IDG Contributor Network: Human data is the future of information

With GDPR finally on the books, I’ve been thinking a lot about the core issues of this truly global data regulation. Last month, I dove into how anxiety about bad data hygiene can be solved with interface—building back-end data hubs and intuitive frontend to empower staffers to interact with data and solve business problems. Ultimately,… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: Human data is the future of information

What is TensorFlow? The machine learning library explained

Machine learning is a complex discipline. But implementing machine learning models is far less daunting and difficult than it used to be, thanks to machine learning frameworks—such as Google’s TensorFlow—that ease the process of acquiring data, training models, serving predictions, and refining future results. Created by the Google Brain team, TensorFlow is an open source… Continue reading What is TensorFlow? The machine learning library explained

IDG Contributor Network: How will data intelligence transform the enterprise?

As long as people have been doing business they’ve been looking for ways to improve their products, fine-tune their process, and reach more customers. There have been some truly innovative techniques developed over the years. However, few have been as potentially game-changing as data intelligence. Advances in data science make it easier than ever to… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: How will data intelligence transform the enterprise?

How Arcadia Data brings self-service BI to the data lake

Priyank Patel is co-founder and chief product officer at Arcadia Data. Data has evolved over the years. Complex data structures, unstructured data, real-time processing, growing data volumes, and new varieties of data are all part of the evolution. Platforms have changed as well. “Schema-less,” real-time events, “schema-on-read,” and extract/load/discover/transform (ELDT) are now part of our… Continue reading How Arcadia Data brings self-service BI to the data lake

IDG Contributor Network: Tales of eTail West, big data, and e-commerce success—or failure

I attend the eTail West event, annually if I am able, because that’s where the enablers hang out. The worlds of retail, fashion, and e-commerce offer plenty of glitz and glamor. If what you are looking for, however, are serious discussions and actionable business opportunities with the big data and analytics providers, and like-minded brands… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: Tales of eTail West, big data, and e-commerce success—or failure

IDG Contributor Network: Big data + AI: Context, trust, and other key secrets to success

When Target deduced that a teenager from Minnesota was pregnant—and told her father about it before she’d broken the news herself—it was a reminder of just how powerful data analytics can be, and how companies must wield that power carefully. Several years later, big data and machine learning are being used together more and more… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: Big data + AI: Context, trust, and other key secrets to success

Review: Amazon SageMaker scales deep learning

Amazon SageMaker, a machine learning development and deployment service introduced at re:Invent 2017, cleverly sidesteps the eternal debate about the “best” machine learning and deep learning frameworks by supporting all of them at some level. While AWS has publicly supported Apache MXNet, its business is selling you cloud services, not telling you how to do… Continue reading Review: Amazon SageMaker scales deep learning