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How 5G Will Serve AI and Vice Versa

Dec 10, 2019 |

5G is the future of the edge. Though it’s still several years away from widespread deployment, 5G is a key component in the evolution of cloud-computing ecosystems toward more distributed environments. Read more…

Real Progress Being Made in Explaining AI

Dec 9, 2019 |

One of the biggest roadblocks that could prevent the widespread adoption of AI is explaining how it works. Deep neural networks, in particular, are extremely complex and resist clear description, which is a problem when it comes to ensuring that decisions made by AI are made fairly and free of human bias. Read more…

Syncsort Doubles Down on Data Quality with Pitney Bowes Buy

Dec 6, 2019 |

Here’s a stat to ponder: With its $700-million acquisition of Pitney Bowes’ software and data business now complete, Syncsort becomes the second biggest vendor in the data quality space, per 2018 figures from IDC. Read more…

Three Surprising Ways Archiving Data Can Save Serious Money

Dec 5, 2019 |

Data growth is exploding, with the amount of global data expected to grow to 175 zettabytes by 2025, according to an IBM report. The rate of the increase is growing as well. Read more…

AWS Bolsters Redshift, Elasticsearch Services

Dec 4, 2019 |

Amazon Web Services gave customers 28 more reasons to store and process data on its public cloud platform yesterday during its annual re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, bringing the total number of services to 180. Read more…

News In Brief

Druid Developer Ramps Cloud-Native Approach

Dec 10, 2019 |

A real-time analytics startup founded by the authors of the Apache Druid database have raised additional funding as they ramp up product development based on the open-source data store.

Imply said it has raised $30 million in a funding round led by investors Andreessen Horowitz along with Geodesic Capital and Khosla Ventures. Read more…

AWS Launches Cassandra Service

Dec 3, 2019 |

AWS today unveiled a serverless Cassandra service that ostensibly will give customers the scalability benefits of the NoSQL database but without the infamous management challenges that accompany it.

Appropriately named the Managed Cassandra Service (MCS), the new offering gives AWS customers the power of Apache Cassandra, most notably the ability of Cassandra to run a single database across multiple data centers around the world while maintaining very low latency and a high degree of high availability. Read more…

AI Bias a Real Concern in Business, Survey Says

Nov 26, 2019 |

The potential benefits of AI for businesses are huge. But those benefits could be eroded by hidden biases that damage brand reputation and customer trust, according to a survey of US and UK businesses commissioned by DataRobot. Read more…

AIOps Startup with ‘Open’ Emphasis Raises Cash

Nov 21, 2019 |

Tech investors are betting that automated IT operations will be among the first significant enterprise applications for AI.

Artificial intelligence for IT operations, or AIOps, and the application of machine learning to data is beginning to attract venture capital as investors look for nuts-and-bolts automation applications that will deliver quick returns on investment. Read more…

Multi-Cloud Complexity Heightens Security Threats

Nov 21, 2019 |

The need to move data closer to users while gaining access to machine learning and other emerging technologies has prompted a broad shift by enterprises to multiple public clouds. But a new study finds that few early multi-cloud adopters are completely satisfied with the results when it comes to security. Read more…

This Just In

Alation Extends the Data Catalog to Include Analytics Stewardship for the Enterprise

Dec 10, 2019 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 10, 2019 –  Alation Inc., the data catalog company, today announced the general availability of its Analytics Stewardship application in the Alation Data Catalog. Read more…

Ascend Establishes Council to Explore the Data-Driven Transformation of Business, Technology, and Society

Dec 10, 2019 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 10, 2019 –Ascend, provider of the world’s first Autonomous Dataflow Service, today announced it has established the Ascend Executive Advisory Council – a network of trusted, forward-leaning CIOs, CTOs, and CDOs who aim to build enduring relationships and shape the transformation of companies through the democratization of data-driven insights. Read more…

dotData Achieves Advanced Technology Partner Status in Amazon Web Services Partner Network

Dec 10, 2019 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 10, 2019 – dotData, focused on delivering full-cycle data science automation and operationalization for the enterprise, today announced that it has achieved Advanced Technology Partner status in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). Read more…

Aerospike Announces the General Availability of Aerospike Version 4.8

Dec 10, 2019 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., December 10, 2019 – Aerospike Inc., the global leader in next-generation, real-time NoSQL data solutions, today announced the general availability of version 4.8. Read more…

Luminoso Launches Responsible AI System for Text Analysis

Dec 10, 2019 |

BOSTON, Dec. 10, 2019 — Luminoso, the company that turns unstructured text data into business-critical insights, today announced the next generation of its proprietary natural language modeling system, QuickLearn 2.0, which is the first commercially-available solution that reduces biases in AI-powered text analysis. Read more…

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