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Visualizing Malaria in Zambia using Big Data

EXASOL, a high-performance in-memory analytic database developer, and PATH, an international nonprofit organization and global leader in health and innovation, announced a partnership to support the Zambian government’s ambitious campaign to eliminate malaria by 2020.

Five Ways Data Analytics Will Storm the Stage in 2017

It is becoming more and more apparent how data analysis is driving e-commerce revenues. And this growing importance has forced e-tailers and e-commerce firms to hire more data scientists in order to better understand how customer engagement impacts revenue and sales. This assessment comes from SOASTA, the leader in performance analytics, who reveals that data analytics is important in all aspects of the organization – from digital transformation to digital performance management.
SOASTA offers five ways data analytics will storm the stage in 2017.

How Companies Get Value from Data Science Production

Data science software maker, Dataiku, recently completed a worldwide survey that asked thousands of companies: how does your organization put data science into production? The results show that most companies using data science have unique challenges that fall into four different profiles: Small Data Teams, Packagers, Industrialization Maniacs, and The Big Data Lab.

Data from Uber Movement Means a Bright Future for Cities

In this contributed article, Harry Glaser, CEO of Periscope Data, discusses the newly announced knock-out platform from Uber called “Movement,” which will offer access to its data around traffic flow in scores where it operates, intended for use by city planners and researchers looking to improve mobility.

Deep Learning by Yann LeCun

The Institute for Scientific Computing Research (ISCR) sponsored the talk below entitled “Deep Learning” on April 16, 2015, at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The talk was presented by Yann LeCun, director of AI research at Facebook and professor of data science, computer science, neural science and electrical engineering at NYU.

4 Ways to Encourage Big Data Adoption in Your Business

In this contributed article, technology writer and blogger Kayla Matthews offers four ways to encourage big data adoption in your business. If you’re trying to stimulate interest in big data throughout your organization and get employees on board, keep reading, encouraging adoption may not always be straightforward, but it’s a worthwhile endeavor.

Get Up to Speed with Data Science in 7 Easy Steps

In this article, we’ll make sense of data science for those unacquainted with the field and outline a series of 7 easy steps to get up to speed with the technology. In doing so, we’ll highlight the integral steps in the “data science process,” so you can get a good grasp of how data science works and how it is of value to enterprises seeking to maximize the value of their data assets.

Smart Card Alliance Releases Primer on Securing the Internet of Things

It has been projected that by 2020, the world will have over 20 billion connected devices. With this growth, there is a critical need to ramp up the security of “things” and the data they create. To guide the industry, the Smart Card Alliance released a high-level educational resource outlining the security value of embedded hardware technology in end devices used in IoT applications. The white paper, “Embedded Hardware Security for IoT Applications,” was created by the Smart Card Alliance’s Internet of Things Security Council.

Harvard Ash Center Releases Report Charting New and Revolving Role of Chief Data Officers in Cities

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School released a white paper by Innovations in American Government Fellow Jane Wiseman highlighting the relatively new and evolving role of chief data officers in cities and states across the country in working to improve social outcomes through data-driven government. “Lessons From Leading CDOs: A Framework for Better Civic Analytics,” examines lessons learned from CDOs in America’s biggest cities.

Alooma Enables the Real-Time Enterprise with Data Pipelines to Cloud Warehouses

Alooma, the modern data pipeline company, today announced the general availability of the Alooma service which creates secure pipelines that stream data in real-time from any source including databases, applications, APIs, etc. to leading cloud data warehouse platforms for faster business decision-making.