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DataTorrent Glues Open Source Componentry with ‘Apoxi’

Feb 22, 2018 |

Building an enterprise-grade big data application with open source components is not easy. Anybody who has worked with Apache Hadoop ecosystem technology can tell you that. But the folks at DataTorrent say they’ve found a way to accelerate the delivery of secure and scalable big data applications with Apoxi, a new framework they created to stitch together major open source components like Hadoop, Spark, and Kafka, in an extensible and pluggable fashion. Read more…

ParallelM Aims to Close the Gap in ML Operationalization

Feb 21, 2018 |

A startup named ParallelM today unveiled new software aimed at alleviating data scientists from the burden of manually deploying, monitoring, and managing machine learning pipelines in production.

Dubbed MLOps, ParallelM‘s software helps to automate many of the operational tasks required to turn a machine learning model from a promising piece of code running nn Spark, Flink, TensorFlow, or PyTorch processing engines into a secure, governed, and production-ready machine learning system. Read more…

Why Getting the Metrics Right Is So Important in Machine Learning

Feb 20, 2018 |

Armed with big data analytics, businesses now have the power to detect and act in very precise ways. But if a business is measuring the wrong piece of data — Read more…

Which Programming Language Is Best for Big Data?

Feb 12, 2018 |

Nothing is quite so personal for programmers as what language they use. Why a data scientist, engineer, or application developer picks one over the other has as much to do with personal preference and their employers’ Read more…

Big Data in E-Commerce: Investments With the Highest Return

Feb 9, 2018 |

Before you landed here, you might have already read many articles on big data that sounded more like panegyrics. Our aim is not to sing big data’s praises, but to take an unbiased look at its possible use cases in e-commerce. Read more…

News In Brief

Esri Adds an Unstructured Location Data Capability

Feb 22, 2018 |

Spatial analytics specialist Esri continues to expand its mapping platform with the acquisition of ClearTerra, a developer of geospatial and other intelligence tools focused on unstructured data.

Esri, Redlands, Calif., announced the acquisition on Thursday (Feb. Read more…

‘Dual-Use’ AI Poses New Security Threats

Feb 21, 2018 |

While the genie may already be out of the bottle, the rapid growth and broad availability of AI and machine learning technology along with a growing list of development tools is prompting critics to highlight future security concerns and the need to consider upfront the potential for malicious use of the technology. Read more…

AI, Big Data Are Meshing–and Disrupting

Feb 20, 2018 |

Data analytics, big data and artificial intelligence are widely seen by banks, manufacturers and technology firms are part of a “continuum” as they begin to derive value while girding for growing competition from data-driven startups. Read more…

Microsoft, Anaconda Expand Python Partnership

Feb 15, 2018 |

Microsoft and Python data science platform vendor Anaconda have extended their partnership by adding the software giant’s code editor to the latest Anaconda distribution.

The addition of Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code (VS Code) expands its support for the latest release of the Python data science platform, Anaconda 5.1. Read more…

Actian’s Data Update Scheme Earns U.S. Patent

Feb 14, 2018 |

A big data technology designed to enable real-time updates to analytic databases has earned a U.S. patent. The approach was developed by Dutch computer scientists, and the technology was eventually acquired by Actian Corp. 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…