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“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 7/25/2016

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.

Cloudera Announces the General Availability of Cloudera Navigator Optimizer and Cloudera Enterprise 5.8

Cloudera announced the general availability of Cloudera Navigator Optimizer, alongside the production release of Cloudera Enterprise 5.8.

insideBIGDATA Readers! Your Opinion Counts with Our 2016 Survey

insideBIGDATA is nearing the completion of its 2016 audience survey and we’d like to remind any of our remaining loyal readers to give us your thoughts so we can learn what’s important to you.

Leveraging Big Data to Influence Corporate Strategy

In this special guest feature, Rodger Howell, an Advisory principal for PwC’s Strategy, provides a number of examples of the ways in which organizations that have implemented data analytics practices to increase revenue, boost operating excellence, improve compliance and streamline financial reporting.

MapR Debuts New Data Science-Led Quick Start Solution Focused on Risk Management for Financial Services

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the Converged Data Platform, announced the immediate availability of the MapR Risk Management Quick Start Solution for Financial Services powered by the MapR Converged Data Platform.

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works to Save Over £3 million Annually with Data Analytics

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK), Russia’s third largest steel works, is to save more than £3 million in steelmaking costs by using a machine learning and big data analytics service from Yandex Data Factory.

Snowflake Computing Automates Administration and Business Critical Resiliency for Cloud Data Warehousing

Snowflake Computing, the cloud data warehousing company, today announced new, automation capabilities for the Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse that dramatically simplify data warehousing administration and data protection for diverse data and SQL analytics in the cloud.

Big Pharma Finds Antidote to Big Data Chaos

In this special guest feature, Sagar Anisingaraju, Chief Strategy Officer at Saama, discusses how new approaches to big data analytics are helping the pharmaceutical industry address major shifts toward value-based-care.

EMC Isilon CloudPools: Extend the Data Lake to the Cloud

In this special technology white paper, EMC Isilon CloudPools: Extend the Data Lake to the Cloud, you’ll learn how to extend the data lake to the cloud with transparent tiering of inactive data.

Search + Graph : Find New Answers

In this contributed article, Steve Kearns, Senior Director of Product Management at Elastic, looks at the idea of using relevance in graph exploration to open the door to asking more complex, and valuable questions.