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New Business Intelligence Performance Benchmark Reveals Strong Innovation Amongst Open-Source projects

AtScale, the company providing business users with speed, security and simplicity for BI on Hadoop, released the results of its reference performance study: The Business Intelligence Benchmark for SQL-on-Hadoop engines.

Performance Optimization of Deep Learning Frameworks on Modern Intel Architectures

In this video from the Intel HPC Developer Conference, Elmoustapha Ould-ahmed-vall from Intel describes how the company is doubling down to optimize Machine Learning frameworks for Intel Platforms. Using open source frameworks as a starting point, surprising speedups are possible using Intel technologies.

Apache Spark Survey Reveals Increased Growth in Users and New Workloads Including Exploratory Data Science and Machine Learning

In order to better understand Apache Spark’s growing role in big data, Taneja Group conducted a major market research project, surveying approximately 7,000 people. The sample was made up of technical and managerial job roles from around the world directly involved in big data.

Datawatch Brings “Data Socialization” to Self-Service Analytics

Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) announced its strategic vision and product road map for making “data socialization” a reality for all business users of self-service data preparation.

How Big Data Can Change Your Business and How to Let It

In this contributed article, tech writer Linda Gimmeson takes a look at how big data technology can change your business in fundamental ways as well as steps to jump-start the effort.

Talena Enhances Security Features and Expands Cloud Support

Talena, the always-on big data pioneer, enhances its award-winning big data management platform with expanded cloud support and key security features.

Bigstep Launches High-Performance, Low-Latency Spark-as-a-Service for Real-Time Streaming Applications

Bigstep, the big data cloud provider, today launched a bare-metal Spark-as-a-Service offering.

Why Big Data Projects Fail and How to Avoid It

In this special guest feature, Robin Purohit, Group President of the Enterprise Solutions Organization at BMC Software, Inc., discusses how IT and data teams can make sense of the right data that will ultimately help executives make smarter business decisions and drive results for the business.

Databricks Adds Deep Learning Support to Cloud-Based Apache Spark Platform

Databricks®, the company founded by the creators of the Apache® Spark™ project, today announced the addition of deep learning support to its cloud-based Apache Spark platform.

Distributed System Architectures for Healthcare and Life Sciences

The insideBIGDATA Guide to Healthcare & Life Sciences is a useful new resource directed toward enterprise thought leaders who wish to gain strategic insights into this exciting new area of technology. This segment focuses on the use of distributed system architectures – Hadoop and Spark.