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Unstructured Data Search Engine Has Roots in HPC

Nov 14, 2016 |

A search engine first developed in the HPC world to identify anomalies in biomedical images and then used by the military to track terrorists from UAV imagery is now being applied to the world’s vast supply of unstructured data, garnering the nickname “Facebook for Everything.” Read more…

How PRGX Is Making Its AS/400-to-Hadoop Migration Work

Oct 28, 2016 |

Many companies are using big data technologies to build new applications that can take advantage of emerging data streams, like sensor data or social media. It’s not often you see established back-office applications being migrated to Hadoop, but that’s just what PRGX is doing with a trusty old AS/400 application. Read more…

Inside Dell EMC’s New Soup-to-Nuts Data Science Platform

Oct 19, 2016 |

Dell EMC today unveiled a new converged platform that combines the hardware and software data scientists need into a single package. By enabling data scientists to self-provision a set of cultivated Hadoop resources, they can start crunching data and delivering insights from Hadoop in a matter of weeks, rather than the months or years it often takes to stand up a working cluster, the company says. Read more…

Reporter’s Notebook: 6 Key Takeaways from Strata + Hadoop World

Apr 5, 2016 |

The big data ecosystem was on full display at last week’s Strata + Hadoop World conference in San Jose. At the ripe old age of 10, Hadoop is still the driving force, but newer frameworks like Spark and Kafka are gaining steam. 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…

News In Brief

Anaconda Gets Big Iron Support From IBM

Feb 10, 2017 |IBM is expanding its embrace of big data analytics to include support on its open source mainframe for the Anaconda stack used by Python programmers. The company (NYSE: IBM) announced Thursday (Feb. 9) that it is collaborating with Anaconda developer Continuum Analytics and Rocket Software to host the open source analytics platform on IBM z/OS mainframes. Read more…

Big Iron Warms Up to Big Data

Jan 31, 2017 |

Despite predictions of its demise, the mainframe keeps ticking. And thanks to its longevity, customers are finding the need to integrate mainframes with big data systems is growing. Syncsort, which develops big data solutions for mainframe customers, recently took a look at the state of big data in the mainframe community. Read more…

Cisco Aims to Shrink Big Data Skills Gap

Jan 17, 2017 |

Cisco Systems today introduced new educational offerings aimed at narrowing the looming skills gap in the areas of data analytics and digital transformation. In particular, the new analytics program is designed to help Cisco customers make sense of the zettabytes worth of new data that will be collected over the Internet of Things in the coming years. Read more…

AWS Reaches Out to the Edge in Vegas

Dec 1, 2016 |

Amazon Web Services scaled up its edge computing initiative with a series of new services unveiled at the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas this week, including a new AWS Greengrass framework for off-network processing of IoT data, and an extension of the AWS Lambda service for edge computing. Read more…

Baidu Ups AI Ante With Deep Learning Release

Nov 23, 2016 |

Chinese search giant Baidu Inc. is publicly releasing Chinese language APIs for its primary speech technologies as it and rivals continue to open up their portfolios of AI-based deep learning technologies. Read more…

This Just In

Tokyo Tech Selects DDN as Storage Infrastructure Provider for New TSUBAME3.0 Supercomputer

Feb 17, 2017 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 17 — DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced that the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) has selected DDN as its strategic storage infrastructure provider for the new TSUBAME3.0 supercomputing system. Read more…

DriveScale Joins Dell EMC Technology Partner Program

Jan 9, 2017 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 9 — DriveScale, the company that is pioneering flexible, scale-out computing for the enterprise using standard servers and commodity storage, today announced it has become a certified technology partner in Dell EMC’s Technology Partner Program. 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…

Cray Expands Customer Base for Urika-GX System and Previews Upcoming Software Release

Nov 15, 2016 |

SEATTLE, Wash. and SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Nov. 15 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (Nasdaq: CRAY) today announced new customers for the Cray Urika-GX system at the 2016 Supercomputing Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, and highlighted expanded capabilities for the agile analytics platform coming in December. Read more…

IBM to Double Workloads on SAP HANA on a Single Server

Nov 7, 2016 |

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 7 — Today IBM announces that IBM has expanded the infrastructure choices for companies considering using the SAP HANA platform to transform their business. Available immediately, companies can deploy up to eight SAP HANA production databases on a single server using the virtualization capabilities of IBM Power. Read more…