|By Marketwired .||
|March 18, 2014 06:00 AM EDT||
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 03/18/14 -- Alpine Data Labs, the leader in Advanced Analytics Software on Big Data and Hadoop, announced today that it is one of the first Enterprise Advanced Analytics Platforms to be certified by Databricks on Apache Spark. Databricks, the company founded by the creators of Spark, recently announced the new Spark Certification as a means to encourage new development on the distributed, in-memory cluster computing framework.
"We are thrilled to see innovators like Alpine Data Labs further the popularity of Spark and extend its value to business users and enterprise customers," says Ion Stoica, co-founder and CEO at Databricks.
With customers using its product around the globe and a recent position in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms, Alpine Data Labs is positioning itself as a strong innovator in the enterprise space. Attendees at the Structure Data conference can view live demonstrations of Alpine Chorus at booth #16 and attend Alpine's session on Wed 3/19 at 1:15pm, featuring leaders from Barclays, Morgan Stanley and Ford.
"Spark has brought new levels of speed and agility to the world of Big Data and we couldn't be more excited to be one of the earlier adopters of this technology," says Steven Hillion, Alpine Data Labs' Chief Product Officer.
The Elephant in the Room
"Companies have been struggling to deliver on the full promise of Hadoop. Hadoop is falling behind the pace of business because it is too complicated and slow. In order to allow business users to gain deep insights out of Big Data, we need analytics software that is faster, user-friendly and more agile. At Alpine Data Labs, we are committed to this vision and it is embedded in everything we do"
Alpine Chorus, the company's flagship product, is the industry's leading analytics platform for Big Data. The company's modern architecture makes it easy for business users and I.T. departments to adopt. It is designed for massive scalability and its end-to-end capabilities make it a perfect fit for enterprises eager to make analytics part of their culture. Gartner recently positioned the company in its Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms and customers in all industries rave about its performance: "There is simply nothing like Alpine," says Katrin Ribant, CSO at Datorama, a cross-channel marketing analytics company that received investment from Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt's venture capital fund.
Harness the Power of Your Data
Why do companies still take months to get actionable insights? For Steven Hillion, the answer is simple: "First, there is a data issue. Database administrators have access to the data and they often need to provision it to the business teams so they can analyze it. There is a lot of inefficient back-and-forth. We provide a self-service environment that business employees use to search and explore datasets: picture the equivalent of a Google for databases and Hadoop clusters."
He continues: "Second, there is a data movement issue. Today's data is too big and heterogeneous for the methods of advanced analytics. Teams have to move data into dedicated analytical environments. This takes time, costs money and results in narrow analysis because it can only be performed on data samples. At Alpine, we have figured out how to execute machine learning and data mining directly in source systems, whether they are Hadoop or MPP databases. Our analytics scale to massive datasets, in pretty much any format, directly where they sit."
"Finally, Predictive Analytics on Hadoop is still too difficult," says Hillion. "It requires specialists and coding. We've built an abstraction layer above Hadoop that allows business users to create complex analytics workflows from an intuitive drag and drop interface without ever writing a line of code. We've applied that same approach to Spark, combining Alpine's recognized ease of use with lightning fast performance."
Leverage the Innovation of Your People
Beyond data-related issues, Big Data fails to impact people's decisions rapidly. According to a recent Bain & Co research report, only 4% of companies attribute better decision making and performance to the use of Big Data analytics.
"This shows a clear disconnect between the multiple actors of the analytics pipeline," says Hillion. "Current solutions make it really hard for data scientists, business users and engineers to work together effectively. This creates fragmented and inefficient processes. That's why we've developed an analytics platform on top of a web-based collaborative environment where everything, from data discovery to data transformation to analytics, can be centralized, in a transparent and secure way. We've found that this is the best way to encourage the sharing of data, analytics, insights and best practices".
Alpine Data Labs is bound to shake up the market with its new approach. Its integration with Spark makes the company an even stronger innovator. Try it for yourself @ start.alpinenow.com
ABOUT ALPINE DATA LABS
Alpine Chorus is the world's first collaborative, scalable and visual solution for Advanced Analytics on Big Data and Hadoop. With Alpine, data scientists, business analysts and executives can work with large data sets, develop and collaborate on models at scale without having to ever use code, download software or move data. Leaders in all industries, from Financial Services to Healthcare, use Alpine to outsmart their competition. Maybe you should too. Find out more at www.alpinenow.com
Alpine Data Labs
So, you bought into the current machine learning craze and went on to collect millions/billions of records from this promising new data source. Now, what do you do with them? Too often, the abundance of data quickly turns into an abundance of problems. How do you extract that "magic essence" from your data without falling into the common pitfalls? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Natalia Ponomareva, Software Engineer at Google, will provide tips on how to be successful in large scale machine lear...
May. 2, 2016 01:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,237
The IoT has the potential to create a renaissance of manufacturing in the US and elsewhere. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Florent Solt, CTO and chief architect of Netvibes, will discuss how the expected exponential increase in the amount of data that will be processed, transported, stored, and accessed means there will be a huge demand for smart technologies to deliver it. Florent Solt is the CTO and chief architect of Netvibes. Prior to joining Netvibes in 2007, he co-founded Rift Technol...
May. 1, 2016 11:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,586
The increasing popularity of the Internet of Things necessitates that our physical and cognitive relationship with wearable technology will change rapidly in the near future. This advent means logging has become a thing of the past. Before, it was on us to track our own data, but now that data is automatically available. What does this mean for mHealth and the "connected" body? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Lisa Calkins, CEO and co-founder of Amadeus Consulting, will discuss the impact of wea...
