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Is Kubernetes Overhyped?

Aug 10, 2020 |

The amount of attention paid to Kubernetes has increased substantially over the past couple of years. What started out as a relatively obscure container management system open sourced by Google has turned into the must-have technology for running machine learning and advanced analytics applications, among other workloads. Read more…

R Works Its Way Into Qubole’s Data Lake

Aug 6, 2020 |

Python may be the most popular language for data science today, but R isn’t far behind. In fact, R is experiencing a bit of a resurgence at the moment. That’s part of the reason that Qubole today announced that it has expanded its data lake offering with commercial and open source R software from RStudio. Read more…

Navigating the AI and Analytics Job Market During COVID-19

Aug 5, 2020 |

The market for AI and analytics jobs has not been spared from the wrath of COVID-19, which has directly led to the loss of more than 30 million American jobs over the past four months. Read more…

Splicing a Pause Button into Cloud Machines

Aug 4, 2020 |

Splice Machine develops a machine learning-enabled SQL database that is based on a closely engineered collection of distributed components, including HBase, Spark, and Zookeeper, not to mention H2O, TensorFlow, and Jupyter. Read more…

AWS re:Invent Goes Virtual (and Free) as COVID-19 Conference Cancellations Continue

Aug 3, 2020 |

AWS re:Invent has been re-imagined as a free, three-week virtual conference taking place in early December, Amazon Web Services announced last week, as the fall lineup of physical tech conferences continues to dwindle as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and online offerings continue to grow. Read more…

News In Brief

Models Trained to Keep the Trains Running

Aug 7, 2020 |

Steady advances in machine vision techniques such as convolutional neural networks powered by graphics processors and emerging technologies like neuromorphic silicon retina “event cameras” are creating a range of new predictive monitoring and maintenance use cases. Read more…

AI Chip Startup Syntiant Scales Production

Aug 5, 2020 |

Syntiant Corp., the “neural decision processor” startup, announced completion of another funding round this week along with the shipment of more than 1 million low-power edge AI chips.

The three-year-old startup based in Irvine, Calif., said Tuesday (Aug. Read more…

COVID-19 Roundup: Risk, Reopening, Recognition & More

Aug 5, 2020 |

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, big data and AI have emerged as crucial tools for everything from diagnosis and epidemiology to therapeutic and vaccine development. Here, we collect the latest news in how big data is fighting back against COVID-19. Read more…

Calls for ‘Data Responsibility’ Grow

Aug 4, 2020 |

A consumer backlash against misuse of personal data and the growing number of corporate data breaches are fueling calls for companies to institute “data responsibility” frameworks that comply with evolving regulations, incorporate transparency and leverage emerging AI and blockchain technologies to increase consumer control of personal data. Read more…

Tamr Helps Air Force Wrangle Data

Aug 3, 2020 |

Data prepper Tamr Inc. will assist the U.S. Air Force in boosting utilization of its air assets under a five-year contract designed to use machine learning techniques to accelerate the flight certification process for new aircraft configurations. Read more…

This Just In

Google Cloud Delivers Enhancements to Looker that Optimize Performance, Accelerate Application Development

Aug 7, 2020 |

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Aug. 7, 2020 – Looker, the business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform that is now part of Google Cloud, is helping customers augment their data experiences with enhancements in three key areas: Read more…

Zencity Raises $13.5M in Funding

Aug 6, 2020 |

TEL AVIV, IsraelAug. 6, 2020 — Zencity, provider of AI-based insights for local governments, announced the closing of a $13.5 million funding round. Read more…

NIH Harnesses AI for COVID-19 Diagnosis, Treatment, and Monitoring

Aug 6, 2020 |

Aug.  6, 2020 — The National Institutes of Health has launched the Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center (MIDRC), an ambitious effort that will harness the powers of artificial intelligence, and medical imaging to fight COVID-19. Read more…

cnvrg.io AI OS Delivers Accelerated ML Workloads with Support of NVIDIA A100 Multi-Instance GPU

Aug 4, 2020 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 4, 2020 — cnvrg.io AI OS for machine learning today announces native integration of NVIDIA multi-instance GPU (MIG) technology to its data science platform.

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Micro Focus Announces the General Availability of ArcSight 2020

Aug 4, 2020 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 4, 2020 – Micro Focus announced the general availability of ArcSight 2020, featuring a new unified layered analytics platform and user interface that simplifies holistic threat detection. 

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