Features

8 New Products You’ll See At Strata + Hadoop World

Feb 28, 2017 |

In two weeks, big data enthusiasts from around the world will converge on San Jose for the semi-annual Strata + Hadoop World conference. Existing products like Spark and Kafka are destined to be the stars of the show, while new technologies like Hoodie and Sparklyr aim to gain traction. Read more…

How Mashable Seeds Journalism with Data Science

Feb 27, 2017 |

In journalism, researching what to write about often takes more time and effort than actually writing. But the online news site Mashable has found a way to accelerate the editorial process using a judicious application of big data tech and data science. Read more…

How Topic Modeling Can Change How Brands Interact with Customers

Feb 24, 2017 |

Nobody likes a Monday morning quarterback. He’s the guy who always knows exactly how to run a play to score a touchdown…the day after the game. As much as the postgame know-it-all gets under everyone’s skin, many brands are Monday morning quarterbacking with one of their biggest assets: Read more…

Can Big Data Tame the Chaos of Virtualized IT?

Feb 23, 2017 |

The “software-defined” revolution is driving private data centers toward AWS-like efficiency. However, the virtualization of hardware, storage, and networking—not to mention agile coding techniques and a rapid-fire “DevOps” culture–also makes it much more difficult for IT professionals to track down problems. Read more…

Four Ways to Visualize Big Streaming Data Now

Feb 22, 2017 |

Every day, the data deluge continues to grow.  From clickstreams and transaction logs to mobile apps and the IoT, big data threatens to overwhelm customers relying on traditional BI tools to analyze it. Read more…

Data Opportunities Slipping Through the Cracks

Feb 21, 2017 |

If you’re struggling to make the most of your data, take heart in the fact that you’re not alone. A large percentage of companies are not fully executing on their big data, data science, and IoT strategies, several recent studies say. Read more…

Data Science Meets Behavioral Science

Feb 20, 2017 |

In the United States alone, 38 million people start their day by eagerly fastening a device to their wrist that is not worn for the purpose of fashion or keeping time. Read more…

Why Anaconda’s Data Science Tent Is So Big–And Getting Bigger

Feb 16, 2017 |

With more than 13 million downloads to date, Anaconda is blossoming into a real phenomenon in a crowded data science field. What made the collection of mostly Python-based tools so popular to data hackers—a dedication to openness, interoperability, and innovation—is also the strategy behind Continuum Analytics’ Read more…

Inside IBM ML: Real-Time Analytics On the Mainframe

Feb 15, 2017 |

“Bring the compute to the data,” is a common refrain you hear in the big data age. Now IBM is heading that advice with today’s launch of IBM Machine Learning for z/OS, a new offering due this quarter that will bring Watson-based machine learning software to the mainframe atop an Apache Spark execution engine, attached to a Jupyter-based data science workbook. Read more…

Here’s What a Neural Net Looks Like On the Inside

Feb 14, 2017 |

Ever wonder what the inside of a machine learning model looks like? Today Graphcore released fascinating images that show how the computational graph concept maps to a new graph processor and graph programming framework it’s creating. Read more…