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Big Analytics Roundup (May 31, 2016)

Google’s TPU announcement on May 18 continues to reverberate in the tech press. In Forbes, HPC expert Karl Freund dissects Google’s announcement, suggesting that Google is indulging in a bit of hocus-pocus to promote its managed services.  Freund believes that TPUs are actually used for inference and not for model training; in other words, they replace CPUs rather than GPUs. Read

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Big Analytics Roundup (February 29, 2016)

Happy Leap Day.  Tachyon’s rebranding as Alluxio, release of CaffeOnSpark and GA for Google Cloud Dataproc lead the hard news this week.  The Alluxio announcement has inspired big thinkers to share big thoughts.  And, we have a nice crop of explainers.  Scroll down to the bottom for another SQL on Hadoop benchmark. Explainers — In SearchDataManagement, Jack Vaughn explains Spark

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Gartner’s 2016 MQ for Advanced Analytics Platforms

This is a revised and expanded version of a story that first appeared in the weekly roundup for February 15. Gartner publishes its 2016 Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms.   You can get a free copy here from RapidMiner (registration required.)  The report is a muddle that mixes up products in different categories that don’t compete with one another,

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2015 in Big Analytics

Looking back at 2015, a few stories stand out: Steady progress for Spark, punctuated by two big announcements. Solid growth in cloud-based machine learning, led by Microsoft. Expanding options for SQL and OLAP on Hadoop. In 2015, the most widely read post on this blog was Spark is Too Big to Fail, published in April.  I wrote this post in

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Big Analytics Roundup (November 16, 2015)

Just three main stories this week: possible trouble for a pair of analytic startups; Google releases TensorFlow to open source; and H2O delivers new capabilities at its annual meeting. In other news, the Spark team announces Release 1.5.2, a maintenance release; and the Mahout guy announces Release 0.11.1, with bug fixes and performance improvements. (h/t Hadoop Weekly) Two items of

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