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Big Data Career Notes: April 2021 Edition

Apr 12, 2021 |

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: March 2021 Edition

Mar 16, 2021 |

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: February 2021 Edition

Feb 15, 2021 |

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Read more…

TPC Accuses Nvidia of Violating Rules in Benchmark Test

Jan 29, 2021 |

The Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) this week accused Nvidia of violating its fair use policy by altering a big data analytics benchmark test last year and failing to submit official results. Read more…

5G Chipmaker EdgeQ Gets Backing from Former Qualcomm CEO

Jan 26, 2021 |

EdgeQ, a Silicon Valley startup that’s building a customizable RISC-V system-on-a-chip (SoC) that includes a 5G modem, got a big boost today when it announced that former Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs has signed on as an advisor to the company. Read more…

News In Brief

RapidAPI Adds Kafka Support, Centralized Interfaces

Apr 7, 2021 |

The adoption by Apache Kafka users of asynchronous APIs that return data depending on the availability of microservices and other resources is said to be on the rise. That trend has prompted API vendors to offer platforms that facilitate discovery of Kafka clusters as developers build event-driven architectures. Read more…

HPE Expands Ezmeral Portfolio, Ecosystem

Mar 17, 2021 |

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced new cloud infrastructure and analytics products and partnerships this week built around its Ezmeral software portfolio, including a new data fabric integrated into the Ezmeral container platform and machine learning operations. Read more…

Aerospike’s Presto Connector Goes Live

Jan 14, 2021 |

Aerospike’s connector to the Presto SQL query engine is transitioning from beta to general availability, the real-time NoSQL database vendor said this week.

Presto, the highly parallel and distributed SQL query engine, was originally developed at Facebook (NASDAQ: Read more…

AI-Based Drone Floated to Enforce Social Distancing

Dec 3, 2020 |

If desperate times call for desperate measures, then an AI-powered surveillance drone may find applications as pandemic fatigue erodes compliance with social distancing advisories in congested urban areas.

At least that’s the pitch from AI and analytics vendor Fractal Analytics, which has partnered with Indian drone technology manufacturer ideaForge to develop a flying video analytics platform. Read more…

New Algorithm Aims to Optimize Vaccine Distribution

Dec 1, 2020 |

In the last several weeks, Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca have each announced that their vaccines are capable of achieving high efficacy. Pending approval, the first millions of vaccine doses are expected before the end of 2020 and billions are expected within 2021. Read more…

This Just In

SoftIron Announces HyperDrive Performance+ Family

May 5, 2021 |

LONDON, May 5, 2021 — SoftIron Ltd., a leader in purpose-built and performance-optimized data center solutions, announced the introduction of their newest Ceph-optimized, software-defined storage appliance family, HyperDrive Performance+. Read more…

Gartner Highlights 3 Actions for Data and Analytics Leaders to Succeed in a Changing World

May 4, 2021 |

STAMFORD, Conn., May 4, 2021 — To extend the influence of data analytics in a continually changing world, data and analytics (D&A) leaders must focus on finding agents of change within their organizations, building adaptive systems, and re-engineering the way decisions are made, according to Gartner, Inc. Read more…

Hitachi Vantara Enhances Lumada Platform to Improve Resilience, Agility and Accuracy for Industrial IoT

May 4, 2021 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 4, 2021 — Hitachi Vantara, a digital infrastructure, data management, and digital solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced advancements to the Lumada software platform and industry solutions to accelerate the digital transformation of industrial processes.  Read more…

Bentley Systems Announces Acquisitions of sensemetrics and Vista Data Vision

May 3, 2021 |

EXTON, Pa., May 3, 2021 — Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq: BSY), an infrastructure engineering software company, today announced its acquisitions of sensemetrics (agreement executed) and Vista Data Vision (closed), leading providers of software for Internet of Things (IoT) applications used extensively in infrastructure. Read more…

Sandia Embarks on Arctic Seafloor Data Collection Using Novel Underwater Technique

May 3, 2021 |

May 3, 2021 — Sandia researchers are beginning to analyze the first seafloor dataset from under Arctic sea ice using a novel method. They were able to capture ice quakes and transportation activities on the North Slope of Alaska while also monitoring for other climate signals and marine life. Read more…

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