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Three Deadly Sins of Data Science

Three Deadly Sins of Data Science

Over the last few years, data science (DS) has moved from small-scale R&D efforts in companies to production applications, strategic decision-making, and other avenues of business value creation. Read more…

The Rise of the Citizen Data Scientist: How Humanized Machine Learning Is Augmenting Human Intelligence

The Rise of the Citizen Data Scientist: How Humanized Machine Learning I...

IDC estimates worldwide data volume is set to rise by 61% between 2018 and 2025 – eventually reaching 175 zettabytes – with much of this generated by businesses. Read more…

AI Ethics and Data Governance: A Virtuous Cycle

AI Ethics and Data Governance: A Virtuous Cycle

As companies spend billions researching and developing AI, they’re facing meaningful questions related to ethics. What does responsible AI look like? Read more…

GDPR’s Impact One Year Later

GDPR’s Impact One Year Later

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) granted Europeans unprecedented rights to control their own data, including the controversial “right to be forgotten.” Read more…

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DataStax Unveils Constellation, Its Cassandra Cloud Platform

DataStax kicked off its inaugural user conference this morning by announcing an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) version of the Apache Cassandra database. Dubbed Constellation, the offering will enable customers to get up and running with managed Cassandra deployments for hybrid and multi-cloud environments in just a few clicks. Read more…

Microsoft Applies Deep Learning to Vector Search

Since acquiring GitHub last June, Microsoft has sought to make good on its pledge to retain the project collaboration platform’s “developer-first ethos.” This week it turned over to GitHub an AI search tool as an open-source project. Read more…

Datanami Career Notes: May 2019 Edition

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…

Don’t Overlook the Importance of Data Stewards

Data scientists may be the rock stars of big data, and data engineers currently are in high demand. But companies that are serious about creating a winning data strategy should carefully consider what a well-trained data steward can bring to their organizations. Read more…

RavenDB Adds Graph Queries

RavenDB, the open-source transactional NoSQL document database vendor, has added data replication and other features to the latest release along with the ability to handle graph queries.

Along with “pull” data replications, RavenDB 4.2 released this week adds a distributed online counters capability that can be used, for example, to support real-time apps that track “likes” and “favorites.” Distributed counters are used to support more frequent counter updates. Read more…

BI Leader Sisense Acquires Periscope Data

Sisense’s acquisition of Periscope Data combines the buyer’s business intelligence platform with Periscope’s cloud data analytics expertise as Sisense looks to up its analytics game.

The merger announced on Tuesday (May 14) gives New York-based Sisense access to Periscope Data’s analytics platform as it seeks to upgrade its current business intelligence platform to meet the needs of data scientists. Read more…

ScyllaDB Gives Cohabitation of OLAP and OLTP A Shot

ScyllaDB today announced the availability of a new feature of its Apache Cassandra-compatible database called “workload prioritization” that it says will eliminate the need for organizations to maintain separate database clusters for analytical and transactional applications. Read more…

How Machine Learning Prevents Employees from Churning

According to Driver Knowledge, there is an average of 6 million car accidents in the U.S. every year (about 16,438 per day), 72% of these crashes result in property damage, and the driver is 23 times more likely to crash if texting. Read more…

AI Enlisted Air Combat Training

Despite the billions of dollars invested in front-line fighter aircraft, there has been little actual close-range air combat—so-called dogfights—since the Gulf War of the early 1990s.

Nevertheless, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is using the aerial dogfight scenario to leverage AI as a way of improving the interface between pilot and extremely fast-moving machines. Read more…

Kafka in the Cloud: Who Needs Clusters Anyway?

Confluent is reimagining what it means to run Kafka in the cloud, and is jettisoning the notion that clusters are even necessary to get started with the real-time streaming data technology.

Confluent today announced that its Confluent Cloud customers can deploy a Kafka service that can scale from 0 to 100 MBps in throughput and scale back down in seconds. Read more…

What’s Behind Lyft’s Choices in Big Data Tech

Lyft was a late entrant to the ride-sharing business model, at least compared to its competitor Uber, which pioneered the concept and remains the largest provider. That delay in starting out actually gave Lyft a bit of an advantage in terms of architecting its big data infrastructure in the cloud, as it was able to sidestep some of the challenges that Uber faced in building out its on-prem system. Read more…

Only Intelligent Data Can Power Artificial Intelligence

Our rapidly growing mastery of artificial intelligence has the potential to address society’s thorniest problems. But time and again, AI-powered projects have failed the test of fairness as algorithms have amplified the social, ethnic, and gender biases inherent in their data. Read more…

Eyeing Expansion, SAP Pushes HANA to the Cloud

SAP continues to push its flagship HANA in-memory database platform higher into the cloud with a range of new analytics, cloud storage, AI and robotic process automation features aimed down-market beyond big companies and “complex scenarios.”

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