Topic: data

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Titan

Data is becoming more important than ever, and developers are beginning to realize they need better ways to harness and work with data. The problem, however, is that data isn’t handled the same way development is and therefore it can become a time-consuming and complex process.  “The rise of git, docker, and DevOps has created … continue reading

Facebook’s Groups API causes data privacy concerns

Facebook wants to avoid another data privacy blunder. The company is quickly trying to address a problem it found with its Groups API access.  Last year, in an effort to better protect users privacy, Facebook removed and restricted a number of developer APIs — Groups API was one of these restricted APIs. Before restrictions were … continue reading

Microsoft launches Project Cortex to help organizations make sense of their data

Earlier this week at Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft announced the first new service in Microsoft 365 since they released Microsoft Teams in 2017. Project Cortex is a solution that will allow business users to gain valuable insights with their data, in ways they previously couldn’t. Over the years Microsoft has created a number of different ways … continue reading

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SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Perspective

As data science becomes more and more important, so does data visualization. Data is practically useless if you don’t have a human-readable way of communicating the insights from that data with the business. This week, we’re highlighting Perspective, which is an open-source tool for creating interactive visualizations of large, real-time datasets. Perspective is a project … continue reading

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The Linux Foundation forms Project Alvarium

The Linux Foundation has announced its intent to form a new project called Alvarium. Project Alvarium will be focused on building a Data Confidence Fabric (DCF). This will help facilitate trust and confidence in data across heterogeneous systems. According to the Linux Foundation, a DCF is a framework that inserts trust into a data’s path, … continue reading

Netflix open sources polyglot notebook Polynote

Netflix has announced that it is open sourcing Polynote, which, as the name implies, is a polyglot notebook. Polynote provides Scala support, Apache Spark integration, as-you-type autocomplete, and multi-language interoperability with Scala, Python, and SQL. According to Netflix, Polynote will allow data scientists to integrate its JVM-based machine learning platform with Python’s ecosystem of machine … continue reading

OMG to develop new AI standards

The international standards organization Object Management Group (OMG) announced that it has begun working on defining artificial intelligence standards. These standards will be designed to help “accelerate and improve the creation of useful AI applications,” OMG explained.  “When a technology area reaches a certain degree of maturity, standards enable innovation, rather than impede it,” said … continue reading

Report: JavaScript becomes most in-demand developer technology

JavaScript is rising the ranks as the most in-demand developer technology. Pluralsight Technologies released its Technology Index, and found JavaScript to be at the top. Last year when the company released the index in April, JavaScript scored at number four.  Following JavaScript as the most in-demand technologies are Java, HTML, Python, C++, Android, C, C#, … continue reading

Delta Lake project joins the Linux Foundation as open data lakes standard

Databricks has announced it is donating its open-source data lakes project to the Linux Foundation. Delta Lake is designed to improve the reliability, quality and performance of data lakes.  Databricks first announced the project in April. “Today, nearly every company has a data lake they are trying to gain insights from, but data lakes have … continue reading

Melissa updates enterprise data quality platform with wizard-based matching interface

Melissa has announced new updates to its customer data verification solution Unison. Unison is a browser-based data cleaning and reporting solution designed to help data stewards create and maintain data quality without any programming knowledge.  New features include a wizard-based matching interface, fuzzy match scoring, and improved reporting.  “Our existing MatchUp deduplication software is known … continue reading

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Data scientists need to be good storytellers

Companies are obsessing over data — whether it’s gathering data, analyzing data, or gaining insights from that data. But perhaps they’re not making the most of that data. The biggest challenge when it comes to data is not in the collection, storage, or analysis of that data, it’s how to effectively use that data to … continue reading

The problem with data

As any business leader will tell you, data is the lifeblood of organizations operating in the 21st century. A company’s ability to effectively gather and use data can make all the difference in its success. But a number of factors can compromise data’s health, making it unmanageable and therefore unusable for today’s businesses. Specifically, data … continue reading

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