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A/B Test Like You’re Airbnb

A/B testing is a critical and oft-overlooked element of data science at high-flying tech firms like Google, Netflix, and Uber, but it can be difficult to set up a testing infrastructure. Now you can implement A/B testing Read more…

NetApp Spots a Data Platform Opportunity in the Cloud

The market for spot instances in the cloud is, well, spotty. Some days you can count on a 90% discount by buying excess capacity from the public clouds, and other times you can't. NetApp has turned that cloud unpredictab Read more…

Snowflake Unveils Native Apps, UniStore, and More Python Support at Summit

Snowflake kicked off its annual conference today by making a slew of improvements to its cloud data warehouse, including the introduction of native apps for purchase in its Snowflake Marketplace, support for transactiona Read more…

Europe’s New AI Act Puts Ethics In the Spotlight

AI ethics issues such as bias, transparency, and explainability are gaining new importance as the European Union marches towards implementation of the AI Act, which would effectively regulate the use of AI and machine le Read more…

A Culture Shift on Data Privacy

It’s been four years since GDPR went into effect in Europe, and the United States is still without a national data privacy and security law. Nevertheless, American companies are moving to adopt better data governance p Read more…

News In Brief

Data Quality Study Reveals Business Impacts of Bad Data

If your data warehouse is starting to look like Miss Havisham’s decaying mansion, you may have a data quality problem. A new survey of 500 data professionals from open source data quality tool Great Expectations rev Read more…

Ahana Launches ‘Forever Free’ Presto Service, Series A Top-Off

Ahana today announced a free version of its hosted Presto service that can run on a six-node EC2 cluster indefinitely. It also added another $7.2 million to its previously announced Series A round, giving the startup mor Read more…

DataStax Nabs $115 Million to Help Build Real-Time Applications

DataStax, the commercial vendor behind the Apache Cassandra NoSQL database, today announced that it has raised $115 million in a private equity round led by Goldman Sachs. The company says it will use the round to expand Read more…

Splunk Shows Off Automated Anomaly Detection and More at .Conf22

Splunk kicked off its .conf22 user conference today by unveiling a host of updates to its core platform, including a demonstration of an automated anomaly detection system based on machine learning of time-series data an Read more…

Google Suspends Senior Engineer After He Claims LaMDA is Sentient

Google has placed a senior software engineer on leave for violating its confidentiality policies after he publicly claimed its LaMDA conversational AI system is sentient. Blake Lemoine was part of Google's Responsible AI Read more…

This Just In

Postgres Vision 2021 Agenda to Include Top PostgreSQL Experts, Users

May 27, 2021 |

May 27, 2021 — EDB, a leading contributor to PostgreSQL, released the full speaker lineup for Postgres Vision 2021. The annual event will take place virtually on June 22 and 23. Read more…

IBM, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Launching New Discovery Accelerator Institute

May 26, 2021 |

ARMONK, N.Y. and URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, Ill., May 26, 2021 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign plan to launch a large-scale collaboration designed to increase access to technology education and skill development, and to combine the strengths of academia and the industrial sector to spur breakthroughs in emerging areas of technology. Read more…

Pepperdata Introduces Observability and Optimization for Spark On Kubernetes

May 25, 2021 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 25, 2021 — Pepperdata, a leader in big data performance management, today announced that the Pepperdata product portfolio now provides autonomous optimization and observability for Spark applications running on Kubernetes. Read more…

Using Machine Learning to Predict High-Impact Research

May 21, 2021 |

May 20, 2021 — An artificial intelligence framework built by MIT researchers can give an “early-alert” signal for future high-impact technologies, by learning from patterns gleaned from previous scientific publications.

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Altair Future.AI Global Simulation, AI, HPC Event to Be Held June 15-17

May 21, 2021 |

TROY, Mich., May 21, 2021 — Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI) will hold its Future.AI event, June 15-17. Read more…

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