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Big Data Career Notes: August 2018 Edition

Aug 16, 2018 |

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Read more…

Bright Skies, Black Boxes, and AI

Aug 15, 2018 |

Deep learning is popular today because it often works better than other machine learning approaches, particularly when large sets of training data are available. However, this form of AI doesn’t always work well. Read more…

Ground Truth: How Location Data Improves Real-Time Analytics

Aug 14, 2018 |

Companies embarking upon digital transformation strategies are spending billions to ensure that customers have positive experiences across their digital platforms, including websites and mobile apps. But some of the most advanced companies are also finding creative ways to apply real-time location data into their decision-making processes, providing an even richer view of potential customers across physical and digital realms. 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…

The Humanity in Artificial Intelligence

Aug 8, 2018 |

Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood shared that his mother would say, in times of crisis, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

This advice holds true when looking at the potential for artificial intelligence to change the world.  Read more…

News In Brief

Hortonworks Handily Beats Analyst Estimates

Aug 7, 2018 |

Hortonworks today announced the financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, and the numbers beat the projections of every financial analyst that covers the company, giving its stock a 12.5% lift in after-hours trading. Read more…

‘Deep-Speare’ Emulates The Bard with AI

Aug 1, 2018 |

A deep learning model trained on 2,700 of William Shakespeare’s sonnets is giving poetry fans fits trying to tell the AI-generated poems from the real deal. But could “Deep-Speare” actually generate Shakespearean magic by itself? 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…

Anaconda Enterprise Now Supports GPU Clusters

Jul 17, 2018 |

Organizations that need to train machine learning models on massive amounts of data may be interested in the latest release of Anaconda Enterprise, which adds support for training on GPU clusters. Read more…

Tamr Preps for Growth with $18M Round

Jul 11, 2018 |

Tamr today announced that it has raised $18 million in venture capital to help it grow its business, which is focused taking a “machine-driven, human-guided” approach to taming messy data. Read more…

This Just In

UMass Amherst Computer Scientists Receive Grant to Improve Software Fairness

Aug 16, 2018 |

AMHERST, Mass., Aug. 16, 2018 – Computer science researchers Alexandra Meliou and Yuriy Brun at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have received a four-year, $1.05 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study how software systems can exhibit bias and how software engineers can develop fairer, more equitable systems. Read more…

Excelero Receives Strategic Investment from Western Digital

Aug 16, 2018 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 16, 2018 —  Excelero, a disruptor in software-defined block storage, announced that it received strategic investment funds from Western Digital Capital, the strategic investment fund of Western Digital Corp. Read more…

Hazelcast Appoints Kelly Herrell as CEO

Aug 14, 2018 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 14, 2018 — Hazelcast, a leading in-memory data management company with millions of productive clusters and over 60 million server starts per month, today announced that Kelly Herrell has joined as its new Chief Executive Officer. Read more…

RAIDIX Releases Free License of New Software RAID for NVMe Storage Devices

Aug 14, 2018 |

Aug. 14, 2018 — RAIDIX ERA aims to maximize the potential of NVMe-compliant equipment widely used as part of server hardware distributed by all major manufacturers. Tested read and write speed exceeds 35 GBps and 4 500 000 IOps per one RAID 6 group consisting of 10 drives installed in 1U size box. Read more…

Silwood Technology Partners with Collibra for Enhanced Data Governance

Aug 13, 2018 |

ASCOT, U.K. & NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2018 — Silwood Technology Ltd and Collibra, Inc. have today announced a partnership in which Collibra will resell Silwood’s Safyr self-service metadata discovery software. Read more…

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