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Master Data Mangement: Three Paths to Creating a Successful, Low-Risk Program

The biggest danger to a nascent master data management (MDM) program is starting with the wrong objectives, even though they can often sound quite right. While well-intentioned, unclear business objectives--such as creat Read more…

Neo4j Sees Graph Data Science Taking Off Following $325 Million Round

Operational use cases such as fraud prediction and recommendation engines have dominated in Neo4j’s existence up to this point. But following today’s announcement of a $325-million funding round that values the graph Read more…

Companies Going ‘All In’ on AI, Appen Study Says

AI budgets are up significantly over the past year as companies compete to survive and grow market share during the global pandemic, according to Appen, which published its State of AI and Machine Learning report this we Read more…

DataStax Taps Pulsar for Streaming Data Platform

DataStax today unveiled Astra Streaming, a new event streaming platform based on Apache Pulsar, a publish and subscribe (pub-sub) data platform that competes with Apache Kafka. Astra Streaming is pre-integrated in the cl Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: June 2021 Edition

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details Read more…

Open Data Hub: A Meta Project for AI/ML Work

Open source software is a critical resource in data science today, but integrating the various open source products together can be a complex task. This is what drove Red Hat to develop Open Data Hub, which brings over t Read more…

AI: It’s Not Just For the Big FAANG Dogs Anymore

It’s been said that AI has a 1% problem, that only the biggest tech firms—the Facebooks, Amazons, Apples, Netflixes, and Googles, or FAANGs, of the world--have the resources required to pull it off.  But thanks to t Read more…

How to Set Yourself Up for Success as a Chief Data Officer in 2021

Many Chief Data Officers (CDOs) have a noticeably short tenure. The role of CDO is full of challenges as they often drive cultural and technical change. Unlike many C-level roles that have been around for a while, CDO is Read more…

Cloud Costs Exploding, Anodot Survey Finds

If your CFO is in a state of shock over a recent AWS bill, she is not alone. According to a recent survey by Anodot, 30% of data and analytics professionals reported nearly a 50% increase in their monthly cloud bills ove Read more…

Newly ‘Headquarterless’ Snowflake Makes a Flurry of Announcements

Snowflake is best known as a cloud data warehouse, but it's delivering capabilities that go beyond delivering fast answers to SQL queries. These wider “data cloud” ambitions are on display this week, as the newly “ Read more…

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