Computing: A Human Activity!

Click to learn more about author Thomas Frisendal. I started at the University of Copenhagen in 1969. My professor was Peter Naur. He was in many ways an unusual man and a deep thinker. It is only now in recent years that I realize how much he influenced my thinking. 1969 was his second year […]

The Future of Business Transformation: No-Code Infrastructure and the Cloud

Click to learn more about author Borya Shakhnovich. In 2020, countless industries were forced to accelerate their digital transformation practices, having no other option but to be agile in supporting the new normal: a remote business infrastructure. What has helped lessen the burden for employers? Implementing no-code infrastructures across business practices and processes to empower […]

Four Reasons to Digitize Your Documents

Click to learn more about author Sam Thorpe. Businesses have strived to become more digital over the last few years, but the process to get there has been slow or even nonexistent. In fact, more than 50 percent of digital transformation efforts stalled in 2018. However, the “sit there and wait for the right time” […]

What Is BASE?

BASE describes database processing germane to a NoSQL database, such as a data lake. An increasing number of data volumes and variability, according to DAMA DMBoK, spurred the BASE philosophy. Its popularity rose in 2008. BASE provides less assurance than ACID, but it scales very well and reacts well to rapid data changes. BASE construction […]

Scaling Machine Learning Applications

When the number of users for a predictive model grows, it is expected (albeit often wrongly) that the machine learning powered systems will automatically scale to keep up with this growth. If the system fails to scale, processing requirements may outpace performance. Using an example from a LinkedIn article, a sample recommender system fails to […]

Will They Blend? Theobald Meets HANA

Click to learn more about author Maarit Widmann. In the “Will They Blend?” blog series, we experiment with the most interesting blends of data and tools. Whether it’s mixing traditional sources with modern data lakes, open-source devops on the cloud with protected internal legacy tools, SQL with noSQL, web-wisdom-of-the-crowd with in-house handwritten notes, or IoT […]

From Vision to Reality: Fintech Industry Trends

Click to learn more about author Alexey Chalimov. Fintech applications this year represent one of the fastest-growing markets that involve online activity. It’s not simply about money transfers anymore: The digital finance industry now offers users insurance, mortgages, loans, and crowdfunding opportunities, to name a few, and the diversity of the available banking services keeps […]

The Quick (and Ultimate) Guide to Regularization

Click to learn more about author Ram Tavva. May it be in statistics or mathematics or finance – particularly in machine learning and inverse problems – regularization is any modification that one makes in a learning algorithm that is intended to not reduce its training error but its generalization error. In layman’s language, we can […]

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