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Best Practices – Big Data Acceleration

“This talk will provide an overview of challenges in accelerating Hadoop, Spark and Memcached on modern HPC clusters. An overview of RDMA-based designs for multiple components of Hadoop (HDFS, MapReduce, RPC and HBase), Spark, and Memcached will be presented. Enhanced designs for these components to exploit in-memory technology and parallel file systems (such as Lustre) will be presented. Benefits of these designs on various cluster configurations using the publicly available RDMA-enabled packages from the OSU HiBD project (http://hibd.cse.ohio-state.edu) will be shown.”

Data Science and the Language of Politics

In this contributed article for Super Tuesday, Assaf Baciu, Co-Founder and SVP Product and Engineering of Persado, discusses the power of data science generated language designed to evoke a focused emotional response from voters.

Visualization of the Week: 2016 Oscar Nominees

As insideBIGDATA’s visualization of the week, here’s a look at the 2016 Oscar Nominees for Best Picture. Using Tableau Public, data author Andy Rudd provides a useful data visualization that ranks the movies by IMDB score and total nominations.

Arterys Continues to Apply Deep Learning to Transform Medical Imaging

Arterys Inc., a privately-held company dedicated to deep learning medical imaging technology, continues to advance improved imaging capabilities bringing artificial intelligence called deep learning to the healthcare field, beginning with the heart.

Glint Introduces AI-for-HR™ with Smart Alerts that Predict Business Impact of At-Risk Employee Populations in Real-Time

Glint, the real-time employee engagement platform, introduced AI-for-HR™, delivering real-time intelligence to help organizations make faster, more impactful people decisions.

Online Retailer SHOP.CA Selects Sumo Logic for Real-Time Continuous Intelligence

Sumo Logic, a leading cloud-native data analytics service, announced SHOP.CA, one of the fastest growing e-commerce websites in Canada, selected Sumo Logic for complete visibility and PCI compliance across its IT infrastructure.

How Has Big Data Changed Public Policy?

The compelling infographic below was created by New England College’s Public Policy program and asks the question of how big data has changed public policy.

Analytics Plus the Internet of Things Add up to Grid Reliability

SAS and OSIsoft are showcasing how predictive analytics from SAS and infrastructure-management software from OSIsoft can transform asset data from IoT connected devices into an optimized grid with the Salt River Project powered by SAS.

Super Bowl Survey 2016 – Examining Online and Mobile Habits

SOASTA, a leader in performance analytics, unveiled the results of its 2016 Super Bowl Second Screen Survey¹, examining online and mobile habits and preferences of Americans watching this year’s Super Bowl, as well as their thoughts on which professional football playoff team has the most obnoxious fans.

Super Bowl 50 Gets PUMPED on Big Data

In the contributed article below, Isabelle Nuage, Director of Product Marketing at Talend highlights how big data will impact the super bowl.