Network Optimization in Todays Telecommunications Industry

Apr 28 8:44pm Blog – Trifacta
Data Wrangling Makes Expected Performance and Deep Insights Possible  The future giants of telecom will be those who deliver the best customer service, at scale, with effective personalization. But to do this, telecom companies must prioritize network optimization. Network optimization is about improving IT performance and reducing network strain in order to minimize costs and... The post Network Optimization in Today’s Telecommunications Industry appeared first on Trifacta.
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Near Zero Downtime Migration from MySQL to DynamoDB

Apr 28 5:44pm AWS Big Data Blog
Many companies consider migrating from relational databases like MySQL to Amazon DynamoDB, a fully managed, fast, highly scalable, and flexible NoSQL database service. For example, DynamoDB can increase or decrease capacity based on traffic, in accordance with business needs. The total cost of servicing can be optimized more easily than for the typical media-based RDBMS. […]...
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Amazon QuickSight Now Supports Audit Logging with AWS CloudTrail

Apr 28 4:47pm AWS Big Data Blog
We launched Amazon QuickSight to democratize BI. Our goal is to make it easier and cheaper to roll out advanced business analytics capabilities to everyone in an organization. Overall, this enables better understanding of business, and allows faster data-driven decisions in an organization. In the past, the ability to share data presented an administrative challenge […]...
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Cloudera ends first day of trading with $2.3 billion market cap, 44% lower than 2014 valuation

Apr 28 4:16pm Big Data – VentureBeat
Open source big data company Cloudera is now, finally, a public company. Today the company traded for the first time on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), after filing to go public last month. In 2014, when Intel made a major investment in Cloudera, the latter was reported to boast a $4.1 billion valuation. Other […]...
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Congratulations to Cloudera on a Well Earned IPO

Apr 28 1:01pm Blog
The long anticipated Cloudera IPO is upon us. We are excited for our longtime, trusted partner and offer congratulations to CEO Tom Reilly and the entire Cloudera team on this major accomplishment. This is both a milestone for Cloudera and a testament to the whole big data industry truly delivering the power of making data-informed decisions to drive enterprise success. A little more than a...
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Developing Spark applications with Docker and BDE

Apr 28 10:00am Big Data Europe
In the Big Data Europe (BDE) project we aim to lower the barriers between industry, academia experts and Big Data. Thus we tailor our tools towards a great variety of users, including developers. One of the major developer categories are Spark developers. Apache Spark has been developed since 2012 and is used as a Big […]...
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BDE-SC6-5th Hangout 30.05.2017 European Open Science Agenda: Quo Vadis?

Apr 28 9:58am Big Data Europe
BDE SC6 5th Hangout – 30.05.2017 “European Open Science Agenda: Quo Vadis?” Wednesday 30th May @ 15:00 – 16:00 CET WHAT : BDE – SC6 – 5th Hangout: “European Open Science Agenda: Quo Vadis?” WHOM : Ron Dekker, Director of CESSDA WHEN : 30.05.2017, 15.00pm CEST INFO & REGISTRATION : Click Here! \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ ABSTRACT : There […]...
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Webinar Report: BDE & BDVA Towards A Common Vision

Apr 28 9:08am Big Data Europe
The first joint BDE and BDVA Webinar was completed successfully, uncovering unique insights with regard to maximising Big Data Value and boosting big data innovation in Europe. The agenda included an introduction to the European Commission’s perspective, a showcase of the BDVA mission and technical priorities, an elaboration of the BDE actions and technical contributions, and announcements […]...
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5 Pitfalls to Avoid from Real Stories of Analytics Projects (Part 2)

Apr 28 3:35am DATAVERSITY
Click to learn more about author Germán Viera. Click to read 5 Pitfalls to Avoid from Real Stories of Analytics Projects (Part 1) Where Do Real Companies Fail? Every time an organization embraces the task of generating added value from their data efforts a great buzz darkens the scenario; mainly because of the lack of […] The post 5 Pitfalls to Avoid from Real Stories of Analytics Projects (Part 2) appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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BDE at Wind Power Industry Big Data and IoT Forum, Amsterdam 30-31/3/2017

