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Continuing Your Data Science Education

Aug 31, 2017 |

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a question kids around the world are asked a million times a day. Until a few years ago, the odds are good that none of them answered “I want to be a data scientist.” Read more…

Is Your Smartphone Spying On You?

Aug 1, 2017 |

That little phone in your pocket or purse is generating a massive amount of data – much more than you probably realize. And thanks to services offered by the phone makers and network providers like Apple and Verizon, it’s easier than ever to capitalize on all that data. Read more…

Taking the Data Scientist Out of Data Science

Jul 21, 2017 |

If you were a data scientist three years ago, you could pretty much write your own ticket. Everybody in the industry, it seemed, either wanted to hire a data scientist, or wanted to be one. Read more…

Q&A with a DataCamp Counselor

Jul 20, 2017 |

One of the great things about data science is there are multiple pathways into the field. Some may segue into the profession from “hard sciences” like physics, while others receive Ph.Ds in the discipline after years of university study. Read more…

Machine Learning Education: 3 Paths to Get Started

Jul 10, 2017 |

Machine learning is the predictive heart of big data analytics, and one of the key skills that separates data scientists from mere analysts. But getting started with machine learning can be a challenge. Read more…

News In Brief

Geospatial Data Research Leverages GPUs

Aug 16, 2017 |

MapD Technologies, the database and visualization specialist, said it is working with university researchers on leveraging graphics processors to advance geospatial analytics.

The San Francisco-based company is collaborating with the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University. Read more…

Microsoft Chases General AI with New Research Group

Jul 12, 2017 |

Microsoft today unveiled Microsoft Research AI, a new research and incubation hub that’s slated to take on some of artificial intelligence’s biggest challenges, including the creation of a general AI, the field’s Holy Grail. Read more…

NEC Claims Vector CPU Outperforms Spark

Jul 6, 2017 |

An arms race is shaping up in the machine-learning sector with the claim by NEC Corp. that its approach based on its vector processor accelerates data processing by more than a factor of 50 compared to the Apache Spark cluster-computing framework. Read more…

Cray Brings AI and HPC Together on Flagship Supers

Jun 20, 2017 |

Cray took one more step toward the convergence of big data and high performance computing (HPC) today when it announced that it’s adding a full suite of big data and artificial intelligence software to its top-of-the-line XC Series supercomputers. Read more…

Microsoft Looks to Build on Power BI Momentum

Jun 15, 2017 |

Microsoft used its data insights summit to tout the progress of its flagship business intelligence offering introduced two years ago as a cloud-based platform that provides connectivity to critical enterprise data stored on-premise. Read more…

This Just In

SAS Academy for Data Science Announces New Online Program

Sep 26, 2017 |

CARY, N.C.Sept. 26, 2017 — Aspiring data scientists no longer need to struggle to manage time and travel for classroom learning. The SAS Academy for Data Science new online program provides access at learners’

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Snowflake Deploys Australian Data Center

Sep 13, 2017 |

SAN MATEO, Calif.Sept. 12, 2017 — Snowflake Computing, the only data warehouse built for the cloud, today announced its new cloud deployment of Snowflake in the Asia Pacific (Sydney) region. Read more…

Chaminade University to Offer New Data Science Training for Hawaii Students

Sep 12, 2017 |

HONOLULU, Hawaii, Sept. 11, 2017 – Chaminade University is partnering with universities in Texas and Georgia on a two-year pilot program that trains Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) students for careers in data science, analytics and visualization. Read more…

CoreLogic Analysis Estimates 8.5 Million Properties in Florida at Significant Risk

Sep 8, 2017 |

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 8, 2017 — CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released data analysis which shows that an estimated 8,456,455 residential and commercial properties in Florida are at either “Extreme,” “Very High” or “High” risk of wind damage from Hurricane Irma. Read more…

Impetus’ StreamAnalytix Selected for 2017 Forrester Wave

Sep 8, 2017 |

LOS GATOS, Calif., Sept. 8, 2017 — Impetus Technologies, a big data software products and services company, today announced it was among the select firms that Forrester Research, Inc. Read more…