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Anger Builds Over Big Tech’s Big Data Abuses

Oct 23, 2020 |

The surveillance economy created by big tech firms is coming under greater scrutiny thanks to legal actions like the Department of Justice’s anti-trust lawsuit against Google this week and films like “The Social Dilemma,” which was released last month. Read more…

The Biggest Reason Not to Go All In on Kubernetes

Oct 20, 2020 |

Kubernetes is hot. Everywhere you turn, you will see opinions about the container orchestration system from Google and why it will solve all your infrastructure problems – or at least, why you should take the time to learn it. Read more…

How Geospatial Data Drives Insight for Bloomberg Users

Oct 5, 2020 |

Stockbrokers and other Wall Street professionals who use Bloomberg terminals are always on the lookout for an edge. Increasingly, that edge is coming in the form of geospatial data that describes the movement of people and goods – as well as natural events like hurricanes and viral pandemics — Read more…

Data Culture ‘Disconnect’ Identified in New Index

Sep 30, 2020 |

What does it take to succeed with data and analytics? Establishing a solid data culture, for starters, is often cited as a common characteristic among organizations that are successful with data and analytics. Read more…

ICIJ Turns to Big Data Tech to Unravel FinCEN Files

Sep 25, 2020 |

Unraveling financial crimes like money laundering is a notoriously difficult task, especially when criminals purposely cover their tracks. It gets a little easier when you have advanced tools, such as text analytics, machine learning, and a graph database, which is what the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) used with its latest investigation, dubbed the FinCEN Files. Read more…

News In Brief

Splunk Makes a Whirlwind of News at .conf20

Oct 20, 2020 |

Splunk made a big splash today at its .conf20 virtual conference today, where it not only unveiled a dedicated machine learning environment for data scientists and unveiled a brand new suite Observability Suite, but it also announced its intentions to buy Rigor, a digital experience monitoring company, and expanded its partnership with Google. Read more…

Goldman Releases Fintech Data Modeling Tool

Oct 19, 2020 |

Goldman Sachs is launching an open source data modeling platform based on its flagship data management and governance platform.

The investment banking giant (NYSE: GS) said the open-source version of the platform dubbed Legend includes source code for five modules within its internally developed version. Read more…

Watson AI is Debatable

Oct 15, 2020 |

An AI system under development by IBM researchers seeks to move its Watson platform beyond chess matches and game shows, combining natural language processing (NLP), listening comprehension and the ability to model human dilemmas to create an agile debating machine. Read more…

Pandemic Boosting Open Source Adoption

Oct 8, 2020 |

It turns out that economic downturns are good for open source software adoption, a new vendor survey finds.

The open developer community was already thriving when the pandemic whacked the global economy at the beginning of 2020. Read more…

DoD Intel Agency Upgrades Databases

Oct 1, 2020 |

U.S. intelligence agencies are lining up to upgrade antiquated IT infrastructure and bulging databases after decades of largely failed attempts by the military services to deploy “all-source analysis” platforms.

The CIA and other spy agencies have moved aggressively in recent years to migrate troves of data to the cloud where an array of tools can be used by intelligence analysts to connect the dots. Read more…

This Just In

Minitab Launches Launches New Solutions to Help Organizations Accelerate Digital Transformation

Oct 22, 2020 |

STATE COLLEGE, P.A., Oct. 22, 2020 — Minitab, LLC, a market leader in data analysis, predictive analytics and process improvement, announced the launch of multiple new solutions that will help organizations accelerate their digital transformation. Read more…

Splunk Ecosystem Helps Organizations Harness the Data Age at .conf20

Oct 19, 2020 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19, 2020 — Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the Data-to-Everything Platform, today announced Splunk Partner+ Program growth and notable partner activities at .conf20, Splunk’s 11th annual users conference. Read more…

Semantic Web Company Continues Global Expansion with New Presence in the US

Oct 16, 2020 |

BOSTON, Oct. 16, 2020 — The Austrian provider of knowledge graph and text mining technology Semantic Web Company has announced the opening of its new U.S. office in Boston. The USA is the largest market of the Semantic Web Company, which has been growing rapidly in various industries and fields of application for several years. Read more…

Alida Integrates Stratifyd AI-powered Analytics Engine into New CXM Platform

Oct 15, 2020 |

TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2020 – Alida (formerly Vision Critical), creator of the world’s first CXM (customer experience management) and insights platform, and Stratifyd, a data analytics company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to uncover and predict human experience, have signed a partnership agreement that will enable Alida customers to harness the power of multiple data sources to easily reveal and understand their customers’ truth. Read more…

Google Cloud Unveils AI and Machine Learning Privacy Commitment

Oct 14, 2020 |

Oct. 14, 2020 — In a blog post today, Andrew Moore, Head of Google Cloud AI & Industry Solutions, discussed a new AI/ML Privacy Commitment, aimed at increasing transparency and trust over customer data usage. Read more…

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