Oct
03
2017
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Investors place $25M on AtScale to get the big picture of big data

 AtScale, a four-year old startup that helps companies get a big-picture view of their big data inside their BI tools, announced a $25 million Series C investment today. The round was led by Atlantic Bridge with participation from new investors Wells Fargo and Industry Ventures along with returning investors Storm Ventures, UMC, Comcast and XSeed Capital. With today’s investment, the… Read More

Jun
06
2017
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Databricks releases serverless platform for Apache Spark along with new library supporting deep learning

 Today to kick off Spark Summit, Databricks announced a Serverless Platform for Apache Spark — welcome news for developers looking to reduce time spent on cluster management. The move to simplify developer experiences is set to be a major theme of the event overall. In addition to Serverless, the company also introduced Deep Learning Pipelines, a library that makes it easy to mix… Read More

Apr
01
2017
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Cloudera finally ready for the public stage

TechCrunch's Ron Miller on stage with Cloudera CEO Tom Reilly at the Intel Capital Summit in 2014. When I first met Cloudera CEO Tom Reilly in 2015 at the Intel Capital Summit, we were about to go on stage for a fireside chat to discuss among other things Intel’s massive investment in his company.
While on stage, the conversation inevitably turned to when the company might go public. As you might expect, he gave me the standard startup CEO answer. While Cloudera was certainly of… Read More

Jan
30
2017
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MXNet accepted to the Apache Incubator

Connecting lines, computer illustration. MXNet, Amazon Web Services’ preferred deep learning framework, was accepted to the Apache Incubator today. Admission to the incubator is the first step necessary for the open-source initiative to officially become part of the Apache Software Foundation. The Apache Software Foundation supports the efforts of thousands of developers maintaining open-source projects around the world.… Read More

Jan
12
2017
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Talend looks to ease big data prep with latest release

data integration concept diagram. Talend, the big data integration vendor that went public last July, announced its winter release today with new tools to help automate data preparation, a sticky problem for enterprise customers. Surely, there are ever-increasing amounts of data and companies struggle to keep up. There aren’t enough data scientists in the world to fill the need. It requires software to pick up some of… Read More

Sep
27
2016
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IBM releases DataWorks to give enterprise data a home and a brain

IBM DataWorks While the gears of research are turning fast developing new methods of machine intelligence, another, perhaps more impactful, trend is brewing in the field. Open source frameworks like Apache Spark are hitting their stride at the ideal time to put data analytics in the hands of the business development analyst without forgetting about the needs of the data scientist. IBM’s new… Read More

May
23
2016
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Cray’s latest supercomputer runs OpenStack and open source big data tools

Cray Urika-GX super computer Cray has always been associated with speed and power and its latest computing beast called the Cray Urika-GX system has been designed specifically for big data workloads. What’s more, it runs on OpenStack, the open source cloud platform and supports open source big data processing tools like Hadoop and Spark. Cray recognizes that the computing world had evolved since Seymour Cray… Read More

Mar
24
2016
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Newcomer Galactic Exchange can spin up a Hadoop cluster in five minutes

Business running with computer to illustrate speed. A new company with a cool name, Galactic Exchange, came out of stealth today with a great idea. It claims it can spin up a Hadoop cluster for you in five minutes, ready to go. That’s no small feat if it works as advertised and greatly simplifies what has traditionally been a process wrought with complexity.
The new product called ClusterGX is being released in Beta this week… Read More

Mar
15
2016
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Altiscale’s latest cloud service brings Hadoop to business users

Man reaching for tablet with lots of data on it. Altiscale, a company that has always been about reducing the complexity related to using Hadoop, has taken that to the next level today with the release of Altiscale Insight Cloud, a cloud service aimed at making Hadoop accessible to business users.
Altiscale Insight Cloud provides services for data ingestion, processing, analysis and visualization. That includes the ability to… Read More

Mar
03
2016
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LinkedIn open-sources its WhereHows data discovery and lineage portal

linkedin chocs LinkedIn today open-sourced WhereHows, a meta data-centric tool the company has long used internally to make it easier for its employees to discover data the company generates and to track the lineage of its datasets as they move around its various internal tools and services. Now that almost every modern business creates massive amounts of data, simply managing how all this information… Read More

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