VC Firms Invest Heavily in AI, Pushing Hype Bubble Bigger

VC Firms Invest Heavily in AI, Pushing Hype Bubble Bigger

Venture capital firms invested record amounts of money into artificial intelligence last year, according to the latest PwC/CB Insights MoneyTree Report, which tracks global VC investments across all industries. Read more…

Fueled by Kafka, Stream Processing Poised for Growth

Fueled by Kafka, Stream Processing Poised for Growth

Once a niche technique used only by the largest organizations, stream processing is emerging as legitimate technique for dealing with massive amounts of data generated every day. Read more…

Practical Tips for Success with Machine Learning

Practical Tips for Success with Machine Learning

In the last year, the hype around AI has been deafening. And for good reason. Despite a long hiatus in the AI research community without any major wins, we’ve made some amazing progress lately. Read more…

Voice: The New Interface for Analytics

Voice: The New Interface for Analytics

We’ve grown accustomed to interacting with computers through a visual interface. But thanks to big gains in the accuracy of speech recognition, that’s changing, and among the applications being targeted for voice-enablement are business intelligence and analytics. Read more…

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AI Investment Up, ROI Remains Iffy

Real-world applications for artificial intelligence are emerging in areas such as boosting the productivity of dispersed workforces. However, early adopters are still struggling to determine the return on initial AI investments, according to a pair of new vendor reports. Read more…

Google to Automate Machine Learning with AutoML Service

Organizations that want to get started with machine learning but are intimidated by the cost and complexity – not to mention the difficulty of finding data scientists — may be interested in a new service Google announced today called Google AutoML. Read more…

Adobe Adds Hadoop Link to Marketing Platform

Adobe Systems is expanding access to consumer and other external data on its Campaign platform with a connector to Hadoop.

The Hadoop connector to Adobe Campaign, the company’s digital marketing platform, expands access to big data that was ramped up with the release of connectors to Amazon Redshift (NASDAQ: Read more…

Demand For Software, Data Skills Remains Strong

Cloud giant Amazon Web Services and database leader Oracles are among the most popular employers for recent college graduates while software engineers head the list of highest paying jobs, according to a new employment survey. Read more…

Dr. Elephant Leads the Performance Parade

I started working on big data infrastructure in 2009 when I joined Cloudera, which at the time was a small startup with about 10 engineers. It was a fun place to work. My colleagues and I got paid to work on open source projects including Apache Hadoop (HDFS, YARN, and MapReduce), Apache Hive, Apache Spark, etc. Read more…

Graph Databases Ascend to the Cloud

Bucking the trend toward open source databases, cloud vendors continue to promote proprietary graph databases that combine the ability to handle multiple data models with the distribution of data across different cloud regions.

While Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ: Read more…

How AI Bolsters Job Recruiting with People Analytics

As the economy rumbles along and the unemployment rate hovers near historic lows, it can be increasingly more difficult to find the right people for the right job. That’s why companies are turning to an emerging technique called “people analytics” Read more…

AI-Infused Beauty Products Enthrall at CES

You may use shampoo infused with a certain blend of proteins and moisturizers, but is your shampoo data-driven? Can your bathroom mirror detect unsightly wrinkles on your face, and recommend a product to cover them? Read more…

Wrestling Data Chaos in Object Storage

It has become all so apparent that object storage is the cornerstone of the cloud and the resting place for just about any aspect of business, industry, and government data. While the simplicity of the object approach lends itself to swift adoption and scalability, the data architecture surrounding cloud-based object stores has become more complex in order to handle traditional tasks. Read more…

The Big Data Tech Inside the 2020 Census

The US Census Bureau is adopting the latest data processing technology to help with its upcoming 2020 Census, including the use of a large Hadoop cluster, real-time stream data processing, and advanced mapping and visualization products. Read more…

Tech Giants Pile Up Machine Learning Patents

Technology innovators intensified efforts over the last year to secure intellectual property rights on transformative technologies ranging from AI to blockchain platforms. While IBM maintained its overwhelming lead in U.S. patent awards, Chinese manufacturers continue to make steady progress gaining control of IP while the growth rate for patent awards in machine learning soared. Read more…

How ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’ Will Impact Analytics

Organizations ramping up plans to employ big on-premise or cloud-based clusters to crunch big data sets are in for a nasty surprise thanks to the recently disclosed “Spectre” and “Meltdown” security vulnerabilities, which impact nearly all processor architectures developed over the last two decades. Read more…

Graph Databases Hit Wall Street

Graph technology is making inroads in the financial services sector as the emerging database platform finds applications in areas ranging from risk assessment to portfolio management.

Among the early deployments of graph technology are cloud and fintech vendors specializing in real-time intelligence tools for trading and risk management. Read more…