IBM Breaks Industry Record for Conversational Speech Recognition with Deep Learning

Mar 13 3:05am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, “IBM today announced that it broke the industry record for speech recognition, creating a technology that recognizes spoken words ever closer to human parity. Last year, IBM announced a major improvement in conversational speech recognition: a system that achieved a 6.9 percent word error rate. Since […] The post IBM Breaks Industry Record for Conversational Speech Recognition with Deep Learning appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Opportunities for machine-learning startups: An investor perspective

Mar 11 7:41pm Big Data – VentureBeat
GUEST: Machine learning is a trending topic today and for good reason. It has enormous potential to transform entire markets and industries. But there’s also a lot of hype surrounding the technology. As an investor, I look for three key characteristics that I believe distinguish winners who are successfully leveraging machine learning: 1. Specific use cases […]...
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Join us next week at Strata + Hadoop World in San Jose, CA

Mar 10 4:10pm AWS Big Data Blog
We’re back in San Jose for the Strata conference, March 13-16, 2017, to talk all things big data at AWS and show you some of our latest innovations. Come meet the AWS Big Data team at booth #928, where big data experts will be happy to answer your questions, hear about your requirements, and help […]...
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How Analytics Is Evolving Like the Medical Field

Mar 10 3:35pm Datafloq
It used to be that a doctor was a doctor for the most part. Even a century ago, unless you lived in a large city, people likely had a town doctor who handled most every type of ailment and guided most any type of treatment. Given the limited medical knowledge and lack of sophisticated treatment options during this time, these generalists could often provide a level of care that was comparable to the best available. Today, that is no longer true in medicine and a similar trend is playing out in analytics. The Proliferation of Specialists Today, the medical profession still has general practitioners who are usually our first line of defense. However, there are also specialists focused on a wide range of specialties within medicine. Radiologists, surgeons, orthopedists, and more are among those we interact with on a regular basis. Even within these specialties, there are sub-specialties. For example, brain surgeons and heart surgeons. While all medical professionals go through the same basic training, many then focus on training in a specific area. When I started in analytics just a few decades ago, most of us were similar to the town doctor. For the most part, we were generalists who would apply ...Read More on Datafloq...
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How Big Data Is Changing the Business World, and Why It Matters

Mar 10 1:53pm Datafloq
In the not too distant past businesses ran on data collected through store visits, coupon redemption, mailed surveys and the ever present telemarketing calls. Information is still collected this way, but there is an increasing reliance on web searches, email contacts and online analytic tools. The information that is collected online can gauge customer behavior more accurately than traditional means. The fact is that more and more people conduct their business online opposed to face-to-face. So a small business that has an online component to their products and services is more likely to attract business. It is also understandably smart to consider providing products and services online because: It is instant gratification for your customer. Online tools make it very easy to track and ship products. It provides you with an avenue to showcase your products and services to customers. You can customize the customer's experience and understand their buying patterns. A lot of the benefits of online business come from collecting, analyzing, and using big data. Here are some ways in which it is changing the business world. Big Data Changes How You View Your Customers In the past your business wouldn't have access to trends as quickly as you do today. This matters because your ...Read More on Datafloq...
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Strata+Hadoop World 2017 San Jose

Mar 10 1:12pm EMC Big Data
Another Strata+Hadoop World San Jose is upon us and some of us are extra excited because this is the first time we are in San Jose as Dell EMC. I was literally on a call today going over the logistics and a couple of people could not stop talking about the event and how it […] The post Strata+Hadoop World 2017 – San Jose appeared first on EMC Big Data.
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Data Preparation and Data Analysis Dont Have to be Painful

Mar 10 3:35am DATAVERSITY
Consider the time and effort involved in the ‘old world’ of Business Intelligence data preparation! How on earth did we ever get anything done? Armies of data analysts and IT staff slaving over data, compiling, analyzing, graphing, charting, taking requests from managers and users and engaging in an endless exchange and interaction to assure that […] The post Data Preparation and Data Analysis Don’t Have to be Painful appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Looker Brings Actionable Insights to Critical Marketing Data on Google Cloud Platform

