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FPGAs Speed Machine Learning at SC16 Intel Discovery Zone

In this video from SC16, Intel demonstrates how Altera FPGAs can accelerate Machine Learning applications with greater power efficiency. “The demo was put together using OpenCL design tools and then compiled to FPGA. From an end-user perspective, they tied it together using Intel MKL-DNN with CAFFE on top of that. This week, Intel announced the DLIA Deep Learning Inference Accelerator that brings the whole solution together in a box.”

Chaos and Hard Labor Are Not the Foundations of Data-Driven Organizations

In this special guest feature, Murthy Mathiprakasam of Informatica discusses the increased adoption of Data Lake Management practices and how organizations are quickly getting value from big data.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 12/5/2016

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.

Midwest Anesthesia Consultants Tap TARGIT InMemory for Rapid Data Analysis of All Data Sources

Midwest Anesthesia Consultants is an association of over 100 healthcare providers who rely on the organization’s commitment to quality and comprehensive and compassionate care in the areas of anesthesia, critical care, and pain management. The organization’s extensive team of board certified anesthesiologists is fully integrated into the medical staff at every hospital campus location as members of care teams and governing boards.

MapR Expands Big Data Innovations with New MapR Ecosystem Pack

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry’s Converged Data Platform, announced the next major release of the MapR Ecosystem Pack program, a broad set of open source ecosystem projects that enable big data applications running on the MapR Converged Data Platform while ensuring inter-project compatibility. These latest enhancements also add flexible access and provide new capabilities for streaming applications.

Omnity Research Platform Announces Customizable Search and Discovery Engine

Omnity, the next-gen semantic search and discovery platform for knowledge workers, announced it is opening its proprietary artificial intelligence technology to enterprise customers to allow them to organize Omnity’s powerful search tools around their own customized classification systems. Using this new feature — called Dynamic Data Shuffle™ — large corporations and organizations can fully customize the content that they deem most relevant to their search queries.

The Touchy-Feely Side of Spark

In this special guest feature, Alex Bordei, head of product management at Bigstep, offers 5 examples of how Apache Spark has maximized its user experience – its feel.

Structuring Apache Spark 2.0: SQL, DataFrames, Datasets And Streaming

In the talk below, Michael Armbrust, gives an overview of some of the exciting new API’s available in Spark 2.0, namely Datasets and Structured Streaming. Together, these APIs are bringing the power of Catalyst, Spark SQL’s query optimizer, to all users of Spark.

OpsDataStore Introduces Platform for Data-Driven IT Operations

OpsDataStore, the company delivering the real-time big data platform for data-driven IT operations, announced OpsDataStore 1.2, and including key technical relationships such as Intel. The combination of metrics, objects and integrations from VMware vSphere, AppDynamics, Dynatrace, ExtraHop, and Intel enables customers to improve the performance and reliability of their business critical online systems, and optimize capacity without risking performance brownouts.

TOP 10 insideBIGDATA Articles for November 2016

In this continuing regular feature, we give all our valued readers a monthly heads-up for the top 10 most viewed articles appearing on insideBIGDATA. Over the past several months, we’ve heard from many of our followers that this feature will enable them to catch up with important news and features flowing across our many channels.