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How Erasure Coding Changes Hadoop Storage Economics

Feb 7, 2018 |

The introduction of erasure coding with Hadoop 3.0 will allow users to cram up to 50% more data into the same cluster. That’s great news for users who are struggling to store all their data. Read more…

Dr. Elephant Leads the Performance Parade

Jan 12, 2018 |

I started working on big data infrastructure in 2009 when I joined Cloudera, which at the time was a small startup with about 10 engineers. It was a fun place to work. Read more…

Data Plane Offering Marks New Phase for Hortonworks

Sep 25, 2017 |

The new Data Plane Service (DPS) that Hortonworks unveiled today at the Strata Data Conference marks the start of a new phase for the publicly traded company, according to Arun Murthy, chief product officer and co-founder of the company. Read more…

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…

News In Brief

Esri Adds an Unstructured Location Data Capability

Feb 22, 2018 |

Spatial analytics specialist Esri continues to expand its mapping platform with the acquisition of ClearTerra, a developer of geospatial and other intelligence tools focused on unstructured data.

Esri, Redlands, Calif., announced the acquisition on Thursday (Feb. Read more…

Demand For Software, Data Skills Remains Strong

Jan 16, 2018 |

Cloud giant Amazon Web Services and database leader Oracle are among the most popular employers for recent college graduates while software engineers head the list of highest paying jobs, according to a new employment survey. Read more…

Tech Giants Pile Up Machine Learning Patents

Jan 9, 2018 |

Technology innovators intensified efforts over the last year to secure intellectual property rights on transformative technologies ranging from AI to blockchain platforms. While IBM maintained its overwhelming lead in U.S. Read more…

Investors Accelerating Driverless Car Development

Nov 9, 2017 |

Optimus Ride, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology AI spinoff developing fully autonomous vehicles, continues to attract venture funding as it applies machine learning, computer vision and mapping techniques to the problem a safe, driverless cars. Read more…

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…

This Just In

PSSC Labs Announces Hadoop Big Data Servers with Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

Jan 31, 2018 |

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Jan. 31, 2018 — PSSC Labs, a developer of custom HPC and Big Data computing solutions, today announced a new version of its CloudOOP 12000 cluster server integrated with Intel’s newest Xeon Scalable Processors to deliver breakthrough performance for handling big data tasks such as real-time analytics, virtualized infrastructure and high-performance computing. Read more…

Rambus Announces GDDR6 Memory PHY for AI, Automotive and Networking Applications

Jan 23, 2018 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 23, 2018 — Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS) today announced the GDDR6 (Graphics Double Data Rate) Memory PHY IP Core targeted for high-performance applications including cryptocurrency mining, artificial intelligence (AI), ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) and networking. Read more…

PSSC Labs Debuts Big Data Clusters Certified for Apache Metron

Nov 21, 2017 |

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Nov. 21, 2017 — PSSC Labs, a developer of custom HPC and big data computing solutions, today announced it has certified its CloudOOP Rax cluster for compatibility with Apache Metron.  Read more…

Supermicro Showcases Deep Learning Optimized Systems

Nov 1, 2017 |

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2017 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology, today is showcasing GPU server platforms that support NVIDIA Tesla V100 PCI-E and V100 SXM2 GPUs at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) Washington D.C., Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in booth #506. Read more…

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…