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How machine learning can be a pathway to compliance

Robust data governance solutions that combine the analytic powers of data science and machine learning can help ease compliance and lead to a deeper understanding of the information. With insights derived from these solutions in hand,...

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Apache Spark 2.2 gets streaming, R language boosts

The latest additions to Apache's all-in-one in-memory processing framework simplify stream processing and flesh out support for the R language

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What can be uncovered when big data meets the blockchain

As blockchain technology continues to be explode in popularity and be adopted by organizations around the world, new types of data are becoming available for analysis by the most recent big data technologies

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Nvidia's new TensorRT speeds machine learning predictions

Serving predictions from a GPU is also more power-efficient and delivers results with lower latency, Nvidia claims

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What you need to know about Power BI now

Power BI is now much more than an Excel query tool. Here’s how to use it for your business data analysis and reporting

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Q&A: Hortonworks and IBM double down on Hadoop

New alliance brings IBM's DSX data science and machine learning toolkit to the Hortonworks Data Platform

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4 key AI concepts you need to understand

Every artificial intelligence solution is built on these four foundations; here’s your quick guide

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Easier, faster: The next steps for deep learning

Rapidly advancing software frameworks, dedicated silicon, Spark integrations, and higher level APIs aim to put deep learning within reach

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What's all the chatter about chatbots

Chatbots get a lot of hype, but they also have risks and limitations. To make the most of them, focus on their most helpful capabilities, provide careful oversight and pay close attention to customer response.

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ActiveState's Python taps Intel MKL to speed data science and machine learning

The MKL libraries for accelerating math operations debuted in Intel's own Python distribution, but now other Pythons are following suit

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Review: Tableau takes self-service BI to new heights

Tableau strengthens its case with cross-database joins, browser-based authoring, and geo-analysis improvements

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Nvidia GPU Cloud bundles frameworks and tools for AI app dev

Nvidia's software stack for running machine learning is built to use local resources, the Nvidia DGX-1 GPU system, or GPUs in the cloud

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Data science: teaming skills to harness insights faster

As organizations become increasingly data-driven and the influence of the data scientist skyrockets, what are the soft skills that determine success or failure for the new leaders of this age: data science teams?

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NoSQL, no problem: Why MySQL is still king

You'd think the advent of 'webscale' NoSQL databases would have consigned MySQL to history. But you'd be very wrong

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Machine learning analytics get a boost from GPU Data Frame project

New consortium wants to eliminate a common source of slowdowns in the machine learning pipeline by keeping data processing on the GPU

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Oracle's next big business is selling your info

The tech titan’s Data Cloud is a boon for businesses, but raises privacy concerns

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MapD's GPU-powered database is now open source

Horizontal-scaling and high-availability features are still for-pay only, but MapD wants its number-crunching platform to be integral to data science

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Double assurance: Biometric transaction signing on the blockchain

Together with biometric transaction signing, blockchain solutions provide strong tamper-evident protections for transaction logging

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