Apr 28 3:25am Big Data Europe
BDE was presented at the 2nd Annual Wind Power Industry Big Data and IoT Forum in Amsterdam on the 31st of March 2017 (organized by BIS group). More than a hundred of Wind Industry members attended the event from Wind Power, Energy & Utilities, IT, Technology providers and Operation and Maintenance fields. The focus of […]...
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Sigfox and Alizent Partner to Offer Industrial Internet of Things Services Worldwide

Apr 28 3:15am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess A new press release reports, “Sigfox, the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced a global partnership with Alizent, the Asset Interactive Company, representing another step forward in maximizing the benefits of IoT on industries across all sectors. The two partners, seeing Industry 4.0 as one […] The post Sigfox and Alizent Partner to Offer Industrial Internet of Things Services Worldwide appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Quali CloudShell 8.0 Release Announces Support for Microsoft Azure, OpenStack Cloud Platforms

Apr 28 3:10am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, “Quali, the leader in cloud sandbox software for cloud and DevOps automation, today announced the general availability of CloudShell 8.0 with second-generation shells which are easier to build and maintain, along with new support for Microsoft Azure and OpenStack based cloud platforms. Microsoft Azure is continuing […] The post Quali CloudShell 8.0 Release Announces Support for Microsoft Azure, OpenStack Cloud Platforms appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Frrole Brings Next-Generation AI Products Delivering Predictive and Deep Consumer Intelligence

Apr 28 3:05am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess A recent press release out of Frrole.ai reports, “Frrole, a leading provider of consumer and social intelligence products, today announced the company’s leap into next generation products, built using next generation Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology and that offer deep consumer insights based on social analytics. The company has announced its latest product […] The post Frrole Brings Next-Generation AI Products Delivering Predictive and Deep Consumer Intelligence appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Intel CEO says higher-than-expected prices helped drive Q1 profit growth

Apr 27 5:15pm Big Data – VentureBeat
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said during an earnings conference call that higher average selling prices for the first quarter drove the company’s financial results. Earlier today, Intel reported earnings that beat analysts’ earnings for the first quarter ended March 31. Revenues for the quarter were $14.8 billion and non-GAAP earnings were $3.2 billion, or 66 cents […]...
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Real-time personalization with streaming analytics

Apr 27 3:03pm IBM Big Data Hub Blog
Context-aware stream computing helps you become more responsive to emerging opportunities. By using innovative technologies to understand the context of data and analyze data in real time, you can put data to work.
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Zulily Uses HDP for its Mission Critical Data

Apr 27 12:48pm Hortonworks Blog – Hortonworks
Zulily is an American online retailer headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The retailer was started in 2009 and went public in 2013. Its mission is to bring its customers (primarily moms) fresh and interesting products every day. Unlike search-based e-commerce sites, whose users come looking for specific items, zulily customers visit the company’s website and mobile […] The post Zulily Uses HDP for its Mission Critical Data appeared first on Hortonworks.
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BDE Finds Like Minds at Location Powers

Apr 27 6:11am Big Data Europe
Back in March I attended the latest workshop in the Location Powers series organised by the Open Geospatial Consortium, OGC, with which W3C has an excellent and fruitful relationship. The theme for the day was Geospatial Linked Data and speakers included BDE partner Manolis Koubarakis of the University of Athens who talked about his work […]...
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Q&A With Anthony De Shazor, Senior VP of Customer Care

Apr 27 6:00am Blog
1. Tell us what you do at Pentaho. I can hardly believe it but I have been at Pentaho for 12 years. During my tenure, I have taken on a number of different roles – all with the focus on customer success. So I was excited 3 years ago when I was asked to lead the Customer Care teams and the Customer Success initiative. Our goal (and frankly that of the entire company) is to make all of our...
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A short report from the RDAs IGAD pre-meeting

Apr 27 4:50am Big Data Europe
The 9th Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) took place in Barcelona, Spain, from 5 to 7 April 2017. The RDA Plenary Meetings constitute a major event where more than 4000 members from 100 countries come together to discuss, develop and promote data-sharing and data-driven research infrastructure through Working and Interest Groups. The Interest […]...
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Impact of Big Data in Enterprise Information Management

