|By Marketwired .||
|July 22, 2014 06:05 AM EDT||
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/22/14 -- Alpine Data Labs announced today the introduction of Alpine Chorus 4.0, the industry's first Advanced Analytics enterprise platform that enables universal data discovery and search, bi-directional integration between Hadoop and all major data platforms, as well as compatibility with Spark and Cloudera 5.
Alpine Chorus 4.0 brings innovation in data discovery, query parallelization and machine learning in distributed environments. The company also introduces the first of its kind life cycle management facility for Hadoop and non-Hadoop platforms which allows for sophisticated machine learning algorithms to be run and managed simply across heterogeneous data systems such as Cloudera, MapR, Pivotal HD or databases like PostGreSQL, Oracle and Greenplum. Complimentary access to Alpine Chorus 4.0 can be found at http://start.alpinenow.com
The Network Effect of Insights
"Research shows that only 4% of enterprises get business value out of their Big Data investment," says Joe Otto, President and CEO at Alpine Data Labs. "The current industry solutions encourage a siloed and non-scalable approach to Big Data and that simply limits progress. We focus on building the most comprehensive and scalable platform that enterprises can use to achieve Big Data ROI and to better connect people, data and insights. From helping people quickly visualize and work with any data, to running models 100 times faster on Spark, to operationalizing the deployment of real-time models via standards like PMML, customers using Alpine Chorus innovate faster because they can easily run deep algorithms at Big Data scale and in a timeframe of business relevance."
The new solution boasts over 100 new features and furthers the company's advantage in the field of Advanced Analytics. With Alpine Chorus 4.0, data scientists and engineers can be productive on any data -- Hadoop or not; business users are engaged early and quickly add value to the advanced analytics conversation; and finally, executives rely on a standard platform to build repeatable, secure and reusable analytical practices.
Over the last 6 months alone, the company has tripled its customer base and has grown by over 200% in the financial services, online media, government, retail and manufacturing sectors.
Data Discovery Made Simple
Most organizations cut into their competitive advantage early in the analytical process because their data scientists can't easily discover, assemble and transform data before working with it. That process can take months, because moving data is not simple and when it comes to working with Hadoop data, new skill sets need to be acquired.
Alpine Chorus 4.0's universal data discovery capability allows users to search, find and use data regardless of where it is. Using Alpine Chorus' "Google-like" search, users can find and browse any file, model, workflow, comment, dataset, etc. -- and when data is found, they can visualize it through powerful heat maps, scatter plots and histograms, all without data movement.
"This functionality alone made our team more effective. It allowed us to assemble and understand data quickly, without the complexity of working with MapReduce, or Pig or SQL," says Ron Rasmussen, CTO & SVP Engineering at Xactly Corp. "Our ability to work rapidly and iterate at Big Data scale is core to helping us deliver the best products to our customers."
Big Data Analytics at the Speed of Business
"Removing Hadoop's complexity will give any company a head start, but it's not enough," says Steven Hillion, co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Alpine Data Labs. "Once enterprises have identified the data they want to work with, they need to interrogate it without being encumbered by performance issues."
In this new release, the company unveils its Parallel Analytics Engine, a virtual layer that now executes all of Alpine Chorus' algorithms with multiple levels of parallelism. This includes the Workflow Graph Optimizer, which parses analytics workloads and deploys them in parallel to maximize the use of available resources; and the Polymorphic Data Service, which decides at run-time how to optimize queries for each type of data platform. These innovations, unique to Alpine Data Labs, represent the most efficient way to run sophisticated machine learning algorithms on a variety of distributed systems. They also made it possible for Alpine Chorus 4.0 to be the first Advanced Analytics platform to be certified on CDH5 and Spark, benchmarked running complex algorithms at up to a hundred times faster than previously possible.
"With Alpine Chorus 4.0 customers can work on important analytical issues at Big Data speed and keep the business engaged because of the solution's visual, powerful and collaborative approach," says Amr Awadallah, Founder and CTO at Cloudera. "Alpine Chorus is a showcase for analytics innovation in the Big Data Era and we're excited that it features the power of Cloudera 5."
The Internet of People
"The key to analytical excellence is collaboration," says Dan Vesset, Vice President of IDC's Business Analytics research. "Collaboration often gets a bad name because it sounds too abstract. However, our research shows that effective cross-enterprise collaboration has a determinant role in helping Big Data projects succeed and return value. Alpine Data Labs is leading the way here."
The new features in Alpine Chorus 4.0 make the benefits of collaboration very tangible:
- Data scientists can tap into the innovation of their business counterparts at every point in the analytics process through user-generated data: comments, tags, links and documents applied to models, workflows, datasets and sandboxes.
