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Interview: Dr. Yu Xu, CEO and Founder of TigerGraph

I recently caught up with Dr. Yu Xu, CEO and Founder of TigerGraph, to discuss the genesis of graph analytics, how the technology has evolved over time, how it’s being used today, along with a sense for where the graph market is headed.

Interview: Jim Scott, Director, Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR

I recently caught up with Jim Scott, Director, Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR, to discuss blockchain, at its core a Shared Distributed Ledger with strict, yet customizable rules detailing how to place information into the ledger. The foundational pieces that comprise this model are already in place in one fashion or another within most enterprises.

Interview: Kobi Stok, Vice President, Product at WalkMe

I recently caught up with Kobi Stok, Vice President, Product at WalkMe, to give an insiders view for how his company is using AI to predict how/when you’re using a mobile app, and how companies can use this info to push customized campaigns to prevent someone from leaving the app.

Interview: John Purrier, CTO at CA Automic

I recently caught up with John Purrier, CTO at CA Automic, to discuss the affect artificial intelligence (AI) will have this year on business processes. John is Chief Technology Officer at CA Automic, a leader in business automation software (acquired by CA Technologies) where he is responsible for driving Automic’s automation strategy.

Interview: Ida Johnsson, Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Economics at USC

I recently caught up with Ida Johnsson, a Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Economics at University of Southern California, to discuss how she is actively transitioning to the field of data science. This interview can serve as a compelling example for others wishing to move into the field of data science from other disciplines and explore career opportunities.

Hadoop 3.0 Perspectives by Hortonwork’s Hadoop YARN & MapReduce Development Lead, Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli

In the Q&A below, , Hortonwork’s Hadoop YARN & MapReduce Development Lead, Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli, offers his perspectives on the recent release of Hadoop 3.0, the latest version of the Open Source software framework for reliable, scalable, distributed computing.

Interview: Joe Pasqua, Executive Vice President of Products at MarkLogic

I recently spoke with Joe Pasqua, Executive Vice President of Products at MarkLogic. Our discussion touched on a number of related issues, including the importance of effective data integration as organizations’ work to implement initiatives as broad as digital transformation and as specific as compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws, which go into effect this May.

Interview: Shalini Agarwal, Director, Engineering and Product at LinkedIn

I recently caught up with Shalini Agarwal, Director, Engineering and Product at LinkedIn, to discuss how we need more data scientists to make our applications smarter; however we can make them more efficient and accomplish more with data scientists by having automated workflows and tools. These tools can be used by non-data scientists to leverage the established workflows and remove the repetitive tasks from the mountain of tasks expected from a data-scientist.

Interview: Ben Bromhead, CTO and Co-founder at Instaclustr

I recently caught up with Ben Bromhead, CTO and Co-founder at Instaclustr, to discuss the departure of DataStax from the Apache Cassandra open source project, and how there’s now a void with regard to Cassandra dev community health, database feature upgrades, and overall commits. Instaclustr is looking to step into this space, fill the vacuum, get commits back up, and replace DataStax on these initiatives.

Interview: Ayush Parashar, Co-Founder and Vice President of Engineering at Unifi Software

I recently caught up with Ayush Parashar, Co-Founder and Vice President of Engineering at Unifi Software, to discuss the role and value of metadata as enterprises embrace self-service access to data. Unifi leverages metadata in almost every aspect of what they do. From delivering an elegant user experience to powering AI, it’s a key asset in supporting the capabilities and functionality they are able to deliver to a business user.