Big data machine learning and AI
- March 04, 2020
Microsoft Azure's HDInsight has a new, company-backed distribution of Hadoop, which should reassure customers interested in hybrid big data deployments.
- June 14, 2019
Microsoft AI Builder empowers nonprogrammers to incorporate AI as they build applications using low-code/no-code platforms.
- March 29, 2019
Google Cloud wants to tap Teradata and Netezza's installed base with a new migration service for BigQuery. It may appeal most to new or smaller deployments.
- February 28, 2019
TaylorMade Golf's move to Oracle's cloud data warehouse has produced major performance improvements, but other important Oracle workloads will remain on premises for now.
- February 20, 2019
Google Cloud will acquire Israeli startup Alooma in a bid to add to its data migration portfolio. The move follows last year's acquisition of cloud migration vendor Velostrata.
- February 08, 2019
Google Cloud Platform's Asylo open source project could one day boost confidential computing efforts, but for now it mainly serves to boost Google's security bona fides.
- September 24, 2018
Microsoft's showcase of Azure-based offerings asserts the cloud at the heart of the company's future, and further cements its position against cloud archrival AWS.
- August 31, 2018
VMware expanded its footprint in cloud management when it acquired CloudHealth Technologies. CloudHealth CTO Joe Kinsella observed the market changes that call for a complex management portfolio.
- June 20, 2018
IoT sensors can produce seemingly endless streams of data, so users must beware how much to send back to the cloud to avoid jaw-dropping monthly bills.
- May 18, 2018
Google Cloud analytics tools are well-regarded for their technology, but not necessarily for their ease of use. Google's acquisition of Cask Data could solve that shortcoming.
- March 23, 2018
Google Cloud Platform upgrades provide deeper protection and visibility for enterprise assets in the cloud, as organizations increasingly mull multi-cloud options.
- March 22, 2018
IBM Research's Geoscope service targets developers who build complex applications that require data from large, disparate geospatial-temporal data sets.
- February 26, 2018
AI cloud services have emerged as yet another battleground for the hyperscale providers, as they entice data scientists and developers to train their models on their platforms.
- December 07, 2017
While it's still early days for adoption, IT pros say AI-powered cloud management tools reduce a lot of the grunt work associated with performance and root-cause analysis.
- October 25, 2017
Gluon, a new open source interface from Microsoft and Amazon, seeks to simplify machine learning in the cloud, as vendors court more of these workloads for their platforms.
- October 24, 2017
Employing the power of the Azure cloud platform, Stack Overflow has created a Microsoft AI-based chatbot to provide developers with coding assistance.
- October 19, 2017
To enable developers to build artificial intelligence-infused applications, Microsoft has delivered a series of new tools for creating AI services on its Azure cloud.
- August 30, 2017
A new IBM hardware-oriented cloud infrastructure aims to deliver more competitive cloud-based services, as the company races to catch market rivals.
- June 08, 2017
Cloud data warehouses let enterprises dream big about emulating web-scale success, but their ambitions outpace reality, as they struggle to manage disparate environments.
- April 06, 2017
Knowing when industrial equipment will break down avoids unscheduled downtime and emergency service calls. It's cognitive predictive maintenance technology, and Progress is all-in.
- February 21, 2017
With the popularity of chatbots comes a flurry of competing application frameworks. Oracle believes adhering to industry standards will prevent fragmentation and incompatibility.
- January 26, 2017
Luminoso analytics predicted 'Jackie' would garner a best-picture Oscar nod. It didn't. Understanding why is a good lesson for application developers and corporate decision-makers.
- December 29, 2016
Google bet big in 2016 on machine learning and data analytics as differentiators for its cloud platform to make a stronger case to enterprise customers.
- October 12, 2016
Cloud-based data science is about more than data. Success demands curiosity, fearlessness, a desire to dig deep for answers, and a penchant for telling stories.
- September 01, 2016
Data scientists need to add new tech skills and business savvy to their bags of tricks. Next up are machine learning and recommendation engines.
- August 22, 2016
There's more to a good data scientist than just data science education. It takes curiosity, persistence, business savvy and a good working partnership with app developers.
- August 19, 2016
The last of the Google database services still in testing are now generally available, as the cloud provider looks to flesh out its big data tools and meet enterprise demands.
- August 02, 2016
With its now-available SQL Data Warehouse big data service, Microsoft aims to coax customers' on-premises data management into the cloud and keep pace with Amazon Web Services.
