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How Mashable Seeds Journalism with Data Science

Feb 27, 2017 |

In journalism, researching what to write about often takes more time and effort than actually writing. But the online news site Mashable has found a way to accelerate the editorial process using a judicious application of big data tech and data science. Read more…

Graphing Intent: Inside a Consumer Tracking Database

Feb 7, 2017 |

When the CTO for marketing analytics firm Qualia set out to build a new system consumer behavior tracking system, he knew the database selection would be critical. Little did he know that Qualia would end up pushing the limits of the graph database chosen to power the new system. Read more…

Are You Ready for Some Football Analytics?

Feb 3, 2017 |

In professional sports, Major League Baseball arguably has the richest tradition of using statistics to predict the success of teams and individual players. But data science is quickly making a mark on the National Football League too, and fans will get to watch two of the biggest adopters of analytics compete this Sunday in Super Bowl LI. Read more…

Solving Storage Just the Beginning for Minio CEO Periasamy

Feb 1, 2017 |

Yesterday marked the first day of general availability for the free and open source object storage system from Mino. But as Minio co-founder and CEO AB Periasamy explains, delivering the deceptively simple, S3-compatible file system is just a prerequisite for doing what he really wants—using deep learning techniques to extract insight from massive piles of unstructured data in new and powerful ways. Read more…

Why Deep Learning, and Why Now

Jan 30, 2017 |

Deep learning is all the rage today, as companies across industries seek to use advanced computational techniques to find useful information hidden across huge swaths of data. While the field of artificial intelligence is decades old, breakthroughs in the field of artificial neural networks are driving the explosion of deep learning. Read more…

News In Brief

Kinetica Joins Growing List of Kafka Connectors

Mar 1, 2017 |

As large enterprises move big data via Apache Kafka, the open source data-messaging platform is gaining more adherents in response to Kafka pioneer Confluent Inc.’s release of a commercial platform for connecting data inside big companies. Read more…

U.S. Voter Data Gets Wrangled

Feb 28, 2017 |

The unforeseen outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election underscored the need for more granular data about the American electorate and its attitudes. Save for a few datasets focusing on national campaign contributions, nearly every pollster missed the populist surge that elected Donald J. Read more…

Platform Incorporates Spark to Boost Collaboration

Feb 23, 2017 |

In-memory tools such as Apache Spark continue to mark inroads on predictive analytics platforms designed to allow data scientists and analysts to apply machine learning to large and diverse data sets. Read more…

Google Launches Video Analytics Challenge

Feb 16, 2017 |It's time to organize all those YouTube cat videos. A competition designed to develop classification algorithms for labeling millions of YouTube videos is designed to sort out Google's video trove by creating new search tools for archived footage. The search giant and YouTube owner (NASDAQ: GOOGL) announced the video classification challenge this week that includes cash prizes up to $30,000. Read more…

Google Cloud Adds Apps Database

Feb 15, 2017 |

Google continues to add features to its public cloud platform as a way of differentiating its services, this time announcing the public beta release of a cloud-based relational database for use in developing key enterprise applications. Read more…

This Just In

Cloudera-Powered Data Analytics Platform Implemented by Wargaming

Feb 22, 2017 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 22 — Cloudera, the global provider of the fastest, easiest, and most secure data management, analytics and machine-learning platform built on the latest open source technologies, today announced that Wargaming has implemented a Cloudera-powered Data Analytics platform to personalize game interaction and optimize its business for a more enjoyable playing experience. Read more…

Zaloni Triples Customer Base in 2016

Jan 31, 2017 |

DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 31 — Zaloni, the data lake company, had a strong 2016, tripling the number of new product customers and GAAP product revenue as compared to 2015. Zaloni attributes a portion of this remarkable growth to the market’s readiness to embrace production data lakes, particularly in financial services, telecommunications and healthcare, including compliance, fraud prevention, Customer 360, and advanced analytics – all of which require Zaloni’s data management products and services for successful implementation. Read more…

GoodData Opens New Datacenter in Canada

Jan 24, 2017 |

Jan. 24 — GoodData, a leading provider of the platform and expertise enterprises need to launch data products, today announced it has opened a new data center in Toronto, Canada. Read more…

MapR Awarded Additional Patent for Converged Data Platform

Jan 19, 2017 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 19 — MapR Technologies, Inc., the provider of the first and only converged data platform, today announced that it has been granted a patent (US9,501,483) from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Read more…

Databricks Expands Internationally

Jan 17, 2017 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 17 — Databricks, the company founded by the creators of the popular Apache Spark project, today announced international expansion with two new offices opening in Amsterdam and Bangalore. Read more…