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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…

Exposing AI’s 1% Problem

Jul 25, 2017 |

We see the power of artificial intelligence every day: When Netflix recommends a movie you love, when your bank detects fraud in your account, or when Google routes you around a traffic jam. 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…

Committers Talk Hadoop 3 at Apache Big Data

May 18, 2017 |

The upcoming delivery of Apache Hadoop 3 later this year will bring big changes to how customers store and process data on clusters. Here at the annual Apache Big Data show in Miami, Florida, a pair of Hadoop project committers from Cloudera shared details on how the changes will impact YARN and HDFS. Read more…

Medicine’s Data Transformation, From Genomics to Reforms

May 1, 2017 |

The interaction of big data and healthcare is transforming medicine, but clinicians and regulators continue to struggle to achieve the ultimate goal of making data serve patients through “evidence-based care.” Read more…

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AWS Partner Ryft Leverages Cloud FPGAs

Sep 13, 2017 |

As more data moves to the cloud, analytics vendors are also embracing new cloud technologies designed to boost performance for emerging workloads such as business intelligence.

With that in mind, analytics specialist Ryft Systems Inc. Read more…

MongoDB, Infosys Promote App Migration

Aug 31, 2017 |

Targeting the market for migrating critical enterprise applications from legacy systems to modern platforms, partners MongoDB and outsourcing giant Infosys said they are expanding their application modernization effort for offloading applications from mainframes. Read more…

Huawei Adds MapD GPUs to Latest Servers

Aug 11, 2017 |

Data analytics and visualization specialist MapD Technologies has inked a deal with Huawei, the multinational networking and telecommunications giant, to juice the Chinese vendor’s server hardware with scalable GPU-supported analytics. Read more…

MongoDB, Tableau Expand Integration With BI Link

Aug 9, 2017 |

Database vendor MongoDB is again partnering with visual analytics specialist Tableau Software on an upgraded business intelligence connector designed to extend the merger of the two big data platforms to leverage Tableau’s visualization capabilities on enterprise data stored on the MongoDB system. Read more…

Big Bird Data Project Probes Migrations

Jul 31, 2017 |

On a quiet spring or fall evening, high above, you may have heard the honking of migrating Canada Geese somehow flying in formation either due north or south. To determine just how our feathered friends accomplish these epic passages, a team of data scientists at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst will use more than 200 million archived radar scans from the U.S. Read more…

This Just In

Cray Signs Solutions Provider Agreement with Vanguard Infrastructures

Sep 5, 2017 |

SEATTLE, Wash., Sep. 5, 2017 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (Nasdaq: CRAY) today announced that the Company has signed a solutions provider agreement with Vanguard Infrastructures in order for Vanguard to develop, market, and sell on premise and cloud-as-a-service cybersecurity solutions that fuse supercomputing technologies with an open, enterprise-ready software framework for big data analytics. Read more…

Cloudwick, Solarflare Partner to Deliver Cluster Security for Machine Learning

Jul 26, 2017 |

LAS VEGAS, July 26, 2017 — Black Hat USA 2017, Booth 1465 – Cloudwick, the developer of CDL — The World’s First Neural Security System of Intelligence for Cybersecurity, and Solarflare, a pioneer in the development of neural-class networks, today announced a strategic partnership that delivers next-generation cluster security for high performance Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Advanced Analytics (AA) at petabyte scale. Read more…

Cray to Provide Urika-GX System to Alan Turing Institute

Jul 13, 2017 |

Seattle, Wa., July 13, 2017 — Cray Inc. (Nasdaq: CRAY) today announced the Company will provide a Cray Urika-GX system to the Alan Turing Institute through a collaboration between Cray, Intel, and the Institute. Read more…

PSSC Labs Announces Compact Enterprise Server for Hadoop

Jun 15, 2017 |

LAKE FOREST, Calif., June 15, 2017 — PSSC Labs, a developer of custom HPC and Big Data computing solutions, today announced the next generation of its CloudOOP Big Data Server Line – Read more…

Breakthrough for Large-Scale Computing: ‘Memory Disaggregation’ Made Practical

May 24, 2017 |

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 24, 2017 — For decades, operators of large computer clusters in both the cloud and high-performance computing communities have searched for an efficient way to share server memory in order to speed up application performance. Read more…