Apr 27 3:30am DATAVERSITY
The widespread impact of the upheaval caused by Big Data and the push for Advanced Analytics worldwide is well documented. One of the key components of business engagement is Enterprise Information Management (EIM) and as the white paper The Age of Analytics: Competing in a Data-driven World claims, comprehensive Information Management is only possible if […] The post Impact of Big Data in Enterprise Information Management appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Dell Boomi Introduces No Code Integration Accelerator for NetSuite to Salesforce

Apr 27 3:15am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess A new press release reports, “Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) announced availability of a new, pre-built Boomi Integration Accelerator for NetSuite to Salesforce to quickly and simply configure the necessary connections between Salesforce CRM and NetSuite ERP. Sales or finance citizen integrators as well as integration developers can enter Salesforce and NetSuite credentials and […] The post Dell Boomi Introduces No Code Integration Accelerator for NetSuite to Salesforce appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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IBM, NVIDIA, Stone Ridge Technology Set Record in High Performance Computing in Oil & Gas

Apr 27 3:10am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess According to a new press release, “IBM and Stone Ridge Technology today announced a performance milestone in reservoir simulation designed to help improve efficiency and lower the cost of production. Working with NVIDIA, the companies shattered previous published results using one-tenth the power and 1/100th of the space. The news demonstrates the […] The post IBM, NVIDIA, Stone Ridge Technology Set Record in High Performance Computing in Oil & Gas appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Infosys Launches Infosys Nia The Next Generation Integrated Artificial Intelligence Platform

Apr 27 3:05am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess A recent press release reports, “Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services, today announced the launch of Infosys Nia, the next-generation Artificial Intelligence Platform building on the success of the Company’s first-generation AI platform, Infosys Mana, and its Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution, AssistEdge. Together, both these products […] The post Infosys Launches Infosys Nia – The Next Generation Integrated Artificial Intelligence Platform appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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NCSR Demokritos presented the 2nd SC5 pilot at EGU17

Apr 26 2:06pm Big Data Europe
NCSR “Demokritos” has taken the opportunity to present the 2nd SC5 BDE pilot at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017 (EGU’17), which is taking place in Vienna, Austria (23-28 April 2017). The BDE contribution was titled “Identifying Patterns in the Weather of Europe for Source Term Estimation” and was presented on Tuesday 25 April at the session ESSI3.2 on Earth science […]...
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New Features in Wrangler Flow View, Natural Language, Column Menus, & More

Apr 26 11:43am Blog – Trifacta
A few months after our last update to Wrangler, we are back with another release. This latest update to Wrangler focuses on enabling users to more efficiently manage wrangling workflows that incorporate multiple datasets, improving the readability of recipes, and providing column-level shortcuts to common wrangling tasks, in addition to other new functionality. For an... The post New Features in Wrangler – Flow View, Natural Language, Column Menus, & More appeared first on Trifacta.
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ExxonMobil: A Fortune 10 Adopts HDP

Apr 26 11:17am Hortonworks Blog – Hortonworks
With the San Jose DataWorks Summit (June 13-15) just two months away, we’re busy finalizing the lineup of an impressive array of speakers and business use cases. This year our Enterprise Adoption Track will include Nick Evans and Kevin Brown from ExxonMobil with Wade Salazar from Hortonworks. Big Data is driving major advances in the oil […] The post ExxonMobil: A Fortune 10 Adopts HDP appeared first on Hortonworks.
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Livy: A REST Interface for Apache Spark

Apr 26 10:43am Hortonworks Blog – Hortonworks
Apache Spark is a powerful framework for data processing and analysis. Spark provides two modes for data exploration: Interactive: provided by spark-shell, pySpark, and SparkR REPLs Batch: using spark-submit to submit a Spark application to cluster without interaction in the middle of run-time. While these two modes look different on the surface, deep down they […] The post Livy: A REST Interface for Apache Spark appeared first on Hortonworks.
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Self-Service Data Preparation Eliminates HR Reporting and Compliance Woes

