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Datanami Unveils 2019 People to Watch

Feb 13, 2019 |

As we look forward into 2019, a select group of leaders in Big Data have stepped ahead of the rest. In this fourth annual People to Watch feature, we’re offering our readers a look at some of the best and brightest minds in Big Data whose hard work, dedication, and contributions reach far beyond analytics, and are shaping the direction that technology is taking us as a people. Read more…

Data West Brings Technology Leaders to SDSC

Dec 6, 2018 |

Data and technology enthusiasts from around the world descended upon the San Diego Supercomputing Center (SDSC) for the third annual Data West conference, which is taking place this week on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. Read more…

Cloudera and Hortonworks to Merge in $5.2 Billion Deal

Oct 3, 2018 |

Cloudera and Hortonworks, the two leading companies backing Hadoop distributions and fierce head-to-head rivals,  today made the unlikely announcement that they plan to merge, creating a single company under the Cloudera banner that will focus on “edge to AI” Read more…

Which Machine Learning Platform Performs Best?

Mar 19, 2018 |

The advent of automated machine learning platforms has expanded the access and availability of algorithmic interpretation over the past several years. But how do the different machine learning platforms stack up from a performance perspective? Read more…

Jeff Dean Thinks AI Can Solve Grand Challenges–Here’s How

Mar 13, 2018 |

In 2008, the National Academy of Engineering presented 14 Grand Challenges that, if solved, had the potential to radically improve the world. Thanks to recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence – specifically, the advent of deep neural networks — Read more…

News In Brief

Frameworks Seek to Control AI

Feb 14, 2019 |

AI governance frameworks are emerging as guard rails for controlling algorithms that are playing a growing role in human decision-making. Among the goals is managing the consequences of those decisions. Read more…

Quality Control Comes to Code Reviews

Feb 1, 2019 |

Among the IT plumbing being automated is the painstaking review of software code via machine learning tools designed to scan source code for inconsistencies while suggesting fixes that promise to speed the review process, thereby getting software updates out the door faster. Read more…

Fractal Analytics Gets Equity Boost

Jan 17, 2019 |

Equity investors will plow $200 million into Fractal Analytics, giving funders an unspecified but “significant” minority stake in the strategic analytics and AI developer as early venture investors divest their shares. Read more…

GridGain Expands Data Persistence for In-Memory DB

Jan 11, 2019 |

In-memory database specialist GridGain is augmenting its data storage capabilities with the addition of an automatic data persistence feature that can be used for immediate data access in the event of a cluster restart. Read more…

UC-Berkeley Expands Data Science 101

Oct 26, 2018 |

It is becoming increasingly obvious to college undergraduates that entering the data science field may be the quickest way to find a job in their field after graduation.

The University of California at Berkeley, long a hotbed for data science and big data innovation, including a growing list of successful spinoffs, reports that undergraduate students are flocking to its new data science major introduced this fall. Read more…

This Just In

Washington Wizards Partner with SyncThink to Implement Brain Performance Monitoring

Feb 5, 2019 |

PALO ALTO, Feb. 5, 2019 — SyncThink, a world leader in neurotechnology and brain health analytics and creators of the award-winning EYE-SYNC brain health assessment tool, announces today its newest partnership with the NBA’s Washington Wizards. Read more…

Assessing the Performance of Multiple Influenza Forecasting Models

Jan 17, 2019 |

AMHERST, Mass., Jan. 17, 2019 ­– In what the authors believe is the first documented comparison of several real-time infectious disease forecasting models by different teams across many seasons, five research groups report this week that a majority of models consistently showed higher accuracy than historical baseline models. Read more…

SyncThink Announces Collaboration with Magic Leap for Eye-Tracking Applications Related to User’s Brain Health

Jan 8, 2019 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 8, 2019 — SyncThink, a neuro-technology company with foundational intellectual property in eye-tracking analytics, is collaborating with Magic Leap, a world leader in augmented reality and spatial computing technology, to make their proprietary brain health assessments and therapy applications available on the Magic Leap One platform. Read more…

Altius Institute Accelerates Genomics Research with Igneous

Nov 13, 2018 |

SEATTLE, Nov. 13, 2018 — Altius Institute for Biomedical Sciences selected the Igneous Unstructured Data Management-as-a-Service solution to protect and manage its massive genomic datasets, which are critical to Altius’ mission to pursue discovery at the leading edge of biomedicine. Read more…

Visual Genomes Foundation Starts Exascale Project to Learn Visual DNA From 1M 4K Images

Aug 10, 2018 |

Aug. 10, 2018 — Visual artificial intelligence will take a huge step forward as the Visual Genomes Foundation (VGF) learns and records exabytes of visual DNA features from millions of images. Read more…

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