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Driver only operated and driverless trains

Driver only operated and driverless trains

Friday, March 24, 2017 by

The global rail industry has gone through a number of positive changes in technology and safety since 1967 when London Underground's Victoria line was the first line operated with Automatic Train Operation.Despite automation and technology being tried and tested for the last 30 years then, the issue of Driver Only Operated (DOO) - also known as One Man Operation (OMO) t...

How Apttus machine learning technology is helping sell Lenovo PCs

How Apttus machine learning technology is helping sell Lenovo PCs

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by

Apttus has announced the live implementation of its Configure Price Quote solution at Lenovo, a PC manufacturer and provider of consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology. Apttus CPQ reduces the time needed to complete Lenovo’s end-to-end sales quoting and approval processes from days to mere minutes. These strategic differentiations will allow Lenovo to focus more...

AtScale 5.0 brings order to the big data chaos

AtScale 5.0 brings order to the big data chaos

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by

AtScale announced the general availability of AtScale 5.0. Supported by a newly granted patent on the platform’s ability to run its powerful calculation engine against any BI visualization tool, AtScale 5.0 brings order to the big data chaos.AtScale 5.0 packs new features including a scalable dimensional calculation engine, a machine learning performance optimizer, a un...

A progress report on big data initiatives

A progress report on big data initiatives

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by

Qubole, the big data-as-a-service company, has released the results of its State of DataOps report, a survey of IT and data professionals on the progress of their big data initiatives. The survey revealed a clear reality gap: while data teams have high confidence they can enable self-service insights to meet growing demands across the enterprise, few have delivered on t...

NVIDIA releases GPU accelerator to improve AI

NVIDIA releases GPU accelerator to improve AI

Friday, March 10, 2017 by

As innovation progresses, more and more processing is being offloaded to the cloud to do the heavy lifting. But how much cloud usage is too much for cloud providers to handle efficiently? That is the answer that many companies hope never to have to answer as they ramp up their cloud usage exponentially. That’s where NVIDIA and Microsoft look to make big changes in the w...

IBM speech recognition becoming as accurate us humans

IBM speech recognition becoming as accurate us humans

Wednesday, March 08, 2017 by

On average, according to IBM, humans tend to misunderstand or mishear up to 5 to 10% of all words they hear from other human beings in a typical conversation. Although that might seem like a lot, our minds can compensate for this quite well and so we don’t tend to even notice that much. But just like humans, computers also have similar issues with mishearing words. This...

Dataiku DSS 4.0 helps organizations manage enterprise data science

Dataiku DSS 4.0 helps organizations manage enterprise data science

Monday, February 27, 2017 by

Dataiku Data Science Studio (DSS), has announced the release of Dataiku DSS 4.0, which introduces new functionalities that improve the production, development, and management of enterprise data science projects. The latest version of the team-based enterprise data science platform streamlines collaboration across large teams, improves large customer-base segmentation an...

Ogury opens offices in LA and Chicago

Ogury opens offices in LA and Chicago

Friday, February 17, 2017 by

Ogury entered the US market in December 2016 with the launch of its sixth global office in New York, NY. The mobile data specialist’s co-founder and CEO USA, Thomas Pasquet, relocated to the city to lead a recruitment drive of top talent to support the company’s rapid growth.Integrated within thousands of apps, Ogury’s proprietary data collection technology allows it to...

Data science benefits in the enterprise are being ignored

Data science benefits in the enterprise are being ignored

Thursday, February 16, 2017 by

New research announced by Continuum Analytics, the creator and driving force behind Anaconda, an Open Data Science platform powered by Python, finds that 96 percent of data science and analytics decision makers agree that data science is critical to the success of their business, yet a whopping 22 percent are failing to make full use of the data available. These finding...

New distributed processing engine for big data streams lands

New distributed processing engine for big data streams lands

Wednesday, February 08, 2017 by

Hazelcast, an open source in-memory data grid (IMDG), has launched Hazelcast Jet - a distributed processing engine for big data streams. With Hazelcast’s IMDG providing storage functionality, Hazelcast Jet is a new Apache 2 licensed open source project that performs parallel execution to enable data-intensive applications to operate in near real-time. Using directed acy...

