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DataRobot Introduces AI-Powered Anti-Pandemic Initiative ‘ContagionNET’

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are plummeting, vaccinations are ramping up, and by all appearances, the pandemic generally appears to be waning after a horrifying year. That has a lot of researchers asking a scary question: Read more…

Algorithmia Adds Data Governance Tools

Data governance and a growing list of compliance rules remain key considerations for managing machine learning models in production. Vendors are responding to the growing risks with compliance frameworks as they flesh out their enterprise offerings. Read more…

Microsoft Debuts AI-Based Semantic Search on Azure

Microsoft has been steadily upgrading its enterprise search capabilities, recently targeting previously “unsearchable” unstructured data in the form of PDFs, Word documents, text files and JPEGs. The result was Azure Cognitive Search, a cloud-based service with built-in AI capabilities. Read more…

A Decade of Datanami: 2011-2021

2011 – The Emergence of Hadoop

Hadoop is almost a dirty word today, but back in 2011, it was the cutting edge of big data coolness. The story behind Hadoop is intriguing for many reasons, and instrumental in how we came to where we are today. Read more…

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The Best People, Ideas, and Technology in Data Engineering, All in One Place

The most interesting and opportunity-rich area of the data lifecycle occurs in the work that happens before the actual analysis. It’s where messy data is transformed into something beautiful and valuable. Read more…

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Beer + Data = CCPA Compliance for New Belgium

When the California Consumer Privacy Act was approved by voters in November 2018, it didn’t just impact companies in the Golden State–it impacted any company doing business with California residents. That includes New Belgium Brewery, which built an automated solution to comply with the data privacy law. Read more…

Yugabyte Raises More Funds, Announces Acquisition

Yugabyte, the distributed SQL database vendor, closed its second funding round in the last nine months while expanding its presence in the Asia Pacific region with an acquisition.

The five-year-old startup announced a $48 million funding round on Wednesday (March 3), bringing its funding total to $103 million. Read more…

Microsoft Extends Cassandra Rings with NoSQL Database Preview

Microsoft today announced the public preview of a new Cassandra database service for Azure Cosmos DB. The service, called Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra, extends previous work that Microsoft did with Cassandra, and will enable customers to build new Cassandra databases and to build hybrid setups that extend existing Cassandra database rings to Microsoft’s service running in the Azure cloud. Read more…

Looking For An AI Ethicist? Good Luck

As more companies adopt AI, the risks posed by AI are becoming clearer to business leaders. That is driving many companies to hire AI ethicists to help guide them through an ethical minefield. But just as data scientists proved to be as elusive as unicorns, qualified AI ethics are also in very short supply, says Beena Ammanath, executive director of Deloitte’s AI Institute. Read more…

Texas A&M Reinforcement Learning Algorithm Automates Oil and Gas Reserve Forecasting

Oil and gas extraction is a messy business, not least because much of the initial discovery process relies on educated guesswork that often proves fruitless. O&G companies are always searching for ways to reduce these false positives and thereby the costs of their discovery operations – and now, a team of researchers at Texas A&M University have produced a new algorithm that automates prediction of oil and gas reserves. Read more…

Digital Twins and AI Keep Industry Flexible During COVID-19

When COVID-19 hit last year, the economic lockdowns impacted entire industries in negative ways. For large industrial processes, such as oil refining or glass manufacturing, the use of digital twins based on AI technology meant the difference between succumbing to the interruptions or rapidly adjusting to the new normal. Read more…

Data Labs Look to Boost ‘Data Fluency’

As the role of the data scientist expands, so too does the “data lab” product category which seeks to merge data science with the enterprise plumbing required for data-driven decision-making.

Add to the list a new data labs platform from technology management consultant Kin + Carta, which seeks to meet the sharpened enterprise requirement for greater “data fluency” and accompanying analytics running on recently installed digital platforms. Read more…

Machine Learning Cuts Through the Noise of Quantum Computing

Quantum technologies seem poised to disrupt the world of high-performance computing, but developing – and stabilizing – the technology itself poses serious computing challenges. Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory are using machine learning to help manage harmful disruptions in quantum computers, allowing them to perform more reliably in the real world. Read more…

ASF Keynotes Showcase How HPC and Big Data Have Pervaded the Pandemic

Last Thursday, a range of experts joined the Advanced Scale Forum (ASF) in a rapid-fire roundtable to discuss how advanced technologies have transformed the way humanity responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in indelible ways. The roundtable, held near the one-year mark of the first lockdowns in North America, opened with a session from Ari Berman, CEO of BioTeam. Read more…

Ataccama Puts Its Name on the Data Map

When Roman Kucera joined Ataccama over a decade go, the company had a single product: a data quality tool. Today, Kucera is the CTO, and Ataccama sells a range of products, including a data catalog, ETL, MDM, and data governance tools. Read more…

AI Infrastructure Gets a Stack

In an effort to create a standard set of tools that would help data science teams collaborate on AI development, an infrastructure initiative launched this week will promote a unified stack for developing and scaling machine learning models. Read more…

Augmented Analytics Is the New BI Battle Ground, Gartner Says

Forget about nifty visualizations in business intelligence (BI) tools–everybody has those now, according to Gartner. The real action in the BI market is around augmented analytics, or how well the BI tools incorporate machine learning and AI. Read more…

DeepCube Unveils Deep Learning Suite

DeepCube is launching a new suite of products and services, including a software-based deep learning accelerator which runs on a range of current and next-generation hardware.

The suite targets neural network training and inference while the accelerator is designed to boost of the performance of existing hardware. Read more…

Prophecy Spins Up Low-Code Data Pipeline Tool

In recent years, the shortage of data engineers has at times exceeded the shortage of data scientists. To help close the gap, a Silicon Valley startup called Prophecy today unveiled a low-code data engineering tool that enables users to build Spark-based data pipelines in a drag-and-drop manner. Read more…

Akka Cloud Platform Now on AWS

Java and Scala developers who want an easier way to build distributed applications without all the muss and fuss of synchronizing locks and managing state will be interested to learn that Lightbend is now making its Akka Cloud Platform available on the AWS cloud. Read more…

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