Voice: The New Interface for Analytics

Voice: The New Interface for Analytics

We’ve grown accustomed to interacting with computers through a visual interface. But thanks to big gains in the accuracy of speech recognition, that’s changing, and among the applications being targeted for voice-enablement are business intelligence and analytics. Read more…

Dr. Elephant Leads the Performance Parade

Dr. Elephant Leads the Performance Parade

I started working on big data infrastructure in 2009 when I joined Cloudera, which at the time was a small startup with about 10 engineers. Read more…

How AI Bolsters Job Recruiting with People Analytics

How AI Bolsters Job Recruiting with People Analytics

As the economy rumbles along and the unemployment rate hovers near historic lows, it can be increasingly more difficult to find the right people for the right job. Read more…

Wrestling Data Chaos in Object Storage

Wrestling Data Chaos in Object Storage

It has become all so apparent that object storage is the cornerstone of the cloud and the resting place for just about any aspect of business, industry, and government data. Read more…

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Demand For Software, Data Skills Remains Strong

Cloud giant Amazon Web Services and database leader Oracles are among the most popular employers for recent college graduates while software engineers head the list of highest paying jobs, according to a new employment survey. Read more…

Graph Databases Ascend to the Cloud

Bucking the trend toward open source databases, cloud vendors continue to promote proprietary graph databases that combine the ability to handle multiple data models with the distribution of data across different cloud regions.

While Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ: Read more…

AI-Infused Beauty Products Enthrall at CES

You may use shampoo infused with a certain blend of proteins and moisturizers, but is your shampoo data-driven? Can your bathroom mirror detect unsightly wrinkles on your face, and recommend a product to cover them? Read more…

The Big Data Tech Inside the 2020 Census

The US Census Bureau is adopting the latest data processing technology to help with its upcoming 2020 Census, including the use of a large Hadoop cluster, real-time stream data processing, and advanced mapping and visualization products. Read more…

Tech Giants Pile Up Machine Learning Patents

Technology innovators intensified efforts over the last year to secure intellectual property rights on transformative technologies ranging from AI to blockchain platforms. While IBM maintained its overwhelming lead in U.S. patent awards, Chinese manufacturers continue to make steady progress gaining control of IP while the growth rate for patent awards in machine learning soared. Read more…

How ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’ Will Impact Analytics

Organizations ramping up plans to employ big on-premise or cloud-based clusters to crunch big data sets are in for a nasty surprise thanks to the recently disclosed “Spectre” and “Meltdown” security vulnerabilities, which impact nearly all processor architectures developed over the last two decades. Read more…

Graph Databases Hit Wall Street

Graph technology is making inroads in the financial services sector as the emerging database platform finds applications in areas ranging from risk assessment to portfolio management.

Among the early deployments of graph technology are cloud and fintech vendors specializing in real-time intelligence tools for trading and risk management. Read more…

Alteryx Takes Action Following Big Data Breach

Following a report that it left data about more than 100 million households exposed on AWS, Alteryx’s CEO declared that the company has taken steps to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.

On December 20, the security firm UpGuard posted an account of how a cyber risk researcher discovered an under-protected S3 cloud bucket owned by Alteryx on the AWS cloud. Read more…

Are You Really Listening To Your Customers? Use Social Data

What company wouldn’t want access to limitless consumer conversation discussing their brand, competitors, and marketing campaigns? Social media provides a public place for just such conversations, and social listening empowers proactive brand teams to access those vital insights. Read more…

Genomics Platform Attracts More Investors

Deep learning specialists are continuing to pour cash into biomedical data developers making large genomic data sets available for analysis in applications such as precision medicine.

Among the largest funding rounds is a $58 million investment in DNAnexus Inc., which operates cloud-based platforms for medical research and precision medicine. Read more…

Why 2018 Will Be All About the Data

Since big data roared onto the public stage in 2012, we’ve seen an accelerating pace of technological progress and prowess. Along with it, tech trends have come and gone. Once a rising star, Hadoop is now settling into a supporting data role while AI now soaks up all the attention. Read more…

Weather Data Points to Massive ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Hitting Eastern U.S.

Hurricane hunter airplanes today are flying into a building winter storm along the Eastern seaboard that meteorologists have dubbed a “bomb cyclone” due to a forecast for rapidly dropping barometric pressure.

National Weather Service meteorologist Ryan Maue drew some attention when he posted a message to Twitter yesterday about the “a truly amazing extratopical ‘bomb’ Read more…

AWS, Others Seen Moving Off Oracle Databases

The shift to open source database software is reportedly weakening Oracle and other traditional database vendors as major customers like Amazon ready lowest cost alternatives.

Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), which implemented a cloud computing initiative last year, insisted in December that large database customers such as Amazon and Salesforce remain among its roster of Fortune 500 database customers. Read more…