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Spark’s New Deep Learning Tricks

Jun 7, 2017 |

Imagine being able to use your Apache Spark skills to build and execute deep learning workflows to analyze images or otherwise crunch vast reams of unstructured data. That’s the gist behind Deep Learning Pipelines, a new open source package unveiled yesterday by Databricks. Read more…

MapR Rebrands Around Converged Data Fabric

Jun 6, 2017 |

MapR Technologies today announced a major rebranding and repositioning of the data storage layer of its converged data platform. MapR-XD, as the data store is now known, provides the mechanism for customers to build a unified data fabric that stretches from edge devices, into the data center, and out to public clouds. Read more…

Cloudera Unveils Altus to Simplify Hadoop in the Cloud

May 24, 2017 |

Running Hadoop, whether on-premise or in the cloud, is neither simple nor easy. Administrators with specialized skills are needed to configure, manage, and maintain the clusters for their clients, who are data scientists, engineers, and analysts. Read more…

Cloudera IPO Lauded by Big Data Community

Apr 28, 2017 |

Cloudera officially went public today with an IPO that raised $225 million for the Hadoop distributor. While the now-public company’s valuation may be about half what it was a few years ago, Cloudera and its partners in the big data community look at the IPO as a positive move for the industry as a whole. Read more…

Only a Fraction of 160 Zettabyte ‘Datasphere’ to Be Stored

Apr 25, 2017 |

Think you’ve seen big data? Think again. The amount of data created in the universe will skyrocket from 16 zettabytes this year to more than 160 zettabytes by 2025, according to a new IDC report sponsored by Seagate. Read more…

News In Brief

Yahoo’s Massive Hadoop Scale on Display at Dataworks Summit

Jun 16, 2017 |

Yahoo put its massive Hadoop investment on display this week at Dataworks Summit, the semi-annual big data conference that it co-hosts with Hortonworks.

While Hadoop is no longer the conference headliner that it once was, the platform is still critical for the daily operations of Yahoo, which officially became part of Verizon Communications this week when the $4.5 billion acquisition finally closed. Read more…

Actian Eyes ‘Hybrid Data’ With First NoSQL Database

Jun 14, 2017 |

Resurgent analytical database vendor Actian Corp. expanded its focus on the enterprise with the release of an object-oriented NoSQL database.

Actian, Palo Alto, Calif., said Tuesday (June 13) its first NoSQL database combines object technology with traditional database features as more enterprises tackle complex data models. Read more…

Tibco Launches BI Cloud, Updates Streaming Platform

Jun 8, 2017 |

As self-service data analytics inexorably shifts to the cloud, another business intelligence and analytics tool vendor has rolled out a cloud platform along with an updated version of its streaming analytics framework as a way of expanding its customer base. Read more…

HPE, Hedvig Target Hybrid Cloud Storage

Jun 2, 2017 |

A day after announcing lackluster quarterly results as IT hardware demand declines, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and software-defined storage startup Hedvig Inc. announced a hybrid cloud storage platform customized for HPE servers. Read more…

Nvidia’s Huang Sees AI ‘Cambrian Explosion’

May 24, 2017 |

The processing power and cloud access to developer tools used to train machine-learning models are making artificial intelligence ubiquitous across computing platforms and data framework, insists Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. Read more…

This Just In

Talend Accelerates Growth by Opening New Office in India

Jun 22, 2017 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & BANGALORE, India, June 22, 2017 —Talend (NASDAQ:TLND) today announced the official opening of its office in Bangalore, India, to address regional sales opportunities and better serve client needs on a global basis. Read more…

Developers of First Ever Metadata Search Engine Creates Savings Calculator

Jun 21, 2017 |

TEL AVIV, June 19, 2017 — Octopai ( introduces the first ever cloud-based metadata search engine tool to provide Business Intelligence (BI) groups with full visibility and control of metadata that is scattered across many different BI systems within an organization. Read more…

Talend Recognized for Big Data Leadership by Top Tech Journals

Jun 20, 2017 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 20, 2017 — Talend (NASDAQ: TLND) today announced it has been appointed among the top 10 list of winners for the 2017 SD Times 100 “Best in Show” in Software Development for Big Data and Analytics. Read more…

Rackspace Announces Completion of TriCore Solutions Acquisition

Jun 20, 2017 |

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, June 20, 2017 — Rackspace today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of TriCore Solutions, a leader in the management of enterprise applications, including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Business Analytics solutions from Oracle, SAP and other vendors. Read more…

Sumo Logic Launches Illuminate User Conference

Jun 19, 2017 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 19, 2017 — Sumo Logic, the leading cloud-native, machine data analytics platform that delivers continuous intelligence, today announced its first-ever Illuminate user conference, which will bring together the top customers, experts and luminaries to share best practices and hands-on training for building, running and securing modern applications. Read more…