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5 Hadoop Trends to Watch in 2017

Jan 6, 2017 |

Hadoop is synonymous with big data, providing both storage and processing resources for large and disparate data sources—not to mention a platform for third-party software vendors to build upon. Where will the distributed computing system go in 2017? Read more…

All Eyes On AI in 2017

Jan 5, 2017 |

This might be the easiest 2017 prediction to make: Artificial intelligence will continue to generate big headlines and command a considerable share of the corporate pocketbook as companies look to bolster their products and services with more automated decision making and human-like qualities. Read more…

Why the Cloud and Big Data? Why Now?

Dec 16, 2016 |

The potential benefits of putting big data in the cloud have been known for years. The simplicity and flexibility that comes with having infrastructure as software appeared to be an attractive solution to the complex management big data projects require. Read more…

How AI Will Spoof You and Steal Your Identify

Dec 5, 2016 |

People generally appreciate how the new wave of artificial intelligence-powered chatbots from Web giants can perform basic online tasks on our behalf. Who doesn’t like having the ability to order a large pepperoni pizza by speaking five words into a smartphone? Read more…

Exabytes Hit the Road with AWS Snowmobile

Dec 1, 2016 |

Big data, meet your big rig. Amazon Web Services took containerization technology to new levels yesterday when it unveiled plans to use 45-foot trailers equipped with scads of disk and fast fiber optic connections to help customers upload 100 petabytes of data into the cloud. Read more…

News In Brief

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…