The 3 Roles Needed for the Modern Data Team

The 3 Roles Needed for the Modern Data Team

According to the McKinsey Global Institute, data-driven organizations are 23 times more likely to acquire customers, six times as likely to retain those customers, and 19 times as likely to be profitable as a result. Read more…

How Kafka Helped Rabobank Modernize Alerting System

How Kafka Helped Rabobank Modernize Alerting System

Customers of Rabobank now receive alerts on bank account activity in a matter of seconds, as opposed to the hours it would take with its existing transactional platform, and it’s all because of the speed and simplicity of Apache Kafka. Read more…

Training Your AI With As Little Manually Labeled Data As Possible

Training Your AI With As Little Manually Labeled Data As Possible

Let’s imagine a future in which developers are creating and deploying artificial intelligence (AI) apps faster than people can consume them. Read more…

Exploring Governments’ Civic Data Connections

Exploring Governments’ Civic Data Connections

An individual data point is practically worthless by itself. Only when combined with other pieces of data can it contribute to the emergence of the bigger picture. Read more…

Datanami Headlines

Geospatial Data Research Leverages GPUs

MapD Technologies, the database and visualization specialist, said its is working with university researchers on leveraging graphics processors to advanced geospatial analytics.

The San Francisco-based company is collaborating with the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University. Read more…

Splunk Upgrades Cloud Monitoring Analytics

As enterprises accelerate the shift to a hybrid private/public cloud model, a growing list of data analytics vendors are stepping up to offer cloud monitoring and other tools designed to ease cloud migrations that are expected to consume the lion’s share of IT budgets over the next year and a half. Read more…

Data Recovery Gets Speed, Security Boost

The rise of sophisticated cyber attacks such as ransomware is fueling demand for data backup and recovery platforms that can help companies quickly get back on their feet after an attack. With that in mind, a data management software vendor has released the latest version of its machine learning-based system designed to detect ransomware while identifying accidental data loss. Read more…

Advice to AI Startups: Lift Veil on Algorithms

The hardheaded folks who advise investors on what technologies show promise and which are mostly smoke and mirrors are beginning to weigh in on much-hyped approaches such as machine learning. While venture capital keeps flowing into machine learning startups, some technology consultants note that the investment craze around AI is slowing as deployments come up against market realities such as murky predictive models and emerging data protection regulations. Read more…

Huawei Adds MapD GPUs to Latest Servers

Data analytics and visualization specialist MapD Technologies has inked a deal with Huawei, the multinational networking and telecommunications giant, to juice the Chinese vendor’s server hardware with scalable GPU-supported analytics.

The partners announced an agreement this week intended to improve compatibility between Huawei’s latest FusionServer and MapD database and visualization platforms. Read more…

Why Cracking the ‘Brain Code’ Is Our Best Chance for True AI

Artificial intelligence is all the rage today, and it’s definitely real, we tell ourselves. Without AI, how do you explain recent breakthroughs like cars that drive themselves and software that diagnoses cancer? But there’s an emerging consensus that to develop true artificial intelligence, we’ll need to double-down on scientific research into how the human brain actually works. Read more…

Machine Learning Model Tracks U.S. Spy Planes

Among the tasks you can train a computer to perform is scanning the skies over the U.S. for the alarming number of surveillance and spy aircraft.

The news web site BuzzFeed did just that, reporting this week that it employed a machine-learning algorithm to first recognize known spy planes, and then combine that model with a large set of flight-tracking data from a commercial web site. Read more…

Operationalizing Data-Driven Decisions: A 5-Step Methodology

Making effective decisions across an enterprise, a government, or a planet involves more than using well-designed software to analyze data. To operationalize data-driven thinking, you need a decision environment that can be replicated consistently, in multiple situations. Read more…

MongoDB, Tableau Expand Integration With BI Link

Database vendor MongoDB is again partnering with visual analytics specialist Tableau Software on an upgraded business intelligence connector designed to extend the merger of the two big data platforms to leverage Tableau’s visualization capabilities on enterprise data stored on the MongoDB system. Read more…

Optimize Your Golf Game with Advanced Analytics

About 24 million Americans play golf every year, making it one of the country’s top pastimes. However, the number of people who are proficient at the sport is far lower. Now amateur golfers can get a little help on the links by way of big data analytics. Read more…

AI Seen Better Suited to IoT Than Big Data

More cold water is being thrown on the notion that AI might be the next big thing for big data. Rather, a new survey finds that AI branches such as machine learning are perceived as be more useful for applications such as Internet of Things deployments where automation tools can be used to streamline business operations. Read more…

Containerized Spark Deployment Pays Dividends

Hadoop has emerged as a general purpose big data operating system that can perform a range of tasks and run all kinds of processing engines. But all that power and flexibility comes with a cost, which is something that one prominent healthcare analytics firm decided it didn’t want to pay anymore. Read more…

IBM Storage Breakthrough Paves Way for 330TB Tape Cartridges

IBM announced last week a new record for magnetic tape storage that it says will keep tape storage density on a Moore’s law-like path far into the next decade. In collaboration with Sony, IBM scientists recorded 201 gigabits on one square inch of prototype magnetic tape, achieving a 20x improvement over the areal density used in current state of the art enterprise tape drives. Read more…