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Tech bubble is quietly bursting with overvalued ‘unicorn’ startups

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Tech bubble is quietly bursting with overvalued ‘unicorn’ startups

- Here’s a real world experiment to try: Ask 100 people on the street about Cloudera; I bet you’ll get 100 blank stares. (Unless that street is in the Bay Area.) However unknown Cloudera is to the public, the software company that helps corporations wrangle their digital data achieved an ignominious Silicon Valley milestone. It was the first “unicorn” — a tech startup valued at $1 billion or more — that went public at a valuation significantly below its worth as a private company

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Why investors are paying a premium for Cloudera over its top rival

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Why investors are paying a premium for Cloudera over its top rival

- Even though Cloudera's valuation took a hit in its IPO, investors are paying a big premium to own shares of the software developer. Cloudera jumped 21 percent in its stock market debut on Friday to $18.10, giving the company a market capitalization of $2.3 billion. It's trading at nine times 2016 revenue, almost triple the price-to-sales ratio for rival Hortonworks. The explosion of online video, social networking and mobile communications have left corporations swamped with data that their legacy machines aren't equipped to handle and their old software was never designed to analyze

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Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

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Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

- The Hadoop dream of unifying data and compute in a distributed manner has all but failed in a smoking heap of cost and complexity, according to technology experts and executives who spoke to Datanami. “I can’t find a happy Hadoop customer. It’s sort of as simple as that,” says Bob Muglia, CEO of Snowflake Computing, which develops and runs a cloud-based relational data warehouse offering

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A political scientist explains how big data is transforming politics

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A political scientist explains how big data is transforming politics

- “Big data revolutionized the way American politicians win elections. In the process, it broke American politics.” This was the central claim in a recent column by NBC’s Chuck Todd and Carrie Dann. The argument is simple enough: Politics “broke” because the system is paralyzed by polarization, and it’s paralyzed by polarization because technology and demographic data have made it easier (and less risky) for campaigns to target their base instead of appealing to a broad swath of voters

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When the Big Lie Meets Big Data

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When the Big Lie Meets Big Data

- Joseph Goebbels said “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” In the era of big data, however, numerous smaller lies, guided by machine learning, may be more effective than a few big lies. And even the literal truth seasoned with innuendo will do. Studies show that the salient concept in a statement can persist and dominate the literal truth

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U.S. Chief Data Officer: 'Time is Now' For Technologists to Jump into Public Service

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U.S. Chief Data Officer: 'Time is Now' For Technologists to Jump into Public Service

- Data is one commonality all today’s emerging technologies and levels of society share. Cloud computing, the internet of things, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, complex analytics and other new technologies all involve the storage, sorting, sharing, manipulating and analyzing data. People are the largest producers of it. The Obama administration was acutely aware of this fact, more data and launching like the, and. » Get the best federal technology news and

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High-Tech Innovation Is Happening in More Places Than You Think

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High-Tech Innovation Is Happening in More Places Than You Think

- The high-tech economy is widely dispersed across all 435 U.S. congressional districts, not simply limited to a few regional innovation hubs, according to a . About 30,000 people on average per congressional district are employed by the sector, according to the “High-Tech Nation” report, and 75 percent of districts have 1,000 or more patent filers. Federal research funding, to the tune of $50 million, went to more than half of

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The Apps They Carried: Software, Big Data and the Fight for Mosul

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The Apps They Carried: Software, Big Data and the Fight for Mosul

- As Iraqi troops and their U.S. and coalition supporters move on ISIS-held Mosul, they can expect to face homemade bombs and booby traps. But they will have something U.S. troops patrolling the country’s second-largest city in 2007 did not have: new big-data tools to help detect and defeat IEDs. Many of these tools take the form of data analysis and visualization apps to help deployed forces instantly access information

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The Cost of Electronic Access to US Court Filings Is Facing a Major Legal Test of Its Own

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The Cost of Electronic Access to US Court Filings Is Facing a Major Legal Test of Its Own

