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Contact Tracing COVID-19 Throws a Curveball to GDPR, Data Rights

May 26, 2020 |

Monday marked Memorial Day in the United States, while in Europe, it marked the second anniversary of GDPR going into effect, a monumental occasion to be sure. But what does the future of the data privacy law look like in light of current events, including governments’ use of contact tracing applications to fight COVID-19? Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: April 2020 Edition

Apr 15, 2020 |

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…

How Data Science Is Fighting the Flint Water Crisis

Mar 26, 2020 |

The Flint water crisis is one of the defining environmental crises of our era. Headlines describing poisoned children across one of America’s classic manufacturing cities seized the country’s attention, forcing policy-makers to confront the issue at a high level (and even featuring in two presidential debates in 2016). Read more…

Quansight Tackles Support Gap in Python Data Community

Oct 28, 2019 |

Here’s a worrisome statistic to ponder. Despite the millions of people who rely on data science packages like SciPy, NumPy, and Scikit-learn, fewer than five people in the world are paid to maintain them (the number is actually four-and-a-half). Read more…

Inside OmniSci’s Plans for Data Analytics Convergence

Oct 23, 2019 |

You may know OmniSci as the provider of a fast SQL-based database that runs on GPUs. But the company formerly known as MapD is moving beyond its GPU roots and is building a data platform that runs on CPUs and does machine learning too–a vision that it shared at its inaugural Converge conference in Silicon Valley this week. Read more…

News In Brief

OmniSci ‘Hitting Its Stride,’ CEO Says

Oct 25, 2019 |

Aaron Williams, the vice president of community for OmniSci, loves doing live demos. Like a trapeze artist who works without a net, Williams shows no fear as stands on the stage and fires off queries from OmniSci’s GUI client to a massive database with over 10 billion rows of data running in GPU memory. Read more…

Nvidia Platform Pushes GPUs into Machine Learning, High Performance Data Analytics

Oct 10, 2018 |

GPU leader Nvidia, generally associated with deep learning, autonomous vehicles and other higher-end AI-related workloads (and gaming, of course), is mounting an open source end-to-end GPU acceleration platform and ecosystem directed at machine learning and data analytics, domains heretofore within the CPU realm. Read more…

This Just In

OmniSci Partners with SafeGraph and Veraset to Provide POI/GPS Data for Commercial, Business, Government

May 28, 2020 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 28, 2020 — OmniSci announces partnerships with SafeGraph, a provider of point of interest (POI) data, and Veraset, a provider of population movement data, in a combined solution that gives users unparalleled insight into population movement at millions of public and commercial locations. Read more…

OmniSci and Z by HP Accelerate Data-Driven Workflows

Apr 9, 2020 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 9, 2020 – OmniSci and Z by HP announced a collaboration to bring the power of advanced data analytics to the HP Z8, the world’s most powerful workstation. Read more…

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