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|YarcData Announces Six Finalists for the $100,000 Graph Analytics Challenge|
Dec 03, 2012 -- YarcData, a Cray (
The top six submissions span a number of diverse categories, such as healthcare, law enforcement, sports, life sciences and social media. The six finalists for the $100,000 Graph Analytics Challenge have submitted entries that will attempt to:
Over the coming weeks, the six finalists will run their queries on YarcData's uRiKA graph-analytics appliance. A panel of judges made up of Big Data industry analysts, experts on semantic technology, and YarcData customers will then evaluate the results of these top six submissions. The winning entries will then be chosen based on a set of criteria that includes the business and/or human impact, complexity, scalability and performance, and innovation. Winners will be announced in a live web event in February 2013.
"The quality and diversity of the many entries we received as part of the Graph Analytics Challenge is very exciting to us," said Arvind Parthasarathi, president of YarcData. "This contest is about increasing awareness and interest in graph analytics, and it is encouraging to see that the Big Data community is embracing new ways to apply graph analytics towards solving complex problems with incredibly large data sets. We are very pleased with the response to this contest, and YarcData will continue to promote and support the use of graph analytics for the discovery of unknown relationships or patterns in Big Data. Thank you to everyone that entered the contest and good luck to the six finalists."
YarcData is holding the Graph Analytics Challenge to showcase the increasing applicability and adoption of graph analytics in solving Big Data problems. The contest is also intended to promote the use and development of RDF and SPARQL (both standards developed by the World Wide Web Consortium) as the industry standard for graph analytics. The grand prize for the first place winner is $70,000. The second place winner will receive $13,000 and the third place winner will receive $8,000. There will also be prizes for the other finalists.
For more information on the contest, please visit: http://yarcdata.com/graph-analytic-challenge.html.
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