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Data Engineers: The C-Suite’s Savior

Jul 18, 2019 |

Today’s competitive marketplace requires companies to be data-driven. Why? Because data has become the fuel for organizations to deliver better and faster decisions, quickly respond to customers, and analyze, understand and act on new opportunities (or threats) ahead of the competition. Read more…

Object and Scale-Out File Systems Fill Hadoop Storage Void

Jul 17, 2019 |

The rapid growth of data and the changing nature of data applications is challenging established architectural concepts for how to store big data. Where once organizations may have first looked to large on-premise data lakes to centralize petabytes of less-structured data, they now are considering scale-out file and object storage systems that give them greater flexibility to store data in a way that meshes with the emerging multi-cloud and hybrid paradigm. Read more…

The State of Storage: Cloud, IoT, and Data Center Trends

Jul 16, 2019 |

One of the biggest storylines in data storage this year is the explosion of the cloud and the simplicity that cloud storage can bring. But cloud storage isn’t the whole story – not by a long shot – as IoT data generation ramps up and on-prem storage technology continues its evolution. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: July 2019 Edition

Jul 16, 2019 |

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…

Big Data Is Still Hard. Here’s Why

Jul 15, 2019 |

We’re over a decade into the big data era that emerged from the tectonic collision of mobile, Web 2.0, and cloud forces. Bolstered by progress in machine learning, we stand at the cusp of a new AI era that promises even greater automation of rudimentary tasks. Read more…

Cloudera Commits to 100% Open Source

Jul 11, 2019 |

The old Cloudera developed and distributed its Hadoop stack using a mix of open source and proprietary methods and licenses. But the new Cloudera will be 100% open source, just like Hortonworks, its one-time Hadoop rival that it acquired in January. Read more…

Alluxio Bolsters Data Orchestration for Hybrid Cloud World

Jul 11, 2019 |

Alluxio was conceived at Cal Berkeley’s AMPLab as a virtualization layer that eliminates barriers between data silos, and allows users to access remote data as if it were local. With today’s launch of Alluxio 2.0, the technology has evolved to the next stage, with a focus on simplifying data engineering in today’s emerging multi-cloud and hybrid cloud paradigms. Read more…

Big Data and AI Converge in Map to Protect Biodiversity

Jul 10, 2019 |

What’s living where? Those are the basic pieces of data that biologists and conservationists are hoping to collect and load into the Map of Biodiversity Importance, a dynamic new map unveiled this week at the Esri User Conference. Read more…

Why You Don’t Need AI

Jul 9, 2019 |

Talk of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere, and the rush to implement AI is unquestioned. Studies such as those by Gartner and the McKinsey Global Institute, report that over the past four years, AI implementation has grown by as much as 270 percent. Read more…

Common Sense Makes Progress with Deep Learning

Jul 8, 2019 |

We’ve witnessed incredible progress in the capability of deep learning models to not only understand text, but to generate it too. While the generated text is grammatically sound, the actual meaning of the words leaves something to be desired. Read more…

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