Welcome!

Microsoft Cloud Authors: Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Lori MacVittie, Elizabeth White, Yeshim Deniz

News Feed Item

UPDATE: Skytree Launches "What's Your (Big Data) Problem?" Contest Designed to Push the Envelope of Data Science With Machine Learning

Contest Launches December 6th 2012; Prizes: The Winner Receives Free Skytree Server Valued at $100,000; Five Runners Up Will Receive Free Machine Learning Consulting

LAKE TAHOE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/07/12 -- At the annual NIPS Conference for data scientists, Skytree, Inc.™, an advanced analytics and machine learning company, today launched a contest for companies looking to jumpstart their advanced analytics and accelerate their big data initiatives. The winning company receives a one-year license for Skytree Server valued at $100,000, which includes consulting services and data modeling. Five runners-up will receive free machine learning consulting from a machine learning expert. Entries will be judged based on the universality, emerging data science, and clarity of the big data challenge posed. To be entered in the contest, companies may submit their "Big Data Challenge" to Skytree between December 6, 2012 and January 11, 2013 on the Skytree website.

Before presenting his technical talk at NIPS, Skytree CTO Dr. Alexander Gray announced the contest and Skytree's reasoning for putting on the challenge. "We believe machine learning has come of age just in time to meet the growing need for advanced analytics on massive datasets in business, in science and even in government," said Gray. "The winner of our challenge will get the benefit of a state-of-the art advanced analytics solution, which is exactly what many organizations need right now."

For additional details, and to participate in the contest, visit the Skytree website.

Skytree Products

Skytree Server was developed to run machine learning algorithms on big data across 100s or 1000s of CPUs, solving advanced analytics challenges created by exploding datasets across many domains. With Skytree Server, companies can keep up with the deluge of data that is increasing in volume, velocity, and variety. With Skytree Server, the company provides an array of advanced analytics and machine learning solutions, including Skytree's newest PowerPack Plugins and Jump Start Packages for companies at any stage, and data sets of any size.

Jump Start packages include the Skytree Server platform and added capabilities allowing customers to:

  • Explore. Demonstrate and explore the feasibility of using machine learning to achieve a specified business goal and offer a world-class team which works with organizations to get them up and running with machine learning;
  • Prove. Demonstrate and explore the feasibility of using fast/scalable machine learning to improve performance toward a specified business goal by working with an organization's data scientists to help increase big-data machine learning capabilities;
  • "Go Crazy". Unleash the power of using fast/scalable machine learning to achieve unprecedented results by working with an organization to explore what is possible with the best statistical and computational information to create or improve a product, service, or capability with game-changing effects.

About Skytree
Skytree's Machine Learning platform gives organizations the power to discover deep analytic insights, predict future trends, make recommendations and reveal untapped markets and customers. Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning are quickly becoming must-have technologies in the age of Big Data, and Skytree provides the Enterprise-grade foundation. Skytree's flagship product -- Skytree Server -- is the only general-purpose scalable Machine Learning system on the market, built for the highest accuracy at unprecedented speed and scale. For more information visit www.skytree.net and follow Skytree on Twitter @SkytreeHQ.

Media Contact
Kate Carey
New Venture Communications
[email protected]
(650) 814-3088

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors! In this blog post, we provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading...
If a machine can invent, does this mean the end of the patent system as we know it? The patent system, both in the US and Europe, allows companies to protect their inventions and helps foster innovation. However, Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be set to disrupt the patent system as we know it. This talk will examine how AI may change the patent landscape in the years to come. Furthermore, ways in which companies can best protect their AI related inventions will be examined from both a US and...
Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
DXWorldEXPO LLC, the producer of the world's most influential technology conferences and trade shows has announced the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO "Early Bird Registration" is now open. Register for Full Conference "Gold Pass" ▸ Here (Expo Hall ▸ Here)
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, taking place November 12-13 in New York City, NY, is co-located with 22nd international CloudEXPO | first international DXWorldEXPO and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time t...
CloudEXPO New York 2018, colocated with DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
The best way to leverage your Cloud Expo presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at Cloud Expo. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audiences.
Machine Learning helps make complex systems more efficient. By applying advanced Machine Learning techniques such as Cognitive Fingerprinting, wind project operators can utilize these tools to learn from collected data, detect regular patterns, and optimize their own operations. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Stuart Gillen, Director of Business Development at SparkCognition, discussed how research has demonstrated the value of Machine Learning in delivering next generation analytics to impr...
The challenges of aggregating data from consumer-oriented devices, such as wearable technologies and smart thermostats, are fairly well-understood. However, there are a new set of challenges for IoT devices that generate megabytes or gigabytes of data per second. Certainly, the infrastructure will have to change, as those volumes of data will likely overwhelm the available bandwidth for aggregating the data into a central repository. Ochandarena discusses a whole new way to think about your next...