Data Science Tropes: Cowboys and Sirens

As Abraham Maslow—he of the eponymous hierarchy of needs—said in 1966, "I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail." To a fledgling Data Scientist (say, a college sophomore) who has just found out about the wonders of Machine Learning (ML), nothing beats the adrenaline rush of discovering their hammer: the ability to sign up on Kaggle, install xgboost, fire up a Jupyter notebook and, within 10 minutes, submit their first Machine Learning model in a competition. …

Databricks’ Unified Data Analytics Platform Can Generate 417 Percent Return on Investment According to Total Economic Impact Study

Independent Study Confirms that Databricks Customers Realize nearly $29 Million in Total Benefits Databricks, the Data and AI company, released a commissioned global study conducted by Forrester Consulting, which reveals that an enterprise cohort of Databricks customers realized nearly $29 million in total value, driven by revenue, productivity and cost savings. Additionally, these same customers experienced a 417 percent return on investment (ROI) over three years and a payback in under six months when they deployed…

NatWest Markets Chooses Dataiku’s Data Science and Machine Learning Platform to Democratise AI

The investment bank accelerates its AI journey with self-service analytics to drive data collaboration Dataiku, one of the world's most advanced Enterprise AI and machine learning platforms, announces a partnership with NatWest Markets, which offers risk management, trading solutions and debt financing to customers of NatWest Group. Under the agreement, Dataiku will provide NatWest Markets with self-service analytics and automated machine learning to join up its technical and front office users. The partnership will improve…

TechBytes with David Bloch, Data Science Evangelist at Domino Data Lab

How did you plan your transition through the Dotcom era to the modern AI era? I’ve been strangely fortunate in the sense that my career has coincided with many emerging technologies that now come together under the banner of AI. I started as a Software Engineer connecting medical equipment to medical software; that led to working in diagnostics, decision sciences and analysis of that data once it landed in patient management systems. From there, I started building predictive models in SAS and Matlab. I was one of the…

The Rise of the Data Engineer

The introduction of AI into products and services – across all sectors – is creating new capabilities at a scale that software developers could never have dreamed of just a decade ago. But this development is not just about the tech. The combination of AI and Cloud infrastructure is triggering a fascinating change in personnel that you cannot ignore; it is changing the roles of certain engineers and creating an entirely newfound requirement that demands an entirely new engineering specialty. Let’s review the evolution…

OmniSci and Z by HP Accelerate Data-Driven Workflows

World’s Most Powerful Workstation Now Available With OmniSci Platform to Bring Accelerated Analytics to Individual Technical Professionals OmniSci, the pioneer in accelerated analytics, and Z by HP announced a collaboration to bring the power of advanced data analytics to the HP Z8, the world’s most powerful workstation. As a preloaded component in the Z8 Workstation Evaluation Program, OmniSci’s accelerated analytics platform gives data scientists and analysts the ability to directly interrogate massive datasets at their…

Ascend.io and Looker Unify ETL Across Data Lakes, Warehouses, and Pipelines

Through Ascend's new, native integration for Looker, data teams can now reach beyond the data warehouse to directly connect, explore, and unify live data from data lakes, warehouses, and pipelines Ascend.io, the data engineering company, announced the availability of a native integration between the Ascend and Looker platforms. This collaboration closes the enormous gap between enterprise data engineering and data analysis platforms, unlocking access for the first time to live data pipeline sources for their business…

Dun & Bradstreet Delivers Free Platform, Data And Resources To Lift Public And Private Sectors During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Platform to help governments determine the full impact of the virus on communities Dun & Bradstreet, a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, today launched a trusted data platform for government agencies to inform mission-critical response and relief efforts across state and local communities. The Firm is also making a number of resources available to private and public sector organizations to help mitigate risk and support continued business activity. Marketing Technology News:…

SQream Offers Free Licenses to Organizations Using Data Analytics to Fight the Coronavirus

SQream, provider of SQream DB for accelerated analytics on massive data stores, announced that as part of their effort to contribute to the fight against COVID-19, they are offering free licenses of SQream DB to qualified healthcare and government organizations on the frontlines of the push to defeat coronavirus. Marketing Technology News: Coursera Taps Dr. Betty Vandenbosch as New Chief Content Officer SQream DB enables organizations to rapidly analyze massive amounts of data which is being mined to find a better…

InterSystems Releases New Version of InterSystems IRIS Data Platform

Latest version of market-leading data platform software makes it even easier to develop and deploy real-time, machine learning-enabled applications that bridge data and application silos InterSystems, a creative data technology provider dedicated to helping customers solve the most critical scalability, interoperability, and speed problems, announced the availability of the latest version of the InterSystems IRIS™ data platform. This is the third major release of InterSystems IRIS, the company's flagship data platform…

Neo4j BI Connector Brings the Power of Graph Databases to the World’s Most Popular Data Discovery Tools

