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Hadoop Market is Neck and Neck, Forrester Says

If you're shopping for a Hadoop distribution on which to hang your big data hat, you have your work cut out for you, according to Forrester Research, which found four strong performers in a market it says is neck and nec Read more…

New Databases Help Astronomers Probe the Universe

The observable universe became a bit more manageable this week when international astronomers moved to get their arms around their massive datasets through a partnership with the developers of the integrated Rule-Oriente Read more…

IBM Expands Spark Support With SystemML

IBM's machine learning technology has been accepted as an open source project, adding momentum to the steady enterprise shift to open-source development. The development effort also extends IBM's reach into the Apache Sp Read more…

Data Privacy Gets a Makeover With ‘Zero-Knowledge’ Scheme

A cloud tool for application developers is designed to provide strong data encryption by eliminating the requirement for app users to share personal data. The tool also aims to reduce the burden on companies who must pro Read more…

Watson App Gives Big Data for Christmas

Holiday shopping anxiety? There's an app for that. IBM launched its Watson-based "Trend" app this week designed to keep users posted on what's selling this Christmas and why. Watson Trend was released in time for the Read more…

Neo4j Touts 10x Performance Boost of Graphs on IBM Power FPGAs

Neo Technology today announced that it's working with IBM to support its graph database on IBM Power8-based servers equipped with field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). This will enable customers to run graph databases Read more…

IBM Watson Targets ‘Self-Serve’ Analytics

In another attempt to extend its cognitive computing model beyond IT administrators to business users, IBM said it is expanding it Watson Analytics platform to include data discovery models along with natural language pr Read more…

Tape Storage Spec Jumps to 15TB

Data storage licensing specifications released this week by a consortium of technology companies would boost tape storage capacity for archival and other long-term storage to as much as 15 terabytes. The LTO (Linear T Read more…

Apache Spark Gets IBM Mainframe Connection

IBM's recent embrace of Apache Spark is beginning to generate dividends in the form of open source contributions for a mainframe big data link to Spark. Big data software vendor Syncsort, Woodcliff Lake, N.J., said Tu Read more…

Funding Big Data Projects Using IBM Global Financing (IGF)

All companies and organizations face the challenge of extracting the maximum return from their capital investments. Flexible financing options can help minimize up-front payments and better align project outlays with the Read more…

Struggling Under Multiple Databases? Get Used To It

Programmers are a fickle bunch. One day they're all using Java, and the next day Python is the hot new thing. While developers indelibly will dabble in different languages, we're now seeing them do similar things with da Read more…

Funding Big Data Projects Using IBM Global Financing

All companies and organizations face the challenge of extracting the maximum return from their capital investments. Flexible financing options can minimize up-front payments and better align project outlays with the anti Read more…

IBM, Databricks Join Forces to Advance Spark

IBM has jumped on the Apache Spark bandwagon, revealing it would throw its considerable weight behind the open source in-memory processing framework that has been gaining momentum over the last year. Separately, Datab Read more…

IBM Pre-Fab Analytics Targets Vertical Markets

IBM is retargeting retailers, banks, telecommunications carriers and the energy sector with a package of 20 "pre-built" predictive analytics capabilities tailored to specific industry requirements. The vertical analytics Read more…

NOAA Launches Big Data Project

A big data project launched by the U.S. Commerce Department brings together major cloud analytics vendors and the Open Cloud Consortium to develop infrastructure needed to access the more than 20 terabytes of satellite w Read more…

Intel Says Upgraded Haswells Will Speed Analytics

The new Xeon processors unveiled today by Intel will find their way into a number of applications. But one of the most prominent uses will be powering the next-generation of real-time analytics, the chip giant says. Encr Read more…

Building an IT Foundation for Big Data Success

We are in the midst of a major transformation in the business landscape, one that's being driven by disruptive technologies such as cloud and mobile computing, social media, and big data analytics, says Jacqueline Woods, Read more…

One on One with IBM’s Global VP for Data Analytics

As the Global Vice President of Systems Software and Growth Solutions for IBM, Jacqueline Woods has a tremendous amount of influence over a $12-billion portfolio of cloud, mobile, and big data solutions. Woods, who deliv Read more…

IBM Embraces Hadoop in ‘BigInsight’ Push

IBM jumped onto the Hadoop bandwagon this week with the introduction of its BigInsights for Apache Hadoop offering along with machine learning with R statistical computing and other features designed to handle data analy Read more…

IBM Targets Predictive Analytics at Hiring, Retention

As it builds more data analytics into its cloud infrastructure, IBM is trying to leverage predictive analytics as a new recruitment tool to help companies find and attract top talent. IBM said it is now offering a tal Read more…

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