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Ben Lorica on What to Expect at Strata Data Conference

Mar 5, 2018 |

Thousands of data-obsessed technologists will descend on Silicon Valley this week to take part in the Strata Data Conference’s annual West Coast swing. Datanami caught up with O’Reilly Media’s Chief Data Scientist Ben Lorica, who’s also Strata’s program chair, to get the low down on the show’s high-tech expectations. Read more…

Mr. Robot Thrills Elastic Crowd with Real-World Hacks

Mar 1, 2018 |

Have you ever watched a hacking scene in a TV show or a movie and cringed at the flashing lights, the whirring sirens, and other ridiculous depictions of technology? The folks behind the hit hacker drama Mr. Read more…

Five Ways to Apply Streaming Analytics Now

Mar 1, 2018 |

Streaming analytics is moving into the mainstream as more enterprises capitalize on the technology to gain greater efficiency, competitiveness, and profitability. And as a result, the streaming analytics market will grow to $13.7 billion by 2021, at a compound annual growth rate of 34.8%, according to Markets and Markets. Read more…

The GDPR: An Artificial Intelligence Killer?

Feb 27, 2018 |

If anyone has doubts regarding the wave toward artificial intelligence, a quick read of this post from should erase those doubts.

Consider some highlights:

  • In the immediate future, execs are looking for AI to alleviate repetitive, menial tasks, such as paperwork (82 percent), scheduling (79 percent) and timesheets (78 percent).
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Weighing Open Source’s Worth for the Future of Big Data

Feb 26, 2018 |

The open source software movement began in earnest 20 years ago, when a group of technology leaders in Silicon Valley coined the term as an alternative to the repugnant “free software.” Read more…

News In Brief

Inside MapR’s Support for Kubernetes

Mar 6, 2018 |

MapR today announced that customers can now run and deploy applications on MapR’s big data cluster utilizing the Kubernetes containerization technology. In addition to providing data statefulness, it also gives MapR customers a new way to move workloads from on-prem to cloud platforms. Read more…

Orchestrator Emerges to Speed ML Models to Production

Mar 6, 2018 |

As the pace of machine learning model development accelerates, vendors are beginning to offer orchestration tools designed to help data scientists manage the testing, retraining and redeployment of predictive analytics models with short shelf lives. Read more…

Cloudera’s Vision for Cloud Coming Into Focus

Mar 6, 2018 |

Cloudera today unveiled a host of new cloud-based offerings — including Cloudera Altus Shared Data Experience (SDX), a cloud-based machine learning offering, and a cloud-based SQL data warehouse offering — Read more…

Call For U.S. Machine Intelligence Plan Stresses Trust

Mar 1, 2018 |

The rise of machine intelligence has prompted policy wonks to weigh in with a list of caveats along with recommendations for preserving the American technology lead in AI and machine learning while initiating the process of managing future risks. Read more…

Elastic to Release Source Code for X-Pack

Feb 28, 2018 |

Elastic customers who pay for high-end enterprise features like machine learning in the X-Pack extension will no longer be relegated to a “second-class citizen” experience when working with the vendor to track down bugs or other issues. Read more…

This Just In

HSBC, IBM Develop Cognitive Solution to Digitize Global Trade

Aug 10, 2017 |

ARMONK, N.Y., Aug. 10, 2017 — HSBC, the world’s leading trade finance bank, is working with IBM (NYSE:IBM) to develop a cognitive intelligence solution combining optical character recognition with advanced robotics to make global trade safer and more efficient for thousands of businesses. Read more…

Pactera Wins Risk Data and Analytics Technology Implementation of the Year Award

Jul 10, 2017 |

BEIJING, July 10, 2017 — Pactera Technology International Ltd. (“Pactera”), a global digital consulting and technology services provider, announced that that it has received the Risk Data and Analytics Technology Implementation of the Year award at The Asian Banker Risk Management Awards Programme 2017 together with its client Bank of Beijing, and PwC China. Read more…

Orchard Platform, Experian Collaborate to Help Investors Navigate Big Data

Jul 6, 2017 |

COSTA MESA, Calif. and NEW YORKJuly 6, 2017 — Experian and Orchard Platform, the leading provider of data, technology and software to the online lending industry, have joined together to announce a strategic collaboration that will give institutional investors access to Experian’s depersonalized consumer credit data. Read more…

Fourth Annual MongoDB Innovation Award Winners Announced

Jun 1, 2017 |

NEW YORK and CHICAGO, June 1, 2017 — MongoDB, the database for giant ideas, today announced the 13 winners of the fourth annual MongoDB Innovation Awards. Read more…

IBM to Train Accounting and Finance Professionals in AI and Data Science

May 18, 2017 |

ARMONK, N.Y., May 18, 2017 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) today announced a partnership to modernize the accounting profession and prepare accounting and finance professionals for future skills in artificial intelligence (AI), Big Data and cognitive computing. Read more…