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Microsoft's New Azure Database Offerings Challenge (and Maybe Surpass) AWS Cloud

In its database offerings, the Microsoft Azure cloud is starting to look a lot more like the Amazon Web Services cloud.

MapD Open Sources GPU-Powered Database

Company also announces a free Community Edition of its software for Big Data analytics and visualization.

Cloudera's 'Self-Service Tool for Data Scientists' Generally Available Today

It's a Web-based tool that allows for Big Data analytics -- with a focus on machine learning -- using the Python, R and Scala programming languages.

App Economy Report: 'Big Data Will Lead the Way'

A mobile industry association report reveals some 500,000 unfilled computing jobs right now, and that in the future, "Big Data will lead the way" as mobile apps both receive information and send key data to the cloud in real-time.

Data Scientists Worry About Human Bias in Machine Learning, AI-Based Warfare

New report says data scientists are a happy bunch overall, but they do worry about ethical issues such as human bias and prejudice being programmed into machine learning and the use of artificial intelligence and automation in warfare and intelligence operations.

Microsoft Announces SQL Server 2017, Releases 2.0 Preview

Microsoft today announced the next version of its flagship RDBMS is officially named SQL Server 2017 and made a new CTP available for download.

Apache Spark Updates Highlight Latest MapR Ecosystem Pack

Big Data vendor MapR Technologies announced a new version of its Ecosystem Pack that features enhanced security for the Apache Spark component, along with new Spark connectors for MapR-DB and HBase and more.

New ActivePython Release Targets Data Science, Web Development

ActivePython distributions include open source modules bundled with standard libraries and backed by quality assurance, support plans and other services.

Postgres-as-a-Service Now Available on AWS Cloud

Postgres, an open source database popular among data developers, is now available on the Amazon Web Services cloud as a Database-as-a-Service offering, EnterpriseDB announced today.

Cloudera Web Tool Does Self-Service Data Science

Cloudera Web-based tool for enterprise self-service data science seeks to solve technical and organizational problems that can stifle machine learning and advanced analytics projects.

Fauna Takes 'First Serverless Database' to the Cloud

Fully onboard with what it calls the serverless revolution, San Francisco start-up Fauna Inc. launched FaunaDB Serverless Cloud, described as the "first serverless database."

MapR Takes Big Data Analytics to the IoT Edge

MapR Technologies today announced a small-footprint edition of its data platform designed to take Big Data analytics closer to the source -- in this case the edge of the rapidly growing Internet of Things.

There Is No Such Thing As an IoT Platform

Creative Intellect Analyst Clive Howard says that if IoT is to move beyond the hype and to deliver the significant benefits that are possible, then we need to move beyond talking about IoT platforms.

Open Source Couchbase Mobile Now Scales on Demand

Couchbase Inc. has launched a new version of its mobile-centric full stack data platform that adds scale-on-demand functionality.

Research: Cloud Impacts 'Data Management Solutions for Analytics'

The latest Gartner Inc. report about the "Data Management Solutions for Analytics" market is still dominated by big, traditional vendors with on-premises legacy-like solutions, but cloud computing companies are making disruptive headway.

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