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Hadoop at Strata: Not Exactly ‘Failure,’ But It Is Complicated

Mar 20, 2017 |

Has Hadoop failed to deliver the goods? That was a question on the minds of Strata + Hadoop World attendees last week, with opinions expressed both pro and con. Regardless of your stance on that question, it’s clear that the center of gravity has moved beyond the yellow elephant. Read more…

Here’s What a Neural Net Looks Like On the Inside

Feb 14, 2017 |

Ever wonder what the inside of a machine learning model looks like? Today Graphcore released fascinating images that show how the computational graph concept maps to a new graph processor and graph programming framework it’s creating. Read more…

Will Hardware Drive Data Innovation Now?

Feb 10, 2017 |

The world has witnessed an unparalleled flowering of technical innovation that has impacted billions of people over the past decade, much of it driven by creative breakthroughs in software. But now tech leaders are looking for hardware to take the torch and drive the next wave of innovation on even bigger data looming over the horizon. Read more…

Why Deep Learning, and Why Now

Jan 30, 2017 |

Deep learning is all the rage today, as companies across industries seek to use advanced computational techniques to find useful information hidden across huge swaths of data. While the field of artificial intelligence is decades old, breakthroughs in the field of artificial neural networks are driving the explosion of deep learning. 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

MapR Extends Its Platform to the Edge

Mar 14, 2017 |

MapR Technologies today unveiled MapR Edge, an extension of its converged data platform that lets customers install MapR nodes practically anywhere they want.

The new offering runs on small portable PCs like the Intel NUC (pictured above), and delivers the full breadth of MapR’s capabilities–including Hadoop, NoSQL, and data streaming functionality—anywhere customers want, from autonomous cars driving rural highways to wellheads in the oil field. Read more…

Intel Acquires Car Sensor Specialist Mobileye

Mar 13, 2017 |

Intel Corp. continued its foray into the autonomous vehicle sector this week with the acquisition of computer vision and machine-learning specialist Mobileye for about $15 billion in cash.

Betting that autonomous vehicles are emerging as “data centers on wheels,” Read more…

Wanted (Badly): Big Data Engineers

Feb 8, 2017 |

Big data engineers head a list of top IT jobs in 2017, second only in terms of salary range to Internet of Things architects and among the leaders with respect to available job openings over the last 12 months. Read more…

IBM: We’re the Red Hat of Deep Learning

Jan 26, 2017 |

IBM today took the wraps off a new release of PowerAI, the prepackaged bundle of deep learning frameworks that debuted last fall. With the addition of Google’s TensorFlow framework, the company says its AI business model is starting to resemble the Linux distributor Red Hat. Read more…

Kinetica Aims to Broaden Appeal of GPU Computing

Jan 24, 2017 |

Kinetica today unveiled a new iteration of its in-memory, GPU-accelerated database that it says will help to democratize data science and traditional business intelligence by simultaneously running SQL-based queries and machine learning/deep learning workloads on the same data. Read more…

This Just In

Tencent Cloud Adopts NVIDIA Tesla for AI Cloud Computing

Mar 24, 2017 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Mar 24, 2017 — NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today announced that Tencent Cloud will adopt NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators to help advance artificial intelligence for enterprise customers. Read more…

Kinetica to Host Webinar on Harnessing Insights with GPUs

Mar 23, 2017 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Mar 23, 2017 — Kinetica, provider of in-memory database accelerated by GPUs, today announced it will host a live webinar featuring Forrester Research that will examine how to harness critical insights using the power of GPUs to drive digital transformation. Read more…

AMD Unveils Vega Details

Jan 6, 2017 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 6 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) has unveiled preliminary details of its forthcoming GPU architecture, Vega. Conceived and executed over 5 years, Vega architecture enables new possibilities in PC gaming, professional design and machine intelligence that traditional GPU architectures have not been able to address effectively. Read more…

NVIDIA and Microsoft Collaborate to Accelerate AI in the Enterprise

Nov 16, 2016 |

Nov. 16 — To help companies join the AI revolution, NVIDIA has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to accelerate AI in the enterprise.

Using the first purpose-built enterprise AI framework optimized to run on NVIDIA Tesla GPUs in Microsoft Azure or on-premises, enterprises now have an AI platform that spans from their data center to Microsoft’s cloud. Read more…

Kinetica Unveils Install Accelerator and Application Accelerator Programs

Oct 31, 2016 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 31 — Kinetica, provider of the fastest, in-memory database accelerated by GPUs, today announced the immediate availability of Install Accelerator and Application Accelerator programs, two new software and services offerings designed to help customers quickly ingest, explore and visualize streaming data sets, including for Internet of Things (IoT) use cases, by leveraging the power of GPUs. Read more…