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  • Moving Your Decision Science Team from Reactive to Proactive

    As decision science carves a larger niche for itself within the field of data science—which has seen vast growth as a discipline—we’re seeing a shift in the way teams use the wealth of data available to them. Data analysts and reporters have been acquiring, organizing, and cleaning data for years. Now, with better reporting and […] More

  • Congrats Cloudera For Recognition as as Winner of Microsoft 2018 Partner of the Year

    If you use Twitter to track trends in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Analytics you should follow Amr Awadalla (@awadallah) and Mike Olson (@mikeolson). As co-founders of Cloudera they track AI and ML pretty closely and both post insightful content on topics of community interest. They also proudly post news of Cloudera. In following Amr […] More

  • Tracking The Evolution Of Amazon Kinesis: Real-time processing of streaming data, including video, at scale

    Amazon Web Services launched AWS Kinesis in 2013 as a fully managed service for real-time processing of streaming data at scale. It can collect and process petabytes of data per hour from millions of sources, enabling applications to be written that take action on or because of that streaming data. Early use cases included web […] More

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    Quantum Computing: The Potential Cure For Cancer?

    Think about the first time you encountered the Internet. Did you have any idea that you could not live without it or let alone make a living without it? This paradigm shift has ushered a digital revolution and influence our lives in ways we still have yet to experience. I think back to 1991, working […] More

  • Getting Real About Smart Cities and Open Data

    I have not been following the “smart cities” movement with any regularity. When I first heard the term a couple of years ago I was somewhat skeptical given what appeared to me to be over-hyping by self-interested technology vendors. Also, looking at the trend in Google searches for “smart cities” over the past three years […] More

  • Why “Data Ownership” Matters

    Ownership rules In Understanding data ownership in the data lake Elizabeth Koumpan, Executive Architect at IBM, writes: Depending on the organizational point of view, different ownership rules may apply in different situations to data. It is a tricky part when we deal with Data ownership while using external sources, especially if we use social data […] More

  • Record-Breaking Launch of 88 Satellites by Planet: Is there any doubt in your mind that your world is changing?

    Planet is designing, building and launching satellites faster than any company or government in history. They use commodity consumer electronics to build highly capable satellites at drastically lower costs. With the most advanced satellites launching into orbit every 3-4 months, their capabilities are on the cutting edge and always advancing. Their Dove satellites act like a […] More

  • On Building a “Data Culture” in a Real Organization

    In How to build a sustainable, value-focused data culture, Jodi Morton and Robert Parr discuss the role of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) in financial services firms. They state that the push for improved data governance needs to evolve from being reactive and regulation-driven to becoming more integrated with both the firm’s operations and its […] More

  • How Much “Data Science” Do You Really Need?

    Is it really true that “Nearly two-thirds of big data projects will fail to get beyond the pilot and experimentation phase in the next two years, and will end up being abandoned,” as suggested by Steve Ranger last year in Your big data projects will probably fail, and here’s why?  My take: to be successful […] More

  • Putting a value on your company information

    In this age of digital transformation, it is obvious that the information assets of an organization are increasing, but putting a value on something so seemingly intangible isn’t easy – especially as information is fluid and doesn’t behave like other assets. Data is growing at a mind boggling rate. Analyst firm IDC predicts that the […] More

  • Building a Realistic and Effective Data Program Governance Strategy

    In Six Data Management Steps To Consider Before An Administration Shift William Sullivan of Cloudera lists the following steps government agency executives need to consider before the new Administration arrives: Take a close look at the data you have available. Is it the right type of data that allows you to see trends and stumbling […] More

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