- The 10 cents a page that most people are charged to view documents in , an online database of papers filed by litigants in the U.S. federal courts, doesn’t sound like much. But critics of the setup say this cost is just the beginning. Pacer, which stands for Public Access to Court Electronic Records, is a clunky system that doesn’t allow users to search for court papers by their content

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Helping Smart Cites Harness Big Data

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Helping Smart Cites Harness Big Data

- Harnessing the power of open data is key to developing the smart cities of the future. But not all governments have the capacity—be that funding or human capital—to collect all the necessary information and turn it into a tool. That’s where Mapbox comes in. Mapbox offers open-source mapping platforms, and is no stranger to turning complex data into visualizations cities can use, whether it’s mapping traffic fatalities in the U.S.

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Gen Weather Satellite Gets Launch Date

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Gen Weather Satellite Gets Launch Date

- After what amounted to a year’s worth of delays, the U.S. government will finally launch the first of an $11 billion next-generation constellation of weather satellites on Nov. 4 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the launch of the first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-R) that helped land NOAA’s environmental satellite programs on the . » Get the best federal technology news and ideas delivered

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Federal Government Finds Few Buyers for Its Paywalled Immigration Data

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Federal Government Finds Few Buyers for Its Paywalled Immigration Data

- The U.S. government says it doesn’t want to release data about who’s entering the country because it charges for that information. But no one has purchased access to the databases in more than two years, records reveal. I’m suing for the data in question, which include anonymous immigration records and statistics about international air travelers. The databases would add a lot of information to the debate over U.S. immigration policy

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Facebook’s Terrifying Internet Drone Has Made its Maiden Voyage

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Facebook’s Terrifying Internet Drone Has Made its Maiden Voyage

- Facebook wants to bring internet to the most remote parts of the world, and the first part of its plan to do so has taken flight. A massive, foreboding wing-shaped drone, nicknamed Project Aquila, recently completed its first test flight in Arizona, Facebook . Nearly a year ago, Facebook said it would test its drone somewhere in the US, but has yet to confirm where. The team had been testing

