AWS extends cloud migration via ‘Snowmobile’

It was an odd moment in the evolution of cloud computing when the big white cab of an 18-wheeler pulled into the auditorium at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas Nov. 29. Andy Jassy, the...

Artificial Intelligence Now Has a Voice, But Security Challenges Loom

Amazon's Alexa, which provides an easy way to play music, turn on a light or order toiletries, is one of the first steps to artificial intelligence that can greatly benefit us in our day-to-day...

Big Data in Healthcare: Where It Stands Today and Where It’s Going

By Doug Adamson, CTO, HealthCatalyst Big data is generating a lot of hype in every industry including healthcare. As my colleagues and I talk to leaders at health systems, we’ve learned that they’re looking for...

Healthcare is behind the data curve, but working to build data-driven culture

Nearly every industry is searching for ways to create value from rapidly expanding amounts of data, but few sit on as much untapped opportunity as today’s healthcare providers. Electronic health records and connected medical...

McKinsey: Machine Learning, Analytics Offer Untapped Potential

Business and industry have only just scratched the surface when it comes to realizing the potential value from analytics. Consulting firm McKinsey predicted huge value to come in its 2011 report, Big Data: The...

eBay builds container management tool on Kubernetes foundation

Unlike cloud providers, who run customers' workloads inside a virtual machine, eBay is a Web-scale company that has moved away from reliance on just virtual machines into greater use of containers. The online marketplace is...

IBM, clinic personalizing health care using use cognitive computing

Cleveland Clinic and IBM today announced a five-year agreement to expand the Clinic’s health information technology capabilities. The Clinic and IBM aim to establish a model for a health system transition to value-based care...

At AWS, ‘Enterprise Strategy’ consists of helping migrations to cloud

Head of Enterprise Strategy Stephen Orban describes how AWS will try to assist more enterprise workloads in a move to the cloud. Amazon Web Services might be viewed as nibbling around the edges of the...

MapD Big Data Management Powered by GPU Hardware

A young startup in San Francisco is an industry-leading example of what happens when big data meets the GPU: data processing at both very high speed and high volume. MapD, maker of the Core...

New Technology with AI Could Help Track Firefighters for Safety

In 1999, six career firefighters lost their lives responding to a five-alarm fire. They were part of a group of 73 dispatched to a smoke-filled warehouse in Worcester, Massachusetts. Lost inside the building's tight...