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Syncsort Doubles Down on Data Quality with Pitney Bowes Buy

Syncsort Doubles Down on Data Quality with Pitney Bowes Buy

Here’s a stat to ponder: With its $700-million acquisition of Pitney Bowes’ software and data business now complete, Syncsort becomes the second biggest vendor in the data quality space, per 2018 figures from IDC. Read more…

Three Surprising Ways Archiving Data Can Save Serious Money

Three Surprising Ways Archiving Data Can Save Serious Money

Data growth is exploding, with the amount of global data expected to grow to 175 zettabytes by 2025, according to an IBM report. Read more…

AWS Bolsters Redshift, Elasticsearch Services

AWS Bolsters Redshift, Elasticsearch Services

Amazon Web Services gave customers 28 more reasons to store and process data on its public cloud platform yesterday during its annual re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, bringing the total number of services to 180. Read more…

When – and When Not – to Use Open Source Apache Cassandra, Kafka, Spark and Elasticsearch

When – and When Not – to Use Open Source Apache Cassandra, Kafka, Sp...

Just about all technology decision-making must meet two essential criteria: it must enable you to meet your business goals and it must work well alongside the rest of your technology stack. Read more…

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Data Wrangling – Balancing Self-Service with Governance

Most organizations understand the importance of fully leveraging the large quantities of data available to them. Yet, most of these organizations are running into a bottleneck that is a relic of old, IT-driven data transformation processes. Back when data consisted of little more than transactional information, IT teams would silo off data centers that were tightly governed and restricted…

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Open Source Still Rolling, But Roadblocks Loom

The percentage of developers actively participating in open source projects is up 8% from last year, according to a survey by DigitalOcean. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, the outlook for open source is not entirely rosy, as one-third of developers surveyed expressed doubts about the sustainability of open source. Read more…

New Algorithm Tackles Everything from Insects to Earthquakes

At first glance, insects and earthquakes might not seem like they have a lot in common – but to researchers at the University of California, Riverside, they do. Read more…

AWS Launches Cassandra Service

AWS today unveiled a serverless Cassandra service that ostensibly will give customers the scalability benefits of the NoSQL database but without the infamous management challenges that accompany it.

Appropriately named the Managed Cassandra Service (MCS), the new offering gives AWS customers the power of Apache Cassandra, most notably the ability of Cassandra to run a single database across multiple data centers around the world while maintaining very low latency and a high degree of high availability. Read more…

Amazon Uses ML to Transcribe Medical Speech

Medical applications are emerging as an attractive market for AI developers pitching machine learning solutions that also meet strict regulatory requirements for protecting patient privacy.

This week, for example, Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) added a secure learning tool to its Clara AI platform aimed at medical imaging. Read more…

Will Databricks Build the First Enterprise AI Platform?

Ali Ghodsi might have one of the best jobs in technology right now. As the CEO of Databricks, Ghodsi just completed an oversubscribed $400 million round of funding that gave the company a $6.2 billion valuation. Read more…

Lines Drawn on New Data Privacy Bills

A second U.S. data privacy bill in as many months targets consumer protections while attempting to beef up enforcement of privacy rights.

The Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act would establish a new bureau within the Federal Trade Commission to enforce digital privacy rules. Read more…

AI Bias a Real Concern in Business, Survey Says

The potential benefits of AI for businesses are huge. But those benefits could be eroded by hidden biases that damage brand reputation and customer trust, according to a survey of US and UK businesses commissioned by DataRobot. Read more…

Operationalizing Analytics: Conquering the Last Mile

Per research from McKinsey, only 8% of companies successfully scale analytics. To improve this abysmal rate, organizations must conquer what’s been called the last mile of analytics. For those who can, the payoff is tremendous. Read more…

AI Can See. Can We Teach It To Feel?

We’ve made great strides in the field of computer vision, to the point where self-driving cars equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) can effectively “see” their surroundings. But can we teach AI to “feel” something about what it sees? Read more…

AIOps Startup with ‘Open’ Emphasis Raises Cash

Tech investors are betting that automated IT operations will be among the first significant enterprise applications for AI.

Artificial intelligence for IT operations, or AIOps, and the application of machine learning to data is beginning to attract venture capital as investors look for nuts-and-bolts automation applications that will deliver quick returns on investment. Read more…

Alternative Data Goes Mainstream in Financial Services

Hundreds of years of financial transactions have created well-worn paths for commerce to be conducted. Companies have been quite comfortable operating within the limits defined by these routes, largely because they’re well-known and everybody agrees on them. Read more…

Multi-Cloud Complexity Heightens Security Threats

The need to move data closer to users while gaining access to machine learning and other emerging technologies has prompted a broad shift by enterprises to multiple public clouds. But a new study finds that few early multi-cloud adopters are completely satisfied with the results when it comes to security. Read more…


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