Topic: big data

premium Digital transformation: A catalyst for changing the embedded development paradigm

The Internet of Things is dead. Or so declared one of my colleagues recently. While I could dismiss the comment as flippant, it does point to an underlying cynicism of technology that has been nicely captured by Gartner’s eponymous Hype Cycle. As technologists we often focus on cool technologies themselves, and then get frustrated, or … continue reading

SD Times news digest: CrossBrowserTesting for open source, Informatica’s Big Data management solution, and CA’s AI research

SmartBear is making its UI functional web testing tool available for free for open-source projects. CrossBrowserTesting enables teams to automate Selenium scripts, manually debug web apps and compare solutions on more than 1,500 desktop and mobile browsers in the cloud. According to the company, the full access to its device lab will maximize test coverage … continue reading

Apache HAWQ becomes top-level project

The Apache HAWQ project is graduating from incubation to become a top-level project within the Apache Software Foundation this week. Apache HAWQ is a enterprise SQL-on-Hadoop query engine and analytics database that first entered the foundation’s incubation phase in September of 2015. “We are very excited to see Apache HAWQ graduate as a Top-Level Project … continue reading

Researchers create new platform for developing data-intensive, distributed computing code

Researchers have developed a new system designed to tackle complex objects and workflows on Big Data platforms. Computer science researchers from Rice University’s DARPA-funded Pliny project has announced PlinyCompute. The project is funded through DARPA’s Mining and Understanding Software Enclaves (MUSE) initiative. The Pliny project aims to create systems that automatically detect and fix errors … continue reading

Industry Watch: Healing the VA through modernization

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is a mess. From a lack of leadership at the top, to poor facilities management at local hospitals and clinics, the department with the second-largest budget in government cannot get its act together. Veterans complain about the length of time it takes them to get appointments, the amount of … continue reading

Cask joins Google Cloud Platform to accelerate Big Data in the cloud

Cask has announced that it will be joining the Google Cloud Platform. Cask Data Application Platform (CDAP) is an open source utility that makes it easy to build and run Big Data solutions. “We’re thrilled to welcome the talented Cask team to Google Cloud, and are excited to work together to help make developers more … continue reading

Microsoft announces tools at Build for AI, intelligent cloud, edge computing

SEATTLE – Microsoft today doubled down on its efforts regarding AI, the intelligent cloud and the intelligent edge by announcing at its Build conference here a host of new developer tools for building these modern applications and systems. In his opening keynote, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that by 2020, there will be more than … continue reading

SD Times news digest: PipelineDB 0.9.9, ScyllaDB raises $10 million, and Morpheus Data updates cloud management platform

PipelineDB is one step closer to its 1.0 release with the announcement of PipelineDB 0.9.9. PipelineB  According to the team, the latest release marks major progress to becoming a standard PostgreSQL extension. Updates include PipelineDB objects becoming created directly using standard PostgreSQL syntax, streams are now simply foreign tables, and detailed performance metrics. The team … continue reading

Businesses are failing to reach Big Data maturity, report finds

Enterprises have been leveraging Big Data solutions to capture, store, analyze, organize and transform their data for years; but despite the advancements made in this space, they have still not reached a transformational level of maturity, a recently released survey revealed. AtScale announced the results from its Big Data maturity survey, and found only 12 … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Netflix bug bounty program, InfluxData’s Apache Arrow support, and GitHub’s security alerts

Netflix is launching a public bug bounty program in order to improve the security of their solutions as well as strengthen their relationship with the security community. The program will be available through Bugcrowd. “Netflix’s goal is to deliver joy to our 117+ million members around the world, and it’s the security team’s job to … continue reading

Assessing the need for Big Data solution architecture

The most challenging obstacle facing companies is recognizing if they have a valid use case requiring the use of Big Data technologies. Having a large amount of data does not necessitate the deployment of a Big Data solution architecture. A company should only determine to use a Big Data solution based on the characteristics and its intended use. This allows actionable insights … continue reading

Unstructured content: An untapped fuel source for AI and machine learning

Would you choose where to go on vacation if you could only access 10 to 20 percent of the reviews and information on a travel website? If you do, you will probably have an unforgettable trip, but for reasons you might not like. Yet government organizations and businesses – from manufacturing to insurance companies, and … continue reading

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