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Is Hadoop Officially Dead?

Oct 18, 2018 |

The merger of Cloudera and Hortonworks was applauded by many people in the big data community, and even Wall Street liked the news initially. But as the confetti from the party clears, some are asking tough questions, like whether the merger signals the death of Hadoop as a viable computer platform moving forward. Read more…

Do Amazon’s Biased Algorithms Spell the End of AI in Hiring?

Oct 16, 2018 |

Amazon recently cancelled an AI-driven recruiting program after it was discovered that it led to bias in hiring recommendations. But does that mean that machine learning has no role in human resources? Read more…

Mining New Opportunities in Text Analytics

Oct 9, 2018 |

Words. They’re piling up at an enormous rate, but what do they all mean? According to text analytics experts, in the rush to utilize AI, companies are missing the opportunity to use well-established techniques to harness the meanings, trends, and human emotions embodied in all those words, and in the process become a contextually driven enterprise. Read more…

Cloudera and Hortonworks to Merge in $5.2 Billion Deal

Oct 3, 2018 |

Cloudera and Hortonworks, the two leading companies backing Hadoop distributions and fierce head-to-head rivals,  today made the unlikely announcement that they plan to merge, creating a single company under the Cloudera banner that will focus on “edge to AI” Read more…

Deep Learning Is Great, But Use Cases Remain Narrow

Oct 3, 2018 |

Deep learning is all the rage these days, and is driving a surge in interest around artificial intelligence. However, despite the advantages that deep neural networks can bring for certain applications, the actual use cases for deep learning in the real world remain narrow, as traditional machine learning methods continue to lead the way. Read more…

News In Brief

The Scent of an AI

Oct 23, 2018 |

“A fresh, fruity floral with an innovative twist in the top note.” That’s how master perfumer Dave Apel describes the first perfume created by artificial intelligence, which a Brazilian beauty company plans to start selling in 2019. Read more…

Nvidia Platform Pushes GPUs into Machine Learning, High Performance Data Analytics

Oct 10, 2018 |

GPU leader Nvidia, generally associated with deep learning, autonomous vehicles and other higher-end AI-related workloads (and gaming, of course), is mounting an open source end-to-end GPU acceleration platform and ecosystem directed at machine learning and data analytics, domains heretofore within the CPU realm. Read more…

From NSA Whistleblowers to Analytics Entrepreneurs

Oct 8, 2018 |

A pair of NSA analysts who blew the whistle on the spy agency’s misuse of their security and privacy controls have come out of retirement to form a startup providing data analytics services based on a proprietary “decision intelligence” framework. Read more…

ML Enlisted to Slow the Spread of Fake News

Oct 5, 2018 |

As should be obvious by now, traditional fact-checking methods have failed to stop “fake news” from spreading like wildfire via social media circuits.

While platforms like Facebook (NASDAQ: Read more…

MLflow Opens Up to R

Oct 3, 2018 |

Data scientists who work within the R environment can now partake of MLflow, the open source project that Databricks released earlier this year to help manage workflows associated with machine learning development and production lifecycles. Read more…

This Just In

Dataguise Introduces DgSecure 6.2

Sep 27, 2017 |

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2017 — Dataguise, a leader in data-centric audit and protection (DCAP), today introduced DgSecure 6.2 at the 2017 Strata Data Conference in New York. Read more…

Splunk Announces Appointment of Sara Baack and Elisa Steele to Board of Directors

Sep 14, 2017 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14, 2017 — Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of a leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that Sara Baack, chief marketing officer of Equinix, and Elisa Steele, former CEO and president of Jive Software, have been appointed to its Board of Directors effective as of today. Read more…

Chartis Research Names SAS a RiskTech Quadrant Category Leader

Sep 13, 2017 |

CARY, N.C.Sept. 13, 2017 — Chartis Research has identified SAS as a RiskTech Quadrant category leader for enterprise fraud technology solutions. Read more…

Accenture to Transform Diabetic Patient Care with Analytics Platform

Jul 26, 2017 |

NEW YORK, July 26, 2017 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is collaborating with Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) to improve how diabetes care is managed and delivered through the development of a data-driven core analytics platform for Roche’s digital diabetes ecosystem. Read more…

SAS a ‘Strong Performer’ for Digital Intelligence Platforms

Apr 20, 2017 |

CARY, N.C., April 20, 2017 — Marketers today are practically fanatical about one critical mission: delivering a consistent, quality customer experience. A new ranking speaks to the core of that mission, as SAS Customer Intelligence has been cited as a “Strong Performer” Read more…

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