Mar 10 3:15am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess A new press release states, “Today at the Google Cloud NEXT conference, Looker launched a suite of Looker Blocks designed to give marketers the tools to enhance analysis of their critical data. Compatible with Google BigQuery Data Transfer Service, Looker’s new Looker Blocks deliver a powerful, plug-and-play platform to turn data into […] The post Looker Brings Actionable Insights to Critical Marketing Data on Google Cloud Platform appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Dimensional Insight Announces Launch of Spectre Columnar Database for Robust BI

Mar 10 3:10am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, “Dimensional Insight, a developer of business intelligence (BI) solutions for complex and highly regulated industries, today announced the launch of Spectre as part of Version 7.0 of its award-winning BI platform, Diver Platform™. The powerful data engine is built on the latest columnar database technology, which […] The post Dimensional Insight Announces Launch of Spectre Columnar Database for Robust BI appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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NVIDIA and Microsoft Boost AI Cloud Computing with Launch of Hyperscale GPU Accelerator

Mar 10 3:05am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess A recent press release reports, “NVIDIA with Microsoft today unveiled blueprints for a new hyperscale GPU accelerator to drive AI cloud computing. Providing hyperscale data centers with a fast, flexible path for AI, the new HGX-1 hyperscale GPU accelerator is an open-source design released in conjunction with Microsoft’s Project Olympus. HGX-1 does […] The post NVIDIA and Microsoft Boost AI Cloud Computing with Launch of Hyperscale GPU Accelerator appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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93 | OddityViz with Valentina DEfilippo and Miriam Quick

Mar 9 10:55pm Data Stories
We have designer Valentina D’Efilippo and researcher Miriam Quick on the show to talk about their recent project OddityViz, a series of data visualizations of Space Oddity, the famous song of David Bowie.
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Webinar: Focus on Your Analysis, Not Your SQL Code

Mar 9 9:54pm DATAVERSITY
To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> This webinar is sponsored by: About the Webinar Analysts in the line of business deal with a myriad of time-consuming data preparation and analytic challenges that often require IT or DBA intervention to deliver a requested dataset. Others have taught themselves “enough SQL to be […] The post Webinar: Focus on Your Analysis, Not Your SQL Code appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Slides: Focus on Your Analysis, Not Your SQL Code

Mar 9 9:51pm DATAVERSITY
Focus on Your Analysis, Not Your SQL Code from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of the presentation, click HERE>> This webinar is sponsored by: About the Webinar Analysts in the line of business deal with a myriad of time-consuming data preparation and analytic challenges that often require IT or DBA intervention to deliver […] The post Slides: Focus on Your Analysis, Not Your SQL Code appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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8 Amazing Smart Home IoT Devices Available in 2017

Mar 9 2:32pm Datafloq
Do you sometimes feel like your home greets you like an old friend when you come home from a long day in the office? Well, what if it could? The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to develop rapidly, with new devices becoming available every year. Smart homes are one of the most widely adopted IoT applications currently available to consumers, and devices for smart homes are becoming more popular each year. One of the biggest benefits of smart home devices is that they are totally customizable—you can choose the devices that make sense for your life. But what options are out there? Well, we still haven’t seen a device that will cook your breakfast for you, but these 8 cutting-edge smart home IoT devices are available this year, and could make your life a whole lot easier.  1. Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat Let’s face it, not everyone likes a room to be the same temperature. You won’t always be able to agree on what makes for a comfortable room, but you will be able to optimize your preferences with the Sensi Thermostat. The Sensi allows you to set different temperature schedules, depending on the day of the week, giving you better control over ...Read More on Datafloq...
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Analyzing VPC Flow Logs with Amazon Kinesis Firehose, Amazon Athena, and Amazon QuickSight

