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The 5G Data Deluge Has Been Smaller Than Expected

Business leaders expecting a surge of new data from 5G and a rush to adopt all the amazing new applications that go with it may be in for a surprise, as the speedy new mobile network technology so far has failed to deliv Read more…

Regs Making Legit Data More Valuable, Neutronian Says

The market for third-party data has exploded in recent years, giving companies an abundance of sources to choose from. That’s even more critical today in light of the demise of third-party cookies and Apple’s new pri Read more…

10 Big Data Statistics That Will Blow Your Mind

They call it “big data” for a reason--it's really, really big. But getting your head wrapped around the growth of information digitization is not easy. That’s why we carefully curated these 10 mind-blowing facts ab Read more…

How Facebook Accelerates SQL at Extreme Scale

Serving SQL queries on a petabyte of data is one thing, but delivering it at Facebook’s scale is something else entirely. Earlier this year, the social media giant implemented the Alluxio distributed file system into i Read more…

The New Tech Hotspot Is…Tupelo, Mississippi?

Forced to work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, tech workers are fleeing pricey tech hubs like Silicon Valley taking up residence in more affordable abodes. According to one new survey, places like Sioux Falls, So Read more…

Big Tech CEOs Avoid the Big Question

Members of Congress grilled four big tech CEOs yesterday. While there were some verbal fireworks and accusations of political bias, the hearing largely failed to address the elephant in the room: the significant competit Read more…

Will the Presto Community Ever Be United Again?

If you haven’t noticed yet, there’s drama in Presto-land. There are now two versions of the open source SQL query engine, PrestoDB and PrestoSQL, and each of them have different software foundations behind them. The Read more…

Sisu Seeks to Answer Why

In a typical business, analysts are tasked with using data to finding answers to questions. They’ll often use a BI tool to explore and query data stored in analytical database to figure out why something happened. Desp Read more…

As COVID-19 Upends Life, Internet Apps Struggle with Load

Large swaths of the world’s population have been locked down in an unprecedented attempt to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. People have responded by working, playing, and learning from home through telecommut Read more…

Weighing the Impact of a Facial Recognition Ban

Should facial recognition technology be banned? That question is getting renewed interest in the wake of revelations about Clearview AI’s use and potential abuse of the technology. But the debate over banning facial re Read more…

This Just In

Esri and Facebook Collaborate to Release New OpenStreetMap-Ready Datasets

Jul 14, 2020 |

REDLANDS, Calif., July 14, 2020—Esri announced a partnership with Facebook to release new OpenStreetMap (OSM)-ready datasets for use in building the map. Esri’s ArcGIS Hub, already a valuable source of geodata, and ArcGIS Online now include these datasets from the Esri user community that are OSM tagged, compatibility licensed, and ready for use. Read more…

NTHU Uses Big Data to Counter Coronavirus

May 20, 2020 |

HSINCHU, Taiwan, May 20, 2020 — National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) has recently begun to collaborate with Facebook and Harvard University in using big data to study the potential spread of coronavirus in Taiwan. Read more…

Military Research Speeds up Threat Detection, Prevention for Army Missions

May 5, 2020 |

ADELPHI, Md., May 5, 2020 — Threat detection and prevention are essential to ensuring the safety and security of warfighters. Researchers have developed a way to speed up the processing of extremely large graphs and data, making the most efficient use of modern Army computational resources before and during Soldier deployment. Read more…

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