SD Times news digest: Teradata Analytics Platform, Mozilla’s new mixed reality initiatives, Mastercard’s blockchain API, and CIP Core

Teradata has announced the availability of the Teradata Analytics Platform. The new platform will allow users to use their preferring tools and programming languages across multiple data types. According to the company, analytics is embedded close to data to eliminate the need to move data around in order to analyze it. The new platform will … continue reading

SD Times new digest: Oculus Connect announcements, Box Skills, and Microsoft previews support for ONNX

Oculus announced several new virtual reality tools and solutions at the Oculus Connect conference this week. The company announced the launch of the Oculus Go, a new virtual reality wireless headset that does not need to be connected to a PC or phone. They also announced updates to Project Santa Cruz, which is a positionally … continue reading

Strata + Hadoop World: Big innovations in Big Data

Big Data is changing, but in order for businesses and users to really derive value from it, there needs to be innovative approaches to keep driving it at scale. Strata + Hadoop World kicked off this week with industry thought leaders expressing the requirements needed in today’s Big Data world. Mike Olson, chief strategy officer … continue reading

Spark Summit: Databricks’ Community Edition, Splice Machine moves to open source, and Hortonworks’ Spark-HBase Connector

The Spark Summit kicked off this week in San Francisco with companies releasing new solutions designed to make it easier to work with Apache Spark. Databricks, the creator of Apache Spark, announced the general availability of the Databricks Community Edition (DCE). DCE is a free version of its data platform built on top of Apache … continue reading

Amazon introduces analytics, data-management tools

Amazon this week introduced new capabilities within its cloud of Web Services. The company debuted Amazon Snowball, an import/export system, as well as Amazon QuickSight, a business intelligence platform for the service. The company also introduced an addition to the Kinesis streaming platform inside its cloud called Kinesis Firehose, which makes it easier to ingest … continue reading

Teradata Launches First Configurable Appliance for Big Data with Choice of Hadoop Distributions

SAN DIEGO — Teradata, the big data analytics and marketing applications company, today launched the next-generation Teradata Appliance for Hadoop, version 5, which is configurable, ready-to-run and offers a choice of the latest version of Hadoop from Hortonworks (HDP 2.3), and for the first time, Cloudera (Cloudera Enterprise 5.4). This appliance gives users the flexibility … continue reading

Plugging in to Hadoop

Even if it’s not where they end up, Hadoop can be a great starting platform for a data-driven software company. That’s what San Francisco- and Taipei-based Fliptop found in 2009 when they launched a social media identity matching engine, ultimately employed by such companies as MailChimp, Dell, Toyota, Oracle and Nordstrom. Based on Amazon Web … continue reading

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