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SAS Charts AI Future, But Doesn’t Forget Analytics Past

SAS Charts AI Future, But Doesn’t Forget Analytics Past

What happens when you put a neural network in charge of a rules-based marketing automation solution? Would the AI emerge victorious, or does the human driver still have a thing or two to show the talented mimicker? Read more…

From Big Guns to Big Data: US Navy Looks to Tech for Advantages

From Big Guns to Big Data: US Navy Looks to Tech for Advantages

For decades, the US Navy’s measure of success was its capability to hit a moving target at sea better than the other guy. Read more…

Couchbase to Deliver Parallel JSON Analytics — Without the ETL

Couchbase to Deliver Parallel JSON Analytics — Without the ETL

Couchbase yesterday unveiled a JSON-native analytics engine it claims will let users perform parallel ad-hoc analytics on operational data just milliseconds after it’s landed in the NoSQL store. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: September 2018 Edition

Big Data Career Notes: September 2018 Edition

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Read more…

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Carrots and Sticks – Market Forces Changing the Face of HPC in Finance

For decades, banks have relied on high-performance computing (HPC). When it comes to problems too hard to solve deterministically (like predicting market movements), Monte Carlo simulation is the only game in town.

Banks use proprietary pricing models to calculate the future value of various financial instruments. They generate thousands of scenarios (essentially randomized vectors of self-consistent risk factors), compute the value of each instrument across every scenario (often over multiple time steps) and roll-up the portfolio value for each scenario.

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Drone Inspections Get an AI Boost

Industrial applications such as asset management and infrastructure inspection are among the roles being assumed by AI-based drones. Those aerial platforms are growing in sophistication with the addition of improved computer vision and deep learning technologies that can handle everything from dangerous infrastructure inspections to mundane asset tracking tasks. Read more…

Russian and American Scientists Achieve 50% Increase in Data Transmission Speed

As high-performance computing becomes increasingly data-intensive and the demand for shorter turnaround times grows, data transfer speed becomes an ever more important bottleneck. Now, in an article published in IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, researchers from Samsara University and the University of Missouri have announced the development of an algorithm that increases data transmission speeds in powerful data processing centers by up to one and half times. Read more…

With Eye on Oracle, MariaDB Buys Clustrix

MariaDB Corp. continued its buying spree this week with the acquisition of distributed database pioneer Clustrix, adding what the buyer said is a scale-out capability running on commodity hardware or in the cloud.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Read more…

Migration Tools Needed to Shift ML to Production

The confluence of accelerators like cloud GPUs along with the ability to handle data-rich HPC workloads will help push more machine learning projects into production, concludes a new study that also stresses the importance of cloud migration and accompanying tools. Read more…

Mike Olson on Zoo Animals, Object Stores, and the Future of Cloudera

During last week’s Strata Data Conference, Datanami sat down to talk with Cloudera Chief Strategy Officer Mike Olson to talk about the state of big data, and where Cloudera offerings are headed next. Read more…

Five Ways Big Data Analytics is Transforming Organizations

Organizations are no longer content waiting until tomorrow to know what happened two minutes ago, nor can they afford to wait. Many operational and mission-critical decisions rely on how fast and accurately they can analyze the growing amount of data streaming into the organization. Read more…

Data Unifier Tamr Adds More VC Funding

Tamr Inc., the enterprise data integration specialist, added another $10 million in equity funding to its recent $18 million round announced in July.

While the five-year-old company reportedly expected its July funding round to be its last, two new investors—Granite Hill Capital Partners and Pear Tree Partners—kicked in the additional funding, bringing Tamr’s total so far to $69.2 million. Read more…

Improving Your Odds with Data Science Hiring

If you’re in the market to hire a data scientist, good luck. Demand continues to outpace supply thanks to the unique abilities of data scientists and businesses’ desire to be data-driven. But you can increase the odds of success by keeping certain things in mind as you scour the land for unicorns. Read more…

Datanami Reveals Winners of 2018 Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

Datanami this week unveiled the winners of the 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards, which honors the companies, products, and projects that rose to the top in the big data community this year. Also unveiled were the Editors’ Read more…

Ransomware: Employing Object Storage to Defeat a Growing Threat

Ransomware attacks are dominating headlines. So far in 2018, high-profile attack victims have included the city of Atlanta, the city of Baltimore, Boeing and the Colorado Department of Transportation. In fact, the number of reported ransomware incidents spiked by nearly 90% in 2017, and it’s only expected to rise through this year. Read more…

Searching Elastic’s IPO Filing

Elastic filed paperwork last week to make an initial public offering (IPO) of stock to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ESTC, making it the latest software firm with big data roots to test the public markets. Read more…

Cloud Looms Large at Strata, and So Does Kubernetes

While there was heavy cloud cover in New York this week, cloud computing could be seen lifting Strata Data Conference, where vendors scrambled to ensure their products can support cloud and on-premise environments simultaneously, which necessitated a steady diet of Special K. Read more…

So Far, GDPR Compliance is Uneven

Compliance with new European data privacy regulations was spotty in the first three months after the rules took effect at the end of May, with an estimated 70 percent of global companies failing to comply with requests for personal data within the required one-month time period. Read more…


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