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Can Big Data Tame the Chaos of Virtualized IT?

Feb 23, 2017 |

The “software-defined” revolution is driving private data centers toward AWS-like efficiency. However, the virtualization of hardware, storage, and networking—not to mention agile coding techniques and a rapid-fire “DevOps” culture–also makes it much more difficult for IT professionals to track down problems. Read more…

Why Anaconda’s Data Science Tent Is So Big–And Getting Bigger

Feb 16, 2017 |

With more than 13 million downloads to date, Anaconda is blossoming into a real phenomenon in a crowded data science field. What made the collection of mostly Python-based tools so popular to data hackers—a dedication to openness, interoperability, and innovation—is also the strategy behind Continuum Analytics’ Read more…

Inside IBM ML: Real-Time Analytics On the Mainframe

Feb 15, 2017 |

“Bring the compute to the data,” is a common refrain you hear in the big data age. Now IBM is heading that advice with today’s launch of IBM Machine Learning for z/OS, a new offering due this quarter that will bring Watson-based machine learning software to the mainframe atop an Apache Spark execution engine, attached to a Jupyter-based data science workbook. Read more…

How Spark Illuminates Deep Learning

Feb 8, 2017 |

Data scientists everywhere are delving more deeply into deep learning (DL). If you’re only skimming the surface of this trend, you might think that the Spark community, which focuses on broader applications of machine learning, is watching it all from the sidelines. Read more…

Open Data Science Presents Business Opportunity to New Continuum CEO

Feb 2, 2017 |

Continuum Analytics turned some heads last month when it announced the appointment of IT industry veteran Scott Collison to be its new CEO. With stints running departments of Microsoft, VMware, and Salesforce.com, Collison looks to grow Continuum’s data science platform business through a combination of enterprise savvy and open-source scale. Read more…

News In Brief

Microsoft Surges in Gartner Quadrant with Power BI

Feb 21, 2017 |

Microsoft is the new king of the hill when it comes to business intelligence and analytics platforms, at least according to the latest Magic Quadrant from Gartner, which placed the Power BI backer in the pole position. Read more…

Google Launches Video Analytics Challenge

Feb 16, 2017 |It's time to organize all those YouTube cat videos. A competition designed to develop classification algorithms for labeling millions of YouTube videos is designed to sort out Google's video trove by creating new search tools for archived footage. The search giant and YouTube owner (NASDAQ: GOOGL) announced the video classification challenge this week that includes cash prizes up to $30,000. Read more…

Anaconda Gets Big Iron Support From IBM

Feb 10, 2017 |IBM is expanding its embrace of big data analytics to include support on its open source mainframe for the Anaconda stack used by Python programmers. The company (NYSE: IBM) announced Thursday (Feb. 9) that it is collaborating with Anaconda developer Continuum Analytics and Rocket Software to host the open source analytics platform on IBM z/OS mainframes. Read more…

IBM: We’re the Red Hat of Deep Learning

Jan 26, 2017 |

IBM today took the wraps off a new release of PowerAI, the prepackaged bundle of deep learning frameworks that debuted last fall. With the addition of Google’s TensorFlow framework, the company says its AI business model is starting to resemble the Linux distributor Red Hat. Read more…

Kinetica Aims to Broaden Appeal of GPU Computing

Jan 24, 2017 |

Kinetica today unveiled a new iteration of its in-memory, GPU-accelerated database that it says will help to democratize data science and traditional business intelligence by simultaneously running SQL-based queries and machine learning/deep learning workloads on the same data. Read more…

This Just In

Zettaset Boosts Big Data Protection for IBM Power Systems servers with Enterprise-Class Encryption for Hadoop and NoSQL Databases

May 20, 2015 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 20, – Zettaset, a leader in Big Data security, today announced it has successfully completed integration of Zettaset’s Big Data Encryption software solution, BDEncrypt™, with IBM’s Power Systems scale-out servers running Linux. Read more…

Skillsoft and IBM Research Unveil New Applications for Big Data in Learning and Talent Development

May 19, 2015 |

May 19–At its 2015 Global Skillsoft Perspectives customer conference in Orlando, Skillsoft, a global leader in learning and talent management, will present live demonstrations of the latest next-generation adaptive capabilities the company has been developing with IBM Research over the past 18 months. Read more…

Forrester Research Recognizes IBM as a Leader in Big Data Hadoop Solutions

May 2, 2014 |IBM today announced that Forrester Research has recognized IBM as a leader in Big Data Hadoop Solutions and cited its advanced analytics tools, global presence, and implementation services. Read more…

IBM Unveils New Power Systems Servers

Apr 24, 2014 |IBM today debuted new Power Systems servers that allow data centers to manage staggering data requirements with unprecedented speed, all built on an open server platform. In a move that sharply contrasts other chip and server manufacturers' proprietary business models, IBM through the OpenPOWER Foundation, released detailed technical specifications for its POWER8 processor, inviting collaborators and competitors alike to innovate on the processor and server platform, providing a catalyst for new innovation. Read more…

IBM Creates Big Data & Business Analytics Center in Greece

Apr 15, 2014 |IBM has announced that it will establish a new Big Data and Business Analytics Center of Competence in Athens, Greece advancing its ability to deliver Big Data and Business Analytics technical and consulting capabilities in the region, drawing on an emerging generation of highly skilled local expertise. Read more…