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90 Million Swings Later – Cracking the Secret of the Perfect Golf Swing

Dec 4, 2017 |

Golf is a notoriously difficult sport, despite how easy the guys on the PGA Tour make it look every weekend. But thanks to the power of big data and advanced analytics, amateurs have powerful new tools to emulate their swings and improve their handicaps along the way. Read more…

Inside JetBlue’s Silo-Busting Customer 360 Initiative

Nov 6, 2017 |

Who are you when you fly? It may sound like a silly question, but airlines find that it’s remarkably difficult to get a clear answer in real time. It’s also at the center of a new silo-busting Customer 360 system that JetBlue recently implemented to take its customer experience to the next level. Read more…

Optimize Your Golf Game with Advanced Analytics

Aug 8, 2017 |

About 24 million Americans play golf every year, making it one of the country’s top pastimes. However, the number of people who are proficient at the sport is far lower. Read more…

Before the Next Disaster Strikes, Get Better at Data Science

Jul 26, 2017 |

One of the most disruptive events for any industrial organization is asset failure. From halted production and costly physical damage to safety concerns for workers and the environment, the impacts of asset failure remain one of the top risks for industrial companies. Read more…

Inside Our Data Obsession: A Graphic Depiction

Jul 25, 2017 |

Humans are obsessed with data. There’s just no two ways about it. We can’t help but to count, sort, name, and categorize everything we find. And thanks to digital technology, we’ve taken our data fixation to lofty new heights. Read more…

News In Brief

AI Investment Up, ROI Remains Iffy

Jan 18, 2018 |

Real-world applications for artificial intelligence are emerging in areas such as boosting the productivity of dispersed workforces. However, early adopters are still struggling to determine the return on initial AI investments, according to a pair of new vendor reports. Read more…

Demand For Software, Data Skills Remains Strong

Jan 16, 2018 |

Cloud giant Amazon Web Services and database leader Oracles are among the most popular employers for recent college graduates while software engineers head the list of highest paying jobs, according to a new employment survey. Read more…

Graph Databases Ascend to the Cloud

Jan 11, 2018 |

Bucking the trend toward open source databases, cloud vendors continue to promote proprietary graph databases that combine the ability to handle multiple data models with the distribution of data across different cloud regions. Read more…

Tech Giants Pile Up Machine Learning Patents

Jan 9, 2018 |

Technology innovators intensified efforts over the last year to secure intellectual property rights on transformative technologies ranging from AI to blockchain platforms. While IBM maintained its overwhelming lead in U.S. Read more…

AWS, Others Seen Moving Off Oracle Databases

Jan 3, 2018 |

The shift to open source database software is reportedly weakening Oracle and other traditional database vendors as major customers like Amazon ready lowest cost alternatives.

Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), which implemented a cloud computing initiative last year, insisted in December that large database customers such as Amazon and Salesforce remain among its roster of Fortune 500 database customers. Read more…

This Just In

OmniScale Launches PR, Marketing Services for Advanced IT

Oct 10, 2017 |

VANCOUVER, Wash., Oct. 10, 2017 — Co-founders Isaac Lopez and Matt Walters today announced the launch of OmniScale Media, a full-service media agency specializing in strategic marketing and communications programs for advanced technology companies. Read more…

Gartner Reveals the 2017 Hype Cycle for Data Management

Sep 29, 2017 |

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 29, 2017 — As data becomes ever more distributed across multiple systems, organizations have to cope with increasingly complex ecosystems and digital business requirements. The Gartner, Inc.  Read more…

New Cloudera Foundation Will Use Analytics and Machine Learning to Improve Lives

Sep 26, 2017 |

NEW YORKSept. 26, 2017 — Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE:CLDR), the modern platform for machine learning and analytics, optimized for the cloud, underscored its commitment to supporting the use of big data for social good today by announcing the creation of its new corporate philanthropic organization, the Cloudera Foundation. Read more…

Splunk Trains Workforce of Tomorrow with AWS, NPower, Wounded Warrior Project and Year Up

Sep 26, 2017 |

SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2017 — Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), first in delivering “aha” moments from machine data, today announced it is helping military veterans and youth train for careers in technology through its Splunk4Good initiative and partnerships with nonprofit organizations NPowerWounded Warrior Project (WWP) and Year Up as well as AWS re:Start. Read more…

Pepperdata Launches Strategic Partner Program to Serve Systems Integration Service Providers

Sep 20, 2017 |

CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept. 20, 2017 — Pepperdata, the DevOps for Big Data company, today announced the launch of the Pepperdata Partner Program to recognize qualified partners who have demonstrated expertise in successfully implementing and using the Pepperdata suite of operator and developer applications. Read more…