- June 17, 2016
Google sees machine learning and deep analytics as the future of the cloud, as it seeks a strategy to stand out from the crowd beyond price.
- June 17, 2016
What's the best way to prepare big data apps to be production-ready? Amazon engineer Marvin Theimer had the answer at Spark Summit. Expert George Lawton discusses this further.
- June 16, 2016
Spark is garnering a lot of attention for streamlining the development of big data analytics. But, it can also improve ETL processes. Expert George Lawton explains further.
- June 16, 2016
TensorFlow optimizes the development and deployment of machine learning algorithms. But how can it leverage the cloud to build deep learning apps? Expert George Lawton explains.
- May 12, 2016
With the need to speed data ingestion and share files across applications, Wal-Mart turns to Robin Systems to reconfigure and reduce file clustering in Hadoop.
- February 26, 2016
Nagui Halim's technical vision launched the era of stream computing at IBM in 2003. There's no one better to discuss developing and implementing enterprise streaming analytics.
- February 25, 2016
Spotify surprised industry observers by becoming one of the most high-profile cloud customers for Google, which is trying to shake the image that it can't compete with Amazon and Microsoft.
- February 11, 2016
The Internet giant predicts a tipping point for adoption of its public cloud offering, despite lingering questions about the size of its enterprise customer base and maturity of the platform.
- February 08, 2016
As cloud-based analytics as a service explodes in popularity, decision makers can scrutinize the past for trends and contemplate predictions for the future.
- February 03, 2016
Learn how big data keeps getting bigger, yet the percentage of data accessed by cloud-based analytics remains very low.
- October 28, 2015
Visit any of the TechTarget family of websites or e-publications and Big Data is everywhere. It's unavoidable. Inescapable. IT isn't about applications, it's about the data. Think of all the things ...
- September 30, 2015
Vertical-specific cloud services are going further down the stack as companies such as GE try to get in the door with the Industrial Internet.
- August 19, 2015
As Internet of Things sensors appear in more places, it is cloud applications that must handle the data packets they generate. Depending on the use, the data could be anything from a trickle to a ...
- May 15, 2015
Today, an application without data analytics is like a car without a steering wheel. It will go, but there’s no controlling its direction. The cloud and big data are infiltrating company practices, ...
- May 01, 2015
Microsoft's latest round of upgrades to its big data cloud tools include a handful of new Azure SQL offerings that compare to Amazon Redshift.
- March 12, 2015
Google rolls out Nearline, its cloud cold storage answer to Amazon Glacier, offering low cost, limitless capacity and access to data in seconds.
- February 18, 2015
Pivotal's big data tools are being open sourced, as the company tries to gain traction in a market where transparency and portability are paramount.
- January 28, 2015
Google customers looking to do more around high-performance workloads got a boost with the expansion of the cloud vendor's big data ecosystem.
- January 13, 2015
Microsoft continues to build its Azure cloud platform with new features around security, massive VMs and Docker support.
- January 05, 2015
As the IT world looks ahead to 2015, which new technologies will take off? Our cloud experts predict the top cloud technology in the New Year.
- October 31, 2014
VMware continues its hybrid cloud push with the acquisition of Continuent, a provider of database replication and clustering.
- October 24, 2014
Rackspace is casting a wide net with its growing cloud portfolio as it tries to bring its management skills to a range of complex use cases.
- October 06, 2014
Denodo Express, a free data virtualization tool with a graphical user interface-based studio, is the latest product offered by Denodo Technologies, Inc. Denodo Express connects with and integrates ...
- August 12, 2014
DevOps pioneer Andrew Clay Shafer, recently hired by Pivotal, says the PaaS provider has some work to do to get its various business units on the same page. He also discusses the hype and reality of DevOps, big data and containers like Docker.
- August 05, 2014
HP has invested heavily in a variety of platforms -- like the newly released HP Helion VPC -- to become a force in cloud computing. Ultimately, it may need a game-changing technology to win love in this hardscrabble market.
- July 28, 2014
Database technology is soaring into its next evolution and heading to the cloud. What impact, if any, will it have on big data and Hadoop?
- July 17, 2014
Gordon E. Moore, co-founder of Intel, noticed that over the course of tech history, compute power doubled every two years. Later coined as “Moore’s law,” his observation was meant to predict the ...
- April 28, 2014
Big data analytics offers vital BI, but SMBs and startups without the money and staff are missing out. Cloud-based tools can level the playing field.
