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Xplenty Rolls Out Analytics-as-a-Service (A3S) for Amazon S3

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Xplenty, the data integration platform that makes it easy to process more data more quickly, today announced its newest offering, Analytics-as-a-Service or ‘A3S.’ This latest addition to Xplenty’s extract, transform and load (ETL) software enables users to query and analyze data directly on Amazon…

Amazon Is Improving Its Review System With Machine Learning

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by Angela Guess Ben Fox Rubin reports for CNet, “Amazon is rolling out a big change to its customer reviews system in the US, introducing a new machine-learning platform it developed in-house to surface newer and more helpful reviews. ‘The system will learn what reviews are most helpful to customers…and it improves over time,’ Amazon…

How Amazon’s DynamoDB Helped Spawn the NoSQL Market

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by Angela Guess Brandon Butler recently shared the history of DynamoDB and it’s effect on the NoSQL market in NetworkWorld. Butler writes, “Behind every great ecommerce website is a database, and in the early 2000s Amazon.com’s database was not keeping up with the company’s business. Part of the problem was that Amazon didn’t have just…

Amazon and Google are Racing to Get Your DNA into the Cloud

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by Angela Guess Sharon Begley of Reuters recently wrote, “Amazon.com Inc is in a race against Google Inc to store data on human DNA, seeking both bragging rights in helping scientists make new medical discoveries and market share in a business that may be worth $1 billion a year by 2018. Academic institutions and healthcare…

Google Wants to Take the Cloud in New Directions

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by Angela Guess Computerworld contributor Sharon Gaudin recently wrote, “Google may not have caught up to Amazon in the cloud market, but that’s OK, according to a Google executive. The company is heading in a slightly different direction with cloud computing that involves helping customers analyze their data. ‘It’s not about catching up to [Amazon],’…

Opinion: Nova Spivack on a New Era in Semantic Web History

[Editor’s Note: Thanks to Nova Spivack for this guest post. Nova is a frequent speaker and blogger as well as CEO of Bottlenose, which uses big data mining to discover emerging trends for large brands and enterprises. More about Nova can be found on his website.] 2014 was the end of an era in Semantic…

What’s Next In Knowledge-Driven Finance?

by Jennifer Zaino Next week in the U. K. members of the financial industry will be coming together at The Universal Strategy: Knowledge-Driven Finance Event, hosted by semantic technology vendor Ontotext. The event, says independent consultant in semantics and event organizer Jarred McGinnis, is aimed at giving participants “a snout to tail view of semantics…

Amazon Ups Its NoSQL Game

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM recently wrote, “Amazon Web Services (AWS) is stepping up its presence in the NoSQL database market, and the competition with MongoDB, by adding support for JSON documents to its already-popular DynamoDB service. JSON is the preferred format for data generated by many web applications and other situations where…