Mar 9 2:06pm AWS Big Data Blog
Many business and operational processes require you to analyze large volumes of frequently updated data. Log analysis, for example, involves querying and visualizing large volumes of log data to identify behavioral patterns, understand application processing flows, and investigate and diagnose issues. VPC flow logs capture information about the IP traffic going to and from network […]...
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A New Cloud-Based Data Preparation Solution from Google & Trifacta

Mar 9 1:25pm Blog – Trifacta
Today, we’re excited to announce our collaboration with Google to create Google Cloud Dataprep, the latest offering available on Google Cloud Platform for data preparation. Since the founding research at Stanford and UC Berkeley that led to the creation of the data preparation category, our team at Trifacta has prided itself on continuing to push... The post A New Cloud-Based Data Preparation Solution from Google & Trifacta appeared first on Trifacta.
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Building a house as a security metaphor

Mar 9 1:00pm Hortonworks Blog – Hortonworks
I figured I’d step away from my Cybersecurity Architecture series and CISO’s View series and share my experience in speaking to folks about cyber security.  Ideally, you should have a quick 20 second elevator pitch ready that explains the value a security program delivers to the business without using an security terminology. Using a security […] The post Building a house as a security metaphor appeared first on Hortonworks.
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5 Ways Data Will Be Commoditized in the Future

Mar 9 7:20am Datafloq
Data is a valuable resource, and it’s already starting to become commoditized. Institutions that can collect, organize, and distribute data are making significant profits, and data technology is making its way into the hands of less and less tech-savvy users. At the same time, improvements to our technology and the increasing reach of that technology is making it cheaper to execute tasks that seemed unthinkable just a decade ago. So what does this mean for the future of that data industry and for consumers as a whole? Data Commoditization We predict these five developments from the commoditization of data in the future: 1. Accessible predictive analytics. Currently, predictive analytics is a branch of analytics that exists as more of a wish-list item than a feasible or reliable institution. It exists, and is in use by many companies, but it relies on a combination of state-of-the-...
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SatCen participated in the 3rd ESA International Security Symposium (ISS)

Mar 9 4:42am Big Data Europe
The 3rd ESA International Security Symposium (ISS), held in Frascati (Rome) on 13th and 14th of February, focused on how challenges related to security of Big Data can impact the activities and security of international and national organisations. The event brought together public and private stakeholders of the space sectors such as national and international […]...
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The Best Academic Programs in the USA for Data Science

Mar 9 3:30am DATAVERSITY
When the 2011 McKinsey report estimated that 2018 will witness a severe shortage of about “140,000 to 190,000 Data Analytics experts” in the US industry, the universities began to wake up to the need for new and improved US academic programs in Data Science. Moreover, in a 2012 blog post titled Big Data and Data Scientists […] The post The Best Academic Programs in the USA for Data Science appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Unravel Data Launches Version 4.0 of Its Intelligent Application Performance Management Platform

Mar 9 3:15am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess According to a new press release, “Unravel Data, the industry’s only intelligent application performance management (APM) platform designed to simplify DataOps, today unveiled a new set of automated actions for improving Big Data operations and performance. Designed by Unravel after months of working with 100+ enterprise customers and prospects to uncover their […] The post Unravel Data Launches Version 4.0 of Its Intelligent Application Performance Management Platform appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Kinetica and Nimbix Team Up to Offer GPU Computing in the Cloud for Enterprise Customers

Mar 9 3:10am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess A new press release reports, “Kinetica, provider of the fastest, in-memory database accelerated by GPUs, today announced its real-time analytics and visualization solution is immediately available on the Nimbix Cloud. Providing instant results and visualized insights across massive streaming datasets, Kinetica on the Nimbix Cloud can be launched in seconds and is […] The post Kinetica and Nimbix Team Up to Offer GPU Computing in the Cloud for Enterprise Customers appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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IBM and Salesforce Announce Landmark Global Strategic Partnership

