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Ground Truth: How Location Data Improves Real-Time Analytics

Ground Truth: How Location Data Improves Real-Time Analytics

Companies embarking upon digital transformation strategies are spending billions to ensure that customers have positive experiences across their digital platforms, including websites and mobile apps. Read more…

Empowering Citizen Data Science

Empowering Citizen Data Science

Companies of all stripes are turning to data science to unlock the value in their data. However, finding highly trained data scientists to build the systems has proven to be a very difficult task. Read more…

Is GOLAP the Next Wave for Big Data Warehousing?

Is GOLAP the Next Wave for Big Data Warehousing?

The 1990s and 2000s saw the rise of the relational databases for transaction processing (OLTP) as well as analytical processing (OLAP). Read more…

The Humanity in Artificial Intelligence

The Humanity in Artificial Intelligence

Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood shared that his mother would say, in times of crisis, “Look for the helpers. Read more…

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Training Time Slashed for Deep Learning

Fast.ai, an organization offering free courses on deep learning, claimed a new speed record for training a popular image database using Nvidia GPUs running on public cloud infrastructure.

A pair of researchers trained the ImageNet database with 93 percent accuracy in 18 minutes using 16 Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ: Read more…

Inside Baseball: Instinctive Player Says Data Makes Baseball (More) ‘Boring’

Jayson Werth, the Jeramiah Johnson of baseball, usually did things his own way during a long and distinguished career that ended abruptly—and for now—in June. Werth decided to hang ‘em up after “tweaking” his hamstring during a minor league stint as he was awaiting a call-up back to the big leagues with his new team, the Seattle Mariners. Read more…

Telemedicine Breach Highlights Database Vulnerabilities

Each day, it seems, brings another major data breach, many involving human errors such as ensuring that security and privacy settings are properly configured before data is exposed to “the wild,” that is, the internet. Read more…

Hortonworks Handily Beats Analyst Estimates

Hortonworks today announced the financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, and the numbers beat the projections of every financial analyst that covers the company, giving its stock a 12.5% lift in after-hours trading. Read more…

It’s Still Early Days for Machine Learning Adoption

Despite the hype surrounding artificial intelligence, we’re still in the early stages of adopting machine learning in the enterprise, according to a new survey released today by O’Reilly Media. The survey also found that large-scale production deep learning rarely happens on the cloud, and that companies pursuing machine learning are actively embracing privacy, security, and fairness. Read more…

How To Build a Data Science Team Now

Business execs who are leading their companies down the data science track may be dismayed by the difficulty and expense of hiring a data scientist, the so-called “unicorns” who command quarter-million-dollar salaries. But fear not: Read more…

The Future of Storage: Software

In the previous story in this series, we looked at innovations occurring in storage hardware. Now it’s time to turn our attention to what’s going on in storage software, where innovation continues to push the boundaries of what is possible. Read more…

Arm Adds Data Management to its IoT Platform

Arm Ltd. is adding data management to its Internet of Things device and connectivity frameworks with the launch of a platform geared to sensor network diversity and hybrid infrastructure.

Separately, the U.K. chip maker confirmed its acquisition of enterprise data management specialist Treasure Data. Read more…

Confluent Strengthens IoT Integration for Enterprise Kafka

A new release of Confluent’s enterprise Kafka platform unveiled Tuesday should make it easier for developers to integrate streaming Internet of Things (IoT) data into their analytics infrastructure. The company’s release of Confluent Platform 5.0 also brings security updates, new KSQL features, and better overall management of Kafka operations. Read more…

‘Deep-Speare’ Emulates The Bard with AI

A deep learning model trained on 2,700 of William Shakespeare’s sonnets is giving poetry fans fits trying to tell the AI-generated poems from the real deal. But could “Deep-Speare” actually generate Shakespearean magic by itself? Read more…

Now Hiring: Data Protection Officer

With GDPR now in effect, companies will need to ensure ongoing compliance, which may include appointing a data protection officer (DPO). In the United States and Europe alone, that translates to an estimated 28,000 new DPOs needed, according to the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Read more…

Cisco Backs Data Startup Dremio

Dremio Corp., the startup launched by the creators of Apache Arrow development platform for in-memory data, continues to attract investors to its data platform.

The three-year-old company based in Mountain View, Calif., announced additional funding by Cisco Investments, extending its Series B funding round in January to $25 million. Read more…

Inside Fortnite’s Massive Data Analytics Pipeline

With 125 million players around the world, Fortnite has set a new standard of success for massively multi-player games. But pulling together all the servers, databases, and data pipelines to manage 92 million events per minute was no small feat, as Epic Games’ Read more…


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