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IBM Brings Machine Learning to the Private Cloud

IBM announced IBM Machine Learning, the first cognitive platform for continuously creating, training and deploying a high volume of analytic models in the private cloud at the source of vast corporate data stores. Even using the most advanced techniques, data scientists – in shortest supply among today’s IT skills* – might spend days or weeks […]

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 Making your Mark as a Woman in Big Data

insideBIGDATA was on hand for the recent Spark Summit East 2017 conference in Boston, and one of the more compelling presentations was by Kavitha Mariappan, VP Marketing at Databricks. The talk focused on the premise that despite the tremendous growth and opportunities in big data today, women still play a small role in this arena.

ZTE Wireless Institute Achieves Performance Breakthrough for Deep Learning with Intel FPGAs

Intel and ZTE, a leading technology telecommunications equipment and systems company, have worked together to reach a new benchmark in deep learning and convolutional neural networks (CNN). The technology is what many companies in Internet search and AI are trying to advance, and includes picture search and matching, as one example.

Arcadia Data Introduces Visual Analytics Platform Native to Cloudera Enterprise

Arcadia Data, the visual analytics software that solves the most complex big data problems, announced new native integration features for Arcadia Enterprise and Cloudera Enterprise to deliver a comprehensive real-time, Hadoop-native analytics platform. Directly integrated with Cloudera Manager and with new support for Apache Kudu and Cloudera Search, users will now have access to data-native architecture that enables both real-time dashboards and rich data visualization for large-scale, big data uses cases such as IoT data, spanning cloud, on-premises, and hybrid deployments.

Fuzzy Logix Announces Availability of DB Lytix™ for Cloudera Enterprise 5

Fuzzy Logix announced availability of its advanced analytics suite DB Lytix™ on Cloudera Enterprise 5. DB Lytix software enables analysts and data scientists to perform predictive and advanced statistical analysis on Cloudera using fast, fully supported and scalable analytics running natively on the cluster.

GridGain Professional Edition 1.8 Adds In-Memory SQL Grid to In-Memory Computing Platform

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache® Ignite™, announced the availability of GridGain Professional Edition 1.8, a fully supported version of Apache Ignite 1.8. GridGain Professional Edition 1.8 includes an In-Memory SQL Grid, which extends the platform by providing in-memory distributed database capabilities. The In-Memory SQL Grid will help users dramatically speed up and scale out their SQL applications with minimal or no code changes.

Kx Streaming Analytics Demo Easily Crunches 1.2 Billion NYC Taxi Data Points Using Standard Intel Xeon Phi

In this contributed article, tech writer Sean Thielen describes how Kx crunches a 1.2 billion record database of New York City taxi cab ride data to demonstrate what the Intel Xeon Phi processor could mean to distributed big data processing.

Tableau Accelerates Innovation in the Cloud with Tableau Online on Amazon Web Services

Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) announced that Tableau Online, the company’s fastest growing product with over 5,000 customer accounts, is now available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. Tableau Online is Tableau’s fully managed SaaS cloud analytics platform that delivers complete data analytics to everyone in the organization. It lets organizations of any size deploy enterprise class analytics at the speed of thought, on any device, with no infrastructure to manage.

MapR Event Recap: It’s All About Digital Transformation

Last week saw two compelling local big data events here in So Cal, both sponsored by MapR. I thought I’d provide a short recap of the events for those who were unable to attend. I was on a panel for the first event, “Digital Transformation in Big Data” and the discussion revolved around MapR’s unique vision for the “3 Keys to Digital Transformation.” For a detailed discussion, these points are well described in a recent blog post.

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.”