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SAP announces improvements to cloud platform and Vora analytics software

SAP HANA Vora

SAP has released new software that it claims will make analytics easier for users of open source Hadoop software.

Alibaba launches what it claims to be China’s first cloud AI platform

Aliyun has launched what it claims to be China's first AI platform

Alibaba’s cloud computing division Aliyun has launched what it claims to be China’s first artificial intelligence cloud service.

EY, Hortonworks ink big data deal

Ernst & Young and Hortonworks are partnering on Hadoop

Global consulting giant Ernst & Young and Hortonworks have inked a deal that will see the two companies partner on helping joint clients overcome their big data challenges.

Intel partners with OHSU in using cloud, big data to cure cancer

Intel is working with the OHSU to develop a secure, federate cloud service for healthcare practitioners treating cancer

Intel is testing a cloud-based platform as a service in conjunction with the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) that can help diagnose and treat individuals for cancer based on their genetic pre-dispositions.

Basho, Cisco integrate Riak KV and Apache Mesos to strengthen IoT automation

Basho and Cisco have integrated Riak and Mesos

Cisco and Basho have successfully demoed the Riak key value store running on Apache Mesos, an open source technology that makes running diverse, complex distributed applications and workloads easier.

Google, Microsoft punt big data integration services into GA

Big cloud incumbents are doubling down on data integration

Google and Microsoft have both announced the general release of Cloud Dataflow and Azure Data Factory, their respective cloud-based data integration services.

Edge Up Sports taps IBM Watson to give fantasy football a cognitive computing boost

Edge Up is using Watson to improve fantasy football decision-making

Fantasy football analytics provider Edge Up Sports is partnering with IBM to deploy a Watson-based service that helps users manage the performance of their teams.

IBM bolsters Watson Healthcare capabilities with $1bn Merge acquisition

IoT in healthcare faces its fair share of challenges

IBM announced its intention to acquire Merge Healthcare, a medical imaging and processing platform provider, which it plans to integrate with Watson. The company said the move would bolster the cognitive computing cloud’s clinical and medical capabilities.

WTA, SAP team on tennis analytics using HANA cloud

SAP and the WTA are partnering to develop a cloud-based analytics service for tennis players and coaches

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and SAP have partnered to develop tennis analytics software for players and coaches based on SAP HANA.

Media giant hoovers up analytics specialist for $500m

Advance is buying 1010data for $500m

Advance/Newhouse, the parent company of Advance Publications – owner or majority stakeholder in some of the world’s largest digital publications including Condé Nast and Reddit – announced this week it has acquired analytics and data warehouse specialist 1010data for $500m.

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