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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…

Neo4j Touts 10x Performance Boost of Graphs on IBM Power FPGAs

Oct 21, 2015 |

Neo Technology today announced that it’s working with IBM to support its graph database on IBM Power8-based servers equipped with field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). This will enable customers to run graph databases with hundreds of billions to trillions of edges, thereby tackling a new class of intractable big data problems in bioinformatics, fraud detection, and IoT analytics. Read more…

Teradata Puts Aster in Hadoop for IoT Analytics

Oct 19, 2015 |

The Internet of Things (IoT) is simultaneously a colossal data management challenge and the analytic opportunity of a lifetime. Teradata (NYSE: TDC) addressed both of those today with two product announcements, including an Apache Kafka-based applications for routing IoT data into Hadoop, and the introduction of a Hadoop-native version of its Aster analytics suite. Read more…

AWS Cloud Pact Shows How Far Teradata Has Come

Oct 7, 2015 |

Next year, Teradata will offer its eponymous database as a service on the Amazon Web Services cloud. It will be the first foray onto a public cloud for Teradata, which has come a long way from its proprietary hardware roots. Read more…

News In Brief

Life Sciences Cultivate Streaming Analytics

Aug 15, 2016 |

Transatlantic partners are applying machine-learning algorithms to a financial HPC platform to develop predictive models for studying crop growth patterns and agriculture practices. The partners said the models would include variables such as crop response and adaptation to environmental stresses. Read more…

Quantum Researchers Eye AI Advances

Aug 11, 2016 |

Researchers wringing out new quantum computing architectures are increasingly looking at the nascent processing technology as a way to advance machine-learning algorithms for new AI applications.

As quantum computing efforts scale up at corporate, university and government laboratories, the promising yet largely unproven technology could help unlock facets of artificial intelligence, leading to more powerful cognitive computing technologies like IBM’s (NYSE: Read more…

Hiring Seen Rising Along With Automation

Aug 3, 2016 |

Despite growing worries among some U.S. workers about the deployment of automation and machine learning, a new survey finds that U.S. technology companies also plan to boost workforce hiring over the next three years. Read more…

Machine Learning on Track with Rail Trials

Jul 20, 2016 |

Boasting one of the most advanced rail networks in the world, Japan is investigating the use of artificial intelligence and a machine learning technology approach that would attempt to add what promoters call a “train time delay” Read more…

Amazon Echo, IoT Bulb Enlisted for Data Engagement

Jul 14, 2016 |

Presumably under the category of “bright ideas,” a business intelligence specialist is leveraging artificial intelligence and what it calls an “IoT light bulb” as a way to increase analytics engagement and adoption through an “emotional connection to data insights using all senses.” Read more…

This Just In

Inspur’s High Performance Servers Certified for SAP HANA

Aug 17, 2016 |

FREMONT, Calif.Aug. 17 — Inspur has announced that its High Performance Server line, the 4-socket servers NF8480M4 and NF8460M4, and the innovative 8-socket servers TS860 and TS860G3, have been certified for operating the SAP HANA platform. Read more…

Deloitte Advisory Cyber Risk Services and Cray Introduce Cyber Reconnaissance and Analytics

Jul 20, 2016 |

NEW YORK, N.Y., July 20 — Deloitte Advisory Cyber Risk Services and Cray Inc. (Nasdaq: CRAY), the global supercomputing leader, introduced today the first commercially available high-speed, supercomputing threat analytics service, Cyber Reconnaissance and Analytics. Read more…

Inspur Announces Availability of Memory1 Servers for Big Data Applications

Jul 19, 2016 |

July 19 — Today, Inspur announced the availability of Memory1 Servers for big data applications. This means big memory for big data – 1U servers with 1TB or 2TBs of system memory that can be stacked up to provide up to 80TBs of system memory in one full-sized rack. Read more…

PSC Staff to Present on Big Data Resources, Education and Technology at XSEDE16

Jul 13, 2016 |

July 13 — Experts from the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and their collaborators will present a number of topics at XSEDE16, the fifth annual conference of the NSF-funded Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). Read more…

Penguin Computing Unveils FrostByte Storage Solution

Jun 21, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 21 — Penguin Computing, a provider of high performance, enterprise data center and cloud solutions, today announced FrostByte, the company’s first scalable storage solution for HPC clusters, high-performance Enterprise applications and data intensive analytics. Read more…