Features

How AI Could Reshape Economies

Nov 7, 2017 |

As the field of artificial intelligence continues to expand, prominent scientists, business leaders, and politicians are expressing concerns about what this will mean for the future of work. Many conversations focus on the probability of robots taking away people’s jobs, but economies could be impacted in other ways. Read more…

Inside JetBlue’s Silo-Busting Customer 360 Initiative

Nov 6, 2017 |

Who are you when you fly? It may sound like a silly question, but airlines find that it’s remarkably difficult to get a clear answer in real time. It’s also at the center of a new silo-busting Customer 360 system that JetBlue recently implemented to take its customer experience to the next level. Read more…

Couchbase’s Engaging Plan for Customer Victory

Nov 2, 2017 |

At its annual user conference last week, Couchbase had the requisite major product launch (Couchbase Server 5.0), customer name-dropping (United Airlines, Pokemon Go, Marriott Hotels), and high-profile guest (Don Chamberlin, co-creator of SQL). Read more…

Inside TIBCO’s ‘Connected Intelligence’ Strategy

Nov 1, 2017 |

Not content to ride a comfortable stream of maintenance revenue into the sunset, TIBCO is on the move again as it builds out its “connected intelligence” strategy to be a one-stop shop for the evolving data integration, management, and analytics needs of Global 2000 firms. Read more…

5 Reasons Data Science Initiatives Fail

Oct 31, 2017 |

Data science is one of the fastest growing areas of business. Jobs related to data are continuously ranked among the most in demand, with IBM estimating the need for data scientists to rise 28% by 2020. Read more…

Scalability Answers Found in the NoSQL Family Tree

Oct 30, 2017 |

When it comes to big genealogical databases, they don’t come any bigger than the one at FamilySearch. So when the arm of the Church of Latter-day Saints started to reach the limits of its Oracle data store, it branched out into the distributed NoSQL world instead. Read more…

Dealing with Deep Learning’s Big Black Box Problem

Oct 27, 2017 |

Deep learning currently carries the torch for artificial intelligence, providing us with a glimpse of how powerfully intelligent machines may do our bidding in the future. But there’s a big problem with deep learning: Read more…

GDPR: Avoiding the High Costs of Non-Compliance

Oct 26, 2017 |

In today’s global, digital economy, companies are collecting more data than ever on their customers, and that data is becoming more diverse and complex, from different sources and in different formats. Read more…

Databricks Puts ‘Delta’ at the Confluence of Lakes, Streams, and Warehouses

Oct 25, 2017 |

Databricks today launched a new managed cloud offering called Delta that seeks to combine the advantages of MPP data warehouses, Hadoop data lakes, and streaming data analytics in a unifying platform designed to let users analyze their freshest data without incurring enormous complexity and costs. Read more…

Keeping Your Models on the Straight and Narrow

Oct 24, 2017 |

Organizations of all stripes have adopted predictive models to help drive decision-making. But an increased reliance on machine learning can quickly turn into an expensive liability if bias, privacy, and other concerns aren’t adequately addressed. Read more…