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Sep
11
2017
Posted by SAP HANA on Monday 11 September 2017, 11:20

Are you ready to experience data like never before? Take a journey behind the scenes and travel at the speed of in-memory in the new A Data Journey Augmented Reality experience, powered by SAP HANA – coming soon to SAP TechEd Las Vegas 2017.
Watch SAP data management solutions unfold before your eyes, and experience millions of live data points being processed in…

Sep
11
2017
Posted by MapD Blog - Thoughts on GPU databases, data visualization and integrated analytics on Monday 11 September 2017, 09:23

Installing MapD ChartingFirst, clone the repo to your local workstation and refer to platform-specific tips.

https://github.com/mapd/mapd-charting

Mac OS X

Installing MapD Charting

Overview

Easy install. No problems. Very few external dependencies.

npm install #downloads all dependencies and devDependencies
npm install [email protected]://github.com/mapd/mapbox-gl-js/tarball/9c04de6949fe498c8c79f5c0627dfd6d6321f307 #downloads mapbox peer dependency
npm run start

Community tested configurations

  • Node v6.11
  • Mac OS X 10.12.5
  • Xcode from Apple App Store

Linux

Sep
11
2017
Posted by GridGain Systems Blog on Monday 11 September 2017, 06:31

If you're planning to implement a highly available and distributed in-memory computing architecture, then I invite to join our free webinar tomorrow (Sept. 12) at 6:30 p.m. Pacific time (9:30 p.m. Eastern). This webinar will provide you with everything you need to know to get started.

Sep
10
2017
Posted by MapD Blog - Thoughts on GPU databases, data visualization and integrated analytics on Sunday 10 September 2017, 22:32

Today we are pleased to announce the release of 3.2.2 version of MapD. This release brings some key capabilities and performance improvements to both our interactive visual analytics client, MapD Immerse, and our GPU-accelerated SQL engine, MapD Core.

New Geo Heatmap Chart Type

NYC Taxi Fares Geo HeatmapAverage taxi fare in NYC across one million taxi rides

You can now create geo heatmaps to display density or clusters of activity over a geographical area. The heat map is like a choropleth map (also supported by MapD Immerse) but shows a change across a geographic landscape as a rasterized dataset-conforming to an arbitrary, but usually small, grid size (pixel bin size). Heat mapping is a way of geographically visualizing locations so that patterns of higher than average occurrence of things likes foot traffic, crime…

Sep
07
2017
Posted by Distributed Thoughts on Thursday 7 September 2017, 17:39

Ignite is the in-memory computing platformthat is durable, strongly consistent, and highly availablewith powerful SQL, key-value and processing APIsStarting with 2.1 release, Apache Ignite has become one of a very few in-memory computing systems that provides its own distributed persistence layer. Essentially, users do not have to integrate Ignite with any type of 3rd party databases (although such integration is still supported), and start using Ignite as a primary storage of their data on disk and in memory.So, what makes Ignite data storage unique? Let us look at a few important features provided by Ignite. You will probably notice that some of these features can also be seen in other data storage systems. However, it is the combination of these features in one cohesive platform that makes Ignite stand out among others. 

1. Durable Memory

Ignite durable memory component treats RAM not just a caching layer, but…

Sep
07
2017
Posted by SAP HANA on Thursday 7 September 2017, 14:46

I trust you’ve already heard or read about SAP Digital Boardroom. Or maybe you’ve even seen one of the many demo showcases we’ve been running at customer events across the globe (always, with fantastic feedback on this amazing solution)? In case you missed it, you can easily enjoy a glimpse of this awesome experience with an overview of how Northern Gas Networks monitors operations with SAP Digital Boardroom in this video or see how it enables the SAP board to run the business in real time (you can watch a…

Sep
07
2017
Posted by GridGain Systems Blog on Thursday 7 September 2017, 14:01

GridGain organizes two excellent in-memory computing meetups – one in the San Francisco Bay Area and the other nearly 3,000 miles away in New York City.  Both will have meetings this month… and the NYC meetup will make its inaugural gathering Sept. 26 in the heart of Times Square.

Sep
07
2017
Posted by MapD Blog - Thoughts on GPU databases, data visualization and integrated analytics on Thursday 7 September 2017, 10:45

Building Custom MapD Viz: Tweetmap ExampleIt's nearing the end of my summer as an intern at MapD, and looking back, I've learned quite a few essential engineering skills and completed some impactful work. At the top of my list of projects is a redesign of the Tweetmap Demo. Tweetmap is a living visualization of Twitter data built on top of MapD database technology. There are a lot of gems hidden in this dataset, including the path of the 2017 solar eclipse.

