Weekly Newsletter, Sep 23, 2016

Weekly Newsletter, Sep 23, 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.

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® CouchDB™ v2.0

Apache CouchDB 2.0 is the result of the donation and subsequent merger of IBM Cloudant’s BigCouch project to The Apache Software Foundation, giving the project significant features and production-ready code in one go. (9/20/16) Read article

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Cloudera and CenturyLink Expand Strategic Alliance to Deliver Big Data as a Service for Customers

Cloudera and CenturyLink Global IT Services are working together to deliver big data as a service to enable customers to gain value from all their data. (9/21/16) Read article

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DDN Announces the latest generation of EXAScaler®

DataDirect Networks (DDN) EXAScaler 3.0-based solutions combine the industry’s fastest storage platforms from DDN with the Intel® Enterprise Edition for Lustre 3.0 to deliver advanced Lustre appliances. (9/19/16) Read article

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Hedvig Reveals Vision for the Future of Storage: a Universal Data Plane

Hedvig unveils its vision for a Universal Data Plane, a programmable data management platform. (9/22/16) Read article

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Hortonworks, IBM Collaborate to Offer Open Source Distribution on Power Systems

IBM and Hortonworks announced the planned availability of Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP®) for IBM Power Systems enabling POWER8 clients to support a broad range of new applications while enriching existing ones with additional data sources. (9/19/16) Read article

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InfluxData Secures $16M Series B Financing

Financing is led by Battery Ventures in the midst of a new push to measure IoT and real-time metrics data. (9/21/16) Read article

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Lex Machina Launches New “Easy Button” Analytics Apps to Compare Judges, Courts and Law Firms

Each of these new functions takes what was formally a multistep process and provides a ” fill in the blanks” template which in one click produces a set of charts comparing  up to 4 courts judges or law firms using custom selected criteria.. (9/20/16) Read article

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Pepperdata Announces New Product to Speed Amazon EMR

Pepperdata announces cluster and job optimization product for Cloud-based Hadoop lusters on Amazon EMR. (9/22/16) Read article

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Qubole Offers Big Data Service For The Oracle Cloud Platform

Native integration with Oracle’s IaaS ecosystem offers comprehensive big data solution for the cloud (9/19/16) Read article

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RapidMiner Launches Expert Marketplace of Data Scientists

RapidMiner™ partners with Experfy to launch a new marketplace of data science experts designed to make it easy & cost effective for organizations to launch predictive analytics projects. (9/21/16) Read article

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 Sumo Logic Delivers Machine Data Analytics to Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Sumo Logic has joined Microsoft Azure Marketplace, and also has released two new certified offerings for Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS. (9/21/16) Read article

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Trifacta v4 Released

This latest release expands data wrangling capabilities specifically designed to work for more users, more diverse data sources and within more cloud environments. (9/20/16) Read article

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UNC Charlotte Wins $4M NSF Grant to support Big Data research

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $4 million grant to UNC Charlotte researchers to develop a multidisciplinary research program called Virtual Information Fabric Infrastructure (VIFI) that will create new ways to manage, use and share Big Data and analytic results. (9/19/16) Read article

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