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Aerospike Turbocharges Spark ML Training with Pushdown Processing

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. But Read more…

Roadmap to Distributed Data Stewardship

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. This mean Read more…

Graph Analytics Powers Insights in Financial Services

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. So it’s not sur Read more…

Meet Datanami 2021 Person to Watch Mike Bostock

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 Read more…

Lighting Up Data’s GIGO Problem

It goes without saying that companies need good data if they’re going to become data-driven. But all too often, companies are working with data that’s erroneous, sub-standard, or just plain wrong. The latest vendor t Read more…

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Carnegie Mellon’s New Machine Learning Algorithms Comb Natural Products for Pharmaceuticals

The COVID-19 pandemic has given renewed urgency to computational biology, and in particular, the hunt for effective pharmaceuticals. Much of the work to fight SARS-CoV-2 focused on combing through existing databases of k Read more…

AI Seeks to Warn Firefighters of Deadly ‘Flashover’ Effect

When firefighters are fighting a building fire, a terrifying effect called “flashover” can occur: simultaneous ignition of every flammable surface in an area, triggered by reaching a critical temperature (around 1,10 Read more…

Data Pros Are Maxed Out: Survey

The demands of the data-driven life are wearing on data professionals, according to survey results unveiled this week by data pipeline automation solution developer Ascend.io, which found that 96% of data professionals a Read more…

AI Model May Lead to Moodier, More Cinematic Drones

Drones are already pretty smart: most modern mid- to high-end consumer models are equipped with features like in-flight object avoidance, tracking, following, and pre-programmed flight paths thanks to a bevy of onboard s Read more…

Google’s ‘Breakthrough’ LaMDA Promises to Elevate the Common Chatbot

Many of Google’s language processing efforts – like BERT and, more recently, MUM – are focused on returning search queries. But as Google moves more toward Assistant – and search queries in general become more de Read more…

This Just In

GraphCDN Acquires FastQL to Cement Position in GraphQL Caching

Jul 27, 2021 |

MIDDLETOWN, Del., July 27, 2021 — GraphCDN today announced its acquisition of FastQL, the GraphQL CDN service. Zach Hobbs, the creator of FastQL, will be advising GraphCDN, and FastQL’s customers will be moving to GraphCDN over the coming months. Read more…

DataRobot Acquiring Algorithmia, Enhancing MLOps Architecture for the Enterprise

Jul 27, 2021 |

BOSTON, July 27, 2021 — DataRobot, a leader in Augmented Intelligence, today announced the acquisition of machine learning operations (MLOps) platform, Algorithmia, further cementing DataRobot’s place as a preeminent provider of comprehensive solutions in the MLOps space, focused on bringing machine learning models into production. Read more…

Kili Technology Raises $25M Series A to Speed Up AI Adoption

Jul 27, 2021 |

July 27, 2021 — Six months after raising $7 M (in seed funding), Paris-based data-centric AI training platform Kili Technology today announces it has raised $25M in Series A financing from London-based venture capital fund Balderton Capital and further commitment from initial investors, Serena Capital and Headline. Read more…

Apache Cassandra Project Releases Apache Cassandra v4.0

Jul 27, 2021 |

WILMINGTON, Del., July 27, 2021 — The Apache Cassandra Project released today v4.0 of Apache Cassandra, the Open Source, highly performant, distributed Big Data database management platform.

“A long time coming, Cassandra 4.0 is the most thoroughly tested Cassandra yet,” Read more…

DataRobot Unveils Major Milestones, Including $300M Series G Funding Investment

Jul 27, 2021 |

BOSTON, July 27, 2021 — DataRobot, a leader in Augmented Intelligence, today announced a $300 million Series G funding round to fuel platform innovation and enable DataRobot to bring the transformative impact of Augmented Intelligence to customers around the world. Read more…

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