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Strata NY 2014 news roundup

Here are a few of the product announcements made at Strata to give you an overview of the direction products and partnerships are now trending, or at least leaning.

DOE's high-speed network to boost big data transfers

The Department of Energy's Energy Sciences Network, or ESnet, is deploying four new high-speed transatlantic links to deliver a total capacity of 340 gigabits-per-second.   

How to get the most from descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics

Put all three types of analytics together and you get an entire picture of the situation and possible solutions. 

Spotlight: Community voices: On data centers without walls

"By virtualizing the networks that interconnect data centers, a 'Data Center without Walls' can be created that pools together physically distinct and geographically separated data centers into one massive global and virtualized data center." 

Indiana U.'s new supercomputer opens availability to more users, aims to attract more federal grants for researchers

"IU takes a fundamentally different approach to IT and research than most other universities because our supercomputers and large clusters are available to everyone, student or faculty, without usage fees," said David Hancock, manager of IU's high performance systems 

Government works to create big data infrastructure

Don't look now but the government is working hard to build an infrastructure to make big data work better. While privacy concerns still exist in government data use, few people understand that many big data uses in government have no privacy issues at all. 

US House of Representatives passes supercomputing bill

This week the House passed H.R. 2495--The American Super Computing Leadership Act--to amend the Department of Energy High-End Computing Revitalization Act of 2004. It is intended to spur onshore developments in supercomputing.

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Spotlight: Recommendation engines power big data

Lutz Finger takes a look at recommendation engines in an article in  Forbes. 

Next big big-data thing: Niche analytics, data wrangling, smart storage?

New startups are springing up with interesting solutions to problems in big data as we know it. They're cooking up an interesting list of the potential next big things in big data.