Apr 26 3:35am DATAVERSITY
Click here to learn more about author Jon Pilkington. HR professionals are widely recognized for hiring new talent, minimizing churn, and playing a tremendous role in keeping employees happy and the business running smoothly. But, behind the scenes, the job entails endless HR reporting and compliance requirements. And because most organizations remain dependent on a variety […] The post Self-Service Data Preparation Eliminates HR Reporting and Compliance Woes appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Machine Learning Algorithms Today: Usage and Results

Apr 26 3:30am DATAVERSITY
Machine Learning algorithms can predict patterns based on previous experiences. The overarching practice of Machine Learning includes both robotics (dealing with the real world) and the processing of data (the computer’s equivalent of thinking). These algorithms find predictable, repeatable patterns that can be applied to eCommerce, Data Management, and new technologies such as driverless cars. […] The post Machine Learning Algorithms Today: Usage and Results appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Software AG Adds New OSIsoft Operational Intelligence Capability for its Digital Business Platform

Apr 26 3:15am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess A recent press release reports, “Software AG today announced a partnership with leading application software company OSIsoft. This partnership enables businesses to combine enterprise-wide IT and operations data and tools together with the Software AG Digital Business Platform for enhanced analytics, machine learning, integration and rapid IoT solution development. It also helps […] The post Software AG Adds New OSIsoft Operational Intelligence Capability for its Digital Business Platform appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Infographic: Orgs Fear Non-compliance with EU Data Regulation Could Put Them Out of Business

Apr 26 3:10am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess A new press release reports, “A global study from Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, has revealed that 86 percent of organizations worldwide are concerned that a failure to adhere to the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) could have a major negative impact on their business. Nearly 20 percent said […] The post Infographic: Orgs Fear Non-compliance with EU Data Regulation Could Put Them Out of Business appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Exosite Announces Exchange: An IoT Marketplace for Digital Ecosystems

Apr 26 3:05am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, “Exosite LLC, a leading provider in the Internet of Things (IoT) platform market, today announced Exchange, a curated library of reusable IoT elements, including industry-proven services, products and content, that enable industrial manufacturers to rapidly solve common IoT challenges. Exchange helps organizations implement a centralized approach […] The post Exosite Announces Exchange: An IoT Marketplace for Digital Ecosystems appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Five Missteps to Avoid on your First Big Data Journey

Apr 25 2:00pm Hortonworks Blog – Hortonworks
You have heard about Big Data for a long time and how companies that use Big Data as part of their business decision making process experience significantly higher profitability than their competition. Now that your company is ready to embark on its first Apache Hadoop® journey there are important lessons to be learned. Read on […] The post Five Missteps to Avoid on your First Big Data Journey appeared first on Hortonworks.
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3 Great Reasons to Try Apache Hive View 2.0

Apr 25 12:00pm Hortonworks Blog – Hortonworks
Hive View 2.0 is New in Apache Ambari 2.5 Ambari’s Hive View gives analysts and DBAs a convenient web interface to Apache Hive which allows SQL analytics, data management and performance diagnostics. Ambari 2.5 introduces Hive View 2.0 with a brand new user experience plus a slew of great new tools to help DBAs run […] The post 3 Great Reasons to Try Apache Hive View 2.0 appeared first on Hortonworks.
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Danske Banks Journey Towards Actionable Insight

Apr 25 11:00am Hortonworks Blog – Hortonworks
Danske Bank, headquartered in Copenhagen, is the largest bank in Denmark. It’s also one of the major retail banks in the northern European region, with over 5 million retail customers and is currently using actionable intelligence to minimize and maximize opportunities. Three weeks ago, at the DataWorks Summit in Munich, we announced the Data Hero winners for […] The post Danske Bank’s Journey Towards Actionable Insight appeared first on Hortonworks.
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What Can Security Analytics Give Your Team?

