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Interview: Gwen Shapira, System Architect at Confluent

I recently caught up with Gwen Shapira, System Architect at Confluent, to talk about the market dynamics of new “fast data” technologies and what is driving its rapid adoption across large companies.

Provalis Research Introduces QDA Miner 5 to Improve Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis of Unstructured Text

Provalis Research, a leading provider of text analytics software, announces the release of QDA Miner 5 (Qualitative Data Analysis). This latest version provides enhanced data portability, sharpened analysis of unstructured text and increased visualization capabilities. The new version introduces more than 25 new features that facilitate data import from external sources and uses powerful analysis tools to present results.

Numenta Brings Brain Theory to Machine Learning in New Paper

Numerous proposals have been offered for how intelligent machines might learn sequences of patterns, which is believed to be an essential component of any intelligent system. Researchers at Numenta Inc. have published a new study, “Continuous Online Sequence Learning with an Unsupervised Neural Network Model,” which compares their biologically-derived hierarchical temporal memory ( HTM) sequence memory to traditional machine learning algorithms.

Alfresco Introduces Data Modeling in Its Flagship Business Process Management System

Alfresco Software, a leading open-source provider of Business Process Management (BPM) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, announced its latest advancement by bringing extensive data modeling features to its flagship Alfresco Activiti™ 1.5 BPM platform. The new Alfresco Activiti 1.5 gives users one-click access to any connected database, and the ability to process, or “model,” that data for use in new corporate applications.

Chaos and Hard Labor Are Not the Foundations of Data-Driven Organizations

In this special guest feature, Murthy Mathiprakasam of Informatica discusses the increased adoption of Data Lake Management practices and how organizations are quickly getting value from big data.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 12/5/2016

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.

DataRobot Adds Deep Learning and New Techniques to Extract Insights from Advanced Models

Data science pioneer DataRobot announced the latest version of their enterprise machine learning platform. The new release integrates the powerful TensorFlow™ library for deep learning along with new tools to help users extract insights from all models on the platform. The release also updates DataRobot Prime, a premium add-on that allows users to export scoring code and operationalize models in any environment.

Midwest Anesthesia Consultants Tap TARGIT InMemory for Rapid Data Analysis of All Data Sources

Midwest Anesthesia Consultants is an association of over 100 healthcare providers who rely on the organization’s commitment to quality and comprehensive and compassionate care in the areas of anesthesia, critical care, and pain management. The organization’s extensive team of board certified anesthesiologists is fully integrated into the medical staff at every hospital campus location as members of care teams and governing boards.

MapR Expands Big Data Innovations with New MapR Ecosystem Pack

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry’s Converged Data Platform, announced the next major release of the MapR Ecosystem Pack program, a broad set of open source ecosystem projects that enable big data applications running on the MapR Converged Data Platform while ensuring inter-project compatibility. These latest enhancements also add flexible access and provide new capabilities for streaming applications.

5 Reasons You Should Go Off-Premise and Pick the Cloud

In this contributed article, Yaniv Mor, CEO & co-founder of Xplenty, discusses why companies who are still opting for on-premise infrastructure should look into switching to the cloud, and how it can ultimately pay dividends for their businesses.