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GoodData Launches Advanced Governance Framework

GoodDataⓇ is taking a leadership role in elevating the industry standard of governance to new heights by adding an advanced governance framework to its Enterprise Insights Platform.

Pure Storage Announces Significant Customer Momentum for AI and ML Workloads

Pure Storage® (NYSE: PSTG), a leading independent all-flash data platform vendor for the cloud era, announced significant customer momentum for FlashBlade™, the system purpose-built for modern analytics. Since general availability in January 2017, FlashBlade has gained traction among organizations running and innovating with emerging workloads, specifically modern analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

Building Fast Data Compression Code for Cloud and Edge Applications

Finding efficient ways to compress and decompress data is more important than ever. Compressed data takes up less space and requires less time and network bandwidth to transfer. In this article, we’ll discuss the data compression functions and the latest improvements in the Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives (Intel® IPP) library.

AtScale 6.0 Brings the Benefits of its Universal Semantic Layer to the Google Cloud

AtScale, the company providing enterprises with a universal semantic platform for BI on Big Data, announced the general availability of AtScale 6.0. With this release, customers will see unparalleled cost savings when deploying analytical workloads on Google BigQuery and will benefit from best-in-class experience between Microsoft Excel and the Google platform.

Book Review: Python Data Science Handbook

I recently had a need for a Python language resource to supplement a series of courses on Deep Learning I was evaluating that depended on this widely used language. As a long-time data science practitioner, my language of choice has been R, so I relished the opportunity to dig into Python to see first hand how the other side of the data science world did machine learning. The book I settled on was “Python Data Science Handbook: Essential Tools for Working with Data” by Jake VanderPlas.

Alation’s Enterprise Data Catalog Values Data Assets for the Chief Data Officer

Alation Inc., the collaborative data company, announced increased support for Chief Data Officers looking to manage their data as an asset. Alation 5.0 will include new features and a services package to make data asset valuation simple by promoting the adoption of Infonomics.

Oracle Supercharges Its Cloud Offerings with NVIDIA Tesla GPUs

Oracle announced that it’s bringing the power of our latest Tesla GPU accelerators to its public cloud. The move underscores growing demand for public-cloud access to our GPU computing platform from an increasingly wide set of enterprise users. Oracle’s massive customer base means that a broad range of businesses across many industries will have access to accelerated computing to harness the power of AI, accelerated analytics and high performance computing.

The Cost of Updating Older Data Centers for Big Data Needs

In this contributed article, freelance human Avery Phillips suggests that before your company makes the leap to update your servers and other data-center equipment for the needs of your big data deployments, make sure you understand the challenges ahead.

AI Poised to Revolutionize Insurance Industry

According to a recent report from Accenture, three-quarters of surveyed insurance executives believe that artificial intelligence will transform the insurance industry within three years. Michael Macauley, CEO of Quadrant Information Services, expects urgency and planning to follow quickly as the potential benefits of AI become more apparent.

Data Governance Secrets, Revealed

Our friends over at data governance provider Collibra prepared the infographic below containing some great survey insights on this evolving role of the CDO, including what’s working for them in their Data Governance journey and what are some of the challenges they face.