Mar 9 3:05am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess A recent press release states, “IBM and Salesforce today announced a global strategic partnership to deliver joint solutions designed to leverage artificial intelligence and enable companies to make smarter decisions, faster than ever before. With the partnership, IBM Watson, the leading AI platform for business, and Salesforce Einstein, AI that powers the […] The post IBM and Salesforce Announce Landmark Global Strategic Partnership appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE SILICON VALLEY 2017 FINDINGS THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION WILL DRIVE HUGE GROWTH IN DATA

Mar 8 1:30pm Hortonworks Blog – Hortonworks
As I sat in the audience of the 2017 Autonomous Vehicle Silicon Valley conference this week in Santa Clara, listening to luminaries present their visions for an Autonomous Vehicle future, I was struck by the change sweeping across the automotive industry. This was definitely not the same industry I have worked within over the last […] The post AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE SILICON VALLEY 2017 FINDINGS – THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION WILL DRIVE HUGE GROWTH IN DATA appeared first on Hortonworks.
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Big Updates to the Big Data on AWS Training Course!

Mar 8 1:24pm AWS Big Data Blog
AWS offers a range of training resources to help you advance your knowledge with practical skills so you can get more out of the cloud. We’ve updated Big Data on AWS, a three-day, instructor-led training course to keep pace with the latest AWS big data innovations. This course allows you to hear big data best […]...
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Datalake 3.0 Part 3 Distributed TensorFlow Assembly on Apache Hadoop YARN

Mar 8 11:30am Hortonworks Blog – Hortonworks
Thank you for reading our Data Lake 3.0 series! In part 1 of the series, we introduced what a Data Lake 3.0 is and in part 2 of the series, we talked about how a multi-colored YARN will play a critical role in building a successful Data Lake 3.0. In this blog, we will take a […] The post Datalake 3.0 Part 3 – Distributed TensorFlow Assembly on Apache Hadoop YARN appeared first on Hortonworks.
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Recent Amazon Failures Leaves "Cloud" Forecast Unclear

Mar 8 11:03am Datafloq
It’s been a rough few weeks for the cloud. Amazon Web Services, the public cloud division of internet juggernaut Amazon, suffered a mighty blow, crippling the internet on a Tuesday afternoon, while internet-connected teddy bears were hacked. “If you could make God bleed, people would cease to believe in Him,” Ivan Vanko tells Tony Stark in Iron Man 2. “There will be blood in the water, the sharks will come.” A simple typo brought the Internet to its knees on Feb. 28. With a market share of roughly a third of the internet, cloud traffic relies on the AWS, particularly the Amazon Simple Storage Service. A tiny coding error brought down all of S3’s customers, including popular services and websites such as Spotify, Imgur, Slack, Quora, and, ironically, the Down Detector. This is the first major malfunction of S3 and the AWS, which is “designed to deliver 99.999999999\% durab...
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How Adopting DevOps for the Database Enhances IT Security

Mar 8 3:35am DATAVERSITY
A common fear that I hear from organizations in the process of adopting DevOps is that they are putting their IT security at risk. Many fear that continuous processes, automated testing, and rapid releases compromise code security. DevOps and security personnel have seemingly opposite objectives, DevOps wants to rapidly develop and deploy software, while security […] The post How Adopting DevOps for the Database Enhances IT Security appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Case Study: Hello Fresh Shifts to Big Data with MapR

Mar 8 3:30am DATAVERSITY
The doorbell rings and it’s a big box with the words “HelloFresh” on the side in lime green letters. Inside, surrounded by biodegradable ice packs, are fresh ingredients for three different meals for you and your spouse, chosen from a varied slate of innovative entrees. All the vegies and meats in the box are portioned, […] The post Case Study: Hello Fresh Shifts to Big Data with MapR appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Cisco and IBM Speed Digital and Cloud Transformation with Expanded VersaStack Offerings

