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How Dark Data, DevOps, and IT Complexity Are Hurting Security

How Dark Data, DevOps, and IT Complexity Are Hurting Security

Despite the lip service paid to being “data-driven,” the average organization fails to collect or process more than half of the data it generates, according to a new report from Splunk. Read more…

Does the U.S. Have a Case of GDPR Envy?

Does the U.S. Have a Case of GDPR Envy?

Research indicates European citizens are generally happy with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the landmark data privacy law that went into effect a year ago from Saturday. Read more…

Three Deadly Sins of Data Science

Three Deadly Sins of Data Science

Over the last few years, data science (DS) has moved from small-scale R&D efforts in companies to production applications, strategic decision-making, and other avenues of business value creation. Read more…

The Rise of the Citizen Data Scientist: How Humanized Machine Learning Is Augmenting Human Intelligence

The Rise of the Citizen Data Scientist: How Humanized Machine Learning I...

IDC estimates worldwide data volume is set to rise by 61% between 2018 and 2025 – eventually reaching 175 zettabytes – with much of this generated by businesses. Read more…

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Faulty Data is Stalling AI Projects

Tens of billions will be spent this year on AI development, but those efforts continue to be stymied by ratty data that has undermined model training efforts and burned through project budgets.

That’s the sobering conclusion of a vendor survey of data scientists, AI technologist and business executives that uncovered widespread problems with data quality, specifically data labeling required to train AI models. Read more…

Facebook Releases Another Deep Learning Tool

Facebook has released to open-source developers a deep learning framework that does double duty for computer vision and language tasks.

Built on its PyTorch framework, Facebook is positioning Pythia as supporting “multitasking” for vision and language “multimodal AI models.” Among its capabilities are identifying visual data and automatically generating image captions, company developers said this week. Read more…

Data Management: Still a Major Obstacle to AI Success

Data is the lifeblood of AI. Without good data, machine learning algorithms have no way to determine a normal distribution of activities, occurrences, or events. However, only about one in five businesses have data that’s fit for AI and is being used for that purpose, according a new report from Figure Eight. Read more…

AI Comes to Financial Services

Add the sourcing and procurement of financial services to the growing list of AI-based applications.

HSBC, the London-based banker and financial services vendor, is teaming with well-heeled AI enterprise application startup Globality to deliver “smart sourcing” of financial services. Read more…

DataStax Unveils Constellation, Its Cassandra Cloud Platform

DataStax kicked off its inaugural user conference this morning by announcing an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) version of the Apache Cassandra database. Dubbed Constellation, the offering will enable customers to get up and running with managed Cassandra deployments for hybrid and multi-cloud environments in just a few clicks. Read more…

AI Ethics and Data Governance: A Virtuous Cycle

As companies spend billions researching and developing AI, they’re facing meaningful questions related to ethics. What does responsible AI look like? How do you control bias? It’s all very new and cutting edge, and it has serious implications for society. Read more…

Microsoft Applies Deep Learning to Vector Search

Since acquiring GitHub last June, Microsoft has sought to make good on its pledge to retain the project collaboration platform’s “developer-first ethos.” This week it turned over to GitHub an AI search tool as an open-source project. Read more…

GDPR’s Impact One Year Later

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) granted Europeans unprecedented rights to control their own data, including the controversial “right to be forgotten.” The GDPR has been in effect for a year now, but what’s been the overall impact? Read more…

Datanami Career Notes: May 2019 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…

Don’t Overlook the Importance of Data Stewards

Data scientists may be the rock stars of big data, and data engineers currently are in high demand. But companies that are serious about creating a winning data strategy should carefully consider what a well-trained data steward can bring to their organizations. Read more…

RavenDB Adds Graph Queries

RavenDB, the open-source transactional NoSQL document database vendor, has added data replication and other features to the latest release along with the ability to handle graph queries.

Along with “pull” data replications, RavenDB 4.2 released this week adds a distributed online counters capability that can be used, for example, to support real-time apps that track “likes” and “favorites.” Distributed counters are used to support more frequent counter updates. Read more…

BI Leader Sisense Acquires Periscope Data

Sisense’s acquisition of Periscope Data combines the buyer’s business intelligence platform with Periscope’s cloud data analytics expertise as Sisense looks to up its analytics game.

The merger announced on Tuesday (May 14) gives New York-based Sisense access to Periscope Data’s analytics platform as it seeks to upgrade its current business intelligence platform to meet the needs of data scientists. Read more…

ScyllaDB Gives Cohabitation of OLAP and OLTP A Shot

ScyllaDB today announced the availability of a new feature of its Apache Cassandra-compatible database called “workload prioritization” that it says will eliminate the need for organizations to maintain separate database clusters for analytical and transactional applications. Read more…


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