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Big Data Maps India's Human Traffic Hot Spots
Big Data Maps India's Human Traffic Hot Spots NEW DELHI — An Indian charity is using big data to pinpoint human trafficking hot spots in a bid to prevent vulnerable women and girls vanishing from high-risk villages into the sex trade. My Choices Foundation uses specially designed technology to identify those villages that are most at risk of modern slavery, then launches local campaigns to sound the alarm. "The general Indian public is still largely unaware that trafficking exists, and most parents have no idea that their children are actually being sold into slavery," said Elca Grobler, the founder of My Choices Foundation   Read More ...
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29 big data unicorn startups in China: report
China has 29 big data "unicorn" firms and 54 future unicorn firms, according to a report on China's unicorn firms development. The big data unicorn firm refer to a startup whose market value surpasses 1 billion U.S. dollars within a decade of setting up. Future unicorn firms are those valued over 100 million dollars each within five years or over 500 million dollars each between five and 10 years   Read More ...
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The best-selling SodaStream is 38% off on Amazon right now
The best-selling SodaStream is 38% off on Amazon right now What could be better than on-demand sparkling water? Not much, in my opinion. And right now, you can buy your own SodaStream Source Sparkling Water Maker Starter Kit on Amazon for $61.99. Not only is the kit on sale for $76.99 (down from $99.99), but there’s a $15 coupon to help you save even more! This SodaStream is a real game changer when it comes to your drink options at home   Read More ...
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Falcon Computing Finds $8M For Big Data Acceleration - socaltech.com
Falcon Computing Solutions, a developer of software specifically aimed at accelerating big-data applications with hardware--including both GPUs and FPGAs--has raised $8M in a funding round. The company, which has offices in Los Angeles but recently set up a headquarters in Santa Clara, said the funding was led by Intel Capital, and also included Baidu Ventures, Clear Ventures, SV Tech Ventures and Sierra Ventures   Read More ...
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Tech bubble is quietly bursting with overvalued ‘unicorn’ startups
Tech bubble is quietly bursting with overvalued ‘unicorn’ startups Here’s a real world experiment to try: Ask 100 people on the street about Cloudera; I bet you’ll get 100 blank stares. (Unless that street is in the Bay Area.) However unknown Cloudera is to the public, the software company that helps corporations wrangle their digital data achieved an ignominious Silicon Valley milestone. It was the first “unicorn” — a tech startup valued at $1 billion or more — that went public at a valuation significantly below its worth as a private company   Read More ...
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CFA Institute mulls adding 'big data' to financial analyst exam
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Why investors are paying a premium for Cloudera over its top rival
Why investors are paying a premium for Cloudera over its top rival Even though Cloudera's valuation took a hit in its IPO, investors are paying a big premium to own shares of the software developer. Cloudera jumped 21 percent in its stock market debut on Friday to $18.10, giving the company a market capitalization of $2.3 billion. It's trading at nine times 2016 revenue, almost triple the price-to-sales ratio for rival Hortonworks. The explosion of online video, social networking and mobile communications have left corporations swamped with data that their legacy machines aren't equipped to handle and their old software was never designed to analyze   Read More ...
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Software Defined Talk: Akamai, Cloudera, and Amazon’s Partnership with the NFL
Software Defined Talk: Akamai, Cloudera, and Amazon’s Partnership with the NFL Having something to sell is always key to a profitable business. In this 92nd episode of the Software Defined Talk podcast, we explore this life-hack of the business world in discussions about Amazon’s licensing of the U.S. National Football League’s Thursday night football for live-streaming. There’s also some brief talk of Akamai buying Soasta, Cloudera filing to IPO, and the lost dichotomy of agent/agentless   Read More ...
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Intel's big stake in IPO prospect Cloudera has some strange provisions
Intel's big stake in IPO prospect Cloudera has some strange provisions Intel is the biggest stakeholder in Cloudera ahead of the software developer's IPO, thanks to a $740 million bet the chipmaker placed in 2014. That stake, which valued Cloudera at a whopping $4.1 billion, carries with it some awkward provisions, as laid out in Cloudera's IPO prospectus on Friday. In the filing, Intel is listed as owning 22 percent of the company before the offering   Read More ...
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Tech company Cloudera files for IPO, looks to raise up to $200 million
Tech company Cloudera files for IPO, looks to raise up to $200 million Technology firm Cloudera filed for its public offering on Friday amid a revival in the IPO market. The firm will list on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CLDR, according to regulatory filings. The company is growing its sales and shrinking its losses, though it still lost $187.32 million last year amid "significant investments in research and development" and outlays for sales and marketing   Read More ...
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Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say
Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say The Hadoop dream of unifying data and compute in a distributed manner has all but failed in a smoking heap of cost and complexity, according to technology experts and executives who spoke to Datanami. “I can’t find a happy Hadoop customer. It’s sort of as simple as that,” says Bob Muglia, CEO of Snowflake Computing, which develops and runs a cloud-based relational data warehouse offering   Read More ...
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A political scientist explains how big data is transforming politics
A political scientist explains how big data is transforming politics “Big data revolutionized the way American politicians win elections. In the process, it broke American politics.” This was the central claim in a recent column by NBC’s Chuck Todd and Carrie Dann. The argument is simple enough: Politics “broke” because the system is paralyzed by polarization, and it’s paralyzed by polarization because technology and demographic data have made it easier (and less risky) for campaigns to target their base instead of appealing to a broad swath of voters   Read More ...
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When the Big Lie Meets Big Data
When the Big Lie Meets Big Data Joseph Goebbels said “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” In the era of big data, however, numerous smaller lies, guided by machine learning, may be more effective than a few big lies. And even the literal truth seasoned with innuendo will do. Studies show that the salient concept in a statement can persist and dominate the literal truth   Read More ...
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Millisecond Analysis of 1.2B Taxi Rides Show Xeon Phi’s Big Data, IoT Power
Millisecond Analysis of 1.2B Taxi Rides Show Xeon Phi’s Big Data, IoT Power High-speed, high-end financial analytics database vendor sucks 200GB of taxi data into high-performing memory, spits out query results in milliseconds that would take minutes on traditional big-data hardware. At a recent supercomputing conference, high-end financial-industry analytics vendor Kx Systems was able to get responses back in milliseconds from queries on a database with records of 1.2 billion New York City taxi rides. The application, ginned up for the SC’16 supercomputing   Read More ...
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Nate Silver’s Lessons for Big Data from the Unpredicted Trump Victory
Nate Silver’s Lessons for Big Data from the Unpredicted Trump Victory Four years ago, Nate Silver, data analyst extraordinaire and editor-in-chief at fivethirtyeight.com wrote a book subtitled Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don’t. It explains why predictive analytics fail so often, and according to the book jacket, “what happens when Big Data meets human nature.” Silver went on to correctly predict every election result for the past four years. Until this past November. The surprise victory of U.S.   Read More ...
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Alibaba, Louis Vuitton, Samsung and others tackle fake goods with big data
Alibaba, Louis Vuitton, Samsung and others tackle fake goods with big data Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has partnered with international brands including Louis Vuitton, Swarovski and Samsung to launch a "Big Data Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance" this week. Alibaba will provide brands that sell products on its website with technology to help them identify and remove fake goods, while companies in the alliance will provide intellectual property (IP) expertise. Alibaba claims to have removed 380 million online listings in the 12 months to August   Read More ...
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AI – The Next HPC Workload
AI – The Next HPC Workload “From new cloud offerings on AWS and Azure, to Summit and Sierra, the 150+ PF supercomputers being built by the US in 2017, new AI workloads are driving the rapid growth of GPU accelerated HPC systems. For years, HPC simulations have generated ever increasing amounts of big data, a trend further accelerated by GPU computing. With GPU Deep Learning and other AI approaches, a larger amount of big data than   Read More ...
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China aims high in big data industry
China aims to more than triple the scale of its big data industry by 2020 in a bid to foster new economic drivers, according to a government plan released Tuesday. The country's big data industry should increase its annual sales to 1 trillion yuan (145 billion U.S. dollars) by 2020 from an estimated 280 billion yuan in 2015, said the plan released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology   Read More ...
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6 big data trends to watch in 2017
6 big data trends to watch in 2017 Major strides were made in big data and analytics in 2016, and companies will expect even more from those types of projects in 2017. So, what big data and analytics trends are on tap for 2017 that CIOs and big data project managers should be aware of? Here are six of them. 1: Movement to the cloud Small and midsize companies and even large enterprises are mapping strategies that take   Read More ...
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EU financial regulators say more rules may be needed for Big Data
EU financial regulators say more rules may be needed for Big Data LONDON Additional rules may be needed to monitor growth in Big Data, or collection of high volumes of information, which could pose security, privacy and accountability risks, European Union regulators said on Monday. Entire business sectors are being reshaped by building on data analytics and Big Data has the capability to transform the way products and services are provided, Gabriel Bernardino, chairman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority,   Read More ...
