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10 Big Data Trends to Watch in 2019

10 Big Data Trends to Watch in 2019

We seek ever more data for a good reason: it’s the commodity that fuels digital innovation. However, turning those huge data collections into actionable insight remains a difficult proposition. Read more…

5 Key Data Integration Considerations for Apache Kudu

5 Key Data Integration Considerations for Apache Kudu

Apache Kudu was designed specifically for use-cases that require low latency analytics on rapidly changing data, including time-series, machine data, and data warehousing. Read more…

AI Powers Mastercard’s New Authentication Process

AI Powers Mastercard’s New Authentication Process

Have you ever had a legitimate credit card transaction declined on the Web or your smartphone? It’s a real hassle, to be sure. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: January 2019 Edition

Big Data Career Notes: January 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. Read more…

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Fractal Analytics Gets Equity Boost

Equity investors will plow $200 million into Fractal Analytics, giving funders an unspecified but “significant” minority stake in the strategic analytics and AI developer as early venture investors divest their shares.

Apax Partners said this week the transaction consists of a “secondary stake” in Fractal Analytics acquired from existing shareholders along with additional investment in the company. Read more…

Algorithms Aim to Unclog the Skies

Researchers are churning out new algorithms initially designed to improve situational awareness in the sky while also helping pilots avoid dangerous weather and costly flight delays.

Knowing where you are on the clouds in relation to other aircraft is a fundamental flight safety requirement, and the stormy skies are not getting any less crowded. Read more…

AI to Displace 40% of World’s Jobs, Predicts ‘Oracle of AI’

Artificial intelligence will displace 40% of jobs, predicted Chinese AI expert Kai-Fu Lee, who was dubbed the “Oracle of AI” by “60 Minutes” this week. Lee also said that China is on the cusp of surpassing Silicon Valley in technological supremacy. Read more…

WANdisco Looks to Accelerate Multi-Cloud Data

As data whizzes from one cloud in one location to another, distributed computing platforms are emerging to help ensure data are consistent and readily available where and when needed.

That’s among the goals of the latest version of data fusion specialist WANdisco’s (LSE: Read more…

Benchmarking NoSQL Databases

Developers have a large number of databases to choose from today, particularly when it comes to newer NoSQL databases. Figuring out which databases excel in different areas can be tough, but the folks at Altoros aimed to help to narrow the field by benchmarking the three leading NoSQL database solutions, Couchbase, DataStax Enterprise, and MongoDB. Read more…

A Personal Data Discovery Solution Powered by ML

Thanks to GDPR and other data regulations, companies are required to have a certain degree of insight and control of the data they collect and store about individual people, or risk paying hefty fines. But getting the necessary level of insight and control is a big challenge, thanks in part to the way companies store data and the large number of data repositories they use. Read more…

From Oscar to AI: Mining Visual Assets for Fun and Profit

Before big data burst upon the scene, Dan Wexler dealt with it every day at DreamWorks Studios, where he helped developed the rendering tools used on “Shrek” and other films. After winning an Academy Award for his work with 3D graphics, Wexler founded Zorroa, where he’s creating new ways to turn video and imagery data into useful knowledge. Read more…

GridGain Expands Data Persistence for In-Memory DB

In-memory database specialist GridGain is augmenting its data storage capabilities with the addition of an automatic data persistence feature that can be used for immediate data access in the event of a cluster restart.

GridGain, the in-memory database vendor whose platform runs on Apache Ignite, said this week its disk-based persistence scheme ensures quick data access when a cluster is rebooted. Read more…

Cloudera Unveils CDP, Talks Up ‘Enterprise Data Cloud’

Cloudera today shed more light on its strategy to develop a unified flagship offering called Cloudera Data Platform, which is core to its emerging “enterprise data cloud” strategy. It also announced plans to maintain existing Hortonworks and Cloudera platforms into 2022 and to cross-pollinate existing products in the meantime. Read more…

Deep Learning: The Confluence of Big Data, Big Models, Big Compute

Fueled by enterprises seeking greater insight from their analytics, deep learning is now seeing widespread adoption. While this artificial intelligence (AI) discipline was first conceived in the late 1950s, the recent jump into deep learning and other AI methods is fueled by the recent increase in hardware power, the explosion of big data and desire for greater insight in several key industries. Read more…

Baidu Aims Edge Platform at AI Developers

Platform vendors are increasingly focusing on computing at the network edge as those devices sweep up more unstructured data. The goal is to move computing resources closer to data sources to reduce latency and bandwidth usage. Read more…

Build on the AWS Cloud with Your Eyes Wide Open

Building data applications on public clouds like Amazon Web Services is a no brainer for many organizations these days. The tools for ingesting, storing, and processing data in the cloud are rapidly maturing, and best of all, they’re largely pre-integrated, which saves data scientists and engineers time and money. Read more…

IBM’s New Global Weather Forecasting System Runs on GPUs

Anyone who has checked a forecast to decide whether or not to pack an umbrella knows that weather prediction can be a mercurial endeavor. It is a Herculean task: the constant modeling of incredibly complex systems to a high degree of accuracy at a local level within very short spans of time. Read more…


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