May. 1, 2016 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 744
SYS-CON Events announced today that Peak 10, Inc., a national IT infrastructure and cloud services provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Peak 10 provides reliable, tailored data center and network services, cloud and managed services. Its solutions are designed to scale and adapt to customers’ changing business needs, enabling them to lower costs, improve performance and focus inter...
May. 1, 2016 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,150
We’ve worked with dozens of early adopters across numerous industries and will debunk common misperceptions, which starts with understanding that many of the connected products we’ll use over the next 5 years are already products, they’re just not yet connected. With an IoT product, time-in-market provides much more essential feedback than ever before. Innovation comes from what you do with the data that the connected product provides in order to enhance the customer experience and optimize busi...
May. 1, 2016 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,019
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Klein, CEO and Co-founder of Rachio, will discuss next generation communities that are using IoT to create more sustainable, intelligent communities. One example is Sterling Ranch, a 10,000 home development that – with the help of Siemens – will integrate IoT technology into the community to provide residents with energy and water savings as well as intelligent security. Everything from stop lights to sprinkler systems to building infrastructures will run ef...
May. 1, 2016 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 933
Digital payments using wearable devices such as smart watches, fitness trackers, and payment wristbands are an increasing area of focus for industry participants, and consumer acceptance from early trials and deployments has encouraged some of the biggest names in technology and banking to continue their push to drive growth in this nascent market. Wearable payment systems may utilize near field communication (NFC), radio frequency identification (RFID), or quick response (QR) codes and barcodes...
May. 1, 2016 01:30 PM EDT Reads: 815
SYS-CON Events announced today that Stratoscale, the software company developing the next generation data center operating system, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Stratoscale is revolutionizing the data center with a zero-to-cloud-in-minutes solution. With Stratoscale’s hardware-agnostic, Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) solution to store everything, run anything and scale everywhere...
May. 1, 2016 01:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,572
Angular 2 is a complete re-write of the popular framework AngularJS. Programming in Angular 2 is greatly simplified – now it's a component-based well-performing framework. This immersive one-day workshop at 18th Cloud Expo, led by Yakov Fain, a Java Champion and a co-founder of the IT consultancy Farata Systems and the product company SuranceBay, will provide you with everything you wanted to know about Angular 2.
May. 1, 2016 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,749
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
May. 1, 2016 12:45 PM EDT Reads: 823
SYS-CON Events announced today that Men & Mice, the leading global provider of DNS, DHCP and IP address management overlay solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The Men & Mice Suite overlay solution is already known for its powerful application in heterogeneous operating environments, enabling enterprises to scale without fuss. Building on a solid range of diverse platform support,...
May. 1, 2016 12:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,325
You deployed your app with the Bluemix PaaS and it's gaining some serious traction, so it's time to make some tweaks. Did you design your application in a way that it can scale in the cloud? Were you even thinking about the cloud when you built the app? If not, chances are your app is going to break. Check out this webcast to learn various techniques for designing applications that will scale successfully in Bluemix, for the confidence you need to take your apps to the next level and beyond.
May. 1, 2016 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,495
Whether your IoT service is connecting cars, homes, appliances, wearable, cameras or other devices, one question hangs in the balance – how do you actually make money from this service? The ability to turn your IoT service into profit requires the ability to create a monetization strategy that is flexible, scalable and working for you in real-time. It must be a transparent, smoothly implemented strategy that all stakeholders – from customers to the board – will be able to understand and comprehe...
May. 1, 2016 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,093
Increasing IoT connectivity is forcing enterprises to find elegant solutions to organize and visualize all incoming data from these connected devices with re-configurable dashboard widgets to effectively allow rapid decision-making for everything from immediate actions in tactical situations to strategic analysis and reporting. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Shikhir Singh, Senior Developer Relations Manager at Sencha, will discuss how to create HTML5 dashboards that interact with IoT devic...
May. 1, 2016 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,024
Artificial Intelligence has the potential to massively disrupt IoT. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, AJ Abdallat, CEO of Beyond AI, will discuss what the five main drivers are in Artificial Intelligence that could shape the future of the Internet of Things. AJ Abdallat is CEO of Beyond AI. He has over 20 years of management experience in the fields of artificial intelligence, sensors, instruments, devices and software for telecommunications, life sciences, environmental monitoring, process...
May. 1, 2016 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 928
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ericsson has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Ericsson is a world leader in the rapidly changing environment of communications technology – providing equipment, software and services to enable transformation through mobility. Some 40 percent of global mobile traffic runs through networks we have supplied. More than 1 billion subscribers around the world re...
May. 1, 2016 07:30 AM EDT Reads: 982
There is an ever-growing explosion of new devices that are connected to the Internet using “cloud” solutions. This rapid growth is creating a massive new demand for efficient access to data. And it’s not just about connecting to that data anymore. This new demand is bringing new issues and challenges and it is important for companies to scale for the coming growth. And with that scaling comes the need for greater security, gathering and data analysis, storage, connectivity and, of course, the...
May. 1, 2016 07:00 AM EDT Reads: 863
SYS-CON Events announced today that DatacenterDynamics has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
May. 1, 2016 06:30 AM EDT Reads: 2,505
Machine Learning helps make complex systems more efficient. By applying advanced Machine Learning techniques such as Cognitive Fingerprinting, wind project operators can utilize these tools to learn from collected data, detect regular patterns, and optimize their own operations. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Stuart Gillen, Director of Business Development at SparkCognition, will discuss how research has demonstrated the value of Machine Learning in delivering next generation analytics to im...
Apr. 30, 2016 04:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,708
This is not a small hotel event. It is also not a big vendor party where politicians and entertainers are more important than real content. This is Cloud Expo, the world's longest-running conference and exhibition focused on Cloud Computing and all that it entails. If you want serious presentations and valuable insight about Cloud Computing for three straight days, then register now for Cloud Expo.
Apr. 30, 2016 02:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,734