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Coursera’s (Machine) Learning Advantage

Mar 27, 2020 |

When Stanford University computer science professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng founded Coursera back in 2012, the mission was relatively simple: Use the Internet to massively expand the reach of educational content. Read more…

The First Step to Success for the Chief Data Officer: Changing Your Outlook on Business Value

Mar 24, 2020 |

The modern enterprise no longer needs to worry about obtaining the necessary data to understand their customer’s habits and needs. The issue that companies grapple with today is rooted in the required scale and agility to analyze all the available data at their fingertips. Read more…

AI Called on to Mine Massive Coronavirus Dataset, CORD-19

Mar 18, 2020 |

Working with a coalition of government, academic, and industry leaders, the White House this week released COVID-19 Open Research Data (CORD-19), a massive collection of 29,000 scholarly articles about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Read more…

Data is Cheap, Information is Expensive

Mar 13, 2020 |

In this age of information, to say that the volume of data is exploding is a stark understatement. This big bang of big data is estimated to grow from 33 zettabytes in 2018 to 175 zettabytes by 2025, according to a recent IDC and Seagate reportRead more…

Real-Time Data Streaming, Kafka and Analytics Part 3: Effective Planning for Data Streaming Improves Data Analytics

Mar 4, 2020 |

Data stream processing is defined as a system performing transformations for creating analytics on data inside a stream. In Part 1 of this series, we defined data streaming to provide an understanding of its importance. Read more…

News In Brief

Data Scientists Predict COVID-19’s Urban Impact

Mar 25, 2020 |

How will COVID-19 impact vulnerable populations, like the elderly and folks with preexisting conditions? The folks at RS-21, a data science consultancy based in New Mexico, assembled relevant data sets into an interactive map that allows users to explore where the most vulnerable among us live across 13 American cities. Read more…

Busted: Google Remains Atop List of GDPR Fines

Mar 10, 2020 |

If the best way to get someone’s notice is to hit them in the pocketbook, then European regulators have the full attention of data giants like Google.

The €50 million ($56 million) fine levied against Google (NASDAQ: Read more…

On the Radar: COVID-19, Circonus, and Fake FB Accounts

Mar 4, 2020 |

Welcome to On the Radar, a new Datanami feature about interesting startups and news in the big data space. In this week’s edition, we check out how AI is driving the coronavirus response, the machine data intelligence firm Circonus, and the open sourcing of OpenDS4All. Read more…

MR3 Unleashes Hive on Kubernetes

Feb 18, 2020 |

Organizations that want to take advantage of the latest capabilities in Apache Hive but don’t want to deal with painful Hadoop upgrades or difficult LLAP configurations have another option in the form of MR3, a new execution engine for Hive that runs natively on Hadoop and Kubernetes. Read more…

Smart Grid Effort Seeks to Boost Coordination

Feb 7, 2020 |

Among the most promising applications of Internet of Things frameworks is helping utilities integrate far-flung power grids, including the growing number of smart devices used to collect customer data.

An expanded open source initiative sponsored by the Linux Foundation aims to help grid operators securely collect user data as well as monitor, control and manage smart devices connected to electrical grids. Read more…

This Just In

XPRIZE, Anthem Launch COVID-19 Response Platform

Mar 27, 2020 |

LOS ANGELES, March 27, 2020 — XPRIZE reveals the XPRIZE Pandemic Alliance, a global coalition that combines the power of collaboration, competition, shared innovation and radical thinking to accelerate solutions that can be applied to COVID-19 and future pandemics. Read more…

Starschema Brings Single Source of Truth for COVID-19 Incidence Data to Snowflake Data Exchange

Mar 25, 2020 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., March 25, 2020 –Snowflake, the cloud data platform, announced that Starschema, a data services and technology company, has listed a free-of-charge, public data set that serves as a single-source of truth on the incidence and mortality of COVID-19 cases on Snowflake’s free-to-join marketplace, the Snowflake Data Exchange. Read more…

IBM Offers Free Tools Based on Trusted Data to Track COVID-19 Cases

Mar 25, 2020 |

ATLANTAMarch 25, 2020 — In this challenging time when more than one in four Americans are under “shelter-in-place” orders1, IBM is offering free tools to track reported COVID-19 cases near you and help you stay informed. Read more…

Adaptive Biotechnologies and Microsoft Aim to Decode COVID-19 Immune Response and Provide Open Data Access

Mar 23, 2020 |

SEATTLE and REDMOND, Wash., March 23, 2020 — Adaptive Biotechnologies Corp. and Microsoft Corp. announced they will leverage their existing partnership mapping population-wide adaptive immune responses to diseases at scale to study COVID-19. Read more…

Exaptive Partners with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Launching The COVID-19 Cognitive City

Mar 23, 2020 |

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., March 23, 2020 — Exaptive Inc., in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has created a free and publicly available online environment called a “cognitive city” which is focused on combating the pandemic sweeping the globe –

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