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Optimizing AI and Deep Learning Performance

Nov 26, 2020 |

As AI and deep learning uses skyrocket, organizations are finding they are running these systems on similar resource as they do with high-performance computing (HPC) systems – and wondering if this is the path to peak efficiency. Read more…

The Maturation of Data Science

Nov 25, 2020 |

Data science used to be somewhat of a mystery, more of a dark art than a repeatable, scientific process. Companies basically entrusted powerful priests called data scientists to build magical algorithms that used data to make predictions, usually to boost profits or improve customer happiness. Read more…

Think Search Is Solved? Think Again

Nov 24, 2020 |

Search is one of the oldest technologies around. Ever since the dawn of the World Wide Web, a search engine has been the portal through which we obtain information. The search for a better search engine index kick started the Hadoop craze, and it continues to drive Google to push the limits of technology. Read more…

Data Headaches Targeted with a Dose of .BIG

Nov 23, 2020 |

Working with large numbers of files–and large files–remains a roadblock to productivity for data professionals around the world. Now a software startup named Exponam says it has come up with a potential solution to the problem with a new data file format called .BIG. Read more…

Fast Object Storage: Meeting the Demands of Modern Data

Nov 20, 2020 |

Object storage is expanding beyond the cheap-and-deep, slow and cold storage option it’s been known as for decades into a new form of next-gen primary storage: Fast object storage. Get ready, because it’s seeing a surge in demand. Read more…

Snowflake: Not What You May Think It Is

Nov 19, 2020 |

Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman is the toast of the big data community, and following the $3.4 billion IPO, a favorite on Wall Street too. But this whole Snowflake exercise could have turned out dramatically different, the CEO says, if the founders had pursued their original premise for what the company should be. Read more…

Tips to Avoid Compliance Complications When Migrating to the Cloud

Nov 18, 2020 |

Moving data to the cloud is a major project requiring a significant amount of effort to evaluate the plethora of options available. Which systems to migrate, which team’s data should be prioritized, and which cloud services to select are all major decisions. Read more…

Snowflake Extends Its Data Warehouse with Pipelines, Services

Nov 17, 2020 |

Customers running atop Snowflake’s cloud data warehouse soon will find new functionality, including the ability to build ETL data pipelines in Python, as well as the ability to expose pre-built analytic routines as data services. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: November 2020 Edition

Nov 16, 2020 |

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…

Why Data Science Is Still a Top Job

Nov 16, 2020 |

This year, for the first time since 2016, data scientist is not the number one job in America, according to Glassdoor’s annual ranking. While the shine may be wearing off the unicorn a bit, data science is still a great field to go into, expert tells us, with abundant opportunities, competitive pay, and a job satisfaction that is tough to beat. Read more…

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