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“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 2/1/2016

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

Hadoop and Spark Enterprise Adoption–Powering Big Data Applications to Drive Business Value

In this special guest feature, Khushbu Shah, Asst. Manager – Technical Content, at DeZyre highlights how Hadoop and Spark enterprise adoption is gaining prominence to drive business value by getting close to real time data analysis.

ViSenze Launches Advanced SaaS Visual Search Technology

A pioneer in machine intelligence, ViSenze has launched its advanced SaaS visual search technology by enhancing it with a new Automatic Object Recognition feature. It enables detection and classification of products in images, making the process of searching using images easier and faster for end consumers.

Boston Scientific and Accenture Develop Data-Driven Digital Health Solution

Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) have developed a cloud-based, data-driven digital health solution for hospitals that is designed to help improve patient outcomes and reduce costs to treat patients with chronic cardiovascular diseases.

EnterpriseDB Announces Availability of EDB Postgres Advanced Server 9.5 and EDB Postgres Enterprise Manager 6.0

EnterpriseDB® (EDB™) a leading Postgres database company, announced the immediate availability of the EDB Postgres Advanced Server® 9.5. EDB Postgres Advanced Server increases performance and scalability, powers more complex workloads, enhances security, and both expands compatibility with and facilitates migration from Oracle.

Scaling Out Without Fault

In this special guest feature Mike Azevedo, CEO of Clustrix, discusses how significant spikes in simultaneous transaction processing are placing more demands on relational databases than ever.

Versium Launches Machine Learning Driven Automated LifeData® Predictive Lead Score Service

Versium, a leading data technology company that delivers automated data technology solutions to marketing agencies and enterprises, announced the LifeData® Predictive Lead Score service. This self-service solution leverages machine learning and Versium’s proprietary LifeData® to help marketers quickly build accurate, customized predictive models, allowing them to improve marketing efficiencies and increase conversion rates.

Aerospike Announces Latest Version of Its High-Performance NoSQL Database

Aerospike, the high-performance NoSQL database company recognized for speed at scale leadership, announced it has released version 3.7 of its NoSQL database. With new features that enable richer, more personalized applications, more efficient operations and greater stability across public and private clouds, Aerospike is advancing the development of mission-critical, transactional applications that can scale to millions of transactions per second.

Visualization of the Week: U.S. Data Science Programs

As more and more people seek avenues into data science as a profession, our Visualization of the Week offers a compelling high-level summary of the data science degree programs around the country.

AKUDA Labs Announces Availability of Bananas and Demonstrates Improvements in Data Stream Processing

AKUDA Labs announced the commercial availability of Bananas™, its real-time data stream processing system, and the results of a suite of benchmarking tests in which Bananas dramatically outperformed Spark Streaming.