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5 Hadoop Trends to Watch in 2017

Jan 6, 2017 |

Hadoop is synonymous with big data, providing both storage and processing resources for large and disparate data sources—not to mention a platform for third-party software vendors to build upon. Where will the distributed computing system go in 2017? Read more…

Why the Cloud and Big Data? Why Now?

Dec 16, 2016 |

The potential benefits of putting big data in the cloud have been known for years. The simplicity and flexibility that comes with having infrastructure as software appeared to be an attractive solution to the complex management big data projects require. Read more…

Why Analytics Are Now Assumed to Run in the Cloud

Dec 8, 2016 |

Not long ago, companies considered big data analytics such a strategic advantage that they wouldn’t dream of letting it outside their firewall. That hesitation has almost completely melted away to the point where spending for on-premise analytics is actually declining and companies expect analytics to run in the cloud. Read more…

Amazon Adds AI, SQL to Analytics Arsenal

Nov 30, 2016 |

By any measure, Amazon Web Services is already a monster in the field of analytics via pre-built Hadoop, Redshift, Kinesis, and deep learning services. With today’s unveiling of its new Amazon AI offering and a new ad-hoc query mechanism for data stored in S3 called Athena, the company is extending its considerable lead. Read more…

5 Ways to Optimize Your Cloud Storage ROI

Nov 22, 2016 |

Every day, machine data or data gathered from the Internet of Things (IoT) data is continuously produced by almost every process businesses run, including storage, applications, servers, networks, sensors and security systems. Read more…

News In Brief

Deep Learning Developers Eye Fintech Apps

Jan 11, 2017 |

With artificial intelligence all the rage these days, market trackers are attempting to gauge just where the technology is headed and which industry sectors will lead development for specific big data and other enterprise use cases. Read more…

Surveys Find Cloud Surge, Mixed Data

Dec 14, 2016 |

A steady shift to the cloud and continuing momentum for business intelligence workloads highlight an annual industry survey aimed at gauging the maturity of big data technology.

Separately, another big data assessment of Hadoop users released this week found that the data sources and volume required for expanding database projects combine a mix of traditional and emerging sources such as data-gathering sensors. Read more…

Graph Query Engine Claims Record

Dec 9, 2016 |

Cambridge Semantics, the graph-based provider of analytics and data management services, claimed a benchmark record this week for database query performance running on a public cloud platform.

The Boston-based analytics vendor said Wednesday (Dec. Read more…

Artistic Algorithms, Deep Learning Shift to Cloud

Dec 6, 2016 |

Application builder Algorithmia has expanded its marketplace to include a cloud-based platform for creating deep learning environments for training style transfer models, a type of filter that can for example convert images to match a particular artist’s work. Read more…

AWS Reaches Out to the Edge in Vegas

Dec 1, 2016 |

Amazon Web Services scaled up its edge computing initiative with a series of new services unveiled at the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas this week, including a new AWS Greengrass framework for off-network processing of IoT data, and an extension of the AWS Lambda service for edge computing. Read more…

This Just In

Analytics Solution Released for Alluxio Enterprise Edition and Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage

Jan 17, 2017 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 17 — Alluxio (formerly Tachyon), developers of the world’s first system that unifies data at memory speed, today announced a solution with Alluxio Enterprise Edition (AEE) and Dell EMC’s Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) for big data workloads. Read more…

NuoDB 2.6 Released

Jan 17, 2017 |

Jan. 17 — NuoDB, the elastic SQL database company for cloud applications, today released NuoDB 2.6 to enable customers to elastically scale out their modern cloud applications as part of their digital transformation efforts. Read more…

Dell EMC Unveils New Analytic Insights Module

Jan 17, 2017 |

Jan. 17 — Dell EMC has announced a turnkey analytics and application developer experience to accelerate digital transformation. The new Dell EMC Analytic Insights Module delivers all of the software, hardware and services necessary to stand up an environment for both big data analytics and cloud native application development in days rather than weeks. Read more…

The ASF Announces Apache Eagle as a Top-Level Project

Jan 10, 2017 |

FOREST HILL, Md., Jan. 10 — The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that Apache Eagle has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the project’s community and products have been well-governed under the ASF’s meritocratic process and principles. Read more…

Treasure Data and Chartio Partner to Drive Live Business Intelligence

Jan 10, 2017 |

Jan. 10 — Today, Treasure Data, the leading cloud platform to make all data connected, current, and easily accessible, together with Chartio, a cloud-based data exploration solution, announced its partnership to bring customers a new Live Business Intelligence Integration. Read more…