Numenta to Showcase New Version of Grok at AWS reInvent 2014

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NOTE: Numenta has announced a strategic partnership with Avik Partners, please read more about the future of Grok for IT Analytics.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Numenta Inc., a leader in machine intelligence technology, today announced the newest release of Grok IT for Analytics. The application, which runs on Amazon Web Services, will be featured at the upcoming AWS re:Invent 2014, November 11-14 in Las Vegas. Visit Numenta and see Grok in action at AWS Booth 648.

Based on Numenta’s breakthrough Hierarchical Temporal Memory technology, Grok monitors servers running on AWS and enables complex pattern detection, automatic model building, and continuous learning. Grok output is displayed on a constantly updated mobile device, enabling IT professionals to assess the health of their systems anytime, anywhere.

The latest Grok 1.6 release features:

  • A major new feature called “Annotations,” which allows sharing of information and collaboration among users
  • Increased ability to support additional sources and formats of data
  • Enhanced performance

“Grok enables IT professionals to easily spot unusual activity and to gain immediate insights into the health of their critical IT systems. Now, with annotations, they can more easily share these insights with colleagues, enabling the organization to get ahead of problems before they become serious,” noted Numenta CEO Donna Dubinsky.

Unlike other tools that rely on static thresholds or simple statistics, Grok automatically learns complex patterns in the AWS environment, and then identifies unusual behavior in those systems.

Key features of Grok IT for Analytics include:

  • Very easy configuration and set-up
  • Automatically models each metric to determine normal patterns
  • Automatically identifies and ranks unusual patterns
  • Continuously learns new patterns as environments evolve
  • Does not require any manual threshold setting
  • Notifies the user when something curious is happening
  • Displays output graphically on a mobile Android device

To learn more about use cases for IT operators, and to download Grok, please visit

About Numenta

Numenta, Inc. was founded in 2005 to be a catalyst in the new era of machine intelligence. Its biologically inspired machine learning technology is based on a theory of the neocortex first described in co-founder
Jeff Hawkins’ book, On Intelligence. The technology can be applied to anomaly detection in servers and applications, human behavior, and geo-spatial tracking data, and to the predication and classification of natural language. In addition, Numenta has created NuPIC (Numenta Platform for Intelligent Computing)
as an open source project. Based in Redwood City, CA, the company is privately funded. For more information go to

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