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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…

Inside Anodot’s Anomaly Detection System for Time-Series Data

Apr 19, 2017 |

Time-series data represents one of the most challenging data types for businesses and data scientists. The data sets are often very big, change continuously, and are time-sensitive by nature. One company that’s carving a path through this big data opportunity is Anodot, which focuses on using machine learning techniques to spot anomalies in time-series data, in real time. Read more…

Enabling Successful Spread Betting with In-Memory Computing

Apr 12, 2017 |

During the past decade, financial spread betting has become a major growth market globally, offering some significant opportunities for traders. At the same time, spread betting is still a highly volatile, minimally regulated market with significant risks. Read more…

News In Brief

Intel Unveils USB Toolkit for AI Prototyping

Jul 20, 2017 |

Intel has begun rolling out AI hardware previewed last fall with the release of its Movidius Neural Compute Stick, billed as a self-contained AI accelerator in a USB format that requires no network connection. Read more…

IBM Bolsters Spark Ties with Latest SQL Engine

Jul 18, 2017 |

IBM is extending its commitment to Apache Spark as a key component of in-memory analytics with the latest release of its SQL engine for Hadoop.

The new version of IBM Big SQL released last week also solidifies the company’s joint distribution deal with Hortonworks announced last month that includes Hortonwork’s Hadoop and stream processing distributions. Read more…

New NVMe Spec Emphasizes Data Analytics

Jun 22, 2017 |

The latest release of a non-volatile memory interface and storage protocol emphasizes the enterprise shift to analytics, virtualization and other data-intensive workloads while riding the coat tails of the robust solid-state storage sector. Read more…

Cray Brings AI and HPC Together on Flagship Supers

Jun 20, 2017 |

Cray took one more step toward the convergence of big data and high performance computing (HPC) today when it announced that it’s adding a full suite of big data and artificial intelligence software to its top-of-the-line XC Series supercomputers. Read more…

Yahoo’s Massive Hadoop Scale on Display at Dataworks Summit

Jun 16, 2017 |

Yahoo put its massive Hadoop investment on display this week at Dataworks Summit, the semi-annual big data conference that it co-hosts with Hortonworks.

While Hadoop is no longer the conference headliner that it once was, the platform is still critical for the daily operations of Yahoo, which officially became part of Verizon Communications this week when the $4.5 billion acquisition finally closed. Read more…

This Just In

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…

Inspur to Unveil 2U 8-GPU AI Supercomputer at GTC

May 9, 2017 |

SAN JOSE, May 9, 2017 — Inspur will unveil a new ultra-high density AI computing server, AGX-2, to accelerate Artificial Intelligence at the upcoming 2017 GPU Technology Conference (GTC2017). Read more…

Supermicro Systems Deliver 170 TFLOPS FP16 of Peak Performance for AI at GTC

May 8, 2017 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 8, 2017 — GPU Technology Conference – Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in compute, storage and networking technologies including green computing, will exhibit new GPU-based servers at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) from May 8 to 11 at the San Jose Convention Center, Booth #111. Read more…