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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…

CrateDB Tackles Machine Analytics with Scale-Out SQL Database

Dec 14, 2016 |

Developers who want to analyze big, fast-moving machine data without the complexity of a NoSQL database have another option in CrateDB, an open source, scale-out SQL database that just became generally available today. Read more…

Why Analytics Are Now Assumed to Run in the Cloud

Dec 8, 2016 |

Not long ago, companies considered big data analytics such a strategic advantage that they wouldn’t dream of letting it outside their firewall. That hesitation has almost completely melted away to the point where spending for on-premise analytics is actually declining and companies expect analytics to run in the cloud. 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…

News In Brief

Multi-Cloud Strategy Begets Data Connector

Nov 29, 2016 |

As more enterprises adopt so-called multi-cloud strategies, data management specialists are offering platforms that allow users to access data across different public clouds and web services. Cloud platform vendor Treasure Data has sought to expand that concept to include a data workflow manager designed to transfer and analyze data across major public clouds. Read more…

Microsoft SQL Server Supports Linux

Nov 16, 2016 |

Microsoft widened its embrace of the Linux kernel with a preview release this week of its next SQL Server, further extending its business analytics platform to run on open-source distributions. 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…

AI Platforms Seen Emerging in 2017

Nov 1, 2016 |

Technology predictions for next year are already filtering in, with artificial intelligence and full-blown analytics and other platforms increasingly seen as among the keys to opening the big data floodgates in 2017. Read more…

Microsoft Claims Speech Recognition ‘Parity’

Oct 20, 2016 |

Microsoft speech recognition researchers report they have achieved parity with humans using a testing framework that gauges error rates for professional transcribers and the ability to understand “open-ended conversations.”

“In both cases, our automated system establishes a new state-of-the-art, and edges past the human benchmark,” Read more…

This Just In

Industry Experts Write New Book on Big Data Solutions

Mar 19, 2014 |Pragmatic Works, a Microsoft Gold Certified and National Systems Integrator Partner, joined with industry experts from Microsoft and Hortonworks to write Microsoft Big Data Solutions, a complete guide on Microsoft’s Big Data Platform including Windows Azure, HDInsight and Hortonworks Data Platform for Windows. Read more…

PROS to Showcase Big Data Solutions at Microsoft Global Energy Forum

Feb 19, 2014 |PROS, a big data software company, today announced its participation in the Microsoft Global Energy Forum scheduled for Feb. 20, 2014. The one-day event will be held at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center. The company plans to provide demonstrations of how PROS solutions on Microsoft platforms help global energy companies use their big data to sell more effectively. PROS will be in booth 709. Read more…