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How to Get to the Data-Enabled Data Center

Despite their many promising benefits, advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning (DL) are creating some of the most challenging workloads in modern computing history and put significant strain on the underlying I/O, storage, compute and network. An AI-enabled data center must be able to concurrently and efficiently service the entire spectrum of activities involved in the AI and DL process, including data ingest, training and inference.

AI Plays Important Roles at 3 Leading Companies

Today we conclude the insideBIGDATA Executive Round Up, our annual feature showcasing the insights of thought leaders on the state of the big data industry, and where it is headed. In today’s discussion, our panel of experienced big data executives – Ayush Parashar, Co-founder and Vice President of Engineering for Unifi Software, Robert Lee, Vice President & Chief Architect, Pure Storage, Inc., and Oliver Schabenberger, COO & CTO at SAS – discusses the most important role AI plays for their company’s mission statement, and how that role will be cultivated in 2019?

Tableau Releases Ask Data, A New and Intuitive Way to Analyze Data With Natural Language

Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), a leading analytics platform, announced the general availability of Ask Data, which leverages the power of natural language processing to enable people to ask data questions in plain language and instantly get a visual response right in Tableau. This patent pending capability makes it easier for anyone, regardless of skill set, to engage deeply with data and produce analytical insights they can share with others without having to do any setup or programming.

Enterprises Seek to Improve Technological Infrastructure and Cloud Hosting Processes for Supporting AI

Today we continue the insideBIGDATA Executive Round Up, our annual feature showcasing the insights of thought leaders on the state of the big data industry, and where it is headed. In today’s discussion, our panel of experienced big data executives – Ayush Parashar, Co-founder and Vice President of Engineering for Unifi Software, Robert Lee, Vice President & Chief Architect, Pure Storage, Inc., and Oliver Schabenberger, COO & CTO at SAS – discusses enterprises seeking to improve their technological infrastructure and cloud hosting processes for supporting their AI, machine learning, and deep learning efforts.

Industries Making the Best Competitive Use of AI in 2019

Today we continue the insideBIGDATA Executive Round Up, our annual feature showcasing the insights of thought leaders on the state of the big data industry, and where it is headed. In today’s discussion, our panel of experienced big data executives – Ayush Parashar, Co-founder and Vice President of Engineering for Unifi Software, Robert Lee, Vice President & Chief Architect, Pure Storage, Inc., and Oliver Schabenberger, COO & CTO at SAS – take a look at the industries making the best competitive use of AI in 2019.

Executive Spotlight: Oliver Schabenberger, COO & CTO at SAS

The insideBIGDATA 2019 Executive Round Up features insights from industry executives with lengthy experience in the big data industry. Here’s a look at the insights from Oliver Schabenberger, COO & CTO at SAS who is focused on setting the technology direction for SAS and executes the company’s strategic direction and business priorities. He oversees multiple divisions within SAS, including R&D, Sales, Marketing, Information Technology and Customer Support, as well as divisions focused on solutions for IoT, financial risk management and cloud.

Data and AI Experts Share Predictions with Databricks: What the Future Holds for AI, Big Data and Analytics

Databricks, a leader in unified analytics and founded by the original creators of Apache Spark™, sees 2019 as the year that more companies solve the world’s toughest data problems that have hindered AI initiatives across industries. This perspective is shared by data thought leaders who advise on AI, big data and analytics trends that inspired them in 2018, and those on the horizon for 2019.

Redis Labs Delivers the Fastest Multi-Model Database on Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory

Redis Labs, the home of Redis and provider of Redis Enterprise, announced that Redis Enterprise is now available for Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory across multiple cloud services or as downloadable software for supported hardware from companies participating in Intel’s hardware beta program.

New Guide Offers Databricks Unified Analytics Platform Machine Learning Use Cases

The fields of machine learning and deep learning are on the brink of unprecedented breakthroughs across a variety of verticals. And according to a new report from Databricks, “data is the new fuel,” for these market advancements. Download the new white paper today, “Four Real-Life Machine Learning Use Cases,” to explore Databricks Unified Analytics Platform use cases in the advertising, loan servicing, media industries and more.

Using Unified Analytics & Big Data as Path to AI Success

How can modern enterprises unlock the potential of AI to change their business? Today’s businesses and enterprises are increasingly focused on big data that can help drive innovation and transformation through the potential of artificial intelligence. According to a survey and research report commissioned with IDG’s CIO, nearly 90 percent of enterprises are investing in data and AI technology. Download the new report, “Unified Analytics for Dummies,” that explores the steps to AI success in today’s market.