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In Search of Data Science Talent with Dr. Kirk Borne

We have gobs of data, nearly limitless cloud compute, and ever-improving machine learning algorithms, so what on earth is holding companies back from succeeding with big data? “Talent, talent, talent,” says Dr. Kirk Read more…

Confluent S-1 Reveals ‘Reimagining of Business’ Theme

Kafka-backer Confluent yesterday published its S-1 with the SEC, which it previously kept confidential when it originally filed to go public back in April. The 198-page document reveals some details about Confluent, as w Read more…

Sell Your Data, Earn Some Money

Your data is fueling the big data and AI revolutions. Don’t you think you should benefit from it? That’s the gist of new movement that puts users in control of their data, as well as the ability to profit from it. Read more…

Tackling Your Multicloud Strategy in Five Steps

The customers I speak with these days are typically dealing with two distinct yet related challenges. First, they’re having to store, manage and make sense of more data than ever before. Second, they have more options Read more…

Lakehouses Prevent Data Swamps, Bill Inmon Says

Bill Inmon, who’s widely known as the father of the data warehouse, shared a warning for data-loving organizations at the recent Data + AI Summit: If you don’t adopt the precepts of the data lake house, you run the r Read more…

Heads Up: Phone Data Shows Road Characteristics Linked to Distracted Driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that distracted driving killed over 3,100 people in 2019, nearly a 10% increase over 2018. As habitual smartphone use becomes increasingly ubiquitous, di Read more…

Cloudera To Go Private in $5.3 Billion Buyout by Wall Street Firms

The long tale of Hadoop got another twist today when Cloudera announced that it has agreed to be acquired by a pair of investment firms for $5.3 billion. The acquiring companies, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) a Read more…

Google’s ‘Breakthrough’ LaMDA Promises to Elevate the Common Chatbot

Many of Google’s language processing efforts – like BERT and, more recently, MUM – are focused on returning search queries. But as Google moves more toward Assistant – and search queries in general become more de Read more…

New AI Model Predicts Water Quality Based on the Weather

Water quality sampling is an arduous task – exponentially so for remote areas, where difficulties in physical accessibility can lead to years- or decades-long gaps in data. This, in turn, leads to inefficiencies, delay Read more…

Databricks Unveil New Machine Learning Solution

Databricks today unveiled a new cloud-based machine learning offering that’s designed to give engineer everything they need to build, train, deploy, and manage ML models. The new offering is designed to bridge the g Read more…

Data Protection the Number One Priority for a Growing Veeam

When Veeam was founded back in 2006, the two Swiss co-founders, Ratmir Timashev and Andrei Baronov, couldn’t have imagined that the company would become a giant in the backup and recovery space, with 400,000 global cus Read more…

Three Reasons Python Is The AI Lingua Franca

Earlier this year, Python celebrated its 30th anniversary as a programming language. For any software language to last three decades and maintain relevance to developers of all stripes is something special. Much of wh Read more…

Databricks Unveils Data Sharing, ETL, and Governance Solutions

Databricks’ primary objective is to build the world’s first enterprise AI platform, which is a noble goal and a work in process. But first things being first, the data is a mess, and it needs some work. To that end, Read more…

Google Cloud Tackles Data Unification with New Offerings

Good data is hard to come by and has derailed more than one data initiative. But with a trio of product announcements at this week’s inaugural Data Cloud Summit--including the introductions of a data fabric called Data Read more…

Google’s ‘MUM’ Search AI Aims to Move Beyond Simple Answers

Google’s current search answers may seem complex compared to a few years ago, but to hear the search giant talk about it, this is just the beginning – and there’s a long, long way to go. Now, Google is introducing Read more…

How Does Your AI Work? Nearly Two-Thirds Can’t Say, Survey Finds

Nearly two-thirds of C-level AI leaders can’t explain how specific AI decisions or predictions are made, according to a new survey on AI ethics by FICO, which says there is room for improvement. FICO hired Corinium Read more…

Researchers Evaluate Neural Language Models, Find XLNet Excellent

Lexical substitution is essentially the process that a thesaurus helps humans to perform: replacing words in a sentence without changing the meaning. Now, researchers from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology Read more…

Reflections on GDPR Turning Three

It’s been three years since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect, becoming the most visible data regulation in the world. What has been the overall impact of the law? Genera Read more…

Do Customers Want Open Data Platforms?

Snowflake turned some heads in the big data market with recent blog posts and articles that cast doubt on the benefits of open data architectures. Customers should “choose open wisely,” the data warehouse giant says, Read more…

Whitepaper: Understanding Open Source Business Models

At Instaclustr, we are 100% focused on open-source software and have spent a lot of time observing how open source projects work and thinking about the implications. A major risk that we evaluate in adopting and recommen Read more…

Qualcomm Unveils 5G Modem for IoT

Companies that need high-speed data connections to their far-flung Internet of Things (IoT) devices may be interested in the latest 5G modem unveiled today by Qualcomm. The San Diego, California mobile chip giant toda Read more…

Meet Raj Dutt, A 2021 Datanami Person to Watch

When it comes to visualizing observability data, including metrics, logs, and traces, it's hard to avoid Grafana, which has become one of the most popular open source projects in the big data space.  We recently caught Read more…

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