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How Data Science Is Fighting the Flint Water Crisis

Mar 26, 2020 |

The Flint water crisis is one of the defining environmental crises of our era. Headlines describing poisoned children across one of America’s classic manufacturing cities seized the country’s attention, forcing policy-makers to confront the issue at a high level (and even featuring in two presidential debates in 2016). Read more…

Tracking the Spread of Coronavirus with Graph Databases

Mar 12, 2020 |

In the midst of a global pandemic, big data technologies like graph databases are demonstrating a remarkable capability to model complex interactions among groups of people and places, as well as the trains, planes, and automobiles that take them there. Read more…

Digital Agriculture Program Yields Promising Prospects

Nov 19, 2019 |

The Center for Digital Agriculture (CDA) was initiated one year ago with a $2 million investment from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Its official kick-off was held back-to-back with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Industry Conference, October 7-10, 2019. Read more…

How Machine Learning Can Help Us Stop Climate Change

Jul 1, 2019 |

Successfully analyzing and addressing climate change involves wrangling an entire world of data. Now, a new paper — “Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning” — from more than 20 machine learning experts across 16 organizations is shining a spotlight on the many critical roles that machine learning can play in fighting back against the climate crisis. Read more…

Is Data Science the Fourth Pillar of the Scientific Method?

Apr 15, 2019 |

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang revived a decade-old debate last month when he said that modern data science (AI plus HPC) has become the fourth pillar of the scientific method. While some disagree with the notion that statistical analysis alone can reveal undiscovered laws, the argument may be moot if data science continues its current course being an extremely useful and in-demand tool for all manners of scientific discovery. Read more…

News In Brief

Community Transmission: Counties Are the Front Lines in Virus Battle

Mar 24, 2020 |

The foot soldiers in the battle against COVID-19 are increasingly relying on location data to track resources and stem the spread of the virus, often one county at a time. Read more…

Data Firms Offer Free Access for COVID-19 Research

Mar 17, 2020 |

Where oh where in all that Big Data are the patterns and insights that might lead to a vaccine against the scourge of COVID-19?

A growing list of data analytics vendors are assisting medical detectives in their search with what amounts to the open source release of proprietary data analytics software. Read more…

New Open Source App: Data Science Education

Mar 4, 2020 |

The principles underpinning open source software development that are transforming the digital economy are now being extended to new sectors such as education, where proponents hope to leverage the collaborative approach to advance the teaching of data science. Read more…

Micron Bridges Memory Bandwidth Gap for ML

Feb 26, 2020 |

Deep learning accelerators based on chip architectures coupled with high-bandwidth memory are emerging to enable near real-time processing of machine learning algorithms. Memory chip specialist Micron Technology argues that hardware accelerators linked to higher memory densities are the best way to accelerate “memory bound” AI applications. Read more…

Tick Data Comes to BigQuery

Feb 11, 2020 |

A huge batch of tick data, used by financial traders to track the minimum upward or downward movement of stock prices, has been added to Google Cloud Platform, allowing financial analysts to plug pricing and trading data into the cloud vendor’s BigQuery cloud data warehouse. Read more…

This Just In

Research: Cyber Attacks and Disruptive Events Are on the Rise, Affecting 82% of Organizations Surveyed

Mar 13, 2020 |

ROUND ROCK, Texas, March 13, 2020 —  The Dell Technologies Global Data Protection Index 2020 Snapshot reveals that organizations on average are managing almost 40% more data than they were a year ago. Read more…

Splunk Research Pinpoints the Economic Value of Data in Optimizing Business Outcomes

Mar 10, 2020 |

SAN FRANCISCO, March 10, 2020 –Splunk Inc, provider of the Data-to-Everything Platform, announced the results of new research which explores the correlation between an organization’s use of data and its business success. Read more…

New Study Using Big Data Sheds Light on the Value of Specialist Care in the Treatment of Gout

Mar 6, 2020 |

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. and NEW YORKMarch 6, 2020 — A recent article published in ACR Open Rheumatology” found that rheumatologist care was associated with better disease management for patients with advanced gout verses care from general practitioners. Read more…

SoftwareReviews Announces 2020 Big Data Quadrant Awards

Feb 28, 2020 |

TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2020 — SoftwareReviews, a division of IT research and consulting firm Info-Tech Research Group, announces the publication of its 2020 Big Data Quadrant Awards today, naming three gold medalists based on user reviews. Read more…

Study: Just 32% of Data Teams Able to Extract the Insights Their Organizations Need for Better Decision-Making

Feb 13, 2020 |

LONDON, Feb. 13, 2020 — New research commissioned by the analytics database company, Exasol, has found that 68% of data teams are unable to extract the data insights needed by their organizations’ decision makers. Read more…

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