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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…

What Pokémon GO Means for Big Data

Aug 1, 2016 |

 

Pokémon GO has kids of all ages roaming the world in search of digital beasts to capture with their smartphones. While the pop-culture phenomenon provides a (mostly) innocent diversion for the summer, it also serves as a potent reminder about the power of big data and how we’ll interact with emerging technologies, like augmented reality, in the future. Read more…

The NoSQL Tech Behind Vivint’s Smart Home

Jun 29, 2016 |

Here at MongoDB World in New York City, several providers of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions are sharing stories of how they use the NoSQL database. One of the most interesting IoT use cases involves Vivint, which is the largest provider of smart home solutions in the country. Read more…

Will the Fall of ‘Society’s Genome’ Trigger the Next Dark Age?

Jun 20, 2016 |

Over the past 20 years, we’ve witnessed a remarkable transformation of our society, and digital information is at the very heart of it. But what if we were to suddenly lose all this data that we’ve amassed, or a big chunk of it? Read more…

The Growing Menace of Data Hoarding

Jun 13, 2016 |

One of the downsides of living and working in a data-rich environment is the desire to squirrel away every last bit and byte for future use. Thanks to cheap storage systems such as Amazon S3 and Hadoop, it’s technically possible to store every piece of data you’ve collected. Read more…

News In Brief

Flash Memory Gives Databases a Jolt

Aug 12, 2016 |

Database vendors are looking for new memory technology options as datasets continue to soar. With that in mind, Redis Labs Inc. claimed this week that its database running on flash memory along with Intel Corp.’s NVM Express flash-based SSDs achieved record performance. Read more…

Quantum Researchers Eye AI Advances

Aug 11, 2016 |

Researchers wringing out new quantum computing architectures are increasingly looking at the nascent processing technology as a way to advance machine-learning algorithms for new AI applications.

As quantum computing efforts scale up at corporate, university and government laboratories, the promising yet largely unproven technology could help unlock facets of artificial intelligence, leading to more powerful cognitive computing technologies like IBM’s (NYSE: Read more…

Hiring Seen Rising Along With Automation

Aug 3, 2016 |

Despite growing worries among some U.S. workers about the deployment of automation and machine learning, a new survey finds that U.S. technology companies also plan to boost workforce hiring over the next three years. 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…

Machine Learning on Track with Rail Trials

Jul 20, 2016 |

Boasting one of the most advanced rail networks in the world, Japan is investigating the use of artificial intelligence and a machine learning technology approach that would attempt to add what promoters call a “train time delay” Read more…

This Just In

HDS Announces Enhanced Integration With VMware Solutions

Aug 25, 2016 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 25 — Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), is now offering a new series of solutions designed for the software-defined data center, empowering customers to realize the full power of digital transformation, which requires a modern, agile IT environment in order to take advantage of cloud, open-source and emerging technologies to deliver reliable IT services. Read more…

Teradata Announces New Deployment Options for Aster Analytics

Aug 24, 2016 |

ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 24 — Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC), a leading analytics solutions company, today announced important new deployment options for Teradata Aster Analytics, the world’s most advanced multi-genre analytics engine:  Read more…

Avere Systems and Cycle Computing Announce Technology Integration

Aug 23, 2016 |

PITTSBURGH, Pa., and NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 23 — Avere Systems, a leading provider of hybrid cloud enablement solutions, and Cycle Computing, the leader in public cloud orchestration software for big data and big compute, today announced a technology integration that enables hybrid high-performance computing (HPC) in popular public cloud computing environments. Read more…

Sumo Logic Unified Logs and Metrics Now Available

Aug 16, 2016 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 16 — Sumo Logic, the leading cloud-native, machine data analytics service, today announced the general availability of Unified Logs and Metrics (ULM), the industry’s first machine data analytics platform to natively ingest, index and analyze metrics and log data together in real-time. Read more…

Baidu Selects Qlik to Improve Cloud Services Platform and Enhance User Experience

Aug 15, 2016 |

RADNOR, Pa., Aug. 15 — Qlik (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in visual analytics, today announced that Baidu, the world’s largest Chinese search engine is using Qlik Sense to improve its cloud services platform and provide an enhanced data analytics experience to its customers. Read more…