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New Research from Accenture and Qlik Shows the Data Skills Gap is Costing Organizations Billions in Lost Productivity

A new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Qlik, titled “The Human Impact of Data Literacy” and conducted on behalf of The Data Literacy Project, found that while most organizations understand the incredible opportunity of data, a gap has emerged between organizations’ aspirations to be data-driven and their employees’ ability to create business value with data.

Interview: Pamela McCorduck, AI Industry Pioneer

I recently caught up with Pamela McCorduck, AI expert, industry pioneer and author of her compelling new book “This Could Be Important: My Life and Times with the Artificial Intelligentsia,” which covers her unique experiences around AI. She has been working around the field of artificial intelligence since 1960. In the interview she offers unique insight on the evolution that developed the technology we use daily today. Pamela witnessed the first developments of AI when the impersonal machine first evoked a candid and personal response from a human and has been documenting ever since.

Real-Time Analytics from Your Data Lake Teaching the Elephant to Dance

This whitepaper from Imply Data Inc. explains why delivering real-time analytics on a data lake is so hard, approaches companies have taken to accelerate their data lakes, and how they leveraged the same technology to create end-to-end real-time analytics architectures.

Introducing Apache Druid

Sponsored Post Apache Druid was invented to address the lack of a data store optimized for real-time analytics. Druid combines the best of real-time streaming analytics and multidimensional OLAP with the scale-out storage and computing principles of Hadoop to deliver ad hoc, search and time-based analytics against live data with sub-second end-to-end response times. Today, […]

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 1/15/2020

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.

oneAPI: – A Unified Cross-Architecture, High Performance Programming Model Designed to Help Shape the Future of Application Development

In this article, we’ll dive into the newly announced oneAPI, a single, unified programming model that aims to simplify development across multiple architectures, such as CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs and other accelerators. The long-term journey is represented by two important first-steps – the industry initiative and the Intel beta product.

Can You Trust Your Data? Three Factors for Enhanced Data Reliability and Decision-making in the Era of Digital Transformation

In this contributed article, Sudhi Sinha, Vice President and GM of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls, discusses how we have more data at our fingertips than ever. But while this boom in information is absolutely an example of positive progress, it makes data security and reliability more crucial than ever. With so much depending on this data, how can you ensure it’s trustworthy? How can you guarantee that the decisions you are making are based on dependable and secure information?

Understanding Intention: Using Content, Context, and the Crowd to Build Better Search Applications

This white paper by enterprise search specialists Lucidworks, points out that unlike consumer search, which has become a seamless part of our everyday lives, the enterprise side might as well still be running Windows 95. Imagine if Amazon, Google, or Facebook treated every user the same, regardless of who they are, where they are, what they’re searching for, and what they’ve clicked. Your users expect that same sophistication in their enterprise apps.

TOP 10 insideBIGDATA Articles for December 2019

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.

Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Data with Excel and Google Sheets

The “Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Data with Excel and Google Sheets” eBook by Inzata Analytics discusses how poor data quality is the kryptonite of good reporting and credible analytics. Managing and ensuring data is clean can provide significant value to any business. This guide details useful steps and tips to cleaning data in a Google or Excel spreadsheet to help businesses optimize their data easily.