How Mashable Seeds Journalism with Data Science

How Mashable Seeds Journalism with Data Science

In journalism, researching what to write about often takes more time and effort than actually writing. But the online news site Mashable has found a way to accelerate the editorial process using a judicious application of big data tech and data science. Read more…

How Topic Modeling Can Change How Brands Interact with Customers

How Topic Modeling Can Change How Brands Interact with Customers

Nobody likes a Monday morning quarterback. He’s the guy who always knows exactly how to run a play to score a touchdown…the day after the game. Read more…

Can Big Data Tame the Chaos of Virtualized IT?

Can Big Data Tame the Chaos of Virtualized IT?

The “software-defined” revolution is driving private data centers toward AWS-like efficiency. However, the virtualization of hardware, storage, and networking—not to mention agile coding techniques and a rapid-fire “DevOps” Read more…

Four Ways to Visualize Big Streaming Data Now

Four Ways to Visualize Big Streaming Data Now

Every day, the data deluge continues to grow.  From clickstreams and transaction logs to mobile apps and the IoT, big data threatens to overwhelm customers relying on traditional BI tools to analyze it. Read more…

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Platform Incorporates Spark to Boost Collaboration

In-memory tools such as Apache Spark continue to mark inroads on predictive analytics platforms designed to allow data scientists and analysts to apply machine learning to large and diverse data sets. Among the goals is limiting unnecessary data movement. Read more…

Reltio Previews Upgraded Cloud Data Manager

Reltio, the cloud data management specialist whose platform automatically sources, prepares and analyzes data, said it is readying the latest version of its cloud platform that adds integration and collaboration features intended to boost real-time analytics. Read more…

Microsoft Surges in Gartner Quadrant with Power BI

Microsoft is the new king of the hill when it comes to business intelligence and analytics platforms, at least according to the latest Magic Quadrant from Gartner, which placed the Power BI backer in the pole position. Read more…

Data Opportunities Slipping Through the Cracks

If you’re struggling to make the most of your data, take heart in the fact that you’re not alone. A large percentage of companies are not fully executing on their big data, data science, and IoT strategies, several recent studies say. Read more…

Data Science Meets Behavioral Science

In the United States alone, 38 million people start their day by eagerly fastening a device to their wrist that is not worn for the purpose of fashion or keeping time. It is a fitness tracker and these little gadgets have swept the nation. Read more…

Why Anaconda’s Data Science Tent Is So Big–And Getting Bigger

With more than 13 million downloads to date, Anaconda is blossoming into a real phenomenon in a crowded data science field. What made the collection of mostly Python-based tools so popular to data hackers—a dedication to openness, interoperability, and innovation—is also the strategy behind Continuum Analytics’ Read more…

Google Launches Video Analytics Challenge

It's time to organize all those YouTube cat videos. A competition designed to develop classification algorithms for labeling millions of YouTube videos is designed to sort out Google's video trove by creating new search tools for archived footage. The search giant and YouTube owner (NASDAQ: GOOGL) announced the video classification challenge this week that includes cash prizes up to $30,000. Read more…

Inside IBM ML: Real-Time Analytics On the Mainframe

“Bring the compute to the data,” is a common refrain you hear in the big data age. Now IBM is heading that advice with today’s launch of IBM Machine Learning for z/OS, a new offering due this quarter that will bring Watson-based machine learning software to the mainframe atop an Apache Spark execution engine, attached to a Jupyter-based data science workbook. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes (Feb. 2017)

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Read more…

Google Cloud Adds Apps Database

Google continues to add features to its public cloud platform as a way of differentiating its services, this time announcing the public beta release of a cloud-based relational database for use in developing key enterprise applications. Read more…

Here’s What a Neural Net Looks Like On the Inside

Ever wonder what the inside of a machine learning model looks like? Today Graphcore released fascinating images that show how the computational graph concept maps to a new graph processor and graph programming framework it’s creating. Read more…

‘Climbing’ Big Data With Virtual Reality

Thanks to virtual reality technology, analysts can now "climb" big data. So says business intelligence platform vendor Looker, which claimed to take big data to new heights with a virtual reality app for exploring data as well as how businesses "interact with their data." Read more…

A Platform Approach to Data Science Operationalization

Eduardo Ariño de la Rubia has been building quantitative teams for the past two decades, and knows first-hand how hard it can be to bring data science capabilities into a production setting. He understands there are multiple pitfalls waiting to trip up data scientists, from corrupted models and code deployment snafus to collaborating as a team and proving to the CFO that stuff actually works. Read more…