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50 Years Of ETL: Can SQL For ETL Be Replaced?

May 6, 2021 |

It’s hard to imagine data warehousing without ETL (extract, transformation, and load).  For decades, analysts and engineers have embraced no-code ETL solutions for increased maintainability. Does this mean that Structured Query Language (SQL) for ETL workflows is not used anymore? Read more…

Aerospike Turbocharges Spark ML Training with Pushdown Processing

May 5, 2021 |

Companies that need to access a lot of data in a hurry, such as retraining a machine learning model in Spark, have traditionally had to move that data from the edge to a central repository, such as a cloud data lake. Read more…

Roadmap to Distributed Data Stewardship

Apr 27, 2021 |

Given the vast amount of data that large enterprises have, it’s virtually impossible for a single department to know what and how much data exists organization-wide, let alone understand and manage that data. Read more…

Graph Analytics Powers Insights in Financial Services

Apr 26, 2021 |

When a new technology emerges, financial services firms often are among the first adopters. Anything that can provide banks, investment houses, or insurance companies a competitive edge is given a shot. Read more…

Meet Datanami 2021 Person to Watch Mike Bostock

Apr 23, 2021 |

If you’ve ever wondered how best to present a particular piece of data using a visualization, then you’ve entered Mike Bostock’s world. From the New York Times to his latest startup, Observable, Bostock has been pushing the state of the art for data visualizations. Read more…

News In Brief

Spark NLP Crosses Five Million Downloads, John Snow Labs Announces

May 3, 2021 |

Enterprise AI applications are booming, and the pandemic seems to have only accelerated their growth. Today, John Snow Labs – which primarily develops AI and NLP tools for healthcare applications – is announcing that its flagship NLP library, Spark NLP, has crossed five million downloads, having doubled its growth over the last four months. Read more…

U.S. Army Employs Machine Learning for Deepfake Detection

May 3, 2021 |

Chances are, you’ve heard about deepfakes: convincing and easy-to-manufacture facial imposition and manipulation tools that allow even moderately tech-savvy individuals to, for instance, falsify realistic video clips of politicians saying things they’ve never said. Read more…

Spring Conference Season in Full (Virtual) Swing

Apr 29, 2021 |

May is traditionally a big month for tech conferences, and 2021 will be no different. The big change, of course, is that companies will be holding their tech conferences virtually. Read more…

Harvard, UCLA Researchers Use AI to Analyze Passion in Public Speaking

Apr 27, 2021 |

Sesh describes itself as a “neuroscience-based people development company.” Its cornerstone product is a tool called Empath, which uses AI to analyze video content, delivering insights on behavior and communication patterns. Read more…

Grafana Ditches Apache 2.0, Switches to AGPL

Apr 21, 2021 |

Grafana is switching licensing of its core products from Apache License 2.0 to the more restrictive Affero General Public License (GPL) v3. The company made the change in an attempt to balance the value of open source with Grafana’s monetization strategy, CEO Raj Dutt announced yesterday. Read more…

This Just In Adds Human-like Understanding Capabilities to its Natural Language API

May 7, 2021 |

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 7, 2021 — announced advanced features enhancing analysis capabilities through its cloud-based natural language (NL) API. The new extension addresses one of the biggest challenges artificial intelligence developers face in the NL ecosystem – extracting emotions in large-scale texts and identifying stylometric data driving a complete fingerprint of content. Read more…

US Coast Guard Renews Partnership with Palantir to Fight COVID-19

May 7, 2021 |

May 7, 2021 — Palantir Technologies Inc. (NYSE:PLTR) announced the U.S. Coast Guard has extended its commitment to use Palantir’s software to help it respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Coast Guard has been using Palantir’s software since April 2020 as the data management, analytics, and operations tool for its response to the pandemic. Read more…

Fiddler AI Announces Strategic Collaboration with In-Q-Tel

May 7, 2021 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 7, 2021 — Over the course of Fiddler’s two and a half years, the company has taken the time and effort to build strong partnerships with stalwarts in the industry who are heavily invested in AI explainability, model monitoring, and fairness. Read more…

Loft Labs’ New Open Source Project Simplifies Kubernetes Policies

May 7, 2021 |

Ma 7, 2021 — Loft Labs, which makes Kubernetes easily accessible to developers, today announced the availability of its latest open source project, jsPolicy. As a first-of-its-kind policy engine based on JavaScript, jsPolicy makes policies in Kubernetes clusters easier to manage and maintain, while also making them understandable and transparent. Read more…

Torch.AI to Expand Operations, Create Nearly 500 Jobs in Kansas City

May 7, 2021 |

LEAWOOD, Kan., May 7, 2021 — Today, Torch.AI, a leading global artificial intelligence (AI) firm that uses machine learning to enable massively scaled, ultra-high performance data processing, announced plans to make a significant and sustained economic investment in the Kansas City region, committing to creating nearly 500 full-time jobs over five years as part of a $27 million tax incentive package awarded by the Kansas Department of Commerce. Read more…