Guest View: Racing to become an algorithmic enterprise

The latest contest facing modern business is the quest to become an “algorithmic enterprise,” the next step in the evolution of analytics. Rather than just finding insights within data lakes, an algorithmic enterprise uses insights to automate action. The shift is fundamental — we’re moving from an era of human-centric business to automation-centric business. The … continue reading

Melissa looks to expand from data

Melissa has dropped the ‘Data’ from its name, but wants to leverage its enormous data store to grow into other areas, such as compliance and anti-money laundering efforts. Positioned as a data superstore when it launched 10 years ago, Melissa today wants to be known as “a provider of global intelligence,” according to Greg Brown, … continue reading

Strata + Hadoop World: MapR Edge, Zaloni Data Lake in a Box, and Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Hortonworks Hadoop

At the conference, MapR announced MapR Edge, a new solution to drive processing and analytics close to the edge. It captures, processes and analyzes data from Internet of Things devices and provides secure local processing, quick aggregation of insights, and the ability to push intelligence back to the edge. “Our customers have pioneered the use … continue reading

3T Software Labs acquires Robomongo, the most widely used MongoDB tool

3T Software Labs, makers of Studio 3T (https://studio3t.com/), today announced that it has acquired Robomongo, the leading open source MongoDB tool, from its original developers Paralect. This will enable it to better serve the fast-expanding market as more and more enterprises work with the MongoDB database, particularly on strategic projects involving unstructured information and Big … continue reading

Pepperdata pushes performance tool

Pepperdata is expanding its tool set to include developers. Previously, the company offered tools for managing and administrating large datasets, but as of today, the company also offers Application Profiler, which is targeted at providing developers with performance feedback for their applications. Available today in a preview to select customers, the Pepperdata Application Profiler will … continue reading

Python Fire, Rust’s ergonomics improvements, and Talend’s Apache Beam-powered solution—SD Times news digest: March 6, 2017

Google is giving the open-source community an easier way to generate command-line interfaces from Python code. The company announced the open-sourcing of Python Fire, a library for automatically generating CLIs. Python Fire does not require developers to do any additional work, define arguments, set up information, or write a main function to define how the … continue reading

Mapt’s six new Skill Plans for developers, Capriza launches suite of micro apps, and FOSSA raises funds for open-source initiatives—SD Times news digest: Feb. 24, 2017

In order to advance the careers of developers, Mapt created new Skill Plans, which aim to help specific developers looking to fill knowledge gaps in subjects like Java, IoT, Big Data, and R. Skill Plans offer developers learning assessment tools and resources, and the new plans target Java, JavaScript, Unreal Engine, R, IoT, and Big … continue reading

Tips for building finance apps, Dwarf v5 released, and Syncsort creates Integrated Workflow—SD Times news digest: Feb. 16, 2017

Stuck on how to get started building a financial services app? The Google Play/Finance team shared some tips this week on how to build high-quality and accessible financial services apps, featuring a six-step guide for making these apps accessible in the Google Play store. One tip in the guide is to test and iterate the … continue reading

Google DeepMind multi-agent research, Apache Spot, and Yahoo’s TensorFlow on Spark—SD Times news digest: Feb. 13, 2017

Google DeepMind is pinning artificial intelligent agents against each other to see how they cooperate. To research this, the team is using a game known as Prisoner’s Dilemma to test its willingness to compete and cooperate. According to the research, at times the agents worked peacefully together, but were less cooperative in complex situations or … continue reading

Apache Ranger graduates to being a top-level project

The Apache Software Foundation welcomed another project to the top level this week. Apache Ranger, a Big Data security-management framework for the Apache Hadoop ecosystem, has graduated from the Apache Incubator. Apache Ranger is used by companies like ING, Protegrity and Sprint, along with a few other organizations. It offers comprehensive security coverage and native … continue reading

Splice Machine splices into AWS

Splice Machine is hoping to splice its relational-database-managed service into development projects. The new managed service is offered on top of Amazon Web Services, and will be in beta until the spring. The company is now accepting early adopters to evaluate the system. To join the early adopter program, one’s data will have to meet … continue reading

Hazelcast offers processing engine

Hazelcast today released the first version of Hazelcast Jet, a distributed processing engine for Big Data streams. Jet integrates with the Hazelcast in-memory data grid to process data in parallel across nodes in near real time. Hazelcast Jet uses directed acyclic graphs to model relationships between tasks in the data-processing pipeline. The system is built … continue reading

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