Apr 25 10:49am Datafloq
With the constant changes happening in the technology industry and the ever increasing cyber security threats, businesses are eager now more than ever to protect their data and company assets. As more and more devices come equipped with internet capabilities, create data, and store personal information, there are more routes available for hackers to access this information and for a business to experience a security breach. Cyber security is necessary for developing and conducting the appropriate safety measures that will ultimately protect an organization’s computer systems, networks, and confidential information. Having access to the best talent and technology is crucial for businesses and other institutions to keep up with and surpass the threats and constant efforts of cyber hackers. With these shifts in technology, whether they be data storage or video analytics, traditional perimeter protection tools are just not enough anymore. As businesses look for security solutions to invest in, they should consider funding a security analytics project as part of their cyber defense program. Security monitoring and analytics proves to be one of the most fundamental services within a business’s information security system. Establishing your own in-house security operations center within your company to manage comprehensive monitoring and alerting services can ...Read More on Datafloq...
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Mobileye, Intels $15.3 billion computer vision acquisition, partners with Nissan to crowdsource maps for autonomous cars

Apr 25 8:19am Big Data – VentureBeat
Mobileye, the Israeli computer vision firm that’s currently in the process of being acquired by chip giant Intel for $15.3 billion, has announced a new tie-up with automotive giant Nissan to generate “anonymized, crowdsourced data” for precision mapping in autonomous cars. Founded in 1999, Mobileye builds the visual smarts behind cars’ driver assistance systems that include adaptive cruise control and […]...
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The Leaders Data Manifesto Debuts: Making Data as an Asset Everyones Business

Apr 25 3:30am DATAVERSITY
The Enterprise Data World 2017 Conference in Atlanta was host to the announcement of The Leader’s Data Manifesto. The document, which you can sign here, urges that organizations embrace large scale change at the people, structural, and cultural level to truly become data-driven. The Leader’s Data Manifesto is the work of data industry leading proponents […] The post The Leader’s Data Manifesto Debuts: Making Data as an Asset Everyone’s Business appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Podium Data Delivers Self-Service Data Marketplace to Large Enterprises

Apr 25 3:15am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, “Podium Data is releasing the latest version of its data marketplace platform with added features that expand the enterprise-grade capabilities of the Podium solution. New security features, along with enhanced change data capture, schema evolution and customization features, make it easier for organizations to integrate large […] The post Podium Data Delivers Self-Service Data Marketplace to Large Enterprises appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Toshibas Innovative GridDB NoSQL Database Affords Unlimited IoT Possibilities

Apr 25 3:10am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess A new press release states, “With billions of connected devices expected to come online by 2020, Toshiba’s Industrial Solutions and Services Division (SSD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the launch of GridDB Standard Edition (SE). GridDB SE is a NoSQL Database purpose-built for mastering the opportunities of […] The post Toshiba’s Innovative GridDB NoSQL Database Affords Unlimited IoT Possibilities appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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WISeKey Launches WISeKeyIoT, A Public Key Infrastructure Framework for the Internet of Things

Apr 25 3:05am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess A new press release reports, “WISeKey International Holding, a leading Swiss cybersecurity and IoT company, unveiled today its global solution for securing the Internet of Things (IoT). The solution, called WISeKeyIoT is a scalable framework, offering digital Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificates for connected devices, protected in certified tamper resistant silicon chips, […] The post WISeKey Launches WISeKeyIoT, A Public Key Infrastructure Framework for the Internet of Things appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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RWDG Webinar: Governing Data Governance and Master Metadata

Apr 25 12:16am DATAVERSITY
To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar Data Governance and Master Metadata are types of metadata collected about the accountability for master data across the organization. These are types of data about data – but better still they are metadata that can be used to effectively operationalize a master […] The post RWDG Webinar: Governing Data Governance and Master Metadata appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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RWDG Slides: Governing Data Governance and Master Metadata

Apr 25 12:14am DATAVERSITY
RWDG Slides: Governing Data Governance and Master Metadata from DATAVERSITY   About the Webinar Data Governance and Master Metadata are types of metadata collected about the accountability for master data across the organization. These are types of data about data – but better still they are metadata that can be used to effectively operationalize a […] The post RWDG Slides: Governing Data Governance and Master Metadata appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Manage Query Workloads with Query Monitoring Rules in Amazon Redshift

