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Big Data Meets HPC – Exploiting HPC Technologies for Accelerating Big Data Processing

DK Panda from Ohio State University gave this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “This talk will provide an overview of challenges in accelerating Hadoop, Spark and Memcached on modern HPC clusters. An overview of RDMA-based designs for Hadoop (HDFS, MapReduce, RPC and HBase), Spark, Memcached, Swift, and Kafka using native RDMA support for InfiniBand and RoCE will be presented.”

Five Data Platform Considerations When Thinking About Your Deep Learning Future

With the current maturation of Artificial Intelligence applications and Deep Learning algorithms, many organizations are spinning up initiatives to figure out how they will extract competitive differentiation from their data. This guest article comes from DDN Storage, a provider of high performance, high capacity big data storage systems, processing solutions and services to data-intensive, global organizations.

Interview: Jim Scott, Director, Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR

I recently caught up with Jim Scott, Director, Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR, to discuss blockchain, at its core a Shared Distributed Ledger with strict, yet customizable rules detailing how to place information into the ledger. The foundational pieces that comprise this model are already in place in one fashion or another within most enterprises.

Octo Telematics Transforms the Insurance Industry with Machine Learning and Analytics Platform

Octo Telematics, a leader in telematics for insurance companies, is introducing innovations for insurance by aggregating 186 billion miles of driving data from connected cars and using Cloudera Enterprise to predict and model driver risk.

Interview: Todd Wright, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Data Management at SAS

I recently caught up with Todd Wright, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Data Management at SAS, to discuss GDPR, the first update to the European privacy and protection laws in 23 years. According to Todd, GDPR is being taken very serious by regulators, to the point that they are considering data protection and privacy as a human rights issue. Data on minors, medical records, sexual orientation, race, age, and weight will be some of the top concerns, as they can all be considered areas that could form a bias towards an individual when processing data.

Exploring the Convergence of AI, Data and HPC

The demand for performant and scalable AI solutions has stimulated a convergence of science, algorithm development, and affordable technologies to create a software ecosystem designed to support the data scientist. A special insideHPC report explores how HPC and the data driven AI communities are converging as they are arguably running the same types of data and compute intensive workloads on HPC hardware, be it on a leadership class supercomputer, small institutional cluster, or in the cloud.

Best Practices Report: The Power of Operationalized Analytics

The pace of business continues to increase. And the power of big data and analytics is growing. But it’s not enough to just analyze this data anymore. According to a new TDWI Best Practices Report, sponsored by SAS, businesses also need to take action on this data. Read on to find out how businesses can better operationalize their analytics and derive value from their data. 

Business Analytics are Helping Companies Push the Envelope & Drive Innovation

These days, data and business analytics are the catalysts allowing many companies to push the envelope. A new MITSloan Management Review Research Report, sponsored by SAS, explores analytics as a source of business innovation, as well as how this increased ability to innovate is benefitting a spectrum of industries.

New SAS® Data Preparation Gets Big Data Ready for Analysis

With 2.5 quintillion bytes of data being created every day, organizations need better ways to prepare it for analysis. Analytics leader SAS is now offering SAS® Data Preparation to provide analytics professionals and business users an interactive, real-time self-service application that will ease the burden of readying data for analysis.

Big(ger) Data is Better

In this contributed article, Fiona McNeill, Global Product Marketing Manager at SAS, describes how Big Data is changing lives. “The data isn’t different than what organizations had before, albeit some new sources are now accessible to many. The challenge is that there is a lot more of it, and it’s incoming at a greater pace. The enormous amount of data can make it time-consuming to compute a calculation or pull a report. Big data requires more horsepower and optimized analytics computing.”