9 Paths to a Data Science Interview

9 Paths to a Data Science Interview

Springboard surveyed about 20 people about the hardest parts of the data science interview process as part of the research for our free guide to data science interviews. Read more…

3 Ways Big Data Is Being Used in IT

3 Ways Big Data Is Being Used in IT

The big data revolution is transforming how business gets done across multi-trillion-dollar industries like financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail. Read more…

Forrester’s Crowded NoSQL Wave Shows Abundant Options

Forrester’s Crowded NoSQL Wave Shows Abundant Options

The increasingly crowded NoSQL database market promises to give customers lots of storage options for next-gen and big data applications. Read more…

Don’t Be a Big Data Snooper

Don’t Be a Big Data Snooper

One of the biggest challenges that data scientists face is separating true predictors from false ones. When an airtight causal model can’t be created, data scientists often look to a secondary class of models based on correlations to accurately predict outcome. Read more…

Datanami Headlines

Veritone, Cognitive Media Startup, Raises $50M

The developers of a “cognitive media platform” designed to render audio and video content and make the results searchable have closed a $50 million funding round.

Veritone Inc. announced this week that patent investor Acacia Research Corp. Read more…

Bullish Forecast for Hadoop Services

Despite major market inroads being made by Apache Spark, a new forecast estimates the global market for the Hadoop big data framework will continue to grow at a healthy clip through 2021, fueled in part by growing enterprise demand for Hadoop services. Read more…

U.S. Eyes Tools to Spot Faked Images, Video

University researchers are using machine learning along with signal and image processing tools in a military-funded effort to detect doctored images and video, then figuring out how they were manipulated.

As groups like the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, increasingly turn to social media to recruit, the U.S. Read more…

HPE Extreme Performance Solutions

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Overclocking for Higher Trade Frequency

In the fast-paced world of high-frequency trading (HFT), shaving milliseconds off response times can yield millions of dollars in revenue. Today, computers are executing thousands of calculations per second, easily surpassing human capabilities. Read more…

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Another Self-Service Database Tool Emerges

The democratization of big data continues apace with a new self-service analytics tool that allows non-data scientists to query databases and get answers without formal training in, for example, SQL.

The startup VQL Technologies Inc. Read more…

Search Engines Get a Machine Learning Boost

Online retailer eBay is attempting to extend its machine language capabilities beyond automatic language translation to e-commerce uses designed to make product searches more relevant. As automation improves, the company said one goal eliminating the search box. Read more…

‘Smart Machines’ Top the Hype Cycle, Gartner Says

Every summer, technologists turn to Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, which has become a barometer of sorts for gauging the state of various hardware and software innovations that are expected to impact business and society over the next decade. Read more…

How Machine Learning and Push Computing Can Pull Employees In

You have a problem: Businesses all over the world are facing a serious issue. Employees are increasingly overworked, disengaged, and bogged down by inefficient processes. A Gallup poll of more than 80,000 workers found that just 31.5% described themselves as being engaged at work. Read more…

5 Factors Driving the Graph Database Explosion

There’s no denying it: Graph databases are hot. According to DB-Engines.com, graph databases have outgrown every other type of database in popularity since 2013, and not by a small margin either. It’s clear that developers, data scientists, and IT pros are just beginning to explore the potential of graph databases to solve new classes of big data analytic and transaction challenges. Read more…

NSF Funds New Cognitive Science Research

As part of its BRAIN initiative, the National Science Foundation announced a second series of grants this week awarded to multidisciplinary teams to further explore cognitive and neural systems, including “data-intensive neuroscience and cognitive science.” Read more…

The SQL Service at the Heart of Amazon Kinesis Analytics

Amazon Web Services gave real-time application developers a boost last week when it unveiled Amazon Kinesis Analytics, a new service for continuously querying streaming data using good old SQL. The service hooks into the entire Kinesis suite available from AWS, but the core underlying technology was developed by a third-party vendor you might not be familiar with. Read more…

Adobe Parses Target Audiences to Promote Brands

Parsing the segments of target audiences has become a time sink for retails and other data analysts looking to compare and contrast those segments to glean insights, spot overlaps and pinpoint meaningful differences among audience segments for particular brands. Read more…

Ford Accelerates Driverless Car Effort With Machine Learning

A key component driving the development of driverless cars is machine learning and other artificial intelligence capabilities along with computer vision approaches used for image and signal processing. Ford Motor Co., which is targeting fully autonomous vehicles for ride sharing by 2021, unveiled a series of machine learning and machine vision deals as it doubles the size of it Silicon Valley research campus. Read more…

Finding Hidden Value in IoT Analytics

Sensors on the Internet of Things (IoT) are already generating a ton of data, but turning that data into business value isn’t always easy. In particular, businesses must be creative in how they mine their IoT data, which can yield unexpected gems. Read more…