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5 Reasons Data Science Initiatives Fail

Oct 31, 2017 |

Data science is one of the fastest growing areas of business. Jobs related to data are continuously ranked among the most in demand, with IBM estimating the need for data scientists to rise 28% by 2020. Read more…

Scalability Answers Found in the NoSQL Family Tree

Oct 30, 2017 |

When it comes to big genealogical databases, they don’t come any bigger than the one at FamilySearch. So when the arm of the Church of Latter-day Saints started to reach the limits of its Oracle data store, it branched out into the distributed NoSQL world instead. Read more…

Dealing with Deep Learning’s Big Black Box Problem

Oct 27, 2017 |

Deep learning currently carries the torch for artificial intelligence, providing us with a glimpse of how powerfully intelligent machines may do our bidding in the future. But there’s a big problem with deep learning: Read more…

Keeping Your Models on the Straight and Narrow

Oct 24, 2017 |

Organizations of all stripes have adopted predictive models to help drive decision-making. But an increased reliance on machine learning can quickly turn into an expensive liability if bias, privacy, and other concerns aren’t adequately addressed. Read more…

Teradata Climbs Up the Stack with ‘Analytics Platform’ Strategy

Oct 23, 2017 |

Teradata is extending the types of data, algorithms, and frameworks it can store and run in its flagship MPP database as part of the new Teradata Analytics Platform unveiled at its annual user conference today. Read more…

News In Brief

U.S. Open Data Push Advances

Sep 20, 2017 |

The push for open government data got a boost this week with passage of a budget bill that includes language codifying open data requirements for the federal government.

Senate passage of the Defense Department spending authorization package included an amendment incorporating the text of the Open, Permanent, Electronic, and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act. Read more…

Putin: Who Controls AI “Will Be Ruler of the World”

Sep 1, 2017 |

AI alarmism took on a geopolitical cast today as Russian President Vladimir Putin asserted that whoever is first to build breakthrough artificial intelligence technology will have world domination.

According to a story published by the Associated Press, Putin spoke before a meeting with students in Moscow today and warned that “the one who becomes the leader in this sphere will be the ruler of the world,” Read more…

Anaconda Taps Containers to Simplify Data Science Deployments

Aug 31, 2017 |

Anaconda (formerly Continuum Analytics) today unveiled a new release of its commercial data science platform that leverages Docker and Kubernetes containerization technology to allow data scientists to deploy models to production environments with a single click. Read more…

How AI Fares in Gartner’s Latest Hype Cycle

Aug 29, 2017 |

It’s late summer, which means three things: pennant races heat up in baseball, kids go back to school, and Gartner releases its annual Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. Much of the hype in this year’s cycle, not surprisingly, centers on artificial intelligence, or AI. Read more…

Advice to AI Startups: Lift Veil on Algorithms

Aug 14, 2017 |

The hardheaded folks who advise investors on what technologies show promise and which are mostly smoke and mirrors are beginning to weigh in on much-hyped approaches such as machine learning. Read more…

This Just In

DocuSign Leverages Qlik

May 25, 2016 |

RADNOR, Pa., May 25 — Qlik (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in visual analytics, today announced DocuSign, the leader in eSignature and Digital Transaction Management (DTM), has chosen Qlik to dig deeper into raw data aggregated from a variety of sources to drive sales and increase customer satisfaction. Read more…

Alteryx Analytics 10.5 Unveiled

May 5, 2016 |

IRVINE, Calif., May 5 — Alteryx, Inc., the leader in self-service data analytics, today announced Alteryx Analytics 10.5, which empowers line-of-business analysts to prepare and blend data from diverse datasets and scale self-service analytics across the organization. Read more…

Zettaset Big Data Encryption Suite Earns Triple HDP Certification From Hortonworks

Apr 5, 2016 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 5 — Zettaset, the leader in Big Data security, today announced that the company’s Big Data Encryption suite achieved an unprecedented triple HDP (Hortonworks Data Platform) certification from HortonworksRead more…

IBM Analytics Assists Russia’s Leading Airline

Mar 30, 2016 |

MOSCOW, Russia, March 30 — Russia’s largest airline Aeroflot, has turned to IBM (NYSE: IBM) analytics technologies to transform the customer experience of 40 million passengers who fly with Aeroflot annually, helping to increase passenger numbers and brand loyalty. Read more…

Ascolta Partners With Atigeo

Feb 3, 2016 |

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 3 — Ascolta, an advanced analytics company focused on cyber threat assessment, announced today that it is partnering with Atigeo. Together the companies will leverage their combined expertise and capabilities in big data analytics and cyber security to better serve the U.S. Read more…