Ryft today unveiled Ryft ONE, a single, open 1U platform at Strata. The company said it can slash operational costs by replacing hundreds of high-end servers and analyzing both historical and streaming data "including video and image collection, at speeds 100x faster than the conventional big data infrastructure."
A new AWS public data set containing 120 terabytes of data, including 30 million genetic variations from 3024 rice varieties, is now available to researchers seeking to meet rising food demand worldwide. The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations says food production must increase by 70 percent to meet the needs of human population growth to 9 billion people by 2050. Rice is an important staple in many cultures and considered essential to meeting this goal.
A recent Hadoop maturity survey indicated that Hadoop adoption is accelerating but with a shift in use. A partnership including AtScale, Cloudera, MapR and Tableau created the survey.
Fifty years in, the enterprise has bought the mainframe a lot of time to attract critics. For as far back as Google remembers, experts have written about the mainframe's supposed fall from grace. They claimed it was dead halfway through its ongoing lifespan, asked if a giant electrical cabinet was sexy and even questioned its existential validity. But the fact remains that the workhorse of the large enterprise keeps chugging along and is at the core of the world's transactional processes.
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Notes on disruption in clinical trial research from the NY Academy of Sciences Mobile Health conference
One of the hardest things for any industry to accept is that it can and will be disrupted. The tendency, especially in industries that have existed in much the same way for decades, is to think that processes have been perfected over time and that business will continue as usual. Even when new technologies arise loaded with data collection capabilities and analytics, many see them only as a means to add efficiencies rather than as a mode of change. And so it was that the message of impending disruption and how to adapt came as a surprise to some at the NY Academy of Sciences Mobile Health conference, and as welcomed information to others.
It's not that statisticians and data scientists had a falling out, precisely. Still, the relationship isn't all that it should be to speed big data projects to fruition. To pave the way to better relations between the two fields, and to help both benefit from increased collaboration, the American Statistical Association released a new policy statement.
At AWS re:Invent, Splunk announced a new release of its app for Amazon Web Services. The enhanced version converts AWS CloudTrail, AWS Config, Amazon CloudWatch and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Flow logs into intuitive dashboards for simplified operational and security intelligence. Customers can monitor user activity, resource changes, topology and network traffic flows.
Teradata announced today that it's making its data warehousing and analytics product, Teradata Database, available for cloud deployment on AWS early next year. Initially, Teradata Database on AWS will be offered on Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute – or EC2 – instances in supported AWS regions. You'll find those on a listing in the AWS Marketplace in 2016.
Innography released U.S. patent purchase trends for 2015 through July from the company's Patent Market Tracker, a standalone data set and analytics service. The results show roughly a 10 percent yearly increase over the last several years. Here's what they found in patent sales and purchasing trends.
IBM announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cleversafe, an object-based storage in the cloud company distinguished by its unique cloud storage algorithms designed to efficiently compress massive amounts of data.
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Microsoft says it has isolated the issue, and is working on Apple on a fix for a problem that causes Office for Mac 2016 running on the just-released version of OS X to crash.
HP announced today that the Securities and Exchange Commission declared effective its Form 10 proceedings, one of the final steps the company must take to formally split.