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Crawling the Web for Data and Profit

Feb 23, 2018 |

The Web serves as a vast, renewable resource for the most valuable thing in existence: data. However, getting useful data from the Web isn’t always an easy task. Luckily, there are a handful of open source and commercial solutions that can help you crawl the Web to feed your hungry algorithms with the freshest data. Read more…

Full ACID Support Means ‘Game Over’ for Relational, MongoDB Says

Feb 15, 2018 |

MongoDB today revealed that it’s now supporting multi-document ACID transaction guarantees with version 4.0 of its database. When it becomes generally available later this year, MongoDB says it will have eliminated the last hurdle preventing enterprises from moving off relational databases. Read more…

Real-Time Data: The Importance of Immediacy in Today’s Digital Economy

Feb 14, 2018 |

Today, we’re creating more data than the word has ever seen before. In fact, 90 percent of the world’s data has been created in the past two years. Read more…

Scylla Eyes Cassandra’s NoSQL Workloads

Feb 13, 2018 |

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the folks behind the Apache Cassandra project would probably be pleased with Scylla, a C++-based rewrite of Cassandra that’s starting to make waves. Read more…

Five Tips for Winning at Data Governance

Feb 1, 2018 |

By now, you’ve hopefully realized that having a great data analytics strategy also requires having a good data governance strategy. After all, if your data is ungovernable, then the analytics you’re running atop it will be untrustworthy at the end of the day. Read more…

News In Brief

Esri Adds an Unstructured Location Data Capability

Feb 22, 2018 |

Spatial analytics specialist Esri continues to expand its mapping platform with the acquisition of ClearTerra, a developer of geospatial and other intelligence tools focused on unstructured data.

Esri, Redlands, Calif., announced the acquisition on Thursday (Feb. Read more…

‘Dual-Use’ AI Poses New Security Threats

Feb 21, 2018 |

While the genie may already be out of the bottle, the rapid growth and broad availability of AI and machine learning technology along with a growing list of development tools is prompting critics to highlight future security concerns and the need to consider upfront the potential for malicious use of the technology. Read more…

Time-Series Leader InfluxData Raises More Cash

Feb 13, 2018 |

Reflecting growing demand for time-series databases used to track everything from sensor data to application performance, InfluxData has completed a $35 million funding round led by Sapphire Ventures along with new investors Harmony Partners and three existing investors. Read more…

SigOpt Within In-Q-Tel’s Parameters

Feb 13, 2018 |

It’s no secret that America’s spies are collecting massive amounts of data. And now that In-Q-Tel, the venture capital arm of the nation’s intelligence agencies, has taken a stake in hyperparameter optimization startup SigOpt, they’ll have one more tool for building accurate machine learning models based on that data. Read more…

Collaboration Database Tackles Policy Issues

Feb 1, 2018 |

Data collaboration startup Data.world released a list of its top data sets and collaboration projects that included journalists’ efforts to trace social media’s influence on the 2016 presidential election and a “Bitcoin Regret Calculator” Read more…

This Just In

Report: U.S. Should Track All Companies with One Unique Identifier

Sep 13, 2017 |

WASHINGTONSept. 13, 2017 — Today, the Data Foundation and LexisNexis Risk Solutions released a new report, Who is Who and What is What? Read more…

Cornell Tech Partners with CMU, International Computer Science Institute on Accountable Decision Systems

Aug 22, 2017 |

NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2017 — Cornell Tech professor of information science Helen Nissenbaum and associate professor of computer science Thomas Ristenpart are collaborating on a new $3 million National Science Foundation project on accountable decision systems that respect privacy and fairness expectations. Read more…

Carl Data Provides Solutions for Aging North American and European Infrastructure

Aug 10, 2017 |

VANCOUVER, B.C., Aug. 10, 2017 — Carl Data Solutions Inc., a developer of Big-Data-as-a-Service (“BDaaS”)-based solutions for data integration, business intelligence, and Industrial Internet-of-Things (“IIoT”) applications, continues to develop easily implemented solutions for water and waste water infrastructure monitoring and management. Read more…

Brookhaven Lab to Lead 2017 New York Scientific Data Summit

Aug 2, 2017 |

UPTON, N.Y., Aug 2, 2017 — The Computational Science Initiative (CSI) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory will be leading the 2017 New York Scientific Data Summit, to be held from Aug.

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Unisys Launches Digital Government Accelerators Solution

Jul 13, 2017 |

BLUE BELL, Pa., July 13, 2017 — Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today launched Digital Government Accelerators, a new family of IT services and software designed to help state and local government agencies speed up their transitions toward providing digital services. Read more…