Guiding Unstructured Data Analytic Journeys

Guiding Unstructured Data Analytic Journeys

Unstructured data poses one of the biggest challenges in the analytics world, and one of the biggest benefits to understanding human behavior, too. Read more…

Cutting through the APM Complexity with Data

Cutting through the APM Complexity with Data

Today’s IT is disjointed and more complex than ever before. Application performance is a critical measure of customer experience, and is now defined by various elements including cloud infrastructure, software, APIs, microservices and network performance. Read more…

Important Steps CDOs Should Take to Show Their Value

Important Steps CDOs Should Take to Show Their Value

As organizations have increasingly recognized the importance of information technology as well as data integration, master data management, and data preparation to the fundamental functioning of every day business, the role of the CDO has become more visible and crucial. Read more…

The 3 Roles Needed for the Modern Data Team

The 3 Roles Needed for the Modern Data Team

According to the McKinsey Global Institute, data-driven organizations are 23 times more likely to acquire customers, six times as likely to retain those customers, and 19 times as likely to be profitable as a result. Read more…

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Databricks, Flush With Cash, Steers Spark at AI

Momentum around the Apache Spark cluster computing framework continues to build with the announcement of hefty late-stage funding round that will help push the analytics platform and related artificial intelligence applications deeper into enterprises.

San Francisco-based Databricks, the startup formed by the team that created Spark, announced this week it has secured $140 million in venture funding. Read more…

Data Among Keys to Industrial IoT Success

Among the first sectors likely to cash in on the Internet of Things is industrial, which has been in the vanguard of networking the factory floor to achieve efficiencies while collecting and leveraging all the data generated by connected devices and machines. Read more…

Analytics Spending Up, Trust in Data Down

Spending on data and analytics continues to surge despite growing uneasiness about the sources of unstructured big data that lacks traditional controls, a new survey warns.

KPMG found that a large majority (86 percent) of the 400 CEOs it interviewed have increased investments in data analytics over the last year. Read more…

Switch Vendor Looks to Unclog Data

Big data and cloud migrations are reshaping the datacenter as more servers are linked and bandwidth capacity joins scaling as essential requirements. Those needs are creating opportunities for network gear vendors as datacenters make the jump to bigger IPv6 pipes to accommodate data-driven applications and broader use of analytics. Read more…

Geospatial Data Research Leverages GPUs

MapD Technologies, the database and visualization specialist, said it is working with university researchers on leveraging graphics processors to advance geospatial analytics.

The San Francisco-based company is collaborating with the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University. Read more…

Splunk Upgrades Cloud Monitoring Analytics

As enterprises accelerate the shift to a hybrid private/public cloud model, a growing list of data analytics vendors are stepping up to offer cloud monitoring and other tools designed to ease cloud migrations that are expected to consume the lion’s share of IT budgets over the next year and a half. Read more…

How Kafka Helped Rabobank Modernize Alerting System

Customers of Rabobank now receive alerts on bank account activity in a matter of seconds, as opposed to the hours it would take with its existing transactional platform, and it’s all because of the speed and simplicity of Apache Kafka. Read more…

Data Recovery Gets Speed, Security Boost

The rise of sophisticated cyber attacks such as ransomware is fueling demand for data backup and recovery platforms that can help companies quickly get back on their feet after an attack. With that in mind, a data management software vendor has released the latest version of its machine learning-based system designed to detect ransomware while identifying accidental data loss. Read more…

Advice to AI Startups: Lift Veil on Algorithms

The hardheaded folks who advise investors on what technologies show promise and which are mostly smoke and mirrors are beginning to weigh in on much-hyped approaches such as machine learning. While venture capital keeps flowing into machine learning startups, some technology consultants note that the investment craze around AI is slowing as deployments come up against market realities such as murky predictive models and emerging data protection regulations. Read more…

Training Your AI With As Little Manually Labeled Data As Possible

Let’s imagine a future in which developers are creating and deploying artificial intelligence (AI) apps faster than people can consume them.

Please ignore the minor issue of whether the developers in question can make a decent living building stuff that almost nobody is using. Read more…

Exploring Governments’ Civic Data Connections

An individual data point is practically worthless by itself. Only when combined with other pieces of data can it contribute to the emergence of the bigger picture. For those in knowledge extraction industries, one of the biggest sources of data is our various government institutions that publish civic data. Read more…

Huawei Adds MapD GPUs to Latest Servers

Data analytics and visualization specialist MapD Technologies has inked a deal with Huawei, the multinational networking and telecommunications giant, to juice the Chinese vendor’s server hardware with scalable GPU-supported analytics.

The partners announced an agreement this week intended to improve compatibility between Huawei’s latest FusionServer and MapD database and visualization platforms. Read more…

Why Cracking the ‘Brain Code’ Is Our Best Chance for True AI

Artificial intelligence is all the rage today, and it’s definitely real, we tell ourselves. Without AI, how do you explain recent breakthroughs like cars that drive themselves and software that diagnoses cancer? But there’s an emerging consensus that to develop true artificial intelligence, we’ll need to double-down on scientific research into how the human brain actually works. Read more…