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Meet Flo – The First Period & Ovulation Tracker that Uses Neural Networks

A major breakthrough in the FemTech domain has recently been done by Flo Period Tracker – the first period tracking app to publicly announce using artificial intelligence for improving cycle predictions. Flo became the most downloaded app worldwide in its category within months after introducing neural networks to its prediction algorithm.

5 Common Myths Around Virtualizing Big Data (Number 3 is SANdalous!)

In this contributed article, Justin Murray, Technical Marketing Manager at VMware, discusses 5 common myths around virtualizing big data. Big data burst on to the scene a little over a decade ago. Today it is not an obscure term confined to just a handful of bleeding edge companies. It is a mainstream trend that every enterprise undergoing a digital transformation journey has adopted. The technology landscape around big data has broadened dramatically.

Big Data Use Case – Ticketmaster: Cloud Migration Experiences

The insideBIGDATA technology use case guide – Ticketmaster: Using the Cloud Capitalizing on Performance, Analytics, and Data to Deliver Insights provides an in-depth look at a high-profile cloud migration use case. One of the most widely discussed topics in IT today is moving workloads to cloud. The process of deciding whether or when to migrate to the cloud can be daunting. Further, finding the right technology fit for your enterprise objectives can be challenging with a cloud solution ecosystem filled with alternatives. To make the cloud adoption process more straightforward, this white paper provided a number of areas for consideration when evaluating a cloud platform.

Information Builders Offers iWay Big Data Integrator on Microsoft Azure Marketplace Cloud

Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data integrity, and integration solutions, announced that it is offering its iWay Big Data Integrator (iBDI) product via the cloud on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

From Data Lake Curator to Data Lake Master: Best Practices for Making the Most of Your Data Lake

I recently caught up with Jennifer Cheplick, Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Syncsort, to discuss how the concept of a data lake is now commonplace, as businesses realize the value of having a single repository to house all enterprise data in its original, unaltered format. While this is a vital step in mastering a single view of all data assets, left unchecked, it can turn into a data swamp.

Data as a Critical Element in the Discovery and Delivery of Smart Energy

In this contributed article, Jules S. Damji, an Apache Spark Community Evangelist with Databricks, shows how as the value of data continues to grow, the next-generation smart grid should become a reality, benefiting utility companies and consumers alike.

Harte Hanks Brings Next Generation Data and Analytics to Marketers with Opera Solutions’ Signal Hub Platform

Harte Hanks ( NYSE : HHS ), a leader in customer relationships, experiences, and interaction-led marketing and Opera Solutions, a leader in Data Analytics, announced the market availability of their data and analytic solution delivered through Opera Solutions’ Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning platform, Signal Hub™.

Interview: Anusua Trivedi, Data Scientist on Microsoft’s Advanced Data Science & Strategic Initiatives Team

In this podcast interview, I caught up with Anusua Trivedi, a Data Scientist on Microsoft’s ADS team, to get her take on the upward trajectory of AI and deep learning that we’re seeing in the industry today.

Data-Driven Healthcare: A Proactive Revolution

In this special guest feature, Richard Proctor, GM of Global Healthcare at Hortonworks, discusses how big data is enabling key healthcare organizations including UNOS, MD Anderson and Arizona State University to manage chronic diseases, improve overall member health, reduce costs, and manage clinical and financial risk.

Arcadia Data Accelerates Era of Data-Native Applications with Visual Analytics

Arcadia Data, provider of visual analytics software that solves the most complex big data problems, announced the launch of Arcadia Enterprise 4.0. The platform enhancements enable enterprises to build, brand, share and embed data-centric applications, ultimately making Apache Hadoop and cloud-based data lakes more accessible and valuable to all users within and outside an organization.