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Skytree and IBM Partner to Elevate Big Data Analytics with Advanced Machine Learning

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Skytree, The Machine Learning Company, today announced a partnership with IBM, global leader in cutting-edge technology. The technical integration allows Skytree’s scalable, enterprise-grade machine learning platform, Skytree Infinity, to run on top of IBM PureData System for Analytics, powered by IBM Netezza technology.…

New Round of Big Data Startups Focus on Machine Learning, AI

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by Angela Guess Joab Jackson of CMO.com recently wrote, “It turns out that a vital missing ingredient in the long-sought after goal of getting machines to think like humans — artificial intelligence — has been lots and lots of data. Last week, at the O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World Conference in New York, Salesforce.com’s head…

“Open Source” Doesn’t Mean Less Competitive

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay of InfoWorld recently wrote, “Given the absence of an outside enemy, it’s likely that open source will turn on itself… Most software is neither open source nor licensed. Instead, it’s built within banks and other enterprises for internal use and never shared with anyone beyond the four walls of the…

Putting the DATA Act to Good Use

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by Angela Guess Jennifer Belissent of Forrester Research recently wrote for NextGov, “The full promise of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act Act — DATA Act for short — won’t be realized anytime soon. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Many agencies are in no position to comply just yet. According to a recent…

Why Your Organization Needs a Chief Data Officer

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by Angela Guess Thornton May of Forbes recently wrote, “Organizational theorists posit that modern enterprises can be viewed as a portfolio of projects.  Each of those projects uses data.  A key reason many organizations need a Chief Data Officer is that how data is treated and the data management tools used on these projects can…

How Highly Should Employers Value IT Certifications?

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by Angela Guess Lizetta Staplefoote of PC World recently wrote, “Innovations in business technology are driving demand for IT professionals with certifications that prove an area of expertise. Certifications cover specific knowledge around a technology unlike computer science degrees, often criticized as too general and impractical. Meanwhile, evolving technologies like cloud, big data, mobile and…

Google Expands Cloud Presence by Acquiring Firebase

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by Angela Guess Thomas Claburn of InformationWeek reports, “In an effort to expand the capabilities of its Cloud Platform, Google has acquired Firebase, a service that helps developers create mobile and web apps that store and sync data in real-time. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Google product management director Greg DeMichillie said…

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Tajo v0.9

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the Apache Software Foundation has announced “the availability of Apache™ Tajo™ v0.9, the advanced Open Source data warehousing system in Apache Hadoop™. ‘With Apache Tajo v0.9, our goal of bringing traditional SQL performance to massive data is a step closer,’ said Hyunsik Choi, Vice President of Apache…

Cognitive Scale Tackles Big Data’s Rising Failure Rate with the First Industry Specific Cognitive Cloud Platform

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by Angela Guess A new article out of Cognitive Scale reports, “After 18 months focused on product and technology development, Cognitive Scale today emerged from stealth with the industry’s first technology independent cognitive cloud platform, four vertical industry applications, new customers, partnerships with technology titans, and 22 patents filed. The company is on track to…