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Tracking the Ever-Shifting Big Data Bottleneck

Aug 31, 2016 |

Bottlenecks are a fact of life in IT. No matter how fast you build something, somebody will find a way to max it out. While the performance headroom has been elevated dramatically since Hadoop introduced distributed computing to the commodity masses, the bottleneck has shifted, but it hasn’t disappeared. Read more…

9 Paths to a Data Science Interview

Aug 29, 2016 |

Springboard surveyed about 20 people about the hardest parts of the data science interview process as part of the research for our free guide to data science interviews. Surprisingly, the answer we got back had little to do with the technical questions we thought were the hardest. Read more…

Don’t Be a Big Data Snooper

Aug 23, 2016 |

One of the biggest challenges that data scientists face is separating true predictors from false ones. When an airtight causal model can’t be created, data scientists often look to a secondary class of models based on correlations to accurately predict outcome. Read more…

Python Eats Into R as SAS Dominance Fades

Aug 15, 2016 |

A new survey of data science tools shows that Python usage is quickly gaining steam among advance analytic professionals, at the expense of both R and SAS.

Last month the executive recruiting firm Burtch Works published the latest results of an ongoing “flash survey” Read more…

Transcending Regulatory Compliance: Creating Business Value from Data Governance

Jun 27, 2016 |

Data governance has emerged to the forefront of financial services ever since this vertical became inundated with increasing and evolving regulations, penalties, and regulatory entities at the end of the last decade. Read more…

News In Brief

Oracle Bolsters Cloud Gambit With Expanded Analytics

Sep 21, 2016 |

As it looks to challenge public cloud leader Amazon Web Services, Oracle Corp. is rolling out an analytics package spanning data services, applications and infrastructure.

Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) unveiled its analytics cloud this week during a company event used by company cofounder and CTO Larry Ellison to declare the database giant was taking on AWS (NASDAQ: Read more…

MIT Programmers Attack Big Data Memory Gap

Sep 15, 2016 |

Among the computing challenges presented by big data is the scattering of unstructured items across huge datasets. Pulling together that data from arbitrary locations in main memory is therefore emerging as a major performance bottleneck in CPUs. Read more…

NSF Funds New Cognitive Science Research

Aug 18, 2016 |

As part of its BRAIN initiative, the National Science Foundation announced a second series of grants this week awarded to multidisciplinary teams to further explore cognitive and neural systems, including “data-intensive neuroscience and cognitive science.” Read more…

Quantum Researchers Eye AI Advances

Aug 11, 2016 |

Researchers wringing out new quantum computing architectures are increasingly looking at the nascent processing technology as a way to advance machine-learning algorithms for new AI applications.

As quantum computing efforts scale up at corporate, university and government laboratories, the promising yet largely unproven technology could help unlock facets of artificial intelligence, leading to more powerful cognitive computing technologies like IBM’s (NYSE: Read more…

Melania Trump and the Anti-Plagiarism Algorithm

Jul 20, 2016 |

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign ran into controversy this week when it was revealed that his wife, Melania, plagiarized parts of Michelle Obama’s 2008 campaign speech. With anti-plagiarism algorithms patrolling the waters, stealing a line or two has never been more problematic. Read more…

This Just In

UNC Charlotte Wins $4M NSF Grant for Big Data Research

Sep 16, 2016 |

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 16 — The National Science Foundation has awarded a $4 million grant to UNC Charlotte researchers to develop a multidisciplinary research program called Virtual Information Fabric Infrastructure (VIFI) that will create new ways to manage, use and share Big Data and analytic results

Ashit Talukder, director of the Charlotte Data Visualization Center and the Bank of America Endowed Chair in Information Technology in the College of Computing and Informatics, is the principal investigator for the grant. Read more…

UM and Yottabyte Partner to Accelerate Data-Intensive Research

Sep 8, 2016 |

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 8 — A strategic partnership between the University of Michigan and software company Yottabyte promises to unleash a new wave of data-intensive research by providing a flexible computing cloud for complex computational analyses of sensitive and restricted data. Read more…

University of Queensland Deploys DDN Storage Solutions

Sep 7, 2016 |

Sept. 7 — DataDirect Networks (DDN) today announced that the University of Queensland has deployed DDN high-performance storage solutions to improve data access between its main campus and its off-site data center.  Read more…

Wharton Research Data Services Adds SAS Visual Analytics for Global Economic Research

Sep 7, 2016 |

Sept. 7 — Disruptive events such as Brexit underscore why our understanding of the world economy must be based in fact. Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is helping answer complex economic questions more easily, thanks to SAS. Read more…

DataScience Concludes Elite Education Residency Program With Capstone Event

Aug 30, 2016 |

CULVER CITY, Calif., Aug. 30 — DataScience, Inc., a data analytics company, today announced a new capstone event to mark the culmination of its inaugural DS12 data science education residency program. Read more…