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Accenture Introduces Predictive Health Intelligence Solutions

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Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has launched Predictive Health Intelligence, a comprehensive set of analytics solutions to help global life sciences companies determine the precise combination of treatments and services that can lead to better patient, provider, and economic outcomes.

IBM Goes Deep for Big Data Market with POWER8 Open Server Innovation

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“This is the first truly disruptive advancement in high-end server technology in decades, with radical technology changes and the full support of an open server ecosystem that will seamlessly lead our clients into this world of massive data volumes and complexity,” said Tom Rosamilia, Senior Vice President, IBM Systems and Technology Group. “There no longer is a one-size-fits-all approach to scale out a data center. With our membership in the OpenPOWER Foundation, IBM’s POWER8 processor will become a catalyst for emerging applications and an open innovation platform.”

Meetups as a Metric for Top Tech Cities

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A new ranking of top start-up cities was released today by RJMetrics, which reveals the expansion of the tech industry nationwide and indicates some new potential leaders in the tech space, with Portland, Minneapolis, Houston, Baltimore and Pittsburgh seeing extensive growth in their start-up scenes over the last year.

What Sudoku Can Teach Us About Learning to Program

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In this special guest feature, Jesse Anderson from Cloudera writes about the similarities of programming and playing Sudoku. Jesse works at Cloudera on the Educational Services team as a Curriculum Developer and Instructor.

Big Data Capacity and Performance Supports Genome Analytics

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When Stanislav Dusko Ehrlich – a world expert in microbiology and a pioneer of metagenomics – and his team set out to create their next generation biotech research platform, they needed a technology solution to support their stringent capacity and performance requirements for big data analytics.

Panorama Software Introduces Necto 14

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Panorama Software is on schedule to introduce Panorama Necto 14 on April 23 – a new business intelligence (BI) data discovery solution to provide business users with a uniquely personalized and collaborative data discovery experience presented via highly visual and dynamic infographics.

Data Science 101: Metaprogramming Python for Big Data

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The video presentation below comes from our friends at the San Francisco Python Meetup group. The talk discusses how AdRoll uses Python to squeeze every last bit of performance out of a single high-end server for the purpose of interactive analysis of terabyte-scale data sets.

Interview: Guavus Tackles Real-Time Data Analytics Across the Entire Enterprise

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Guavus uses live analytics with responsive queries to garner insightful business metrics to serve up competitive advantage. “Guavas is unique in its ability to provide an end-to-end view across your business and operations in real time. Our operational intelligence platform processes over 2.5 petabytes of data per day, which equals to 250 billion records per day and 2.5 million transactions per second.”

New Market Dynamics Report: HPC Life Sciences

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Scientific research in the life sciences is often akin to searching for needles in haystacks. Finding the one protein, chemical, or genome that behaves or responds in the way the scientist is looking for is the key to the discovery process. For decades, high performance computing (HPC) systems have accelerated this process, often by helping to identify and eliminate in feasible targets sooner.

Interview: Continuent Manages Cross-Database, High-Speed Replication

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“The speed and flexibility of our core replicator solution and the companion Continuent Tungsten clustering solution offer advanced functionality in a simple and easily usable format. Tungsten Replicator supports high-speed replication between MySQL and Oracle databases in an open source product. Continuent Tungsten supports billions of transactions a day, with our largest single installation managing over 700 million transactions a day and over 225 terabytes of data. Key to all this is the ease of deployment and use, and the flexible nature of the solution, enabling cross-database replication, and advanced filtering not found in other products.”