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Datanami Unveils 2019 People to Watch

Feb 13, 2019 |

As we look forward into 2019, a select group of leaders in Big Data have stepped ahead of the rest. In this fourth annual People to Watch feature, we’re offering our readers a look at some of the best and brightest minds in Big Data whose hard work, dedication, and contributions reach far beyond analytics, and are shaping the direction that technology is taking us as a people. Read more…

Putting Continual Learning on AI’s Map

Feb 12, 2019 |

The capability of a machine to “learn” on its own is the subject of some debate. With traditional supervised machine learning, decisions can be optimized, but the machine isn’t really learning by itself. Read more…

Exploring Artificial Intelligence at the Edge

Feb 4, 2019 |

As the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning, and big data analytics continues to grow, it is becoming increasingly important for edge computing systems to process large data sets in a timely and efficient manner. Read more…

What Gartner Sees In Analytic Hubs

Jan 29, 2019 |

In the old days, companies would build their business intelligence strategies from the ground up, typically starting with a traditional data warehouse. But as the volume, trajectory, and types of data have exploded, companies have looked for more agile solutions to drive their analytics strategies. Read more…

10 Big Data Trends to Watch in 2019

Jan 21, 2019 |

We seek ever more data for a good reason: it’s the commodity that fuels digital innovation. However, turning those huge data collections into actionable insight remains a difficult proposition. Organizations that find solutions to formidable data challenges will be better positioned to economically benefit from the fruits of digital innovation. Read more…

News In Brief

Power Couple: IBM Joins PowerAI Hardware with Watson; Launches Multi-Hybrid AI Services

Feb 12, 2019 |

As IBM kicked off its annual Thinkconference, a high-production extravaganza this week in San Francisco, the company this morning made a series of AI-related announcements, including the merging of its PowerAI integrated CPU-GPU server line with its cognitive computing flagship IBM Watson, to create what it calls the Watson Machine Learning Accelerator (WML Accelerator), which Big Blue claims accelerates machine learning training 46X. Read more…

Lentiq Launches EdgeLake With Some Fanfare

Feb 7, 2019 |

Dr. Kirk Borne doesn’t pitch for products very often. He tipped Datanami off to the work Ayasdi was doing some years ago in the field of topological data analysis. Read more…

Microsoft Invests in Databricks

Feb 5, 2019 |

Databricks, the high-flying analytics startup founded by the creators of Apache Spark, announced yet another venture funding haul this week as it hustles to meet what it says is growing demand for its analytics platform. Read more…

Google Brings Kubernetes Operator for Spark to GCP

Jan 30, 2019 |

Those looking to run Apache Spark on clusters managed with Kubernetes will be interested in the new Spark operator for Kubernetes unveiled by Google today. The software, which is in beta, will be supported on the Google Cloud Platform. Read more…

More Hadoop, YARN Threats Surface

Jan 24, 2019 |

New reports have emerged of expanding security threats targeting cloud-based Hadoop and YARN instances, including more sophisticated attacks described as “multi-vector/multi-platform threats.”

Securonix, a security analytics and operations management platform vendor, said this week it is monitoring persistent malicious attacks affecting exposed cloud and server infrastructure. Read more…

This Just In

TaylorMade Golf Tees Off with Oracle Autonomous Database

Feb 12, 2019 |

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Feb. 12, 2019 — TaylorMade Golf, in its quest for growth after divesting from Adidas, is turning to Oracle Autonomous Database to underpin its cloud modernization strategy and drive innovation. Read more…

AI, Cloud, and Security Are Top Priorities for Enterprise Legal Departments

Feb 7, 2019 |

WATERLOO, Ontario, Feb. 7, 2019 — OpenText, a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced findings from a new report indicating two thirds of legal professionals believe spending on artificial intelligence (AI) will increase in 2019. Read more…

Unisys Launches CloudForte for Microsoft Azure

Feb 4, 2019 |

WASHINGTONFeb. 4, 2019 — Unisys Corporation today announced at the Microsoft Ignite Government event the availability of Unisys CloudForte for Microsoft Azure, the company’s comprehensive managed service offering to automate and accelerate secure digital transformation and cloud operations utilizing Microsoft Azure. Read more…

Iron Mountain Canada Expands Iron Cloud Portfolio

Jan 30, 2019 |

TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2019 — Iron Mountain Incorporated, a global leader in storage and information management services, has announced the launch of Iron Mountain Iron Cloud Object Storage in Canada. Read more…

Dell Boomi Joins Google Cloud Partner Program

Jan 30, 2019 |

ROUND ROCK, Texas, Jan. 30, 2019 — Dell Boomi (Boomi) announced the company has joined the Google Cloud Partner Program. The partnership further identifies and meets the needs of mutual Boomi and GCP customers via expanded collaboration with Google Cloud’s Storage and Pub/Sub services and added capabilities with BigQuery. Read more…

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