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CRM Data Not Delivering Promised Insights, Forrester Finds

Companies implement customer relationship management (CRM) systems to give them visibility into their customers, including the oft-hyped “360-degree view of customers.” But all too often, the CRM systems are not deli Read more…

Investment in Machine Learning Keeps Growing, DataRobot Finds

After years of double-digit growth in machine learning investments, nearly 90% of companies grew their machine learning budgets again from 2020 to 2021, according to a survey from DataRobot, which also documented the top Read more…

Here’s What Splunk Announced Today at .conf21

Today marked the start of .conf21, Splunk’s annual user conference, which the company traditionally uses to unveil enhancements and customer success. This conference proved no different, as the big data vendor released Read more…

A Decade of Datanami: 2011-2021

2018: GDPR and the Big Data Backlash

If the first seven years of Datanami’s existence were primarily about the rapidly expanding use cases for big data, advanced analytics, and AI, then the eighth year marked the first major pullback in the use of these technologies. Read more…

How Data Visualization Drives Better Business Decisions and Outcomes

I’ve run software development teams (some with more than 1,000 members) over the past 25 years. The software development discipline has exploded in growth due to the need for technology support across all aspects of bu Read more…

Chip Shortage Hurts AI, But Hardware Just Part of the Story

The impacts of the chip shortage can be spotted everywhere: from higher prices on home appliances to empty new car lots to higher prices for consumer devices. Processor-hungry AI applications are feeling the pinch, but a Read more…

New DataKind CEO Sees More Than Dollar Signs in Data Science

The impact of data science in the private sector often is measured in dollars and cents. If the profits go up and the costs go down, then it’s considered a win. But for Lauren Woodman, the new CEO of DataKind, which pe Read more…

AI Powers Sea Level Rise Visualizations

In its Sixth Assessment Report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stressed that it is “unequivocal” that human influence has warmed the atmosphere and that, among other severe impacts, it is “vir Read more…

College Teams Closely Watching How Pro Teams Adopt Analytics

Professional sports teams have been taking advantage of an array of analytics and AI techniques for some time. Now that the technology and applications are becoming more well understood, college athletics are starting to Read more…

The Next Breakthrough in Long-Term Data Storage is….Gold?

In the hunt for the optimal long-term storage, media comes and media goes. From cave paintings and daguerreotypes to tape and optical disk, humans continue to search for new ways to preserve information for use by subseq Read more…

NSF Awards $5M to AI-Powered Wildfire Management Tool

With another brutal wildfire season in the western U.S. beginning to wane in the face of rains and cooler temperatures, researchers are still racing to develop more effective means of wildfire mitigation for seasons to c Read more…

Data Dashboarding Must Evolve or Face Irrelevance

Data visualization has become synonymous with business intelligence (BI) data dashboarding. But these dashboards have a weakness: They are only as good as the humans--and AI--that interpret it. For businesses to truly Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: October 2021 Edition

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…

ML for Security Is Dead. Long Live ML for Security

When it comes to staying on top of security threats, machine learning, unquestionably, must be part of the equation. The volume of data is simply too great to cope without it. But as it’s currently being used, ML may b Read more…

Hydrolix Puts Big Log Data In Its Place: The Cloud

A startup named Hydrolix has arrived on the big data scene to give providers of log data storage and analytics solutions a run for their money. Its secret sauce: a distributed system designed to store, index, and query h Read more…

Google Cloud Widens Its Big Data Reach at Next ’21

Google Cloud kicked off its Next ‘21 conference today with a torrent of news impacting a wide swath of its big data, advanced analytics, and AI offerings, including the unveiling of Google Distributed Cloud, a new data Read more…

Google Cloud Gives Spanner a PostgreSQL Interface

Google Cloud has developed a PostgreSQL interface for Spanner, its globally distributed relational database. The new interface, which is in preview and which is being officially unveiled tomorrow at Google Cloud’s Next Read more…

NeuroBlade Tackles Memory, Bandwidth Bottlenecks with XRAM

Companies that are frustrated by the performance of memory- or network-bound analytics workloads may be interested in learning about NeuroBlade, a hardware startup developing a new processing-in-memory (PIM) architecture Read more…

The Future of Workforce Analytics is Hidden in Your Communications

If you want to know how your workforce is doing, you need only to ask. Instead of relying on removed metrics and outdated models, organizations should get their information straight from the horse’s mouth. Better yet, Read more…

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