Talking Data Podcast:

Big Data

April 5, 2018  5:11 PM

Big data containers set sail

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan
Big Data, containers

Recent convocations of the Strata big data conference have seen a move away from sessions focused on data infrastructure and Hadoop and toward analytical applications and data science tools. Where is Strata going? Strata, it seems, cannot contain itself, when it comes to software...

March 22, 2018  8:00 PM

Facebook data privacy missteps seen in light of GDPR

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan
Big Data, GDPR

C-suite folks and others have taken notice this week as Facebook finds itself in a sack of woe. Data privacy is at issue. The Silicon Valley high flyer has gained the kind of publicity you don’t want, in the wake of news that its social media platform was used to gather up Facebook profile...

March 12, 2018  5:02 PM

How AI will upset tech and job markets

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
ai, Analytics, jobs

We've all heard the scare stories about AI eliminating jobs, but we've also heard the Pollyanna voices saying everything will be fine on the jobs front. The reality may be somewhere in the middle, according to Goldman Sachs analyst Heath Terry. In a presentation at the AI World Conference &...

February 25, 2018  3:43 AM

LinkedIn open sources Dynamometer load and stress tester for HDFS

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan

The scale of HDFS continues to soar upward. For large social media and cloud providers, the size of Hadoop clusters is such that it is hard to test out this basic component of classic Hadoop at scale before roll outs. That is another one of those niggling issues that slows Hadoop adoption. At...

December 18, 2017  4:18 PM

Users discuss their machine learning implementations

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
ai, Big Data, Machine learning, Predictive Analytics

Machine learning was the big story of 2017, and we here at SearchBusinessAnalytics spent a lot of time talking with businesses who use the technology. In this edition of the Talking Data podcast, we recap some of the best interviews we did on the topic. The interviews look at everything from the...

November 20, 2017  7:20 PM

Tableau targets data prep with new Project Maestro

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Analytics, Big Data, Data preparation, Tableau

Tableau currently has a comfortable relationship with a number of data preparation vendors, most notably Alteryx. But that hasn't stopped the popular data visualization vendor from developing its own self-service data preparation tool, known as Project Maestro, set to be released before the end of...

November 7, 2017  10:56 PM

Reporter at Pass Summit sees PowerBI Report Server – other Microsoft analytics activity

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan

You push the little valve down, and the music goes round and round. Where does it come out? What does that have to do with PowerBI? Say all you want about deep learning, machine learning and neural networks - eventually enterprises are going to generate reports and dashboards for analytics. In...

June 2, 2017  2:25 PM

Deep learning tools create business complications

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
ai, Analytics, Big Data, Deep learning, Machine learning

Deep learning is great and all, but how do you implement in a production environment? That's a question that a lot of businesses are asking. Deep learning may look tempting when you think about how powerful it is. Research projects have shown it capable of replicating human vision and other...

May 12, 2017  9:33 PM

IT operations analytics calling

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan
Big Data

About fifteen years ago, while covering application performance management, I had the great good fortune to meet Brend Harzog. Application performance in that first distributed age was like an onion -- one with layer after layer that had to be peeled away in order to find the root cause of...

January 18, 2017  8:48 PM

Tackling the problem of fake news with AI

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
ai, Analytics, Artificial intelligence, Big Data, fake news

A new project spearheaded by a researcher at Carnegie Mellon University is aiming to use AI to spot examples of fake news. But what at first may sound like a promising and relatively straightforward undertaking may in fact be a monumental lift. The Fake News Challenge (#FakeNewsChallenge) is...

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