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Tamr to Provide Free, Standalone Version of Tamr Catalog Tool

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article out of the company, Tamr has announced “that it will offer a free, standalone version of its Tamr Catalog tool for cataloging enterprise metadata. Tamr Catalog helps enterprises overcome the biggest obstacle to business analytics: finding the data. The company is making the Tamr Catalog tool available…

Machine Learning, Virtual Assistants, and the Value of Chit Chat

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by Angela Guess Writing for TechRadar, Mary Branscombe recently noted, “Machine learning is improving everything from image and speech recognition to predicting when machinery will fail. It’s what makes Cortana smart enough to crack jokes and predict sports matches, as well as tell you when to leave early for your meeting because the traffic is…

The Internet of Things and the Virtual You

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by Angela Guess Jenny Lee and Hans Tung recently wrote for Fortune, “For years people have been claiming that search is dead, but we still find ourselves on Google looking for a restaurant, searching for the best ski equipment or researching a new company. However, the promise of IoT means never having to search again.…

Current Options for Real-Time Data Analytics

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by Angela Guess Writing for Search Data Center, Alan R. Earls recently said, “You can never have enough data and process it too quickly. That’s the essence of the drive toward real-time data analytics and the use of event processing and event-driven architecture. The data center is experiencing a mass amount of data and some…

New Study Reveals Big Spending on Data Analytics at SMBs

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Louis Columbus reports, “Companies will spend an average of $7.4M on data-related initiatives over the next twelve months, with enterprises investing $13.8M, and small & medium businesses (SMBs) investing $1.6M. 80% of enterprises and 63% of small & medium businesses (SMBs) already have deployed or are planning to deploy big…

5 Big Data Companies Disrupting Their Markets

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by Angela Guess Brigg Patten recently wrote for Datanami, “Big data has made a dramatic impact on companies all over America, but running big data programs is only one side of the puzzle. After collecting the data, companies need to analyze it… With a surge in start-up companies seeing big results in figures and customers,…

Deep Learning Neural Networks Are Hot — Here’s Why

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by Angela Guess Dean Takahashi recently wrote for VentureBeat, “Neural networks had a lot of promise in the field of artificial intelligence in the 1980s and 1990s. But decades later, the revitalized category of “deep-learning neural networks” is making huge progress. That’s the analysis from Jeff Dean, senior fellow at Google, speaking at the Nvidia…

Cutting Business Energy Costs with the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Writing in The Guardian, Duncan Jefferies recently reported, “Smart appliances that communicate with each other and share information using the internet are already available. Indeed, the Internet of things has featured on lists of game-changing technologies for years, and is arguably one of the most hyped tech innovations around. With sensors getting…

MapR Free Hadoop On-Demand Training Exceeds 10,000 Registrants in First Month

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article out of the company, “MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced its newly available free Hadoop On-Demand Training program has enrolled more than 10,000 registrants worldwide in its first 30 days, signaling strong interest in Hadoop skills training.  MapR is also…

OpenPOWER Foundation Unveils Hardware Solutions To Deliver Server Alternatives

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by Angela Guess A recent article reports, “The OpenPOWER Foundation today announced more than ten hardware solutions – spanning systems, boards, and cards, and a new microprocessor customized for China.  Built collaboratively by OpenPOWER members, the new solutions exploit the POWER architecture to provide more choice, customization and performance to customers, including hyperscale data centers.…