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TOP 10 insideBIGDATA Articles for August 2018

In this continuing regular feature, we give all our valued readers a monthly heads-up for the top 10 most viewed articles appearing on insideBIGDATA. Over the past several months, we’ve heard from many of our followers that this feature will enable them to catch up with important news and features flowing across our many channels. We’re happy to oblige! We understand that busy big data professionals can’t check the site everyday.

Apache Cassandra Turns 10

As Apache Cassandra (C*) celebrates its 10th anniversary, we wanted to observe this special time with the infographic below provided by our friends over at DataStax, industry experts on the open source project. You’ll see many insights on how C* has grown over the last ten years, including the history of the open source project from its origin after being open sourced by Facebook – to the creation of Cassandra as an Apache Software Foundation project and the exciting growth of the community – and DataStax’s significant contribution to this growth.

Big Data, Hadoop & Cloud: Tackling a Chain of Emerging Challenges

In this special guest feature, Chandra Ambadipudi, CEO of Clairvoyant, provides a compelling tour de force through the recent history of the big data industry and how Hadoop and the cloud have made steady acceleration possible. Also offered are recommendations for how to address several challenges faced by enterprises with respect to big data cloud implementations.

Information Builders Helps Companies Assess Bottom Line Impact of Data Quality Initiatives With Latest Version of Omni-Gen™ Data Quality Edition

Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI), analytics, and data management solutions, unveiled the latest version of its Omni-Gen™ Data Quality Edition. The unified platform combines powerful data integration and cleansing technologies to ensure data accessibility, consistency, accuracy, and timeliness, and includes a monetization feature that enables companies to assess the impact and potential ROI of data quality initiatives.

Brytlyt GPU Database Sets Benchmark Record Using IBM Minsky Hardware

After putting the most recent version of Brytlyt’s GPU Database through its paces using IBM POWER8 hardware, independent benchmarking by industry expert Mark Litwintschik smashed the previous record, also set by Brytlyt only a month ago.

Dell Boomi’s Fall Release Helps Enterprises Unlock the Power of The Connected Business

Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) announced the availability of the Fall 2017 release of Boomi’s flagship cloud integration technology. The release adds new integration accelerators, and features to fortify data insights, security and compliance.

Why Using Reliable and Timely Big Data Will Transform the Real Estate Industry

In this contributed article, Misha Ghosh, GM & DVP at ADP Ventures, Big Data, discusses several key areas where timely and accurate big data can make an impact on the real estate industry. There are many tools that draw from public and private sources that aggregate and anonymize information, creating “big data” sets to help identify market trends in home-building or growth in commercial space demand, on an annualized basis.

StreamSets Delivers Ultralight Open Source Ingestion for Edge Devices

StreamSets Inc., provider of the enterprise data operations platform, debuted StreamSets Data Collector Edge (SDC Edge), enabling the industry’s first end-to-end data ingestion solution for resource- and connectivity-constrained systems such as Internet of Things (IoT) devices and the endpoint systems and network infrastructure used in cybersecurity applications.

Nearly 40% of Data Professionals Spend Half of their Time Prepping Data Rather than Analyzing It

TMMData, creator of flexible data integration and preparation platform Foundation, partnered with the Digital Analytics Association to survey its community about data priorities and challenges. The survey revealed that data access, quality and integration present persistent, interrelated roadblocks to efficient and confident analysis across industries. Most notably, nearly 40% of data professionals (37.5%) spend more than 20 hours per week accessing, blending and preparing data rather than performing actual analysis.

Virtual GPUs: Accelerate Mobility, Productivity & Security in Healthcare

Many hospitals have turned to virtualization to provision high performance, secure virtual workstations using the compute power of a single physical hardware resource. That’s according to a new report from HPE, that explores how virtual GPU technology is helping to modernize healthcare data workloads.