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Has Big Data Peaked?

Oct 4, 2016 |

Fewer companies are planning to invest in big data projects over the next two years due to concerns about getting a return on investment (ROI) and the difficulty in moving big data projects from pilot to production, among other reasons, Gartner said today. Read more…

What If a Data Scientist Became President?

Sep 26, 2016 |

Tonight we’ll hear from the two main candidates applying to be the next president of the United States. The debate should give voters a clearer picture of how the next president will govern. Read more…

Data Science Education Evolves to Meet Surging Demand

Sep 26, 2016 |

Here’s some good news for young data science professionals looking for that first job: your skills are in high demand and will help you land a job with an average starting salary close to $120,000. Read more…

Flink: Worth a Second Look

Sep 16, 2016 |

The big data ecosphere has evolved to the point where there are clear technology leaders. In the category of SQL engines that run on Hadoop, Hive and Spark are clearly the dominant products among open source developers. Read more…

SAS Goes Back to the Future of Cognitive Computing with Viya

Sep 13, 2016 |

SAS yesterday unveiled plans to bolster its entire product lineup under the new Viya architecture with hefty doses of cognitive computing in an effort to make the software easier to use, more responsive to human input, and able to learn from experience. Read more…

News In Brief

Predictor Looks to Reduce Patient No-Shows

Oct 12, 2016 |

Among the reasons for skyrocketing U.S. healthcare costs is the relatively mundane problem of patient no-shows, which end up costing the healthcare sector billions of dollars in lost revenues each year. Read more…

ADP Leverages Huge Database to Gauge Worker Attrition

Oct 5, 2016 |

A database of more than 30 million employee records is the basis of a new cloud-based analytical tool designed to lower worker turnover by identifying in advance those most likely to quit. Read more…

Yahoo Shares Algorithm for Identifying ‘NSFW’ Images

Oct 3, 2016 |

Yahoo is releasing the deep learning algorithm that it uses to detect “not safe for work” (NSFW) images to the open source community, the Web giant announced last week.

Anywhere from 4% to 30% of the Internet is composed of pornographic content, according to a 2011 article in Forbes. Read more…

Container Specialist Tops Strata Startup List

Sep 30, 2016 |

A data lake startup whose platform utilizes Docker application containers to run an open source analytics engine is the winner of the startup showcase during this week’s Strata + Hadoop World in New York. Read more…

Commercial Kafka Distro Gets Global Smarts

Sep 28, 2016 |

Companies operating multiple Apache Kafka clusters in on-premise and cloud data centers will benefit from a handful of new enterprise-level features unveiled at the Strata + Hadoop World conference today by Confluent, the commercial open source company behind the popular big data message bus. Read more…

This Just In

Alteryx and Udacity Introduce New Predictive Analytics for Business Nanodegree Program

Oct 20, 2016 |

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 20 — Alteryx, Inc., the leader in self-service data analytics, announced it is partnering with Udacity, an online education provider, on the Predictive Analytics for Business Nanodegree program which opens today. Read more…

Accenture and SAP Collaborate to Develop Predictive Analytics Solutions

Oct 12, 2016 |

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 12 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced a collaboration with SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) to develop the next generation of predictive analytics solutions for asset management in the utilities industry to enable condition-based maintenance. Read more…

NYU Using NVIDIA DGX-1 Supercomputer to Push Boundaries of AI

Oct 12, 2016 |

Oct. 12 — New York University’s Center for Data Science is at the cutting edge of fields with revolutionary implications such as machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision and intelligent machines. Read more…

MemSQL Launches New Book on Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning

Sep 7, 2016 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 7 — MemSQL, provider of the fastest database platform for real-time analytics, today announced the release of an O’Reilly Media, Inc. book titled, The Path to Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning. Read more…

MemSQL to Showcase Predictive Analytics for Global Supply Chain Management

Aug 10, 2016 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 10 — MemSQL, provider of the fastest database platform for real-time analytics, today announced that it is exhibiting and presenting at the Gartner Catalyst Conference beginning Monday, August 15 in San Diego, California. Read more…