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Why Data Scientists Love the Law of Supply and Demand

Oct 25, 2018 |

It should come as no surprise that demand for data scientists keeps going up. However, supply of data scientists has not kept pace, unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your point of view). Read more…

New Cloudera Plots a Course Toward a Unified Future

Oct 24, 2018 |

The merger of Hortonworks and Cloudera will eliminate competition in the market for big data platforms and create a clear leader in the space. Once the transaction is complete, the new Cloudera will embark upon the challenging task of merging the two companies’ Read more…

Data Centers: An Ideal Use Case for Industrial AI

Oct 23, 2018 |

An oft repeated tenet of management is “That which can be measured can be improved.” From finance to productivity, numerous well-known metrics and key performance indicators, such as revenue per employee, drive business processes and management systems. Read more…

How SQL++ Makes JSON More Queryable

Oct 22, 2018 |

For more than 40 years, SQL has provided a standard way to query structured data. However, much of the data being generated and stored today exists in semi-structured formats, like JSON, which doesn’t “speak SQL.” Read more…

Is Hadoop Officially Dead?

Oct 18, 2018 |

The merger of Cloudera and Hortonworks was applauded by many people in the big data community, and even Wall Street liked the news initially. But as the confetti from the party clears, some are asking tough questions, like whether the merger signals the death of Hadoop as a viable computer platform moving forward. Read more…

Inside Teradata’s Audacious Plan to Consolidate Analytics

Oct 17, 2018 |

Teradata, which told us last week to “stop buying analytics,” used its annual user conference this week to elaborate on that curious statement and explain its radical plan to dramatically simplify its customers’ Read more…

Do Amazon’s Biased Algorithms Spell the End of AI in Hiring?

Oct 16, 2018 |

Amazon recently cancelled an AI-driven recruiting program after it was discovered that it led to bias in hiring recommendations. But does that mean that machine learning has no role in human resources? Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: October 2018 Edition

Oct 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…

Is it Time to Drain the Data Lake?

Oct 15, 2018 |

The term “Big Data” has been a major point of enterprise technology conversation for decades, and with the rise of the data lake, it’s back in the spotlight.

Early on, the idea of big data was how to store the mass amounts of it being generated by the newly created Web-scale infrastructures. Read more…

Looker Spies Next Step In Data-Based Evolution

Oct 11, 2018 |

Every company evolves, and some evolve faster than others, which appears to be the case with Looker. At its JOIN 2018 conference here in San Francisco, Looker’s next step seems tantalizingly close, just around the corner. Read more…

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