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Amazon S3 Dominance Spawns Storage Challengers

Sep 20, 2017 |

When it comes to storing data, Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) is a runaway success. With trillions of files under management spanning many exabytes worth of data, S3 is the largest digital storage system in the known universe. Read more…

Apple Puts a ‘Neural Engine’ Inside the iPhone

Sep 14, 2017 |

Deep learning is integrated into Apple’s new iPhone X in a big way. In fact, the company has embedded deep learning capabilities right into the hardware with its new A11 Bionic chip, a CPU-GPU combo processor that Apple calls a “neural engine.” Read more…

Optimize Your Golf Game with Advanced Analytics

Aug 8, 2017 |

About 24 million Americans play golf every year, making it one of the country’s top pastimes. However, the number of people who are proficient at the sport is far lower. Read more…

The New Math Driving NoSQL Analytics

Aug 3, 2017 |

NoSQL databases are extremely popular among developers thanks to their flexible schemas and rich data types like JSON. But those same attributes make getting data out of them using traditional SQL queries a real pain. Read more…

Hate Hadoop? Then You’re Doing It Wrong

Jul 31, 2017 |

There’s been a lot of Monday morning quarterbacking saying Hadoop never made sense in the first place and that it has met its demise. Comments from “Hadoop is slow for small, ad hoc jobs” to “Hadoop is dead and Spark is the victor” are now commonplace. Read more…

News In Brief

Pivotal Takes Greenplum to the Cloud

Sep 14, 2017 |

Pivotal, the software developer that repositioned its core products in 2015 as open source, rolled out the latest version of its Greenplum platform this week with an eye toward enabling analytics on multi-cloud deployments. Read more…

RDBMS Remains Popular As Data Sources Grow

Sep 6, 2017 |

As the number and variety of data sources continues to explode along with proliferation of third party APIs used to connect it, data repositories such as relational databases continue to thrive while emerging software services and tools are accelerating the shift to “open analytics,” Read more…

Data Recovery Gets Speed, Security Boost

Aug 14, 2017 |

The rise of sophisticated cyber attacks such as ransomware is fueling demand for data backup and recovery platforms that can help companies quickly get back on their feet after an attack. Read more…

MongoDB, Tableau Expand Integration With BI Link

Aug 9, 2017 |

Database vendor MongoDB is again partnering with visual analytics specialist Tableau Software on an upgraded business intelligence connector designed to extend the merger of the two big data platforms to leverage Tableau’s visualization capabilities on enterprise data stored on the MongoDB system. Read more…

Neural Nets Gaining Traction With Banks

Jul 17, 2017 |

Banking, insurance and financial services are driving the vibrant neural network software market along with growing uptake in the health care market, according to a new market forecast.

The estimated 26 percent annual growth rate for neural network software through 2021 is also being spurred by emerging real-time AI applications in diverse market segments such as public safety. 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…