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MapR Customers Share Big Data Experiences

Aug 17, 2018 |

MapR Technologies welcomed more than 100 people Wednesday to a one-day Convergence event in San Diego, where local companies like Qualcomm and genomic startup LunaDNA shared stories about their big data journeys. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: August 2018 Edition

Aug 16, 2018 |

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…

Bright Skies, Black Boxes, and AI

Aug 15, 2018 |

Deep learning is popular today because it often works better than other machine learning approaches, particularly when large sets of training data are available. However, this form of AI doesn’t always work well. Read more…

Ground Truth: How Location Data Improves Real-Time Analytics

Aug 14, 2018 |

Companies embarking upon digital transformation strategies are spending billions to ensure that customers have positive experiences across their digital platforms, including websites and mobile apps. But some of the most advanced companies are also finding creative ways to apply real-time location data into their decision-making processes, providing an even richer view of potential customers across physical and digital realms. Read more…

Empowering Citizen Data Science

Aug 13, 2018 |

Companies of all stripes are turning to data science to unlock the value in their data. However, finding highly trained data scientists to build the systems has proven to be a very difficult task. Read more…

Is GOLAP the Next Wave for Big Data Warehousing?

Aug 9, 2018 |

The 1990s and 2000s saw the rise of the relational databases for transaction processing (OLTP) as well as analytical processing (OLAP). As the volume and variety of data explodes in the 2010s, database experts are looking to parallel graph analytic database– what some are calling GOLAP data warehouses — Read more…

The Humanity in Artificial Intelligence

Aug 8, 2018 |

Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood shared that his mother would say, in times of crisis, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

This advice holds true when looking at the potential for artificial intelligence to change the world.  Read more…

It’s Still Early Days for Machine Learning Adoption

Aug 7, 2018 |

Despite the hype surrounding artificial intelligence, we’re still in the early stages of adopting machine learning in the enterprise, according to a new survey released today by O’Reilly Media. The survey also found that large-scale production deep learning rarely happens on the cloud, and that companies pursuing machine learning are actively embracing privacy, security, and fairness. Read more…

How To Build a Data Science Team Now

Aug 6, 2018 |

Business execs who are leading their companies down the data science track may be dismayed by the difficulty and expense of hiring a data scientist, the so-called “unicorns” who command quarter-million-dollar salaries. Read more…

The Future of Storage: Software

Aug 3, 2018 |

In the previous story in this series, we looked at innovations occurring in storage hardware. Now it’s time to turn our attention to what’s going on in storage software, where innovation continues to push the boundaries of what is possible. Read more…

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