Slidecast: SPM.Python Expoits Parallelism with Fault Tolerance

In this slidecast, Minesh Amin from MBA Sciences presents on the latest release of SPM.Python. Amin was recently awarded a patent for the technology, which now includes support for exploiting parallelism using GPUs by way of PyCuda. With this new feature in place, SPM.Python enables programmers to exploit parallelism in a fault tolerant manner across all three levels of abstraction: servers, cores, and GPUs.

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Plot.ly Startup Does Big Data Visualization in the Cloud

Over at the Montreal Gazzette, Joseph Czikk writes that Plot.ly is a new online platform that allows users to create and collaborate on publication-quality graphs and charts that require large amounts of data. More powerful than Microsoft Excel or Google Docs, it enables data analysts to work together in real-time.

Plot.ly is the first tool where teams that have to work on data-driven problems together can rapidly share and annotate their graphs and results through the cloud,” said co-founder Chris Parmer.

The Montreal company is looking to make a dent in the data visualization market with a seed-funding round of $1.5 million. Read the Full Story or sign up to start using Plot.ly today.

Why Product Strategy means Saying NO

Des Traynor

Des Traynor from Intercom writes about why it is so important for product managers to say No.

The thing is, no one keeps crap ideas in their roadmap. Identifying and eliminating the bad ideas is the easy bit. Real product decisions aren’t easy. They require you to look at a proposal and say “This is a really great idea, I can see why our customers would like it. Well done. But we’re not going to build it.Instead, here’s what we’re doing.”

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Early Adopters Program for Kiuwan Code Analysis in the Cloud

This week Optimtyh Software announced the new Kiuwan cloud service. Designed to let developers measure and analyze the quality of their software starting in the early stages of coding, Kiuwan is the only service in the cloud that lets developers continuously measure and analyze the quality of their applications for a growing variety of programming languages and technologies: Java (including Android support), JSP, Cobol, Abap IV, C#, VB6, VB.Net, SQL, PL/SQL with C/C++, Javascript, PHP, Objective-C, and extended Android support coming up in Q3 2013.

Software quality matters,” said Jesus Martin, CEO of Optimtyh Software. “While software testing is key for companies and developers in general to make sure the software they produce does and behaves as it is supposed to, there is much more to software quality than just testing.”

Developers wanting to use this technology can join the Kiuwan Early Adopters Program free of charge for the first year. Hurry! The offer is limited. Read the Full Story.

Startups Offer Easy Access to Machine Learning

Over at GigaOM, Derrick Harris writes that there are now more choices for businesses that want out-of-the-box functionality for machine learning, predictive analytics and general data science.

An offspring of Greenplum (former Greenplum parent company EMC is an investor, in fact), Alpine Data Labs is doing what amounts to Microsoft Visio for predictive analytics. Its software sits right inside a company’s data store (that can be Hadoop or any number of popular databases) and lets users analyze the data by drawing flow charts. It’s a little more complex than just pulling down a menu and selecting “cluster,” but it’s a whole lot easier than trying to code those functions.

Harris also looks at Context RelevantDatameerSkytree, and Wise.io.