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Using Data to Successfully Manage Both Cultural and IT Transitions to DevOps

In this special guest feature, John Gentry, CTO of Virtual Instruments, discusses how DevOps gives organizations the opportunity to increase revenue and customer acquisition, due to its ability to kick-start development and accelerate release cycles. But in order to do so, companies must adapt their approaches to reflect design, deployment and management of underlying infrastructure.

Making CRM Intelligent: Salesforce enters the AI space with Einstein release

In this contributed article, Michael Fauscette, Chief Research Officer at G2 Crowd, takes a look at the Salesforce introduction to its new product-darling Einstein and how Einstein will impact Salesforce’s existing platform and why they’re jumping into the AI space.

Book Review: Deep Learning by Goodfellow, Bengio, and Courville

I don’t usually get excited about a new book for the field in which I’ve been deeply involved for quite a long time, but a timely and useful new resource just came out that provided me much anticipation. “Deep Learning” by three experts in the field – Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio, and Aaron Courville is destined to considered the AI-bible moving forward.

Businesses Need a Culture that Supports Women with a Passion for Technology

In this special guest feature, Anjali Norwood, Co-founding Engineer at Arcadia Data, discusses the importance of getting girls involved in STEM at an early age, and ways to foster a culture of female empowerment in tech companies today.

Interview: Gwen Shapira, System Architect at Confluent

I recently caught up with Gwen Shapira, System Architect at Confluent, to talk about the market dynamics of new “fast data” technologies and what is driving its rapid adoption across large companies.

Chaos and Hard Labor Are Not the Foundations of Data-Driven Organizations

In this special guest feature, Murthy Mathiprakasam of Informatica discusses the increased adoption of Data Lake Management practices and how organizations are quickly getting value from big data.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 12/5/2016

Above the Trend Line: machine learning industry rumor central, is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items such as people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

The Touchy-Feely Side of Spark

In this special guest feature, Alex Bordei, head of product management at Bigstep, offers 5 examples of how Apache Spark has maximized its user experience – its feel.

Governance Gets Sexy

In this special guest feature, Joe Pasqua, Executive Vice President of Products at MarkLogic, discusses how effective data governance is more important—and more elusive—than ever before. It enables companies to frame data according to their strategic initiatives, regulatory mandates and core principles. It reduces risk and increases a company’s ability to make the most out of the data in its possession.

Driving Engagement and Revenue with Segmentation in the Digital World

In this special guest feature, Patrick Smith, Manager of Data Science Services at Mather Economics, discusses the value of the ability to attach digital advertising revenue to the online activity at a customer level to show what content creates the highest revenue stream. It’s this knowledge that can (and has), in turn, help publishers create successful, more profitable business strategies.