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Nowcasting Chicago Crime with R

Click to learn more about author Steve Miller. In my many years as a data scientist, I’ve spent more time doing forecast work than any other type of predictive modeling. Often as not, the work’s involved forecasting demand for an organization’s many products/lines of business a year or more out based on five or more […]

Latest Version of SAP HANA Empowers Business Users to Make Confident Decisions Fast

A new press release reports, “SAP SE today announced enhancements to the SAP HANA database in the cloud and on premise that provide everyone instant access to critical data and extreme performance to democratize in-memory computing. Updates include enhanced cloud support, persistent memory support with Intel, intelligent recommendations for efficient database management, new machine learning […]

Benchmarking Hadoop Performance: On-Premises S3-Compatible Storage Keeps Pace with HDFS

Click to learn more about authors Gary Ogasawara and Tatsuya Kawano. When deploying Hadoop, scaling storage can be difficult and costly because the storage and compute are co-located on the same hardware nodes. By implementing the storage layer using S3-compatible storage software and using an S3 connector instead of HDFS, it’s possible to separate storage […]

Overcoming the Top Barriers to Data Encryption

Click to learn more about author Jeff Harrell. We’ve entered an age where the conveniences of widespread connectivity, the cloud, and cheap, easily accessible storage have put us at more risk than ever of getting breached. At the same time, malicious actors have become more sophisticated, resourceful, and persistent – when data does fall into […]

Case Study: Crown College Uses Predictive Analytics to Retain At-Risk Students

Crown College in St. Bonifacius MN embraced a five-year persistence and completion project four years ago. The college’s Presidents’ Cabinet embraced persistence and completion as an improvement initiative to retain at-risk students and the school had been accepted into the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Persistence and Completion Academy. HLC accredits colleges and universities in a […]

TigerGraph Brings Together Pattern Matching And Efficient Graph Computation

According to a recent press release, “TigerGraph, the only scalable graph database for the enterprise, today introduced its latest release, TigerGraph 2.4. The new technology combines graph pattern matching with real-time deep link analytics — a unique mix ideal for fraud and money laundering detection, security analytics, personalized recommendation engines, artificial intelligence and machine learning. […]

Rockset Announces General Availability; Unleashes Power Of Real-Time SQL On Raw Data

A new press release reports, “Rockset, the serverless search and analytics company, today announced general availability of the industry’s first cloud service that allows developers and data scientists to put complex data sets to use in minutes instead of weeks. Current trends in technology — smart devices, digital lending, fraud detection, omni-channel retail, machine learning, […]

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