Building Custom MapD Viz: Tweetmap Example

The new Tweetmap is open source and serves as a guide for building your own custom…

Sep
07
2017
Posted by Machine Learning on Thursday 7 September 2017, 10:00

A few months back, we announced a new way for you to analyze data in Google Sheets using machine learning. Instead of relying on lengthy formulas to crunch your numbers, now you can use Explore in Sheets to ask questions and quickly gather insights. Check it out.

Analyze easily with Explore in Sheets | The G Suite Show

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Quicker data → problems solved

When you have easier access to data—and can figure out what it means quickly—you can solve problems for your business faster. You might use Explore in Sheets to analyze profit from last year, or look for trends in how your customers sign up for…

Sep
07
2017
Posted by Starcounter on Thursday 7 September 2017, 05:34

At Starcounter we believe innovation is not only good for business, to push the technological boundaries is good for society as a whole. To encourage innovation, we think it’s crucial for developers and entrepreneurs to meet and discuss the hot topics of today.
Artificial intelligence is such a topic and Code Night 11 is an event for people to meet and discuss it. A lot of people, a lot of interesting talks. Who knows, if you come you might be inspired to create the innovation of the decade!
Starcounter will of course be present, both as sponsor and with a workshop. Artificial intelligence is part and parcel of what we are trying to achieve, and we will be there to share knowledge. Machine learning engineer Simon Westerlind from Starcounter will represent us.
We hope to see as many as possible at Code Night 11 in Stockholm, in three weeks.…

Sep
06
2017
Posted by Xoriant Blog on Wednesday 6 September 2017, 20:55

Introduction
Decision Trees are a type of Supervised Machine Learning (that is you explain what the input is and what the corresponding output is in the training data) where the data is continuously split according to a certain parameter. The tree can be explained by two entities, namely decision nodes and leaves. The leaves are the decisions or the final outcomes. And the decision nodes are where the data is split.
Decision Trees modified
An example of a decision tree can be explained using above binary tree. Let’s say you want to predict whether a person is fit given their information like age, eating habit, and physical activity, etc. The decision nodes here are questions like ‘What’s the age?’, ‘Does he exercise?’, ‘Does he eat a lot…

Sep
06
2017
Posted by SAP HANA on Wednesday 6 September 2017, 09:00

Spatial Analytics, Predictive Analytics, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and More.
As you have seen in our previous blog postings in this series, SAP HANA is more than a database technology; it is a platform for digital transformation. In this series, Karl-Heinz Hoffman introduced you to SAP HANA  (Why ISVs should consider SAP HANA) , explained the benefits of the underlying core technology and explained how ISVs can adopt SAP HANA (SAP HANA Adoption Strategies for ISVs). In my previous post, I described the benefits of…

Sep
06
2017
Posted by GridGain Systems Blog on Wednesday 6 September 2017, 08:57

I'm looking forward to next month's In-Memory Computing Summit North America at the South San Francisco Conference Center. To pique your interest a bit more, below is a sneak peek of the breakout session agenda for the conference, which runs from Oct. 24-25.

Sep
06
2017
Posted by SAP HANA on Wednesday 6 September 2017, 03:30

There are significant innovations in the offering of SAP in the SQL Data Warehouse* (SQL DW) space. These innovations have taken place over the past few years, but together provide a solution with which you can build an SQL DW in a different way then you did before. I’m going to write a series of blogs about this. (See the end of the blog for my definition of SQL DW)
To be clear, for Data Warehousing, SAP offers two flavors: SAP Business Warehouse  and SAP HANA SQL DW. You can also perfectly combine the two. However, in this blog I’m treating only the SQL DW topic.
The “Classic” SQL DW
SAP has been supporting the SQL DW for a quite a while already – mostly through products acquired in the past decade. SAP products like Data Services, Information Steward, and PowerDesigner served thousands of SAP Data Warehouse  implementations for decades, and still do.
How does such a data warehouse work? Pick any supported database to run these standalone…

Sep
05
2017
Posted by ODBMS Industry Watch on Tuesday 5 September 2017, 17:49

“To be competitive with non-open-source cloud deployment options, open source databases need to invest in “ease-of-use.” There is no tolerance for complexity in many development teams as we move to “ops-less” deployment models.” –Peter Zaitsev

I have interviewed Peter Zaitsev, Co-Founder and CEO of Percona.
In this interview, Peter talks about the Open Source Databases market; the Cloud; the scalability challenges at Facebook; compares MySQL, MariaDB, and MongoDB; and presents Percona’s contribution to the MySQL and MongoDB ecosystems.
RVZ
Q1. What are the main technical challenges in obtaining application scaling?
Peter Zaitsev: When it comes to scaling, there are different types. There is a Facebook/Google/Alibaba/Amazon scale: these giants are pushing boundaries, and usually are…