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Drones and GPUs Provide AI Boost for Inspection Firm

Sep 7, 2017 |

A company backed by GE’s venture capital arm is using NVidia GPUs, deep learning frameworks, and drones to automate the inspection of physical assets in the oil and gas, electrical distribution, and transportation industries. Read more…

How Kafka Helped Rabobank Modernize Alerting System

Aug 15, 2017 |

Customers of Rabobank now receive alerts on bank account activity in a matter of seconds, as opposed to the hours it would take with its existing transactional platform, and it’s all because of the speed and simplicity of Apache Kafka. Read more…

Hacker Hunting: Combatting Cybercrooks with Big Data

Jul 13, 2017 |

When it comes to cybersecurity, the big data explosion represents both a liability and an asset. On the one hand, big collections of data represent a treasure trove that hackers would love to get their dirty little mitts on. Read more…

A Peek Inside Kafka’s New ‘Exactly Once’ Feature

Jul 3, 2017 |

Here’s some great news for Apache Kafka users: The open source software will support exactly once semantics for stream processing with the upcoming version 0.11 release, thereby eliminating the need for application developers to code the important feature themselves. Read more…

Hortonworks Shifts Focus to Streaming Analytics

Jun 14, 2017 |

Hortonworks started life providing a Hadoop distribution that allowed customers to process big data at rest. But these days, the company has shifted its much of its attention and resources to streaming analytics, or processing big data in motion. Read more…

News In Brief

Switch Vendor Looks to Unclog Data

Aug 17, 2017 |

Big data and cloud migrations are reshaping the datacenter as more servers are linked and bandwidth capacity joins scaling as essential requirements. Those needs are creating opportunities for network gear vendors as datacenters make the jump to bigger IPv6 pipes to accommodate data-driven applications and broader use of analytics. Read more…

AI Seen Better Suited to IoT Than Big Data

Aug 7, 2017 |

More cold water is being thrown on the notion that AI might be the next big thing for big data. Rather, a new survey finds that AI branches such as machine learning are perceived as be more useful for applications such as Internet of Things deployments where automation tools can be used to streamline business operations. Read more…

MapD Partners on Network Analytics Platform

Aug 3, 2017 |

High-flying analytics software vendor MapD Technologies is partnering with Canadian mobile data vendor Tutela Technologies on an analytics platform that provides real-time metrics on mobile network performance and device usage. Read more…

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…

This Just In

SIGCOMM 2017 Showcases Latest in Computer Networking

Aug 10, 2017 |

NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 2017 — The Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM) today announced highlights of SIGCOMM 2017, its annual flagship conference to be held at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) August 21 – 25, 2017. Read more…

Talend and Disy Introduce New Connector for Geospatial Integration

Jun 29, 2017 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 29, 2017 — Talend (NASDAQ:TLND) today announced the availability of a geospatial connector for Talend Data Fabric that makes it easier for customers to integrate geographical or spacial information into their business decision analysis. Read more…

UCAR Deploys ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect in Supercomputing Network

Jun 29, 2017 |

BOULDER, Co., June 29, 2017 — ADVA Optical Networking announced today that the University Corporation for Atmosphere Research (UCAR) has deployed its FSP 3000 CloudConnect data center interconnect (DCI) solution for ultra-high capacity connectivity to the Cheyenne supercomputer. Read more…

Mellanox InfiniBand Chosen by AMD for EPYC Datacenter Platforms

Jun 21, 2017 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel, June 21, 2017 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX), a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, announced today that the company’s Ethernet and InfiniBand interconnect solutions have been chosen to accelerate the new AMD EPYC data center platforms. Read more…

FCIA Completes Gen 6 32GFC Plugfest Focused on FC-NVMe

Jun 1, 2017 |

MINNEAPOLIS, June 1, 2017 – Building upon last year’s successful Non Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) over Fibre Channel (FC) Fabric (FC-NVMe) proof of concept, the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) has announced the completion of the first Gen 6 32GFC plugfest solely focused on FC-NVMe. Read more…