eBay Inc.: eBay Agrees to Acquire SalesPredict - The Wall Street Transcript


Today eBay announced it will acquire SalesPredict, an Israel-based company that leverages advanced analytics to predict customer buying behavior and sales conversion. SalesPredict is eBay's latest acquisition that will support its artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science efforts. It follows eBay's recent acquisition of Expertmaker, in order to further bolster our structured data efforts. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Upon the close of the transaction, a number of SalesPredict's employees will join eBay's structured data organization, working from eBay's Israeli Development Center in Netanya.

Telstra acquires Readify for cloud, big data, IoT software


Telstra has announced the acquisition of Readify, a developer of Microsoft software applications, saying it will bolster the telecommunications provider's cloud offerings. "As we know, apps and software in general are playing an increasingly important role in businesses. Readify is recognised globally for its innovative software solutions and will further help us create software-led digital transformations with our customers," Bendschneider said. "Readify will provide application development and data analytics services, nicely complementing Kloud's existing services. It will enable Telstra to add incremental value to customers in enterprise cloud applications, API-based customisation, and extensions, as well as business technology advisory services."

IBM Linux Servers Designed to Accelerate Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning and Advanced Analytics


IBM (NYSE: IBM) today revealed a series of new servers designed to help propel cognitive workloads and to drive greater data center efficiency. Featuring a new chip, the Linux-based lineup incorporates innovations from the OpenPOWER community that deliver higher levels of performance and greater computing efficiency than available on any x86-based server. Collaboratively developed with some of the world's leading technology companies, the new Power Systems are uniquely designed to propel artificial intelligence, deep learning, high performance data analytics and other compute-heavy workloads, which can help businesses and cloud service providers save money on data center costs. The three new systems are an expansion of IBM's Linux server portfolio comprised of IBM's specialized line of servers co-developed with fellow members of the OpenPOWER Foundation. The new servers join the Power Systems LC lineup that is designed to outperform x86-based servers on a variety of data-intensive workloads.

Tech Leaders Unite to Enable New Cloud Datacenter Server Designs for Big Data, Machine Learning, Analytics, and Other Emerging Workloads


SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 14, 2016) - Technology leaders AMD, Dell EMC, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Mellanox Technologies, Micron, NVIDIA and Xilinx today announced a new, open specification that can increase datacenter server performance by up to 10x, enabling corporate and cloud data centers to speed up big data, machine learning, analytics, and other emerging workloads. Servers and related products based on the new standard are expected in the second half of 2017. The new standard, called OpenCAPI and released today by the newly formed OpenCAPI Consortium, provides an open, high-speed pathway for different types of technology -- advanced memory, accelerators, networking and storage -- to more tightly integrate their functions within servers. This data-centric approach to server design, which puts the compute power closer to the data, removes inefficiencies in traditional system architectures to help eliminate system bottlenecks and can significantly improve server performance. OpenCAPI sets a new standard for the industry, providing a high bandwidth, low latency open interface design specification built to minimize the complexity of high-performance accelerator design.

Microsoft to spark innovation at the Big Data show with Hackathon and Business Intelligence ... - Artificial Intelligence Online


March 27th, 2016 To reiterate the presence of big data analytics and solutions in the market, Microsoft has stepped up as partner for Business Intelligence Analytics and Hackathon at the Big Data show, taking place on 29th and 30th March at the Dubai World Trade Center. With the digital universe growing every two years, and with machine generated data expanding from 11% in 2005 to over 40% in 2020, Microsoft firmly believes that greater insights can be accessed by converting raw unstructured data into meaningful intelligent actions. The Big Data Show will have local, regional and international exhibitors shedding light on converting unfiltered data into structured data and will feature a host of on-site demonstrations at the Microsoft stand around IoT Remote Monitoring, Emotion Recognition and Social Analytics solutions. Microsoft's Participation at the Big Data Show will also highlight the role of Microsoft SQL Server 2016 as a business analytics and data management platform that combines unique cloud capabilities for building transformative apps and represents a giant step forward for Microsoft in the history of databases. Interactive sessions at the Big Data show will provide an excellent opportunity for delegates to meet some of the world's leading big data and analytical experts to deliberate on operational challenges and share unparalleled industry knowledge.