Tag Archives: Amazon Redshift

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 (October 26, 2015)

Fourteen stories this week, beginning with an announcement from IBM.  This week, IBM celebrates 14 straight quarters of declining revenue at its IBM Insight conference, appropriately enough at the Mandalay Bay in Vegas, where the restaurants are overhyped and overpriced. Meanwhile, the first Spark Summit Europe meets in Amsterdam, in the far more interesting setting of the Beurs van Berlage.  There

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Big Analytics Roundup (September 21, 2015)

Top story of the week: release of AtScale’s Hadoop Maturity Survey, which triggered a flurry of analysis.  Meanwhile, the Economist ventures into the world of open source software and venture capital, embarrassing itself in the process; and IBM announces plans to use Spark in its search for extraterrestrial intelligence, a project that would be more useful if pointed toward IBM headquarters. AtScale

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