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Big Data Meltdown: How Unclean, Unlabeled, and Poorly Managed Data Dooms AI

Jun 13, 2019 |

We may be living in the fourth industrial age and on cusp of huge advances in automation powered by AI. But according to the latest data, our great future will be less rosy if enterprises don’t start doing something about one thing in particular: Read more…

How Advanced Analytics Is Helping to Flush Out Insurance Fraud

Jun 5, 2019 |

Advanced analytics and machine learning modeling require lots of data to be trained, and in the insurance business, there’s no better place to get data than Verisk Analytics. Here’s how the Jersey City, New Jersey-based company is using big data tools and techniques to detect fraudulent claims and connect the dots on fraud networks. Read more…

Why You Should Strengthen Your Retail Analytics Strategy with Multiple Versions of the Truth

May 31, 2019 |

With an influx of data into retailers’ environments—from e-commerce, social media, in-store data and supply chain technology, to name a few new sources—structuring how to interpret that data and then act on it to create unique and personalized customer experiences requires a different approach to business intelligence (BI). Read more…

How Dark Data, DevOps, and IT Complexity Are Hurting Security

May 23, 2019 |

Despite the lip service paid to being “data-driven,” the average organization fails to collect or process more than half of the data it generates, according to a new report from Splunk. Read more…

Does the U.S. Have a Case of GDPR Envy?

May 22, 2019 |

Research indicates European citizens are generally happy with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the landmark data privacy law that went into effect a year ago from Saturday. But folks in the United States have largely been left out of the regulatory extravaganza, leaving some to wonder when the exploitation of American citizens’ Read more…

News In Brief

How IBM Is Turning Db2 into an ‘AI Database’

Jun 3, 2019 |

What’s an AI database? If you were to ask IBM executives, they would point you to Db2, the 36-year-old database that’s used by tens of thousands of companies around the world to power transactional and analytical workloads alike. Read more…

VC Funding for AI Slows, But Don’t Expect Another AI Winter Just Yet

May 29, 2019 |

AI firms attracted a record $9.33 billion in investments from venture capital firms in 2018, which was nearly a 10% increase from 2017. So far this year, AI funding has dipped a bit, but that doesn’t mean another AI winter is coming. Read more…

Data Management: Still a Major Obstacle to AI Success

May 22, 2019 |

Data is the lifeblood of AI. Without good data, machine learning algorithms have no way to determine a normal distribution of activities, occurrences, or events. However, only about one in five businesses have data that’s fit for AI and is being used for that purpose, according a new report from Figure Eight. Read more…

DataStax Unveils Constellation, Its Cassandra Cloud Platform

May 21, 2019 |

DataStax kicked off its inaugural user conference this morning by announcing an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) version of the Apache Cassandra database. Dubbed Constellation, the offering will enable customers to get up and running with managed Cassandra deployments for hybrid and multi-cloud environments in just a few clicks. Read more…

ScyllaDB Gives Cohabitation of OLAP and OLTP A Shot

May 14, 2019 |

ScyllaDB today announced the availability of a new feature of its Apache Cassandra-compatible database called “workload prioritization” that it says will eliminate the need for organizations to maintain separate database clusters for analytical and transactional applications. Read more…

This Just In

TiDB 3.0 Officially Available for Public Preview

May 29, 2019 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., May 29, 2019 — PingCAP, a leading distributed database company that created and supports the popular open-source cloud-native NewSQL database, TiDB, announces that its newest version 3.0 is officially available for public preview. Read more…

Continuent and Datavail Announce New Partnership for MySQL and MariaDB Database Solutions

May 29, 2019 |

AUSTIN, Texas, May 29, 2019 — Datavail, a tech-enabled data management, applications, business intelligence, and software solutions provider, announced its MySQL & MariaDB Database Solutions Partnership with Continuent, The MySQL High Availability Company. Read more…

Turkey’s Anadolu Insurance Makes Claims Processing Smarter with IBM Watson

May 29, 2019 |

ISTANBUL, May 29, 2019 — IBM and Anadolu Insurance announced that they are working together using artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate the damage assessment process. IBM Watson Visual Recognition Service, accessible on the IBM Cloud, will help Anadolu Insurance to quickly review and analyze photos that show vehicle damage. Read more…

Lucidworks Named a Leader in Cognitive Search Evaluation by Independent Research Firm

May 29, 2019 |

SAN FRANCISCO, May 29, 2019 — Lucidworks is one of the select companies that Forrester, one of the world’s leading independent technology research and advisory firms, invited to participate in its Q2 2019 Forrester Wave. Read more…

StreamSets Showcases Major Attractions at DataOps Summit 2019

May 24, 2019 |

SAN FRANCISCO, May 24, 2019 — StreamSets, provider of the industry’s first DataOps platform for modern data integration, has announced some of the main attractions at DataOps Summit 2019, to be held September 3-5, 2019 in San Francisco. Read more…

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