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How ‘Purple Rain’ Bolsters Security Intelligence for Capital One

Apr 21, 2017 |

In the cat-and-mouse game of cyber security, sometimes you win, and sometimes the bad guys get a victory. Thanks to a powerful new security framework dubbed “Purple Rain,” the folks at Capital One are setting themselves up for success. Read more…

Inside Anodot’s Anomaly Detection System for Time-Series Data

Apr 19, 2017 |

Time-series data represents one of the most challenging data types for businesses and data scientists. The data sets are often very big, change continuously, and are time-sensitive by nature. One company that’s carving a path through this big data opportunity is Anodot, which focuses on using machine learning techniques to spot anomalies in time-series data, in real time. Read more…

Iguazio Re-Architects the Stack for Continuous Analytics

Apr 18, 2017 |

When it comes to modern big data architectures, you will typically find lots of different components, engines, and moving parts, each of which tackles part of the problem. One vendor with bold vision of re-architecting the stack with a more streamlined approach is Iguazio, which is building a singular product based on Flash that delivers continues analytics on big and fast data. Read more…

Why Cheap Learning Is In Your Future

Apr 17, 2017 |

While deep learning racks up the likes among the big data crowd, a potentially bigger phenomenon is the emergence of extremely simple machine learning models that do not require sophisticated technical and mathematical skills, or what machine learning expert Ted Dunning calls “cheesy and cheap machine learning,” Read more…

4 Ways Data Can Give Retailers a New Set of Eyes

Apr 14, 2017 |

There is no better example of a business sector that has more software catering to it than the retail industry. The amount of data available to retailers is in fact so enormous that the petabyte is too paltry a unit to measure it with. Read more…

News In Brief

MapD Upgrades GPU-Based Database Performance

Apr 28, 2017 |

The latest version of MapD Technologies’ flagship database and visualization platform reemphasizes GPU acceleration as a means of scaling data volumes and boosting query performance to “hundreds of billions of rows.” Read more…

Infosys Seeks to Move AI Beyond Call Centers

Apr 27, 2017 |

Outsourcing giant Infosys Ltd. has taken a slightly different tact in the race to deploy artificial intelligence platforms, initially applying machine learning and natural language processing capabilities for real-world automation applications like optical character recognition. Read more…

Infor Buys Cloud Analytics Vendor Birst

Apr 26, 2017 |

Consolidation in the business intelligence sector may be underway with this week’s acquisition of pure-play cloud analytics vendor Birst Inc. by enterprise software vendor Infor.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read more…

Startup Patents ‘Whole Brain’ AI Approach

Apr 25, 2017 |

Among the criticisms of current artificial intelligence systems is their inability to handle more than one task such as spatial navigation or object recognition at a time.

“Integrating advanced behaviors into a whole brain system for robots and drones represents the future of artificial intelligence” Read more…

Big Data Begets Big Storage

Apr 24, 2017 |

The healthcare sector along with the explosion of connected devices are driving the big data storage market, according to a new survey of the global storage market that pegs annual growth over the next decade at more than 20 percent. Read more…

This Just In

Cloudera Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

Apr 28, 2017 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 27, 2017 — Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR), provider of the leading modern platform for machine learning and advanced analytics built on the latest open source technologies, announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 15,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $15.00 per share. Read more…

Dataguise Named Finalist for ICT Security Product of the Year

Apr 26, 2017 |

FREMONT, Calif., April 26, 2017 — Dataguise today announced that DgSecure 6.0.5 has been named a finalist in the 2017 DCS Awards, presented by Data Centre Solutions Magazine.

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NorCom Selects MapR to Accelerate Deep Learning in Autonomous Driving Applications

Apr 26, 2017 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 26, 2017 — MapR Technologies, Inc., the provider of the Converged Data Platform enabling organizations to create intelligent applications that fully integrate analytics with operational processes in real time, today announced that NorCom, a full-chain supplier for big data solutions, has selected the MapR Converged Data Platform to serve as a foundation for its autonomous driving applications that leverage deep learning technologies.  Read more…

Cask Named 2017 Great Place to Work

Apr 26, 2017 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 26, 2017 — Cask (cask.co), the company that makes building and deploying big data solutions easy, announced today that for the second year in a row, it has been certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work. Read more…

StackIQ Announces Availability of Stacki 4.0

Apr 26, 2017 |

SOLANA BEACH, Calif., April 26, 2017 — StackIQ, makers of one of the industry’s fastest bare metal provisioning platform, Stacki, today announced the availability of a new major release of their software, Stacki 4.0. Read more…