Apr 24 6:10pm AWS Big Data Blog
Data warehousing workloads are known for high variability due to seasonality, potentially expensive exploratory queries, and the varying skill levels of SQL developers. To obtain high performance in the face of highly variable workloads, Amazon Redshift workload management (WLM) enables you to flexibly manage priorities and resource usage. With WLM, short, fast-running queries don’t get […]...
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Gartner predictions for Sales Performance Management (SPM) at Vision 2017

Apr 24 4:51pm IBM Big Data Hub Blog
Melissa Hilbert, a Director at Gartner Research, will be speaking in the SPM track at IBM Vision 2017 about some of the key questions and challenges lying ahead for business leaders regarding sales performance management and incentive compensation. ibm.com/vision...
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Deep Learning with HDP Accelerates BMW

Apr 24 11:00am Hortonworks Blog – Hortonworks
BMW Group (BMW) is a German luxury vehicle, motorcycle, and engine manufacturing company founded in 1916. It is one of the best-selling luxury automakers in the world and is leveraging deep learning with HDP to save on manufacturing and costs. Three weeks ago, at the DataWorks Summit in Munich, we announced the Data Hero winners for the […] The post Deep Learning with HDP Accelerates BMW appeared first on Hortonworks.
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Congratulations Apache Metron Top Level Project

Apr 24 10:34am Hortonworks Blog – Hortonworks
We are delighted to congratulate Apache Metron  – a big data cybersecurity platform – on achieving top-level project (TLP) status in the Apache Foundation! You can read more about the graduation on the Apache site. Apache Metron is an open source big data cyber security analytics platform supporting real time ingest and analytics to discover […] The post Congratulations Apache Metron Top Level Project appeared first on Hortonworks.
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Four Smart Investment Ways to Get Started with Blockchain

Apr 24 3:35am DATAVERSITY
Click to learn more about author Andrew Sohn. There is no shortage of buzz about Blockchain – for good reason. But there’s less talk about how to make it work for you now. The answers lie in this working definition: Blockchain implements a database that can be used by multiple entities while ensuring real-time data visibility, immutability, privacy, […] The post Four Smart Investment Ways to Get Started with Blockchain appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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project44 Extends Visibility Platform with Full Truckload and Less-Than-Truckload Offerings

Apr 24 3:10am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, “project44, the logistics and transportation industry’s leading connectivity and visibility provider, introduces new capabilities today designed to enable multimodal visibility across a single user interface. project44’s expanded API-based platform supports a broad range of Full Truckload (TL) and Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) visibility activities, providing customers industry-leading speed, […] The post project44 Extends Visibility Platform with Full Truckload and Less-Than-Truckload Offerings appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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MIT Sloan Professor Builds New Meta-Analysis Method to Help Settle Unresolved Debates

Apr 24 3:05am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, “Science progresses when researchers build on prior work to extend, test, and apply theories. Aggregating the quantitative findings from prior research – meta-analysis — plays a significant role in advancing science, however current techniques have limitations. They assume prior studies share similar substantive factors and designs, […] The post MIT Sloan Professor Builds New Meta-Analysis Method to Help Settle Unresolved Debates appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Top 5 ways to use Big Data to improve your Website Design

Apr 24 1:24am Datafloq
Big Data is a buzzword these days. Are you wondering what big data is? So, firstly let's get the definition out of the way so that we can begin on the same page. What is Big Data? Big Data refers to huge volume of data, both structured and unstructured. The volume of data is so massive in scope that it is almost impossible to process it using traditional means. As per Cloud Tweaks, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is produced every single day. Again, as per predictions of experts, 40 zettabytes of data will be in existence by end of 2020. So, basically, big data is everywhere and it's shaping the internet and influencing the way we do business. How Big Data is influencing the Web Design With the help of Big data, businesses can create a data-driven web design that delivers the best user experience. Well, a data driven website design is not only restricted to functionality and visual appeal rather it takes a more scientific approach towards the concept of web design. It closely highlights, how through the design a company website can gain more traffic and leads. It has been observed, businesses who make a switch to data-driven web design enjoy ...Read More on Datafloq...
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VentureBeat is hiring an AI reporter

