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Simplifying the Big Data Lake Experiences in the Cloud

Oct 16, 2019 |

The cloud is a hot spot for big data lakes these days, thanks largely to the greater technological simplicity and lower upfront costs of getting started in the public cloud. Read more…

How Cloudera Is Battling Shadow IT with CDP

Oct 4, 2019 |

“Come use our analytics service in the cloud, but don’t tell your IT department. It’ll be our little secret.” The siren call of shadow IT has tempted many business units with promises of fast results. Read more…

Back to Basics: Governance, Quality, Security Grab the Spotlight at Strata Data Conference

Sep 27, 2019 |

The Wild West days of big data may not be totally gone, but it sort of felt that way this week on the Strata Data Conference’s Expo floor. Yes, there were vendors hawking the latest machine learning technology, but there were an equal number of vendors targeting basic tasks around data management, such as finding it, cleaning it, governing it, and making sure it’s not going to get your company fined $1 billion or get your CIO fired. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: September 2019 Edition

Sep 19, 2019 |

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Read more…

On the Origin of Business Insight in a Data-Rich World

Sep 18, 2019 |

Where does business insight come from? In what circumstances does it arise? Does it erupt spontaneously when a critical mass of data has been reached? Or does it only present itself after a methodical analysis has been conducted? Read more…

News In Brief

Synthetic Data Market Gets Real

Oct 14, 2019 |

A growing list of data privacy regulations along with demand for better training data is spawning new AI-based approaches to managing “personally identifiable” information, including “synthetic” data sets that remove personal information covered by current and pending privacy rules. Read more…

Price Tag for CCPA Compliance: $55B

Oct 8, 2019 |

Data privacy doesn’t come cheap.

According to a regulatory assessment released by the state attorney general, the California Consumer Privacy Act will hit businesses with upwards of $55 billion in initial compliance costs. Read more…

Air Force AI Plan Treats Data as ‘Strategic’

Oct 3, 2019 |

The U.S. military’s approach to AI is equal parts offense and defense, acknowledging that primary adversary China could also weaponize the technology as a form of asymmetrical warfare in which U.S. Read more…

Civic Group Finds Community Data in Litter

Sep 11, 2019 |

The City of Paris each June 21 marks the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice, with a city-wide celebration and bacchanal known as La Fête de la Musique (Paris Street Music Festival). Read more…

Data Privacy Startup Attracts Investors

Sep 5, 2019 |

BigID, the data privacy startup, announced its latest funding round this week as companies scramble to comply with new regulations on handling customer data.

The $50 million funding round announced by BigID on Thursday (Sept. Read more…

This Just In

The Delta Lake Project Turns to Linux Foundation to Become the Open Standard for Data Lakes

Oct 16, 2019 |

AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 16, 2019 — The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced that it will host Delta Lake, a project focusing on improving the reliability, quality and performance of data lakes. Read more…

SAS Reseller EIS Wins Spot on $500M DOJ Analytics Blanket Purchase Agreement

Oct 16, 2019 |

CARY, N.C., Oct. 16, 2019 — SAS, the leader in analytics, today announced it has been selected as part of a team of industry-leading contractors for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Data Analytics Solutions and Services Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) that is worth up to $500 million.

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Alteryx Releases its Data and Digitization Report at Inspire Europe 2019

Oct 16, 2019 |

IRVINE, Calif. and LONDON, Oct. 16, 2019 — Alteryx, Inc., revolutionizing business through data science and analytics, today released the 2019 Data and Digitization Report, providing an in-depth view of how companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC) are leveraging data analytics in their digital transformation journeys. Read more… Announces Additional Speakers for H2O World New York 2019

Oct 14, 2019 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 14, 2019 –, the open source leader in AI and machine learning, today announced the latest additions to the speaker lineup for H2O World New York 2019, the premier AI community event that brings together data scientists, business leaders and technical executives across multiple industries to discuss the latest trends in AI and machine learning. Read more…

SAS Announces Keynote Speakers for Analytics Experience 2019 in Milan

Oct 14, 2019 |

CARY, N.C., Oct. 14, 2019 — There is a lot of hype and jargon surrounding analytics and artificial intelligence (AI). Yet put simply data holds the key:

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