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WekaIO Announces Cloud-Native, Unified Storage Solutions for the Entire Data Lifecycle

WekaIO™ (Weka), an innovation leader in high-performance, scalable file storage for data-intensive applications, today announced a transformative cloud-native storage solution underpinned by the fast file system, WekaFS™, that unifies and simplifies the data pipeline for performance-intensive workloads and accelerated DataOps.

Myth or Reality? The Truth Behind the Evolution of Apache Ranger

In this special guest feature, Balaji Ganesan, CEO and co-founder of both Privacera, the cloud data governance and security leader, and XA Secure, acquired by Hortonworks, discusses the truth behind the evolution of Apache Ranger, and also explores common misconceptions and lessons learned from almost a decade of community experience with Apache Ranger in production environments.

NetApp AI and Run:AI Partner to Speed Up Data Science Initiatives

NetApp, a leading cloud data services provider has teamed up with Run:AI, a company virtualizing AI infrastructure, have teamed up to allow faster AI experimentation with full GPU utilization. The partnership allows teams to speed up AI by running many experiments in parallel, with fast access to data, utilizing limitless compute resources. Run:AI enables full GPU utilization by automating resource allocation, and NetApp® ONTAP® AI proven architecture allows every experiment to run at maximum speed by eliminating data pipeline bottlenecks.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 10/26/2020

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.

The Relationship between Big Data and Protests

In this contributed article, Magnolia Potter believes the implications of big data in social justice issues are vast and concerning. With everything from privacy violations to prevention possible when it comes to handling protests, free speech rights are a valid consideration in the management of big data.

The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Conversational AI

In this contributed article, technologist Jason White discusses conversational AI and how this technology addresses the need to power a company’s priority to have intelligent and automated conversations with customers.

Data Con LA: Large Regional Data Tech Event Goes Virtual Oct. 23-25

Data Con LA, is the largest data conference for data and tech enthusiasts in Southern California. The event is now virtual, with several educational and networking opportunities. The Data Con LA virtual conference takes place from October 23rd to October 25th, 2020 and features keynotes, sessions, tutorials, and networking opportunities.

Data Accuracy and Measurement Validity Hold the Key to the Future of Oil and Gas

In this special guest feature, Steve Cooper, Vice President of Data Management Solutions at Quorum Software, discusses the importance of data accuracy and measurement validity as these professionals are confronted with integrating the oilfield to the back office. Over the past several years, data volume in the oil and gas industry has grown exponentially through the advancement of information technology, but the next wave of innovation in the space will require streamlining data collection, storage and measurement across multiple sources in order for these companies to stay efficient and spend and save resources where they can.

Best of arXiv.org for AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning – September 2020

In this recurring monthly feature, we will filter all the recent research papers appearing in the arXiv.org preprint server for subjects relating to AI, machine learning and deep learning – from disciplines including statistics, mathematics and computer science – and provide you with a useful “best of” list for the month.

NVIDIA Advances Performance Records on AI Inference

NVIDIA today announced its AI computing platform has again smashed performance records in the latest round of MLPerf, extending its lead on the industry’s only independent benchmark measuring AI performance of hardware, software and services.