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Digital to Profit: When AI and Machine Learning Meet Pricing

Jan 6, 2020 |

Before I get into the topic of how companies are using AI and machine learning to drive price optimization and gain a competitive advantage, let’s take a step back and get nostalgic for a moment. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: December 2019 Edition

Dec 16, 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…

Real Progress Being Made in Explaining AI

Dec 9, 2019 |

One of the biggest roadblocks that could prevent the widespread adoption of AI is explaining how it works. Deep neural networks, in particular, are extremely complex and resist clear description, which is a problem when it comes to ensuring that decisions made by AI are made fairly and free of human bias. Read more…

Confluent Reveals ksqlDB, a Streaming Database Built on Kafka

Nov 20, 2019 |

Confluent narrowed the distance separating Kafka-esque stream data processing and traditional database technology with today’s unveiling of ksqlDB, a new database built atop Kafka that the company intends to be the future of stream processing. Read more…

Return of the Living Data

Oct 31, 2019 |

When Google published a paper on its proprietary BigQuery engine about nine years ago, the open source community reproduced the technology as best they could, just as they did with MapReduce and the Google File System, which eventually became Hadoop. Read more…

News In Brief

AI… for Pizza?!

Jan 17, 2020 |

If you order a pizza from Domino’s, you might be getting it with a free side of AI. The pizza giant is determined to make big data and AI cornerstones of a company that has typically focused more on pizza stones. Read more…

Container Interface Delivers Persistent Storage

Jan 16, 2020 |

As application containers took off in the mid-2010s, persistent storage emerged as a key barrier to adoption. With containers now entering the mainstream for handling machine and deep learning applications, more vendors are focusing on storage interfaces that can link huge data volumes along with flash memory to container orchestration platforms. Read more…

Utilities Sitting on Energy Data Goldmine

Jan 10, 2020 |

Billions of dollars have been invested over the last decade or so in smart meters intended to reduce energy usage and achieve savings. A new study finds that utilities have largely failed to tap data that might yield those savings. Read more…

Security Partnership Combines ML with Net Flow Data

Jan 9, 2020 |

A framework known as network flow is emerging as a cyber-security tool based on the enterprise requirement for broader “network awareness” derived from network flow data.

A recent effort with roots in university research from the 1980s called the Open Argus Project is applying machine learning techniques to network flow data to spot threats in enterprise network traffic, including growing amounts of encrypted traffic. Read more…

VMware Widens Its Kubernetes Embrace

Jan 2, 2020 |

VMware continues to move closer to Kubernetes-based containers for managing virtual machines and other cloud infrastructure, reflecting the growing consensus the cluster orchestrator represents a more agile form of virtualization. Read more…

This Just In

Mastercard, The Rockefeller Foundation Launch data.org

Jan 23, 2020 |

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 23, 2020 — The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and The Rockefeller Foundation today announced data.org as a platform for partnerships that will continue to build the field of data science for social impact.

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Yara and IBM Launch an Open Collaboration for Farm and Field Data to Advance Sustainable Food Production

Jan 23, 2020 |

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 23, 2020 — Yara International, a global leader in crop nutrition and digital farming solutions, and IBM, invite farmer associations, industry players, academia and NGOs from the food and agriculture industry to join a movement to develop an open data exchange that facilitates collaboration around farm and field data, with the aim of improving the efficiency, transparency and sustainability of global food production. Read more…

DraftKings Leverages the Alation Data Catalog to Help ‘Win’ Mobile Sports Betting Industry

Jan 22, 2020 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 22, 2020 – Alation Inc., the data catalog company, today announced that DraftKings selected the Alation Data Catalog to help leverage data more effectively to serve users across its sports betting and daily fantasy sports products. Read more…

SwRI Software Tool Extracts Important Chemical Exposure Data

Jan 22, 2020 |

Jan. 22, 2020 — Southwest Research Institute is introducing Floodlight, a novel software tool that efficiently discovers the vast numbers of chemical components — previously known and unknown — present in the food, air, drugs and products we are exposed to every day.

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Quantzig Launches Advanced Telecom Data Analytics Solutions

Jan 21, 2020 |

LONDON, Jan. 21, 2020 — Quantzig, a global data analytics and advisory firm, that delivers actionable analytics solutions to resolve complex business problems announces the launch of advanced telecom data analytics solutions for the telecom industry. Read more…

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