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Big Data Career Notes: February 2021 Edition

Feb 15, 2021 |

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…

TPC Accuses Nvidia of Violating Rules in Benchmark Test

Jan 29, 2021 |

The Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) this week accused Nvidia of violating its fair use policy by altering a big data analytics benchmark test last year and failing to submit official results. Read more…

5G Chipmaker EdgeQ Gets Backing from Former Qualcomm CEO

Jan 26, 2021 |

EdgeQ, a Silicon Valley startup that’s building a customizable RISC-V system-on-a-chip (SoC) that includes a 5G modem, got a big boost today when it announced that former Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs has signed on as an advisor to the company. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: January 2021 Edition

Jan 20, 2021 |

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…

Terradepth Prepares to Fish for Subsea Big Data with Robots, Machine Learning

Jan 12, 2021 |

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), more than 80% of the ocean “remains unmapped, unobserved, and unexplored” – despite constituting more than 70% of the planet’s surface. Read more…

News In Brief

Aerospike’s Presto Connector Goes Live

Jan 14, 2021 |

Aerospike’s connector to the Presto SQL query engine is transitioning from beta to general availability, the real-time NoSQL database vendor said this week.

Presto, the highly parallel and distributed SQL query engine, was originally developed at Facebook (NASDAQ: Read more…

AI-Based Drone Floated to Enforce Social Distancing

Dec 3, 2020 |

If desperate times call for desperate measures, then an AI-powered surveillance drone may find applications as pandemic fatigue erodes compliance with social distancing advisories in congested urban areas.

At least that’s the pitch from AI and analytics vendor Fractal Analytics, which has partnered with Indian drone technology manufacturer ideaForge to develop a flying video analytics platform. Read more…

New Algorithm Aims to Optimize Vaccine Distribution

Dec 1, 2020 |

In the last several weeks, Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca have each announced that their vaccines are capable of achieving high efficacy. Pending approval, the first millions of vaccine doses are expected before the end of 2020 and billions are expected within 2021. Read more…

Qeexo Adds Support for Arm’s Edge Processor

Sep 23, 2020 |

Qeexo, the “tinyML” specialist, said its AutoML platform now supports the smallest Cortex processors from Arm Ltd., making it the first vendor to automate machine learning on the Arm processor used for edge computing in sensors and microcontrollers. Read more…

Aerospike Gives Legacy Infrastructure a Real-Time Boost

Sep 15, 2020 |

A database connector upgrade released this week by Aerospike Inc. links open source frameworks like Apache Spark data streaming to existing enterprise data infrastructure.

Among the goals is providing backward compatibility with mainframes and other relational data stores that are currently unable to handle data analytics and machine learning workloads. Read more…

This Just In

National Security Commission on AI Releases Final Report to Congress and the President

Mar 3, 2021 |

March 3, 2021 — The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) submitted its final report to Congress and the President on March 1, 2021, after a unanimous vote to approve. Read more…

Lenovo Reveals New ThinkEdge Portfolio of Embedded Computers

Mar 3, 2021 |

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 3, 2021 — Lenovo announced its all new portfolio of embedded computers for the edge during the Embedded World 2021 DIGITAL virtual exhibition. Building from the existing edge portfolio from Lenovo, the ThinkEdge devices – the new ThinkEdge SE30 and ThinkEdge SE50 – are small, rugged, and powerful enough to meet the demanding needs of enterprise data processing, security and scalability at the edge. Read more…

Deloitte Teams with NVIDIA to Launch the Deloitte Center for AI Computing

Mar 2, 2021 |

NEW YORK, March 2, 2021 — Deloitte today announced the launch of the Deloitte Center for AI Computing, a first-of-its-kind center designed to accelerate the development of innovative artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for Deloitte clients. Read more…

Cambridge Quantum Announces Largest Ever NLP Implementation on Quantum Computer

Mar 2, 2021 |

CAMBRIDGE, England, March 2, 2021 — Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) announces the publication of a research paper on the online pre-print repository arxiv (available here) that provides details of the largest ever experimental implementation of Natural Language Processing (NLP) tasks on a quantum computer.

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Datanami Marks 10 Years of Coverage with 10-Month Retrospective

Mar 1, 2021 |

SAN DIEGO, March 1, 2021 – Datanami today launched its Decade of Datanami campaign to celebrate its milestone 10-year anniversary. For the next 10 months, a dedicated Decade of Datanami microsite will highlight the most important technology trends of each of the last 10 years, with monthly deep dives into key topics, such as the flourishing of the Open Source ecosystem and the explosion of Deep Learning. Read more…