Mar 8 3:15am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess A recent press release reports, “Cisco and IBM today announced new solutions for VersaStack™, converged infrastructure jointly developed by the two companies. VersaStack helps organizations reduce complexity and automate processes to accelerate the delivery of applications.  The additional technologies incorporated in the announcement today extend VersaStack to include hybrid cloud capabilities and […] The post Cisco and IBM Speed Digital and Cloud Transformation with Expanded VersaStack Offerings appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Teradata Launches IntelliCloud Superior Data and Analytic Software as a Service

Mar 8 3:10am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess A new press release out of the company reports, “Teradata, a leading analytics solutions company, today announced Teradata IntelliCloud™, its next generation secure managed cloud offering that provides data and analytic software as a service (SaaS). It is available with new deployment choices including Teradata IntelliFlex™, the company’s flagship enterprise data warehouse […] The post Teradata Launches IntelliCloud – Superior Data and Analytic Software as a Service appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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HCL Announces ThreeStage Internet of Things Maturity Framework

Mar 8 3:05am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess According to a new press release, “‘IoT WoRKSTM by HCL’, the Internet of Things (IoT) business unit of HCL Technologies, announces the launch of IoT Maturity framework titled, “IoT Maturity: Bridging the Gap Between Devices and Value”, as seen in MIT Sloan Management Review. This Executive Scholar Exchange (ESE) provides a roadmap […] The post HCL Announces Three–Stage Internet of Things Maturity Framework appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Glassdoor: 11 of the 25 highest paying U.S. jobs for 2017 are in tech

Mar 7 11:59pm Big Data – VentureBeat
Career website Glassdoor today released its 2017 report on the “Highest Paying Jobs In Demand.” Just like last year, in the list of the top 25 U.S. jobs, 11 were in tech — more than any other industry (health care was next in line with six jobs). Glassdoor’s list is ordered by average base salary […]...
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How to send story tips securely to VentureBeat

Mar 7 12:40pm Big Data – VentureBeat
Got a big story to share? VentureBeat accepts confidential news tips. Here’s a list of ways to contact our editorial team with sensitive information. We are committed to protecting the identities of our sources. When submitting a confidential news tip, be sure to include any relevant documents, evidence, and data. Further, please explain why the tip is newsworthy and what’s at […]...
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Analytics and the cloud: The Internet of Things

Mar 7 9:17am IBM Big Data Hub Blog
This is the second in a series of blogs on analytics and the cloud. We will consider the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), analytics used on that data and how the cloud can be utilized to drive value out of instrumenting a very wide range of ‘things’.
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Confluent raises $50 million led by Sequoia Capital

Mar 7 7:00am Big Data – VentureBeat
Confluent, a startup that provides commercial support for the Apache Kafka open-source software, announced today a funding round of $50 million. The technology allows companies to easily access data as real-time streams and make it available throughout their IT systems. Last time we spoke with Confluent in 2014, the startup had recently spun-out of LinkedIn […]...
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Ivy Tech - Award Winning Customer Creates a Data Democracy

Mar 7 6:00am Blog
A BIG congratulations to Pentaho customer Ivy Tech Community College, recipient of the Best Self-Service Analytics Award by Gartner, Inc. through their 2016 Gartner Data & Analytics Excellence Awards. The awards recognize excellence in data and analytics technology to drive best-in-class initiatives. Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the...
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How Virtual Reality Has Taken Over The World

Mar 7 5:49am Datafloq
Mobile app developers are now shifting towards virtual reality app development. Apps are being developed for different functions but the hottest trend now is virtual reality apps. This is because virtual reality, as a technology, has been adopted by different industries. And it is being adopted by more industries. Most app developers now work in conjunction with virtual reality engineers. Instead of the convention building plans that are created on cardboards, architects now make use of virtual reality to present their plans. This gives 3D effect to the structure and the plan is viewed with the appropriate equipment, it feels exactly like the real image. It can never be compared to the conventional cardboard plan. In fact most clients no longer accept cardboard plans. The major advantage of this technology is that it is able to present a building that is yet to be developed in its compl...
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Taking the Cloud Computing Road to Data Integration and Data Management

