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Primeur weekly 2017-05-01

Quantum computing

Looking for the quantum frontier ...

Focus on Europe

On the way to a next-generation modular supercomputer ...

Welsh universities announce new national supercomputing research facility ...

CWI and Databricks launch new collaboration in the presence of Minister Kamp ...

ISC 2017 early-bird registration fees end May 10, 2017 ...

Middleware

Rosetta online server that includes everyone ...

New Singapore research center for big data analytics and Artificial Intelligence ...

IBM ranked nr. 1 in worldwide software-defined storage software market ...

Hardware

Tela Innovations CFO Peter Calverley joins CoolIT Systems' Board of Directors ...

Mellanox InfiniBand delivers up to 250 percent higher return on investment for high performance computing platforms ...

NJIT graduate student wins IBM fellowship to develop brain-inspired computing systems ...

Ultra-thin multilayer film for next-generation data storage and processing ...

Hybrid circuits can increase computational power of chaos-based systems ...

Cray signs solutions provider agreement with Mark III Systems ...

Applications

Artificial intelligence may help diagnose tuberculosis in remote areas ...

Managing disease spread through accessible modeling ...

Latest advances in artificial intelligence for drug discovery to be presented at the NVIDIA GTC ...

New method to ensure reproducibility in computational experiments ...

Saarland University professor receives top EU research award for improved image compression ...

Computational research details the activation mechanism of a protein involved in many diseases ...

$2.4 million grant funds new Biomedical Big Data to Knowledge Training Programme ...

When artificial intelligence evaluates chess champions ...

WorldQuant Initiative for Quantitative Prediction established at Weill Cornell Medicine ...

IBM, NVIDIA and Stone Ridge Technology set record in high performance computing in oil & gas ...

BP takes leap forward in seismic imaging technology ...

Stanford engineers use SDSC's Comet to develop a plastic fabric that cools the skin ...

Seidel named vice president for economic development and innovation ...

The Cloud

IBM opens four new Cloud data centres in the United States to support growing demand for cognitive capabilities ...

CWI and Databricks launch new collaboration in the presence of Minister Kamp


Ram Sriharsha (left) and Peter Boncz (right) launched the new collaboration.
25 Apr 2017 Hannover - On April 25, 2017, CWI, the Dutch Center for Mathematics and Informatics, and Big Data analytics and data science software company Databricks launched a new collaboration. The launch took place in the presence of Dutch Minister Kamp of Economic Affairs, at the annual technology trade fair, the Hannover Messe.

Databricks opened a R&D centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, earlier this year to leverage the database engineering talent there and to strengthen their collaboration with CWI. The San Francisco based company leads the development of open source software Apache Spark, the most widely used software tool to analyze large amounts of data. Databricks offers Spark as a Cloud service to companies and organisations, such that those customers are able to run their data analysis in a managed environment efficiently and effectively.

Databricks funds research in the Database Architectures research group of CWI, which previously developed the well-known database systems VectorWise and MonetDB. The CWI researchers work on database techniques that Databricks is interested to incorporate. The CWI methods allow users to analyze large amounts of data, not limited to tables, but also including (social) networks with growing and changing data.

Peter Boncz, senior researcher in the Database Architectures research group, coordinates the collaboration with Databricks. Peter Boncz stated: "The arrival of Databricks to Amsterdam enriches the local data science ecosystem, and underlines the reputation of the CWI in the field of Big Data technology."

Peter Boncz saw opportunities for the fundamental research at CWI: "For CWI, the collaboration provides the chance to look behind the scenes with Databricks. We will gain insight in the great diversity of data analysis problems that users encounter, and can thus discover some of the open questions in the field of data analysis. Also, professors from Berkeley and Stanford are involved in Databricks, so new scientific collaborations will arise."

"Databricks is excited about growing our R&D presence in Amsterdam and doing some of the most innovative engineering work in Big Data analytics and data science", stated Ram Sriharsha, interim site manager for the new Databricks R&D center in Amsterdam. "The collaboration with CWI and the expertise of CWI in high-performance databases was decisive in the selection of our new location. With this collaboration, we aim to make Spark and Databricks faster and more scalable."

Source: Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica - CWI

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-05-01

Quantum computing

Looking for the quantum frontier ...

Focus on Europe

On the way to a next-generation modular supercomputer ...

Welsh universities announce new national supercomputing research facility ...

CWI and Databricks launch new collaboration in the presence of Minister Kamp ...

ISC 2017 early-bird registration fees end May 10, 2017 ...

Middleware

Rosetta online server that includes everyone ...

New Singapore research center for big data analytics and Artificial Intelligence ...

IBM ranked nr. 1 in worldwide software-defined storage software market ...

Hardware

Tela Innovations CFO Peter Calverley joins CoolIT Systems' Board of Directors ...

Mellanox InfiniBand delivers up to 250 percent higher return on investment for high performance computing platforms ...

NJIT graduate student wins IBM fellowship to develop brain-inspired computing systems ...

Ultra-thin multilayer film for next-generation data storage and processing ...

Hybrid circuits can increase computational power of chaos-based systems ...

Cray signs solutions provider agreement with Mark III Systems ...

Applications

Artificial intelligence may help diagnose tuberculosis in remote areas ...

Managing disease spread through accessible modeling ...

Latest advances in artificial intelligence for drug discovery to be presented at the NVIDIA GTC ...

New method to ensure reproducibility in computational experiments ...

Saarland University professor receives top EU research award for improved image compression ...

Computational research details the activation mechanism of a protein involved in many diseases ...

$2.4 million grant funds new Biomedical Big Data to Knowledge Training Programme ...

When artificial intelligence evaluates chess champions ...

WorldQuant Initiative for Quantitative Prediction established at Weill Cornell Medicine ...

IBM, NVIDIA and Stone Ridge Technology set record in high performance computing in oil & gas ...

BP takes leap forward in seismic imaging technology ...

Stanford engineers use SDSC's Comet to develop a plastic fabric that cools the skin ...

Seidel named vice president for economic development and innovation ...

The Cloud

IBM opens four new Cloud data centres in the United States to support growing demand for cognitive capabilities ...