Leaving Data on the Table: Data Scientists Reveal Obstacles to Big Data

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The huge volume of Big Data produced by sensors, genomic sequencers, electronic exchanges, and connected devices continues to generate headlines but it’s the diverse types of data, not the volume, that’s a bigger challenge to data scientists and is causing them to “leave data on the table.”

Dataguise Announces New Solution for Big Data Governance

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Dataguise®, a leading provider of data-centric security solutions for Big Data Protection, has announced at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit the immediate availability of the Dataguise for Data Governance™ suite, a solution suite for Big Data Governance. Dataguise for Data Governance enables organizations to easily declare policies, discover sensitive data, view and track entitlements, and audit access to sensitive data – automated across transactional databases, data warehouses, file shares, Apache Hadoop, and other Big Data sources.

GridGain Adds New Level of Security to In-Memory Computing Platform

GridGain™ Systems, provider of the leading open source In-Memory Computing (IMC) Platform, announced that it has enhanced the security features on the latest version of its Enterprise Edition product to enable full visibility into all data access points across its platform, and now offers security audit, advanced authentication and fine grained authorization.

GigaSpaces and SanDisk Partner for Real-Time Analytics and In-Memory Computing Applications

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GigaSpaces Technologies, a provider of in-memory computing and cloud orchestration technologies, and SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, has announced a strategic partnership to deliver a new solution that enables customers to obtain the full performance, scalability and cost benefits of flash storage.

Big Data Camp 2014 in Review

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It was Saturday, June 14 and I was up at the crack of dawn (which is quite an achievement for a late night data hacker like me) to get over to the Big Data Camp 2014 happening at the DirectTV campus in beautiful El Segundo, Calif. (actually a spartan industrial area just south of LAX). I was anticipating a great day of big data technology focusing on three advertised session tracks: Data Science, Hadoop, and NoSQL.

Birst Brings Enterprise-Caliber Cloud BI to SAP HANA Customers

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Birst, a leader in Cloud BI, today announced Birst for SAP HANA to empower organizations to take advantage of Birst’s enterprise-caliber analytics capabilities on top of the latest in-memory technology from SAP.

Big Data Survey Finds 75% of Businesses Yet to Reach Production

Seventy-five percent of businesses have yet to successfully deploy big data analytics solutions to gain business-impacting insights, despite 65 percent increasing their investment in analytic services and technologies in 2014. These findings are part of “Analytics 2014,” Lavastorm’s second annual survey on analytic usage, trends, and future initiatives.

Interview: Mellanox Covers Exascale Computing, the Cloud and Big Data

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“With a novel data analytics approach, Mellanox is providing double performance to data Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) solutions based on Hadoop Map Reduce. The code to enable such performance gains is part of the Hadoop community code. With acceleration of the networking stack, Mellanox is quadrupling the number of clients served on a single Memcached server, a dominating key-value caching service for large scale web applications.”

SGI to Preview In-Memory Appliance at SAPPHIRE® NOW

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SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a trusted leader in high performance computing and Big Data and an SAP global technology partner, previewed a single-node appliance at the SAPPHIRE® NOW conference being held June 3-5 in Orlando, Florida.

Free Conference – Big Data Camp 2014

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Feeling left out because your boss wouldn’t let you attend the Hadoop Summit 2014 happening this week? Not to worry! Here’s a free alternative, especially attractive if you happen to live/work in Los Angeles. The Big Data Camp LA 2014 is a free, all-day conference on Saturday, June 14 hosted at the DirectTV campus near LAX.