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Cloud Data Warehouses and Cloud Data Lakes: There’s No Need to Choose

Jan 13, 2021 |

Particularly with the industry spotlight on Snowflake following its recent IPO, there’s no shortage of discussion right now around cloud data warehouses, cloud data lakes, and how the two overlap – or don’t. Read more…

Terradepth Prepares to Fish for Subsea Big Data with Robots, Machine Learning

Jan 12, 2021 |

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), more than 80% of the ocean “remains unmapped, unobserved, and unexplored” – despite constituting more than 70% of the planet’s surface. Read more…

The End of the Data Broker Model and the Rise of the Data Marketplace

Jan 7, 2021 |

Most commodity markets have evolved from traditional broker models to more transparent, efficient transactions with lower fees and higher impact for both buyers and sellers. Travel agents, stock brokers, and even real estate agents (to name just a few) have been either completely replaced or greatly disrupted by digital marketplaces. Read more…

2020: A Big Data Year in Review

Dec 18, 2020 |

There are two weeks left in 2020, which means it’s time to exhale a bit and see where we’ve gone. It’s been a bumpy ride over the previous 50 weeks, for sure. Read more…

News In Brief

A Virtual Ride Along with John Deere at CES

Jan 13, 2021 |

CES is virtual this year, thanks to the novel coronavirus that doesn’t feel so novel anymore. But that didn’t stop John Deere from showing off its latest farming implements, which are trending heavily towards mass data collection and analysis. Read more…

AI-Based Drone Floated to Enforce Social Distancing

Dec 3, 2020 |

If desperate times call for desperate measures, then an AI-powered surveillance drone may find applications as pandemic fatigue erodes compliance with social distancing advisories in congested urban areas.

At least that’s the pitch from AI and analytics vendor Fractal Analytics, which has partnered with Indian drone technology manufacturer ideaForge to develop a flying video analytics platform. Read more…

Re:Invent Begins, So What Will AWS Unveil?

Dec 1, 2020 |

Thanksgiving is over, which means it’s time for Amazon Web Services annual re:Invent conference. But instead of filling conference halls and hotel rooms in Las Vegas for a week of in-person learning, AWS reimagined re:Invent into three-week long virtual extravaganza. Read more…

Is DMaaS the Answer to Your Data Problems?

Nov 30, 2020 |

Data management as a service (DMaaS) is an emerging practice whereby a range of data-based services–including file and object serving, governance, security, backup/recovery, archiving, and dev/test provisioning–are delivered by a single vendor. Read more…

Data Exchange Maker Harbr Closes Series A

Nov 17, 2020 |

Harbr, a London startup that helps organizations like Moody’s Analytics to create their own custom data exchanges, yesterday announced that it has completed a Series A round of financing, netting $38.5 million for the growing concern. Read more…

This Just In

UK Exam Debacle, US Pollsters’ Inaccuracy Show Algorithms Bereft of Knowledge

Jan 4, 2021 |

Jan. 4, 2021 — In a blog post today for Avast Software, writer Byron Acohido discussed recent applications of machine learning that fell far short. Used by the UK’s education system and for US election prediction, these flawed algorithms exposed deep systemic biases, as well as the need to instill core societal values into machine learning, according to the author. Read more…

Krux Founders Launch a Free Web Platform that Analyzes Compliance and Security Risk

Dec 17, 2020 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 17, 2020 — Ketch, a company making it easier for businesses to automate data regulation, is unveiling PrivacyGrader.com, a free privacy score that helps businesses measure compliance risk. Read more…

BigID Announces $70M in New Investment, Raising the Company’s Valuation to $1B

Dec 16, 2020 |

NEW YORK, Dec. 16, 2020 — BigID, a leader in data discovery and intelligence for privacy, protection and perspective, today announced a $70M million series D financing, bringing the valuation to over $1 Billion. Read more…

Tech, Education and Financial Services Leaders Form National Council for AI for the Greater Good

Dec 14, 2020 |

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 14, 2020 — Leading organizations across the U.S. financial services, technology and academic industries announced the formation of a new National Council for Artificial Intelligence (NCAI). The council brings together the Brookings Institution, CUNY, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Mastercard, Microsoft, Nasdaq, Plug and Play, SUNY, University of Central Florida, and Visa with the goal of maximizing technology to jointly solve specific issues of interest to the industry. Read more…

PSU Researchers Receive Award for Seminal Paper on Smartphone Security

Dec 11, 2020 |

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Dec. 11, 2020 — A multi-institution team of researchers recently received a Hall of Fame Award from the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Operating Systems (SIGOPS) for their 2010 paper that was the first to expose the ways in which smartphone applications use personal data.

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