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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…

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On the Radar: COVID-19, Circonus, and Fake FB Accounts

Welcome to On the Radar, a new Datanami feature about interesting startups and news in the big data space. In this week’s edition, we check out how AI is driving the coronavirus response, the machine data intelligence Read more…

U.S. Data Privacy Bill Would Jail Offenders

Proposed U.S. data privacy legislation would impose penalties stiffer than current European rules while giving American consumers a “one-click” option to block companies from selling or sharing their personal informa Read more…

Presto Moves Under Linux Umbrella

An SQL query engine developed by Facebook and moved earlier this year to a non-profit development group is now being hosted by the Linux Foundation. The new Presto Foundation is seen as a way to scale the popular dist Read more…

Google, Looker Eye Data Scaling via Multi-Cloud

Google Cloud has moved to buttress its position in the booming data analytics sector with its acquisition of data platform and visualization tool vendor Looker. Underscoring a trend among infrastructure vendors, Googl Read more…

Facebook Releases Another Deep Learning Tool

Facebook has released to open-source developers a deep learning framework that does double duty for computer vision and language tasks. Built on its PyTorch framework, Facebook is positioning Pythia as supporting “ Read more…

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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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