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Inside IBM’s Rejiggered Watson Lineup

Apr 5, 2019 |

Think you know Watson? Think again, as IBM has made extensive changes to the lineup of AI and cognitive products and services that bears the name of its founder. Sumit Gupta, the VP of IBM’s AI, machine learning, and HPC efforts, walks Datanami through the Watson re-positioning. Read more…

Datanami Unveils 2019 People to Watch

Feb 13, 2019 |

As we look forward into 2019, a select group of leaders in Big Data have stepped ahead of the rest. In this fourth annual People to Watch feature, we’re offering our readers a look at some of the best and brightest minds in Big Data whose hard work, dedication, and contributions reach far beyond analytics, and are shaping the direction that technology is taking us as a people. Read more…

Predictions for Application Development in 2019

Jan 3, 2019 |

Application development has become a cloud-focused initiative in many enterprises. Consequently, the languages, tools, and platforms needed to support today’s development initiatives are rapidly evolving.

Application development is also a discipline in which data science is assuming a greater role. Read more…

No Time Like the Present for AI: The Journey to a Successful Deployment

Dec 4, 2018 |

Today, over a decade since MapReduce technologies reshaped the field of data science, we find ourselves seeking more insight from even more data, ever more quickly. The confluence of improvements in computer processing power, networking performance, and storage platforms has enabled a massive leap forward in the next phase of data insight; Read more…

Automation Is The Answer To Our Changing Demographics

Oct 5, 2018 |

“Automation can be the ally of our prosperity if we will just look ahead, if we will understand what is to come, and if we will set our course wisely after proper planning for the future” – Read more…

News In Brief

Big Data Shines Way Forward for Big Quake Prediction

Aug 14, 2019 |

The magnitude 6.4 earthquake that struck near Ridgecrest, California, on July 4 was an eye opener for many in the region. But when a much larger magnitude 7.1 quake hit the following day, it became clear the first temblor was just an opener for the main act. Read more…

Facing Up to Image Fakery

Jun 21, 2019 |

The folks who transformed digital imagery nearly three decades ago with the introduction of Adobe Photoshop are now using deep neural networks to help detect doctored faces and other faked imagery. Read more…

AI Enlisted Air Combat Training

May 13, 2019 |

Despite the billions of dollars invested in front-line fighter aircraft, there has been little actual close-range air combat—so-called dogfights—since the Gulf War of the early 1990s.

Nevertheless, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is using the aerial dogfight scenario to leverage AI as a way of improving the interface between pilot and extremely fast-moving machines. Read more…

Startup MemVerge Combines Memory, Storage

Apr 2, 2019 |

A startup combining persistent memory and data storage has emerged from stealth mode with a platform running on chip maker Intel’s Optane architecture.

MemVerge claims to have invented what it calls “memory-converged infrastructure” that eliminates barriers between memory and storage. Read more…

RAPIDS Momentum Builds with Analytics, Cloud Backing

Mar 19, 2019 |

Nvidia’s RAPIDS data science libraries picked up additional support this week from a roster of cloud, server and workstation vendors along with professional services giant Accenture.

Nvidia also announced that Apache Spark creator Databricks will integrate RAPIDS into its analytics platform. Read more…

This Just In

Micron Commences Volume Production of 1z Nanometer DRAM Process Node

Aug 19, 2019 |

BOISE, Idaho, August 19, 2019 — Micron Technology, Inc., today announced advancements in DRAM scaling, making Micron the first memory company to begin mass production of 16Gb DDR4 products using 1z nm process technology

“Development and mass production of the industry’s smallest feature size DRAM node are a testament to Micron’s world-class engineering and manufacturing capabilities, especially at a time when DRAM scaling is becoming extremely complex,” said Scott DeBoer, executive vice president of Technology Development for Micron Technology. Read more…

UPMEM Puts CPUs Inside Memory to Allow Applications to Run 20 Times Faster

Aug 19, 2019 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., August 19, 2019 — UPMEM announced today a Processing-in-Memory (PIM) acceleration solution that allows big data and AI applications to run 20 times faster and with 10 times less energy. Read more…

Cloudian and InfiniteIO Partner to Optimize Economics of Private Cloud Storage

Aug 19, 2019 |

August 19, 2019 — Enterprises and organizations across industries can improve storage economics without making changes to existing IT operations, using a new joint solution introduced today by InfiniteIO, the leader in making hybrid cloud storage simple and fast, and Cloudian, a global leader in enterprise object storage systems. Read more…

Informatica Named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools

Aug 16, 2019 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 15, 2019 – Informatica, the enterprise cloud data management leader, today announced that Gartner, Inc., the world’s leading research and advisory company, has positioned Informatica as a Leader in its 2019 Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools for the 14th consecutive year. Read more…

Cray ARM-based System ‘Ookami’ to Serve as Testbed for Computational Studies at Stony Brook

Aug 16, 2019 |

STONY BROOK, N.Y., August 16, 2019 – A $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the Institute of Advanced Computational Science (IACS) at Stony Brook University will enable researchers nationwide to test future supercomputing technologies and advance computational and data-driven research on the world’s most pressing challenges. Read more…

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