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ML Scaling Requires Upgraded Data Management Plan

Successful data strategies are built on a foundation of meticulous data management, creating enterprise architectures that “democratize” data access and usage, yielding measurable results from machine learning platforms.

The reality, according to an examination of the emerging “AI organization,” is that few data-driven organizations are able to deliver on their data strategy. Read more…

Insightsoftware Loads Up on Embedded Analytics with Logi, Izenda Deals

Insightsoftware, the acquisitive enterprise software vendor that purchased Logi Analytics earlier this month, is next acquiring Izenda, an embedded business intelligence specialist.

The buyer based in Raleigh, N.C., said Thursday (April 15) it would integrate Izenda’s platform with Logi’s to help users deliver insights within existing analytics applications. Read more…

Developers Display Grace Under Pressure During Pandemic

Digital architects are mostly holding their own under pandemic-induced pressure to get projects out the door faster despite persistent data infrastructure gaps, according to a vendor survey that also concludes COVID-19 disruptions may ultimately accelerate digital initiatives. Read more…

A Decade of Datanami: 2011-2021

2012 – SSDs and the Rise of Fast Data

Hadoop-based clusters that co-located X86 processors with cheap spinning disks personified the JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks) approach to big data storage. It was a rather inelegant, brute-force approach to creating a single namespace for storing petabytes of data. Read more…

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Webinar: Calming the Storm of Cloud Data Management

COVID has created a stampede to the cloud. Recent IDC research revealed that 68% of respondents are accelerating their cloud migrations as a result of pandemic influences.1

Organizations around the world are racing to update their operations, modernize their experiences, and inject desperately needed intelligence to compete in a digital-native world. Read more…

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A Sneak Peek Into Wrangle Summit 2021 and the Future of Data Engineering

Wrangle Summit 2021, co-hosted by Trifacta and Google Cloud, is coming to a screen near you on April 7‒9, and I’d love to see you there.

Before you start groaning, “Not another Zoom call,” hear me out. Read more…

Cloudera, Nvidia Team to Speed Cloud AI via Spark

Cloud access to GPUs for AI development will expand under a partnership between Cloudera and Nvidia that calls for the data cloud provider to integrate Nvidia’s accelerated Apache Spark 3.0 platform as a way to scale data science workflows. Read more…

Nvidia’s Jarvis Offers Real-Time Machine Translation

Automated speech recognition services with improved accuracy for enterprise applications are the object of a new batch of pre-trained deep learning models and software from Nvidia aimed at interactive AI conversational services.

The Jarvis translation platform announced during this week’s Nvidia GPU Technology Conference casts a wide net across different industry and domain applications. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: April 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…

Why AI Is Failing for Enterprises: Predetermination Bias

Our best practices for managing data are ancient. Literally.

For tens of thousands of years we’ve managed the future by predetermining the resources we think we’ll need, limiting our futures to what we can foresee. Read more…

Big Data Via Connected Cars Hits the Open Road

Data engineers at Purdue University are using a wealth of connected vehicle data to help improve highway safety and efficiency while laying the groundwork for the ultimate edge device, the autonomous vehicle.

In an effort to put “data in the driver’s seat,” researchers at Purdue’s College of Engineering have created an Autonomous and Connected Systems Initiative that seeks to advance the Internet of Things, robotics and autonomy applications. Read more…

To Bridge the AI Ethics Gap, We Must First Acknowledge It’s There

Companies are adopting AI solutions at unprecedented rates, but ethical worries continue to dog the roll outs. While there are no established standards for AI ethics, a common set of guidelines is beginning to emerge to help bridge the gap between ethical principles and the AI implementations. Read more…

UCLA Advances Imaging Microscopy with AI

Biologists have long struggled with the necessity of imaging minute biological processes – such as flowing blood cells or neurons moving through the brain – across long time-scales, as even supercomputers often strain to produce 3D imaging of those processes at longer than a few milliseconds. Read more…

Redis Nabs $110 Million in VC Funding as Deployments Grow

Following the latest Series G round of funding in the amount of $110 million, NoSQL database vendor Redis Labs is worth more than $2 billion, the company announced today. That additional venture funding will help the company to continue positioning the product as a versatile real-time data platform for the cloud. Read more…

RapidAPI Adds Kafka Support, Centralized Interfaces

The adoption by Apache Kafka users of asynchronous APIs that return data depending on the availability of microservices and other resources is said to be on the rise. That trend has prompted API vendors to offer platforms that facilitate discovery of Kafka clusters as developers build event-driven architectures. Read more…

MinIO Bolsters Enterprise Chops with K8s Integration

If you’re in the market for a modern, S3-compatible object storage system that works in multi- and hybrid-cloud environments, you may want to keep your eyes on MinIO, which today unveiled a trio of software updates that enhances its integration with Kubernetes and bolsters its enterprise capabilities. Read more…

Reimagining a New Future by Navigating a Crisis with Data

“An opportunity of a lifetime.” Many businesses would not describe the COVID-19 pandemic in these words, but forward-thinking leaders are doing just that. Framing a crisis as an opportunity to reinvent their organizations has been essential for these leaders. Read more…

No-Coder Upsolver Aims to Ease Use of Cloud Data Lakes

Upsolver, the no-code data lake platform vendor, has closed a $25 million funding round this week, boosting total venture funding for its cloud analytics tools to about $42 million.

The financing round announced Tuesday (April 6) was led by Scale Venture Partners. Read more…

Data Engineering Cloud Launched by Trifacta

Trifacta today launched what might be the world’s first cloud designed specifically for data engineering. Running on AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, the new Trifacta Data Engineering Cloud provides a place for data engineers to improve the quality of data before its sent to downstream analytics, BI, and machine learning systems. Read more…

University of Washington Researchers Develop ML-Enabled Telehealth Tool

For clear reasons, telehealth has boomed during the pandemic, and its popularity remains even as vaccinations become more accessible. With this paradigm shift in treatment, some researchers are examining how to enable patients to measure more of their vitals in a home setting, decreasing the necessity of many in-person medical appointments. Read more…

Intel Launches 10nm ‘Ice Lake’ Datacenter CPU with Up to 40 Cores

The wait is over. Today Intel officially launched its 10nm datacenter CPU, the third-generation Intel Scalable Processor, codenamed Ice Lake. With up 40 “Sunny Cove” cores per processor, built-in acceleration and new instructions, the Ice Lake-SP platform offers a significant performance boost for AI, HPC, networking and cloud workloads, according to Intel. Read more…

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