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GoodData Launches Advanced Governance Framework

GoodDataⓇ is taking a leadership role in elevating the industry standard of governance to new heights by adding an advanced governance framework to its Enterprise Insights Platform.

Research Report Finds 64 Percent of IT Decision Makers Expect ROI from Artificial Intelligence within Two Years

Cylance® Inc., an antivirus industry company with AI-powered prevention that blocks everyday malware along with today’s most advanced cyberthreats, has announced the results of its inaugural report, Artificial Intelligence in the Enterprise: The AI Race is On.

Big Data: Taking Advantage of the Opportunity

Everybody is abuzz about big data and the opportunities it presents to businesses. But few organizations are truly reaping the benefits of big data as many are overwhelmed by its sheer size. A new report from Pure Storage explores some of the ways to tap into the world of big data and AI.

Pure Storage Announces Significant Customer Momentum for AI and ML Workloads

Pure Storage® (NYSE: PSTG), a leading independent all-flash data platform vendor for the cloud era, announced significant customer momentum for FlashBlade™, the system purpose-built for modern analytics. Since general availability in January 2017, FlashBlade has gained traction among organizations running and innovating with emerging workloads, specifically modern analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

Building Fast Data Compression Code for Cloud and Edge Applications

Finding efficient ways to compress and decompress data is more important than ever. Compressed data takes up less space and requires less time and network bandwidth to transfer. In this article, we’ll discuss the data compression functions and the latest improvements in the Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives (Intel® IPP) library.

Five Reasons Why Your Data Science Project Could Fail – And What You Can Do to Avoid It

In this special guest feature, Afrozy Ara, Head of Data Science practice at Incedo, suggests that given the difficulty in running a successful data science project, there are some specific reasons why these kinds of projects fail.

AtScale 6.0 Brings the Benefits of its Universal Semantic Layer to the Google Cloud

AtScale, the company providing enterprises with a universal semantic platform for BI on Big Data, announced the general availability of AtScale 6.0. With this release, customers will see unparalleled cost savings when deploying analytical workloads on Google BigQuery and will benefit from best-in-class experience between Microsoft Excel and the Google platform.

Book Review: Python Data Science Handbook

I recently had a need for a Python language resource to supplement a series of courses on Deep Learning I was evaluating that depended on this widely used language. As a long-time data science practitioner, my language of choice has been R, so I relished the opportunity to dig into Python to see first hand how the other side of the data science world did machine learning. The book I settled on was “Python Data Science Handbook: Essential Tools for Working with Data” by Jake VanderPlas.

Alation’s Enterprise Data Catalog Values Data Assets for the Chief Data Officer

Alation Inc., the collaborative data company, announced increased support for Chief Data Officers looking to manage their data as an asset. Alation 5.0 will include new features and a services package to make data asset valuation simple by promoting the adoption of Infonomics.

The Role of the Modern Data Scientist — And How Everyone Has the Power to Become One

In this contributed article, Arijit Sengupta, Head of Einstein Discovery at Salesforce, explains – given the role of the modern data scientist, everyone has the power to become one. We aren’t that far off from a future when everyone will have the tools to be considered a citizen data scientist.