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Has FaunaDB Cracked the Code for Global Transactionality?

Has FaunaDB Cracked the Code for Global Transactionality?

An organization that wants to power a transactional application using a single database that spans multiple data centers around the world without giving up ACIDity has few good options. Read more…

Data Breaches and Abuses Abound, But Regulatory Appetite Appears Lacking

Data Breaches and Abuses Abound, But Regulatory Appetite Appears Lacking

The holiday season brought no respite from the recent spate of data breaches that have compromised the private data of millions of Americans, with Marriott International bearing the brunt of the bad news. Read more…

The Smart Object Ecosystem Is The New AI Workbench

The Smart Object Ecosystem Is The New AI Workbench

AI is becoming so interwoven into the physical world that it’s less and less of a surprise when some inanimate object spontaneously interacts with us as if it had a mind of its own. Read more…

Building a Successful Data Governance Strategy

Building a Successful Data Governance Strategy

One of the core elements of data analytics that organizations struggle with today is data governance. An organization could do everything right and still wonder why their analytics projects are failing if they haven’t taken the time to build and implement a governance strategy. Read more…

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Apache Pulsar Goes Cloud Native

Apache Pulsar, the distributed messaging and storage system that emerged two years ago from Yahoo, joins the growing list of analytics tools being made available via the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator—in this case running on the Google Cloud Platform. Read more…

GraphIt Promises Big Speedup in Graph Processing

Developers writing graph applications that scale into the billions of vertices and trillions and edges are forced to make trade-offs that impact the performance of the application. But thanks to new graph language emerging from at MIT’s  Computer Science & Read more…

Looker Announces VC Haul to Fund Platform Push

Looker announced a $100 million-plus funding round this week as it looks to transition from a business intelligence and data visualization provider to a full-fledged data platform vendor.

Looker said Thursday (Dec. 6) its latest funding campaign generated a hefty $103 million in a round led by Premji Invest and new funder Cross Creek Advisors. Read more…

Data West Brings Technology Leaders to SDSC

Data and technology enthusiasts from around the world descended upon the San Diego Supercomputing Center (SDSC) for the third annual Data West conference, which is taking place this week on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. Read more…

Cloudera Gives a Peek at Future ML Platform

Cloudera continued its evolution away from Hadoop today by announcing a technical preview for Cloudera Machine Learning, its new data science and data engineering platform that’s based on Kubernetes, which enables it to run in the cloud and on premise. Read more…

Six Months In, GDPR’s Impact Uncertain In the U.S.

We’ve barely scratched the surface on the impacts of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the far-reaching European Union law that went into effect six months ago. As European law enforcement organizations prepare their first cases against Google, it appears that some organizations in the United States are taking a wait-and-see approach to GDPR compliance. Read more…

Analytics Use Grows in Parallel with Data Volumes

More companies are using data analytics to attract new customers, improve services for existing customers and to mitigate business risks by leveraging business intelligence and predictive analytics to make better decisions, according to a new vendor survey. Read more…

No Time Like the Present for AI: The Journey to a Successful Deployment

Today, over a decade since MapReduce technologies reshaped the field of data science, we find ourselves seeking more insight from even more data, ever more quickly. The confluence of improvements in computer processing power, networking performance, and storage platforms has enabled a massive leap forward in the next phase of data insight; Read more…

Hitachi Ups Game for Managing Unstructured Data

Most enterprise data go unused, and according to some studies very little unstructured data in the form of text, audio and video makes its way into the hands of data analysts.

Hence, data integrators see an opportunity to combine their tools with object storage and hybrid cloud deployments to expand the data analytics ecosystem currently drowning in unstructured data generated by social media and other sources. Read more…

Western Union Clamps Down on Fraud with ML

Money transfers are a rich target for fraudsters, who have devised all sorts of creative ways to steal the funds. But thanks to a sophisticated machine learning system running atop a large Hadoop cluster, Western Union has taken a sizable bite out of the criminals’ Read more…

Three Machine Learning Tasks Every AI Team Should Automate

With the war on AI talent heating up, the new “unicorns” of Silicon Valley are high-performing data scientists. Although as recently as 2015 there was a surplus of data scientists, in the most recent quarter there was a 150,000 deficit. Read more…

AWS Launches Time-Series Database

AWS threw its hat into the nascent ring for time-series databases yesterday with the launch of AWS TimeStream, a managed time-series database that AWS says can handle trillions of events per day.

Time-series databases have emerged as a best-in-class approach for storing and analyzing huge amounts of data generated by users and IoT devices. Read more…

AWS To Build You a Data Lake in ‘A Few Clicks’

AWS yesterday announced Lake Formation, a new service that it says will let users build their own data lake on S3 — complete with the requisite provisions for security, access control, data transformation, and cataloging — Read more…


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