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EU financial regulators say more rules may be needed for Big Data
EU financial regulators say more rules may be needed for Big Data By Huw Jones. LONDON (Reuters) - Additional rules may be needed to monitor growth in Big Data, or collection of high volumes of information, which could pose security, privacy and accountability risks, European Union regulators said on Monday. Entire business sectors are being reshaped by building on data analytics and Big Data has the capability to transform the way products and services are provided, Gabriel Bernardino, chairman of the European   Read More ...
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Social Media Analytics Outperformed the Pollsters
Social Media Analytics Outperformed the Pollsters Click here to learn more about author Mark Green. Social Media Analytics Outperformed the Pollsters in the Presidential Election. By Mark Green, COO of 4C () The polls have been proven wrong twice in 2016 – first in the Brexit vote, and more recently in the U.S. Presidential Election, the two most closely watched and hotly contested political events this year. Yet, our 4C analysis of social media engagement identified   Read More ...
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Spotlight on Economics: What is big data in the context of agriculture?
Spotlight on Economics: What is big data in the context of agriculture? In recent years, there has been much buzz around the term “big data,” and most of the time, the term has been used loosely in the media. The increase in the amount of data created, collected and stored in the past decade has been astronomical. In 2000, only 25 percent of all the world’s stored information was digital, whereas 98 percent is digital today. Today, more than 30,000 gigabytes of   Read More ...
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Avnet Introduces New Partner Programs for the Avnet Cloud Marketplace
Avnet Introduces New Partner Programs for the Avnet Cloud Marketplace A new states, “., a leading global technology distributor, today announced the addition of two new partner programs to the award-winning Avnet Cloud Marketplace. The new programs align with Avnet’s strategy to provide partners with a one-stop shop for cloud solutions from leading cloud service providers, along with flexible payment models and a powerful cloud management toolset. The new partner programs are designed to help partners in the U.S. and   Read More ...
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Neither an Echo nor a Form of Confirmation Bias
Neither an Echo nor a Form of Confirmation Bias In the aftermath of the U.S. presidential election, and amidst cries about “the day data died,” it is fitting to respond to the purported demise of data and questions about the value of this subject in general. Let me, then, state at the outset that data are alive and well: It is the interpretation of data – selective by many and prejudicial by many more – that makes it seem   Read More ...
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How Software and Big Data are Changing Manufacturing in the United States
How Software and Big Data are Changing Manufacturing in the United States According to a recent out of Ohio University, “With the increased use and capabilities of big data and software, many businesses are finding their operational models are shifting. As such, many industries have needed to adapt or change to ensure they keep pace with the evolution of progress. One of the industries that is changing in more ways than one here in the US is the manufacturing sector. To learn   Read More ...
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U.S. Chief Data Officer: 'Time is Now' For Technologists to Jump into Public Service
U.S. Chief Data Officer: 'Time is Now' For Technologists to Jump into Public Service Data is one commonality all today’s emerging technologies and levels of society share. Cloud computing, the internet of things, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, complex analytics and other new technologies all involve the storage, sorting, sharing, manipulating and analyzing data. People are the largest producers of it. The Obama administration was acutely aware of this fact, more data and launching like the, and. » Get the best federal technology news and   Read More ...
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High-Tech Innovation Is Happening in More Places Than You Think
High-Tech Innovation Is Happening in More Places Than You Think The high-tech economy is widely dispersed across all 435 U.S. congressional districts, not simply limited to a few regional innovation hubs, according to a . About 30,000 people on average per congressional district are employed by the sector, according to the “High-Tech Nation” report, and 75 percent of districts have 1,000 or more patent filers. Federal research funding, to the tune of $50 million, went to more than half of   Read More ...
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5 architectural principles for building big data systems on AWS
5 architectural principles for building big data systems on AWS If your company is looking to make a bet on big data in the cloud, follow these best practices to find out what technologies will be best for your AWS deployment.   Read More ...
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Big data mounts in state to boost college-grad rate
Big data has made its way into higher education. Industries ranging from consumer marketing to government intelligence and crime analysis have used the large swaths of personal information for years. Now higher-education leaders have turned to those data sets to tell them something more about their student body. For years, colleges and universities have collected information from students and student groups in areas including enrollment, retention, financial-aid awards and graduation,   Read More ...
