Tag: aws

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…

Artistic Algorithms, Deep Learning Shift to Cloud

Dec 6, 2016 |

Application builder Algorithmia has expanded its marketplace to include a cloud-based platform for creating deep learning environments for training style transfer models, a type of filter that can for example convert images to match a particular artist’s work. 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…

A Peek Inside DataStax’s New Cloud Strategy

Nov 18, 2016 |

DataStax revealed this week that it’s getting into the Apache Cassandra cloud business with the acquisition of DataScale. While the cloud pivot certainly diversifies DataStax’s business, some speculate it may be a response to its dispute with the Apache Software Foundation. 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…

Oracle Bolsters Cloud Gambit With Expanded Analytics

Sep 21, 2016 |

As it looks to challenge public cloud leader Amazon Web Services, Oracle Corp. is rolling out an analytics package spanning data services, applications and infrastructure.

Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) unveiled its analytics cloud this week during a company event used by company cofounder and CTO Larry Ellison to declare the database giant was taking on AWS (NASDAQ: Read more…

The SQL Service at the Heart of Amazon Kinesis Analytics

Aug 17, 2016 |

Amazon Web Services gave real-time application developers a boost last week when it unveiled Amazon Kinesis Analytics, a new service for continuously querying streaming data using good old SQL. The service hooks into the entire Kinesis suite available from AWS, but the core underlying technology was developed by a third-party vendor you might not be familiar with. Read more…

Datos IO Partners With AWS on Data Backup

Aug 2, 2016 |

Growing deployment of distributed applications on scale-out and cloud databases has, vendors claim, fueled the need to protect critical application data, resulting in data governance standards that mandate backup and recovery capabilities as part of the application stack. Read more…

Seeking Ideal Clouds for ML Workloads

Jul 6, 2016 |

As machine learning increasingly works its way into the world, technologists must find ways to integrate the new applications and incorporate the new workloads with existing systems. Many agree that the cloud is a good place for running big-data style workloads, but finding the right cloud for your particular workload may be harder than you originally envisioned. Read more…