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Progress DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline Revolutionizes Data Access for Cloud Applications

Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) announced the release of Progress® DataDirect®Hybrid Data Pipeline, a data access service that provides simple, secure access to organizations’ cloud and on-premises data sources for hybrid cloud applications, such as CRM, data management platforms or hosted analytics. Progress DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline represents the first vendor-agnostic hybrid connector that provides secure firewall-friendly access to back-office data from any cloud, independent of vendor or technology. It enables developers to integrate applications and data quickly, no matter where that data lives—on-site, in the cloud or both.

Trifacta Introduces Wrangler Edge for Analyst Teams

Trifacta, a global leader in data wrangling, announced the launch of Wrangler Edge, a new offering designed for analyst teams wrangling diverse data outside of big data environments. Since its introduction in late 2015, Trifacta’s free desktop edition, Wrangler, has seen broad adoption with more than 4,000 companies in 132 countries using Wrangler to explore, transform and join diverse data for analysis.

IBM Unleashes the Power of Machine Learning with Watson-enabled Data Platform

IBM (NYSE:IBM) announced IBM Watson Data Platform to help companies gain more valuable insights from data. The platform delivers the world’s fastest data ingestion engine and cognitive-powered decision-making to data professionals, allowing them to collaborate in the IBM Cloud, with the services they prefer. IBM is also making IBM Watson Machine Learning Service available – making machine learning simple with an intuitive, self-service interface.

Collibra Empowers Data Scientists and Business Analysts with New Collibra Catalog

Collibra, a leader in data governance software solutions for business users, introduced Collibra Catalog, a data catalog that helps data scientists and citizen data analysts spend less time looking for data and more time solving critical business challenges. Collibra Catalog is available as part of Collibra 5.0, a new cloud-based or on-premises data governance solution that delivers outstanding ease-of-use, performance, and flexibility for organizations that put a premium on leveraging their data to make better and smarter decisions.

Baidu Opens Up Access to its Speech Technologies with Launch of Free APIs

Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU), China’s leading search engine, announced it is making available Chinese language APIs for its four key speech technologies: Long Utterance Speech Recognition, Far-Field Speech Recognition, Expressive Speech Synthesis and Wake Word. The announcement coincides with the three-year anniversary of Baidu’s speech API launch. The speech APIs are the latest in a series of AI-based technologies Baidu has released publicly, these include facial recognition, optical character recognition, natural language processing and others.

The “SP” System Beats AI Alternatives

The SP theory of intelligence has advantages over several AI-related alternatives according to a new paper by Dr Gerry Wolff of CognitionResearch.org. The SP theory, which has been under development for several years, is realized in the form of a computer model.

Pikazo: Deep Neural Network Art on Intel Architecture

In this video from the Intel HPC Developer Conference, Noah Rosenberg and Karl Stiefvater from Pikazo describe the company’s innovative Pikazo App for smartphones. “Pikazo was developed in 2015 using neural style transfer algorithms. It is a collaboration between human, machine, and our concept of art. It is a universal art machine that paints any image in the style of any other, producing sometimes-beautiful, sometimes-disturbing, always-surprising artworks. Pikazo allows novice artists to create impressive imagery via a technique known as neural style transfer.”

TARGIT Releases New Decision Suite 2017

TARGIT, the company behind market-leading business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform TARGIT Decision Suite, announced the availability of its highly anticipated TARGIT Decision Suite 2017 software update.

Alluxio Revolutionizes Enterprise Big Data, Launches Industry’s First Solution to Unify Data at Memory Speed

Alluxio (formerly Tachyon), developers of the system that unifies data at memory speed, announced general availability of its product portfolio, Alluxio Enterprise Edition (AEE) and Alluxio Community Edition (ACE).

Snowflake Announces New Self-Service Data Warehouse

Snowflake Computing, the data warehouse built for the cloud, announced Snowflake On Demand – a fast and simple sign-up process for data users of any type to get immediate insight from the most affordable and effective data warehouse.