8 Ways You're Failing At Data Science
Data scientists and the Wizard of Oz have something in common: Few people really know what they do behind the curtain, which makes it hard to tell good from bad data science. These tips can help you discern the difference.
IBM, Databricks Advance Apache Spark
Apache Spark hit two more incremental milestones as the IBM SystemML machine learning engine for Spark was accepted to the Apache Incubator program and Databricks unveiled a preview of its SaaS edition of Spark 1.6.
McGraw-Hill Education Shows How Small Data Trumps Big
McGraw-Hill Education's chief digital officer has driven the company's effort to leverage small data to improve student outcomes, teacher insights, and curriculum improvements. Here's why small is better than big.
AccuWeather Storms Into Enterprise With Predictive Analytics
AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions' new D3 analytics business unit is predicting more than just the weather. It's capitalizing on what has become one of the company's fastest-growing businesses, predictive analytics-as-a-service, to help clients make business decisions. AccuWeather's chief commercial officer shared the details.
Data Skills Pay Off, Nate Silver Strikes Again: Big Data Roundup
Our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 22 spotlights a hiring algorithm that's smarter than hiring managers, identifies which big data skills are worth the most in today's job market, explores whether Donald Trump has a chance to win the US presidential elections, and much more.
Salesforce Posts Big Q3 Revenue Growth
Cloud-based enterprise software provider Salesforce reported strong revenue growth for the third quarter and raised its revenue guidance for the full year. Here are the details.
IBM Watson Trend App: Big Data Meets Holiday Shopping
The IBM Watson Trend app aims to use big data to ease your holiday shopping. Available today online and in the Apple App Store, Big Blue's goal is to eventually to develop the app's capabilities to provide trend insights for enterprises as well as consumers.
Data Science Skills To Boost Your Salary
Are you a data scientist wondering how your compensation stacks up to your peers? Or are you considering a career shift to data science? Here's a look at how much you can expect to earn.
HP Enterprise Embraces Docker, Containers
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has aligned its offerings from application development to deployment to monitoring and management with Docker container technology.
Intel Chief Data Scientist Shares Secrets To Successful Projects
Before joining Intel, the company's first-ever Chief Data Scientist created models to predict the stock market, improve glaucoma diagnostics, and include unstructured data in healthcare applications. Here's what Bob Rogers is doing now at Intel and his advice for fellow and future data scientists.
IBM Datapalooza, Oracle Updates BI Platform: Big Data Roundup
IBM continued with its Datapalooza roadshow, Oracle released a new version of its BI software with enhanced visualization capabilities, and Informatica rolled out its Big Data Management platform. All that and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 15.
Cloud Vs. On-Premises: 6 Benefits Of Keeping Data Private
We can think of at least six reasons why you would want to store your data in a privately controlled data center rather than use a public cloud service. Letís gain an understanding of the on-premises vs. cloud debate, and see why some tech leaders advocate a hybrid model where both coexist.
Microsoft Analytics, Intel IoT, Spokeo Vs. Robins: Big Data Roundup
Microsoft updated its CRM and SQL offerings, and Intel showcased its IoT efforts. Meanwhile, the US Supreme Court is weighing questions about the liability companies have in ensuring the accuracy of consumer data. Learn about this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 6.
Cognitive Computing Powers 6 Smart Deployments
Cognitive computing, which enabled IBM Watson to win Jeopardy!, is helping professionals get expert assistance and make faster, more intelligent decisions based on highly complex big data.
Larry Ellison: Oracle Sets Sights On Cloud Competitors
In his opening keynote at Oracle OpenWorld on Oct. 25, executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison distanced the company from the likes of SAP and IBM, while highlighting major cloud service providers such as Amazon AWS and longtime SaaS/PaaS players such as Salesforce.
Big Data Grows Up: APM Tools Emerging
The next emerging market for big data may be application performance monitoring. Concurrent has released a new tool in this space, and more tools are expected to hit the market in the next six months. The availability of such tools will drive more enterprise adoption of big data.
SAP, Splunk Dashboards Aim To Satisfy Data Hunger
The "data-driven enterprise" is becoming a reality as more and more executive teams look to support their decisions with data. Dashboards, such as the new products and services from Splunk and SAP, are on their way to becoming key components in the new executive reality.
Global Data Collection Presents Big Challenges
Today's global businesses depend on data, but there are more laws and customs about data privacy than there are countries in the world. The rules are in constant flux. That means it isn't always easy to get reliable data. Here's a look at some of the challenges, region by region.
IBM Wants To Bring More IT To Big Data
With its new emphasis on cloud and analytics, IBM doesn't have time to wait around for data scientists to get their PhDs. Now Big Blue wants to train more IT pros to analyze big data.
GE: IoT Makes Power Plants $50M More Valuable
GE preps general availability of its Predix analytics platform, says managing utility output with Internet of Things data will increase an electric plant's value by $50 million over its lifespan.