Topic: data

SD Times news digest: Google’s new Tensorflow-based framework, Toyota’s investment in Uber, and Mozilla’s Firefox user data

Google is releasing a new research framework for prototyping reinforcement learning algorithms. Dopamine is a Tensorflow-based framework designed with ease-of-use, reproducibility, and benchmarking in mind. Along with the framework, the company will provide a set of colabs for using the framework. For ease-of-use, Google will provide code that is compact and well-documented. For reproducibility, the … continue reading

Apache HAWQ becomes top-level project

The Apache HAWQ project is graduating from incubation to become a top-level project within the Apache Software Foundation this week. Apache HAWQ is a enterprise SQL-on-Hadoop query engine and analytics database that first entered the foundation’s incubation phase in September of 2015. “We are very excited to see Apache HAWQ graduate as a Top-Level Project … continue reading

premium How GraphQL is competing with REST

The representational state transfer (REST) API has served its purpose of exposing application-level information for web services over the last 15 years, but in an industry that’s constantly evolving, there are always new approaches that are popping up and transforming the way we work. Enter GraphQL. GraphQL is a data query language for APIs that … continue reading

LinkedIn releases new data for finding and recruiting machine learning talent

As artificial intelligence becomes more popular, skills like machine learning and deep learning are becoming more in demand. New data released from LinkedIn shows job recruiters are fighting to find machine learning talent. “Machine learning is one of the most in-demand skills. It can feel like everyone’s competing for the same small talent pool, especially … continue reading

CMU, Meltwater and Oxford look to advance data science research

Media intelligence company Meltwater is opening up its artificial intelligence platform to give developers and data scientists real-time insights into business data. Fairhair.ai features a knowledge graph for connecting and organizing internal and external data, access to pre-trained and configurable AI models, and the ability to make data-driven decisions. “We quickly realized our AI platform … continue reading

TLS 1.3 approved and released with improved encryption and speed

The Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol, an integral technology in end-to-end data protection, has been updated to version 1.3 this month with improvements to security, performance, and stripping some insecure optional features from the previous version 1.2. According to the Internet Engineers Task Force (IETF), TLS 1.3 introduces improved encryption during the negotiation handshake stage … continue reading

Agile 2018: Data is a people problem

Businesses are looking for new ways to collect, manage and analyze data to make better and more informed decisions, but they are missing the mark. Data is not just about the tools. The number one problem to using data to your advantage is people, according to Troy Magennis, an Agile consultant and founder of Focused … continue reading

GitLab to create tool for data teams

GitLab has revealed it is working on a new tool for the data science lifecycle. Meltano is an open-source solution designed to fill the gaps between data and understanding business operations. “Meltano was created to help fill the gaps by expanding the common data store to support Customer Success, Customer Support, Product teams, and Sales … continue reading

The 2018 SD Times 100

A celebration… of the best of the best in the software industry.The companies listed here are challenging the accepted methods of creating software with visionary ideas, creative solutions and best-of-breed tools that come raining down to us, like candy from a cracked piñata. This year’s cornucopia of treats includes many of the classics, from testing … continue reading

Tableau 2018.2 is now available with new extensions API

Analytics provider Tableau Software has announced the general availability of Tableau 2018.2. This release adds a new Extensions API, which enables customers to drag and drop third party functionality into dashboards. Users will also be able to create their own extensions. For example, IT could create a custom writeback extension that would allow analysts to … continue reading

Melissa simplifies data verification

As applications become increasingly data-intensive, developers need faster, easier, more timely access to accurate customer data. Toward that end, leading provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutionsMelissa recently introduced open-source low-code and commercial tools. It also created a new division that uses semantic technology and machine reasoning to identify relationships in data … continue reading

Google doubles down on machine learning at Google Cloud Next 2018

Google announced new solutions for machine learning at its Google Cloud Next 2018 conference happening in San Francisco this week. The company revealed BigQuery ML, AIY Edge TPU Dev Board, and AIY Edge TPU Accelerator. BigQuery ML is a new capability inside the Google BigQuery solution, which provides interactive analysis of large datasets in order … continue reading

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