Mar 7 3:30am DATAVERSITY
2016 was a great year for data, but the coming years will be even better. That’s the case being made by many in the industry, including Rob Consoli, Chief Revenue Officer at Enterprise Application Integration and Data Management vendor Liaison Technologies. Its Alloy Platform offers Data Integration and Data Management on a single unified platform, […] The post Taking the Cloud Computing Road to Data Integration and Data Management appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Digital Transformation and Your Database: Software V. Enterprise Companies

Mar 7 3:15am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess Jeff Boehm of NuoDB has written about the strategy behind Digital Transformation at different types of companies. He writes, “Customer expectations are rapidly evolving due to the breakneck speed of innovation. Technology fosters and enables a culture of instant access (and immediate gratification), constant evolution and iteration, subscription pricing models, and targeted efficiencies. […] The post Digital Transformation and Your Database: Software V. Enterprise Companies appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Talend Introduces the First Apache Beam Powered Big Data Preparation Solution

Mar 7 3:10am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess A new press release reports, “Talend, a global leader in cloud and big data integration software, today announced the first Apache Beam-powered solution for self-service, big data preparation. Now a top-level Apache project, Apache Beam is a unified programming model for executing both batch and streaming data processing pipelines that are portable […] The post Talend Introduces the First Apache Beam Powered Big Data Preparation Solution appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Jivox Introduces Neuron Machine Learning Technology

Mar 7 3:05am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess According to a new press release, “Jivox, the personalized digital marketing technology leader, today introduced its patent-pending machine learning technology dubbed Neuron as a significant enhancement to the company’s flagship Jivox IQ platform. In addition, the company today unveiled its first new machine learning-based app – the Jivox IQ Ad Content Recommendation […] The post Jivox Introduces Neuron Machine Learning Technology appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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DI&A Webinar: Descriptive, Prescriptive, and Predictive Analytics

Mar 6 11:30pm DATAVERSITY
  To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar Data analysis can be divided into descriptive, prescriptive and predictive analytics. Descriptive analytics aims to help uncover valuable insight from the data being analyzed. Prescriptive analytics suggests conclusions or actions that may be taken based on the analysis. Predictive analytics focuses […] The post DI&A Webinar: Descriptive, Prescriptive, and Predictive Analytics appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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DI&A Slides: Descriptive, Prescriptive, and Predictive Analytics

Mar 6 11:29pm DATAVERSITY
DI&A Slides: Descriptive, Prescriptive, and Predictive Analytics from DATAVERSITY   About the Webinar Data analysis can be divided into descriptive, prescriptive and predictive analytics. Descriptive analytics aims to help uncover valuable insight from the data being analyzed. Prescriptive analytics suggests conclusions or actions that may be taken based on the analysis. Predictive analytics focuses on […] The post DI&A Slides: Descriptive, Prescriptive, and Predictive Analytics appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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20 Awesome Websites For Collecting Big Data

Mar 6 3:21pm Datafloq
Big data is a big deal. That’s why so many companies are working to deploy analytical systems that can track and collect the data they need — if they haven’t already. With it, you can learn a lot about customer behaviors, habits and tendencies, your own products and services, and much more. It can also provide insights into the future, like how to tailor specific marketing campaigns or what new products you should launch. From 2011 to 2013, more data had been created in those two years than in the entire history of the human race. And that was years ago. It’s exploded even more since then. By the year 2020, there will be an estimated 44 trillion gigabytes. As valuable as this information can be, not everyone has the capacity to collect and access — or even analyze — this much information. What’s the solution if you don’t have access to a system that can facilitate the d...
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From Buzz to Brass Tacks: Data-backed Strategies to Improve Sales Performance

