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Do Amazon’s Biased Algorithms Spell the End of AI in Hiring?

Oct 16, 2018 |

Amazon recently cancelled an AI-driven recruiting program after it was discovered that it led to bias in hiring recommendations. But does that mean that machine learning has no role in human resources? Read more…

Is GOLAP the Next Wave for Big Data Warehousing?

Aug 9, 2018 |

The 1990s and 2000s saw the rise of the relational databases for transaction processing (OLTP) as well as analytical processing (OLAP). As the volume and variety of data explodes in the 2010s, database experts are looking to parallel graph analytic database– what some are calling GOLAP data warehouses — Read more…

Inside Fortnite’s Massive Data Analytics Pipeline

Jul 31, 2018 |

With 125 million players around the world, Fortnite has set a new standard of success for massively multi-player games. But pulling together all the servers, databases, and data pipelines to manage 92 million events per minute was no small feat, as Epic Games’ Read more…

The Tipping Point for Artificial Intelligence

Jul 20, 2018 |

Artificial intelligence is at a critical point in its evolution.

Over the last 500 years, human knowledge and intelligence has originated from evolution, experience, culture, and computers. In the not-so-distant future, most of the knowledge in the world is going to be extracted by machines and will reside in machines. Read more…

AWS Adds Do-Over Feature to Aurora Database

May 10, 2018 |

Amazon Web Services, which added new capabilities to its Aurora scale-out relational database last year, said this week it is including an “Undo” option with the production platform.

The Amazon Aurora Backtrack feature “is as close as we can come, given present-day technology, to an Undo option for reality,” Jeff Barr, chief evangelist at AWS, explained in announcing the upgrade in a blog posted Thursday (May 10). Read more…

Building Presto Business No Magic Trick for Starburst

Mar 21, 2018 |

When it comes to next-gen SQL query engines, there’s no shortage of players jockeying for a starting role on big Hadoop clusters and in the cloud. While the Hives, Impalas, Drills, and Spark SQLs of the world have loyal fan bases, one competitor worth keeping an eye on is Presto, which has journeyman SQL credentials and commercial backing from an outfit called Starburst. Read more…

AWS Unleashes a Torrent of New Data Services

Nov 29, 2017 |

If you like your technology enhancements on the fast and furious side, you undoubtedly liked what you saw during AWS CEO Andy Jassy’s keynote address this morning, when he unveiled nearly a couple dozen new or improved services for the world’s largest cloud. Read more…

The Real-Time Future of ETL

May 8, 2017 |

We’re on the cusp of a huge uptick in data generation thanks to the IoT, but most of that data will never be landed in a central repository or stored for any length of time. 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 Analytics Are Now Assumed to Run in the Cloud

Dec 8, 2016 |

Not long ago, companies considered big data analytics such a strategic advantage that they wouldn’t dream of letting it outside their firewall. That hesitation has almost completely melted away to the point where spending for on-premise analytics is actually declining and companies expect analytics to run in the cloud. Read more…

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