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“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 7/18/2016

Above the Trend Line: machine learning industry rumor central, is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items such as people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz. Our intent is to provide our readers a one-stop source of late-breaking news to help keep you abreast of this fast-paced ecosystem. We’re working hard on your behalf with our extensive vendor network to give you all the latest happenings. Heard of something yourself? Tell us! Just e-mail me at: daniel@insidebigdata.com.  Be sure to Tweet Above the Trend Line articles using the hashtag: #abovethetrendline.

Our friends over at ClearDB, a pioneer in enterprise cloud database technologies, unveiled the launch of its Channel Partner Program. The new program allows partners to design and deliver a customized database as a service and extends the reach of ClearDB’s award winning Data Services Platform both nationally and globally.  The program offers a simple on-boarding experience and allows partners to develop predictable and recurring revenue with an accelerated path to market. The ClearDB Channel Partner Program offers a premier partner experience that includes sales discounts and bundled service offerings along with access to technical resources, go to market development assistance and product training. Channel partners own the customer experience while receiving assistance from ClearDB, including guaranteed uptime service level agreements (SLA) and 24 x 7 support assistance … We just learned that Talena, the always-on big data pioneer, broadens its portfolio of big data platform support with Couchbase, one of the industry’s top NoSQL data platforms. Couchbase customers can now use Talena’s award-winning big data management platform to protect critical data assets at scale and iterate rapidly on applications, while realizing significant cost savings through built-in storage optimization and other efficiencies. The Couchbase integration and certification further extends the Talena software, which offers the industry’s broadest support for big data platforms …

In people movement news for the Big Data industry, we learned that MariaDB® Corporation, a popular developer’s choice for open source database technology, revealed the addition of Roger Bodamer and Cate Lochead to its executive team. Bodamer, Chief Product Officer, will lead the product, engineering, and strategy teams to deliver new capabilities that expand MariaDB support for emerging use cases. Lochead, Chief Marketing Officer, will be responsible for building a global brand to grow and accelerate sales … Rumor has it that Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, announced that data science expert Venkat Achanta has been appointed Chief Data and Analytics Officer. In this newly created role, Achanta will be responsible for expanding Neustar’s authoritative identity and attribution platform to find innovative ways to create connected customer experiences across people, places and things. He will be based in San Francisco, California and report to Lisa Hook, Neustar’s President and Chief Executive Officer …

In new solutions news we found OpexLabs, a startup in the Container and Big Data technology domain, founded in August 2014, and located at Bangalore, India. HADOOP adoption is sluggish due to talent paucity and complexity of public cloud platforms. This is further aggravated by Hadoop distributors focusing only on developing features instead of simplifying the technology. OPEX LABS has simplified Hadoop adoption by launching a self-serving platform HAAS365. HAAS365 enables enterprises and data scientists to setup and experience Hadoop tools and distributions in just minutes with low risk … Dataguise, a technology leader in secure business execution, announced that Dataguise DgSecure® 6.0 is now available in the Amazon Web Services AWS Marketplace. DgSecure provides the ability to detect, protect, and monitor sensitive data as it lives and moves across on-premises and cloud-based repositories, including Amazon S3 via the Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR) platform. With DgSecure, data-driven enterprises can maintain total ownership of all sensitive data—known or unknown—in the cloud, enabling business users to embrace the power and efficiencies of cloud computing while minimizing data privacy and compliance concerns …

In customer wins news, Splice Machine, the dual-engine RDBMS for mixed operational and analytical workloads, powered by Hadoop and Spark,  announced that Corax, a startup company that provides cloud-based cyber security operations, analysis and reporting software, has selected Splice Machine to manage its risk quantification calculations, store large data sets and meet future scalability requirements. Leveraging machine learning and a streamlined user interface, Corax will be able to provide faster, meaningful recommendations to its customers about cyber security actions, investment and insurance, helping them make decisions that prevent cyber crime and data loss … We also heard that Coho Data, a leading innovator and provider of true scale-out infrastructure solutions for enterprise private clouds, announced that DV Trading, LLC has deployed Coho Data’s high-performance rack-scale converged platform in their latest state-of-the-art trading infrastructure build-out. DV Trading is a North American-based proprietary trading firm with a significant presence on derivatives and securities exchanges worldwide. DV Trading actively participates in the marketplace both on a liquidity provisioning and global macro basis. The company selected Coho’s DataStream flash-optimized, data-centric storage platform to easily scale storage capacity and ensure high performance of financial applications …

 

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