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Elastic Plots Its Own Course to Big Data Success

Mar 12, 2018 |

Elastic ostensibly is best known as the vendor behind Elasticsearch, the scalable Lucene-based search engine that’s among the most popular open source projects on the Web. But Elastic has become so much more than that over the years, and that progress was on full display during the company’s recent Elasticon conference. Read more…

Rise Up and Meet the Data Science Competition

Apr 6, 2017 |

Data scientists love challenges. So when a group of data scientists get together, it’s natural that a little good-natured competition breaks out, to see who can best solve a particular challenge, for both ever-lasing glory and cash prizes. Read more…

Data Quality Trending Down? C’est La Vie

Jan 26, 2016 |

One of the biggest impediments to becoming a data-driven organization is tackling the problem of data quality. Data is often too dirty and discombobulated for use in high-end decision-making, and the increasing volume and diversity of data compounds this problem. Read more…

Real-World Hadoop Takes Center Stage at Strata

Sep 30, 2015 |

There’s no faster path to budgetary oblivion than implementing technology for technology’s sake. In today’s super-heated big data environment, it’s easy to get all worked up over technologies like Hadoop without carefully considering the business justifications at the same time. Read more…

Peering In On the Pols with Big Open Data

Sep 17, 2015 |

It’s no secret that our government is using big data technologies to track and monitor the activities of regular citizens, ostensibly to protect our freedom. But data analytics can also be used to keep track of what our government is doing—or at least what the politicians and other lawmakers are up to. Read more…

News In Brief

UC-Berkeley Expands Data Science 101

Oct 26, 2018 |

It is becoming increasingly obvious to college undergraduates that entering the data science field may be the quickest way to find a job in their field after graduation.

The University of California at Berkeley, long a hotbed for data science and big data innovation, including a growing list of successful spinoffs, reports that undergraduate students are flocking to its new data science major introduced this fall. Read more…

Filling Policy Void, U.S. AI Report Outlines Stakes

Oct 2, 2018 |

Who’s ahead in the race to win the global AI race is the subject of intense debate, much of it centered on China’s all-out effort to dominate AI development and whether the U.S. Read more…

Spotting Bugs in a Searchable Code Database

Aug 23, 2018 |

A stealthy developer of a software analytics engine designed for scanning code to spot security holes and programming glitches surfaced this week with a pair of investors and a strategy for making code searchable in a database. Read more…

Python Gains Traction Among Data Scientists

Jul 19, 2018 |

Data scientists have a growing range of options when choosing analytical tools, and a new survey of tool preferences reveals a roughly even split in preferences among the three leading programming languages. Read more…

Embedded FPGA Core Aimed at Deep Learning

Jun 25, 2018 |

Different implementations of FPGA designs continue to make inroads in the development of AI applications such as neural network processing. The latest is an embedded FPGA core unveiled this week by chip designer Flex Logix. Read more…

This Just In

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…

Shantenu Jha Named Chair of Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Data-Driven Discovery

Nov 30, 2017 |

UPTON, N.Y., Nov. 30, 2017 — Computational scientist Shantenu Jha has been named the inaugural chair of the Center for Data-Driven Discovery(C3D) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, effective October 1. Read more…

Talend and Disy Introduce New Connector for Geospatial Integration

Jun 29, 2017 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 29, 2017 — Talend (NASDAQ:TLND) today announced the availability of a geospatial connector for Talend Data Fabric that makes it easier for customers to integrate geographical or spacial information into their business decision analysis. Read more…

Boundless Releases Boundless Suite 4.10

Jun 6, 2017 |

NEW YORK, June 6, 2017 — Boundless has announced the release of Boundless Suite 4.10, designed to streamline the creation of maps and applications using the Boundless open GIS ecosystem. Read more…

Big Data Analytics Helps India Nonprofit Prevent Human Trafficking

Jun 1, 2017 |

SAN JOSE, Calif. – June 01, 2017 — My Choices Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in India, is using big data analytics to help alleviate one of the world’s worst social problems: Read more…

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