Tag: big data

Presto Use Surges, Qubole Finds

Apr 18, 2018 |

Don’t look now, but Presto, the SQL engine developed by Facebook as a follow-on to Hive, is starting to catch on in a big way. According to a new survey of big data-as-a-service customers by Qubole, Presto logged impressive usage gains during 2017, and outgrew Hive and Spark across many metrics. Read more…

Are Strict New Data Regulations In the Offing?

Apr 13, 2018 |

Following an extraordinary week of testimony by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Capitol Hill, the possibility of stricter data regulations in the United States is more plausible than ever. A groundswell of support to give U.S. Read more…

A Modern Way to Think About Your Next-Generation Applications

Apr 11, 2018 |

Many organizations are on the path to digital transformation. This transformation is imperative to survive and thrive in this new digital and intelligent world.

According to a McKinsey report, “Seventy percent of executives say that over the next three years, they expect digital trends and initiatives to create greater top-line revenues for their businesses, as well as increased profitability.”

As data continues to grow at an insurmountable rate, organizations are struggling to keep pace with the rate of data growth. Read more…

The Monetization Opportunity In Edge Computing Data

Apr 10, 2018 |

With increasing innovation and adoption of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology, it seems that some companies are hesitant to begin implementing the technology.  Upfront costs often appear prohibitive while benefits remain unclear or untested, so it is all the more important for companies to begin to recognize how the technology can stimulate business growth and boost competitive advantage. Read more…

Big Data Backlash: A Rights Movement Gains Steam

Apr 5, 2018 |

In the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica data mining scandal, there’s a growing chorus of AI leaders calling for a data rights movement that would overhaul the ownership structure for digital assets. Read more…

Built to Last: Laying a Framework for IoT with Enterprise Architecture

Apr 3, 2018 |

IoT is massive — both in opportunity for business and volume of data created. Over 90% of the data in the world has been created in the past two years, and the current output of data is roughly 2.5 quintillion bytes a day. Read more…

Snap ML Bests TensorFlow in Benchmark, IBM Says

Mar 22, 2018 |

There are already many machine learning libraries available in the world – some say too many. But there might be room for one more: IBM’s Snap Machine Learning (Snap ML), which it says ran 46 times faster than TensorFlow in a recent logistic regression test. Read more…

Room to Grow on the Big Data Maturity Curve

Mar 22, 2018 |

If accurate self-reflection is the mark of a mature man, then we are collectively still boys when it comes to big data, according to an AtScale report unveiled today that detected a significant discrepancy between how we describe our big data prowess versus our actual capabilities. Read more…

What Kind of Data Scientist Are You?

Mar 15, 2018 |

If you’ve worked with the data science community, you’ve probably interacted with data scientists and formed a definition for the increasingly popular position. But it turns out, not all data scientists are alike, and according to a recent analysis by researchers at UCLA and Microsoft, there are actually nine different types of data scientists. Read more…

Weighing Open Source’s Worth for the Future of Big Data

Feb 26, 2018 |

The open source software movement began in earnest 20 years ago, when a group of technology leaders in Silicon Valley coined the term as an alternative to the repugnant “free software.” Read more…