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Cloudera Launches Altus to Simplify Big Data Workloads in the Cloud

Cloudera, Inc, (NYSE:CLDR) the provider of a leading modern platform for machine learning and advanced analytics, announced the release of Cloudera Altus, a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering that makes it easier to run large-scale data processing applications on public cloud.

How Telcos Can Balance Consumer Privacy and Targeted Ads

In this special guest feature, Charlie Thomas, SVP Insights and Analytics, at Synchronoss, points out there’s big money in big data for telecommunications companies. Mobile service providers have a host of consumer-based and behavioral information on their clients, and the market to turn that targetable data into dollars is at its highest point ever.

Gain a Competitive Advantage With Machine Learning

In this contributed article, tech writer Linda Gimmeson outlines a few ways any company can be more competitive with the help of machine learning.

TickSmith Releases a Python Tool for the New Generation of Financial Data Scientists

TickSmith, a leader in Big Data applications, released an open-source Python API feature to obtain data from its flagship TickVault big data platform.  Based on Hadoop technology, TickVault processes, stores, and analyzes massive amounts of capital market data. The addition of the Python API  toolkit to TickVault provides data scientists fine-grained access to historical exchange […]

What’s Next for Big Data? Thinking Beyond Hadoop with Elastic Object Storage

In this special guest feature, Irshad Raihan, Product Marketing Manager at Red Hat Storage, discusses how organizations can save money and realize greater flexibility by moving data with lower business value to a more affordable storage solution.

Hadoop, Spark or Both?

In this contributed article, tech writer Blake Davies asks the question: Spark or Hadoop? This question has recently sparked various discussions throughout the online communities. Even though these two work on different principles, they can be applied in a same way for various uses. While Hadoop is a household name in the world of big data processing, Spark is still building a name for itself and it’s doing so with “style”.

Pepperdata® Code Analyzer for Apache Spark Highlights Performance Bottlenecks for Developers

Pepperdata, the DevOps for Big Data company, announced Pepperdata Code Analyzer for Apache Spark, which provides Spark application developers the ability to identify performance issues and connect them to particular blocks of code within an application. Code Analyzer is a new product that follows on the heels of Pepperdata Application Profiler, which provides Hadoop and Spark developers with actionable recommendations for improving job performance.

Field Report: GPU Technology Conference 2017

I was very pleased to attend the GPU Technology Conference 2017 as the guest of host company NVIDIA on May 8-11 in Silicon Valley. This was my second GTC as I became acquainted with the GPU (graphics processing unit) universe last year while attending the conference. This Field Report chronicles what I saw and I’m delighted to share my experience with all of you!

MarkLogic Transforms the Database Market with MarkLogic® 9, the Next Evolution in Database Technology

MarkLogic Corporation, a leading operational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL database provider, launched MarkLogic 9, the latest release of the world’s best database for integrating data from silos. With new data integration, security and manageability capabilities, MarkLogic 9 enables organizations to more rapidly, easily and affordably achieve a unified, actionable 360-degree view of their data whether in the cloud or on-premises.

Big Data Use Case – What Is Teradata IntelliCloud?

The insideBIGDATA technology use case guide – Ticketmaster: Using the Cloud Capitalizing on Performance, Analytics, and Data to Deliver Insights provides an in-depth look at a high-profile cloud migration use case. One of the most widely discussed topics in IT today is moving workloads to cloud. The process of deciding whether or when to migrate to the cloud can be daunting. Further, finding the right technology fit for your enterprise objectives can be challenging with a cloud solution ecosystem filled with alternatives. To make the cloud adoption process more straightforward, this white paper provided a number of areas for consideration when evaluating a cloud platform.