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Big Data Career Notes: February 2019 Edition

Big Data Career Notes: February 2019 Edition

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Read more…

Datanami Unveils 2019 People to Watch

Datanami Unveils 2019 People to Watch

As we look forward into 2019, a select group of leaders in Big Data have stepped ahead of the rest. Read more…

Let’s Accept That AI Leadership Is Everywhere

Let’s Accept That AI Leadership Is Everywhere

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the new space race, or at least that’s how it’s being perceived in the general population, and being presented by the movers and shakers of this world. Read more…

Putting Continual Learning on AI’s Map

Putting Continual Learning on AI’s Map

The capability of a machine to “learn” on its own is the subject of some debate. With traditional supervised machine learning, decisions can be optimized, but the machine isn’t really learning by itself. Read more…

Center Stage

High-performance Spark: Improving on big data’s swiss army knife to enable AI

In their widely followed 2017 Hype Cycle for Data Management, Gartner’s declaration that Hadoop was “obsolete before plateau” marked a fascinating milestone in the evolution of big data. Big data hasn’t gone away of course. In fact, according to Dresner Advisory Services’ 2018 Big Data Analytics Market study, it is more relevant than ever with enterprise adoption growing at a CAGR of 36% since 2015. If anything, Hadoop’s premature demise reflects the availability of newer and better tools to manage and analyze big data.

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Datanami Headlines

The AI That Writes Fake News

Following the 2016 presidential election, real journalists worked to expose the fake news that human charlatans wrote and spread across the Internet for the LOLS and for profit. But the bigger threat on the fake news front could be the made-up words generated by AI, including one recently created by OpenAI. Read more…

Gartner: Augmented Analytics Ready for Prime Time

Augmented analytics, an approach that uses machine learning, natural language processing and other automation tools, is poised to dominate the data analysis and business intelligence markets by 2020, according to a closely watched forecast that ranks relative newcomer Microsoft far and away the leader in this maturing category. Read more…

Frameworks Seek to Control AI

AI governance frameworks are emerging as guard rails for controlling algorithms that are playing a growing role in human decision-making. Among the goals is managing the consequences of those decisions.

Business consultants and professional services firms in particular have focused on new ways to assess and control AI algorithms as a way of building trust. Read more…

Tools Emerge to Comply with California Data Law

As California prepares to roll out a consumer privacy law regulating how businesses handle customer information, vendors are introducing new compliance tools designed to locate and catalog sensitive data covered under global privacy regulations.

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) approved last year is scheduled to enter force across the Golden State on January 1, 2020. Read more…

H2O Users Share Data Science Stories

When it comes to analytics tools, data scientists have a plethora of options available to them. Features that may appeal to one data scientist don’t necessarily work for another. When it comes to offerings from H2O.ai, users expressed different reasons for their choices. Read more…

Power Couple: IBM Joins PowerAI Hardware with Watson; Launches Multi-Hybrid AI Services

As IBM kicked off its annual Thinkconference, a high-production extravaganza this week in San Francisco, the company this morning made a series of AI-related announcements, including the merging of its PowerAI integrated CPU-GPU server line with its cognitive computing flagship IBM Watson, to create what it calls the Watson Machine Learning Accelerator (WML Accelerator), which Big Blue claims accelerates machine learning training 46X. Read more…

Embedded Analytics Sector Consolidates

Embedded analytics specialist Logi Analytics Inc. is acquiring Jinfonet Software, developer of a Java-based architecture used to embed interactive dashboards and reports into web and other enterprise applications.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read more…

Kubeflow Emerges for ML Workflow Automation

Many data scientists today find it burdensome to manually execute all of the steps in a machine learning workflow. Moving and transforming data, training models, then promoting them into production – all of it requires the data scientist’s close attention. Read more…

The ‘Big Bang’ of Data Science and ML Tools

The tools used for data science are rapidly changing at the moment, according to Gartner, which said we’re in the midst of a “big bang” in its latest report on data science and machine learning platforms. Read more…

GridGain Expands Support for Apache Ignite

Apache Ignite, the open source distributed database for in-memory computing applications, continues to extend its reach into the enterprise with expanded support existing Ignite users.

GridGain Systems, which transferred Ignite to the open source community in 2014, said this week it is offering support subscriptions to Ignite users. Read more…

Lentiq Launches EdgeLake With Some Fanfare

Dr. Kirk Borne doesn’t pitch for products very often. He tipped Datanami off to the work Ayasdi was doing some years ago in the field of topological data analysis. Now there’s another vendor product the senior data scientist is speaking well about: Read more…

Let the Data Not the App Drive Your Multi-Cloud Strategy

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and analytics aren’t just technological trends. Data-driven innovation and decision-making is the future for business. There’s no longer any question.

Yet the volume and variety of data is overwhelming. Read more…

Keeping the Big Picture In Sight at H2O World

SriSatish Ambati, the CEO of H2O.ai, had just taken the stage at H2O World in San Francisco yesterday morning. His keynote had barely begun, but Ambati clearly had something to get off his chest. “Time is the only non-renewable source,” Read more…


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