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AI Powers Mastercard’s New Authentication Process

Jan 17, 2019 |

Have you ever had a legitimate credit card transaction declined on the Web or your smartphone? It’s a real hassle, to be sure. But now, thanks to a new payment protocol being introduced by Mastercard that relies on deep learning to authenticate purchasers, you should see fewer false positives, less fraud, and faster approvals to boot. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: January 2019 Edition

Jan 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…

Benchmarking NoSQL Databases

Jan 16, 2019 |

Developers have a large number of databases to choose from today, particularly when it comes to newer NoSQL databases. Figuring out which databases excel in different areas can be tough, but the folks at Altoros aimed to help to narrow the field by benchmarking the three leading NoSQL database solutions, Couchbase, DataStax Enterprise, and MongoDB. Read more…

A Personal Data Discovery Solution Powered by ML

Jan 15, 2019 |

Thanks to GDPR and other data regulations, companies are required to have a certain degree of insight and control of the data they collect and store about individual people, or risk paying hefty fines. Read more…

From Oscar to AI: Mining Visual Assets for Fun and Profit

Jan 14, 2019 |

Before big data burst upon the scene, Dan Wexler dealt with it every day at DreamWorks Studios, where he helped developed the rendering tools used on “Shrek” and other films. Read more…

Deep Learning: The Confluence of Big Data, Big Models, Big Compute

Jan 10, 2019 |

Fueled by enterprises seeking greater insight from their analytics, deep learning is now seeing widespread adoption. While this artificial intelligence (AI) discipline was first conceived in the late 1950s, the recent jump into deep learning and other AI methods is fueled by the recent increase in hardware power, the explosion of big data and desire for greater insight in several key industries. Read more…

Build on the AWS Cloud with Your Eyes Wide Open

Jan 9, 2019 |

Building data applications on public clouds like Amazon Web Services is a no brainer for many organizations these days. The tools for ingesting, storing, and processing data in the cloud are rapidly maturing, and best of all, they’re largely pre-integrated, which saves data scientists and engineers time and money. Read more…

As Cloud Grows, Is Resistance to AWS Futile?

Jan 8, 2019 |

If you’re looking to build a big data application in 2019, it would be foolish not to check out what Amazon Web Services can offer. Whether you’re looking for Hadoop-style processing, graph and time-series databases, or training a neural network, the company has what you need. Read more…

Building Data Culture a Priority as AI Investments Ramp Up

Jan 7, 2019 |

It’s not yet a do-or-die situation, but organizations are definitely under the gun to demonstrate positive results from their considerable investments in big data and AI. The pressure is on chief data officers and other leaders to show results from their big data and AI investments in 2019. Read more…

Merger with Hortonworks Complete, Cloudera Looks to Future

Jan 3, 2019 |

Cloudera and Hortonworks completed their merger today, becoming the preeminent software supplier in the Hadoop ecosystem and possibly the second largest open source software vendor. Flush with half a billion dollars in cash and no debt, the new Cloudera says it’s primed to deliver solutions that map to its new tagline: Read more…

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