How to Build a Big Data Culture

How to Build a Big Data Culture

Data has become a critical corporate asset for keeping a competitive edge in the market and making smarter decisions companywide. Read more…
Universities Roll Out New Data Science Programs

Universities Roll Out New Data Science Programs

College grads looking to take the next step in their data science careers will have several new graduate-level data science programs to enroll in this fall, including a new Master’s of Applied Data Science at Syracuse University, a new Doctorate of Data Science at the University of Tennessee, and a new

Demand from students for graduate-level data science degrees, as well as demand from companies for more skilled data scientists to crunch big data, led Syracuse University leaders to create the new 18-month, multi-disciplinary program, says Associate Professor Jeff Saltz. Read more…

Predicting Hurricane Damage with Machine Learning

Predicting Hurricane Damage with Machine Learning

Next week marks the start of a hurricane season that weather experts predict will generate an above-average number of tropical storms. Read more…

Google/ASF Tackle Big Computing Trade-Offs with Apache Beam 2.0

Google/ASF Tackle Big Computing Trade-Offs with Apache Beam 2.0

Trade-offs are a part of life, in personal matters as well as in computers. You typically cannot have something built quickly, built inexpensively, and built well. Read more…

Datanami Headlines

Digital Psychometrics and its Discontents: Online Behavior for Psychological Analytics

Occasionally we hear about predictive data modeling aimed at gaining psychological insight that at first blush seems – even to tech sophisticates who pooh-pooh AI alarmism – like a primitive version of something unsettling to come, something too penetrating for comfort, something with the potential to compromise our privacy, even our sense of independence. Read more…

Largest Tech Fund Targets AI

A huge private equity fund launched over the weekend by Japan’s Softbank Group and a Saudi sovereign wealth fund targets artificial intelligence and other technologies while giving the new $93 billion fund the option of acquiring a larger stake in processor maker ARM Ltd. Read more…

GE Invests on Data Prepper Tamr

The investment arm of GE, a steady customer of startup Tamr Inc., has made a strategic investment in the data preparation platform vendor and placed a director on its board of directors.

Tamr was spun out from the Massachusetts Institute of Technologies’ Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in 2014. Read more…

Committers Talk Hadoop 3 at Apache Big Data

The upcoming delivery of Apache Hadoop 3 later this year will bring big changes to how customers store and process data on clusters. Here at the annual Apache Big Data show in Miami, Florida, a pair of Hadoop project committers from Cloudera shared details on how the changes will impact YARN and HDFS. Read more…

‘Cloud TPU’ Bolsters Google’s ‘AI-First’ Strategy

Google fleshed out its artificial intelligence efforts during its annual developers conference this week with the roll out of an initiative called Google.ai that serves as a clearinghouse for machine learning research, tools and applications designed to help automate AI development. Read more…

The Motivation for Native Graph Databases

Building a dependable database management system is a difficult task. We must be aware of the design trade-offs in the construction of a database management system and understand how those trade-offs impact end-user problems that we want to help solve. Read more…

Data Deals Heat Up

It’s looking more like buyers’ market as the number of data analytics deals grows.

Seeking to break out of the pack of business intelligence and analytical tool vendors, Tibco Software said it would acquire data science platform vendor Statistica. Read more…

How Big Data Can Save Lives at the Hospital

As a trauma nurse at one of the largest hospitals in the country, Charles Boicey saw his share of sickness and injuries, amazing recoveries and unfortunate deaths. But for all the good he and his fellow clinicians were able to do, Boicey was frustrated that he didn’t have the information to do more. Read more…

Massive Autonomous Vehicle Sensor Data: What Does It Mean?

It was reported by Ford that connected car sensors generate 25 gigabytes of data per hour, and then by the WSJ that a typical autonomous vehicle generates 4 terabytes of data in 90 minutes, and then by Intel of 45 terabits per hour.  Read more…

Auto Database Fills Recall Gap

As the massive Takata airbag scandal illustrates, it has become nearly impossible to track down affected consumers who must bring cars to dealerships for repairs. One problem is that government watchdogs do not collect data on the soaring number of auto recalls or how dealerships handle them. Read more…

Neo4j Now ‘Multi-Data Center Aware’

Customers can now scale their Neo4j graph databases horizontally across multiple data centers around the globe, Neo Technology announced today. Neo4j version 3.2 also brings new governance and security capabilities and a focus on performance, among other enhancements. Read more…

Striking a Balance: Big Data Debt and Big Data Value

In technology, the concept of “technical debt” is used to describe the obligation side of a trade-off, usually when something is built “fast” rather than being built “right.”

Just as with personal or corporate debt, a certain amount of technical debt can be very useful. Read more…

Nvidia’s Mammoth Volta GPU Aims High for AI, HPC

At Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC17) in San Jose, Calif., yesterday morning, CEO Jensen Huang announced the company’s much-anticipated Volta architecture and flagship high-end GPU, the Tesla V100, noting that it took several thousand engineers several years to create, at an approximate development cost of $3 billion. Read more…