Learning from Your Data: Essential Considerations

For any organization undergoing digital transformation, a primary consideration is how to find, capture, manage and analyze big data. They are looking to big data and data science to facilitate the discovery of analytics that will enable informed decision-making. CIOs have a responsibility to provide expertise in the area of analytics, as well as an understanding of how to provide

Meet Ray, the Real-Time Machine-Learning Replacement for Spark

Researchers at UC Berkeley’s RISELab have developed a new distributed framework designed to enable Python-based machine learning and deep learning workloads to execute in real-time with MPI-like power and granularity. Called Ray, the framework is ostensibly a replacement for Spark, which is seen as too slow for some real-world AI applications, and should be ready for production use in less

Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say 

The Hadoop dream of unifying data and compute in a distributed manner has all but failed in a smoking heap of cost and complexity, according to technology experts and executives who spoke to Datanami. “I can’t find a happy Hadoop customer. It’s sort of as simple as that,” says Bob Muglia, CEO of Snowflake Computing, which develops and runs a

2017 Is the Year of AI. Or Is It?

The media often likes to proclaim “The Year of This” or “The Year of That.” With the greater attention given to advancing capabilities in artificial intelligence and machine learning, it seemed like a no-brainer to declare 2017 “The Year of AI.” However, in the interest of truth and the pursuit of all things real, it appears we may have been

The Best Machine Learning Tools? Here Are 7 Everyone Should Look At

Artificial Intelligence is the hottest buzzword in computing and business at the moment, and Machine Learning is the cutting edge. If you’re looking to expand your horizons as an IT professional or harness technology to move your business forward, an understanding of how it works will be a huge advantage in the next few years. I’ve written a basic introduction