AWS joins Azure and Watson in bringing machine learning to big data

AMAZON WEB SERVICES (AWS) has announced that it will soon offer machine learning as an option to customers. The technology is the same creepy stuff that uses algorithms to recommend things that you might also like when you browse Mazon's retail ...

Big Data stalwart DataRPM Takes On IBM’s Watson With “Sherlock”

Much of the talk in machine learning and natural language software has been centered around the IBM supercomputer, Watson. But, DataRPM, a startup and self-described “industry pioneer in smart machine analytics for big data, thinks it’s time there was a ...

15 important case studies on Big Data

Are you looking for some of good case studies that highlight how large companies leverage Big Data for driving productivity? Check out these 15 important case studies on Big Data. 23andMe 23andMe is a privately held personal genomics and biotechnology company. The ...

Why Extended Attributes are Coming to HDFS

Extended attributes in HDFS will facilitate at-rest encryption for Project Rhino, but they have many other uses, too. Many mainstream Linux filesystems implement extended attributes, which let you associate metadata with a file or directory beyond common “fixed” attributes like filesize, ...