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Data Science in a Box: Tools Attack Critical Data Science Shortage

Data Science in a Box: Tools Attack Critical Data Science Shortage

Begging forgiveness for the expression of antiquated gender attitudes, we share a passage from Pride & Prejudice ...

The Surge in Oil & Gas Supercomputing

The Surge in Oil & Gas Supercomputing

Supercomputing isn’t new in the world of oil and gas (O&G). It’s been a valuable tool for ...

GDPR Mandates: Dark Data, ‘Leaver Data,’ Integrated Archiving

GDPR Mandates: Dark Data, ‘Leaver Data,’ Integrated Archiving

GDPR compliance requires ongoing data management of customer data, and if your organization hasn’t been fully attentive ...

STAC Floats ML Benchmark for Financial Services Workloads

STAC Floats ML Benchmark for Financial Services Workloads

STAC (Securities Technology Analysis Center) recently released an "exploratory" benchmark for machine learning which it hopes will ...

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Begging forgiveness for the expression of antiquated gender attitudes, we share a passage from Pride & Prejudice (1813): “….no one can be really esteemed accomplished who does not greatly surpass what is usually met with. A woman must have a thorough knowledge of music, singing, drawing, dancing, and the modern languages, to deserve the word….” “All this she must ... Full article
Supercomputing isn’t new in the world of oil and gas (O&G). It’s been a valuable tool for exploration, refining and processing for decades. But in recent years, the need to explore unconventional reservoirs, which requires advanced compute capabilities, have spurred a supercomputing arms race as O&G companies seek innovative ways to strike a competitive advantage at every stop along ... Full article
Open-source software is akin to baseball and apple pie: Everyone approves, but few actually back up their commitment with code commits to the open-source community with few or no strings attached. According to a scan of code contributions to projects sponsored by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation  (CNCF), Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) remains by far the largest contributor of code ... Full article
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Red Hat shareholders approved the open-source leader’s acquisition by IBM this week, likely clearing the way for the mega-deal to close by the end of this year. IBM (NYSE: IBM) also announced separate cloud partnerships with Juniper Networks and Vodafone. A $325 million deal with Juniper Networks will help shift the networking vendor’s IT infrastructure to the cloud. On Thursday ... Full article
GDPR compliance requires ongoing data management of customer data, and if your organization hasn’t been fully attentive to this matter, consider these five best practices for data migration, data management and long-term data retention: 1: Integrated Archiving and Backup Regarding backups, your company may face higher risk if it doesn’t use an integrated archive and backup that ensures only ... Full article
STAC (Securities Technology Analysis Center) recently released an "exploratory" benchmark for machine learning which it hopes will evolve into a firm benchmark or suite of benchmarking tools to compare the performance of machine learning and deep learning workflows for financial applications across systems. The new report, Toward Business-driven ML Benchmarks: An NLP example, examined performance on different Google cloud ... Full article
Despite growing economic uncertainties, growth in investments and adoption of digital technologies such as AI, machine learning and cloid computing are expected to reach double digits in the coming year, according to an Economist Intelligence Unit survey commissioned by an IT services vendor. Fully 83 percent of companies surveyed by the Economist unit said they expect to increase digital investments ... Full article
Quantum computing has lived so long in the future it’s taken on a futuristic life of its own, with a Gartner-style hype cycle that includes triggers of innovation, inflated expectations and – though a useful quantum system is still years away – anticipatory troughs of disillusionment. To wit, there’s Mikhail Dyakonov in the November IEEE Spectrum, who, even as ... Full article
Tech company valuations and private equity funding rounds continue to soar as data become the keys to the realm and greater volumes are managed in the cloud. The latest example comes from cloud data manager Rubrik, which this week reported an eye-popping $261 million funding round led by new investor Bain Capital Ventures. Rubrik now claims a company valuation ... Full article
Platform vendors are increasingly focused on computing at the network edge as those devices sweep up more unstructured data. The goal is to move computing resources closer to data sources to reduce latency and bandwidth usage. The latest example comes from Chinese AI leader Baidu, which this week rolled out an open-source computing platform aimed at developers seeking to ... Full article
