News in Brief

AI Investment Up, ROI Remains Iffy

Jan 18, 2018 |

Real-world applications for artificial intelligence are emerging in areas such as boosting the productivity of dispersed workforces. However, early adopters are still struggling to determine the return on initial AI investments, according to a pair of new vendor reports. Read more…

Google to Automate Machine Learning with AutoML Service

Jan 17, 2018 |

Organizations that want to get started with machine learning but are intimidated by the cost and complexity – not to mention the difficulty of finding data scientists — may be interested in a new service Google announced today called Google AutoML. Read more…

Adobe Adds Hadoop Link to Marketing Platform

Jan 17, 2018 |

Adobe Systems is expanding access to consumer and other external data on its Campaign platform with a connector to Hadoop.

The Hadoop connector to Adobe Campaign, the company’s digital marketing platform, expands access to big data that was ramped up with the release of connectors to Amazon Redshift (NASDAQ: Read more…

Demand For Software, Data Skills Remains Strong

Jan 16, 2018 |

Cloud giant Amazon Web Services and database leader Oracles are among the most popular employers for recent college graduates while software engineers head the list of highest paying jobs, according to a new employment survey. Read more…

Graph Databases Ascend to the Cloud

Jan 11, 2018 |

Bucking the trend toward open source databases, cloud vendors continue to promote proprietary graph databases that combine the ability to handle multiple data models with the distribution of data across different cloud regions. Read more…

AI-Infused Beauty Products Enthrall at CES

Jan 10, 2018 |

You may use shampoo infused with a certain blend of proteins and moisturizers, but is your shampoo data-driven? Can your bathroom mirror detect unsightly wrinkles on your face, and recommend a product to cover them? Read more…

Tech Giants Pile Up Machine Learning Patents

Jan 9, 2018 |

Technology innovators intensified efforts over the last year to secure intellectual property rights on transformative technologies ranging from AI to blockchain platforms. While IBM maintained its overwhelming lead in U.S. Read more…

Graph Databases Hit Wall Street

Jan 8, 2018 |

Graph technology is making inroads in the financial services sector as the emerging database platform finds applications in areas ranging from risk assessment to portfolio management.

Among the early deployments of graph technology are cloud and fintech vendors specializing in real-time intelligence tools for trading and risk management. Read more…

Alteryx Takes Action Following Big Data Breach

Jan 5, 2018 |

Following a report that it left data about more than 100 million households exposed on AWS, Alteryx’s CEO declared that the company has taken steps to ensure that it doesn’t happen again. Read more…

Genomics Platform Attracts More Investors

Jan 5, 2018 |

Deep learning specialists are continuing to pour cash into biomedical data developers making large genomic data sets available for analysis in applications such as precision medicine.

Among the largest funding rounds is a $58 million investment in DNAnexus Inc., which operates cloud-based platforms for medical research and precision medicine. Read more…