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Databricks Secures $140 Million to Accelerate Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in the Enterprise

Databricks, provider of the leading Unified Analytics Platform and founded by the team who created Apache Spark™, announced it has secured $140 million in a Series D funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz. New Enterprise Associates and Battery Ventures also participated.

Top 3 Reasons to Invest in Big Data

In this contributed article, business strategist and finance columnist Dr. Diane Schleier-Keller, takes a look at the top 3 reasons to invest in big data. People are starting to notice the astonishingly useful applications of collating unimaginably large data sets. With this realization, another soon follows: big data has the capability to generate a profusion of wealth.

Neura Makes Smart Homes Smarter with Its Artificial Intelligence Solution

Neura, the technology company that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to let companies adapt to users at precise, meaningful moments across Internet of Things (IoT) devices and mobile apps, announced its first Smart Home solution. Neura’s AI technology integrates with smart home devices and apps to give each person intuitive, intelligent experiences in their smart homes.

How to Move a Petabyte of Data to the Cloud in Four Steps

Organizations of all sizes are increasingly using public cloud infrastructure, but those with hundreds of terabytes or petabytes of data find the shift to cloud more complex, disruptive, and inflexible than it is presumed. The business value of cloud storage is desirable, but large data volumes present large challenges for migration, compatibility, and agility. Below are four steps to transition even petabyte-scale data to cloud environments from experts at SwiftStack, a company that powers hybrid cloud storage for enterprises.

In the Time of Big Data and Machine Learning, It’s Important to Ask “Why?”

In this special guest feature, Sundeep Sanghavi, Co-founder and CEO of DataRPM, believes that “The Five Whys” interrogation technique developed by Sakichi Toyoda, founder of the Toyota car company and hero of the Japanese industrial revolution, is still very relevant in today’s age of big data and machine learning.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 8/21/2017

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 people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

UMass Amherst Computer Scientists Develop New Techniques to Measure Social Bias in Software

Today, banks are increasingly using software to decide who will get a loan, courts to judge who should be denied bail, and hospitals to choose treatments for patients. These uses of software make it critical that the software does not discriminate against groups or individuals, say computer science researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. […]

Big Data in the Field of Entertainment

In this contributed article, Ritesh Mehta, Senior Technical Account Manager for TatvaSoft Australia, discusses the impact big data is having on the entertainment industry. Big Data as an integral technology is in a position to be a boon to the entertainment field. It could enhance the profitability of the movies, always a high risk business. The green-lighting of a story, to the selection of cast to the timing of release could be determined.

SnapLogic Enhances Cloud Integration Platform To Reduce Time and Cost of Digital Initiatives

SnapLogic, a leader in self-service application and data integration, announced delivery of its Summer 2017 (4.10) release of the SnapLogic Enterprise Integration Cloud. The release includes a series of platform enhancements to help customers automate, manage, and monitor their integration processes.

Text Analytics – Unstructured Data Analysis

Presented by noted data scientist Derek Kane, this video provides an introduction to text analytics for advanced business users and IT professionals with limited programming expertise. The topics covered include search engine building, categorization (supervised and unsupervised), clustering, NLP, and social media analysis.