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Aerospike Turbocharges Spark ML Training with Pushdown Processing

May 5, 2021 |

Companies that need to access a lot of data in a hurry, such as retraining a machine learning model in Spark, have traditionally had to move that data from the edge to a central repository, such as a cloud data lake. Read more…

AI Bias Problem Needs More Academic Rigor, Less Hype

May 4, 2021 |

Let’s face it: We’re infatuated with AI. From smart chatbots to image recognition to self-driving cars, we’re absolutely enamored with the superpower-like abilities it gives us. But unless we incorporate stronger processes to identify and remediate biased data and biased algorithms, experts say, we run the risk of automating bad decisions at a truly ghoulish scale. Read more…

Cohesity Plots Data Biz Expansion from a Backup Base

May 3, 2021 |

Cohesity, ostensibly, is a backup and recovery company. That was the first flag planted by its CEO, Mohit Aron. But that’s just a starting point, as the company, which was recently valued at $3.7 billion, has its sights set on expanding its offerings into the wide open expanses of hybrid data management. Read more…

Future Proofing Data Pipelines

Apr 28, 2021 |

Data pipelines are critical structures for moving data from its source to a destination. For decades, companies have used data pipelines to move information, such as from transactional with analytic systems. Read more…

Lighting Up Data’s GIGO Problem

Apr 21, 2021 |

It goes without saying that companies need good data if they’re going to become data-driven. But all too often, companies are working with data that’s erroneous, sub-standard, or just plain wrong. Read more…

News In Brief

Performance, Complexity Dog K8S Growth

May 5, 2021 |

A new survey from Pepperdata shows that Kubernetes is doing what it was predicted to do: Becoming the de-facto standard for big data runtimes, such as Spark, Kafka, and Presto. Read more…

Spring Conference Season in Full (Virtual) Swing

Apr 29, 2021 |

May is traditionally a big month for tech conferences, and 2021 will be no different. The big change, of course, is that companies will be holding their tech conferences virtually. Read more…

Toloka Expands Data Labeling Service

Apr 27, 2021 |

Data labeler Toloka is heading to India to tap into the subcontinent’s vast pool of English-speaking workers. The firm, which was founded in Russia and is incorporated in Switzerland, says the expansion will grow its network of crowdsourced human labelers, currently at 9 million people. Read more…

ML Scaling Requires Upgraded Data Management Plan

Apr 16, 2021 |

Successful data strategies are built on a foundation of meticulous data management, creating enterprise architectures that “democratize” data access and usage, yielding measurable results from machine learning platforms.

The reality, according to an examination of the emerging “AI organization,” is that few data-driven organizations are able to deliver on their data strategy. Read more…

Insightsoftware Loads Up on Embedded Analytics with Logi, Izenda Deals

Apr 15, 2021 |

Insightsoftware, the acquisitive enterprise software vendor that purchased Logi Analytics earlier this month, is next acquiring Izenda, an embedded business intelligence specialist.

The buyer based in Raleigh, N.C., said Thursday (April 15) it would integrate Izenda’s platform with Logi’s to help users deliver insights within existing analytics applications. Read more…

This Just In

Panoply Adds Square Native Connector to Growing List of Data Sources

May 4, 2021 |

SAN FRANCISCO, May 4, 2021 — Panoply, a cloud data platform that makes it easy to sync, store, and access business data, this month announced the addition of a new native connector for Square customers. Read more…

Unity Dramatically Reduces AI Training Time, Budgets with Launch of Synthetic Datasets

Apr 19, 2021 |

SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, 2021 — Unity, a leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content, today announced the availability of Unity Computer Vision Datasets aimed to reduce the cost of developing computer vision applications, and more quickly train AI for the Manufacturing, Retail, and Security industries. Read more…

Full Agenda Released for TigerGraph’s Graph + AI Summit 2021

Apr 8, 2021 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 8, 2021 — TigerGraph, provider of a leading graph analytics platform, today unveiled the complete agenda for Graph + AI Summit 2021, an open conference devoted to democratizing and accelerating analytics, AI and machine learning with graph algorithms. Read more…

Katana Graph Partners with Intel to Unleash the Potential of 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

Apr 6, 2021 |

AUSTIN, Texas, April 6, 2021 — Katana Graph, a high-performance scale-out graph processing, AI and analytics company, announced today that it has optimized its industry-leading graph engine for the all new 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor and memory systems. Read more…

AWS Announces General Availability of Amazon Lookout for Metrics

Mar 26, 2021 |

SEATTLE, March 26, 2021 — Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), has announced the general availability of Amazon Lookout for Metrics, a new fully managed service that detects anomalies in metrics and helps determine their root cause. Read more…