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Visualizing and Understanding Deep Neural Networks

In this presentation, Matthew Zeiler, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of Clarifai Inc, speaks about large convolutional neural networks. These networks have recently demonstrated impressive object recognition performance making real world applications possible.

GridGain Systems Introduces In-Memory Computing Solutions Deployed on Microsoft Azure to Address the Needs of the Financial Services Industry

GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade In-Memory Computing solutions based on Apache® Ignite™, announced that they are now offering the GridGain In-Memory Data Fabric deployed on Microsoft Azure.

New StreamSets Dataflow Performance Manager™ Unifies Operational Control Over Data in Motion

StreamSets announced StreamSets Dataflow Performance Manager (DPM™), a solution to manage operations of a company’s end-to-end dataflows within a single pane of glass.

The Latest Big Changes in Big Data

In this contributed article, Aaron Auld, CEO of EXASOL takes a high-level view of the evolving big data ecosystem.

DrivenBI Redefines Self-Service BI with Business Pro Tour, Produces Usable Results in Hours

DrivenBI, provider of SRK, the 100% cloud-native self-service BI platform that empowers business professionals without IT’s constant support, announced a new on-boarding methodology to quicken the learning curve for new users, further redefining the meaning of self-service BI.

Book Review: The Manga Guide to Regression Analysis

Last year, I wrote a review of a useful book that got students up to speed with a key mathematical ingredient of machine learning – linear algebra: The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra. No Starch Press (an excellent source of technical books) just came out with a follow-up title: The Manga Guide to Regression Analysis.

Jethro to Release Jethro Acceleration Engine 2.0 with Auto-cubes

Jethro, provider of an index-based SQL acceleration engine that makes Business Intelligence (BI) work on Hadoop, is slated to release Jethro 2.0 featuring “auto-cubes.”

Rescuing Lost History: Using Big Data to Recover Black Women’s Lived Experiences

“A lot of times when people think about big data, they think about it in ahistorical times…outside of this political context,” said Ruby Mendenhall, an associate professor of sociology at UIUC. “It’s really important to think about whose voice is digitized, in journals and newspapers. A lot of that for black women has been lost and you need to make a concerted effort to recover it.” Mendenhall’s study employs Latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA) algorithms and comparative text mining to search 800,000 periodicals in JSTOR (Journal Storage) and HathiTrust from 1746 to 2014 to identify the types of conversations that emerge about Black women’s shared experience over time.

Clustrix Enhances Performance, Ease-of-Use and Security of MySQL-Replacement Database

Clustrix, provider of the scale-out database designed for the elastic scaling requirements of high-transaction, high-value workloads of today’s Web applications, announced the availability of version 8.0 of its software.

DataScience Inc. Unveils the DataScience Cloud, a Platform That Makes Data Scientists Central to Every Business Function

DataScience, Inc., announced the DataScience Cloud, a platform that enables data scientists to explore varied data sources, build models and algorithms, and seamlessly deploy work throughout their entire organization, regardless of their tech stack and level of engineering support.