HPE signs OEM deal with Mesosphere to help modernize data-centers

HPE signs OEM deal with Mesosphere to help modernize data-centers

Wednesday, February 08, 2017 by

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced that it has signed an original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and reseller agreement with Mesosphere to help customers transform and modernize their data centers with hybrid IT solutions that span traditional infrastructure, private, public and managed cloud services.As part of this OEM and reseller agreement, HPE will be a ...

MapR Connector for Teradata released

MapR Connector for Teradata released

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 by

MapR Technologies, Inc., a Converged Data Platform, has announced availability of a new MapR Connector for Teradata, an analytics solutions company. This provides high speed, parallel connections from Teradata to the MapR Converged Data Platform, improving bulk data transfers, and enabling scalable agile analytics across the ecosystem. The new connector is also certifie...

New blockchain scalability from Waves platform

New blockchain scalability from Waves platform

Saturday, January 14, 2017 by

Waves platform, the custom blockchain token initiative targeting mass-market consumer and business adoption, has announced a series of measures to enable greater network scalability.Scalability has long been a problem for cryptocurrency platforms. Since every transaction is recorded on the blockchain, the requirement of resources to process and store the information con...

Cloudera Enterprise is going to help Experian analyze data

Cloudera Enterprise is going to help Experian analyze data

Monday, January 09, 2017 by

Experian to use Cloudera Enterprise in cloud environment for better data management, for its Credit Information Services, Decision Analytics and Business Information Services business lines.In a move that is transforming the way Experian provides consumer and business credit data to its clients, the company is integrating Cloudera Enterprise onto its cloud environm...

Carnegie Mellon AI competes against top poker players

Carnegie Mellon AI competes against top poker players

Thursday, January 05, 2017 by

Four of the world's best professional poker players will compete against artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Mellon University in an epic rematch to determine whether a computer can beat humans playing one of the world's toughest poker games.In "Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence: Upping the Ante," beginning Jan. 11 at Rivers Casino, poker pros will play a col...

Companies in banking and insurance can use data science to survive

Companies in banking and insurance can use data science to survive

Wednesday, January 04, 2017 by

Editors note: Guest submission by Florian DouetteauOver the course of many centuries, the banking and insurance industries have developed processes, products and infrastructures that have shaped the economic structure of humankind. But now, they are being challenged by industry outsiders who appeared on the world stage a mere couple of decades ago, and some who eme...

Big Data predictions for 2017

Big Data predictions for 2017

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 by

Editors note: Predictions by Kunal Agarwal, CEO of Unravel Data In 2017 Big Data will begin to cross a chasm into the mainstream, in large part resulting from the popularity of Hadoop and Spark. Companies will use Big Data for mission-critical needs when running their data stacks. These are the same companies that once had issues with the security threat ...

More data will be created in 2017 than the previous 5,000 years of humanity

More data will be created in 2017 than the previous 5,000 years of humanity

Friday, December 23, 2016 by

Editors note: Predictions sent in from Sencha's CEO Art LandroIn 2015, Art predicted that in 2016 the explosion of data would drastically transform the technology landscape, requiring organizations to visualize all incoming data from IoT devices for rapid decision making and insight into competitiveness and viability. He believes data will remain a key growth ...

Predictions for Apple Watch, Objective-C, Google, and the rise of Snapchat

Predictions for Apple Watch, Objective-C, Google, and the rise of Snapchat

Thursday, December 22, 2016 by

Editors note: Predictions by Alexander Stigsen, the CEO and co-founder of Realm   By the end of 2017, the Apple Watch will still have a very small and uninteresting ecosystem of apps. It won’t be until the next generation of Watch - Series 3 in maybe late 2017 before the Watch platform is sufficiently powerful to attract significant third-party applications...

Demystifying persistent storage: As containers die, data lives on

Demystifying persistent storage: As containers die, data lives on

Monday, November 21, 2016 by

According to a recent survey from Portworx, IT managers depend on containers to help improve their agility, reduce their costs and improve system performance. Yet their number two concern with container storage - loss of data.Containers were developed to be stateless, ephemeral, lightweight tools, only megabytes in size to enable quick application launch. However, in de...

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