News in Brief

Algorithms Go to War

Nov 6, 2017 |

There are few enterprises accumulating more sensor and video data than the U.S. Department of Defense. For analysts, that means sitting for hours each day in front of screens observing full-motion video and other reconnaissance data to spot threats. Read more…

Inference Emerges As Next AI Challenge

Nov 2, 2017 |

As developers flock to artificial intelligence frameworks in response to the explosion of intelligence machines, training deep learning models has emerged as a priority along with synching them to a growing list of neural and other network designs. Read more…

Nvidia Eyes Gov’t Market with Deep Learning Expansion

Nov 1, 2017 |

Nvidia said it is expanding its deep learning partnerships this week with government contractor Booz Allen Hamilton to help train U.S. military personnel along with AI pioneer Andrew Ng to train developers working in fields such as natural language processing and video analytics. Read more…

What SQL’s Co-Creator Sees in NoSQL

Nov 1, 2017 |

As the co-creator of Structured Query Language (SQL), Don Chamberlin knows a thing or two about pulling data out of relational databases. So when he spoke at the user conference for NoSQL database vendor Couchbase last week, it raised a few eyebrows. Read more…

NSF Doubles Down on Data Science

Oct 30, 2017 |

The National Science Foundation has awarded two grants to the University of California at Berkeley, the first to deepen the theoretical foundations of data science, the second addressing the big data skills gap. Read more…

AI, Machine Learning Among Top Cloud Workloads

Oct 26, 2017 |

More evidence is emerging of the inexorable shift of analytics and related workloads to the cloud, with adopters feeling more confident about hybrid infrastructure in their search for ways to become more agile, a new cloud study finds. Read more…

IBM Stacks Memory Cells to Boost Flash Capacity

Oct 26, 2017 |

All-flash platforms are steadily being used to drive down the cost and infrastructure required to store soaring data volumes as more enterprises shift to hybrid cloud infrastructure. Recent technology advances involving the stacking of flash memory cells have greatly increased storage density while continuing to meet data scientists’ Read more…

Open-Source ML Server Gets Apache Promotion

Oct 24, 2017 |

The pace of machine learning technology development got another boost this week with the announcement that an open source platform donated last year by Salesforce has been promoted by the Apache Foundation. Read more…

Gartner: Top Storage Vendors Taming Unstructured Data

Oct 23, 2017 |

Object storage and distributed file systems are being enlisted to handle the growing volumes of unstructured data in enterprise datacenters, market analyst Gartner Inc. notes in an annual survey of the evolving storage market. Read more…

Analytics Remains Top Data Tech, Survey Says

Oct 19, 2017 |

Artificial intelligence is all the rage, but as companies continue to struggle with data complexity characterized by a variety and number of data sources, analytics remains the most important technology for squeezing value from far-flung data. Read more…