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Leading Cloud Providers Join with NSF to Support Data Science Frontiers

by Angela Guess A recent press release states, “The National Science Foundation (NSF) is providing nearly $30 million in new funding for research in data science and engineering through its Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA) program. NSF’s awards are paired with support from […]

Syapse Selects SYSTAP’s Bigdata® as Semantic Database for Precision Medicine Data Platform

For immediate release: 8/19/2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. – SYSTAP, LLC. today announced that Syapse, the leading provider of software for enabling precision medicine, has selected Bigdata® as its backend semantic database. Syapse, which launched the Precision Medicine Data Platform in 2011, will use the Bigdata® database as a key element of their semantic platform. The Syapse […]

Introduction to: Triplestores

by Juan Sequeda Triplestores are Database Management Systems (DBMS) for data modeled using RDF. Unlike Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS), which store data in relations (or tables) and are queried using SQL, triplestores store RDF triples and are queried using SPARQL. A key feature of many triplestores is the ability to do inference. It is […]

Big Data presents a Big Opportunity?

Earlier this month, I travelled to Silicon Valley to attend O’Reilly Media‘s new conference, Strata. The theme was data — especially ‘Big’ Data — and in amongst the Hadoops and the Cassandras and the BigTables and the Map/Reduces, I was searching for the companies making connections to the semantic technologies routinely discussed by readers of […]

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