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Databricks CEO on Streaming Analytics, Deep Learning, and SQL

Oct 11, 2016 |

As Apache Spark continues to gain steam, so too does Databricks, the company behind the popular distributed processing framework. At the recent Strata + Hadoop World conference, we caught up with Databricks CEO and co-founder Ali Ghodsi to get the latest scoop on advances in the Spark world. Read more…

GPU-Powered Deep Learning Emerges to Carry Big Data Torch Forward

Apr 13, 2016 |

The big data analytic ecosystem has matured over the last few years to the point where techniques such as machine learning don’t seem as exotic as they once were. In fact, consumers have even come to expect their products and services to be adaptive to their behavior, which is one of the hallmarks of machine learning. Read more…

Is 2016 the Beginning of the End for Big Data?

Jan 5, 2016 |

Part of my job as managing editor of Datanami is to be a hype buster. Over the past five years, the amount of hoopla and hysteria over big data has reached epic proportions at times. Read more…

How Big Data Analytics Is Shaking Up the Insurance Business

Jan 5, 2016 |

The insurance industry is–by definition and by practice–generally averse to risk. But thanks to the success of early adopters of data analytics, insurance companies in the $1.1-trillion U.S. market are scrambling to ramp up their own data analytics practices before it’s too late. Read more…

Industry Speaks: Top 33 Big Data Predictions for 2016

Dec 15, 2015 |

What will happen in big data in 2016? You’d think that would be a cinch to answer, what with all the deep neural net and prescriptive analytic progress being made these days. Read more…

News In Brief

Power8 with NVLink Coming to the Nimbix Cloud

Oct 7, 2016 |

Starting later this month, HPC professionals and data scientists wishing to try out NVLink’d Nvidia Pascal P100 GPUs won’t have to spend upwards of $100,000 on NVIDIA’s DGX-1 server or fork over about half that for IBM’s Power8 server with NVLink and four Pascal GPUs. Read more…

AWS Beats Azure to K80 General Availability

Oct 4, 2016 |

Amazon Web Services has seeded its cloud with Nvidia Tesla K80 GPUs to meet the growing demand for accelerated computing across an increasingly-diverse range of workloads. The P2 instance family is a welcome addition for compute- and data-focused users who were growing frustrated with the performance limitations of Amazon’s G2 instances, which are backed by three-year-old Nvidia GRID K520 graphics cards. Read more…

MIT Programmers Attack Big Data Memory Gap

Sep 15, 2016 |

Among the computing challenges presented by big data is the scattering of unstructured items across huge datasets. Pulling together that data from arbitrary locations in main memory is therefore emerging as a major performance bottleneck in CPUs. Read more…

IBM Debuts Power8 Chip with NVLink and 3 New Systems

Sep 8, 2016 |

Not long after revealing more details about its next-gen Power9 chip due in 2017, IBM today rolled out three new Power8-based Linux servers and a new version of its Power8 chip featuring on-chip NVLink interconnect. Read more…

Flash Memory Gives Databases a Jolt

Aug 12, 2016 |

Database vendors are looking for new memory technology options as datasets continue to soar. With that in mind, Redis Labs Inc. claimed this week that its database running on flash memory along with Intel Corp.’s NVM Express flash-based SSDs achieved record performance. Read more…

This Just In

HDS Launches New Converged Infrastructure Platforms for SAP HANA Environments

May 17, 2016 |

ORLANDO, Fla., May 17 — Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), an SAP partner, today announced a series of new Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) solutions for SAP HANA environments based on the latest Intel XEON E5 and E7 processors, including the UCP 1000 for SAP HANA, UCP 6000 for SAP S/4HANA, UCP 6000 for SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering, and new analytics capabilities for UCP 6000 for SAP HANA. Read more…

IT Pros Vote 2016 Server & Database Brand Leaders

Mar 23, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 23 — IT Brand Pulse, a trusted source for research, data and analysis about data center infrastructure, today announced the results of the recent IT brand leader surveys covering thirteen Server and Database products.

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Oracle Unleashes New Innovations in Data Analytics

Mar 8, 2016 |

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., March 8 — Empowering developers to build the next generation of big data analytics platforms, Oracle released a free and open API and developer kit for its Data Analytics Accelerator (DAX) in SPARC processors through its Software in Silicon Developer Program. Read more…

Macrogen Deploys Multiple DRAGEN Processors From Edico Genome

Jan 11, 2016 |

SEOUL, South Korea and SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 11 — Macrogen, a global leader in genome sequencing services and Edico Genome today announced Macrogen has chosen multiple DRAGEN Bio-IT Processors to reinforce its big data processing and analysis capacity for large-scale genome analysis and clinical sequencing services. Read more…

Anaconda Brings High Performance Python to Innovative GPU Technology

Nov 16, 2015 |

AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 16 — Continuum Analytics, developer of Anaconda, the leading modern open source analytics platform powered by Python, today announced the availability of Anaconda on AMD’s Accelerated Processing Units (APU), giving Anaconda users a simple way to exploit AMD’s latest technology innovation for the most demanding data science applications with the simplicity of Python. Read more…