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.

GoGrid joins Equinix Cloud Exchange

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Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that GoGrid, a leader in cloud and Open Data Services featuring purpose-built infrastructure for Big Data, has joined the Equinix Cloud Exchange™.

Hadoop Summit 2014 – San Jose

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Hortonworks and Yahoo! are pleased to host the 7th Annual Hadoop Summit, the leading conference for the Apache Hadoop community. This event, expanded now to three days, June 3-5, will feature many of the Apache Hadoop thought leaders who will showcase successful Hadoop use cases, share development and administration tips and tricks, and educate organizations about how best to leverage Apache Hadoop as a key component in their enterprise data architecture.

Top News Organizations Compete Using Innovative Big Data Tools

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The Global Editors Network (GEN), Reuters, and Cxense have brought together some of the best digital news pioneers to develop innovative solutions for their websites to optimize reader loyalty. The competition, Editors Lab Reuters Hackdays, will take place May 30-31 at Reuters Headquarters, 3 Times Square, New York, NY.

Big Data and Sustainability

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The recent Big Ideas for Sustainable Prosperity research conference brought together some of the world’s preeminent environment & economy thinkers for a two day conference to share knowledge and think big about Policy Innovation for Greening Growth. In the video presentation below, Dr. Matthew E. Kahn argues that the combination of Big Data and field experiments can sharply improve urban quality of life.

2014 Data Scientist Salary Survey

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An important new research study was recently released that well-serves the needs of the data science professional community – the Burtch Works Study: Data Science Professionals Report. The free report includes a complete overview of the data science profession.

Big Data Analytics, Big Benefits for Healthcare

Federal agencies have great expectations for how big data analytics can improve healthcare, but are they doing enough to prepare to take advantage of big data? A MeritTalk survey of 150 federal executives involved in healthcare or healthcare research reveals that 62% of those surveyed believe that big data will significantly improve patient outcomes for the Veterans Administration and those receiving military health services.

Groupon Expands Teradata System to Power Analytics

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Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC), the analytic data platforms, marketing applications and services company, has indicated that Groupon, a global leader of local commerce known for its website featuring discount coupons usable at local or national companies, has expanded its Teradata Data Appliance-based Data Warehouse to accommodate rapid business growth as well as a rising demand for deeper detail in analytics-driven intelligence.