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Hope is Not a Strategy for Deriving Value from a Data Lake

In this contributed article, Christian Kleinerman, VP of Product at Snowflake, discusses how the data lake has evolved since arriving on the technology scene 10+ years ago and why organizations need more than “hope” to unlock the potential it promises.

How NLP and BERT Will Change the Language Game

In this contributed article, Rob Dalgety, Industry Specialist at Peltarion, discusses how the recent model open-sourced by Google in October 2018, BERT (Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers, is now reshaping the NLP landscape. BERT is significantly more evolved in its understanding of word semantics given its context and has an ability to process large amounts of text and language.

How to Choose the Right Organizational Model for Data Science and Analytics

In this special guest feature, Martijn Theuwissen, a co-founder at DataCamp, highlights how the most competitive companies prioritize developing data fluency across their workforce to improve outcomes. Organizations that aren’t able to effectively make use of their available data today are already behind the curve.

Six Platform Investments from Intel to Facilitate Running AI and HPC Workloads Together on Existing Infrastructure

Because HPC technologies today offer substantially more power and speed than their legacy predecessors, enterprises and research institutions benefit from combining AI and HPC workloads on a single system. Six platform investments from Intel will help reduce obstacles and make HPC and AI deployment even more accessible and practical.

Book Excerpt: Defining Data Models

The following article is an excerpt (Chapter 3) from the book Hands-On Big Data Modeling by James Lee, Tao Wei, and Suresh Kumar Mukhiya published by our friends over at Packt. The article addresses the concept of big data, its sources, and its types. In addition to this, the article focuses on giving a theoretical foundation about data modeling and data management. Readers will be getting their hands dirty with setting up a platform where we can utilize big data.

ActiveViam Launches its Data Lab to Help Companies Find Insights into their Future

ActiveViam, a leader of in-memory analytics solutions for operational decision making, announced the creation, within the company, of a new entity specialized in Data Science. This Data Lab, attached to the R&D department of ActiveViam Paris, is dedicated to enhancing the forecasting capacity of its customers and prospects by providing them with richer insights into their markets, operations and customers.

Advanced Analytics Platform Mode Launches New Technology, Helix, an Instant, Responsive Data Engine

Advanced analytics software provider Mode announced the availability of the first instant, responsive data engine, Helix, that fundamentally changes how companies can explore and extend analysis. Helix creates the dual backbone between modern business intelligence and interactive data science. By combining these workflows, data scientists no longer have to choose between shipping fast, one-off answers and building dashboards for broader coverage.

Accessible and Affordable – Big Data for Small Business

In this special guest feature, David Zimmerman, CEO of LC Technology International, Inc., believes that small business owners that feel big data is just for the “big players” are in for a surprise when they check out the latest small business analytics tools. These tools are more accessible both in terms of cost and their actual user interfaces, making them usable by people with only moderate technical skill.

New Survey: Nearly Two Thirds of Analytics Projects Are Jeopardized Due to Poor Access to the Right Data

According to the 2019 Data Decisions Survey from analytics database provider Exasol, 57% of organizations have suffered because of slow or poor access to the right data, resulting in an inability to access real-time analytics and inaccurate business intelligence (BI). Full results of the survey, recently released, highlight how organizations are leveraging data to make more intelligent and productive business decisions.

Big Data and Its Role in the Waste and Recycling Industry

In this contributed article, freelance human Avery Phillips believes that the advent of big data is making the whole process of recycling and waste management much easier. In fact, big data has impacted many industrial and scientific realms in ways that benefit the environment. For example, it is regularly used to help scientists and land managers gain a better understanding of our changing environment and ways to combat climate change.