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Data proximity is driving analytics to the cloud

Unique, new types of datasets are forcing companies to investigate cloud-powered analytics to tap into data that can steer a company’s direction and its decision making.   These datasets have challenging characteristics that require moving the analytics platform and not the data that should be mined. A few months ago, I was part of a […]

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Teradata brings new analytics capabilities to Amazon Web Services

Teradata has announced that it is bringing its Teradata Database data warehousing and analytics platform to the public cloud on Amazon Web Services.  The move is a direct reaction to customer requests to bring the analytics platform to the cloud of their choice and provides customers with the option to adopt Teradata’s analytics services in […]

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Sustainability takes stage at HP Discovery

HP announced its Earth Insight project, this morning, in conjunction with Conservation International during a press conference at  HP Discover in Barcelona.  HP Earth Insights is an initiative based on HP’s Vertica software that has created the Wildlife Picture Index (WPI) Analytics System.  The WPI Analytics System interprets mass amount of photos the Conservation International’s Tropical […]

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HP shares Big Data directions

A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a Big Data briefing from HP Chief Technologist for Data Management, Greg Battas.  Battas is part of the newly formed Converged Systems group in HP.  He was a pioneer of Very Large Databases (VLDBs) and analytics in the telecom industry who has worked in business […]

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HP and chipmakers exploring use of specialized dark silicon for improved performance and efficiency

I love when a briefing or conference call sends me searching for a new term I don’t recognize.  I had that happen during an HP briefing with Greg Battas about Big Data last month.  It was the first time I had heard of the concept of Dark Silicon, where there are more transistors on a chip […]

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