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How Academia Could Help Close the Technology Skills Gap

How Academia Could Help Close the Technology Skills Gap

Academia is attractive for a lot of reasons, but it’s a field where it can be extremely challenging to forge a career. Read more…

Dogged Determination: How Trupanion Pulled AI Across the Finish Line

Dogged Determination: How Trupanion Pulled AI Across the Finish Line

David Jaw had reason to be excited. As a data scientist at Trupanion, Jaw had just put the finishing touches on the prototype of a machine learning model that could replicate the actions of a human claims adjuster with a high degree of accuracy. Read more…

SAP Seeks RPA Bot Breakthrough, But Will Workflows Cooperate?

SAP Seeks RPA Bot Breakthrough, But Will Workflows Cooperate?

The concept is simple enough: Use robotic process automation (RPA) bots trained with machine learning to do the digital busy work of humans, such as approving invoices. Read more…

How ML Helps Solve the Big Data Transform/Mastering Problem

How ML Helps Solve the Big Data Transform/Mastering Problem

Despite the astounding technological progress in big data analytics, we largely have yet to move past manual techniques for important tasks, such as data transformation and master data management. Read more…

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Hyperscale Datacenters Lift Many Boats

Soaring demand for hyperscale datacenters and colocation services is having a ripple effect within the value chain that builds and integrates those services, a new survey finds.

As edge deployments and software-defined infrastructure drove overall hyperscale datacenter spending last year to an estimated $120 billion, the survey released by Schneider Electric notes that growing demand also highlights continuing skills gap. Read more…

Synthetic Data Market Gets Real

A growing list of data privacy regulations along with demand for better training data is spawning new AI-based approaches to managing “personally identifiable” information, including “synthetic” data sets that remove personal information covered by current and pending privacy rules. Read more…

Flink Gets Extension into Stateful Functions

Ververica, the company behind open source Apache Flink, this week unveiled Stateful Functions, a new framework designed to extend Flink into the world of distributed, stateful applications.

Stateful Functions is a collection of tools designed to give developers the ability to create stateful applications that run in the modern serverless manner. Read more…

Data Navigator Uses NLP for Queries

A new AI-based data “navigation” system is billed as the first analytics platform to use natural language processing to generate SQL queries from spoken requests. The result is a sort of virtual assistant for data analysts. Read more…

HANA in the Cloud by Christmas, SAP Says

SAP formally revealed the planned general availability of hotly anticipated new cloud data storage products during CTO Juergen Mueller’s keynote address at TechEd conference in Barcelona Monday. Two of those new offerings — Read more…

Price Tag for CCPA Compliance: $55B

Data privacy doesn’t come cheap.

According to a regulatory assessment released by the state attorney general, the California Consumer Privacy Act will hit businesses with upwards of $55 billion in initial compliance costs. Read more…

Architecting Your Data Lake for Flexibility

The terms ‘Big Data’ and ‘Hadoop’ have come to be almost synonymous in today’s world of business intelligence and analytics. The promise of easy access to large volumes of heterogeneous data, at low cost compared to traditional data warehousing platforms, has led many organizations to dip their toe in the water of a Hadoop data lake. Read more…

Data Lakes Get Structured

The explosion of unstructured and partially structured data has made traditional data lakes harder to manage. Adding to the challenge are “brittle” data pipelines that are time-consuming to create as well as ephemeral.

Or to put it another way, “Pipelines Suck,” asserts autonomous dataflow startup Ascend, which is rolling out a “structured data lake” designed to connect existing data processing engines, business intelligence tools and notebooks on its data management platform. Read more…

Cockroach Labs Ready for Primetime with Scale-Out Database

Until recently, companies that need a distributed, ACID-compliant relational database to power global transactions didn’t have a lot of options. There was Google Spanner and not much else. But now a group distributed systems experts from Google says their new database, CockroachDB from Cockroach Labs, is ready for business. Read more…

How Cloudera Is Battling Shadow IT with CDP

“Come use our analytics service in the cloud, but don’t tell your IT department. It’ll be our little secret.” The siren call of shadow IT has tempted many business units with promises of fast results. Read more…

The Importance of Uncovering Your Data Heat Level

How many times have you walked by rows of file cabinets or paper-filled boxes at your office, and thought to yourself, “How can we possibly have so much paper? Can’t we just toss it? Everything’s digital now.”

Believe it or not, we are nowhere close to eliminating our use of paper. Read more…

Air Force AI Plan Treats Data as ‘Strategic’

The U.S. military’s approach to AI is equal parts offense and defense, acknowledging that primary adversary China could also weaponize the technology as a form of asymmetrical warfare in which U.S. military superiority is blunted by dual-used AI technologies. Read more…

Lack of Visibility in AIOps Concerning, BigPanda Survey Says

Nearly one-third of the folks who took a recent BigPanda survey said they are evaluating AIOps tools to help them get a firmer grip on increasingly complex IT operations. However, the lack of visibility into today’s AIOps tools is a real concern, according to the survey. Read more…


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