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Podcast: New Xeons Power Cisco UCS Realtime Analytics


Jim McHugh from Cisco describes how the new Intel Xeon processor E7 v3 processor family will bring to Cisco UCS systems in the big data and analytics arena. He emphasizes how new insights driven by big-data can help businesses become intelligence-driven to create a perpetual and renewable competitive edge within their field.

SGI UV Appliance for SAP HANA Certified for up to 16 Sockets and 12 TB in-memory


Today SGI announced their SGI UV for SAP HANA appliance has been certified to run the SAP HANA platform on up to 16 sockets in controlled availability environments. With this extension of the SGI UV appliance, the SGI solution can provide up to 12 terabytes (TB) of in-memory computing capacity in a single node. SAP-certified at 4- and 8-sockets just last fall, the highly scalable and configurable architecture of the SGI appliance helps enable enterprises running SAP HANA to achieve real-time business at ever-greater scale and lower total cost of ownership.

GPUs Accelerate brytlyt Enterprise Data Platform


Today UK startup brytlyt announced an enterprise data platform using Nvidia’s Tegra K1 superchip that offers faster, more efficient and more flexible data processing and analytics.

Accelerating Big Data Processing with Hadoop, Spark and Memcached

DK Panda

In this video from the 2015 Stanford HPC Conference, DK Panda from Ohio State University presents: Accelerating Big Data Processing with Hadoop, Spark and Memcached.

GPU Accelerated Platforms for Deep Learning


“NVIDIA will present an update on accelerated computing, in particular, the latest de- velopments in the platform. They will touch upon NVLink, OpenPOWER, ARM64, and new software updates and also cover the broad-sweeping impact that a new field of machine learning, called Deep Learning, is having on applications and domains.”

Interview: Dan Blaisdell of Manifest Insights Talks Big Data and Business Intelligence: Past, Present, Future

Dan Blaisdell

“Our analytics platform connects directly to SQL database and 3rd party APIs and exposes their data in an easy-to-use interface. It’s very powerful in that you can blend data from different sources in a single chart, yet you can build a chart with just a single click without browsing database schemas or writing code. Our unique separation of configuration and reporting building makes this user experience possible.”

Video: Data and Goliath – Why Startups Own the Future of Big Data


“And, to me, the point of this talk is that the world is changing. There is money going to be made by the bucketful, and it isn’t going to go to Larry Ellison and his gang. It’s going to go to smart people like you who know how to leverage open-source.”

MongoDB Recognized as “Challenger” in Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant


MongoDB has announced it is the only vendor, out of 25 vendors evaluated, to be positioned by Gartner Inc. in the “Challengers” quadrant of the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems report.

Visualization of the Week: Cause of Death in the USA

In the compelling data visualization below, John Schoen of CNBC uses Tableau Software to take a look at the leading causes of death in the United States.

Concurrent Delivers Performance Management for Apache Hive and MapReduce Applications

Driven is purpose-built to address the challenges of enterprise application development and deployment for business-critical data applications.