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NFL, AWS Launch New Competition to Track Helmet Impacts in Football

In 2017, researchers from Boston University studied the donated brains of 111 National Football League (NFL) players. All but one showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease assoc Read more…

Akka Cloud Platform Now on AWS

Java and Scala developers who want an easier way to build distributed applications without all the muss and fuss of synchronizing locks and managing state will be interested to learn that Lightbend is now making its Akka Read more…

AWS Bolsters Its Lakehouse

Amazon Web Services wants you to create data silos to ensure you get the best performance when processing data. AWS also wants to help unify your data to ensure that insights don’t fall between the cracks. If you think Read more…

AWS Bolsters SageMaker with Data Prep, a Feature Store, and Pipelines

Organizations that are using Amazon SageMaker to build machine learning models got a few new features to play with Tuesday, including options for data preparation, building ML pipelines, and a feature store. One of th Read more…

AWS Unveils Batch of Analytics, Database Tools

A trio of analytics tools announced by Amazon Web Services are aimed at improving the performance of the cloud vendor’s Redshift data warehouse by easing data movement across different storage platforms. The analyti Read more…

WANdisco Drops In On the Hadoop Cloud Migration Party

Organizations that want to move their on-prem Hadoop cluster to the cloud may be interested in a new solution unveiled yesterday by WANdisco. Called LiveData Migrator, the software allows customers to move their Hadoop d Read more…

Rethinking Log Analytics at Cloud Scale

Log analytics is soaring in popularity, and Elasticsearch has captured a lot of that growth. But running a performant Elasticsearch cluster at scale is notoriously difficult. Now a company called ChaosSearch is touting a Read more…

Confluent Goes ‘Infinite’ with Kafka Cloud Storage

Companies that want to store oodles of event data in Kafka but don’t want to pay oodles of dollars may be interested in the new “infinite storage” option unveiled today by Confluent. The Kafka company says the new Read more…

Cloudera Delivers Private Cloud Amid Public Speculation of Sale

Cloudera today announced that it has begun a limited tech preview for the on-premise version of its enterprise data lake, called Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) Private Cloud, which is its first product to support Kubernete Read more…

Scylla Looks Beyond Cassandra to Challenge DynamoDB

NoSQL database vendor Scylla continues to target Apache Cassandra workloads with its latest open source release promoted as moving beyond “feature parity” with Cassandra while offering a “drop-in” alternative to Read more…

The Big Cloud Data Boom Gets Even Bigger, Thanks to COVID-19

Public clouds were gaining momentum before COVID-19. Now, nearly eight weeks into the pandemic and associated shutdown of work and play, clouds are gaining even more ground as companies scramble to virtualize as much of Read more…

Google, Splunk Partner on Multi-Cloud Data

As cloud vendors seek to reduce data movement as a way of preserving network bandwidth and computing resources, they are also promoting greater cloud access to “holistic” data sets spawned by the increasing number of Read more…

AWS Announces Support for PyTorch with Amazon Elastic Inference

AWS has announced that the Amazon Elastic Inference is now compatible with PyTorch models. PyTorch, which AWS describes as a “popular deep learning framework that uses dynamic computational graphs,” is a piece of fre Read more…

Open Raven, a New Enterprise Data Security Platform, Emerges from Stealth

The enterprise data security space has a new player. Yesterday, Open Raven emerged from stealth, promising a “modern data security platform that brings visibility and control to enterprise data protection.”  (more&h Read more…

Cloud Looms Large for Big Data in 2020

If you’re involved with big data in 2020, then it will be hard to avoid the cloud, which has become the de-facto standard platform for storing and processing vast amounts of data. The cloud will change quickly this yea Read more…

AWS Bolsters Redshift, Elasticsearch Services

Amazon Web Services gave customers 28 more reasons to store and process data on its public cloud platform yesterday during its annual re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, bringing the total number of services to 18 Read more…

Dogged Determination: How Trupanion Pulled AI Across the Finish Line

David Jaw had reason to be excited. As a data scientist at Trupanion, Jaw had just put the finishing touches on the prototype of a machine learning model that could replicate the actions of a human claims adjuster with a Read more…

How LendingTree Sumo-Sized Its IT Monitoring

As an online lending marketplace, LendingTree is totally dependent on the Internet. So when one of the servers that funnels sales leads into the company went down a couple of years ago, the company had a serious problem Read more…

Database, Data Management Upgrades Keep Coming

Data analytics and database vendors vendor continue to churn out new versions of their platforms that integrate new features like cloud-native functionality and more granular views of structured and unstructured data. Th Read more…

How Sumo Logic Turns the Event Data Tsunami into Continuous Intelligence

The ongoing explosion of event data can easily overwhelm your ability to make sense of it. Modern applications -- many containerized and running on the cloud -- generate huge streams of log data describing everything tha Read more…

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