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Master Data Mangement: Three Paths to Creating a Successful, Low-Risk Program

The biggest danger to a nascent master data management (MDM) program is starting with the wrong objectives, even though they can often sound quite right. While well-intentioned, unclear business objectives--such as creat Read more…

Carnegie Mellon’s New Machine Learning Algorithms Comb Natural Products for Pharmaceuticals

The COVID-19 pandemic has given renewed urgency to computational biology, and in particular, the hunt for effective pharmaceuticals. Much of the work to fight SARS-CoV-2 focused on combing through existing databases of k Read more…

Druid-Backer Imply Lands $70M to Drive Analytics in Motion

Imply, the startup founded to productize the Apache Druid database in pursuit of analytics in motion, this week announced that the completion of a $70-million Series C round of funding. Imply was founded in 2015 by so Read more…

Neo4j Sees Graph Data Science Taking Off Following $325 Million Round

Operational use cases such as fraud prediction and recommendation engines have dominated in Neo4j’s existence up to this point. But following today’s announcement of a $325-million funding round that values the graph Read more…

Companies Going ‘All In’ on AI, Appen Study Says

AI budgets are up significantly over the past year as companies compete to survive and grow market share during the global pandemic, according to Appen, which published its State of AI and Machine Learning report this we Read more…

DataStax Taps Pulsar for Streaming Data Platform

DataStax today unveiled Astra Streaming, a new event streaming platform based on Apache Pulsar, a publish and subscribe (pub-sub) data platform that competes with Apache Kafka. Astra Streaming is pre-integrated in the cl Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: June 2021 Edition

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details Read more…

AI Seeks to Warn Firefighters of Deadly ‘Flashover’ Effect

When firefighters are fighting a building fire, a terrifying effect called “flashover” can occur: simultaneous ignition of every flammable surface in an area, triggered by reaching a critical temperature (around 1,10 Read more…

AI Continues DevOps Expansion

AI gives us the potential to look through the clutter and pick out pieces of data that really matter. It’s no wonder, then, that AI is increasingly being used to target complex IT tasks, including DevOps. For instan Read more…

Open Data Hub: A Meta Project for AI/ML Work

Open source software is a critical resource in data science today, but integrating the various open source products together can be a complex task. This is what drove Red Hat to develop Open Data Hub, which brings over t Read more…

Become an NLP Expert and Do More with Your Data!

You know you should be doing more with your language data, and you’ve got a strong suspicion that you’re missing out on some valuable insights as a result. Likewise, even though you’re familiar with AI and natural Read more…

AI: It’s Not Just For the Big FAANG Dogs Anymore

It’s been said that AI has a 1% problem, that only the biggest tech firms—the Facebooks, Amazons, Apples, Netflixes, and Googles, or FAANGs, of the world--have the resources required to pull it off.  But thanks to t Read more…

Data Pros Are Maxed Out: Survey

The demands of the data-driven life are wearing on data professionals, according to survey results unveiled this week by data pipeline automation solution developer Ascend.io, which found that 96% of data professionals a Read more…

How to Set Yourself Up for Success as a Chief Data Officer in 2021

Many Chief Data Officers (CDOs) have a noticeably short tenure. The role of CDO is full of challenges as they often drive cultural and technical change. Unlike many C-level roles that have been around for a while, CDO is Read more…

Cloud Costs Exploding, Anodot Survey Finds

If your CFO is in a state of shock over a recent AWS bill, she is not alone. According to a recent survey by Anodot, 30% of data and analytics professionals reported nearly a 50% increase in their monthly cloud bills ove Read more…

Newly ‘Headquarterless’ Snowflake Makes a Flurry of Announcements

Snowflake is best known as a cloud data warehouse, but it's delivering capabilities that go beyond delivering fast answers to SQL queries. These wider “data cloud” ambitions are on display this week, as the newly “ Read more…

MIT Researchers Leverage Machine Learning for Better Lidar

Lidar (short for light detection and ranging) is an increasingly common technology – it’s embedded in iPhones and Teslas – that uses lasers to measure distances, allowing accurate remote mapping of small and large Read more…

Dremio Charts Open Course with Dart

Dremio last week unveiled the first product deliverable under Dart, its new initiative to bolster the performance of its SQL analytics engine for data lakes, reduce costs, and close the performance gap with dedicated dat Read more…

AI Model May Lead to Moodier, More Cinematic Drones

Drones are already pretty smart: most modern mid- to high-end consumer models are equipped with features like in-flight object avoidance, tracking, following, and pre-programmed flight paths thanks to a bevy of onboard s Read more…

Back to Basics: Big Data Management in the Hybrid, Multi-Cloud World

The promised fruits of advanced analytics and AI are driving organizations to get control of their data. They understand, correctly, that without solid data management and governance regimens in place, that becoming a da Read more…

Meet Sean Knapp, a 2021 Datanami Person to Watch

Getting data to the right place at the right time has never been more important than it is now. But for many organizations, the data movement task largely remains a manual affair. Sean Knapp founded Ascend.io because he Read more…

Alation Adds $110M to Its Catalog

Alation, the company that put the data catalog on the map, today announced the completion of a Series D round of funding worth $110 million. The influx of cash coincides with a $1.2 billion valuation, and gives the unico Read more…

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