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Reproducibility in Data Analytics Under Fire in Stanford Report

May 27, 2020 |

Armed with the same data and told to test the same hypotheses, dozens of independent researchers instead came to widely different conclusions using a variety of analytics techniques, according to a new report from Stanford University that pushes the reproducibility crises in science into a new realm. Read more…

Spending Surge Predicted for Factory Data Management

May 26, 2020 |

As big data goes, the industrial sector is among the largest producers, with sensors collecting data along assembly lines on everything from the status of manufacturing equipment to product inspection cameras. Read more…

COVID-19 Roundup: Esri, Gravy, Womply & More

May 26, 2020 |

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, big data and AI have emerged as crucial tools for everything from diagnosis and epidemiology to therapeutic and vaccine development. Here, we collect the latest news in how big data is fighting back against COVID-19. Read more…

EU Analytics Effort Goes ‘Extreme Scale’

May 22, 2020 |

A European Union analytics initiative seeks to forge a new software architecture for what developers dub “extreme-scale” data analytics that would be applied to autonomous transportation and “smart mobility” systems. Read more…

Visualization Startup Brytlyt Combines AI, GPUs, PostgresSQL

May 21, 2020 |

The world may seem like it has slowed down in the midst of a pandemic, but technologies like real-time data analytics keep accelerating as one startup after another comes up with new ways to crunch numbers and leverage the results. Read more…

Cloud Misconfigurations Spur DB ‘Repatriation’

May 20, 2020 |

Cloud database misconfigurations are among the fastest growing sources of data breaches over the last five years, according to an annual survey of data breaches.

Those security concerns are among the reasons more enterprise databases are being moved off public clouds, market analysts note. Read more…

Contact Tracing Prompts U.S. Data Privacy Bills

May 19, 2020 |

A flurry of data privacy proposals introduced in Congress as COVID-19 contact tracing efforts ramp up look to create safeguards for handling sensitive medical and other consumer information collected by smartphone apps. Read more…

Global DataSphere to Hit 59 Zettabytes in 2020 Alone, IDC Projects

May 19, 2020 |

A large hard drive for a personal computer might have a terabyte of storage capacity. Now imagine filling one of those with data every day for around 161 million years, and you’ll have an idea how much data will be “created, captured, copied and consumed” in 2020 alone, according to market intelligence firm International Data Corporation (IDC). Read more…

Reliable Supply Chain Data Hard to Come By

May 19, 2020 |

The pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in global supply chains, and one consequence is a growing lack of reliable data about suppliers that costs businesses plenty since the novel coronavirus emerged. Read more…

Grafana Labs Announces General Availability of Grafana 7.0

May 18, 2020 |

Grafana Labs, which heads up the open-source Grafana and Loki projects, has announced the general availability of the 7.0 release of its Grafana analytics tool. The new release touts a series of improvements, including new plugins, libraries, transformations, and more. Read more…

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