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DoD Looks to Scale Predictive Maintenance

Jan 21, 2020 |

In its efforts to make greater use of commercial technologies, a Pentagon innovation office formed to streamline government contracting has expanded an predictive maintenance effort designed to keep front-line aircraft ready for duty. Read more…

AI… for Pizza?!

Jan 17, 2020 |

If you order a pizza from Domino’s, you might be getting it with a free side of AI. The pizza giant is determined to make big data and AI cornerstones of a company that has typically focused more on pizza stones. Read more…

Container Interface Delivers Persistent Storage

Jan 16, 2020 |

As application containers took off in the mid-2010s, persistent storage emerged as a key barrier to adoption. With containers now entering the mainstream for handling machine and deep learning applications, more vendors are focusing on storage interfaces that can link huge data volumes along with flash memory to container orchestration platforms. Read more…

NOAA Updates Its Massive Climate Dataset

Jan 15, 2020 |

As Australia burns, understanding and mitigating the climate crisis is more urgent than ever. Now, by leveraging the computing resources at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), the U.S. Read more…

AtScale Tackles Data Engineering with Virtualization Software

Jan 15, 2020 |

It’s often the prep work in analytics that kills you. Before any analysis can be run, engineers must assemble, transform, and standardize the data. In a world where data silos are proliferating in the cloud, on premise, and everywhere in between, that becomes a big challenge. Read more…

On the Radar: Cortex Labs, RadicalBit, Qeexo

Jan 13, 2020 |

Welcome to “On the Radar,” a new Datanami feature that will showcase new companies and technologies that we think data practitioners may like to know about. In this week’s debut feature, we focus on three companies that have just “hit our radar,” so to speak: Read more…

Utilities Sitting on Energy Data Goldmine

Jan 10, 2020 |

Billions of dollars have been invested over the last decade or so in smart meters intended to reduce energy usage and achieve savings. A new study finds that utilities have largely failed to tap data that might yield those savings. Read more…

Security Partnership Combines ML with Net Flow Data

Jan 9, 2020 |

A framework known as network flow is emerging as a cyber-security tool based on the enterprise requirement for broader “network awareness” derived from network flow data.

A recent effort with roots in university research from the 1980s called the Open Argus Project is applying machine learning techniques to network flow data to spot threats in enterprise network traffic, including growing amounts of encrypted traffic. Read more…

Using Big Data to Count Whales from Space

Jan 7, 2020 |

Many whale species have been critically endangered for decades, but identifying and tracking whale populations is tricky business – which means that protecting those populations is a tricky business, too. Read more…

GoodData Offers Free Embedded Analytics

Jan 7, 2020 |

If you’re in the market for an embedded analytics solution, you might want to check out the new “freemium” offering unveiled by GoodData today.

GoodData is one of the leaders in embedded analytics, with over 100,000 organizations using its software and more than 1.6 million individual users around the world. Read more…

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