- March 28, 2014
IBM makes the Watson supercomputer available to developers and brings the cognitive cloud to Internet applications.
- February 18, 2014
SoftLayer holds the key to IBM's enterprise hardware and software success -- as long as its competitive strategies work against AWS, Google and Azure.
- November 08, 2013
Cloud security commonly holds IT pros back from IaaS, but Security as a Service appeals to some, even for on-premises infrastructures.
- July 09, 2013
Open source software is an appealing alternative to proprietary offerings for building a private cloud, but it's not a bulletproof solution.
- December 27, 2012
C-level cloud service provider execs talk big data, cloud performance and more cloud computing trends in 2013.
- December 20, 2012
Does big data make you blush? Is cloud innovation dead? IT pros sound off on which cloud computing trends should stay and which should go in 2013.
- December 14, 2012
Many companies now use the public cloud for big data analytics, but should they? MIT researchers discuss the ethics of big data in the cloud.
- December 04, 2012
VMware and EMC's new Pivotal Initiative combines the two companies' cloud application development and big data efforts under a new organization.
- November 19, 2012
Cloud computing will saddle up big data's elusive 'pink unicorns' for enterprises and SMBs alike, predicted Medio executives.
- July 17, 2012
IBM has tried to reinvigorate its cloud strategy over the past year, so what's next? Big Blue's Scott Hebner gives us some clues.
- July 10, 2012
Amazon Web Services' outages last month underline some users' and experts' beliefs that cloud deployments can help prevent system downtime.
- June 15, 2012
Hadoop's success in the cloud may rest on virtualization. As IT pushes for more "big data" support, VMware claims it has the answer.
- June 07, 2012
New cloud analytics and business intelligence (BI) services can help businesses better manage big data and cloud applications, according to cloud expert Jeff Kaplan.
- May 10, 2012
PaaS is a quick fix for companies looking to deploy new apps, but established firms with legacy apps may consider it a dirty word.
- November 10, 2011
I got a glimpse of the future of driving this week and it made me feel a bit queasy. I sat in the new Tesla Motors electric car at the GigaOm Roadmap conference in San Francisco and it's a ...
- November 04, 2011
In its 200-page behemoth of a report on cloud adoption, NIST lists interoperability, security and portability as areas needing improvement.
- October 25, 2011
For its CaaS cloud, Verizon makes customers sign a one-year deal and pay a premium price. Still, one company elected for the services over AWS, Azure.
- October 20, 2011
While many IT departments may try to put a stop to Dropbox because of its cloud storage roots, it still provides useful file-transfer services.
- October 18, 2011
Apple's recent cloud services problems say a lot about the challenges of real-time services in the cloud. Namely, think twice about who you trust to store data and applications.
- July 22, 2011
IT pros observe the shift in IT culture with the advance of cloud computing. Fiscal pressure and end-user demand will change their world.
- July 15, 2011
There's a lot of speculation in the cloud market about why Citrix purchased Cloud.com this week, including talk of Citrix trying to edge out VMware.
- June 15, 2011
Premier data analysis and records search firm LexisNexis has dropped a large rock into the next generation database pond: it’s releasing the core of its own data management and search technology as ...
- April 01, 2011
The chief at cloud hoster Savvis says cloud computing marketplaces won't fly in big IT shops. Not everyone, however, agrees; the answer is naturally more nuanced.
- March 25, 2011
Making the switch to cloud services is hard. It requires dedication and cooperation, and the whole process can be derailed by a nasty batch of geek poseurs. Find out how to keep fake geeks in line.
- February 04, 2011
Cloud computing startups aren't always given the best names. Is it better to stand out in the crowd, or should you shove cloud in there and hope customers take notice?
- September 24, 2010
Database guru Guy Harrison discusses his work on the new Toad for Cloud product that interacts with next-generation non-relational databases.
- June 29, 2010
Cloudera has two new offerings: one an updated version of its Hadoop distribution system and the other a toolset for similar non-traditional databases.
- December 16, 2009
The infrastructure software company, formerly of the U.K., launches its cloud database offering in the United States to combat the growing problem of old data.
- May 14, 2009
Steven Martin, Microsoft's head honcho for cloud computing, sat down with SearchCloudComputing.com to talk about integration between the company's on-premise software and Azure and cloud-to-cloud interoperability.
- April 02, 2009
This morning Lance Weatherby, a local Atlanta venture catalyst, asked a simple question on twitter – "In 140 characters tell me why map reduce is important please.” When I saw the question it made ...