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TOP 10 insideBIGDATA Articles for July 2020

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.

Book Review: Deep Learning with TensorFlow 2 and Keras

If you’re a data scientist who has been wanting to break into the deep learning realm, here is a great learning resource that can guide you through this journey. It’s pretty much an all-inclusive resource that includes all the popular methodologies upon which deep learning depends: CNNs, RNNs, RL, GANs, and much more. The glue that makes it all work is represented by the two most popular frameworks for deep learning pratcitioners, TensorFlow and Keras.

Infographic: Data Engineering Evolved

Ascend.io, the data engineering company, announced results from a new research study about the work conditions of data scientists, data engineers, and enterprise architects in the U.S. Conducted in June 2020, findings from over 300 professionals reveal key insights on their teams’ current workload, productivity bottlenecks, and perspectives on automation and low-code technologies.

Infographic: Understanding Low-Code Rapid Application Development Platforms

Our friends over at Ireland-based ERS IT Solutions Ltd. produced a new infographic called “Understanding Low-Code Rapid Application Development Platforms.” This infographic looks at RAD development and examines how this can be applied within low-code development platforms. These platforms are extremely beneficial for businesses as they allow citizen developers to create apps, and free up busy IT teams. Therefore, it’s no surprise that Gartner predicts that low-code application development will account for 65% of all application development activity by 2024.

Meeting the Demand: Containerizing Master Data Management in the Cloud

In this contributed article, editorial consultant Jelani Harper suggests that perhaps no other single entity has done more to spur cloud adoption rates than Salesforce has. By democratizing Customer Resource Management (CRM) with this architecture, the ubiquitous CRM vendor considerably popularized the movement of shifting data, applications, and attendant tools like Master Data Management (MDM) offsite.

Using AI to Optimize Pricing

In this contributed article, Sylvain Rougemaille PhD, Price Optimizer Product Manager, and Gabriel Smith, Chief Evangelist and Vice President of Innovation, at Pricefx, discuss how AI as applied to pricing must be transparent, defensible and pragmatic with proven ways to help sales win more business and increase deal size. It is also not a “one size fits all” problem, so the models must reflect the insight of the management team in order to be most effective.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 7/29/2020

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.

Artificial Intelligence Startups Raised $61.6bn in Total Funding, a 35% Jump in a Year

As the algorithms and data-driven methods continue to develop, venture capitalists are becoming more interested to invest in artificial intelligence startups providing the most beneficial solutions. According to data gathered by BuyShares.co.nz, the total amount of funds AI startups raised over time reached $61.6bn in the second quarter of 2020, a 35% increase in a year.

Research Highlights: Europe Lagging on AI Development; Samsung and IBM Lead in AI Patent Race

Award-winning OxFirst, a specialist in the law and economics of IP, has released research that reveals the hidden secrets behind global patent registrations and information on the economic value of patents in the AI sector. While Samsung, IBM and Tencent dominate with the highest number of patents filed, fierce competition between the US and China overshadows other countries, including the EU.

Video Highlights: Accelerating the ML Lifecycle with an Enterprise-Grade Feature Store

Our friend Mike Del Balso, the co-founder and CEO of Tecton who created the Uber Michelangelo machine learning platform, and customer Geoff Sims, a Principal Data Scientist at Atlassian, gave the talk below at the recent Spark + AI Summit.