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The Drilling Rigs of the Big Data Age

In this contributed article, Navin Chaddha, Managing Director, at Mayfield, a top-tier Silicon Valley venture capital firm with $2.7 billion under management and a 48 year history of investing, outlines 5 big areas of opportunity as well as some trends that are creating the need for a new class of companies that will serve as the drilling rigs of the big data age.

TOP 10 insideBIGDATA Articles for January 2018

In this continuing regular feature, we give all our valued readers a monthly heads-up for the top 10 most viewed articles appearing on insideBIGDATA. Over the past several months, we’ve heard from many of our followers that this feature will enable them to catch up with important news and features flowing across our many channels. We’re happy to oblige! We understand that busy big data professionals can’t check the site everyday.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 2/5/2018

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.

2018 Executive Round Up – Part 4

Welcome to insideBIGDATA’s annual Executive Round Up designed to give our readers a sense for what the upcoming year is going to look like with respective to our focus technologies: big data, data science, machine learning, AI and deep learning. Weighing in with their thought-leadership predictions are some of the industry’s biggest players. We’re honored to pass along these comments to our valued audience. In this article, final Part 4 of the series, we’ll examine what increasing role AI will play in digital transformation initiatives in 2018.

2018 Executive Round Up – Part 3

Welcome to insideBIGDATA’s annual Executive Round Up designed to give our readers a sense for what the upcoming year is going to look like with respective to our focus technologies: big data, data science, machine learning, AI and deep learning. Weighing in with their thought-leadership predictions are some of the industry’s biggest players. We’re honored to pass along these comments to our valued audience. In this article, Part 3 of the series, we’ll review the evolutionary process of digital transformation and how IDC is predicting that by 2020, 60% of all enterprises will have climbed aboard this bandwagon.

2018 Executive Round Up – Part 1

Welcome to insideBIGDATA’s annual Executive Round Up designed to give our readers a sense for what the upcoming year is going to look like with respective to our focus technologies: big data, data science, machine learning, AI and deep learning. Weighing in with their thought-leadership predictions are some of the industry’s biggest players. We’re honored to pass along these comments to our valued audience. In this article, Part 1 of the series, we’ll take a look at how AI and machine learning will continue to make significant strides, and also turn the corner toward mainstream acceptance in the enterprise.

The Future of Smart Cities

In this contributed article, freelance human Avery Phillips discusses the evolution of smart cities from the perspective of how urbanscapes will be run more efficiently through the collection of big data and the use of connected IoT devices. Hospitals will be better able to care for their patients and transportation will run more smoothly than ever. Even though we don’t know what the future holds, we can still look forward to a smarter tomorrow.

How Netflix Uses Big Data to Drive Success

Netflix has over 100 million subscribers and with that comes a wealth of data they can analyze to improve the user experience. Big data has helped Netflix massively in their mission to become the king of stream. Our friends over at FrameYourTV developed the compelling infographic below that highlights Netflix’s use of big data, specifically interesting statistics, how Netflix gathers big data, and how Netflix uses big data.

Big(ger) Data is Better

In this contributed article, Fiona McNeill, Global Product Marketing Manager at SAS, describes how Big Data is changing lives. “The data isn’t different than what organizations had before, albeit some new sources are now accessible to many. The challenge is that there is a lot more of it, and it’s incoming at a greater pace. The enormous amount of data can make it time-consuming to compute a calculation or pull a report. Big data requires more horsepower and optimized analytics computing.”

Outlook on Artificial Intelligence in the Enterprise 2018

Narrative Science, a leader in Advanced Natural Language Generation (Advanced NLG) for the enterprise, announced the availability of its third annual research report, “Outlook on Artificial Intelligence in the Enterprise 2018.” In partnership with the National Business Research Institute (NBRI), Narrative Science surveyed business executives from a wide array of functions, including business intelligence, finance, […]