Apr 23 6:31pm Big Data – VentureBeat
We’re looking for an experienced reporter to help lead our coverage of artificial intelligence. As startups and big corporations invest money and talent into AI, VentureBeat aims to cover both the broad ways AI will change life as we know it and the technical infrastructure underpinning it. As VentureBeat’s AI reporter, you’ll help define our daily coverage of AI […]...
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3 Fresh Approaches to Maximize Customer Value with Data

Apr 22 8:08am Datafloq
New customer acquisition is costly. And customers are increasingly demanding, fickle, and empowered with endless options — new and old — to spend their dollars. So brands are rightly focused on increasing retention and share of wallet to maximize customer value. Brands know that data holds the key to making the customer value gains they want to see. But they struggle to leverage that data in the right way. Here are 3 fresh approaches many brands are not using, but should consider, to improve customer value. 1. The More Data, The Merrier You are collecting some data — likely even a lot of data — about your customers. You’ve got some demographics, geography/location, and purchase history. You may have their customer service history and website behavior as well. Don’t stop there. Do you know their marital status, education level, income? How about the words they said when talking to a customer service rep? How about their tweets? How loyal to your brand are their friends, family, and coworkers in their social networks? And don’t stop with your customers. What about the enterprise itself? You’ve got a wealth of data about every aspect of the business, including sales data, ops data, and much more. Why is this important? Many ...Read More on Datafloq...
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Trust Your Data: How an International Data Company Built Veracity

Apr 21 5:33pm Hortonworks Blog – Hortonworks
Three weeks ago, at the DataWorks Summit in Munich, we announced the Data Hero winners for the EMEA region. The winner in the Data Scientist category was Rene Castberg, Senior Researcher at DNV GL. You can read the announcement here. DNV GL is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, and operates in over 100 counties. It provides services for several industries including maritime, renewable […] The post Trust Your Data: How an International Data Company Built Veracity appeared first on Hortonworks.
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14 AI startups will compete for $1.5 million from Nvidia

Apr 21 5:30pm Big Data – VentureBeat
Artificial intelligence is hot, and you can tell that because both giant companies and tiny startups are excited about it. Nvidia, which had $6.9 billion in revenues last year, is in touch with more than 2,000 AI startups around the world. And this week, the graphics chip maker and AI company took a step in figuring […]...
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The impact of AI on supply chain logistics

Apr 21 3:10pm Big Data – VentureBeat
GUEST: Ever wonder how your Amazon Prime packages show up at your door mere hours after you place an order? A complex series of operations connects suppliers to manufacturers to wholesalers to retailers to you, the end consumer. Oversight of this process is called supply chain management (SCM). Within SCM, logistics is the portion that handles […]...
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Build a Real-time Stream Processing Pipeline with Apache Flink on AWS

Apr 21 1:05pm AWS Big Data Blog
In today’s business environments, data is generated in a continuous fashion by a steadily increasing number of diverse data sources. Therefore, the ability to continuously capture, store, and process this data to quickly turn high volume streams of raw data into actionable insights has become a substantial competitive advantage for organizations. Apache Flink is an […]...
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Sensor Data Analytics Creating New Possibilities for Business

Apr 21 10:23am Big Data Week Blog
For nearly five years now, visitors staying in Walt Disney World Resort hotels in Orlando have received “Magic Bands” before their arrival. These wristbands, similar to fitness trackers, are equipped with RFID technology and sensors that allow them to serve as hotel room keys, park admission tickets, and can be used to charge meals and other purchases to the credit card on file. For those who like to plan ahead, Magic Bands also allow visitors to schedule up to three attractions in advance, and then bypass the lines. While Magic Bands help simplify a Disney vacation for visitors, the real benefit is to the resort itself. The data collected by Magic Bands can help streamline park operations while also managing [...] Continue Reading...
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Data Security in the Cloud

Apr 21 3:30am DATAVERSITY
Click to learn more about video blogger Stefan Groschupf. Introducing the Big Data & Brews video blog series presented by Stefan Groschupf, Founder of Datameer. The series will touch on hot topics within the business of  Big Data, Analytics, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, Modern BI, NoSQL and Next Generation Technologies. In today’s video blog Stefan Groschupf […] The post Data Security in the Cloud appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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