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Forrester’s Crowded NoSQL Wave Shows Abundant Options

Aug 24, 2016 |

The increasingly crowded NoSQL database market promises to give customers lots of storage options for next-gen and big data applications. That’s one of the takeaways from the recent Forrester Wave for Big Data NoSQL solutions, which gave NoSQL database giant MongoDB top honors in a big pack. Read more…

5 Factors Driving the Graph Database Explosion

Aug 19, 2016 |

There’s no denying it: Graph databases are hot. According to DB-Engines.com, graph databases have outgrown every other type of database in popularity since 2013, and not by a small margin either. Read more…

Python Eats Into R as SAS Dominance Fades

Aug 15, 2016 |

A new survey of data science tools shows that Python usage is quickly gaining steam among advance analytic professionals, at the expense of both R and SAS.

Last month the executive recruiting firm Burtch Works published the latest results of an ongoing “flash survey” Read more…

Real Machine Intelligence Making its Way into the Enterprise

Aug 4, 2016 |

Hundreds of billions of dollars lies dormant in data. From retailers and healthcare providers to government agencies, untapped data has the ability to generate savings, drive efficiencies, and make entirely new paradigm-changing discoveries. Read more…

Machine Learning Brings Real Insight to Jordan’s Virtual Environment

Aug 2, 2016 |

As one of New England’s largest furniture chains, Jordan’s Furniture knows a bit about volume. But when the volume of data stores on its virtualized IT infrastructure grew to a certain size, the company found the complexity was a hindrance to the troubleshooting of potential problems. Read more…

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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…

Open Source Tool ‘Rethinks’ Databases

Aug 10, 2016 |

An open source tool for writing queries and modeling data designed for use with the RethinkDB query language is being positioned as an alternative to developing applications using the ReQL query language. Read more…

New Flash from IBM Targets Unstructured Data Analytics

Jul 26, 2016 |

JBOF (“jay-boff”), or Just A Bunch of Flash, may sound like a pejorative acronym. But when industry analyst Randy Kerns, senior strategist at Evaluator Group, used it in reference to new flash storage technology announced today by IBM, he meant it in a favorable way. Read more…

UMass Gets More Corporate Funding for Data Science

Jun 13, 2016 |

Corporate backing continues to pour into efforts to build up data science and cyber security skills.

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, which last year launched its Center for Data Science, will receive another $15 million over the next decade from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.’s foundation. Read more…

IoT Seen Driving AI Adoption

Jun 2, 2016 |

While hardware vendors view it as another vehicle for selling more chips and servers that would allow enterprises to move processing power closer to data, the torrent of sensor and other information the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to generate also is driving adoption of artificial intelligence technology, concludes a new survey of software developers. 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…