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Supercomputer manufacturer Cray will integrate and deliver two next-generation supercomputers and associated storage for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) at Argonne National Laboratory, through a subcontract obtained from Intel, it announced earlier last week. Part of Cray’s new line of supercomputers (currently codenamed “Shasta”), the

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Genius, the online knowledge base, earlier known as Rap Genius, enables annotations and interpretation of ‘song lyrics, news stories, primary source documents, poetry, and other forms of text, by breaking down text with line-by-line annotations, added and edited by anyone in the world. Founded in 2009 by Yale graduates,  Mahbod

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Azure DocumentDB, Microsoft’s fully managed NoSQL document database service that was first previewed mid last year, is now generally available, the software giant revealed Wednesday. The latest offering addresses the growing demands for mobile first, cloud first application development, wrote the Director of Program Management, DocumentDB, John Macintyre, in a

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Basketball Tournament, branded the March Madness has been raising a social media storm through last month. One startup (amongst many peers), has been providing tools to gauge and provide actionable data to marketers throughout the event. Cross-channel analytics provider Origami Logic found that although Twitter

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Meteor, the open-source Javascript platform for building web apps, rolled out its latest offering last week. Adding to its previous availability for OS X and Linux, Meteor 1.1 offers development on Windows and support for MongoDB’s new 3.0 database engine. The new release adds support for developing applications software on

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Alation, a California based data accessibility startup emerged from stealth mode last week to make available its enterprise data accessibility platform that promises to bring together machine learning and “human insight” to assist the data-driven organisation’s workforce in collaborative analytics, data search and discovery, data optimization and effective data governance.

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To combat the impending dearth of skilled data scientists and analysts the University of Rochester, New York has set up the Institute for Data Science (IDS). The New York State recently provided support to create a new Rochester Center of Excellence in Data Science (CoE) at the University which, will

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Newbie mobile database vendor Realm has garnered $20 million in a Series B funding round led by existing investor, Khosla Ventures. Founded 9 months ago, backed by 3 years of research, what Realm came up with is a new mobile database that runs directly on phones, tablets or smartwatches. A very

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Couchbase Server, the open source, distributed NoSQL document-oriented database has unveiled a new query tool compatible with SQL. The new offering, has already been at the disposal of developers as N1QL since over a year now. It will henceforth be shipped as part of Couchbase Server under the name SQL for

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The US Government is in a fix owing to a rather old-school data collection system available with the Education Department that prevents quick retrieval of data on approximately 40 million Americans with student loans. The student loan portfolio amounts to $1.1 trillion, according to a report published by the Wall

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