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Google’s BigQuery Gaining Steam As Cloud Warehouse Wars Heat Up

Apr 24, 2018 |

Amazon Redshift may dominate the nascent cloud data warehouse category, but anecdotal evidence suggests Google BigQuery is catching on quickly – and offerings from Microsoft, SnowFlake, and others aren’t far behind. Read more…

How DHL Aims to Remake Logistics with AI

Apr 17, 2018 |

What do semi-autonomous truck platoons, chat-bots, and fraud detection cameras have in common? They’re all part of a big plan that DHL unveiled yesterday to remake itself with artificial intelligence. Read more…

Room to Grow on the Big Data Maturity Curve

Mar 22, 2018 |

If accurate self-reflection is the mark of a mature man, then we are collectively still boys when it comes to big data, according to an AtScale report unveiled today that detected a significant discrepancy between how we describe our big data prowess versus our actual capabilities. Read more…

Which Machine Learning Platform Performs Best?

Mar 19, 2018 |

The advent of automated machine learning platforms has expanded the access and availability of algorithmic interpretation over the past several years. But how do the different machine learning platforms stack up from a performance perspective? Read more…

What Kind of Data Scientist Are You?

Mar 15, 2018 |

If you’ve worked with the data science community, you’ve probably interacted with data scientists and formed a definition for the increasingly popular position. But it turns out, not all data scientists are alike, and according to a recent analysis by researchers at UCLA and Microsoft, there are actually nine different types of data scientists. Read more…

News In Brief

Scality Adds New Investor in Latest Funding Round

Apr 18, 2018 |

Scality, the software-defined object and cloud storage vendor, is extending its push into the multi-cloud data control sector with the closing of a $60 million funding round.

The storage management and infrastructure vendor said Tuesday (April 17) its latest round added new investor Harbert European Growth Capital along with existing investors and company executives. Read more…

Microsoft Beefs Up Bing With Intel FPGAs

Mar 27, 2018 |

Long-time technology partners Intel Corp. and Microsoft are again collaborating on an effort to advance deep learning capabilities in Microsoft’s search engine using the chip maker’s FPGAs.

The partners said this week Microsoft’s Bing search engine is demonstrating real-time AI capabilities running on Intel’s Arria and Stratix FPGAs. Read more…

Inside MapR’s Support for Kubernetes

Mar 6, 2018 |

MapR today announced that customers can now run and deploy applications on MapR’s big data cluster utilizing the Kubernetes containerization technology. In addition to providing data statefulness, it also gives MapR customers a new way to move workloads from on-prem to cloud platforms. Read more…

Cloudera’s Vision for Cloud Coming Into Focus

Mar 6, 2018 |

Cloudera today unveiled a host of new cloud-based offerings — including Cloudera Altus Shared Data Experience (SDX), a cloud-based machine learning offering, and a cloud-based SQL data warehouse offering — Read more…

Microsoft, Anaconda Expand Python Partnership

Feb 15, 2018 |

Microsoft and Python data science platform vendor Anaconda have extended their partnership by adding the software giant’s code editor to the latest Anaconda distribution.

The addition of Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code (VS Code) expands its support for the latest release of the Python data science platform, Anaconda 5.1. 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…