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The Evolving Role of the CDO

The Evolving Role of the CDO

Who drives the big data and AI strategy at your company? Surveys show that many of the biggest and most analytically advanced companies are increasingly turning to chief data officers (CDOs) for leadership and guidance of these strategic initiatives. Read more…

Databricks Offers Something for Everybody with AutoML Solution

Databricks Offers Something for Everybody with AutoML Solution

Databricks today took the covers off a new automated machine learning solution that promises to reduce the amount of manual coding required to develop predictive applications. Read more…

Data Regs and Facebook Fines: Dragging Us Toward Better Security

Data Regs and Facebook Fines: Dragging Us Toward Better Security

“Be like Facebook.” That was the rallying cry in the early days of the big data boom, when companies were striving to monetize as much data as possible, and Facebook was the poster child of a new breed of company. Read more…

Learning from Data to Create a Safer and Smarter Self-Driving Experience

Learning from Data to Create a Safer and Smarter Self-Driving Experience

The automotive industry isn’t just being driven by people — it’s also driven by data, particularly as automobile manufacturers move toward autonomous, self-driving vehicles. Read more…

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AI, Analytics Help to Propel Wind Power

Clean energy sources such as wind turbines are among the edge devices being incorporated into the Internet of Things. Once connected, the growing number of wind turbines sprouting up across Asia, Europe and the American Midwest and along its coasts are making greater use of AI and analytics as way to improve performance and accelerate return on investment. Read more…

Startup Rockset Adds SQL to DynamoDB

Rockset, the serverless search and analytics startup that emerged last fall from stealth mode, this week unveiled its SQL platform targeting NoSQL data from Amazon Web Services’ DynamoDB.

Rockset, San Mateo, Calif., said its real-time SQL capability meets growing requirements among a growing list of DynamoDB users for operational analytics, including the ability to search transactional data and combine data sets. Read more…

H2O.ai Tops Off Funding to Accelerate AI Adoption

Every company should become an AI company, according to Sri Ambati, the founder and CEO of H2O.ai. With $72.5 million in additional funding announced today and a new release of its autoML solution, Driverless AI, Ambati is making the case that H2O.ai should be the vehicle to get them there. Read more…

U.S., China Jockey for AI ‘Lead’

The U.S. is maintaining its lead in AI development as China hustles and spends to catch up, outpacing its rivals in areas like AI funding, adoption and access to data.

Still, a report released this week by the Center for Data Innovation finds the U.S. Read more…

Graph Database ‘Shapes’ Data

A semantic graph database technology vendor is supporting a key specification designed to validate graph-based data against a set of conditions that specify the “shape” of data. The goal is a more agile way of analyzing larger volumes of complex, distributed data. Read more…

Is Python Strangling R to Death?

As programming languages go, there’s no denying that Python is hot. Originally created as a general-purpose scripting language, Python somehow became the most popular language for data science. But is Python’s fame coming at the expense of R? Read more…

Big Data Shines Way Forward for Big Quake Prediction

The magnitude 6.4 earthquake that struck near Ridgecrest, California, on July 4 was an eye opener for many in the region. But when a much larger magnitude 7.1 quake hit the following day, it became clear the first temblor was just an opener for the main act. Read more…

Rubrik Tunes Upgrade to VMware Users

Rubrik, the multi-cloud data manager, unveiled the latest version of its Andes platform this week with upgrades aimed at technology partner VMware covering automated disaster recovery orchestration, data classification and tighter security.

Those improvements span Rubrik’s cloud data management and Polaris software services platforms, combining the management, governance and orchestration of data across datacenters and cloud deployments. Read more…

Three Pillars of Stellar Service Provider Customer Experience

Would it be a surprise to learn that recent studies show 89% of companies today compete primarily on the basis of customer experience, more than doubling since 2010?

Digital service providers who meet subscribers’ needs for frictionless, personalized digital experiences perform 120% better in the market than those who do not, according to Watermark’s CX ROI Study. Read more…

Data Science Back to School: Accelerate Your Education

Are you looking to get a data science degree and join the workforce as a data scientist? Then you’re not alone, as thousands of young people around the world are following that same path with the hope of tapping into the high demand – and large salaries – that come with being a data scientist. Read more…

Investors Seek Out Lucidworks

Lucidworks, the high-flying search engine platform developer, announced a $100 million funding round. The haul will be poured into its AI-based recommendation tools, including its flagship Fusion search platform.

San Francisco-based Lucidworks said Monday (Aug. Read more…

Re-Imagining Big Data in a Post-Hadoop World

In the big data battle for architectural supremacy, the cloud is clearly winning and Hadoop is clearly losing. Customers are shying away from investing in monolithic Hadoop clusters in favor of more nimble (if not less expensive) cloud platforms. Read more…

Big Data Yields Progress in Social Good

In addition to driving profitability and growth for business, big data holds the potential to improve people’s lives in more humanitarian ways. One company that’s doing more than most in this arena is IBM, which last month provided an update on the Science for Social Good initiative that it started three years ago. Read more…


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