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Only a Fraction of 160 Zettabyte ‘Datasphere’ to Be Stored

Apr 25, 2017 |

Think you’ve seen big data? Think again. The amount of data created in the universe will skyrocket from 16 zettabytes this year to more than 160 zettabytes by 2025, according to a new IDC report sponsored by Seagate. Read more…

How ‘Purple Rain’ Bolsters Security Intelligence for Capital One

Apr 21, 2017 |

In the cat-and-mouse game of cyber security, sometimes you win, and sometimes the bad guys get a victory. Thanks to a powerful new security framework dubbed “Purple Rain,” the folks at Capital One are setting themselves up for success. Read more…

Iguazio Re-Architects the Stack for Continuous Analytics

Apr 18, 2017 |

When it comes to modern big data architectures, you will typically find lots of different components, engines, and moving parts, each of which tackles part of the problem. One vendor with bold vision of re-architecting the stack with a more streamlined approach is Iguazio, which is building a singular product based on Flash that delivers continues analytics on big and fast data. Read more…

Solving Storage Just the Beginning for Minio CEO Periasamy

Feb 1, 2017 |

Yesterday marked the first day of general availability for the free and open source object storage system from Mino. But as Minio co-founder and CEO AB Periasamy explains, delivering the deceptively simple, S3-compatible file system is just a prerequisite for doing what he really wants—using deep learning techniques to extract insight from massive piles of unstructured data in new and powerful ways. Read more…

Why Deep Learning, and Why Now

Jan 30, 2017 |

Deep learning is all the rage today, as companies across industries seek to use advanced computational techniques to find useful information hidden across huge swaths of data. While the field of artificial intelligence is decades old, breakthroughs in the field of artificial neural networks are driving the explosion of deep learning. Read more…

News In Brief

Investors Bullish on GPU-Based Database Startup

Mar 29, 2017 |

MapD Technologies, the big data analytics platform startup developing a parallel SQL database that runs on GPUs, has more than doubled its venture-funding total with the close of its latest investment round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA). Read more…

Birst Dishes Up Data Prep, ML Automation, and More

Nov 29, 2016 |

Groups of data scientists and regular users will be able to collaboratively prepare and share their data for analysis with the latest release of Birst’s analytics platform. Version 6 of the company’s suite also adds more automated smarts through tactical applications of machine learning, and extends the company’s advancements in lineage tracking. Read more…

Hortonworks Unveils New Offerings for AWS Marketplace

Nov 15, 2016 |

Hortonworks today took the wraps off new big data services that run on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. The Hadoop, Spark, and Hive services are pre-configured, and are designed to get users up and running quickly and easily. Read more…

Spark ML Runs 10x Faster on GPUs, Databricks Says

Oct 27, 2016 |

Apache Spark machine learning workloads can run up to 10x faster by moving them to a deep learning paradigm on GPUs, according to Databricks, which today announced that its hosted Spark service on Amazon’s new GPU cloud. Read more…

IBM Challenges Amazon S3 with Cloud Object Store

Oct 12, 2016 |

IBM Thursday took the wraps off a new multi-tenant cloud-based object storage system that it claims is 25% cheaper than Amazon Web Services’ Simple Storage Service (S3). In addition to being cheaper, Big Blue claims its more reliable and secure. Read more…

This Just In

Datawatch Analytics Software Available on AWS

Feb 4, 2014 |Datawatch Corporation, the leading global provider of visual data discovery solutions, today announced that its next-generation analytics software is now available on AWS Marketplace. Customers using Datawatch on Amazon Web Services (AWS) can enable visual data discovery on any type of data, regardless of size and structure, at real-time speeds. Read more…

Tableau Leverages AWS for Big Data Analytics

Nov 15, 2013 |At the Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent conference, Tableau Software, a global leader in rapid-fire, easy-to-use business analytics software, announced an expansion in its work with AWS with official support for Tableau Server running on the AWS cloud platform, connecting to Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) and a new Tableau integrated data connector to Amazon Redshift. Read more…