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It Takes a (Data Science) Village: How GRMDS Fosters an Open Ecosystem

Jan 14, 2020 |

Openness is one of the hallmarks of modern data science – openness of data, of code, and of methods. By sharing our successes and failures with others, we raise our collective intelligence level beyond what we could each achieve individually. Read more…

Explaining the Australian Bushfires with Deep Learning

Jan 10, 2020 |

For months, Australia has been ravaged by bushfires. These massive fires, fueled by lengthy droughts and high temperatures, have caught the world’s attention as lives have been lost and entire towns have been evacuated. Read more…

Cloud Looms Large for Big Data in 2020

Jan 7, 2020 |

If you’re involved with big data in 2020, then it will be hard to avoid the cloud, which has become the de-facto standard platform for storing and processing vast amounts of data. Read more…

20 AI Predictions for 2020

Dec 30, 2019 |

It doesn’t take a soothsayer to know that artificial intelligence will have a bomber 2020. But getting the details right is important, which is why we turned to industry experts to give us their predictions on exactly how AI will evolve next year. Read more…

2019: A Big Data Year in Review – Part Two

Dec 20, 2019 |

In part one of this series, we covered some of the biggest news events of the year to cross Datanami’s pages. We pick up where we left off and bring you up to date with the year’s biggest stories through the end of 2019. Read more…

News In Brief

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…

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…

NOAA Announces New Data Collaborations with AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft

Dec 23, 2019 |

The United States’ National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) possesses vast amounts of environmental data. Now, NOAA has announced a set of collaborations with major cloud providers, promising to “generate untold opportunities for scientific and economic advances.”

NOAA’s new multi-year agreements with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud and Microsoft will dramatically expand “rapid and reliable” no-cost public access to NOAA data, which accumulates at a rate of tens of terabytes per day, gleaned from satellites, radar, weather models, and more. Read more…

Open Source Still Rolling, But Roadblocks Loom

Dec 5, 2019 |

The percentage of developers actively participating in open source projects is up 8% from last year, according to a survey by DigitalOcean. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, the outlook for open source is not entirely rosy, as one-third of developers surveyed expressed doubts about the sustainability of open source. Read more…

This Just In

RapidAPI Adds Support for GraphQL APIs to its API Marketplace

Jan 23, 2020 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 23, 2020 — RapidAPI, the world’s largest API Marketplace that helps developers find and connect to thousands of APIs, announced today that it has added support for GraphQL APIs to its API Marketplace, and has launched a first wave of GraphQL- based APIs including GitHubGitLabYelpAniList, Shopify, and more. Read more…

Qlik Launches Data Literacy Consulting and Service Offerings

Jan 22, 2020 |

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 22, 2020 – Qlik today launched the industry’s first Data Literacy Consulting Service and Signature Services designed to help organizations adopt a Data Literacy as a Service approach to creating a data-driven culture. Read more…

SwRI Software Tool Extracts Important Chemical Exposure Data

Jan 22, 2020 |

Jan. 22, 2020 — Southwest Research Institute is introducing Floodlight, a novel software tool that efficiently discovers the vast numbers of chemical components — previously known and unknown — present in the food, air, drugs and products we are exposed to every day.

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American Association for Thoracic Surgery Adopts HUBzero Cloud Platform

Jan 16, 2020 |

Jan. 16, 2020 — The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) has adopted an open-source, cloud-based platform led out of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) that addresses widely recognized challenges with historical platforms throughout the cardiothoracic surgical community. Read more…

LSTM Selects Cloudian’s HyperStore Object Storage Solution

Jan 16, 2020 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 16, 2019 – Cloudian today announced that Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) has chosen Cloudian’s HyperStore object storage to address the challenges of managing and protecting its growing data, enabling researchers to store data more easily and minimizing additional storage expenses. Read more…

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