs, according to Databricks, which today announced that its hosted Spark service on Amazon’s new GPU cloud. Read more…

AWS Beats Azure to K80 General Availability

Oct 4, 2016 |

Amazon Web Services has seeded its cloud with Nvidia Tesla K80 GPUs to meet the growing demand for accelerated computing across an increasingly-diverse range of workloads. The P2 instance family is a welcome addition for compute- and data-focused users who were growing frustrated with the performance limitations of Amazon’s G2 instances, which are backed by three-year-old Nvidia GRID K520 graphics cards. Read more…

Tech Startups Wary of Big Data Legal Hassles

May 31, 2016 |

At least part of the technological and political blowback from the recent legal battle between the FBI and Apple over government access to encrypted data is a shift among some Silicon Valley startups away from retaining large amounts of customer and other data. Read more…

Inside the Analytic Transformation of Pitney Bowes

Apr 28, 2016 |

Who is Pitney Bowes? For some, the 96-year-old company is synonymous with 20th century technology, like mailing machines and postage meters. But after Tuesday’s launch of its new Commerce Cloud, it’s clear the company sees its future helping small and midsize businesses better navigate the global commerce, with data and analytics playing key roles. Read more…

Meet Alluxio, the Distributed File System Formerly Known as Tachyon

Feb 23, 2016 |

Today marks the availability of Alluxio 1.0, the first major release of the memory-centric, virtual distributed file system formerly known as Tachyon. The graduate of UC Berkeley’s AMPLab is already being used to manage petabytes of production storage at companies like Barclays, Alibaba, and Baidu, and now its creator, Haoyuan Li, says Alluxio is ready to spread its wings in the bigger big data world. Read more…

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