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Is Hadoop Officially Dead?

Oct 18, 2018 |

The merger of Cloudera and Hortonworks was applauded by many people in the big data community, and even Wall Street liked the news initially. But as the confetti from the party clears, some are asking tough questions, like whether the merger signals the death of Hadoop as a viable computer platform moving forward. Read more…

Inside Teradata’s Audacious Plan to Consolidate Analytics

Oct 17, 2018 |

Teradata, which told us last week to “stop buying analytics,” used its annual user conference this week to elaborate on that curious statement and explain its radical plan to dramatically simplify its customers’ Read more…

Seizing Business Opportunities at the Speed of Thought

Oct 8, 2018 |

When Sudheesh Nair suddenly left the president’s post at Nutanix to occupy the CEO seat at ThoughtSpot earlier this year, it raised a few eyebrows. After all, Nutanix was one of the hottest firms in the market for hyper-converged systems and software-defined storage. Read more…

Cloudera and Hortonworks to Merge in $5.2 Billion Deal

Oct 3, 2018 |

Cloudera and Hortonworks, the two leading companies backing Hadoop distributions and fierce head-to-head rivals,  today made the unlikely announcement that they plan to merge, creating a single company under the Cloudera banner that will focus on “edge to AI” Read more…

Deep Learning Is Great, But Use Cases Remain Narrow

Oct 3, 2018 |

Deep learning is all the rage these days, and is driving a surge in interest around artificial intelligence. However, despite the advantages that deep neural networks can bring for certain applications, the actual use cases for deep learning in the real world remain narrow, as traditional machine learning methods continue to lead the way. Read more…

News In Brief

The Scent of an AI

Oct 23, 2018 |

“A fresh, fruity floral with an innovative twist in the top note.” That’s how master perfumer Dave Apel describes the first perfume created by artificial intelligence, which a Brazilian beauty company plans to start selling in 2019. Read more…

DARPA Embraces ‘Common Sense’ Approach to AI

Oct 22, 2018 |

The Pentagon’s top research agency is focusing its considerable AI efforts on the interim stage of machine intelligence between “narrow” and “general” AI.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which announced a multi-year $2 billion “AI Next” “campaign last month, is tightening its focus on teaching machine “common sense” reasoning. Read more…

More Tools Emerge for AI Deployment

Oct 17, 2018 |

As data scientists confront operational challenges that are slowing the transition of machine learning models to production, more vendors are stepping up with possible solutions for breaking up the logjam. Read more…

ML Deployments Slowed by IT, Resource Issues

Oct 16, 2018 |

The bigger the company, the more likely its success in deploying machine learning models, according to a new survey that also found customer loyalty programs and cost-saving initiatives are the most popular enterprise use cases. Read more…

Anodot Gains Patents for Anomaly Detection

Oct 12, 2018 |

Anodot, which focuses on using machine learning techniques to spot anomalies in time-series data, announced a pair of U.S. patent awards this week covering its autonomous analytics framework.

The analytics vendor said Thursday (Oct. 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…

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