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How Walmart Uses GPUs for Better Demand Forecasting

Mar 22, 2019 |

During a presentation at Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) this week, the director of data science for Walmart Labs shared how the company’s new GPU-based demand forecasting model achieved a 1.7% increase in forecast accuracy compared to the existing approach. Read more…

Nvidia Sees Green in Data Science Workloads

Mar 19, 2019 |

We already knew that GPUs are useful for lots of things besides making Fortnite uncomfortably realistic. All the biggest supercomputers in the world use GPUs to accelerate math, and more recently they’ve been used to power deep neural networks in public clouds. Read more…

4 Apache Cassandra Pitfalls You Must Avoid

Mar 19, 2019 |

The distributed nature of Apache Cassandra – boasting an architecture that avoids any single point of failure – enables the open source database to deliver the high scalability, near 100% availability, and powerful read-and-write performance required for many data-heavy use cases. Read more…

Big Data, Big Problems? Responsible Data Management in 2019

Mar 18, 2019 |

If 2018 taught us one thing about data collection, it would be the existence of a distinct and profound line between companies using data for good and those whose business model relies on its exploitation. Read more…

Datanami Career Notes: March 2019 Edition

Mar 15, 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…

High Growth Companies Extending Their Lead with AI

Mar 15, 2019 |

Knowing what to invest in has always been a key differentiator in business. Those that do it well tend to thrive, while those that do it poorly tend to stagnate and die. Read more…

Rethinking Architecture at Massive Scale

Mar 14, 2019 |

Scale is the eye of the beholder. You might think your cluster is a powerful beast, but it likely pales in comparison to the system built by the folks at The Trade Desk, which spends $90 million year on hardware and broke Rack Space’s cloud. Read more…

Can AIOps Save IT Management?

Mar 13, 2019 |

IT professionals are struggling to keep up with the demands of today’s modern applications and infrastructure. Rising use of containers and distributed systems – not to mention the big data explosion itself – is putting enormous pressure on IT staffs to keep it all running. Read more…

Getting Ready for Real-Time Decisioning

Mar 12, 2019 |

There is no end in sight to the growing amounts of data in today’s digital world. By 2020, analysts project there will be 6 billion smartphones and 50 billion telematics devices as an ever-increasing number of people access the internet and devices go online to communicate in a connected world. Read more…

What Makes Apache Spark Sizzle? Experts Sound Off

Mar 11, 2019 |

Apache Spark is one of the most popular open source projects in the world, and has lowered the barrier of entry for processing and analyzing data at scale. We asked some of the leaders in the big data space to give us their take on why Spark has achieved sustained success when so many other frameworks have fizzled. Read more…

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