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Cataloging Alation’s Growth Potential

Jul 18, 2017 |

Super-fast processors and snappy visualizations may elicit “oohs” and “ahhs” from the big data masses. But here’s the thing: the best analytics setup isn’t worth a dime if you can’t find the right data to analyze in the first place. Read more…

GDPR: Say Goodbye to Big Data’s Wild West

Jul 17, 2017 |

It’s getting time to call those cowboys home. The days of “anything goes” in big data will come to close next May, when the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into full effect. Read more…

AI Makes Inroads into Enterprise Software

Jul 11, 2017 |

Enterprise software is often maligned as a legacy holdover from a previous age, a low-growth market dominated by stodgy software companies out to milk maintenance streams from hapless victims. But two giants of enterprise software, OpenText and Infor, today showed that even giants can move nimbly when it comes to putting artificial intelligence into the hands of its customers. Read more…

Machine Learning Education: 3 Paths to Get Started

Jul 10, 2017 |

Machine learning is the predictive heart of big data analytics, and one of the key skills that separates data scientists from mere analysts. But getting started with machine learning can be a challenge. Read more…

Google Mimics Human Brain with Unified Deep Learning Model

Jul 6, 2017 |

Despite the progress we’ve made in deep learning, the approach remains out of reach for many, largely due to the high costs associated with tuning models for specific AI tasks. Read more…

News In Brief

Intel Unveils USB Toolkit for AI Prototyping

Jul 20, 2017 |

Intel has begun rolling out AI hardware previewed last fall with the release of its Movidius Neural Compute Stick, billed as a self-contained AI accelerator in a USB format that requires no network connection. Read more…

GigaSpaces Closes Analytics-App Gap With Spark

Jul 19, 2017 |

Data analytics and cloud vendors are rushing to support enhancements to the latest version of Apache Spark that boost streaming performance while adding new features such as data set APIs and support for continuous, real-time applications. Read more…

IBM Bolsters Spark Ties with Latest SQL Engine

Jul 18, 2017 |

IBM is extending its commitment to Apache Spark as a key component of in-memory analytics with the latest release of its SQL engine for Hadoop.

The new version of IBM Big SQL released last week also solidifies the company’s joint distribution deal with Hortonworks announced last month that includes Hortonwork’s Hadoop and stream processing distributions. Read more…

Neural Nets Gaining Traction With Banks

Jul 17, 2017 |

Banking, insurance and financial services are driving the vibrant neural network software market along with growing uptake in the health care market, according to a new market forecast.

The estimated 26 percent annual growth rate for neural network software through 2021 is also being spurred by emerging real-time AI applications in diverse market segments such as public safety. Read more…

Microsoft Chases General AI with New Research Group

Jul 12, 2017 |

Microsoft today unveiled Microsoft Research AI, a new research and incubation hub that’s slated to take on some of artificial intelligence’s biggest challenges, including the creation of a general AI, the field’s Holy Grail. Read more…

This Just In

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…

TIBCO Announces StreamBase 10, Spotfire Smart Data Catalog, New Cloud Offering

Jun 7, 2017 |

BERLIN, June 7, 2017 — TIBCO Software Inc., today announced the latest version of its market-leading, streaming analytics solution, TIBCO StreamBase 10, as well as the TIBCO Spotfire Data Catalog, a new data connectivity and management solution, and the TIBCO Cloud platform, featuring the new TIBCO Cloud Live Apps offering. Read more…

MongoDB Named to the 2017 CNBC Disruptor 50 List

Jun 5, 2017 |

NEW YORK, June 5, 2017 — MongoDB, the database for giant ideas, was named to the CNBC Disruptor 50 List for the fourth consecutive year. Read more…