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Presto Moves Under Linux Umbrella

Sep 23, 2019 |

An SQL query engine developed by Facebook and moved earlier this year to a non-profit development group is now being hosted by the Linux Foundation.

The new Presto Foundation is seen as a way to scale the popular distributed SQL query engine launched by Facebook engineers in 2012 as a follow-on to Apache Hive. Read more…

Big Data, Big Problems? Responsible Data Management in 2019

Mar 18, 2019 |

If 2018 taught us one thing about data collection, it would be the existence of a distinct and profound line between companies using data for good and those whose business model relies on its exploitation. Read more…

Ethical Data Science Is Good Data Science

Jun 22, 2018 |

There’s no doubt about it: The future will be machine driven, and central to this future are the advanced algorithms, which are fueled by the data they’re trained on. Every ad you see, every car driving itself, every medical diagnosis provided by a machine will be based on your data – 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…

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…

Fake News, AI, and the Search for Truth

Jan 10, 2017 |

Multiple weaknesses were exposed in public institutions in connection with last year’s election. First, cybercriminals tried to hack the outcome, then pollsters failed to read voter sentiment accurately. Finally, fake news crept into our news feeds, distorting our collective view of the real world. Read more…

Tracking the Ever-Shifting Big Data Bottleneck

Aug 31, 2016 |

Bottlenecks are a fact of life in IT. No matter how fast you build something, somebody will find a way to max it out. While the performance headroom has been elevated dramatically since Hadoop introduced distributed computing to the commodity masses, the bottleneck has shifted, but it hasn’t disappeared. Read more…

LinkedIn Adds to Growing List of ML Tools

Jun 7, 2016 |

LinkedIn is releasing to the open source community its machine-learning tool used to train the ranking algorithm for its newsfeed, advertising and customer recommendations.

The world’s largest professional network (NYSE: Read more…

AI to Surpass Human Perception in 5 to 10 Years, Zuckerberg Says

Apr 29, 2016 |

Machine learning-powered artificial intelligence will match and exceed human capabilities in the areas of computer vision and speech recognition within five to 10 years, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg predicted this week. Read more…

Teradata Readies Links to Push Presto to Enterprises

Sep 30, 2015 |

Teradata Corp. said this week it would accelerate the open-source rollout of Presto, the SQL-on-Hadoop framework, by offering connectivity drivers for free.

Teradata (TDC) said Monday (Sept. 28) it would provide at no cost ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) and JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) drivers with the goal of making the Presto SQL query engine ready for primetime in the enterprise. Read more…

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