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How These Banking, Energy, and Pharma Firms Use Spark

Jan 20, 2017 |

Few frameworks have gained so much popularity as quickly as Apache Spark.  The open source technology may not be ubiquitous yet in the analytics world, but it’s fast approaching that point. Read more…

Big Data Fabrics Emerge to Ease Hadoop Pain

Jan 18, 2017 |

If Hadoop is leaving your data lake project all wet, you may be a good candidate for an emerging architectural concept called the big data fabric. As industry experts explain, big data fabrics bring a certain level of cohesion and automation to the processes and tools that companies are adopting as they try to get value out of big data. Read more…

JanusGraph Picks Up Where TitanDB Left Off

Jan 13, 2017 |

Yesterday marked the formal launch of JanusGraph, a new Linux Foundation project formed to continue development of the TitanDB graph database.

JanusGraph is a fork TitanDB, the distributed graph database that was originally released in 2012 to enable users to find connections among large data sets composed of billions of vertices and edges. Read more…

3 Key Steps to Transforming Healthcare with Predictive Analytics

Jan 9, 2017 |

The healthcare industry has a data problem. There is an overabundance of raw data available, and figuring out the best way to manage this data has presented many challenges. For example, the data from patient records from heart-rate monitors is quickly referenced and then forgotten. Read more…

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…

News In Brief

Mobile Platform Links Databases to Devices

Jan 19, 2017 |

Tying mobile application data like completed transactions and updated customer records to company databases is proving a challenge. Among the reasons is synching mobile data across devices as well as combining data from mobile app sessions to backend databases. Read more…

Data Governance Startup Gains Funding

Jan 18, 2017 |

The growing importance of data governance tools used to ensure the integrity of business intelligence processes and methods are fueling investment as data volumes and types continue to grow.

In the latest example, data governance software vendor Collibra said this week it has pushed its venture funding total over $75 million with the close of a $50 million financing round. Read more…

Intel Unveils Deep Learning Framework for Spark

Jan 18, 2017 |

Chip giant Intel last week rolled out a new deep learning framework that runs as a Spark job atop Hadoop. Called BigDL, the open source software is designed to take advantage of hardware acceleration capabilities that Intel has built into its Xeon CPUs. Read more…

AI ‘Inevitable,’ Retraining Needed, Survey Finds

Jan 17, 2017 |

Much debated concerns about the impact artificial intelligence on the global workforce are again highlighted in a new study on AI adoption, but so too are worries among CIOs who worry they lack the in-house skills to deploy and manage machine intelligence. Read more…

Spark Gets In-Memory Boost

Jan 10, 2017 |

Apache Spark is getting an open source computing and storage boost with its integration with a widely used in-memory data platform.

Hazelcast Inc. said Tuesday (Jan. 10) its in-memory data grid adds connector support for Spark, giving developers access to open source tools for data storage and computing that the company says go beyond the limits of a single Java virtual machine. Read more…

This Just In

Clarabridge Acquires Engagor

May 21, 2015 |

RESTON, VA., May 21 — Clarabridge, Inc., the leading provider of Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions for the world’s top brands, today announced the acquisition of Engagor, the most comprehensive platform for real-time social customer service and engagement. Read more…

MemSQL Launches Community Edition: World’s Fastest In-Memory Database Now Available to All

May 20, 2015 |

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 20  – MemSQL, the leader in real-time databases for transactions and analytics, today announced the most significant release of MemSQL to date. MemSQL 4 – which includes a new Community Edition – empowers interconnected enterprises to aggregate and report on real-time data, accelerating the growth trajectories of their digital businesses. Read more…

Apache Unveils Hadoop 2

Oct 17, 2013 |Apache Software Foundation, which oversees the 150 or so open source projects under the famous Apache umbrella, this week announced Hadoop 2 – the latest version of the popular software framework for distributed computing. Read more…