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New Dashboard Shows How COVID-19 is Changing Foot Traffic for Top Brands

May 18, 2020 |

It’s no secret that for most of the world, travel habits have changed significantly over the last few months. As some areas continue to enforce strict lockdowns and others cautiously start to reopen their doors, more scrutiny than ever is being paid to how people are traveling within their communities. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: May 2020 Edition

May 15, 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…

Spark 3.0 to Get Native GPU Acceleration

May 14, 2020 |

NVIDIA today announced that it’s working with Apache Spark’s open source community to bring native GPU acceleration to the next version of the big data processing framework. With Spark version 3.0, which is due out next month, organizations will be able to speed up all of their Spark workloads, from ETL jobs to machine learning training, without making wholesale changes to their code. Read more…

Speech Analytics Makes Unexpected Discovery

May 13, 2020 |

The folks at CallMiner had theories about what their speech analytics software would turn up when they launched an informal coronavirus customer research program back in March. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life as we know it, and large corporations with big contact center operations have been forced to quickly adapt to the new work-from-home model. Read more…

Cassandra Now Officially In the Cloud with Datastax Astra

May 12, 2020 |

Databases are expected to run in the cloud by default now. We know this because Gartner told us last year. And with today’s launch of Astra, DataStax’s distribution of the Cassandra NoSQL database is now formally available in the public cloud. Read more…

Aerospike Delivers Multi-Site Clustering in DB 5

May 12, 2020 |

Aerospike today announced support for multi-site clustering in version 5 of its eponymous NoSQL database, giving customers the capability to deploy a single database across multiple geographically dispersed data centers without compromising data consistency or availability. Read more…

The New Omnichannel Imperative: AI to the Rescue

May 11, 2020 |

Consumers in the United States have been increasingly turning to e-commerce during the COVID-19 outbreak, due to social distance measures and shelter-in-place orders that started rolling out in the mid-late March time frame. Read more…

How AI Is Accelerating Drug Development for COVID-19

May 8, 2020 |

Drug researchers around the world are scrambling to develop vaccines and other treatments for COVID-19 in a desperate attempt to slow the spread of the disease. Thanks to AI’s capability to crunch massive amounts of data in a short period of time, drug development pipelines that would normally take over a decade are being compressed into a matter of months. Read more…

The Big Cloud Data Boom Gets Even Bigger, Thanks to COVID-19

May 7, 2020 |

Public clouds were gaining momentum before COVID-19. Now, nearly eight weeks into the pandemic and associated shutdown of work and play, clouds are gaining even more ground as companies scramble to virtualize as much of their operations as possible, including data storage and analytics workloads. Read more…

COVID-19 Has a Data Governance Problem

May 6, 2020 |

The COVID-19 pandemic has put many of the world’s activities at a stand-still. Scientists and government officials have been working furiously behind the scenes to forecast the spread and growth of the virus since the first observed cases were submitted to the World Health Organization (WHO). Read more…

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