first_img“We’ve created a top-down, fluid, user-experience solution that brings the business users and data scientists, engineers and programmers to collaborate, report and predict data analytics,” said Nguyen.Adatao is made up of two products: pInsights, which Nguyen called the “beauty layer,” and pAnalytics, the “power layer.” pInsights allows users to easily interact and consume Big Data in a collaborative format. According to Nguyen, it’s like Google Docs for Big Data. Users can use natural language to look for data; for example, if a user is looking at flight data from the Department of Transportation, he or she can simply type “show relationship between flight delays and days of the week,” and pInsights will generate and graph that information in seconds. Other features include visualization, dashboarding, presentation, narrative, reporting, and support for Java, R, SmartQuery and SQL.“For the first time, business users are able to navigate and explore Big Data in a very natural and fluid way without having to even remember that it is Big Data,” said Nguyen.The power layer, pAnalytics, allows data scientists and engineers to examine massive amounts of data in seconds without having to learn Map/Reduce. Big Data 1.0 is not easy, it’s not fast and it’s not for everyone, but Big Data 2.0 looks to change that, according to Christopher Nguyen, CEO and cofounder of Adatao.“We see Adatao as the bridge that builds the current Hadoop of the Big Data world, which is Big Data 1.0, to 2.0,” he said. “Just as Web 1.0 focused on technologies and capabilities of the Web, and Web 2.0 switched the focus to the user, we are experiencing the same fundamental shift with Big Data.”Big Data 2.0 has been a vision of Nguyen’s and his Big Data startup company for the past two years. “We wanted to make Big Data easily accessible for everyone,” he said. Up until now, data scientists and engineers have managed Big Data, but Adatao wants to bring it to business users.(Related: Developers need more than just Hadoop for Big Data)last_img read more

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first_imgCloud monitoring company SignalFx has revealed SignalFx Microservices APM, which is a new application performance monitoring solution designed for DevOps teams. The solution is built on top of the company’s streaming analytics platform, giving it access to power data analytics.“The world happens in real-time and if something goes wrong, finding problems minutes later just doesn’t cut it,” said Karthik Rau, CEO and founder of SignalFx. “Customers expect technology and applications to just work. Their tolerance for failure is next to zero with the value of their brand held in the balance.”Dart 2.1 now availableA new stable release of the programming language Dart is now available. Dart 2.1 provides smaller code size, faster type checks, better usability for type errors, and new language features for improving productivity, according to the team.The team also announced plans to ship several releases in the 2.x line that utilize the Dart 2 platform foundation. Bugcrowd launches Next Gen Pen TestCrowdsourced security company Bugcrowd has announced a new pen testing solution. Bugcrowd Next Gen Pen Test offers unique capabilities to allow it to meet the growing security needs of organizations.According to the company, the solution is a scalable model that replaces traditional testing approaches.“As I speak to CSOs around the world, they’re looking for better ways to protect their organizations than the traditional pen testing approaches that have not changed in more than 20 years – and have in fact failed to reduce overall security risk,” said Ashish Gupta, CEO of Bugcrowd. “The solution can only be addressed by a radical shift in pen test design, which lends itself exceptionally well to the crowdsourced security model.”Educative raises $2.3 million in seed fundingSoftware development learning platform Educative has raised $2.3 million in seed funding. The investment was made by Trilogy Equity Partners, SK Ventures, and others.“As software engineers ourselves we understand how critical it is for developers to stay current with the latest software languages and frameworks so we created a learning environment that was designed specifically to meet their unique requirements of learning software languages,” said Fahim ul Haq, co-founder of Educative. “All of the courses featured on the Educative site are designed to be fully interactive, embracing the notion that software developers learn best by doing and continuous feedback. Our platform also makes it easy for authors to create and publish their courses, providing them with an opportunity to share their expertise and generate revenue.”last_img read more

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