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Databricks Secures $140 Million to Accelerate Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in the Enterprise

Databricks, provider of the leading Unified Analytics Platform and founded by the team who created Apache Spark™, announced it has secured $140 million in a Series D funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz. New Enterprise Associates and Battery Ventures also participated.

The State of Graph Databases – Worldwide Adoption and Use Case Characteristics

A new paper, “The State of Graph Databases – Worldwide Adoption and Use Case Characteristics,” provides an overview of graph technology, details the results of a new IBM survey—and highlights findings that debunk some of the most popularly held views about graph technology.

Intel-Based Software: The Perfect Fit for Digital Asset Management

In this special guest feature, Krish Kupathil, founder and CEO of Mobiliya, discusses how almost every industry is in the process of ramping up IoT mechanisms, and one of its biggest applications remains in the field of physical asset management, monitoring and predictive maintenance.

MapR Unveils DataOps-Driven Approach to Data Governance Across On-Premises, Cloud and Edge Deployments

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the Converged Data Platform that integrates analytics with operational applications in real time, unveiled a DataOps-driven breakthrough approach to governance in the age of big data. Addressing shortcomings found in traditional approaches, companies can now leverage platform-level capabilities for compliance-ready data lineage and the management of metadata at scale.

The Digital Art of Detecting Fraud

In this special guest feature, Christopher Hillman, Principal Data Scientist in the International Advanced Analytics team at Teradata, discusses the significant progress being made in the area of fraud detection through use of machine learning by providing new insights into existing problems.

IBM Combines All-Flash and Storage Software Optimized for Hortonworks

IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced a new all-flash, high-performance data and file management solution for enterprise clients running exabyte-scale big data analytics, cognitive and AI applications. The combined flash and storage software solution has been certified with the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to provide clients with more choice in selecting the right platform for their big data analytics on data processing engines like Hadoop and Spark.

Sinequa Integrates Cloud AI Services to its Cognitive Search & Analytics Platform

Sinequa, a leader in cognitive search and analytics, announced the addition of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to its platform. These capabilities leverage Google Vision and Translate as well as IBM Watson Alchemy for Image Recognition and Speech-to-text. These additions bolster related capabilities already in place with the existing integrations for Microsoft Azure Media Services for image and video treatment.

Case Study: More Efficient Numerical Simulation in Astrophysics

Novosibirsk State University is one of the major research and educational centers in Russia and one of the largest universities in Siberia. When researchers at the University were looking to develop and optimize a software tool for numerical simulation of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) problems with hydrogen ionization —part of an astrophysical objects simulation (AstroPhi) project—they needed to optimize the tool’s performance on Intel® Xeon Phi™ processor-based hardware.

Interview: Jack Norris, SVP Data and Applications at MapR

I recently caught up with Jack Norris, Senior Vice President of Data and Applications at Mapr, to discuss how storage and data management are in the midst of a generational re-platforming to leap forward into the digital age and how “data fabric” technology is taking a leading role.

GridGain Systems Introduces Next-Generation In-Memory Computing Platform

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing platform solutions based on Apache® Ignite™, today announced GridGain 8.1. The solution expands the bounds of in-memory computing with a new memory-centric architecture, which leverages ongoing advancements in memory and storage technologies to provide distributed in-memory computing performance with the cost and durability of disk storage.