Data is the information that drives business. It can be structured in rows and columns, like a customer name, address, and phone; and it can be unstructured, such as an email or a social media post. Structured data is what is populated in Relational Database Management Systems such as those created by Oracle, IBM and Microsoft, and open-source PostgreSQL and MySQL, among others. That data can be accessed using the standard Structured Query Language (SQL). Unstructured data resides in what are called NoSQL databases, such as Cassandra, Couchbase, MongoDB and many, many others. Many organizations today run both kinds of databases.
Once the data is stored, it must be easily retrievable, found amid the mountains of data organizations collect, and made available at scale. Numerous tools exist for those jobs, including Hadoop, Apache Spark and many more. It is through the collection and analysis of data that businesses can make decisions that affect their bottom line.
Data helps organizations make a number of important decisions, every day. It can be used to measure ROI of marketing campaigns and even aggregate user habits. It can also be used to better your DevOps team. In a Power Talk with SD Times, Steve Boone, DevOps head of product management at HCL Software, and Bryant … continue reading
Datatron released a new governance dashboard that allows data scientists and analysts to monitor and optimize their AI solutions. The new offering provides AI and machine learning model transparency risk management to help organizations comply with regulations while optimizing for business outcomes through visualizations and key metrics. “Just as cyberattacks can be devastating to companies, … continue reading
The Apache Foundation (ASF) has announced the open-source project Apache Superset is now a top-level project. Reaching top-level status indicates that the project has graduated from Apache’s incubation program and meets specific ASF requirements. Apache Superset is designed as a modern data exploration and visualization platform that enables users to build and explore dashboards through … continue reading
Ionic has announced the beta release of Ionic Capacitor 3.0. The new version of the cross-platform runtime includes improvements to community involvement, adaptability, first-class APIs, and developer experience and productivity. Ionic also added the Proposals repo to make it easier to plug in ideas into a project by creating proposals as well as gauge interest … continue reading
MIT’s hackathon iQuHACK (interdisciplinary Quantum HACKathon) is back and it is focusing on helping participants learn what quantum computers are and how to use them. One track for this hackathon focuses on gate-based quantum computing division while the other is for quantum annealing. The hackathon will take place between January 30th and 31st online with … continue reading
Melissa, a leading provider of global data quality and address management solutions, today announced increased popularity and implementation of its industry-leading products and services. In a historic year—marked by a global pandemic, related economic setbacks, and a contentious U.S. election—address data accuracy proved of utmost importance. For example, the ongoing Melissa COVID-19 Donation Program prompted … continue reading
Global systems management, data protection and security software company Quest Software has announced it is acquiring erwin for its data modeling, data governance, and business process modeling solutions. According to Quest, this acquisition will help users to reap the benefits from all of their data as well as drive significant data initiatives. “Data-centric projects are … continue reading
Cloudflare’s acquisition of Linc, the automation platform that helps front-end developers collaborate, will create seamless integration between Pages and Cloudflare Workers, a serverless execution environment. that allows users to create entirely new applications or augment. Linc offers a straightforward path to building end-to-end applications on Pages with both frontend and backend logic in one bundle. … continue reading
Apple’s privacy labels for apps in the App Store are now live. According to the company, users will be able to better understand an app’s privacy practices before downloading it. The information must provide what type of data types an app collects, and whether that data is then used to track them. Developers can update … continue reading
Organizations are moving AI and ML up their strategic priority lists and investing more in the technology without yet fully knowing how to turn those investments into increased efficiency and scale, according to the “2021 enterprise trends in machine learning report” from Algorithmia. Approximately 83% of all surveyed organizations said they increased their budgets and … continue reading
Tasktop is updating its Tasktop Viz solution to give organizations more ways to connect their software delivery processes to their business outcomes. The latest release focuses on real-time, data-driven metrics and on-demand expert advice. A key feature of the release is the addition of leading indicator analytics, which will alert business leaders to any problems … continue reading