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Building a Successful Data Governance Strategy

Building a Successful Data Governance Strategy

One of the core elements of data analytics that organizations struggle with today is data governance. An organization could do everything right and still wonder why their analytics projects are failing if they haven’t taken the time to build and implement a governance strategy. Read more…

Data West Brings Technology Leaders to SDSC

Data West Brings Technology Leaders to SDSC

Data and technology enthusiasts from around the world descended upon the San Diego Supercomputing Center (SDSC) for the third annual Data West conference, which is taking place this week on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. Read more…

Cloudera Gives a Peek at Future ML Platform

Cloudera Gives a Peek at Future ML Platform

Cloudera continued its evolution away from Hadoop today by announcing a technical preview for Cloudera Machine Learning, its new data science and data engineering platform that’s based on Kubernetes, which enables it to run in the cloud and on premise. Read more…

Six Months In, GDPR’s Impact Uncertain In the U.S.

Six Months In, GDPR’s Impact Uncertain In the U.S.

We’ve barely scratched the surface on the impacts of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the far-reaching European Union law that went into effect six months ago. Read more…

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Financial Services Firms Have Successfully Modernized IT Despite Heavy Regulation, and You Can, Too

Financial services organizations constantly seek to accelerate their time to insights because it can deliver significant benefits to the organization. Examples abound where data truly changes the business for the better: TD Bank in North America leverages data insights to offer more personalized services to its customers. And Euronext in Europe takes advantage of this acceleration to deliver insight-ready data for traders and investors to make their decisions faster than anyone else.

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Looker Announces VC Haul to Fund Platform Push

Looker announced a $100 million-plus funding round this week as it looks to transition from a business intelligence and data visualization provider to a full-fledged data platform vendor.

Looker said Thursday (Dec. 6) its latest funding campaign generated a hefty $103 million in a round led by Premji Invest and new funder Cross Creek Advisors. Read more…

Analytics Use Grows in Parallel with Data Volumes

More companies are using data analytics to attract new customers, improve services for existing customers and to mitigate business risks by leveraging business intelligence and predictive analytics to make better decisions, according to a new vendor survey. Read more…

No Time Like the Present for AI: The Journey to a Successful Deployment

Today, over a decade since MapReduce technologies reshaped the field of data science, we find ourselves seeking more insight from even more data, ever more quickly. The confluence of improvements in computer processing power, networking performance, and storage platforms has enabled a massive leap forward in the next phase of data insight; Read more…

Hitachi Ups Game for Managing Unstructured Data

Most enterprise data go unused, and according to some studies very little unstructured data in the form of text, audio and video makes its way into the hands of data analysts.

Hence, data integrators see an opportunity to combine their tools with object storage and hybrid cloud deployments to expand the data analytics ecosystem currently drowning in unstructured data generated by social media and other sources. Read more…

Western Union Clamps Down on Fraud with ML

Money transfers are a rich target for fraudsters, who have devised all sorts of creative ways to steal the funds. But thanks to a sophisticated machine learning system running atop a large Hadoop cluster, Western Union has taken a sizable bite out of the criminals’ Read more…

Three Machine Learning Tasks Every AI Team Should Automate

With the war on AI talent heating up, the new “unicorns” of Silicon Valley are high-performing data scientists. Although as recently as 2015 there was a surplus of data scientists, in the most recent quarter there was a 150,000 deficit. Read more…

AWS Launches Time-Series Database

AWS threw its hat into the nascent ring for time-series databases yesterday with the launch of AWS TimeStream, a managed time-series database that AWS says can handle trillions of events per day.

Time-series databases have emerged as a best-in-class approach for storing and analyzing huge amounts of data generated by users and IoT devices. Read more…

AWS To Build You a Data Lake in ‘A Few Clicks’

AWS yesterday announced Lake Formation, a new service that it says will let users build their own data lake on S3 — complete with the requisite provisions for security, access control, data transformation, and cataloging — Read more…

Qualcomm Launches AI Investment Fund

Wireless chip leader Qualcomm Inc. announced a $100 million investment fund focused on AI startups developing chip and connectivity technologies for emerging applications like machine learning platforms and autonomous vehicles.

As it shifts from wireless chip sets for mobile phones to a range of emerging AI applications, San Diego-based Qualcomm’s (NASDAQ: Read more…

AWS Bolsters Machine Learning Services at Re:Invent

Amazon Web Services today unveiled a slew of new machine learning services, including a version of Sagemaker that uses reinforcement learning, a specially designed inference chip, and a marketplace of machine learning algorithms.

Andy Jassy, the CEO of AWS, took the stage for a marathon keynote address at the AWS Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, this morning to show off the cloud giant’s progress and unveil a slew of new products and services. Read more…

Dremio Donates Fast Analytics Compiler to Apache Foundation

Dremio has donated the Gandiva Initiative — a LLVM-based execution kernel designed to speed up analytical workloads – to the Apache Software Foundation, where it will become available to anybody who wants it as part of the Apache Arrow project. Read more…

TigerGraph Launches Cloud Database on AWS

A year after emerging from stealth mode, graph database startup TigerGraph is expanding its offerings to include a cloud database service that supports AI and machine learning applications.

The startup announced at Amazon Web Services’ (NASDAQ: Read more…

Global DataSphere to Hit 175 Zettabytes by 2025, IDC Says

The data we have now is huge. But size, it turns out, is a relative thing. And according to the IDC, the sum of the world’s data – the DataSphere — will grow from 33 zettabytes in 2018 to a mind-boggling 175ZB by 2025. Read more…


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