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Meet Datanami 2021 Person to Watch Mike Bostock

If you've ever wondered how best to present a particular piece of data using a visualization, then you've entered Mike Bostock's world. From the New York Times to his latest startup, Observable, Bostock has been pushing Read more…

Johns Hopkins Launches COVID-19 Mortality Calculator, Aims to Inform Vaccine Prioritization

The first COVID-19 vaccine doses are going out in the United States, predominantly to frontline healthcare workers. Unfortunately, the vaccines are currently extremely limited, meaning that state governments are having t Read more…

Observable Seeks Democratization of Data Visualization

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then how much is a rich, interactive data visualization worth? If you’re Observable, the San Francisco startup founded by the creator of D3.js and a VP of engineering at Google, then Read more…

COVID-19 Roundup: Dashboards, Therapeutics, Data Lakes & More

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, big data and AI have emerged as crucial tools for everything from diagnosis and epidemiology to therapeutic and vaccine development. Here, we collect the latest news in how big Read more…

Voice: The New Interface for Analytics

We've grown accustomed to interacting with computers through a visual interface. But thanks to big gains in the accuracy of speech recognition, that's changing, and among the applications being targeted for voice-enablem Read more…

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Big Data Via Connected Cars Hits the Open Road

Data engineers at Purdue University are using a wealth of connected vehicle data to help improve highway safety and efficiency while laying the groundwork for the ultimate edge device, the autonomous vehicle. In an ef Read more…

MIT Analytics Reveal How Anti-Maskers Leverage Data Visualization

You’ve probably seen them: the Facebook posts from a relative or a friend of a friend claiming that if you look at the numbers, the pandemic isn’t a big deal, masks don’t work – that kind of thing. Usually, there Read more…

Esri Boosts ‘Velocity” of ArcGIS for IoT

Esri, the location intelligence and geospatial analytics specialist, is accelerating its Internet of Things analytics platform as more industries integrate geospatial sensor data and real-time analytics into their operat Read more…

AWS Launches Managed Services for Grafana, Prometheus

Grafana Labs, developer of a popular open source tool for visualizing logs and metrics, joins a growing list of Amazon Web Services partners, allowing AWS customer to run Grafana’s dashboards natively as a managed ser Read more…

AI-Based Drone Floated to Enforce Social Distancing

If desperate times call for desperate measures, then an AI-powered surveillance drone may find applications as pandemic fatigue erodes compliance with social distancing advisories in congested urban areas. At least th Read more…

This Just In

TigerGraph Announces Center of Innovation in San Diego, R&D and Recruitment Efforts

Jun 17, 2021 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 17, 2021 — TigerGraph, provider of a leading graph analytics platform, today announced plans to open a research and development-focused center of innovation in San Diego and recruit from the area’s extensive technology talent pool. Read more…

Cloud-native Altair SmartWorks Empowers Enterprises to Make Data-driven Decisions

Jun 14, 2021 |

TROY, Mich., June 14, 2021 — Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI) announced the release of Altair SmartWorks, its next-generation, cloud-native platform to empower augmented, data-driven decision making. Read more…

NVIDIA to Acquire DeepMap, Enhancing Mapping Solutions for the AV Industry

Jun 11, 2021 |

June 11, 2021 — It’s time for autonomous vehicle developers to blaze new trails.

NVIDIA has agreed to acquire DeepMap, a startup dedicated to building high-definition maps for autonomous vehicles to navigate the world safely. Read more…

Fraym Announced Series B Funding to Build a Map of Humanity Using Machine Learning

Jun 8, 2021 |

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2021 — Geospatial data and analytics company Fraym announced a Series B financing to further scale their AI/ML software for mapping humanity.

Fraym is a preeminent global provider of geospatial data for understanding population dynamics. Read more…

Grafana Labs Debuts Grafana 8.0, Tempo 1.0 at GrafanaCONline

Jun 8, 2021 |

NEW YORK, June 8, 2021 — Grafana Labs, the company behind the one of the world’s most popular open and composable operational dashboards, today announced a series of significant new product updates at the GrafanaCONline community conference, including the highly anticipated general availability of Grafana 8.0 and Grafana Tempo 1.0. Read more…

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