Go Fast and Win: The Big Data Analytics of F1 Racing

Go Fast and Win: The Big Data Analytics of F1 Racing

What’s the secret to winning in Formula One racing? Simple: Go faster than everybody else. But finding a lasting recipe for success on the racetrack today requires getting hundreds of variables right, so it’s no wonder that F1 teams are turning to big data analytics for help. Read more…

Creating a Modern Information Security Foundation

Creating a Modern Information Security Foundation

Every house should be built on a foundation that’s strong enough to withstand most risks. A proper foundation doesn’t just hold a house above ground level, it keeps it out threats like moisture and natural movement from the earth that could damage the structure. Read more…

How DHL Aims to Remake Logistics with AI

How DHL Aims to Remake Logistics with AI

What do semi-autonomous truck platoons, chat-bots, and fraud detection cameras have in common? They’re all part of a big plan that DHL unveiled yesterday to remake itself with artificial intelligence. Read more…

The Enlightening Side of GDPR Compliance

The Enlightening Side of GDPR Compliance

If the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is like most government mandates, the thinking goes, it will be a tax on business and a hindrance to productivity. Read more…

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Presto Use Surges, Qubole Finds

Don’t look now, but Presto, the SQL engine developed by Facebook as a follow-on to Hive, is starting to catch on in a big way. According to a new survey of big data-as-a-service customers by Qubole, Presto logged impressive usage gains during 2017, and outgrew Hive and Spark across many metrics. Read more…

Scality Adds New Investor in Latest Funding Round

Scality, the software-defined object and cloud storage vendor, is extending its push into the multi-cloud data control sector with the closing of a $60 million funding round.

The storage management and infrastructure vendor said Tuesday (April 17) its latest round added new investor Harbert European Growth Capital along with existing investors and company executives. Read more…

Next Up for AI: Running for Mayor

You’ve heard of smart cities, smart streets, and smart buildings. But how about smart politicians? Now Japan is giving us our first glimpse at what an AI mayor might look like.

An AI entity has been making the rounds of Tama, a small city outside of Tokyo, sharing campaign slogans in a white van. Read more…

Hortonworks Upgrades Data Plane Service

The data management market continues to explode, reflecting the growing demand for automated services that can help companies access soaring data volumes spread across datacenters and cloud repositories.

With that in mind, Hortonworks announced this week it is expanding its Data Plane Service released last September to include a new “data steward studio” designed to provide a consistent level of governance and security across far-flung data lakes. Read more…

New Materials Yield Energy Boost for Data Storage

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have combined thin-film materials to create more stable building blocks for nonvolatile memory. The approach promises to boost energy while stabilizing performance and eventually ushering in smaller and more powerful storage devices. Read more…

Are Strict New Data Regulations In the Offing?

Following an extraordinary week of testimony by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Capitol Hill, the possibility of stricter data regulations in the United States is more plausible than ever. A groundswell of support to give U.S. Read more…

SAS Previews Upcoming Enhancements to Viya Platform

Neural network interpretability, integration with open source analytic libraries, and greater mobility within SAS’s product suite are among the capabilities that are coming to the SAS Viya platform later this quarter.

SAS used its Global Forum this week in Denver, Colorado to showcase changes coming to Viya, the flagship analytic platform unveiled a year-and-a-half ago to take SAS products and SAS customers into the future of analytics. Read more…

HCL, Equity Investor Acquire Actian

Actian Corp., which staged a comeback last year with the introduction of a hybrid database and query engine, is being acquired by India’s HCL Technologies and an equity partner.

HCL and private investor Sumera Equity Partners said they are buying Actian in an all-cash deal valued at $330 million. Read more…

Momentum Builds for a ‘Data Labor Movement’

The abuse of social media data highlighted this week by two days of media-trained testimony by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg shines a spotlight on the privacy tradeoffs inherent in the widespread use of convenient, addictive applications. Read more…

The Cure for Chaos: Automating Your Data Pipeline

The number of SaaS applications companies use has exploded. Most SMBs use at least a dozen, which means customer data are spread across systems and departments.

So while customers can engage with businesses through more channels than ever — Read more…

DataStax Helps Deliver ‘Always-On’ Health Advice

An AI-based virtual health consultation service rolled out in the U.K. and Rwanda is built on a distributed cloud database built by DataStax on Apache Cassandra.

The new regional health service also illustrates how cloud provisioning is allowing vendors like DataStax, Santa Clara, Calif., to extend its database platform

DataStax and London-based Babylon, an online health service provider, said this week they have launched a 24/7 a real-time application service based on DataStax Enterprise. Read more…

A Modern Way to Think About Your Next-Generation Applications

Many organizations are on the path to digital transformation. This transformation is imperative to survive and thrive in this new digital and intelligent world.

According to a McKinsey report, “Seventy percent of executives say that over the next three years, they expect digital trends and initiatives to create greater top-line revenues for their businesses, as well as increased profitability.”

As data continues to grow at an insurmountable rate, organizations are struggling to keep pace with the rate of data growth. Read more…

Transitioning from Big Data to Discovery: Data Management as a Keystone Analytics Strategy

The past 10-15 years has seen a stark rise in the density, size, and diversity of scientific data being generated in every scientific discipline in the world. Key among the sciences has been the explosion of laboratory technologies that generate large amounts of data in life-sciences and healthcare research. Read more…