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Baidu Research Announces Next Generation Open Source Deep Learning Benchmark Tool

Baidu Research, a division of Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU), today unveiled the next generation of DeepBench, the open source benchmark tool, which now includes the measurement of deep learning inference across different hardware platforms in addition to training.

How R Powers Data Science at Microsoft

In this video “How R Powers Data Science at Microsoft” from the EARL 2017 conference in San Francisco (June 5-7, 2017), insideBIGDATA’s Managing Editor and resident data scientist Daniel D. Gutierrez chats with Vijay K. Narayanan – Director, Algorithms and Data Science Solutions, Microsoft.

Big Data Project Failure Pain Points and their Solution

Big data projects don’t typically fail for a single reason, and certainly not for technology alone. A combination of factors serve to derail big data deployments. Problems and failures occur due to factors including business strategy, people, culture, inattention to analytics details or the nuances of implemented tools, all intensified by the rapid advancement of digital transformation.

Ayasdi Unveils Framework to Simplify and Speed Development of Intelligent Applications across the Enterprise

Ayasdi, a leader in machine intelligence software and a pioneer in enterprise-class intelligent applications, announced the release of Ayasdi Envision, a new framework to accelerate the creation of intelligent applications. Built on Ayasdi’s enterprise-class AI platform, the offering is the first of its kind to enable organizations to quickly create and consume intelligent applications that are purpose-built to solve a broad array of real-world business problems.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 6/26/2017

Above the Trend Line: your industry rumor central is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category 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.

Implementing AI: When and How?

In this special guest feature, Venkat Viswanathan, Founder and Chairman of LatentView, discusses how organizations determine when artificial intelligence (AI) should be utilized to amplify human intelligence.

Cray Powers Breakthrough Discoveries with Urika-XC – Delivering Analytics and AI at Supercomputing Scale

Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (Nasdaq: CRAY) announced the launch of the Cray® Urika®-XC analytics software suite, bringing graph analytics, deep learning, and robust big data analytics tools to the Company’s flagship line of Cray XC™ supercomputers. The Cray Urika-XC analytics software suite empowers data scientists to make breakthrough discoveries previously hidden within massive data sets, and achieve faster time-to-insight while leveraging the scale and performance of Cray XC supercomputers.

How San Francisco Company Index Is Transforming Offline Sales with Big Data

In this contributed article, technology writer and blogger Kayla Matthews discusses how the rise of big data has already blurred the lines between online retailers and brick-and-mortar storefronts. While many continue to pour their resources into e-commerce, those who would prefer to stick with tradition are finding it increasingly harder to do so.

Talena Enables Rapid Migration of Modern Data Workloads to Microsoft Azure HDInsight

Talena announced its availability in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online market for buying and selling finished Software as a Service (SaaS) applications and premium data sets. Companies can now launch an Azure-certified Talena cluster via a single-click installation from within the Azure Marketplace for rapid migration of on-premise workloads to Microsoft Azure HDInsight and for unique disaster recovery and backup capabilities.

Building a Machine Learning Platform at Quora

In this MLconf SF 2016 talk “Building a Machine Learning Platform at Quora,” Nikhil Garg, Engineering Manager at Quora, discusses the core ideas behind his company’s machine learning platform, as well as some of the specific systems, tools, and abstractions that have enabled the company to scale their approach to machine learning.