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“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 12/8/2022

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.

Hypothesis-led data exploration is failing you …

In this special guest feature, Aakash Indurkhya, Co-Head of AI at Virtualitics, suggests that you should set your assumptions aside and start looking at your data through the lens of AI. Cut through the noise, surface significant insight, and take aim at the real issues. Forget data as oil–data is gold and Intelligent Exploration is the sophisticated tool that’s going to help you get at it.

How to Ensure an Effective Data Pipeline Process

In this contributed article, Rajkumar Sen, Founder and CTO at Arcion, discusses how the business data in a modern enterprise is spread across various platforms and formats. Data could belong to an operational database, cloud warehouses, data lakes and lakehouses, or even external public sources. Data pipelines connecting this variety of sources need to establish some best practices so that the data consumers get high-quality data delivered to where the data apps are being built.

Report: Audit Industry Rising to the Data Analytics Challenge

With businesses facing the strongest economic headwinds in years, the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (Chartered IIA) is urging internal auditors to embrace data analytics to navigate more risky, uncertain, and volatile times ahead. The new report, “Embracing data analytics: Ensuring internal audit’s relevance in a data-led world,” from Chartered IIA in partnership with AuditBoard aims to encourage internal audit to fully embrace data analytics and support the organization in doing the same.

2023 Trends in Data Governance 

In this contributed article, editorial consultant Jelani Harper offers his perspectives around 2023 trends for data governance. The valuation of data governance, both to the enterprise and to data management as a whole, is evinced in two of the most discernable trends to shape this discipline in 2023.

How AI Enables Organizations to Move from Network Monitoring to Proactive Observability

In this special guest feature, Stephen Amstutz, Head of Strategy and Innovation, Xalient, discusses the role of AI in the shift from network monitoring to observability, highlighting the benefits of AI observability in limiting downtime, protecting brand reputation, and ultimately saving money!

Inside Bigger, Faster, Greener Storage for Enterprises

In this sponsored post, Eric Herzog, CMO, Infinidat, believes it is possible to apply the B.F.G. equation to an enterprise or service provider / hosting infrastructure without compromising any one of the factors – bigger, faster or greener – for the sake of the others.

The Key Role Missing in Most Data Science Teams

In this contributed article, Wendy Lynch, Founder of Analytic-Translator.com, shares her experience of working with small to large global clients on how to break down the communication barriers in an organization to deliver results. This often happens between the analyst teams and the business teams.

Stop Building Models, Start Training Data

In this special guest feature, Sanjay Pichaiah, VP of Product Growth at Akridata, highlights why it is time for data scientists to stop building models and start training data. The path to better models and greater model accuracy doesn’t lie exclusively with the model, even though that has been the greatest focus in recent years. To truly accelerate and increase model performance, we need to be focusing more on the training data sets we are supplying the models and stop hoping the data is good enough.

Heard on the Street – 11/29/2022

Welcome to insideBIGDATA’s “Heard on the Street” round-up column! In this regular feature, we highlight thought-leadership commentaries from members of the big data ecosystem. Each edition covers the trends of the day with compelling perspectives that can provide important insights to give you a competitive advantage in the marketplace.