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Is Python Strangling R to Death?

Aug 15, 2019 |

As programming languages go, there’s no denying that Python is hot. Originally created as a general-purpose scripting language, Python somehow became the most popular language for data science. But is Python’s fame coming at the expense of R? Read more…

Re-Imagining Big Data in a Post-Hadoop World

Aug 12, 2019 |

In the big data battle for architectural supremacy, the cloud is clearly winning and Hadoop is clearly losing. Customers are shying away from investing in monolithic Hadoop clusters in favor of more nimble (if not less expensive) cloud platforms. Read more…

The State of Storage: Cloud, IoT, and Data Center Trends

Jul 16, 2019 |

One of the biggest storylines in data storage this year is the explosion of the cloud and the simplicity that cloud storage can bring. But cloud storage isn’t the whole story – not by a long shot – as IoT data generation ramps up and on-prem storage technology continues its evolution. Read more…

Alluxio Bolsters Data Orchestration for Hybrid Cloud World

Jul 11, 2019 |

Alluxio was conceived at Cal Berkeley’s AMPLab as a virtualization layer that eliminates barriers between data silos, and allows users to access remote data as if it were local. With today’s launch of Alluxio 2.0, the technology has evolved to the next stage, with a focus on simplifying data engineering in today’s emerging multi-cloud and hybrid cloud paradigms. Read more…

Big Data and AI Converge in Map to Protect Biodiversity

Jul 10, 2019 |

What’s living where? Those are the basic pieces of data that biologists and conservationists are hoping to collect and load into the Map of Biodiversity Importance, a dynamic new map unveiled this week at the Esri User Conference. Read more…

News In Brief

Microsoft Azure Looks to Secure ‘Data Estates’

Jul 29, 2019 |

Cloud giants continue to snap up data management and security startups as they add new capabilities aimed at enterprise customers in the midst of digital transitions.

The latest example is Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: Read more…

LinkedIn Unleashes ‘Nearline’ Data Streaming

Jul 22, 2019 |

LinkedIn is releasing its Brooklin data ingestion service to the open source community.

Brooklin has been running in production on the social media platform since 2016. The stateless and distributed service is used primarily for streaming data in near real time—also known as “nearline”—at scale. Read more…

Tibco Eyes ‘Data Science for Ops’ with Spotfire Upgrades

Jun 20, 2019 |

Data management and business intelligence vendors continue to push deeper into the cloud with a growing list of open-source tools while adding automation features such as machine learning and natural language queries designed to provide what has come to be known as augmented analytics. Read more…

Serverless SQL Engine Targets Cloud Analytics

Jun 13, 2019 |

Qubole Inc., the cloud analytics vendor, has added a serverless engine to its platform aimed at simplifying complex tasks like creating data pipelines and server clusters used to scale analytics workloads in the cloud. 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…

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