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Here’s What Doug Cutting Says Is Hadoop’s Biggest Contribution

Apr 1, 2019 |

Apache Hadoop isn’t the center of attention in the IT world anymore, and much of the hype has dissipated (or at least regrouped behind AI). But the open source software project still has a place for on-premise workloads, according to Hadoop co-creator Doug Cutting, who says Hadoop will be remembered most of all for a single contribution it made to IT. Read more…

When Citizen Data Science Meets Basketball Analytics

Mar 27, 2019 |

Basketball, like all sports these days, is getting more data-driven all the time. Teams are looking to data to tell them where to play, what to shoot, and who to double-team in the hopes of eking out a competitive edge. Read more…

From Oscar to AI: Mining Visual Assets for Fun and Profit

Jan 14, 2019 |

Before big data burst upon the scene, Dan Wexler dealt with it every day at DreamWorks Studios, where he helped developed the rendering tools used on “Shrek” and other films. Read more…

AI Prognostications Plentiful for New Year

Dec 20, 2018 |

Artificial intelligence had a breakout year in 2018. The technology seemed to be everywhere, influencing everything from stock trading and hiring to crop rotations and perfumery. So where will AI take us in 2019? Read more…

No Time Like the Present for AI: The Journey to a Successful Deployment

Dec 4, 2018 |

Today, over a decade since MapReduce technologies reshaped the field of data science, we find ourselves seeking more insight from even more data, ever more quickly. The confluence of improvements in computer processing power, networking performance, and storage platforms has enabled a massive leap forward in the next phase of data insight; Read more…

News In Brief

Microsoft Expands Hadoop on Azure

Apr 16, 2019 |

Microsoft has upgraded its open source analytics services running on Azure with a new version of Hadoop incorporating enhancements of Apache Hive and other open source analytics frameworks.

The software giant (NASDAQ: Read more…

Startup Trovares Brings HPC to Graph Analytics

Apr 15, 2019 |

A startup launched by HPC veterans is combining supercomputers and graph analytics to forge a new suite of tools for applications ranging from cyber security to scientific research.

Along with the launch of its xGT graph analytics tool, Seattle-based Trovares announced the close of a Series A funding round. Read more…

EU Ethics Rules Seek to Balance AI Risks, Benefits

Apr 12, 2019 |

European regulators continue to take the lead on a range of critical technology policy issues spanning data privacy and, now, “trustworthy” AI.

On the heels of its sweeping General Data Protection Regulation, considered by at least one observer as “the most significant change in privacy law in decades,” the European Union this week unveiled ethics guidelines for “building trust in human-centric AI.”

First and foremost, the EU framework emphasizes human oversight of AI development: Read more…

ScyllaDB Rolls Cloud Database Service

Apr 9, 2019 |

Databases continue to migrate to the cloud with mix results, often requiring customers to choose between the convenience of cloud services and the countervailing costs associated with scaling and performance metrics like low latency. Read more…

Intel Builds Analytics, Database Use Cases for Optane

Apr 4, 2019 |

Intel offered a list of use cases for its Optane DC persistent memory technology during a company event this week, including Twitter’s effort to scale its Hadoop clusters using Optane and SAP HANA’s database improvements focused on applications like machine learning and predictive analytics. Read more…

This Just In

Randstad US 2019 Salary Guide Highlights Competitive Labor Environment

Jan 29, 2019 |

ATLANTA, Jan. 29, 2019 — Randstad US today released its 2019 Salary Guide, which includes national pay rates for a variety of positions within the engineering, finance and accounting, healthcare (clinical and non-clinical), human resources, technology, life sciences, manufacturing and logistics and office and administration fields. Read more…

Big Data a $3.3 Billion Opportunity in the Automotive Industry, Says SNS Telecom & IT

Jul 16, 2018 |

DUBAI, July 16, 2018 — SNS Telecom & IT‘s latest report indicates that Big Data investments in the automotive industry are expected to surpass $3.3 Billion by the end of 2018. Read more…

Datanami Unveils Honorees for its 2018 People to Watch Feature

Mar 26, 2018 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 26, 2018 – Datanami, a news portal dedicated to providing insight, analysis, and up-to-the-minute information about data science, AI, and advanced analytics, today announced the honorees for its 2018 People to Watch feature, which highlights key industry players poised to drive the industry in the coming year. Read more…

ACM US Public Policy Council Releases Statement on Importance of Preserving Personal Privacy

Mar 6, 2018 |

NEW YORK, March 6, 2018 – The Association for Computing Machinery’s US Public Policy Council (USACM) today released a Statement on the Importance of Preserving Personal PrivacyRead more…

Tabor Communications and nGage Events Announce ‘Advanced Scale Forum 2018’

Jan 19, 2018 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 19, 2018 — Tabor Communications and nGage Events today announced the renaming of their 2018 summit. The summit, formerly known as Leverage Big Data + EnterpriseHPC, will now be known as Advanced Scale Forum and is scheduled for May 6-8 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Read more…

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