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Data Platforms – A journey. The Yesteryears, Today, and What Lies Ahead

In this contributed article, Darshan Rawal, Founder and CEO of Isima, explains how the data ecosystem has exploded in the last decade to deal with multi-structured data sources. But the fundamental architecture of using queues, caches, and batches to support Enterprise Data Warehousing and BI hasn’t. This article looks at the architectural styles of the three eras of data management – pre-big data, the open-source revolution, and the cloud-native version. It will be a dive into trade-offs of each and what lies ahead. You’ll get a techno-strategic best practices of architecting data platforms as they pave the path to recovery for your organization.

Why Data Science Isn’t an Exact Science

In this contributed article, Luming Wang, CTO, EVP of Software at ElectrifAi, explains that the theory behind data science was never meant for small data sets and scaling to do so comes with a host of issues and irregularities. Luming also notes data typically has many, sometimes infinite dimensions and, while organizations are trusting algorithms and models to make sense of their data lakes, finding a singular truth is a rare occurrence.

Why Defense Needs to Tap into Big Data

In this special guest feature, Jim Tootell, Chief Software Architect at PMAT, discusses the importance for the defense industry to tap into big data technology. Since Big Data, AI, and ML are already impacting the Defense industry’s future, the potential for delivering true “All Source” intelligence in a timely manner is within grasp. This transition means the future of Defense is finally starting to catch up to the rest of today’s data-driven world.

Alzheimer’s Disease Data Initiative launches new AD Workbench to foster greater global research innovation and accelerate breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias

Launching is the Alzheimer’s Disease Data Initiative (ADDI) and its Alzheimer’s disease (AD) Workbench, a cloud-based platform for scientists to accelerate discoveries and innovations for AD and related dementias. ADDI is a new global effort that aims to advance AD innovation by connecting researchers with the data needed to generate insights and inform the development of improved treatments and diagnostic tools.

How big data works? How we use it at FunCorp, and why it’s one of our most important tools

The latest report on big data from FunCorp discusses how an increased usage in smartphone users has also led to a rising demand for better mobile apps. These modern apps also use tremendous amounts of data, and thus, a robust management tool for analyzing and managing this data has become a necessity. This is where the use of Big Data comes in (this includes FunCorp too). The company develops apps and has relied heavily on big data. Read this report to learn how.

The Impact of Big Data In Business, Past and Future

In this contributed article, creative writer and active contributor Andrea Laura, discusses the impact of Big Data in business, past and future. With the online world now being the biggest market space for businesses worldwide, Big Data is proving to be their most powerful tool-set to own and use.

Garbage in, Garbage Out – How We Got Here and Why We Must Get Out Now

This whitepaper from our friends over at Profisee, reflects on why the state of data in most  organizations is as dismal as it is, and why there is such a challenge involved in demonstrating the value of trusted data available across mission-critical operations and analytics in an enterprise.

Why CRM and Data Warehouses Fail with Customer 360

This whitepaper from our friends over at Profisee explains why achieving a complete view of the customer is so difficult and how customer relationship management (CRM) systems and data warehouses, especially in the  insurance industry, do not manage customer-related data well. The core elements of this type  of data fall into a discipline called Master Data Management (MDM).

Penguin Computing Announces OriginAI Powered by WekaIO

Penguin Computing, a division of SMART Global Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGH) and a leader in high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI), and enterprise data center solutions, announced that it has partnered with WekaIO™ (Weka) to provide NVIDIA GPU-Powered OriginAI, a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for data center AI that maximizes the performance and utility of high-value AI systems.

AI and Ethics: The Path Forward

In this special guest feature, Dr. John Bates, CEO of Eggplant, believes that technology can’t be left to the whims of the free markets to determine what works. With regulation, we can build a world where we trust the machines, the data, and the results and we can help avoid a dystopian future. Implementing a bill of rights will ensure AI delivers a positive impact on society now and for decades to come.