- Business Analysts can easily and visually understand data science work through collaborative analytics workspaces, communicating and iterating in real-time, increasing the value and confidence of their analysis.
- Data and IT engineers rely on Github-like version control features, job scheduling and data management capabilities and can operationalize Big Data Analytics in a secure and consistent manner.
- Executives benefit from a platform that is innovative, open and secure because all interactions in Alpine Chorus are recorded and auditable.
Alpine Chorus 4.0 rests on key new technological breakthroughs:
1) Visualize Before You Analyze: Universal Search, Interactive Visualizations and Data Augmentation add a layer of understanding on top of any data.
2) Transform and Query Without Extraction: Alpine Chorus comprehensive library of transformation operators -- from simple filters, to variable, null-value replacement operators to pivot, multi-join and normalization functions -- are accessible via sql editor or visual, drag and drop icons. All of Alpine Chorus operators run in place and in parallel.
3) Manage Data In and Out of Hadoop: data can be sent to Hadoop for building Big Data Lakes and out of Hadoop to write the results of large-scale computation done on Big Data to operational systems.
4) Do Predictive Analytics Natively on Big Data: All of Alpine Chorus are written and optimized to execute in parallel, making analysis at Big Data speed a reality.
5) Work With the Latest Innovations: Embraces Data Science standards for real-time scoring (PMML), as well as supports and contributes to open source platform technologies (Spark, Sqoop, Madlib, MLlib, etc). First Advanced Analytics platform to be certified on Spark and Cloudera CDH 5.
6) Extend and Productionize Models: Alpine Chorus REST API available to run, and edit run user defined functions (UDFs) as part of an end-to-end analytic workflow.
7) Manage the Analytics Full-Life Cycle: Github-like Version Control (copy workflow, history capture, revert capability), Check-in, commenting, model review and tracking, Job Scheduling, Data management.
For more, try Alpine for free @ http://start.alpinenow.com
ABOUT ALPINE DATA LABS
Alpine Chorus is the world's first Enterprise Platform for Advanced Analytics on Big Data and Hadoop. With Alpine, data scientists and business analysts can work with large data sets, develop and collaborate on models at scale without having to use code or download software. 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
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2643012
Alpine Data Labs
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermi...
Oct. 13, 2015 09:30 AM EDT Reads: 200
As more intelligent IoT applications shift into gear, they’re merging into the ever-increasing traffic flow of the Internet. It won’t be long before we experience bottlenecks, as IoT traffic peaks during rush hours. Organizations that are unprepared will find themselves by the side of the road unable to cross back into the fast lane. As billions of new devices begin to communicate and exchange data – will your infrastructure be scalable enough to handle this new interconnected world?
Oct. 13, 2015 08:00 AM EDT
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Oct. 13, 2015 07:00 AM EDT Reads: 6,010
Nowadays, a large number of sensors and devices are connected to the network. Leading-edge IoT technologies integrate various types of sensor data to create a new value for several business decision scenarios. The transparent cloud is a model of a new IoT emergence service platform. Many service providers store and access various types of sensor data in order to create and find out new business values by integrating such data.
Oct. 13, 2015 04:00 AM EDT Reads: 681
There are so many tools and techniques for data analytics that even for a data scientist the choices, possible systems, and even the types of data can be daunting. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Harrold, Global CTO for Big Data Solutions for EMC Corporation, will show how to perform a simple, but meaningful analysis of social sentiment data using freely available tools that take only minutes to download and install. Participants will get the download information, scripts, and complete end-to-end walkthrough of the analysis from start to finish. Participants will also be given the pract...
Oct. 13, 2015 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 406
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. This tendency, what some call the “newest shiny object syndrome,” is understandable given that virtually all of us are heavily engaged in technology. But it is also mistaken. Without concrete business cases driving its deployment, IoT, like many other technologies before it, will fade into obscurity.
Oct. 13, 2015 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 258
WebRTC services have already permeated corporate communications in the form of videoconferencing solutions. However, WebRTC has the potential of going beyond and catalyzing a new class of services providing more than calls with capabilities such as mass-scale real-time media broadcasting, enriched and augmented video, person-to-machine and machine-to-machine communications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Luis Lopez, CEO of Kurento, will introduce the technologies required for implementing these ideas and some early experiments performed in the Kurento open source software community in areas ...
Oct. 13, 2015 12:45 AM EDT Reads: 851
Electric power utilities face relentless pressure on their financial performance, and reducing distribution grid losses is one of the last untapped opportunities to meet their business goals. Combining IoT-enabled sensors and cloud-based data analytics, utilities now are able to find, quantify and reduce losses faster – and with a smaller IT footprint. Solutions exist using Internet-enabled sensors deployed temporarily at strategic locations within the distribution grid to measure actual line loads.
