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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.”

Interview: ParStream Analyzes Billions of Records in Less than a Second

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“ParStream is a columnar database with a hybrid in-memory storage and a shared nothing architecture. Based on patented algorithms for indexing and compressing data, Parstream uniquely combines three core features: Analyzing billions of records in sub seconds, continuous fast import with up to 1 million rec/s and a flexible, interactive analytics engine with a SQL interface.”

DK Panda Presents: Big Data – Hadoop and Memcached

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“As InfiniBand is getting used in scientific computing environments, there is a big demand to harness its benefits for enterprise environments for handling big data and analytics. This talk will focus on high-performance and scalable designs of Hadoop using native RDMA support of InfiniBand and RoCE. Designs for various components in Hadoop (such as HDFS, MapReduce, RPC, and HBASE) and their benefits based on the RDMA package for Apache Hadoop will be presented. RDMA-based design for scalable Memcached (used in Web 2.0) and the associated benefits will be presented.”

Interview: NetApp and Policy-Based Data Management for the Enterprise

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“Key industries including healthcare, retail, telecommunication, media and entertainment, financial services and the government leverage NetApp solutions to manage large amounts of content, expand technology infrastructures without disrupting operations, and improve data-intensive workflows.”

Experfy Launches Data Science Marketplace

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Experfy, based at the Harvard Innovation Lab, announced that it has launched a paradigm-changing, online marketplace that will allow industry leaders to solve their Big Data talent needs. Enterprises now have a central platform for on-demand hiring of vetted experts with algorithmic skills and domain knowledge, primarily for short-term projects related to data, analytics and business intelligence.

Interview: A3CUBE Sets Sights on the Emerging Arena of High Performance Data

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“Our architecture permits tens of thousands of SSDs to be connected together and accessed in a parallel and concurrent way using direct mapping of memory accesses from a local machine to the I/O bus and memory of a remote machine. This feature allows for data transmission between local and remote system memories without the use of operating system services. It also enables a unique linear scalability of SSDs bandwidth and IOPS and consequently allows computation and data access to scale together linearly. This totally eliminates the bottleneck in bandwidth or IOPS and provides optimal dimensions of performance, capacity, and computation with an unmatched flexibility at a fraction of the costs.”

Demo: MapD Wins the Day with GPUs for Big Data at GTC 2014

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In this video from GTC 2014, Todd Mostak from MapD demonstrates the company’s GPU-powered in-memory relational database software for Big Data. The Cambridge, Mass., based startup has built a high-speed GPU in-memory database that brings interactivity to big data. It can, for example, track more than a billion tweets worldwide at a time – and provide real-time visual analysis of the data. MapD was also announced as the winner of the GPU Technology Conference’s Early Stage Challenge this year, and they will be coming home with a cool $100,000 check.

Interview: Nexenta Seeks to Do Away with MESS

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“Software defined storage is a fundamental component of software defined data centers – the next step in the evolution of virtualization and cloud computing. In its simplest form, Software Defined Storage is about leveraging software only solutions to address storage challenges, from vendor lock-in, cost, performance, security, scale and manageability. A complete SDS portfolio enables customers to both optimize existing infrastructure and fully replace legacy configurations with industry standard hardware powered by software.”

Interview: Meyar Sheik of Certona

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Always on the look-out for new offerings in the customer profiling and personalization space, I was able to catch up with Meyar Sheik, CEO and co-founder of Certona to talk about his company. Meyar has been a web analytics pioneer since 2000 and founded Certona with a team of predictive analytics experts to improve real-time behavioral targeting and personalization.