Weekly Newsletter, Aug 12, 2016

Weekly Newsletter, Aug 12, 2016
admin | August 15th, 2016

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The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that emerged in the Industry during the past week.

AWS Releases Amazon Kinesis Analytics

AWS announces Amazon Kinesis Analytics to be a fully managed service for continuously querying streaming data using standard SQL. (8/11/16) Read article

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School of Data Science Research, Tsinghua University, Beijing partners with Cloudera to launch Big Data Talent Education Program

 Supported by Cloudera Academic Partnership (CAP) program, Tsinghua University and Cloudera will jointly launch BASE (Big Analytics Skill Enablement) initiative to help fill gap for skilled data professionals in China. (8/05/16) Read article

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Datameer Redesigns Partner Program to Accelerate Global Adoption of Big Data Analytics

 Datameer launches redesigned Global Partner Program, introducing a highly competitive rewards system that recognizes partners and helps form a trusted and easily accessible network for customers. (8/09/16) Read article

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Hewlett Packard to Acquire SGI

SGI products and services are used for high-performance computing (HPC) and big data analytics in the scientific, technical, business and government communities to solve data-intensive computing, data management and virtualization problems. (8/11/16) Read article

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Hortonworks Announces Hortonworks DataFlow 2.0

Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF™) version 2.0 includes enhancements for graphical user experience and integration, enterprise readiness and IoT. (8/10/16) Read article

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Big Data Startup Innovaccer Closes 15.6 Million Series A Funding

Innovaccer wants to bring cutting edge big data technologies and algorithms to help offer better healthcare outcomes at lower costs.. (8/10/16) Read article

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MapR Closes $50 Million in Funding

The $50 million equity financing was led by Future Fund, with participation from all existing investors, including: Google Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, New Enterprise Associates, Qualcomm Ventures, and Redpoint Ventures. (8/09/16) Read article

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Isolation Pioneer Menlo Security Receives US Patent for Adaptive Clientless Rendering (ACR)

Cyber security innovation enables new approach to malware prevention. (8/11/16) Read article

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Quantium Selects MicroStrategy for Enterprise Analytics

 Quantium selects MicroStrategy as its enterprise analytics provider after an extensive review of data discovery and analytics vendors in the marketplace. (8/08/16) Read article

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Intel to buy artificial intelligence firm Nervana Systems

 Intel reveals it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Nervana Systems, a recognized leader in deep learning. (8/09/16) Read article

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New Relic Unveils New Infrastructure Offering

 New Relic Infrastructure is a new monitoring solution designed to provide deep, real-time visibility into a company’s dynamic cloud and hybrid infrastructure and integrate seamlessly with New Relic’s application performance solutions. (8/09/16) Read article

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Nimbus Data Unveils ExaFlash™

 ExaFlash™ is a new all-flash platform for cloud, big data, storage virtualization and massive digital content. (8/09/16) Read article

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Oracle Launches Largest B2B Audience Data Marketplace

Oracle Data Cloud’s B2B Audience Solution Includes 400+ Million Business Users and 1 Million Addressable US Companies. (8/12/16) Read article

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A former CTO of Yahoo and long-time Silicon Valley veteran is taking over as CEO of big data startup Pepperdata

 Ashfaq Munshi, who worked at Yahoo for a little under a year right before Marissa Mayer became CEO, succeeds Pepperdata co-founder Sean Suchter, who will become the startup’s CTO. (8/09/16) Read article

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CIA-funded Palantir acquires Dutch data visualization startup Silk

 Data firm Palantir Technologies Inc., co-founded by Peter Thiel and partly financed by the CIA, has said it’s to acquire a Dutch data visualization and publishing startup Silk. (8/11/16) Read article

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Snowflake Computing Achieves AWS Big Data Competency Partner Status

Snowflake Computing, a cloud data warehousing company, announces that it has achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Big Data Competency in Advanced Analytics. (8/10/16) Read article

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Teradata Powers Analytics for Napster Next-Gen Music Streaming Products

Napster is upgrading its analytic ecosystem to implement the Teradata® Unified Data Architecture™ (UDA).. (8/11/16) Read article

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WANdisco Announces Release of Fusion™ 2.9

WANdisco, provider of Active Transactional Data Replication™, announces Fusion™ 2.9 offers a single platform for Big Data deployments spanning multiple on-premises and Cloud environments. (8/11/16) Read article

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