Tag: big data

Cloud In, Hadoop Out as Hot Repository for Big Data

Oct 9, 2017 |

If you’re in charge of architecting a big data strategy for your organization, you have a lot of tough decisions to make. One of the easiest, however, may be to use cloud repositories to store and process the biggest sets of data instead of Hadoop — Read more…

Who Controls Our Algorithmic Future?

Oct 6, 2017 |

The accelerating pace of digitization is bringing real, tangible benefits to our society and economy, which we cover daily in the pages on this site. But increased reliance on machine learning algorithms brings its own unique set of risks that threaten to unwind progress and turn people against one another. Read more…

The Data Science Behind Dollar Shave Club

Sep 14, 2017 |

Dollar Shave Club burst onto the men’s hygiene scene in 2011 with a hilarious video and preposterous business plan: selling subscriptions for razor blades at a ridiculously low price. Six years later, the company keeps getting laughs with viral YouTube spots, while a sophisticated Apache Spark-based data mining operation running on Databricks’ Read more…

Machine Learning’s Adoption Gap: Assessing the Consequences

Sep 8, 2017 |

Despite its position as a key element driving big data analytics and artificial intelligence, machine learning is scarcely being adopted by companies at large. That’s the conclusion of a new report on digital transformation conducted by SAP. Read more…

IBM Pairs Data Science Experience with Quantum Computer

Sep 5, 2017 |

IBM Research is pairing its Jupyter-based Data Science Experience notebook environment with its cloud-based quantum computer, IBM Q, in hopes of encouraging a new class of entrepreneurial user to solve intractable problems that even exceed the capabilities of the best AI systems. Read more…

Machine Learning: Are You Ready? A 7-Part Checklist

Sep 1, 2017 |

Machine learning is all the rage. But while the topic is top of mind in boardrooms and the media alike, it is not always clear how machine learning is best applied. Read more…

Anaconda Taps Containers to Simplify Data Science Deployments

Aug 31, 2017 |

Anaconda (formerly Continuum Analytics) today unveiled a new release of its commercial data science platform that leverages Docker and Kubernetes containerization technology to allow data scientists to deploy models to production environments with a single click. Read more…

Big Data Analytics Flashes a ‘Red Alert’ on Human Trafficking in India

Aug 24, 2017 |

The statistics are terrifying: Every three minutes, a young Indian girl is abducted into sex slavery — often with the consent of her parents, as horrible as that sounds. Now, with the help of Australian analytics firm Quantium, a project called Operation Red Alert is using big data analytics to fight traffickers and inform Indian villagers of the scourge threatening their girls. Read more…

Data Among Keys to Industrial IoT Success

Aug 21, 2017 |

Among the first sectors likely to cash in on the Internet of Things is industrial, which has been in the vanguard of networking the factory floor to achieve efficiencies while collecting and leveraging all the data generated by connected devices and machines. Read more…