Weather prediction is a mercurial endeavor: the constant modeling and re-modeling of incredibly complex systems to a high degree of accuracy at a local level within short timespans. Now, IBM and The Weather Company (an IBM subsidiary) have announced a new weather model that promises “the most accurate local weather forecasts ever seen worldwide.” The IBM Global High-Resolution Atmospheric ... Full article
The more companies spend on cloud resources, the greater the likelihood those investments will be wasted on excess and therefore idle capacity along with the overprovisioning of infrastructure services, according to cloud optimization study. The analysis by cloud resource management specialist ParkMyCloud estimates that enterprises will waste as much as $14.1 billion in cloud resources during 2019. Among the ... Full article
If 2019 is anything like the previous year, there will be a renewed push for modernization in the data center to alleviate the management complexity, handle the scalability requirements and achieve an improved ROI. We will see storage systems improve to handle the rise in containerized environments, an uptick in software-defined storage solutions and a return to a tried-and-true ... Full article
How do you know if an HPC system, particularly a larger-scale system, is well-suited for deep learning workloads? Today, that’s not an easy question to answer because there's no widely agreed-upon benchmark or reference architecture for comparing DL performance across systems. A group of researchers led by Tal Ben-Nun and Torsten Hoefler of ETH Zurich has set out to develop ... Full article
Intel is showcasing a raft of new AI- and 5G-related products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, staging a launch event on the eve of the conference that covered a new version of its Nervana AI processor and a demonstration of the next-generation Xeon 10nm chip, scheduled for shipment later next year. The Nervana Neural ... Full article
The broad category of data processing continued to generate the lion’s share of intellectual property claims in 2018, despite and overall decline in the number of U.S. patents last year, according to an annual survey. Patent tracker IFI CLAIMS Patent Services said the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued 308,853 utility patents in 2018, down 3.5 percent from the ... Full article
Momentum around ARM’s breakout into mainstream computing continued today as Huawei unveiled what the Chinese tech giant touted is the industry’s highest performing ARM-based CPU, targeting big data, distributed storage and ARM-native application scenarios. Called Kunpeng 920, the Huawei-designed 7nm-process chip is based on the ARMv8 architecture license. At typical frequency, it scores more than 930 in the SPECint ... Full article
Amid pre-holiday media speculation that Mellanox could be a Microsoft acquisition target, the networking powerhouse has announced that Doug Ahrens, formerly of GlobalLogic, has been named chief financial officer and SVP. Mellanox said Ahrens will manage worldwide financial operations and strategy, including planning and analysis, accounting, compliance, financial reporting and investor relations. Ahrens had been CFO at GlobalLogic, a ... Full article
Among the featured speakers at the largest consumer electronics show next week in Las Vegas is the CEO of a a major enterprise IT vendor not generally associated with the whizzy world of gadgetry: Ginni Rometty, who also serves as IBM’s chairwoman and president. Rometty’s keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Tuesday (Jan. 8) illustrates how far ... Full article
 In our attention-deficit economy, organizations able to grab our attention end up winning. Companies that stand out are those that embrace an insight-driven ethos and build data-competent organizations. They do this by adopting a "deliberate data strategy" that follows these key principles: Love the problem, not the solution Inject intelligence into operations What Is the Attention Economy? In the ... Full article
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Just in time for the holidays, cloud rivals are fighting like cats and dogs over one of the biggest ever federal IT contracts. The ...
Begging forgiveness for the expression of antiquated gender attitudes, we share a passage from Pride & Prejudice (1813): “….no one can be really esteemed ...
Dome9, the public cloud security specialist, has been acquired by another Israel-based cybersecurity vendor, Check Point Software. Check Point, Tel Aviv, said Wednesday (Oct. ...
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 25, 2018 --  Intel Corporation today reported third-quarter 2018 financial results. Third-quarter revenue of $19.2 billion was an all-time record, ...
BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 25, 2018 -- CoreStack, a leading multi-cloud governance platform announces funding led by Z5 Capital with participation from prominent Seattle and Bay ...
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