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Interview: Joe Pasqua, Executive Vice President of Products at MarkLogic

I recently caught up with Joe Pasqua, Executive Vice President of Products at MarkLogic, to discuss how the move to the cloud poses one of the biggest IT opportunities in decades and a host of new challenges. Not only will it change how companies use Big Data, but it’ll vastly increase their speed and agility in being able to do so. Yet this new world is not without risk.

What Machine Learning Means for the Customer Experience

In this special guest feature, Elliott Yama, Chief Data Analyst at Apttus discusses the ways that machine learning is impacting the B2B customer experience – where the evolution mirrors the initial advancement of B2C E-Commerce.

EnterpriseDB Sets New Standard for Digital Business with Release of the EDB Postgres Platform 2017

EnterpriseDB® (EDB™), the database platform company for digital business, announced the general availability of the EDB Postgres™ Platform 2017. The EDB Postgres Platform is the first integrated open source-based database management platform that brings together all of the components required for managing structured and unstructured data in a single platform. The 2017 version of the platform enables organizations to improve decision-making, explore new revenue opportunities, and boost productivity with better support for advanced analytics and data integration.

4 Ways AI Is Changing Healthcare

In this contributed, Anthony Coggine, HR professional turned business analyst. provides four ways that artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the healthcare industry.

Narrative Science Delivers API, Ushering in the Next Generation of BI and Analytics

Narrative Science, a leader in advanced natural language generation (Advanced NLG) for the enterprise, announced the general availability of its Narratives for Business Intelligence API that enables BI and Analytics companies to enhance their platforms with Intelligent Narratives.

NVIDIA Jetson TX2 Enables AI at the Edge

NVIDIA unveiled the NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX2, a credit card-sized platform that delivers AI computing at the edge — opening the door to powerfully intelligent factory robots, commercial drones and smart cameras for AI cities. Jetson TX2 offers twice the performance of its predecessor, or it can run at more than twice the power efficiency, while drawing less than 7.5 watts of power. This allows Jetson TX2 to run larger, deeper neural networks on edge devices. The result: smarter devices with higher accuracy and faster response times for tasks like image classification, navigation and speech recognition.

Government Applications of IoT

The insideBIGDATA Guide to Data Analytics in Government provides an in-depth overview of the use of data analytics technology in the public sector. Focus is given to how data analytics is being used in the government setting with a number of high-profile use case examples. This is the second in a series of articles providing content extracted from the guide. The topic for this segment is government applications of the Internet-of-Things (IoT).

Graph Databases and the Connected Enterprise

In this special guest feature, Emil Eifrem, Founder and CEO of Neo Technology suggests that in order to achieve connected enterprise status and realize the significance of the graph database, companies must understand the database options that are available. Right now, the landscape consists of three categories, which he outlines below, including where he sees their growth in the next few years.

Making the Leap from Data Science Hopeful to Practitioner

It’s a familiar dilemma. You’ve done your research, read some books, taken some online classes – and at long last, you’re finally ready to get real-life work experience as a Data Scientist. In this contributed article, Dan Saber, Data Science Hiring Manager at Coursera, offers three important steps for successfully transitioning into a data science career.

Immerse Yourself In Data: Looker Releases LookVR, Putting Data In Virtual Reality

Data exploration has reached a new level. Looker released LookVR, a new app allowing the exploration of data in virtual reality, pushing the bounds of how businesses interact with their data. With LookVR, users can virtually walk around their data and explore it like never before.