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Data Model Slides: State of the Union Data Modeling

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on January 22, 2015 The Heart of Data Modeling Webinar: State of the Union Data Modeling from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this webinar, click HERE>> About the Webinar Welcome to the first webinar in the new DATAVERSITY Webinar Series: The Heart of Data…

Culture Gap Between CEOs and Managers Hinders Big Data Efforts

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by Angela Guess Darryl K. Taft of eWeek reports, “A major gap exists between how CEOs and lower-level managers view big data, according to the findings of a new study sponsored by big data and marketing applications specialist Teradata. The study indicated that CEOs tend to look at big data through rose-colored glasses while lower-level…

Microsoft Set to Acquire Revolution Analytics

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by Angela Guess Joseph Sirosh of the Microsoft Blog reports, “I’m very pleased to announce that Microsoft has reached an agreement to acquire Revolution Analytics. Revolution Analytics is the leading commercial provider of software and services for R, the world’s most widely used programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics. We are making this…

Using the IBM Power Development Cloud for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 Beta Application Testing

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by Angela Guess Bob Dick of IBM reports, “Excitement continues to build around Linux on IBM Power Systems from the first Scale-out POWER8 processor-based systems shipped in mid-2014 to the Enterprise POWER8 processor-based systems which began shipping in 4Q2014 and includes the Integrated Facility for Linux support. A big part of that excitement is around…

How and Why Standards for Artificial Intelligence Keep Evolving

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by Angela Guess Kristen V. Brown of SF Gate recently wrote, “John McCarthy, the scientist who coined the term ‘artificial intelligence,’ famously lamented that ‘as soon as it works, no one calls it AI anymore.’ He felt many of his field’s achievements are underappreciated. Technologies such as Apple’s personal assistant app, Siri, perform many of…

Meet Ross, the Artificially Intelligent Attorney

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by Angela Guess Brian Jackson of IT Business reports, “A group of University of Toronto students are taking Watson, IBM Corp.’s Jeopardy champion computing system, to law school. They’re also giving it a new name – meet Ross, the super intelligent attorney. After taking part in a contest hosted by IBM in New York earlier…

Goldman Sachs Invests $56M in Singapore Big Data Firm, Antuit

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by Angela Guess Rick Carew of the Wall Street Journal reports, “Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is placing a bet on big data’s growth in Asia. The U.S. investment bank is leading a $56 million investment in Singapore’s Antuit Holdings Pte. Ltd. to help it grow and acquire rivals in Asia’s rapidly growing data analytics market,…

Using Big Data to Fix the Payday Loans Industry

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by Angela Guess Steve Lohr of the New York Times recently wrote, “At any given time, there are an estimated 22 million payday loans outstanding, and the fees paid by payday borrowers amount to about $8 billion a year — a lot of money for those in the working population least able to afford it.…

What NoSQL Has to Offer

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by Angela Guess John Leonard of Computing.co.uk recently wrote, “There is no doubt that many more people are taking a long look at what NoSQL has to offer, both to manage traditional workloads and for new applications too. The near-monthly announcements of a new multi-million dollar funding round are testament to the fact that this…