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“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 11/11/2019

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.

Companies Are Bringing Data Back from the Cloud. Now They Need a Place to Put It

In this special guest feature, Shridar Subramanian, Vice President of Global Product Management and Marketing at StorageCraft, discusses the trend called “cloud data repatriation,” and how it appears to be gaining steam. A rethinking is happening where companies are looking to return at least some of their core data and applications to their on-premises data centers.

Julia: The Programming Language Of The Future

Keno Fischer, Julia Computing co-founder and CTO (Tools) discussed Julia and Julia Computing in a recent interview. Learn how he became interested in computer science and how Julia was created, and how a 16 year-old German exchange student became a 19 year-old co-founder of Julia Computing. Keno shares stories behind the creation of the popular […]

Why Overcoming Algorithm Aversion is the Key to Unleashing the Disruptive Force of AI

In this contributed article, Charles Araujo, Principal Analyst at Intellyx, identifies the differential between when a project is expected to be completed versus when it is actually completed, along with the significant cause of this gap: algorithm aversion.

Protecting Data Privacy in the Era of Digital Trading

In this contributed article, front end developer Gary Stevens observes that borderless investment platforms often removes regulations and oversight from the equation. This can have disastrous consequences when it places copious amounts of investor data and account information out in cyberspace, widens the attack surface, and increases the number of ways that hackers can access and sell or use that information.

The Beginner’s Guide To Web Data Integration

In this contributed article, well-known tech journalist Luke Fitzpatrick believes that understanding web data integration is crucial in today’s environment because it gives business owners an opportunity to take advantage of the immense volume of data that’s available and gain key insights that would otherwise be impossible.

When Milliseconds Matter: Optimize Real-Time Data Sources Before It’s Too Late

In this special guest feature, Sam Mahalingam, Chief Technology Officer, at Altair Knowledge Works, believes that when milliseconds matter, it’s important to optimize real-time data sources before it’s too late. Sometimes, when fractions of a second matter, you don’t have the time for reports to be drafted, or meticulous lines of code to be built to construct a query. You need operators on the front lines unencumbered with the ability to drill down deep and spot these issues before they impact your bottom line.

Do You Actually Need a Data Lake?

In this contributed article, Eran Levy, Director of Marketing at Upsolver, sets out to formally define “data lake” and then goes on to ask whether your organization needs a data lake by examining 5 key indicators. Data lakes have become the cornerstone of many big data initiatives, just as they offer easier and more flexible options to scale when working with high volumes of data that’s being generated at a high velocity – such as web, sensor or app activity data.

Why Databases are Failing the Modern Economy

In this contributed article, industry luminary Andrew “Flip” Filipowski discusses the state of database technology in terms of how in spite of the massive increase in demand for data, the industry never underwent a complete overhaul of the way databases work. Instead, programmers have used patchwork retrofitting to adjust databases to modern-day needs, solving problems with countless point solutions instead of rethinking the way databases work from the ground up.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 11/4/2019

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.