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COVID-19 Roundup: Dashboards, Therapeutics, Data Lakes & More

Apr 9, 2020 |

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, big data and AI have emerged as crucial tools for everything from diagnosis and epidemiology to therapeutic and vaccine development. Here, we collect the latest news in how big data is fighting back against COVID-19. Read more…

Explaining the Australian Bushfires with Deep Learning

Jan 10, 2020 |

For months, Australia has been ravaged by bushfires. These massive fires, fueled by lengthy droughts and high temperatures, have caught the world’s attention as lives have been lost and entire towns have been evacuated. Read more…

2019: A Big Data Year in Review – Part One

Dec 18, 2019 |

At the beginning of the year, we set out 10 big data trends to watch in 2019. We correctly called some of what unfolded, including a renewed focus on data management and continued rise of Kubernetes (that wasn’t hard to see). Read more…

Three Ways to Close Your Company’s Data Science Skills Gap Now

May 1, 2019 |

It should come as no surprise that demand for folks with data science expertise exceeds supply. In fact, according to some McKinsey, there are only half as many qualified data scientists as needed. Read more…

Datanami Unveils 2019 People to Watch

Feb 13, 2019 |

As we look forward into 2019, a select group of leaders in Big Data have stepped ahead of the rest. In this fourth annual People to Watch feature, we’re offering our readers a look at some of the best and brightest minds in Big Data whose hard work, dedication, and contributions reach far beyond analytics, and are shaping the direction that technology is taking us as a people. Read more…

News In Brief

Contact Tracing Prompts U.S. Data Privacy Bills

May 19, 2020 |

A flurry of data privacy proposals introduced in Congress as COVID-19 contact tracing efforts ramp up look to create safeguards for handling sensitive medical and other consumer information collected by smartphone apps. Read more…

All-Weather Image Data Put to the Test

Apr 23, 2020 |

Mapping data collected by multi-spectral satellites is being combined with AI and computer vision algorithms to help extract ground features and building footprints. The potential applications for those data products range from disaster response and humanitarian relief efforts. Read more…

COVID-19 Spurs Offers for Free Software, Data, and Training

Apr 1, 2020 |

Amid the daily crush of dreary news about the global viral pandemic, there is this ray of relative sunshine: Big data and analytic software vendors are offering free access to their software, data, and services.  Read more…

Community Transmission: Counties Are the Front Lines in Virus Battle

Mar 24, 2020 |

The foot soldiers in the battle against COVID-19 are increasingly relying on location data to track resources and stem the spread of the virus, often one county at a time. Read more…

Google Advances Data Set Search Tool

Jan 27, 2020 |

A new, granular search engine released by Google Research indexes nearly 25 million web-based data sets, allowing users to filter searches based on data type, location and terms of usage. Read more…

This Just In

OmniSci Partners with SafeGraph and Veraset to Provide POI/GPS Data for Commercial, Business, Government

May 28, 2020 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 28, 2020 — OmniSci announces partnerships with SafeGraph, a provider of point of interest (POI) data, and Veraset, a provider of population movement data, in a combined solution that gives users unparalleled insight into population movement at millions of public and commercial locations. Read more…

MoA and Data Agreements Signed with Global Spatial Technology Solutions

May 28, 2020 |

HALIFAXMay 28, 2020 — Kleos Space S.A., a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data provider, has partnered with GSTS to provide enhanced Maritime Domain Awareness capability to GSTS’s OCIANA product suite. Read more…

VisionLabs to Hold Online ‘Machine Can See’ Summit

May 20, 2020 |

May 20, 2020 — VisionLabs to hold Machines Can See – the 4th annual summit on Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision and Machine Learning. This year the summit will go online on June 8-10. Read more…

Accenture Acquires Byte Prophecy

May 18, 2020 |

AHMEDABAD, India, May 18, 2020 – Accenture has acquired Byte Prophecy, an automated insights and big data analytics company based in Ahmedabad, India, to meet the growing demand for enterprise-scale AI and digital analytics solutions across the region. Read more…

NSF-Funded Scientists Developing More Accurate Statistical Models of COVID-19

May 11, 2020 |

May 11, 2020 — Armed with a rapid response research grant from the National Science Foundation, University of Oregon biologist Stilianos Louca and his colleagues are mining public databases for genomic and associated data on the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Read more…

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