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TOP 10 insideBIGDATA Interviews

Over the years, insideBIGDATA has caught up with some amazing industry luminaries to get their valuable perspectives on everything data. We put together the list below of our top 10 interview articles of all time in terms of page views and social shares. Enjoy!

Interview: Bill Waid, VP and General Manager, FICO Decision Management Suite

I recently caught up with Bill Waid, VP and General Manager of FICO Decision Management Suite to discuss FICO’s long and deep history with AI and machine learning in the solution of business problems, most notably fraud detection. Bill also outlines the evolution of the company’s use of this technology with its cloud enabled platform that combines analytics, decisions, and optimization into a Decision Management Suite (DMS).

Interview: Jamie Engesser, VP Product Mangement at Hortonworks

I recently caught up with Jamie Engesser, VP Product Mangement at Hortonworks during the company’s DataWorks Summit 2018 conference in San Jose, California, to get an update on his company’s direction and his sense for the pulse of the big data industry.

State of the Art Natural Language Processing at Scale

The two part presentation below from the Spark+AI Summit 2018 is a deep dive into key design choices made in the NLP library for Apache Spark. The library natively extends the Spark ML pipeline API’s which enables zero-copy, distributed, combined NLP, ML & DL pipelines, leveraging all of Spark’s built-in optimizations.

Databricks Partners with RStudio To Increase Productivity of Data Science Teams

Databricks, a leader in unified analytics and founded by the original creators of Apache Spark™, announced a partnership with RStudio, providers of a free and open-source integrated development environment for R, to increase the productivity of data science teams. The partnership will allow the two companies to seamlessly integrate Databricks’ Unified Analytics Platform with the RStudio Server, simplifying R programming on big data.

Field Report: DataWorks Summit 2018

In this field report I wanted to give you a sense for what the vendor ecosystem was saying at DataWorks Summit, their corporate message if you will. Each company had a somewhat different slant of course which aligned with their products and services, but there was also a lot of commonality. Most everyone had some tie into the industry’s current buzz – AI, machine learning and deep learning. This was perfect for me as a practicing data scientist myself. Let’s get started with some vendor snapshots …

Interview: Dr. Bhushan Desam, Director, Global AI Business at Lenovo

I recently caught up with Dr. Bhushan Desam, AI global business leader for Lenovo’s Data Center Group to discuss how the digital transformation of business isn’t truly possible without incorporating machine learning. Digital transformation is underway. As the C-suite demands better insights from data, enterprises will be tasked to make data-driven decisions based on those insights.

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.

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.

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.