Sign up for our newsletter and get the latest big data news and analysis.

Addressing Demographic Pay Gaps with Data-driven Solutions

In this special guest feature, Dr. Margrét Vilborg Bjarnadóttir, Assistant Professor of Management Science and Statistics at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business, suggests that despite massive cultural and societal pushes for gender equality, the gender pay gap in the workplace remains as strong as ever. Data analysis and visualization could play a vital role in helping to resolve this important issue.

GDPR is in place; CCPA is coming. Are you ready?

In this contributed article, Rohit Mahajan, CTO/CPO at Io-Tahoe, suggests that firms should view GDPR and CCPA as an opportunity that can pay dividends by involving leaders throughout their organization, from the chief data officer (CDO) to the data governance team.

International Women’s Engineering Day

Today is International Women’s Engineering Day 2019, and with women making up just 16% of engineering professionals, it’s important to highlight amazing women in the field, and encourage more young women to consider a career in engineering, specifically data science and data engineering in the process.

A Deeper Look: How the 281 Data Breaches in Q1 2019 Will Impact Companies

In this special guest feature, Kevin Gosschalk, CEO, Arkose Labs, believes that machine learning will allow organizations to better monitor authentic and inauthentic traffic, identify what the incoming traffic looks like and act against the traffic if labeled as inauthentic to stop automated fraud before it happens.

Acquisitions for Big Data Startups are Hot. What’s Driving the Money?

In this contributed article, Ben Bloch, CEO of Bloch Strategy, discusses some of the reasons for the recent M&A activity we’re seeing in the big data space, and what we might see in the future.

The Key to Future-Proofing any Enterprise Data Architecture: Create Optionality

In this special guest feature, Justin Borgman, Co-founder and CEO at Starburst Data, outlines how can IT future-proof the enterprise for the next big trend – by creating optionality. Specifically, he offers three strategic steps toward future-proofing the cloud data lake.

MariaDB’s “Restful Nights” Release Brings Peace of Mind to Enterprise Customers

MariaDB® Corporation announced the release of MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.4, code named “Restful Nights” for the peace of mind it brings enterprise customers. Databases are the backbone of critical business services used everyday. A database failure can result in sleepless nights for everyone involved. The new MariaDB Enterprise Server includes added functionality for enterprises running MariaDB at scale in production environments, involves new levels of testing and is shipped in a configuration that is secure by default. It delivers the highest standards of security, performance, availability and scalability – turning sleeplessness into restful nights.

GE Introduces New Analytics to Advance Electric Grid Operations

GE (NYSE: GE) announced the availability of three new grid analytics that combine domain expertise with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to tackle pressing challenges in electric grid operations. The new portfolio uses data from across transmission and distribution networks to help achieve goals for operational efficiency.

Infographic: The State of Big Data in CPG

An interesting new study coming from Bedrock Analytics on “The State of CPG Manufacturers & Big Data” is summarized with the infographic below. One of the study’s main findings was that while 4 out of 5 CPG manufacturers say that analytics are important in supporting their business decisions, a majority of them say that data and analytics are either “not at all” or only “somewhat” rooted in their organization’s culture. In other words, CPG companies know that Big Data is important, but they have yet to embrace it in their day-to-day work.

Why Natural Language Processing is the Next Big Thing for Insurers

In this special guest feature, Yaffa Cohen-Ifrah, CMO and Head of Corporate Communications at Sapiens Insurance, explores the many benefits of NLP for the insurance industry, including its widespread use as a cost-effective, engaging alternative to repetitive tasks that will streamline processes leading to greater customer satisfaction.