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The insideBIGDATA IMPACT 50 List for Q4 2019

The team here at insideBIGDATA is deeply entrenched in following the big data ecosystem of companies from around the globe. We’re in close contact with most of the firms making waves in the technology areas of big data, data science, machine learning, AI and deep learning. Our in-box is filled each day with new announcements, commentaries, and insights about what’s driving the success of our industry so we’re in a unique position to publish our quarterly IMPACT 50 List of the most important movers and shakers in our industry. These companies have proven their relevance by the way they’re impacting the enterprise through leading edge products and services. We’re happy to publish this evolving list of the industry’s most impactful companies!

ActiveViam Launches its Data Lab to Help Companies Find Insights into their Future

ActiveViam, a leader of in-memory analytics solutions for operational decision making, announced the creation, within the company, of a new entity specialized in Data Science. This Data Lab, attached to the R&D department of ActiveViam Paris, is dedicated to enhancing the forecasting capacity of its customers and prospects by providing them with richer insights into their markets, operations and customers.

Pattern89 Introduces New Marketing AI Tools for Social Media Advertising Life Cycle

Pattern89, a marketing technology company revolutionizing social media marketing through artificial intelligence (AI), announced the launch of new tools to maximize and understand ad performance at every stage of the digital advertising life cycle. The new set of capabilities, collectively called Voyager, contains four features to help digital marketers push creative, optimization and performance limits to new heights with the help of AI. These updates bring a better level of transparency and insight to AI-backed results than ever before.

Advanced Analytics Platform Mode Launches New Technology, Helix, an Instant, Responsive Data Engine

Advanced analytics software provider Mode announced the availability of the first instant, responsive data engine, Helix, that fundamentally changes how companies can explore and extend analysis. Helix creates the dual backbone between modern business intelligence and interactive data science. By combining these workflows, data scientists no longer have to choose between shipping fast, one-off answers and building dashboards for broader coverage.

Accessible and Affordable – Big Data for Small Business

In this special guest feature, David Zimmerman, CEO of LC Technology International, Inc., believes that small business owners that feel big data is just for the “big players” are in for a surprise when they check out the latest small business analytics tools. These tools are more accessible both in terms of cost and their actual user interfaces, making them usable by people with only moderate technical skill.

Big Data and Its Role in the Waste and Recycling Industry

In this contributed article, freelance human Avery Phillips believes that the advent of big data is making the whole process of recycling and waste management much easier. In fact, big data has impacted many industrial and scientific realms in ways that benefit the environment. For example, it is regularly used to help scientists and land managers gain a better understanding of our changing environment and ways to combat climate change.

Big Models are Carbon Efficient if you Share Them

Dr. Samuel Leeman-Munk, research statistician developer at SAS, and Dr. Xiaolong Li, staff scientist at SAS, explore the carbon emissions generated through training a high-performing NLP model, and offers examples and best practices for how these models can benefit hundreds of other researchers and millions of customers to paint a less dire picture of AI’s effect on the environment.

Turning IT Upside Down In a Machine Learning World

In this special guest feature, Chris Heineken, CEO and Co-founder of Atrium, suggests that as Machine Learning (ML) is growing in the IT and cloud space, understanding how to best utilize its capabilities will change the approach to implementing new IT investments. The systems of intelligence characterized by augmented ML, robust analytics, and workflow-based frameworks biased towards action, will dominate the mindset of those looking to place their organizations at the top end of the IT systems ‘bell curve.’

Wearable AI Market to Cross USD 180 Billion Frontier by 2025

The Wearable AI Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than USD 35 billion to over USD 180 Billion by 2025; as reported in the latest study by our friends over at Global Market Insights, Inc. The explosive growth of smartwatches has been the primary factor propelling the wearable AI market. Continuous improvements in the design and functionality along with its availability at lower price increased its adoption among consumers.

Interview: Haoyuan Li, Founder and CTO of Alluxio

I recently caught up with Haoyuan Li, Founder and CTO of Alluxio to examine the next critical piece in the data evolution: Data Orchestration – the missing piece in building hybrid and multi-cloud analytical architectures. Haoyuan Li received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley AMPLab, in Computer Science. At the AMPLab, he created Alluxio (formerly Tachyon) Open Source Data Orchestration System, co-created Apache Spark Streaming, and became an Apache Spark founding committer.