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Federal Cloud and Big Data Spending Poised to Nearly Double between 2016 and 2021, According to Deltek
HERNDON, Va., Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to 's new GovWin IQ report Federal Priorities: Cloud, Big Data, Mobility, and Data Centers, 2016-2021, cloud computing and big data represent areas of future growth within federal agencies' budgets. Federal cloud computing investments are poised to grow from $3.1 billion in FY 2016 to $6.4 billion in FY 2021. During the same timeframe, agency spending on big data products and services   Read More ...
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CoreSite Achieves Advanced Technology Partner Status in the AWS Partner Network
CoreSite Achieves Advanced Technology Partner Status in the AWS Partner Network According to a new out of the company, “CoreSite Realty Corporation, a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance and solutions across the U.S., today announced it has achieved Advanced Technology Partner status in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). CoreSite is one of the first data center providers to achieve this designation from AWS, further validating the strength of its secure and reliable cloud solutions. The APN is   Read More ...
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The battle for Apache Cassandra highlights major problem with open source projects
The battle for Apache Cassandra highlights major problem with open source projects Developers prefer Apache-licensed software, but the companies involved in Apache Software Foundation (ASF) projects should tread carefully. While it's great to be associated with the the Apache brand, the ASF can seem like "Conan the Barbarian" to project leads who don't abide by . That's one lesson to take from the fracas between the ASF and DataStax, the principal developer of the popular Cassandra database. Last week, DataStax that it   Read More ...
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Ace Computers Partners with Leading Research Institute for Deep Learning Workstations
Ace Computers Partners with Leading Research Institute for Deep Learning Workstations A recent out of the company reports, “Ace Computers just announced that they are providing Deep Learning workstations to a major U.S. research institution involved in leading-edge robotics and computational perception research. Ace Computers CEO John Samborski said, ‘This client has purchased a significant amount of equipment from us over the years—mostly workstations, servers, and storage—for a range of applications such as engineering, physics, biology, nanotechnology, and deep learning. They   Read More ...
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79% of US Consumers Want “Artificial Intelligence” to Know the Limits
79% of US Consumers Want “Artificial Intelligence” to Know the Limits A recent reports, “Ahead of the opening of the world’s largest international trade fair for the electronics industry in Munich, Electronica reveals its trend index 2020, an international survey highlighting how people see their future lives with electronic devices. In the US, 1,000 consumers took part in the survey, which indicates strongly that artificial intelligence should not replace thinking. 79% of US people like the idea of artificial intelligence in   Read More ...
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How Agency Data Turned into 3-D Maps of the Oceans
How Agency Data Turned into 3-D Maps of the Oceans Oceans cover more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, yet the world’s marine ecosystems are far less understood by scientists—as are the impacts of climate change upon them—than the land masses on which we live. A new big data effort led by the U.S. Geological Survey and Esri aims to change that, by creating 3-D maps that fuse global geospatial and climatology data with information from 52 million ocean   Read More ...
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ITA IoT Council Releases Second Edition of Internet of Things Inventory
ITA IoT Council Releases Second Edition of Internet of Things Inventory A recent out of the organization reports, “The (ITA) today announced the release of the second edition of the : the report that catalogs and categorizes Internet of Things (IoT) companies in the Midwest. The Inventory was created by the to formalize and visualize IoT’s expanding presence in the Midwest. The revised version of the Inventory includes 90 companies that have established a clear commitment to creating, selling or implementing   Read More ...
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Microsoft's Hadoop-friendly Azure Data Lake will be generally available in weeks
Microsoft's Hadoop-friendly Azure Data Lake will be generally available in weeks Microsoft is only a few weeks away from making its cloud-based big data analytics Azure Data Lake generally available. Azure Data Lake, described by Microsoft as a "hyperscale repository for big data analytic workloads in the cloud", has three main components, Azure Data Lake Analytics, Azure Data Lake Store and U-SQL. Data is held in the Hadoop Distributed File System-compatible Azure Data Lake Store and processed using Azure Data Lake   Read More ...
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88% of Employees Lack the Awareness Needed to Prevent Common Cyber Incidents
88% of Employees Lack the Awareness Needed to Prevent Common Cyber Incidents According to a recent , “The results of a new survey testing employee data privacy and cybersecurity knowledge reveal that 88 percent lack the awareness to stop preventable cyber incidents. MediaPro, , surveyed more than 1,000 employees across the U.S. to quantify the current state of privacy and security awareness. The 2016 State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report revealed employee knowledge trends across eight risk domains, ranging from working   Read More ...
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