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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.

Proscia to Transform the Clinical Use of Digital Pathology in Commercial and Hospital Labs

Proscia Inc., a data solutions provider for digital pathology, announced the launch of a new product optimized for digital clinical workflows in anatomic pathology labs. Built from its award-winning software platform, Proscia’s new offering leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) techniques, leading the move towards precision medicine and computational pathology.

State of Artificial Intelligence for the Enterprise

A survey conducted in July 2017 by Vanson Bourne, the Teradata “State of Artificial Intelligence for Enterprises” report captures the here and now for AI — how executive decision-makers are investing in AI today, the expected return on investment (ROI), what barriers lie ahead and how businesses craft a solid game plan to realize AI’s full potential.

Accelerating IT Innovation with Software-Defined HPC Solutions

As businesses realize traditional IT will be unable to support future business goals, they are leveraging software-defined technologies to eliminate data center complexity, reduce expenses, and accelerate IT innovation. HPE’s Bill Mannel explores how software-defined HPC solutions can work to push your business forward.

Kinetica’s Newest Release of the Fastest GPU-Accelerated Database Turbo Charges Geospatial Processing and Visualizations for Real-time Analytics

Kinetica announced the availability of innovations to their fast GPU-accelerated database that deliver new geospatial capabilities and enterprise-grade features for better performance and user experience, as well as improved efficiency and utilization to drive real-time location-based analytics and analytic processing.