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The New Economics of the Separation of Compute and Storage

Apr 20, 2018 |

No one can predict the future analytical needs of their business. The right storage needs today might not be the right storage needs next year, or even next week. An organization’s workload requirements might grow five-fold by next year, or next quarter, or next month. Read more…

Creating a Modern Information Security Foundation

Apr 18, 2018 |

Every house should be built on a foundation that’s strong enough to withstand most risks. A proper foundation doesn’t just hold a house above ground level, it keeps it out threats like moisture and natural movement from the earth that could damage the structure. Read more…

How DHL Aims to Remake Logistics with AI

Apr 17, 2018 |

What do semi-autonomous truck platoons, chat-bots, and fraud detection cameras have in common? They’re all part of a big plan that DHL unveiled yesterday to remake itself with artificial intelligence. Read more…

The Enlightening Side of GDPR Compliance

Apr 16, 2018 |

If the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is like most government mandates, the thinking goes, it will be a tax on business and a hindrance to productivity. But if you take the right approach, some experts say, the GDPR could actually be a boon to analytics. Read more…

A Modern Way to Think About Your Next-Generation Applications

Apr 11, 2018 |

Many organizations are on the path to digital transformation. This transformation is imperative to survive and thrive in this new digital and intelligent world.

According to a McKinsey report, “Seventy percent of executives say that over the next three years, they expect digital trends and initiatives to create greater top-line revenues for their businesses, as well as increased profitability.”

As data continues to grow at an insurmountable rate, organizations are struggling to keep pace with the rate of data growth. Read more…

News In Brief

Cloud Analytics Engines Falling Short, Survey Finds

Apr 24, 2018 |

There’s an unmistakable shift underway toward cloud analytics, but a vendor survey found an analytic engine “performance gap” when it comes to running cloud workloads at scale.

The performance shortfall that grows exponentially for the largest enterprises stands in contrast to the industry consensus that the cloud is the ideal platform for analytics. Read more…

FoundationDB Goes Open Source

Apr 23, 2018 |

FoundationDB, the key value store-based NoSQL database designed to scale without sacrificing core ACID properties, has been released to the open source community.

Apple, which acquired the NoSQL database developer in March 2015, announced plans last week to turn over the distributed database to developers. Read more…

Pivotal Software is Latest Tech IPO

Apr 20, 2018 |

The uptick in technology stock offerings that accelerated in 2017 is gaining momentum this year as Pivotal Software joins a host of big data vendors going public.

The San Francisco-based cloud software vendor announced pricing on 37 million shares at $15 a share. Read more…

Presto Use Surges, Qubole Finds

Apr 18, 2018 |

Don’t look now, but Presto, the SQL engine developed by Facebook as a follow-on to Hive, is starting to catch on in a big way. According to a new survey of big data-as-a-service customers by Qubole, Presto logged impressive usage gains during 2017, and outgrew Hive and Spark across many metrics. Read more…

Next Up for AI: Running for Mayor

Apr 17, 2018 |

You’ve heard of smart cities, smart streets, and smart buildings. But how about smart politicians? Now Japan is giving us our first glimpse at what an AI mayor might look like. Read more…

This Just In

Collibra Unveils GDPR Prescriptive Model

Feb 13, 2018 |

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2018 — Collibra, a leader in enterprise data governance and catalog software, has announced the GDPR Prescriptive Model, a new best practices approach that helps organizations more quickly prepare for the May 25, 2018 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline, as well as build a lasting foundation to support ongoing data privacy initiatives. Read more…

Cloudwick, Solarflare Partner to Deliver Cluster Security for Machine Learning

Jul 26, 2017 |

LAS VEGAS, July 26, 2017 — Black Hat USA 2017, Booth 1465 – Cloudwick, the developer of CDL — The World’s First Neural Security System of Intelligence for Cybersecurity, and Solarflare, a pioneer in the development of neural-class networks, today announced a strategic partnership that delivers next-generation cluster security for high performance Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Advanced Analytics (AA) at petabyte scale. Read more…

GridGain Systems Introduces Next-Gen In-Memory Computing Platform

Jun 20, 2017 |

FOSTER CITY, Calif., June 20, 2017 — GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing platform solutions based on Apache Ignite, today announced GridGain 8.1. The solution expands the bounds of in-memory computing with a new memory-centric architecture, which leverages ongoing advancements in memory and storage technologies to provide distributed in-memory computing performance with the cost and durability of disk storage. Read more…

Hortonworks Named a Leader in Big Data Warehouse Report

Jun 16, 2017 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 15, 2017 — Hortonworks (NASDAQ: HDP), a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, today announced that it was among the select companies that Forrester Research, Inc. Read more…

Impetus Unveils New, TensorFlow-Based Deep Learning Feature on Apache Spark

Jun 15, 2017 |

LOS GATOS, Calif., June 15, 2017 — Impetus Technologies, a big data software products and services company, today announced integration of a new, deep learning capability for its StreamAnalytix platform. Read more…