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The Evolution of Data Lakes

In this special guest feature, Glenn Graney, Director – Industrial & High Tech for QAD, suggests that manufacturers should be planning for all enterprise data sets to be part of the greater data lake. The transition to a data lake emphasizes flexible access to analysis tools and is less centered on data preparation. By definition, the data lake will be made up of a variety of data sources and the accessibility requirements and effort will only be defined at the time of the query.

Hortonworks Data Platform 3.0 Enables Containerization and Deep Learning Workloads

Hortonworks, Inc.® (NASDAQ: HDP), a leading provider of global data management solutions, today announced Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 3.0, which delivers significant new enterprise features including containerization for faster and easier deployment of applications, and increased developer productivity. The new version of HDP enables customers to more quickly, reliably and securely get value from their data at scale to drive business transformation.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Treat Addiction

In this contributed article, digital marketer Tiago Lacerda discusses the various ways AI can be used to help treat addiction. It makes sense that utilizing the potential of AI would reach a hotly discussed but woefully unaddressed issue in societies across the planet: substance abuse and addiction.

CDO – The New Seat in the C-Suite

More and more enterprises have named a CDO – Chief Data Officer – to lead the effort to protect data and turn it into an asset. CDO positions have more than quadrupled over the last four years. Our friends over at Semarchy have prepared the compelling infographic below to formalize the role of the CDO.

AI Technology and the Critical Role People Will Play in Driving AI Forward

In this special guest feature, Mark Sears, Founder and CEO at CloudFactory, provides a few ways people are involved in making AI-powered systems work better, faster and more accurately. Advances in AI and other disruptive technologies don’t just happen. They take well-trained, tech-savvy people who can process massive amounts of data quickly and accurately to help companies get solutions to market, or scale a critical data process fast.

Interview: Ashley Kramer, VP Product Management at Alteryx

I recently caught up with Ashley Kramer, VP Product Management for Alteryx during the company’s Inspire 2018 conference in Anaheim, California, to get an update on her company’s direction. Alteryx is a leader in self-service data analytics, one of the fastest growing software markets.

Living On the Edge: Extracting Ultimate Value from Your IoT Data

In this contributed article, Jerry Baulier, Vice President of IOT R&D at SAS describes IoT and streaming analytics and the potential lifesaving benefits from that real-time data. Streaming data allows you to assemble meaning from IoT data when you need it, both in real time and historically to identify trends in cross-sensor analysis. By processing data on the edge, organizations, individuals and communities are benefiting from the insights offered by real-time data.

Interview: Dr. Roger Brooks, Chief Scientist at Guavus

I recently caught up with Dr. Roger Brooks, Chief Scientist at Guavus, to get some insights into how his company is positioned in the marketplace in terms of solutions based on AI and machine learning. Guavus is a big data analytics company developing apps that allow companies to embed data driven-decisions into agile businesses processes.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 6/11/2018

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 people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

Increasing Analytic Project Success

In this special guest feature, Erik Ottem, Director of Product Marketing, Data Center Systems at Western Digital, discusses how to build a better data lake, equipped with elements such as scaling measures, object storage adapters and ultimately enough performance to handle large analytic workloads.