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“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 8/8/2016

Above the Trend Line: machine learning industry rumor central, is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items such as people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

Adding Security and More to Intel® Enterprise Edition for Lustre* Software version 3.0

Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre* Software has taken a leap toward greater enterprise capabilities and improved features for HPC with release of version 3.0. This latest version includes new security enhancements, dynamic LNET configuration support, ZFS snapshots, and other features asked for by the HPC community inside and outside the enterprise. Additionally, it adds the Intel Omni-Path Architecture drivers.

Antuit Acquires AuriQ Systems’ Japanese Business

Antuit, a global Big Data solutions company, announced the acquisition of AuriQ Systems Co., Ltd. (“AuriQ”), a Japanese subsidiary of AuriQ Systems, Inc., a leading provider of data management software solutions that help enterprises, data centers and e-businesses increase revenue and reduce operation costs.

Atigeo Acquires YaData Solutions Expanding its Big Data Analytics Platform

Atigeo™, a compassionate technology company and developer of the xPatterns® big data analytics platform, announced its acquisition of YaData Solutions.

Gartner’s New 2015 Magic Quadrant Reports are Out

Gartner recently has published the 2015 editions of its Magic Quadrant reports for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms, Advanced Analytics Platforms, and Data Warehouse and Data Management Solutions for Analytics.

Hortonworks Expands Certification Program for Enterprise Hadoop

Hortonworks®, a leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®, announced an expansion of the Hortonworks Certified Technology Program. There has been tremendous momentum with 100’s of vendors in the certification program. Additionally, since its introduction just six months ago we’ve seen more than 70 technologies become YARN Ready.

MapR Forms Alliance with SAS

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced it has formed an alliance with SAS, a leader in business analytics software and services. The two companies are collaborating in the area of business analytics and enterprise-grade Hadoop for customer environments. Customers will be able to leverage powerful SAS business analytics […]

Teradata Acquires RainStor

Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company, today announced that it completed the acquisition of RainStor, a privately held company specializing in online big data archiving on Hadoop.

BlueData Grows Big Data Partner Ecosystem

BlueData, a pioneer in Big Data private clouds, announced rapid growth of its Big Data partner ecosystem, a group comprised of highly influential technology companies spanning infrastructure, Big Data distributions, ETL/BI applications and system integrators to accelerate the adoption of Big Data Private Cloud on-premises.

CenturyLink Acquires Big Data Solutions Provider Cognilytics

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the acquisition of Cognilytics, a leading provider of advanced predictive analytics and Big Data solutions to mid-sized and large enterprises.