IBM releases data science and machine learning platform Cloud Private for Data

IBM is embracing artificial intelligence with the launch of IBM Cloud Private for Data. The platform consists of integrated data science, data engineering and app building services. According to IBM, it is designed to help organizations accelerate their AI journeys and increase productivity. “Whether they are aware of it or not, every company is on … continue reading

Apache Ignite 2.4 announced with ML Grid and Spark DataFrames support

The Apache Software Foundation has announced the latest version of Apache Ignite. Ignite is an open-source distributed database, caching and processing platform designed for transactional, analytical and streaming workloads. Apache Ignite 2.4 features new machine learning capabilities, Spark DataFrames, and the incorporation of a low-level binary client protocol. According to the Ignite team, while a … continue reading

Microsoft releases its Azure Service Fabric to open source

Microsoft’s Service Fabric Team announced the open-source release of Azure Service Fabric under the MIT license yesterday. The team behind the distributed systems platform, designed to easily package, deploy and manage scalable and reliable microservices and containers, will be transitioning to a completely open development process on GitHub over the coming months. While the Service … continue reading

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Analyst View: IoT needs ordinary applications too

Let’s imagine… Jump a few years into the future. All the hoopla about IoT is history. A lot of equipment comes with network interfaces. The software embedded in the equipment uses resources on the network to get its job done. Imagine a new machine being installed in a factory. It’s in position, the mechanical setup … continue reading

Assessing the need for Big Data solution architecture

The most challenging obstacle facing companies is recognizing if they have a valid use case requiring the use of Big Data technologies. Having a large amount of data does not necessitate the deployment of a Big Data solution architecture. A company should only determine to use a Big Data solution based on the characteristics and its intended use. This allows actionable insights … continue reading releases data collaboration platform for enterprises has announced the launch of a new data collaboration platform designed to help enterprises manage modern data teamwork. The new platform combines social media capabilities with data problem-solving features to provide a shared place for multiple stakeholders to work. According to Jon Loyens, co-founder and chief product officer, the company has already seen … continue reading

Cyberextortion: A growing Internet problem

“If you’re gonna commit a crime,” as “Slick Willie” Sutton said when asked why he robbed banks, “That’s where the money is.” Also known as “Willie the Actor” for his ability to disguise himself, Sutton stole an estimated $2 million during his 40-year robbery career. Modern-day cyber criminals have adopted this approach to digital extortion … continue reading

Cloudera brings the Shared Data Experience to its machine learning and analytics platform

Cloudera has announced the Shared Data Experience (SDX) will now be part of Cloudera Altus, a machine learning and analytics Platform-as-a-Service. SDX is a framework that applies a centralized and consistent framework for schema, security, and governance, allowing multiple applications to run against shared data. The update to the solution provides organizations with the ability … continue reading

Industry leaders launch data manifesto

The data community is getting new guidelines to approach data effectively and ethically. and industry leaders today are announcing the Manifesto for Data Practices. According to Brett Hurt, CEO of, data is being used today to fuel business efforts and improve customer satisfaction; however there are no formal guidelines to approach data and … continue reading

Preparing for the GDPR in the eleventh hour

If digital businesses haven’t already been preparing for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the time is now. The regulation was adopted in April of 2016 and will officially go into effect on May 25, 2018. Despite the advance notice and warnings given, the range of GDPR preparedness is still very broad, according … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Melissa enables active data quality

Poor data quality costs businesses time, money, and customers. For companies conducting business in Europe, the associated costs could rise dramatically when the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in May 2018. One small data quality mistake involving the misuse of Personally-Identifiable Information (PII) could cost a company 20 million euros or 4 … continue reading

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