Oct. 13, 2015 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 273
“In the past year we've seen a lot of stabilization of WebRTC. You can now use it in production with a far greater degree of certainty. A lot of the real developments in the past year have been in things like the data channel, which will enable a whole new type of application," explained Peter Dunkley, Technical Director at Acision, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Oct. 12, 2015 11:15 PM EDT Reads: 7,128
The Internet of Everything is re-shaping technology trends–moving away from “request/response” architecture to an “always-on” Streaming Web where data is in constant motion and secure, reliable communication is an absolute necessity. As more and more THINGS go online, the challenges that developers will need to address will only increase exponentially. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Todd Greene, Founder & CEO of PubNub, will explore the current state of IoT connectivity and review key trends and technology requirements that will drive the Internet of Things from hype to reality.
Oct. 12, 2015 10:15 PM EDT Reads: 314
There will be 20 billion IoT devices connected to the Internet soon. What if we could control these devices with our voice, mind, or gestures? What if we could teach these devices how to talk to each other? What if these devices could learn how to interact with us (and each other) to make our lives better? What if Jarvis was real? How can I gain these super powers? In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Chris Matthieu, co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, will show you!
Oct. 12, 2015 08:45 PM EDT Reads: 273
Today’s connected world is moving from devices towards things, what this means is that by using increasingly low cost sensors embedded in devices we can create many new use cases. These span across use cases in cities, vehicles, home, offices, factories, retail environments, worksites, health, logistics, and health. These use cases rely on ubiquitous connectivity and generate massive amounts of data at scale. These technologies enable new business opportunities, ways to optimize and automate, along with new ways to engage with users.
Oct. 12, 2015 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 262
Through WebRTC, audio and video communications are being embedded more easily than ever into applications, helping carriers, enterprises and independent software vendors deliver greater functionality to their end users. With today’s business world increasingly focused on outcomes, users’ growing calls for ease of use, and businesses craving smarter, tighter integration, what’s the next step in delivering a richer, more immersive experience? That richer, more fully integrated experience comes about through a Communications Platform as a Service which allows for messaging, screen sharing, video...
Oct. 12, 2015 05:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,227
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal an...
Oct. 12, 2015 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 197
SYS-CON Events announced today that Sandy Carter, IBM General Manager Cloud Ecosystem and Developers, and a Social Business Evangelist, will keynote at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Oct. 12, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 245
WebRTC converts the entire network into a ubiquitous communications cloud thereby connecting anytime, anywhere through any point. In his session at WebRTC Summit,, Mark Castleman, EIR at Bell Labs and Head of Future X Labs, will discuss how the transformational nature of communications is achieved through the democratizing force of WebRTC. WebRTC is doing for voice what HTML did for web content.
Oct. 12, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,489
As a company adopts a DevOps approach to software development, what are key things that both the Dev and Ops side of the business must keep in mind to ensure effective continuous delivery? In his session at DevOps Summit, Mark Hydar, Head of DevOps, Ericsson TV Platforms, will share best practices and provide helpful tips for Ops teams to adopt an open line of communication with the development side of the house to ensure success between the two sides.
Oct. 12, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 692
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly by extending current technologies, products and networks. By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices. Gartner has forecast revenues of over $300 billion, just to IoT suppliers. Now is the time to figure out how you’ll make money – not just create innovative products. With hundreds of new products and companies jumping into the IoT fray every month, there’s no shortage of innovation. Despite this, McKinsey/VisionMobile data shows "less than 10 percent of IoT developers are making enough to support a reasonably sized team....
Oct. 12, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 337
The IoT market is on track to hit $7.1 trillion in 2020. The reality is that only a handful of companies are ready for this massive demand. There are a lot of barriers, paint points, traps, and hidden roadblocks. How can we deal with these issues and challenges? The paradigm has changed. Old-style ad-hoc trial-and-error ways will certainly lead you to the dead end. What is mandatory is an overarching and adaptive approach to effectively handle the rapid changes and exponential growth.
Oct. 12, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 334
Today air travel is a minefield of delays, hassles and customer disappointment. Airlines struggle to revitalize the experience. GE and M2Mi will demonstrate practical examples of how IoT solutions are helping airlines bring back personalization, reduce trip time and improve reliability. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Dr. Sarah Cooper, M2Mi's VP Business Development and Engineering, will explore the IoT cloud-based platform technologies driving this change including privacy controls, data transparency and integration of real time context w...
Oct. 12, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 298