SGI’s New German Subsidiary is an SAP Center of Excellence

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Today SGI announced that the company has opened a new subsidiary called SGI GmbH that will operate as an SAP Center of Excellence in Heidelberg, Germany as part of a strategic move to more closely support SAP business initiatives.

Metanautix Comes Out of Stealth to ­Simplify the Data Supply Chain

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Metanautix, a big data analytics company focused on simplifying the data supply chain, has announced that it has partnered with Sequoia Capital for a $7 million Series A financing round.

HAMR – Beyond MapReduce

ET International, Inc. (ETI) has announced that a beta version of HAMR is available for testing. After an extensive period of collaborative R&D and private testing, its big data analytics framework HAMR is now available for market-wide testing by developers and data scientists.

Cisco Systems Releases UCS Big Data CVD Based on Ubuntu OpenStack

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Ubuntu OpenStack continues to be the “go to” platform for enterprise scale out solutions, as Cisco releases its latest CVD (Cisco Validated Design), Hadoop as a Service (HaaS) with Cisco UCS Common Platform Architecture (CPA v2) for Big Data and OpenStack .

Gartner’s 2014 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

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The Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies just hit the streets! This guide to the industry’s pulse is a good way to balance the hype with reality. As you’ll note in the chart below, big data is entering the Trough of Disillusionment.

SAS Drives Analytics Into the Cloud with Amazon Web Services

SAS is using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help organizations improve business functions by creating flexible, scalable, analytics-driven cloud applications.

Sponsored Post: Intel Enterprise Edition Software for Lustre

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Intel Enterprise Edition Software for Lustre can transform vast amounts of data into data-driven decisions. And using the software with Hadoop makes storage management simpler with single Lustre file systems rather than partitioned, hard-to-manage storage.

ExtraHop Introduces Open Data Stream Technology

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ExtraHop Networks, the global leader in real-time wire data analytics for IT operational intelligence, has announced Open Data Stream for MongoDB and Open Data Stream for Elasticsearch.

Databricks Cloud Announcement and Demo at Spark Summit 2014

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Coming to us from the recent Spark Summit 2014, here is a compelling presentation by Databricks CEO Ion Stoica that sets the stage for Spark’s continued advance in the big data ecosystem. The Databricks Cloud provides the full power of Spark, in the cloud, plus a powerful set of features for exploring and visualization your data, as well as writing and deploying production data products.

Sibyl: A System for Large Scale Machine Learning at Google

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Sibyl is an important research project underway at Google that implements machine learning primitives at scale and is widely used within Google. Large scale machine learning is playing an increasingly important role in improving the quality and monetization of Internet properties.