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Nvidia Destroys TPCx-BB Benchmark with GPUs

Jun 22, 2020 |

Traditionally, vendors have used CPU-based systems for the TPCx-BB benchmark, which simulates a Hadoop-style workload that mixes SQL and machine learning jobs on structured and unstructured data. So when Nvidia ran the benchmark on its new Ampere class of GPUs system, the results were predictably grim – for CPU systems, that is. Read more…

Spark 3.0 to Get Native GPU Acceleration

May 14, 2020 |

NVIDIA today announced that it’s working with Apache Spark’s open source community to bring native GPU acceleration to the next version of the big data processing framework. With Spark version 3.0, which is due out next month, organizations will be able to speed up all of their Spark workloads, from ETL jobs to machine learning training, without making wholesale changes to their code. Read more…

IBM, Microsoft, and Nvidia Pit AI Against Wildfires

Apr 2, 2020 |

In 2018, California experienced its worst wildfire season on record, with uncontrolled fires causing unprecedented death and devastation. 2019 saw another difficult season, with millions of residents experiencing precautionary power shutoffs. Read more…

An Open Source Alternative to AWS SageMaker

Jan 27, 2020 |

There’s no shortage of resources and tools for developing machine learning algorithms. But when it comes to putting those algorithms into production for inference, outside of AWS’s popular SageMaker, there’s not a lot to choose from. Read more…

2019: A Big Data Year in Review – Part One

Dec 18, 2019 |

At the beginning of the year, we set out 10 big data trends to watch in 2019. We correctly called some of what unfolded, including a renewed focus on data management and continued rise of Kubernetes (that wasn’t hard to see). Read more…

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AI-Powered Data Protection Firm Gets $12M in Funding

May 14, 2020 |

Dathena, a Singapore-based company that uses AI techniques to detect and secure its clients’ sensitive data, has closed a $12 million Series A round, the company announced yesterday.

Dathena’s roots stretch back to 2011, when HSBC’s Christopher Muffat led the investigation of Swiss Leaks, the massive theft of sensitive data that included over 100,000 names of HSBC clients suspected of being involved in tax evasion at the bank’s Switzerland-based subsidiary. Read more…

For American Airlines, Machine Learning Solves an Air Cargo Conundrum

May 14, 2020 |

Air cargo shipments operate on a much tighter timeframe than passenger flights, with bookings typically occurring around ten days before departure. Many of these planned shipments, however, still don’t arrive at the warehouse, causing pandemonium for the air cargo carriers. Read more…

Tech Conferences Are Being Canceled Due to Coronavirus

Mar 2, 2020 |

Several conferences scheduled to take place in the coming weeks, including Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) and the Strata Data + AI conference, have been canceled due to fears of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Read more…

Microsoft Details Massive, 17-Billion Parameter Language Model

Feb 12, 2020 |

Microsoft this week took the covers off Turing Natural Language Generation (T-NLG), a massive new deep learning model that it says will push the bounds of AI in the field of natural language processing (NLP). Read more…

GPU Storage Approach Targets Big Data Bottlenecks

Aug 9, 2019 |

An emerging storage technology aims to leverage faster GPUs by creating a direct path between local and remote storage, thereby overcoming I/O bottlenecks that are slowing the crunching of AI and HPC data sets. Read more…

This Just In, Red Hat to Deliver ML Workflow with MLOps on Red Hat OpenShift for the AI Enterprise

Jun 29, 2020 |

SAN FRANCISCOJune 29, 2020 —, the data science platform simplifying model management and introducing advanced MLOps to the industry, announced a collaboration with Red Hat on Red Hat Openshift to accelerate ML workflows and provide data scientists and DevOps with everything they need out of the box. Read more…

Exasol Joins NVIDIA Inception Program

Jun 11, 2020 |

LONDON, June 11, 2020 — Exasol, the analytics database, announced it has joined the NVIDIA Inception program as a community member.

Exasol’s analytics database offers a powerful framework to perform advanced analytical tasks on large data volumes directly within the database. Read more… Releases New Streaming Endpoints Solution

May 26, 2020 |

TEL AVIV, IsraelMay 26, 2020 — announced its streaming endpoints solution, a new capability for deploying ML models to production with Apache Kafka in one click.  Read more… Data Science Platform Certified by NVIDIA DGX-Ready Software Program

May 15, 2020 |

SAN FRANCISCOMay 15, 2020 — announced that its data science platform has been successfully certified for the NVIDIA DGX-Ready Software program. Read more…

Domino Data Lab Joins NVIDIA DGX-Ready Software Program

May 15, 2020 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 15, 2020 – Domino Data Lab, provider of an open data science platform for large enterprises, announced it is joining the DGX-Ready Software program by NVIDIA. Read more…

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