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3 Ways Big Data Is Being Used in IT

Aug 25, 2016 |

The big data revolution is transforming how business gets done across multi-trillion-dollar industries like financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail. Heck, even the Federal Government, with its nearly $4-trillion budget, is getting in on the act. Read more…

The Modernization Dilemma: Breaking the Myths of On-Premise Versus Cloud Storage

Aug 15, 2016 |

Several years into the cloud computing revolution, the general assumption in enterprises is that cloud storage is better storage. It can be easy to implement, eliminates much of the burden on IT departments, and can be more cost-effective. Read more…

Big Data A to Z

Aug 8, 2016 |

The big data ecosystem benefits from a rich and diverse array of products and projects, veritable pieces in a puzzle that IT professionals largely assemble themselves. But this big data abundance can be overwhelming at times, so we put together this guide to help you understand some of the most common terms you’ll come across in your big data journey. Read more…

Building the Enterprise-Ready Data Lake: What It Takes To Do It Right

Jul 25, 2016 |

The last year has seen a significant growth in the number of companies launching data lake initiatives as their first mainstream production Hadoop-based project. This isn’t surprising given the compelling technical and economic arguments in favor of Hadoop as a data management platform, and the continued maturation of Hadoop and its associated ecosystem of open source projects. Read more…

Behavior I/O: Using Machine Learning to Empower Human Learning

Jun 17, 2016 |

At lunch last week, I learned that a couple colleagues were engaged in a little duel—trying to out-walk each other, as tracked by their new Fitbits. Self-improvement was definitely the goal, but seeing peer performance and benchmarks provided the required motivation to achieve that goal. Read more…

News In Brief

Microsoft Claims Speech Recognition ‘Parity’

Oct 20, 2016 |

Microsoft speech recognition researchers report they have achieved parity with humans using a testing framework that gauges error rates for professional transcribers and the ability to understand “open-ended conversations.”

“In both cases, our automated system establishes a new state-of-the-art, and edges past the human benchmark,” Read more…

Facebook AI Efforts Seen Lagging

Oct 18, 2016 |

Facebook’s artificial intelligence efforts, particularly algorithms used for automation of applications such as news feeds, are coming under heavy fire from at least one critic who argues AI “is emerging as a major weakness for Facebook.” Read more…

Big Data Career Notes (Oct. 2016)

Oct 17, 2016 |

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…

Geo Data Vendor Draws Civil Rights Scrutiny

Oct 13, 2016 |

Social media data feeds being packaged by location-based analytics platform vendors and recently marketed as police surveillance tools are drawing fire from a leading U.S. civil liberties group who insists the technology is being to target lawful protests. Read more…

AI Platform Targets Coder Shortage

Oct 11, 2016 |

As the skills gap widens for software developers, machine-learning specialists are stepping in with collaboration platforms designed to streamline time-consuming tasks such as tracking down technical solutions when working with new technologies. Read more…

This Just In

Sisense Opens New Arizona Office

Oct 20, 2016 |

Oct. 20 — Sisense, disrupting the Business Intelligence (BI) market by simplifying analytics for complex data, continues impressive growth with the opening of its Scottsdale, Arizona location – adding to its existing US headquarters in New York City. Read more…

MapR Platform Utilized by HelloFresh

Oct 19, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 19 — MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry’s only Converged Data Platform, today announced that HelloFresh, a global subscription-based fresh meal delivery business, is using MapR to carry out deeper data analysis with greater scale and flexibility. Read more…

Hortonworks Announces First Ever Hadoop Summit in Tokyo

Oct 18, 2016 |

TOKYO, Japan, Oct. 18 — Host Hortonworks (NASDAQ: HDP) today announced the first Hadoop Summit Japan taking place in Tokyo. Hadoop Summit is the premier industry event for those seeking insight and best practices about the transformational impact of big data on organizations. Read more…

PHEMI and eHealth Initiative to Host Big Data Webinar

Oct 18, 2016 |

Oct. 18 — PHEMI, the company delivering big data solutions with built-in privacy, security, governance, and enterprise-grade management, today announced it is co-hosting an upcoming webinar with eHealth Initiative (eHI) to be held Wednesday, October 26 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET. Read more…

Nominations Deadline Extended for Gartner Data & Analytics Excellence Awards

Oct 14, 2016 |

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 14 — Gartner, Inc. is has extended the nomination window for the 2016 Gartner Data & Analytics Excellence Awards. Nominations will be accepted through November 4 via an online entry form. Read more…