Mar 6 1:16pm Datafloq
No sales team would pass up an opportunity to improve its overall productivity and profitability. Most also realize that big data and analytics are game changers. The question isn’t whether to harness the power of big data and analytics. It’s deciding what provides the most value to individual salespeople and the entire organization. While the majority of today's organizations may recognize the potential of big data, most struggle with how to properly apply the skills of data scientists: Most businesses that do hire data scientists often lacks an idea how to effectively utilize their skills. Most data scientists are stuck in maintenance mode organizing and collating data, rather than actually analyzing it. Below are several practical applications of big data that can be used to boost sales performance in an organization. Real-time Performance Visibility and Optimization Companie...
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How Do Leading Businesses Protect Their Data Centers?

Mar 6 12:23pm Datafloq
As more and more businesses invest in data centers to efficiently store and manage company data, it’s becoming increasingly clear that we need to have a discussion about data center integrity and what can be done to mitigate the risks that could potentially come into play at any given moment. 5 Ways to Protect a Data Center A data center isn’t something to be taken lightly. Whether you design your own, purchase a pre-fabricated data center, or lease one, advanced protection is an absolute must. Here are a few things to be thinking about: 1. Control Physical Access While you could argue that controlling physical access is second to securing network and system access (in terms of priorities), it’s a good idea to start with the physical side of things. That’s because controlling physical access to your data center is a much easier challenge. It lets you get a small “win” fro...
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The IoT-Connected Car of Today Cases From Hertz, Nokia, NTT, Mojio & Concur Technologies

Mar 6 12:14pm Datafloq
Imagine a world where your car not only drives itself, but also says intelligent things like these: A hotel is just around the corner and you have been driving for eight hours. Would you like to reserve a room and take rest for a couple of hours? You last serviced the brakes twelve months ago and you have driven your car about 20.000 miles in this duration. Would you like me to find a dealer and book an appointment? This would look like an impossibility about five years ago when the world was unaware of a technology called the Internet of Things (IoT), but today, the IoT is already breaking fresh ground for tech companies and car manufacturers, enabling them to realize their idea of a ‘connected car.’ I recently attended Mobile World Congress (#MWC17) in Barcelona where SAP announced its collaboration with Hertz, Nokia and Concur Technologies. The purpose of this new partnersh...
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Data Lake 3.0 Part 2 A Multi-Colored YARN

Mar 6 12:00pm Hortonworks Blog – Hortonworks
Thank you for reading our Data Lake 3.0 series! In part 1 of the series, we briefly introduced the power of leveraging prepackaged applications in Data Lake 3.0 and how the focus will shift from the platform management to solving the business problems. In this post, we further deliberate on this idea to help answer […] The post Data Lake 3.0 Part 2 – A Multi-Colored YARN appeared first on Hortonworks.
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Trifactas 3rd Year as the #1 Vendor in Dresners End User Data Prep Market Study

Mar 6 8:55am Blog – Trifacta
Today, Dresner Advisory Services unveiled its third annual End User Data Preparation Market Study that provides an in-depth review of the usage trends and feature requests taking hold in the data preparation market. As this market continues to mature, we’ve watched Dresner’s findings shift year-over-year to reflect an increased recognition and use of data preparation.... The post Trifacta’s 3rd Year as the #1 Vendor in Dresner’s End User Data Prep Market Study appeared first on Trifacta.
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A Big Market For Big Data: An Outlook on 2017

Mar 6 6:28am Datafloq
You might think that the big data revolution is already in full swing. You’d be wrong. It can take decades for a big technological revolution to truly make its impact felt. And before you doubt it, big data is a technological revolution. It already is changing the landscape, like in real estate and health care. That will only accelerate as new uses get found, ideas get implemented and technologies that make use of it and that allow it to excel get rolled out (think the Internet of Things). For that reason, you have to stay aware of what’s going on and what’s on the horizon. For that is where the real promise lies. Therefore, we’re going to look at the outlook for 2017, so that you can inform yourself and make the right decision about your big data policies. Machine parts for big data Just like machine parts for manufacture revolutionized construction, as it allowed one part to...
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AI and Speech Recognition: A Primer for Chatbots

