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IBM, Databricks, GraphLab Present Notebooks as Unified Interfaces for Building Prediction Apps

by Mikio Braun on  Dec 02, 2014

At the StrataHadoop conference in Barcelona last week, Rod Smith, Vice President of the IBM Emerging Internet Technologies organization, presented work on an internal product they have been developing in their consulting work with clients that integrates data sources, and data analysis.

Mahout to Get Self-Optimizing Matrix Algebra Interface with Pluggable Backends for Spark and Flink

by Mikio Braun on  Nov 21, 2014

At the recent GOTO conference in Berlin, Mahout committer Sebastian Schelter outlined recent advances in Mahout's ongoing effort to create a scalable foundation for data analysis that is as easy to use as R or Python.

Web Summit 2014 Day Two Review

by Alex Giamas on  Nov 06, 2014

Yesterday concluded the second day of the Web Summit in Dublin, Ireland. We see what happened and what is new from last day at the event.

Web Summit 2014 Day One Review

by Alex Giamas on  Nov 04, 2014

Web Summit, one of the largest technology conferences in Europe opened up today. Famous people from the technology and business world are expected to talk, like Peter Thiel, Drew Houston and Anna Patterson.

Forrester Wave: Evaluating NoSQL Key-Value Databases

by Boris Lublinsky on  Oct 13, 2014 1

In their first Forrester Wave: NoSQL Key-Value Databases, released in Q3 2014, Forrester has evaluated the most popular NoSQL database offerings.

Reactive Extensions, Async, and Splunk

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 12, 2014

The 2.0 version of the Splunk C# SDK is heavily invested in modern C# features. Every major operation from login-onwards is available via asynchronous methods. And for most advanced uses such as sampling, Reactive Extensions come into play.

Splunk Conference Recap: The Key to Big Data is Machine Learning

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 10, 2014 2

Splunk’s user conference has drawn to a close. After three days with over 160 sessions ranging from security and operations to business intelligence to even the Internet of Things, the same central theme kept appearing over and over again: the key to Big Data is machine learning.

Using Logs to Detect User-Based Threats

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 08, 2014

A common theme at the Splunk user conference is the idea that the users are the greatest threat. Even in a well-regulated enterprise where no one has more privileges than what’s needed to do their job, a typical user has more than enough ability to steal massive amounts of data or cause widespread problems. Fortscale seeks to address this issue by using the data that you are already collecting.

Proactively Monitor Configuration Changes with Tripwire

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 08, 2014 1

Most companies still manually track configuration changes using a wiki or spreadsheet. Only the most basic information such as IP addresses are included, as recording everything is just too tedious. Even knowing basic information such as who made the change is difficult and time consuming. Tripwire seeks to eliminate this problem by proactively monitoring configuration changes.

Big Data Analytics: Using Hunk with Hadoop and Elastic MapReduce

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 07, 2014

Hunk is a relatively new product from Splunk for exploring and visualizing Hadoop and other NoSQL data stores. New in this release is support for Amazon’s Elastic MapReduce.

Splunk .conf2014 Keynote 1

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 07, 2014

At the opening keynote for Splunk .conf2014 we heard about GE Capital’s developer culture, Red Hat’s internal IT focus, and Coca-Cola’s “Data Lake” theory of information management.

Apache Drill Included in MapR Latest Distribution Release

by Alex Giamas on  Sep 30, 2014

MapR recently announced including Apache Drill in its latest release of MapR distribution. Apache Drill is the open source version of Google’s Dremel. Dremel is the infrastructure on which BigQuery is based upon. Drill is offering a low latency SQL-on-Hadoop interface. While this puts it in the same space as several other technologies around Hadoop, Drill has some unique characteristics setting it

Nvidia Introduces cuDNN, a CUDA-based library for Deep Neural Networks

by Jérôme Serrano on  Sep 29, 2014

Nvidia earlier this month released cuDNN, a set of optimized low-level primitives to boost the processing speed of deep neural networks (DNN) on CUDA compatible GPUs. The company intends to help developers harness the power of graphics processing units for deep learning applications.

InfoQ User Survey 2014 - Participate and Get a Copy of the Results; Win a QCon Early Access Pass

by Nitin Bharti on  Sep 15, 2014

InfoQ would like to better understand your information needs: the type of content you find interesting, tools & methodologies you are using, and how you interact with the site. Please help us by taking our 2014 user survey - the survey is anonymous and your replies will be kept confidential. Participate to receive a copy of the results along with a chance to win a QCon video early access pass.

Drone Data Adds a New Horizon for Big Data Analytics

by Abhishek Sharma on  Sep 10, 2014

Usage of data generated by drones is going to add a new horizon in data storage and processing. Kirk Borne, professor at George Mason University recently talked about the challenge of processing, storing and transferring this data.

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