Why Anaconda’s Data Science Tent Is So Big–And Getting Bigger

Why Anaconda’s Data Science Tent Is So Big–And Getting Bigger

With more than 13 million downloads to date, Anaconda is blossoming into a real phenomenon in a crowded data science field. Read more…

Inside IBM ML: Real-Time Analytics On the Mainframe

Inside IBM ML: Real-Time Analytics On the Mainframe

“Bring the compute to the data,” is a common refrain you hear in the big data age. Now IBM is heading that advice with today’s launch of IBM Machine Learning for z/OS, a new offering due this quarter that will bring Watson-based machine learning software to the mainframe atop an Apache Spark execution engine, attached to a Jupyter-based data science workbook. Read more…

Here’s What a Neural Net Looks Like On the Inside

Here’s What a Neural Net Looks Like On the Inside

Ever wonder what the inside of a machine learning model looks like? Today Graphcore released fascinating images that show how the computational graph concept maps to a new graph processor and graph programming framework it’s creating. Read more…

A Platform Approach to Data Science Operationalization

A Platform Approach to Data Science Operationalization

Eduardo Ariño de la Rubia has been building quantitative teams for the past two decades, and knows first-hand how hard it can be to bring data science capabilities into a production setting. Read more…

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Google Launches Video Analytics Challenge

It's time to organize all those YouTube cat videos. A competition designed to develop classification algorithms for labeling millions of YouTube videos is designed to sort out Google's video trove by creating new search tools for archived footage. The search giant and YouTube owner (NASDAQ: GOOGL) announced the video classification challenge this week that includes cash prizes up to $30,000. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes (Feb. 2017)

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…

Google Cloud Adds Apps Database

Google continues to add features to its public cloud platform as a way of differentiating its services, this time announcing the public beta release of a cloud-based relational database for use in developing key enterprise applications. Read more…

‘Climbing’ Big Data With Virtual Reality

Thanks to virtual reality technology, analysts can now "climb" big data. So says business intelligence platform vendor Looker, which claimed to take big data to new heights with a virtual reality app for exploring data as well as how businesses "interact with their data." Read more…

Will Hardware Drive Data Innovation Now?

The world has witnessed an unparalleled flowering of technical innovation that has impacted billions of people over the past decade, much of it driven by creative breakthroughs in software. But now tech leaders are looking for hardware to take the torch and drive the next wave of innovation on even bigger data looming over the horizon. Read more…

Anaconda Gets Big Iron Support From IBM

IBM is expanding its embrace of big data analytics to include support on its open source mainframe for the Anaconda stack used by Python programmers. The company (NYSE: IBM) announced Thursday (Feb. 9) that it is collaborating with Anaconda developer Continuum Analytics and Rocket Software to host the open source analytics platform on IBM z/OS mainframes. Read more…

Tamr’s Data Prep Platform Gains U.S. Patent

A new approach for integrating large numbers of data sources using a combination of machine learning techniques along with human expertise has earned U.S. patent protection. Data preparation specialist Tamr Inc. said Thursday (Feb. 9) the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded a patent (US9,542,412) covering its "data unification" platform. Read more…

Exactly Once: Why It’s Such a Big Deal for Apache Kafka

Organizations building real-time stream processing systems on Apache Kafka will be able to trust the platform to deliver each messages exactly once when they adopt new Kafka technology planned to be unveiled this spring, executives with Confluent tell Datanami. Read more…

Wanted (Badly): Big Data Engineers

Big data engineers head a list of top IT jobs in 2017, second only in terms of salary range to Internet of Things architects and among the leaders with respect to available job openings over the last 12 months. Read more…

How Spark Illuminates Deep Learning

Data scientists everywhere are delving more deeply into deep learning (DL). If you’re only skimming the surface of this trend, you might think that the Spark community, which focuses on broader applications of machine learning, is watching it all from the sidelines. Read more…

Graphing Intent: Inside a Consumer Tracking Database

When the CTO for marketing analytics firm Qualia set out to build a new system consumer behavior tracking system, he knew the database selection would be critical. Little did he know that Qualia would end up pushing the limits of the graph database chosen to power the new system. Read more…

AI Comes to Operational Analytics

Artificial intelligence is making inroads as a way of helping developers and IT managers oversee the delivery of distributed applications. Loom Systems said its AI-based operational analytics platform adds an “intelligence layer” to data collection for real-time detection and resolution of problems associated with application delivery. Read more…

Hiding Hadoop: How Data Fabrics Mask Complexity and Empower Users

“The early bird gets the worm,” the old saying goes. What they don’t tell you is sometimes the early bird gets eaten. In the big data world, the rapid evolution of technology is providing maneuvering room for second-movers, and one place where this advantage is becoming evident is in the emerging area of data virtualization and data fabrics. Read more…