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Real-Time Streaming Gone ‘Bananas’

Jan 26, 2016 |

Akuda Labs is touting the throughput and power of a real-time stream data processing system it released last week. The company says the software, dubbed Bananas, runs 10 times faster that Apache Spark Streaming, with considerably less latency. Read more…

Peek Inside a Hybrid Cloud for Big Genomics Data

Mar 30, 2015 |

Genomics, or the study of human genes, holds an enormous promise to improve the health of people. However, at 80GB to 250GB per sequenced genome, the sheer size of genomics data poses a considerable storage and processing challenge. Read more…

SGI Aims to Carve Space in Commodity Big Data Market

Oct 22, 2013 |Commodity hardware has largely been the palette on which big data implementations have been painted, with Google’s early 2000s mantra of it being “fast and cheap” becoming a near cultural staple of the emerging big data trend. Recently, non-commodity, high performance computing players are seeing an opportunity to add their canvasses to the mix. In the latest example, supercomputing icon Silicon Graphics International (SGI) has released a new suite of big data tools aimed at bringing its brand of high performance computing to big data workloads. Read more…

A Gateway to Unstructured Data

Apr 24, 2013 |The ability to access the recent explosion of unstructured data, in the forms of social media data as well as video and audio files, can be limited. SGI, with their planned release of the InfinteStorage Gateway on June 15, hopes to quicken that access, with the goal being to provide a single universal place from which to draw all sorts of media types and files. Read more…

Finding SGI’s Needle with UV Big Brain

Apr 16, 2013 |Two intuitively simple processes, searching and comparing, require two quite different skill sets when applied to large datasets. By literally moving a haystack around, SGI CTO Eng Lim Goh demonstrated the capabilities of the company’s UV Big Brain to accomplish both tasks. Read more…

What Can Enterprises Learn From Genome Sequencing?

Mar 25, 2013 |Data sets are exploding in traditional sciences as the data becomes cheaper and cheaper to process and the scope of the research expands. Can enterprises learn from the data pioneering happening in genomic research? Read more…

SGI Plants Big Data Seeds in HPC

Jan 31, 2013 |Mannel and Conway talked this week about SGI and their various big data functions. Their focus was specifically data-intensive high performance computing, otherwise known as high performance data analytics (HPDA). The talk touched on both the rise of big data within HPC and how SGI has molded to that. Read more…

SGI Spreads Strategic Wings with DataRaptor

Nov 2, 2012 |SGI hopes DataRaptor will aid companies in building applications based on the MarkLogic operational database. The company's Bill Mannell, who was joined by IDC's Steve Conway, drew parallels between high performance systems, big data and the new breed of applications that are... Read more…

One Giant Leap for Psychohistory

Sep 11, 2012 |SGI's UV2, which it touts as the world’s largest in-memory data mining system, is behind a recent project to "map the world according to Wiki" and reveal insights about the connections between history, society and geography. The researcher behind the project who is known for his.... Read more…

This Week’s Big Data Big Seven

Jun 15, 2012 |We wrap up this week with news about a new high performance, data-intensive supercomputer from SGI, new Hadoop announcements, including those from Hortonworks, Datameer, and Karmasphere, some software enhancements for big data infrastructure from ScaleOut and some other startup goodness--all with an eye on next week's International.... Read more…

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