News in Brief

Distributed PostgreSQL Settling Into Cloud

Nov 16, 2017 |

Organizations that want the scalability of a distributed PostgreSQL database but don’t want the hassle of managing it themselves may be interested in the latest news from Citus Data, which today unveiled new options for its hosted, scale-out relational database. Read more…

Algorithmia Aims AI Layer at ‘Last Mile’ Problem

Nov 16, 2017 |

It has been asserted that the algorithm has overtaken traditional software code as the driving force behind the AI Era. On the assumption that assertion is accurate, startups are beginning to offer tools for building what one refers to as “algorithm portfolios” Read more…

Splunk Competitor Raises Cash, Rolls New Tools

Nov 15, 2017 |

Logz.io, the log analysis startup, has raised additional cash that will be used to apply artificial intelligence techniques to help reduce the amount of stored and analyzed data while improving the quality of business insights. Read more…

What AI Taketh, It Could Also Create

Nov 13, 2017 |

AI in general and cognitive technologies specifically are seen by a majority of enterprises not as a job killer but rather as a business imperative through which any job losses could be offset by a retooling of the digital workforce, a new survey finds. Read more…

Data Catalogs Scale in the Cloud

Nov 10, 2017 |

Data cataloging software for Hadoop and other big data systems emerged as a hot item at last year’s Strata + Hadoop World Expo.

Among the proponents of data cataloging, which is designed to help classify and organize most everything thrown into data lakes, is Waterline Data. Read more…

Investors Accelerating Driverless Car Development

Nov 9, 2017 |

Optimus Ride, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology AI spinoff developing fully autonomous vehicles, continues to attract venture funding as it applies machine learning, computer vision and mapping techniques to the problem a safe, driverless cars. Read more…

Hortonworks Close to Breaking Even on Cash Flow

Nov 8, 2017 |

Hortonworks is on track to break even from a cash-flow perspective this quarter, its CFO said last week following the release of the company’s impressive third-quarter financial results.

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Standards Effort Seeks to Redefine ‘Data Scientist’

Nov 8, 2017 |

Da-ta Sci-en-tist, noun, a person employed to analyze and interpret complex digital data, such as the usage statistics of a website, especially in order to assist a business in its decision-making.” Read more…

In-Memory Database Goes ‘Translytical’

Nov 7, 2017 |

Database vendors continue to move computing and analytical processing closer to data as applications leverage more data types ranging from structured to those data sets that can be transformed to another data type, or polymorphic. Read more…

Acumos Project Aims for Reusable AI Standard

Nov 7, 2017 |

The Linux Foundation, AT&T, and Tech Mahindra last week launched a new initiative to make it easier to use emerging artificial intelligence technology by creating a standard for reusing machine learning models. Read more…