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The Power of Crunching Big Data Effectively

In this contributed article, Lex Boost, CEO of Leaseweb USA, points out that according to an Accenture study, 79% of enterprise executives agree that companies not embracing big data will lose their competitive edge. Considering that data creation is on track to grow 10-fold by 2025, it’s crucial for companies to be able to process it more quickly, and meaningfully.

Industries Making the Best Competitive Use of AI in 2019

Today we continue the insideBIGDATA Executive Round Up, our annual feature showcasing the insights of thought leaders on the state of the big data industry, and where it is headed. In today’s discussion, our panel of experienced big data executives – Ayush Parashar, Co-founder and Vice President of Engineering for Unifi Software, Robert Lee, Vice President & Chief Architect, Pure Storage, Inc., and Oliver Schabenberger, COO & CTO at SAS – take a look at the industries making the best competitive use of AI in 2019.

The Importance of Opening the AI Black Box in 2019

Today we continue the insideBIGDATA Executive Round Up, our annual feature showcasing the insights of thought leaders on the state of the big data industry, and where it is headed. In today’s discussion, our panel of experienced big data executives – Ayush Parashar, Co-founder and Vice President of Engineering for Unifi Software, Robert Lee, Vice President & Chief Architect, Pure Storage, Inc., and Oliver Schabenberger, COO & CTO at SAS – examine the importance of opening the AI “black box” and how “explainability” will be hot in 2019.

Executive Spotlight: Oliver Schabenberger, COO & CTO at SAS

The insideBIGDATA 2019 Executive Round Up features insights from industry executives with lengthy experience in the big data industry. Here’s a look at the insights from Oliver Schabenberger, COO & CTO at SAS who is focused on setting the technology direction for SAS and executes the company’s strategic direction and business priorities. He oversees multiple divisions within SAS, including R&D, Sales, Marketing, Information Technology and Customer Support, as well as divisions focused on solutions for IoT, financial risk management and cloud.

Executive Spotlight: Ayush Parashar, Co-founder and Vice President of Engineering for Unifi Software

The insideBIGDATA 2019 Executive Round Up features insights from industry executives with lengthy experience in the big data industry. Here’s a look at the insights from Ayush Parashar, Co-founder and Vice President of Engineering for Unifi Software. Ayush has deep software engineering expertise around big data solutions & has strong domain knowledge around Hadoop, MPP database & Systems, Performance Engineering & Data Integration. Before Unifi he was part of founding engineering team at Greenplum.

Interview: Adam Weinstein, Co-founder & CEO of Cursor

I recently caught up with Adam Weinstein, Co-founder & CEO of Cursor to discuss how his company’s technology solution enables a single conversation by serving both business users and data practitioners on the same platform. By working together, teams are able to extract more value from their data. Cursor is a data search and analytics hub used by teams at Apple, Slack, Atlassian, and more.

MapR Announces Clarity Program for Cloudera and Hortonworks Customers with New Platform Update and Free Data Assessment Service

MapR® Technologies, Inc., provider of the data platform for AI and Analytics, announced the Clarity Program, a new product release and a free assessment service that provides a comprehensive understanding of a customer’s current data environment and the best practices to achieve a clear path to support AI, cloud, containers and IoT deployments.

Interview: Daniel Mintz, Chief Data Evangelist at Looker

I recently caught up with Daniel Mintz, Chief Data Evangelist at Looker to discuss his company’s latest major product release – Looker 6, a unified and extensible data platform that flexes and scales to the ever-changing needs of business.

Databricks and RStudio Introduce New Version of MLflow with R Integration

Databricks, a leader in unified analytics and founded by the original creators of Apache Spark™, and RStudio, today announced a new release of MLflow, an open source multi-cloud framework for the machine learning lifecycle, now with R integration. RStudio has partnered with Databricks to develop an R API for MLflow v0.7.0.

Interview: Vinod Bakthavachalam, Data Scientist at Coursera

I recently caught up with Vinod Bakthavachalam, Data Scientist at Coursera, to discuss how to build in-demand skills in data science such as machine learning, statistics, and data management across your organization to drive competitive advantage. Coursera for Business provides companies with the world’s best learning experience and best content to transform their talent.