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IoT Analytics – Part 1

Contributed by Daniel D. Gutierrez, Managing Editor of insideBIGDATA, this is the first article in a series focusing on a technology that is rising in importance to enterprise use of big data – IoT Analytics, or the analytical component of the Internet-of-Things. In this first segment, we’ll set the stage for our discussion by providing an overview of the Internet-of-Things. The Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging theme with wide technical, social, and economic significance. Consumer products, durable goods, automobiles, industrial equipment, utilities, various sensors, and other everyday devices are being combined with Internet connectivity and powerful analytics capabilities that promise to be transformative in terms of the way we live, work, and play.

The Growth of Artificial Intelligence in E-commerce

Whether Artificial Intelligence (AI) is something you’ve just come across or it’s something you’ve been monitoring for a while, there’s no denying that it’s starting to influence many industries. And one place that it’s really starting to change things is e-commerce. Look at some examples of how leading online stores have used AI to enrich the customer buying experience.

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.

CrateDB SQL Database Puts IoT and Machine Data to Work

Crate.io announced general availability of CrateDB 1.0, an open source SQL database that enables real-time analytics for machine data applications. CrateDB makes machine data applications that were previously only possible using NoSQL solutions available to mainstream SQL developers. The company also announced that it has opened a new world headquarters in San Francisco, adding to its existing presence in Berlin, Germany and Dornbirn, Austria.

Litmus Automation Announces Edge-Level IoT Industrial Automation Marketplace

Litmus Automation, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider, announced the immediate availability of LoopEdge, the world’s first ever edge-level marketplace for IoT gateways. LoopEdge allows applications to be deployed on the edge, and provides an industrial driver marketplace which enables any gateway to interact easily with proprietary protocols from various vendors.

Cray Works with Industry Leaders to Reach New Performance Milestone for Deep Learning at Scale

Cray Inc. announced the results of a deep learning collaboration between Cray, Microsoft, and the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) that expands the horizons of running deep learning algorithms at scale using the power of Cray supercomputers. Running larger deep learning models is a path to new scientific possibilities, but conventional systems and architectures limit the problems that can be addressed, as models take too long to train. Cray worked with Microsoft and CSCS, a world-class scientific computing center, to leverage their decades of high performance computing expertise to profoundly scale the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit.

BlueData Delivers Ultimate Flexibility and Choice for Big Data Deployments on Amazon Web Services

BlueData, provider of a leading Big-Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS) software platform, announced the general availability of its BlueData EPIC software on Amazon Web Services (AWS). BlueData EPIC on AWS delivers ultimate flexibility and choice for Big Data environments, enterprise-class security and cost controls for multi-tenant deployments, as well as the ability to tap into both Amazon S3 and on-premises storage.

MariaDB Announces General Availability of ColumnStore 1.0

MariaDB® Corporation, the company behind the open source database, announced the general availability of MariaDB ColumnStore 1.0, a powerful open source columnar storage engine. With this release, MariaDB has united transactional and analytic processing with a single front end to deliver an enterprise-grade solution that simplifies high-performance, big data analytics.

Datawatch Panopticon 16 Offers Advanced Real-Time Streaming Data Analytics and Visualization Capabilities for Capital Markets

Datawatch Corporation announced the general availability of Datawatch Panopticon 16, an advanced visual analytics platform for the capital markets industry. The latest version of this proven solution provides faster trading analytics for expedited time-to-insight and addresses the need for real-time and historic views for trading effectiveness. Exchanges, buy-side and sell-side firms can now quickly integrate real-time streaming, intra-day and historic datasets into HTML5 analytical dashboards for faster and more informed decision-making.

BMC Extends its Digital Service Management Leadership with Cloud-based BMC Innovation Suite for Developers

BMC, a leader in IT solutions for the digital enterprise, announced the general availability of the new BMC Innovation Suite solution for developers. Initially available on Amazon Web Services, the cloud-based development environment is designed to empower developers as well as business analysts to co-create powerful enterprise apps with stunning user experiences.