The Hybrid Database Capturing Perishable Insights at Yiguo

The Hybrid Database Capturing Perishable Insights at Yiguo

Yiguo.com is the largest B2C fresh produce online marketplace in China, serving close to 5 million users and more than 1,000 enterprise customers. Read more…

ParallelM Aims to Close the Gap in ML Operationalization

ParallelM Aims to Close the Gap in ML Operationalization

A startup named ParallelM today unveiled new software aimed at alleviating data scientists from the burden of manually deploying, monitoring, and managing machine learning pipelines in production. Read more…

Why Getting the Metrics Right Is So Important in Machine Learning

Why Getting the Metrics Right Is So Important in Machine Learning

Armed with big data analytics, businesses now have the power to detect and act in very precise ways. Read more…

Full ACID Support Means ‘Game Over’ for Relational, MongoDB Says

Full ACID Support Means ‘Game Over’ for Relational, MongoDB Says

MongoDB today revealed that it’s now supporting multi-document ACID transaction guarantees with version 4.0 of its database. When it becomes generally available later this year, MongoDB says it will have eliminated the last hurdle preventing enterprises from moving off relational databases. Read more…

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Esri Adds an Unstructured Location Data Capability

Spatial analytics specialist Esri continues to expand its mapping platform with the acquisition of ClearTerra, a developer of geospatial and other intelligence tools focused on unstructured data.

Esri, Redlands, Calif., announced the acquisition on Thursday (Feb. Read more…

‘Dual-Use’ AI Poses New Security Threats

While the genie may already be out of the bottle, the rapid growth and broad availability of AI and machine learning technology along with a growing list of development tools is prompting critics to highlight future security concerns and the need to consider upfront the potential for malicious use of the technology. Read more…

AI, Big Data Are Meshing–and Disrupting

Data analytics, big data and artificial intelligence are widely seen by banks, manufacturers and technology firms are part of a “continuum” as they begin to derive value while girding for growing competition from data-driven startups. Read more…

Microsoft, Anaconda Expand Python Partnership

Microsoft and Python data science platform vendor Anaconda have extended their partnership by adding the software giant’s code editor to the latest Anaconda distribution.

The addition of Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code (VS Code) expands its support for the latest release of the Python data science platform, Anaconda 5.1. Read more…

Actian’s Data Update Scheme Earns U.S. Patent

A big data technology designed to enable real-time updates to analytic databases has earned a U.S. patent. The approach was developed by Dutch computer scientists, and the technology was eventually acquired by Actian Corp.

Patent No. Read more…

Real-Time Data: The Importance of Immediacy in Today’s Digital Economy

Today, we’re creating more data than the word has ever seen before. In fact, 90 percent of the world’s data has been created in the past two years. But more data doesn’t always mean more insight, which is why companies today need to analyze the data they’re collecting in order to draw value from it. Read more…

Scylla Eyes Cassandra’s NoSQL Workloads

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the folks behind the Apache Cassandra project would probably be pleased with Scylla, a C++-based rewrite of Cassandra that’s starting to make waves. But considering how serious the folks at ScyllaDB are about stealing Cassandra’s thunder, there’s likely no joy in Cassandra world. Read more…

Time-Series Leader InfluxData Raises More Cash

Reflecting growing demand for time-series databases used to track everything from sensor data to application performance, InfluxData has completed a $35 million funding round led by Sapphire Ventures along with new investors Harmony Partners and three existing investors. Read more…

SigOpt Within In-Q-Tel’s Parameters

It’s no secret that America’s spies are collecting massive amounts of data. And now that In-Q-Tel, the venture capital arm of the nation’s intelligence agencies, has taken a stake in hyperparameter optimization startup SigOpt, they’ll have one more tool for building accurate machine learning models based on that data. Read more…

Arm ML Processors Eye Object Detection

Arm Ltd., the U.K. chip intellectual property vendor, is rolling out a machine learning platform designed to boost the functionality of devices at the network edge, beginning with an object detection capability.

Arm, which is focusing heavily on Internet of Things (IoT) processors, said this week its Project Trillium would bring machine learning and neural networking functionality to edge devices via a suite of scalable processors. Read more…

Snowflake Taps Qubole for Deep Machine Learning in the Cloud

Organizations storing big data in Snowflake’s cloud data warehouse can now run machine learning and deep learning algorithms against that data thanks to a new partnership with Qubole.

The two companies today announced a partnership that will allow Qubole’s big data processing engines, including Apache Spark and TensorFlow, to read and write data to Snowflake’s data warehouse. Read more…

Which Programming Language Is Best for Big Data?

Nothing is quite so personal for programmers as what language they use. Why a data scientist, engineer, or application developer picks one over the other has as much to do with personal preference and their employers’ Read more…

AI Development Gets a Blockchain Boost

Among the approaches to ramping up AI innovation is applying blockchain technology as a new kind of marketplace to help open-source developers find AI building blocks that can be quickly implemented. In turn, the digital ledger technology can be used to compensate code jockeys who built the components. Read more…