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Cornell to Lead Aristotle Cloud Federation for Research

Today Cornell University announced a five-year, $5 million project sponsored by the National Science Foundation to build a federated cloud comprised of data infrastructure building blocks (DIBBs) designed to support scientists and engineers requiring flexible workflows and analysis tools for large-scale data sets, known as the Aristotle Cloud Federation.

Periscope Data Unveils New Data Analysis Platform Designed Specifically for Data Scientists

Periscope Data, the industry’s first data analysis platform designed specifically for data scientists, announced that it has secured a $9.5M Series A funding round led by DFJ and unveiled it’s platform that enables data scientists to run analyses on SQL-based databases 150X faster than any other solution on the market.

TubeMogul Teams Up With Its Big Data

Using Qubole Data Service (QDS), a big data analytics platform, TubeMogul made data easily accessible to non-engineering groups across the organization and reduced the amount of engineering time necessary to accommodate users and manage clusters. As a result, they began processing twice as much data in half the time.

IBM Launches Real-Time Insights and Spark Services on the Cloud for All Types of Data

IBM is unveiling the industry’s first real-time Insights Services on the cloud, a dramatic shift in its analytics strategy through the re-design of its portfolio based on Spark and new cognitive capabilities to advance capture and extract more information and insight from enterprise documents.

Teradata Expands Market Opportunity for Industry-Leading Data Warehouse on Amazon Web Services

Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company, announced today it is making its Teradata Database, a leading data warehousing and analytic solution, available for cloud deployment on AWS to support production workloads.

Station X Accelerates Pace of Genome Interpretation With Qubole

Qubole, the big data-as-a-service company, announced that Station X, a leading developer of technologies that make large-scale human genome management and analysis easier, is using Presto on Qubole’s cloud-based big data platform to power GenePool™, a powerful software-as-a-service solution for real-time analytics of genomic and medical information.

First Insight Announces Predictive Analytics Solution for Retailers and Brands

First Insight, a leading provider of solutions that empower brands to incorporate the voice of the customer into the design and merchandising of new products, today announced the launch of InsightTargeting, a solution enabling retailers and brands to create highly targeted products and promotions through predictive analytics.

ClearStory Data Pioneers Advances in Spark-native, Disparate Data Blending

ClearStory Data, the company bringing business-oriented Data Intelligence to everyone, announced new enhancements to its Apache Spark-native Intelligent Data Harmonization™ capabilities to address a broad market shift and accelerating requirement for everyday business people to access and blend disparate data and be more self-reliant in reaching deeper insights.

IBM Storage with OpenStack Brings Simplicity and Robustness to Cloud

IBM has written a new 8 page white paper “IBM Storage with OpenStack Brings Simplicity and Robustness to Cloud” to review the increasingly popular OpenStack cloud platform and the abilities that IBM storage solutions provide to enable and enhance OpenStack deployments.

Google Cloud Dataproc: Making Spark and Hadoop Easier, Faster, and Cheaper

Today Google is releasing Google Cloud Dataproc as a beta service. Cloud Dataproc gives you anytime access to super-fast, simple yet powerful, managed Spark and Hadoop clusters.