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SQL Is More than Just Store and Retrieve

Michael Blaha

by Michael Blaha I often work with programmers to build applications. It never ceases to amaze me that many programmers look at SQL as a store and retrieve mechanism and see nothing more. Their approach is to write programming code for all their logic. It’s not just a matter of programmers being unable to write…

Google Researchers Use End-to-End Neural Network To Caption Pictures

Google researchers have announced the development of a machine-learning system that can automatically produce captions to accurately describe images in properly formed sentences the first time it sees them. “This kind of system could eventually help visually impaired people understand pictures, provide alternate text for images in parts of the world where mobile connections are…

Are APIs going to push legacy technology into the 21st century?

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by Evaldo Horn de Oliveira If you’re like me, you attend numerous IT shows (in fact, I’m writing this while attending a show right now). Although many shows are worth more for the contacts than the content, some offer valuable insights, particularly those focused on trends and directions. Those shows are almost mandatory if you…

November 2014 Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

As we round the corner well into the fourth quarter of 2014, past Halloween and into the holiday season, companies are talking strategy for 2015. DATAVERSITY is no exception. We are finalizing talks of what we are going to focus on next year and how we are going to improve the quality and quantity of…

10 Tips for Data Modeling in a Hybrid NoSQL/Relational World

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by Karen Lopez During my Big Challenges in Data Modeling; NoSQL webinar, Dan McCreary and I talked about how data modelers should approach NoSQL on development projects.  At the end, I shared these ten tips for working in a hybrid (NoSQL + relational) world.  You can listen to the webinar recording for more details about each.…

Halloween Scares Of Another Variety

What could be scarier than a haunted house on Halloween, packed with ghouls, axe murderers and the standard array of blood and guts? Well, maybe the real fright night lies with technology. Consider the following scares that might just send Michael Myers himself into a terror tizzy: Artificial intelligence. Tesla, Paypal and SpaceX founder Elon…

Retrieving and Using Taxonomy Data from DBpedia

DBpedia, as described in the recent semanticweb.com article DBpedia 2014 Announced, is “a crowd-sourced community effort to extract structured information from Wikipedia and make this information available on the Web.” It currently has over 3 billion triples (that is, facts stored using the W3C standard RDF data model) available for use by applications, making it…

Do You Know Where Your Data Is Tonight?

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by Ian Rowlands A while ago I set up a Google alert to track data breaches. Thanks Google – it saves me a lot of trawling. When I started I was getting one, or at most two, hits a day. Now I’m getting three or four every day. Over just the past few days my…