Mar 6 4:20am Datafloq
Conversational User Interfaces (CUI) are at the heart of the current wave of AI development. Although many applications and products out there are simply “Mechanical Turks” — which means machines that pretend to be automatized while a hidden person is actually doing all the work — there have been many interesting advancements in speech recognition from the symbolic or statistical learning approaches. In particular, deep learning is drastically augmenting the abilities of the bots with respect to traditional NLP (i.e., bag-of-words clustering, TF-IDF, etc.) and is creating the concept of “conversation-as-a-platform”, which is disrupting the apps market. Our smartphone currently represents the most expensive area to be purchased per squared centimeter (even more expensive than the square meters price of houses in Beverly Hills), and it is not hard to envision that having...
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Data Quality A Simple 6 Step Process

Mar 6 3:35am DATAVERSITY
We’ve all heard of the many horrors of poor Data Quality. Companies with millions of records with “(000)000-0000” as customer contact numbers, “99/99/99” as date of purchase, 12 different gender values, shipping addresses with no state information etc. The cost of ‘dirty data’ to enterprise and organizations is real. For example, the US Postal Service […] The post Data Quality – A Simple 6 Step Process appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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DefinedCrowd Announces Alpha Release of Enterprise Software-as-a-Service

Mar 6 3:10am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess A recent press release reports, “DefinedCrowd Corp., an intelligent data platform helping data scientists enrich and train data for artificial intelligence (AI) applications, today announced the release of the alpha version of their Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) for enterprise-scale speech technologies and natural language processing (NLP). With their expertise in speech and natural language […] The post DefinedCrowd Announces Alpha Release of Enterprise Software-as-a-Service appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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Actility Launches Breakthrough IoT Geolocation and Tracking Solution Platform

Mar 6 3:05am DATAVERSITY
by Angela Guess A recent press release reports, “Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), today announces the availability of a comprehensive geolocation and tracking solution platform offering breakthrough network-based location capability enabled by LoRaWAN network gateways and infrastructure. The ThingPark Location Service will be available to all IoT solution providers […] The post Actility Launches Breakthrough IoT Geolocation and Tracking Solution Platform appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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3 Major Challenges Facing the Future of IoT

Mar 5 6:05pm Datafloq
The Internet of Things (IoT) phenomenon—ubiquitous connected things providing key physical data and further processing of that data in the cloud to deliver business insights— presents a huge opportunity for many players in all businesses and industries. Many companies are organizing themselves to focus on IoT and the connectivity of their future products and services. IoT Challenges For the IoT industry to thrive there are three categories of challenges to overcome and this is true for any new trend in technology not only IoT: Figure 1: IoT Challenges Technology Business   Society Technology This part is covering all the technologies needed to make IoT systems function smoothly as a standalone solution or part of existing systems. Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)  listed some of the root causes of such technological challenges: Many IoT Systems are poorly designed and im...
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REPORT SC6 4th Hangout : Insight into Virtual Currency Ecosystems

Mar 3 3:53am Big Data Europe
WHAT: Fourth SC6 Webinar on “Insight into Virtual Currency Ecosystems” (By making use of Big Data Technology) WHEN: 16.2.2017, 15.00pm CEST Fourth SC6 webinar was held on 16 February 2017. It was organised by the Consortium of Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) from Norway and the Semantic Web Company (SWC) from Austria. Theme of the […]...
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Why Your Company Should Get Started with Blockchain

Mar 3 3:35am DATAVERSITY
The hype surrounding Blockchain – also known as Distributed Ledger Technology – is in overdrive.  Many pundits liken the potential impact of Blockchain to that of the Internet.  Investments in Blockchain startups topped $1.4B in 2016 and new industry consortia seem to pop up every week.   Why the feverish pace? The Payoff Promise While this technology began […] The post Why Your Company Should Get Started with Blockchain appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
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