Market Leading Graph Database First to Seamlessly Integrate with the Most Pervasive Business Intelligence Platforms Neo4j, the leader in graph technology, announced the Neo4j BI Connector, the first enterprise-ready driver to bring graph data to the Business Intelligence (BI) market. The Neo4j BI Connector presents live graph datasets for analysis within popular BI technologies such as Tableau, Looker, TIBCO Spotfire, Oracle Analytics Cloud, MicroStrategy and more. Marketing Technology News: IDTechEx Research on…

Dataiku 7 Brings Deeper Collaboration and More Granular Explainability to Enterprise AI

The latest version of Dataiku expands features for statisticians and data scientists plus adds individual prediction explanations for all Dataiku, the leading Enterprise AI and machine learning platform, announced the release of Dataiku 7, bringing deeper integration for technical data professionals to work on machine learning project development and row-level explainability for white-box AI. Additional feature highlights with this latest release include Kubernetes-powered web apps to expand on the capabilities introduced…

Exigent Launches AI-Powered Contract Management System for Speed to Smart Data

With a machine learning engine trained by lawyers, Exigent's end-to-end CMS now auto-extracts contract data in milliseconds and runs contextual search with improved accuracy Legal technology provider, Exigent, has released the latest update to its Contract Management Solution to include AI-based auto-extraction and contextual search for increased speed to data, accuracy and business impact. Exigent's AI auto-extraction tool, Scarlett, is powered by a machine learning engine set up and trained by legal professionals,…

Databricks Recognized as One of Forbes’ Best Startup Employers 2020

Databricks, the leader in unified data analytics, has been recognized as part of Forbes’ inaugural list of America’s Best Startup Employers for 2020. “To get here we’ve stayed focused on the three big bets we made when founding the company - cloud, open source and machine learning. Fast forward seven years and thousands of data teams around the globe are working better together on Databricks.” This recognition comes on the heels of tremendous business momentum and investments in global expansion. Databricks announced…

Infoworks DataFoundry Selected for Databricks Data Ingestion Network

Partnership enables enterprises to rapidly build and scale analytics applications on Delta Lake Infoworks.io, the leader in Enterprise Data Operations and Orchestration (EDO2) systems, announced that Databricks selected Infoworks DataFoundry for Databricks’ Data Ingestion Network, an ecosystem of data integrations launched featuring partner solutions for the Databricks Unified Data Analytics Platform. In related news, Infoworks announced separately today general availability of DataFoundry 3.0 with native Databricks…

Alteryx Recognized As A Leader in Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant For Data Science And Machine-Learning Platforms

Company Recognized in Seventh Consecutive Report Alteryx, Inc., revolutionizing business through data science and analytics, announced that it was once again named a Leader in Gartner's 2020 Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine-Learning Platforms1. Gartner also recognizes Alteryx as the leader with the highest ability to execute on its vision. Alteryx's fast growth is the result of its innovative, easy-to-use solutions that address the needs of a wide range of problem solvers, from citizen data scientists to…

Dataiku Selected as Platform for NATO’s Allied Command Transformation Focusing on AI Projects

Dataiku will Partner with ACT and Member Nations to Develop and Deploy AI in the Field Dataiku, one of the world's leading enterprise AI and machine learning platforms, announced today a collaboration with NATO's Allied Command Transformation (ACT) to serve as one of the central platforms for building and deploying AI projects. ACT will contract with Dataiku's world-class team of data scientists and domain experts to help solve some of ACT's most challenging use cases in the field. "We…

data.world Joins Snowflake Partner Connect

New self-service data catalog integration helps Snowflake users quickly inventory, access, curate, and govern business data data.world, the cloud-native data catalog company, today announced an expanded partnership with Snowflake, the cloud data platform, that includes integration to Snowflake Partner Connect. Now enterprises can easily document and govern the data in their Snowflake data warehouse, ascribe meaning and context, and make it available to the broader workforce for collaboration, query, and analysis. Connecting…

Aviso Names Former Top Salesforce Einstein Researcher As Chief Data Scientist

Company Also Taps Industry Veteran as Chief Customer Officer Aviso, the pioneer in AI-powered sales guidance and forecasting, announced the appointment of veteran artificial intelligence and machine learning researcher Joy Mustafi as Chief Scientist. The former Principal Researcher for Salesforce's Einstein platform will leverage his decades of experience to help Aviso customers accelerate deal-closing and expand revenue opportunities. Ranked as one of India's 10 top data scientists by Analytics India Magazine, Mustafi…

Oracle Announces Oracle Cloud Data Science Platform

New Service Makes It Quick and Easy for Data Science Teams to Collaboratively Build and Deploy Powerful Machine Learning Models Oracle announced the availability of the Oracle Cloud Data Science Platform. At the core is Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Science, helping enterprises to collaboratively build, train, manage and deploy machine learning models to increase the success of data science projects. Unlike other data science products that focus on individual data scientists, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Science…