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Alex Woodie is the managing editor of Datanami

Nvidia Inference Engine Keeps BERT Latency Within a Millisecond

It’s a shame when your data scientists dial in the accuracy on a deep learning model to a very high degree, only to be forced to gut the model for inference because of resource constraints. But that will seldom be the Read more…

What’s the Big IDea? A Single Platform for Privacy, Security, and Governance

Companies today are struggling to manage their sprawling data estates, and to minimize the risks that they pose. Vendors are furiously building tools to help ease that pain. But the disconnected nature of point-tool deve Read more…

Beyond Dashboards: The Importance of Storytelling with Data

Becoming a data-driven organization is more than just being able to measure the world and assigning figures to the phenomena we absorb. To truly benefit from the great progress we have made in data collection, storage, a Read more…

Deci Shows a NAC for Automated Neural Net Construction

Deep learning researchers have been dancing around a looming performance wall in recent months, as huge neural networks push the limits in terms of computation and power consumption. But now a company called Deci says it Read more…

The Perfect Storm: How the Chip Shortage Will Impact AI Development

This chip shortage has brought to light our dependency on hardware to run high-tech economies and the everyday lives of consumers. Today, chips can be found in everything from gaming consoles like Xbox Series, PlayStatio Read more…

SAS No Longer Exploring Sale to Broadcom: Report

News broke Monday that SAS Institute was considering selling itself to Broadcom, the $24-billion chip maker. But leaders of the privately held analytics giant have changed their minds, according to a report today in the Read more…

MongoDB Automates Resharding, Adds Time-Series Support

Resharding a distributed database is among the most time-consuming tasks that DBAs are asked to perform. But that pain may be a thing of the past, at least with MongoDB’s database, which brings a new automated reshardi Read more…

Off the Couch: Database Maker Seeks $160 Million In IPO

Couchbase plans to sell 7 million shares at about $20 to $23 each, netting the NoSQL database vendor about $160 million for its upcoming initial public offering (IPO), the company announced today. The Santa Clara, Cal Read more…

Cost Overruns and Misgovernance: Two Threats to Your Cloud Data Journey

So you’re moving data into the cloud. That’s great! After all, cloud compute and storage can supercharge your organizations’ digital strategy. But you should also be aware of new challenges that you will face, incl Read more…

Teradata: We’ve Outsourced Some Hardware Support for Years

Teradata has outsourced technical support for its on-prem data warehouses to IBM, according to a report in The Register today. Teradata neither confirmed nor denied the report, but told Datanami that it has outsourced "e Read more…

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