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Calls for AI Regulation Gain Steam

Calls for AI Regulation Gain Steam

Should restrictions be placed on the use of artificial intelligence? Google CEO Sundhar Pichai certainly does, and so do a host of other business leaders,  including the CEOs of IBM and H2O.ai, as the chorus of calls for putting limits on the spread of the rapidly evolving technology gets louder. Read more…

Room for Improvement in Data Quality, Report Says

Room for Improvement in Data Quality, Report Says

A new study commissioned by Trifacta is shining the light on the costs of poor data quality, particularly for organizations implementing AI initiatives. Read more…

Top Four Features in Confluent Platform 5.4

Top Four Features in Confluent Platform 5.4

Apache Kafka sits at the heart of the Confluent Platform, but the platform is much more than just Kafka. Read more…

Rob Bearden Returns to Lead Cloudera’s Second Act

Rob Bearden Returns to Lead Cloudera’s Second Act

When Cloudera ran into trouble last June following poor financial results, the board jettisoned senior leadership, including CEO Tom Reilly and Mike Olson, its chief strategy officer. Read more…

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EOL of ETL?

ETL has been the industry standard for enterprise data management for several decades. Organizations rely on ETL processes to Extract data from relational databases, Transform it to a standard, consumable and business ready schema, and Load the data into another relational database sitting in the enterprise data warehouse…

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Qlik Doubles Down on Data Literacy

In parallel with its acquisition this week of an AI startup, data integrator Qlik launched a data literacy service as a means of expanding analytics capabilities across organizations drowning in data.

Separately this week, Qlik announced a deal to acquire RoxAI, developers of software that pushes alerts to analysts. Read more…

MongoDB Embraces GraphQL with Document Database

If GraphQL is the data-access API of the future, then MongoDB wants to be a part of it. That much is evident from today’s announcement that the popular document-style NoSQL database is now serving queries formatted using the upstart development language. Read more…

Hitachi Vantara Buys Cataloger Waterline Data

Hitachi Vantara is acquiring data catalog startup Waterline Data as the U.S. subsidiary of the Japanese industrial giant seeks to meet growing demand for automation frameworks for data lake management via its AI-driven DataOps platform. Read more…

DoD Looks to Scale Predictive Maintenance

In its efforts to make greater use of commercial technologies, a Pentagon innovation office formed to streamline government contracting has expanded an predictive maintenance effort designed to keep front-line aircraft ready for duty.

The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) created in 2015 to link the military with technology vendors recently awarded a five-year, $95 million contract to C3.ai to boost aircraft readiness. Read more…

Optimizing Utilization Forecasting with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Contextual blindness is one major risk that IT teams dealing with huge volumes of data are either unaware of or overlook, assuming it to be “the nature of their work.” Most IT teams use multiple tools for network analytics, which can cause the data obtained from these tools to have many missing links due to different formats or names for the same metrics.  Read more…

Storage and Networking Bytes: PCIe5, OpenShift, and Veeam

Welcome to Storage and Networking Bytes, a new Datanami feature dedicated to covering the latest in storage, networking, and backup technology. In this inaugural column, we’ll take a look at Red Hat’s new software-defined storage, Rambus’ PCIe5 progress, and the $5-billion acquisition of Veeam by a private equity firm. Read more…

AI… for Pizza?!

If you order a pizza from Domino’s, you might be getting it with a free side of AI. The pizza giant is determined to make big data and AI cornerstones of a company that has typically focused more on pizza stones. Read more…

Container Interface Delivers Persistent Storage

As application containers took off in the mid-2010s, persistent storage emerged as a key barrier to adoption. With containers now entering the mainstream for handling machine and deep learning applications, more vendors are focusing on storage interfaces that can link huge data volumes along with flash memory to container orchestration platforms. Read more…

2020: The Year of the AI-Powered User Experience

Millions of companies around the world will compete this year to win more than $49 trillion in consumer spending. Having products and services that consumers desire certainly helps. But increasingly, the winning companies will be those who can deliver a superior user experience, and that means big data. Read more…

NOAA Updates Its Massive Climate Dataset

As Australia burns, understanding and mitigating the climate crisis is more urgent than ever. Now, by leveraging the computing resources at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), the U.S. Read more…

Apache Flink Powers Cloudera’s New Streaming Analytics Product

Cloudera today launched Cloudera Streaming Analytics (CSA), a new subset of the Cloudera DataFlow (CDF) platform that is based on the Apache Flink stream processing engine. The new software runs on existing Hadoop clusters and will be positioned to process large amounts of IoT and event data. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: January 2020 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…

AtScale Tackles Data Engineering with Virtualization Software

It’s often the prep work in analytics that kills you. Before any analysis can be run, engineers must assemble, transform, and standardize the data. In a world where data silos are proliferating in the cloud, on premise, and everywhere in between, that becomes a big challenge. Read more…


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