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Here’s What Splunk Announced Today at .conf21

Today marked the start of .conf21, Splunk’s annual user conference, which the company traditionally uses to unveil enhancements and customer success. This conference proved no different, as the big data vendor released Read more…

Chip Shortage Hurts AI, But Hardware Just Part of the Story

The impacts of the chip shortage can be spotted everywhere: from higher prices on home appliances to empty new car lots to higher prices for consumer devices. Processor-hungry AI applications are feeling the pinch, but a Read more…

AI Powers Sea Level Rise Visualizations

In its Sixth Assessment Report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stressed that it is “unequivocal” that human influence has warmed the atmosphere and that, among other severe impacts, it is “vir Read more…

A Decade of Datanami: 2011-2021

2018: GDPR and the Big Data Backlash

If the first seven years of Datanami’s existence were primarily about the rapidly expanding use cases for big data, advanced analytics, and AI, then the eighth year marked the first major pullback in the use of these technologies. Read more…

The Next Breakthrough in Long-Term Data Storage is….Gold?

In the hunt for the optimal long-term storage, media comes and media goes. From cave paintings and daguerreotypes to tape and optical disk, humans continue to search for new ways to preserve information for use by subseq Read more…

NSF Awards $5M to AI-Powered Wildfire Management Tool

With another brutal wildfire season in the western U.S. beginning to wane in the face of rains and cooler temperatures, researchers are still racing to develop more effective means of wildfire mitigation for seasons to c Read more…

Data Dashboarding Must Evolve or Face Irrelevance

Data visualization has become synonymous with business intelligence (BI) data dashboarding. But these dashboards have a weakness: They are only as good as the humans--and AI--that interpret it. For businesses to truly Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: October 2021 Edition

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details Read more…

ML for Security Is Dead. Long Live ML for Security

When it comes to staying on top of security threats, machine learning, unquestionably, must be part of the equation. The volume of data is simply too great to cope without it. But as it’s currently being used, ML may b Read more…

Hydrolix Puts Big Log Data In Its Place: The Cloud

A startup named Hydrolix has arrived on the big data scene to give providers of log data storage and analytics solutions a run for their money. Its secret sauce: a distributed system designed to store, index, and query h Read more…

Google Cloud Widens Its Big Data Reach at Next ’21

Google Cloud kicked off its Next ‘21 conference today with a torrent of news impacting a wide swath of its big data, advanced analytics, and AI offerings, including the unveiling of Google Distributed Cloud, a new data Read more…

Google Cloud Gives Spanner a PostgreSQL Interface

Google Cloud has developed a PostgreSQL interface for Spanner, its globally distributed relational database. The new interface, which is in preview and which is being officially unveiled tomorrow at Google Cloud’s Next Read more…

NeuroBlade Tackles Memory, Bandwidth Bottlenecks with XRAM

Companies that are frustrated by the performance of memory- or network-bound analytics workloads may be interested in learning about NeuroBlade, a hardware startup developing a new processing-in-memory (PIM) architecture Read more…

The Future of Workforce Analytics is Hidden in Your Communications

If you want to know how your workforce is doing, you need only to ask. Instead of relying on removed metrics and outdated models, organizations should get their information straight from the horse’s mouth. Better yet, Read more…

Big Data Shines a Light on Bad Actors, But Shadows Remain

This week’s publication of the Pandora Papers--which the International Consortium of International Journalists based on a trove of private data leaked from offshore tax havens--showcased the alarming extent of fraud an Read more…

Only You Can Prevent… Fire Tornadoes?

Another devastating wildfire season has shaken the western United States, causing tens of billions of dollars in damage. In recent years, terrifying weather combinations have become more prominent in these wildfires, suc Read more…

AI Enables Improved, Lightweight Hurricane Intensity Predictions

Hurricane prediction still poses challenges for researchers, who scramble to produce accurate predictions of the formation, track, and intensity of tropical cyclones in order to give residents in the storm’s path the i Read more…

VMware Seeks to Liberate Memory Bottlenecks with Project Capitola

At its VMworld 2021 event this week, VMware introduced Project Capitola, a new company-led effort to use its vSphere software to virtualize application access to various types of memory, from DRAM to PMEM to NVMe. The go Read more…

Micron Ships New Data Center SSDs, Teases DDR5

Micron today launched its 7400 series solid state drives (SSDs), a new family of fourth-generation PCIe-based NVMe devices that should give data center operators more storage bang for their buck. The company also talked Read more…

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