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Does the Human Touch + AI = The Future of Work?

Does the Human Touch + AI = The Future of Work?

Artificial intelligence has long caused fear of job loss across many sectors as companies look for ways to cut costs, support workers and become more profitable.  Read more…

CCPA Enforcement Begins: Are You Ready?

CCPA Enforcement Begins: Are You Ready?

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) became law six months ago, but enforcement has been delayed until today. Read more…

Confluent Goes ‘Infinite’ with Kafka Cloud Storage

Confluent Goes ‘Infinite’ with Kafka Cloud Storage

Companies that want to store oodles of event data in Kafka but don’t want to pay oodles of dollars may be interested in the new “infinite storage” option unveiled today by Confluent. Read more…

Poor Data Hurts COVID-19 Contact Tracing, CDC Director Says

Poor Data Hurts COVID-19 Contact Tracing, CDC Director Says

The lack of accurate and timely data about COVID-19 infections has hampered the government’s ability to perform contact tracing, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield, testified today in Congress. Read more…

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In a World Without Music Festivals, Zyro’s AI Recreates Headliners at Home

If you’re a fan of live music, 2020 has been an extraordinarily bad year for you. From Bonnaroo and Burning Man to Eurovision and Lollapalooza, music festivals around the world have been put on an indefinite pause until the COVID-19 pandemic is under control. Read more…

Sandia Labs Model Predicts COVID-19 Cases Over a Week into the Future

Just over the last several weeks, the United States’ COVID-19 trajectory has dramatically changed, shifting from a promising decline to a terrifying spike that may eclipse the first. Policy-makers are struggling to make decisions about reopening (or shutting down again) amid the chaos, uncertain how future trends will validate or contradict their decisions. Read more…

Cloud Data Integration Race Heats Up

Fivetran, the up-and-coming data integration specialist, announced a $100 million funding round this week as it sharpens competition with rivals such as Alooma and Stitch to provide integration services for cloud data warehouse operators.

Oakland-based Fivetran has so far raised more than $163 million in venture funding, and claims a valuation of $1.2 billion. Read more…

Bitnine Looks to Scale PostgreSQL

The successor to AgensGraph, the multi-mode database that added a standard graph query language to PostgreSQL, retains that and other features while expanding the ability to scale without sacrificing performance.

Released this week, AGE continues to offer SQL integration along with AgensGraph’s integration of the Cypher graph query language to PostgreSQL. Read more…

Can Yugabyte Modernize the Database Layer? Bill Cook Thinks So

It’s a conundrum that many database startups have yet to solve: Why does Oracle continue to dominate the space if its relational database is so out of step with the times? The software vendor that cracks the code will be extremely wealthy. Read more…

IBM Brings Back a Netezza, Attacks Yellowbrick

Last year, IBM killed off Netezza, the line of popular and powerful analytics appliances. Now Big Blue is ramping up marketing around a new offering that sports the Netezza name, and it’s targeting competitor Yellowbrick Data as part of its awareness-raising campaign. Read more…

The Sunny Side of Privacy Laws and Compliance Mandates

Enterprises are faced with a growing onslaught of data and increasing data privacy regulations. Those regulations include the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which regulators began enforcing in May 2018.

These businesses often see protecting data from misuse and abuse as a procedural chore and financial burden. Read more…

The Curious Case of Kubernetes In the Enterprise

The Kubernetes website has a whole section dedicated to case studies and customer success stories. It is full of well-known brands like Adidas, Amadeus, BlackRock, Booking.com, Box, and many others. Bose is bragging about how they run their worldwide IoT platform on Kubernetes, Capital One tells us of big data fraud detection projects and CERN describes how it uses Kubernetes to analyze 330 petabytes coming from its particle accelerators. Read more…

Spark 3.0 Brings Big SQL Speed-Up, Better Python Hooks

Apache Spark 3.0 is now here, and it’s bringing a host of enhancements across its diverse range of capabilities. The headliner is an big bump in performance for the SQL engine and better coverage of ANSI specs, while enhancements to the Python API will bring joy to data scientists everywhere. Read more…

COVID Notebooks Aims to Speed Predictive Models

IBM’s new open source toolkit with AI extensions to the Jupyter notebooks data science development platform is being extended to a COVID notebooks platform designed to help analyze real-time data about the pandemic.

The company’s Center for Open-Source Data and AI Technologies developed the COVID notebooks toolkit that among other things addresses data quality issues related to coronavirus analytics. Read more…

FAU Researchers to Create AI-Powered COVID-19 Risk Assessment Tool

As the pandemic rears its head in the United States, attention is turning once again to the relative risk of infection in various areas across the country. Now, a team of researchers from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) have received a $90,000 grant through the National Science Foundation (NSF) RAPID program to build an AI-powered, web-based tool for COVID-19 modeling and risk evaluation. Read more…

Sigma Research Finds Frustration, Embarrassment in the Corporate Data Language Barrier

As data increasingly dominates the workplace, a strong relationship between data experts and business experts is critical to establishing an effective data-driven business strategy – but often, that perfect synergy is more difficult to achieve than one might hope. Read more…

Databricks Brings Data Science, Engineering Together with New Workspace

Data scientists and software engineers work in different ways and use different tools. But both personas will feel more comfortable developing applications in the new version of Databricks Data Science Workspace, which the company unveiled today at Spark + AI Summit. Read more…


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