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IBM’s AI Helps to Unearth Hidden Nasca Lines

Nov 19, 2019 |

The Nasca Lines, a group of giant, mysterious designs in the earth in southern Peru that date back thousands of years, have mystified explorers and researchers since their rediscovery in the 1920s. Read more…

Machine Learning Market Demonstrates Solid Growth

Nov 19, 2019 |

Machine learning technologies and techniques are giving organizations powerful new ways to utilize the vast amounts of data they’re collecting. According to several reports, ML spending is increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 25%. Read more…

Aerospike Raises More Cash

Nov 18, 2019 |

Aerospike, the real-time NoSQL database vendor, said this week it raised $32 million in its most recent funding round, underscoring growing investor confidence in big data startups exhibiting the ability to scale and while accelerating delivery of data analytics results. Read more…

Baidu Releases PaddlePaddle Upgrades

Nov 15, 2019 |

An updated release of Baidu’s deep learning framework includes a batch of new features ranging from inference capabilities for Internet of Things (IoT) applications to a natural language processing (NLP) framework for Mandarin. Read more…

Redis Labs Boosts Data Visualization, Cluster Recovery

Nov 15, 2019 |

Building and running Redis databases is about to get easier thanks to a pair of enhancements coming out of Redis Labs this week, including the new RedisInsight client interface that lets users visualize Redis data, as well as automated cluster recovery capabilities when running the database on Kubernetes. Read more…

‘Social Contract’ Needed to Establish Trusted Data

Nov 13, 2019 |

With data emerging as the life blood of most industries, the emphasis has shifted from organizing and analyzing big data to finding ways to establish higher levels of trust in the torrent of data generated through customer and partner interactions. Read more…

Intel Debuts New VPU Chip at AI Summit

Nov 12, 2019 |

Intel today unveiled a new vision processing unit (VPU) designed to power neural networks on edge devices like cameras and drones. The company also used its AI Summit event in San Francisco to demonstrate two recently released neural network ASICs branded under its Nervana unit. Read more…

Mobile Coding is a Thing

Nov 12, 2019 |

Distance, or online, learning is growing in popularity as a tool for addressing skills gaps in disciplines such as data science. Among the most popular courses available on these platforms are software coding courses offered by groups such as DataCamp. Read more…

Microsoft Aims for Data Analytics Unification with ‘Synapse’

Nov 8, 2019 |

Microsoft took a big step toward unifying disparate analytic toolsets and functions this week with the launch of Synapse Analytics, an ambitious new cloud-hosted offering that seeks to bring together the separate worlds of data warehousing and data lakes. Read more…

Rockset Expands SQL Links to Tableau

Nov 8, 2019 |

Rockset, the serverless operational analytics vendor, is expanding its network of data connections through a partnership with data visualization specialist Tableau to develop real-time dashboards for NoSQL data. The partnership is the latest in a series of linkages designed to expand the Rockset’s “fast SQL” cloud service along with its serverless analytics engine. Read more…

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