Weekly Newsletter, May 19, 2017

Weekly Newsletter, May 19, 2017
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The intent of this newsletter is to highlight some of the newsworthy developments that have recently emerged in the Industry.

AMAX Launches The World’s First Elastic Deep Learning Cloud

AMAX, a leading provider of Cloud/IaaS, Deep Learning, Enterprise computing infrastructure solutions, announces release of the MATRIX, the world’s first elastic on premise deep learning cloud platform developed for AI, Machine Learning and HPC. (5/8/17) Read article

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The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Beam™ v2.0.0

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced the availability of Apache® Beam™ v2.0.0, the first stable release of the unified programming model for both batch and streaming Big Data processing. (5/17/17) Read article

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Bright Computing Announces Release of Bright Cluster Manager™ 8.0 and Bright OpenStack™ 8.0

8.0 Release includes a web-based user interface, integration with Apache Mesos and Marathon, and automated bursting to Microsoft Azure. (5/9/17) Read article

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Cloudera Successfully Completes SOC 2 Type II Certification for Cloud Offerings

Cloudera announces that it has successfully completed an SOC 2 Type II Service Organization Control (SOC 2) examination for two of its products in accordance with attestation standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). (5/9/17) Read article

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Cray Delivers Production-ready AI with New Cray CS-Storm Accelerated Cluster Supercomputers

Cray announced the launch of two new Cray® CS-Storm™ accelerated cluster supercomputers – the Cray CS-Storm 500GT and the Cray CS-Storm 500NX. Purpose built for the most demanding artificial intelligence (AI) workloads, the new Cray systems are designed to provide customers with powerful, accelerator-optimized solutions for running machine learning and deep learning applications.. (5/10/17) Read article

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Dataiku Announces Free Academic Licensing and Resources

Dataiku, the maker of the enterprise data science platform Dataiku Data Science Studio (DSS), has announced the Dataiku Academic Program  – an initiative to provide completely free licensing, support, and learning resources for teachers, researchers, and students in data science and business analytics fields. (5/9/17) Read article

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Denodo Accelerates Cloud Adoption Through Complimentary AWS Subscription

Denodo, a leader in data virtualization, announced the availability of a new 30-day free trial subscription for Denodo Platform in the Cloud available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. (5/16/17) Read article

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Fuzzy Logix and Kinetica to Provide Enhanced GPU-Accelerated In-Database Analytics

Fuzzy Logix, Inc., provider of high performance, in-database analytics, and Kinetica, provider of a fast GPU-accelerated database, announced a partnership to offer a joint solution that will allow customers of both companies to leverage high performing advanced analytics with acceleration of 100-500x on 1/10th the hardware over CPU-only based solutions. (5/8/17) Read article

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H2O.ai Brings Lightning-Fast Machine Learning to Enterprises with NVIDIA GPU Acceleration

H2O.ai announces that it has collaborated with NVIDIA to offer its best-of-breed machine learning algorithms in a newly minted GPU edition. In addition, H2O’s platform will be optimized for NVIDIA® DGX-1™ systems. (5/10/17) Read article

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Kinetica GPU-Accelerated Database Immediately Available on Microsoft Azure N-Series

Kinetica announces its in-memory analytics database is immediately available on Microsoft’s N-Series of Azure Virtual Machines with GPU capabilities. (5/9/17) Read article

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Kinetica GPU-Accelerated Database Now Available on Amazon EC2 for Real-time Analytics on Fast-moving Data

Kinetica announces its GPU-accelerated, in-memory database is now available on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) P2 instances, a new GPU instance type designed for compute-intensive applications. With P2 Instances, customers can now deploy Kinetica as a turn-key analytics database. (5/9/17) Read article

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MapD Technologies Open Sources Lightning-Fast GPU-Powered Database

MapD Technologies, a leader in GPU-powered analytics, releases the MapD Core database to the open source community under the Apache 2 license, seeding a new generation of data applications. (5/8/17) Read article

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EIB supports MariaDB with financing for accelerated growth

The European Investment Bank (EIB) announces a EUR 25m funding of MariaDB, the company behind a rapidly growing Open Source database, to support the company’s next stage of growth and database innovation. (5/8/17) Read article

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MarkLogic Launches Version 9 of its Database Platform

At the 12th annual MarkLogic World user conference in Chicago, IL, MarkLogic Corporation, an operational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL database provider, launched MarkLogic 9, the latest release of its database that aims for integrating data from silos. (5/16/17) Read article

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NGDATA Acquires Eccella to Fuel International Growth and Expansion

NGDATA, a customer experience management solutions company, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Eccella, a data management and analytics consultancy based in New York City, with offices in London, UK and Mumbai, India. (5/16/17) Read article

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TIBCO Software to Acquire Data Science Platform Leader Statistica

The acquisition will add new capabilities aimed at making it easier for data scientists to unlock the power of machine learning and leverage it in a variety of applications, such as those analyzing the often-large amounts of data produced in IoT systems. (5/15/17) Read article

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Vizua and Orange Silicon Valley Demonstrate GPU-Accelerated Supercomputing for AI and AR

Vizua (vizua3D.com) and Orange Silicon Valley are prototyping a new GPU-enabled Cloud. Based on Vizua’s (Paris, France) server computing patents and supercomputing platform from Orange Silicon Valley, the new Cloud will serve the emerging artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) applications in a wide range of industries (5/10/17) Read article

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