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Best of arXiv.org for AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning – September 2018

In this recurring monthly feature, we will filter all the recent research papers appearing in the arXiv.org preprint server for subjects relating to AI, machine learning and deep learning – from disciplines including statistics, mathematics and computer science – and provide you with a useful “best of” list for the month.

The insideBIGDATA IMPACT 50 List for Q4 2018

The team here at insideBIGDATA is deeply entrenched in following the big data ecosystem of companies from around the globe. We’re in close contact with most of the firms making waves in the technology areas of big data, data science, machine learning, AI and deep learning. Our in-box is filled each day with new announcements, commentaries, and insights about what’s driving the success of our industry so we’re in a unique position to publish our quarterly IMPACT 50 List of the most important movers and shakers in our industry. These companies have proven their relevance by the way they’re impacting the enterprise through leading edge products and services. We’re happy to publish this evolving list of the industry’s most impactful companies!

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 10/15/2018

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

Interview: Vinod Bakthavachalam, Data Scientist at Coursera

I recently caught up with Vinod Bakthavachalam, Data Scientist at Coursera, to discuss how to build in-demand skills in data science such as machine learning, statistics, and data management across your organization to drive competitive advantage. Coursera for Business provides companies with the world’s best learning experience and best content to transform their talent.

Beyond the Delta: Compression is a Must for Big Data

In an era of big data, high-speed, reliable, cheap and scalable databases are no luxury. Our friends over at SQream Technologies invest a lot of time and effort into providing their customers with the best performance-at-scale. Dr. Benjamin C. van Zuiden of SQream wrote a special report, “Beyond the Delta: Compression is a Must for Big Data,” that focuses on compression algorithms that make big data-at-scale possible.

Cloudera + Hortonworks: A Marriage from the Edge to AI

Did you hear the clap of thunder in the big data ecosystem today? If so, it was only just Cloudera, Inc. and Hortonworks, Inc. jointly announcing that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals. The transaction, which has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, will create the world’s leading next generation data platform provider.

TOP 10 insideBIGDATA Articles for September 2018

In this continuing regular feature, we give all our valued readers a monthly heads-up for the top 10 most viewed articles appearing on insideBIGDATA. Over the past several months, we’ve heard from many of our followers that this feature will enable them to catch up with important news and features flowing across our many channels. We’re happy to oblige! We understand that busy big data professionals can’t check the site everyday.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 10/1/2018

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

Interview: Thomas Been, Chief Marketing Officer at TIBCO

I caught up with Thomas Been, CMO of TIBCO, at the recent TIBCO NOW 2018 conference in Las Vegas on September 4-6. Please read my Field Report for a detailed review of the event. We chatted about a whole gamut of topics including the company’s top level message and theme of the show, “Innovation at the Edge: Aligning Innovation Strategy with Business Strategy.”

Field Report: TIBCO NOW 2018

I was pleased to be on hand for the 2018 edition of the TIBCO NOW “Innovation at the Edge” conference in Las Vegas on September 4-6. This was my 1st time covering the show for insideBIGDATA, and I was eager to get the pulse of the event because you can tell a lot about the state of a company by attending their global user conference. I wasn’t disappointed!