AWS roundup: Hybrid deployments with Amazon’s cloud get a boost

You would think that Amazon Web Services would have chilled out in the month before its big Re:Invent conference. After all, that show, which takes place at the end of November, is when the cloud provider typically shows off a bonanza of new products and features. But Christmas has come early in October, at least […] Read more »

AWS October roundup: Hybrid deployments with Amazon’s cloud get a boost

You might think Amazon Web Services would have chilled out in the month before its big Re:Invent conference. After all, that show, which takes place at the end of November, is when the cloud provider typically shows off a bonanza of new products and features. But Christmas has come early in October, at least for […] Read more »

AWS September roundup: EC2 changes, new France region, and more

Amazon has updated its cloud platform with a handful of quality-of-life changes, plus some major tweaks to how it handles Reserved Instances. Here’s the rundown: Major changes to EC2 Reserved Instances One of the ways for customers to get discounts on compute capacity with Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud is to sign up for Reserved Instances. […] Read more »

Azure Roundup: New high-performance compute instances and more

August was a slow month for tech news, but Microsoft continued to update its Azure cloud platform with a variety of new features, including a new type of instance for high-performance computing. Here’s the breakdown of all the features you need to know about: A new instance type powered by Nvidia Tesla GPUs Microsoft announced […] Read more »

Data Science Skills Gap, Pokemon Go Maps: Big Data Roundup

The data and analytics skills gap is an obstacle to achieving digital transformation, according to a Gartner survey; Microsoft is looking to fill that skills gap with a new online degree program; and Pokemon Go’s creator shares the secrets behind how the game’s maps were created. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Google’s Machine Learning Buy, Alteryx Updates: […] Read more »

Google’s Machine Learning Buy, Alteryx Updates: Big Data Roundup

Google accelerates its machine learning efforts with acquisition, Alteryx and H2O.ai both enhance their platforms, and EHR growth continues to be driven by predictive analytics and wearables. All that and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 10, 2016. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Office 365 Updates Add Machine Learning To AppsThe method […] Read more »

LinkedIn’s Kafka Monitor, Apple’s Siri Are Set Free: Big Data Roundup

LinkedIn contributes Kafka Monitor to open source and Apple prepares to open Siri to third-party developers. We have all this, plus news about Confluent and Tinkerpop, in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending May 29, 2016. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Microsoft Updates HDInsight, Kafka Training Gets A Boost: Big Data RoundupData Science Skills Gap, […] Read more »

SAS Global Forum In The Spotlight: Big Data Roundup

At SAS Global Forum, the company introduced Viya, a platform that it said is designed to stitch together all types of data, wherever it resides. We’ve got that and other announcements from the forum in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 24, 2016. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Data Science Skills Gap, Pokemon Go […] Read more »

Microsoft Updates HDInsight, Kafka Training Gets A Boost: Big Data Roundup

In this Strata + Hadoop edition of our Big Data Roundup, we’ve got news from Microsoft, Intel, Hortonworks, Confluent, and more for the week ending April 3, 2016. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Google’s Machine Learning Buy, Alteryx Updates: Big Data RoundupLinkedIn’s Kafka Monitor, Apple’s Siri Are Set Free: Big Data RoundupApple Acquires Feelings, Microsoft R Update, […] Read more »

Office Options Grow, Q2 Earnings Rise On Cloud: Microsoft Roundup

Cloud dominated again in Microsoft’s Q2 financial report, closing out a week of news on Windows 10, Cortana, iOS apps, and Office Online. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Windows 10 Downloads Questioned, Office For iPad Pro: Microsoft RoundupMicrosoft rumor: Company to reorganize cloud computing divisionMicrosoft rumor: Company to reorganize cloud computing divisionMicrosoft rumor: Company to reorganize cloud […] Read more »

Apple Acquires Feelings, Microsoft R Update, 2016 Predictions: Big Data Roundup

Apple is getting emotional. The company has acquired a startup that claims its facial recognition software can read your feelings. Meanwhile, Microsoft gets ready to update its R strategy, vendors offer their 2016 big data predictions, and more. Here’s our big data roundup for the week ending January 10, 2016. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Microsoft Updates […] Read more »

Windows 10 Downloads Questioned, Office For iPad Pro: Microsoft Roundup

With all that Apple news this week, Microsoft kept things quiet, but there was some news out of Redmond, including questions about Windows 10 downloads and Office support for the iPad Pro. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Office Options Grow, Q2 Earnings Rise On Cloud: Microsoft RoundupLeaked Microsoft document confirms Windows 10 Cloud and a Chromebook competitorMicrosoft […] Read more »