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Big Data Career Notes: April 2019 Edition

Apr 16, 2019 |

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…

The Rise of the Data Team

Apr 16, 2019 |

Leaks of confidential customer data, whether the result of malicious hacks or corporate missteps, are a growing threat across industries. In the first half of 2018, there were 945 major data breaches globally that exposed more than 4.5 billion records, a 133% increase from the previous year. Read more…

Is Data Science the Fourth Pillar of the Scientific Method?

Apr 15, 2019 |

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang revived a decade-old debate last month when he said that modern data science (AI plus HPC) has become the fourth pillar of the scientific method. While some disagree with the notion that statistical analysis alone can reveal undiscovered laws, the argument may be moot if data science continues its current course being an extremely useful and in-demand tool for all manners of scientific discovery. Read more…

Inside IBM’s Rejiggered Watson Lineup

Apr 5, 2019 |

Think you know Watson? Think again, as IBM has made extensive changes to the lineup of AI and cognitive products and services that bears the name of its founder. Sumit Gupta, the VP of IBM’s AI, machine learning, and HPC efforts, walks Datanami through the Watson re-positioning. Read more…

Here’s What Doug Cutting Says Is Hadoop’s Biggest Contribution

Apr 1, 2019 |

Apache Hadoop isn’t the center of attention in the IT world anymore, and much of the hype has dissipated (or at least regrouped behind AI). But the open source software project still has a place for on-premise workloads, according to Hadoop co-creator Doug Cutting, who says Hadoop will be remembered most of all for a single contribution it made to IT. Read more…

News In Brief

Quobyte Plugs TensorFlow Into Scale-Out File System

Apr 16, 2019 |

Quobyte designed its file system with scalability in mind. It also designed it to handle multiple types of files and workload without burdening human administrators with extra complexity. Both of those characteristics are at play with today’s addition of a TensorFlow plug-in for machine learning workloads on the Quobyte Data Center File System. Read more…

Okera Bolsters Access Control for Unstructured Data

Mar 7, 2019 |

Some of the most interesting data that’s analyzed by organizations is unstructured data, including images, videos, and text files. But the lack of structure of that data poses regulatory challenges to organizations, which face potential legal jeopardy if consumer data rights are violated. Read more…

Data Growth Rate in U.S. Predicted to Slow

Feb 25, 2019 |

While data continues to pile up in unprecedented volumes, the rate of data generation in the U.S. relative to the rest of the world is predicted to slow in the coming years, according to a new report issued by IDC. Read more…

The AI That Writes Fake News

Feb 15, 2019 |

Following the 2016 presidential election, real journalists worked to expose the fake news that human charlatans wrote and spread across the Internet for the LOLS and for profit. But the bigger threat on the fake news front could be the made-up words generated by AI, including one recently created by OpenAI. Read more…

H2O Users Share Data Science Stories

Feb 13, 2019 |

When it comes to analytics tools, data scientists have a plethora of options available to them. Features that may appeal to one data scientist don’t necessarily work for another. When it comes to offerings from, users expressed different reasons for their choices. Read more…

This Just In

Hazelcast Simplifies Streaming for Fast Event Processing in IoT, Edge and Cloud Environments

Apr 17, 2019 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 17, 2019 — Hazelcast, a leading in-memory computing platform company, has announced the general availability of Hazelcast Jet, the only streaming engine with no external system dependencies. Read more…

Julia and NASA Help The Nature Conservancy Save the Planet with Circuitscape

Apr 3, 2019 |

CAMRBIDGE, Mass., April 3, 2019 — The Nature Conservancy and Julia Computing work together to map wildlife migration resulting from climate change using Circuitscape in Julia and satellite images and support from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Applied Sciences Program. Read more…

Confluent Introduces Confluent Platform 5.2

Apr 2, 2019 |

April 2, 2019 — In a blog post today, Confluent introduced Confluent Platform 5.2. The blog post is included in part below.

We are very excited to announce the general availability of Confluent Platform 5.2, the event streaming platform built by the original creators of Apache Kafka. Read more…

Civis Analytics, Okera, Sigma Computing and Spark NLP Named Winners of Strata Data Awards

Mar 29, 2019 |

SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2019 — O’Reilly, a premier source for insight-driven learning on technology and business, and Cloudera today announced the winners of the Strata Data Awards, recognizing the most innovative data-driven startups, projects and initiatives from 2019 Strata Data Conference San Francisco sponsors and exhibitors. Read more…

Edge Computing Leaders Publish Breakthrough State of the Edge Report: Data at the Edge

Mar 27, 2019 |

AUSTIN, Texas, March 27, 2019 — Edge computing leaders Vapor IOPacket and Seagate have collaborated to publish the first topic-specific State of the Edge report, Data at the Edge: Read more…

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