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Sparse Fourier Transform Gives Stream Processing a Lifeline from the Coming Data Deluge

Jun 13, 2017 |

When James Cooley and John Tukey introduced the Fast Fourier transform in 1965, it revolutionized signal processing and set us on course to an array of technological breakthroughs. But today’s overwhelming data sets require a new approach. Read more…

Cloudera IPO Lauded by Big Data Community

Apr 28, 2017 |

Cloudera officially went public today with an IPO that raised $225 million for the Hadoop distributor. While the now-public company’s valuation may be about half what it was a few years ago, Cloudera and its partners in the big data community look at the IPO as a positive move for the industry as a whole. Read more…

New AI Chips to Give GPUs a Run for Deep Learning Money

Apr 24, 2017 |

CPUs and GPUs, move over. Thanks to recent revelations surrounding Google’s new Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), the computing world appears to be on the cusp of a new generation of chips designed specifically for deep learning workloads. Read more…

Hortonworks Touts Hive Speedup, ACID to Prevent ‘Dirty Reads’

Apr 4, 2017 |

If you’re considering using Hadoop for SQL-based analytics and BI, you’ll be interested in the latest news out of Hortonworks, which today unveiled a new release of its flagship data platform that boasts a fast new release of Apache Hive, as well as a new ACID merge function that can prevent “dirty reads.” Read more…

Big Data’s Relentless Pace Exposes Old Tensions and New Risks in the Enterprise

Mar 22, 2017 |

Over the past two weeks, we’ve explored some of the difficulties that enterprises have experienced in trying to adopt the Hadoop stack of big data technologies. One area that demands further attention is how the rapid pace of development of open source data science technology in general, and the new business opportunities it unlocks, is simultaneously exposing old fault lines between business and IT while opening them to new risks. Read more…

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AWS Partner Ryft Leverages Cloud FPGAs

Sep 13, 2017 |

As more data moves to the cloud, analytics vendors are also embracing new cloud technologies designed to boost performance for emerging workloads such as business intelligence.

With that in mind, analytics specialist Ryft Systems Inc. Read more…

Huawei Adds MapD GPUs to Latest Servers

Aug 11, 2017 |

Data analytics and visualization specialist MapD Technologies has inked a deal with Huawei, the multinational networking and telecommunications giant, to juice the Chinese vendor’s server hardware with scalable GPU-supported analytics. Read more…

Open Source Tool Emerges For Cyber Defense

Jul 26, 2017 |

As banks, hospitals and retailers continue to lose ground to hackers, the open source community has stepped into the fray with a cyber security project designed to bring advanced analytics to IT monitoring data. Read more…

Intel Unveils USB Toolkit for AI Prototyping

Jul 20, 2017 |

Intel has begun rolling out AI hardware previewed last fall with the release of its Movidius Neural Compute Stick, billed as a self-contained AI accelerator in a USB format that requires no network connection. Read more…

Cray Brings AI and HPC Together on Flagship Supers

Jun 20, 2017 |

Cray took one more step toward the convergence of big data and high performance computing (HPC) today when it announced that it’s adding a full suite of big data and artificial intelligence software to its top-of-the-line XC Series supercomputers. Read more…

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