It’s time we tapped APIs for business analytics

Srinath Perera is vice president of research at WSO2. APIs have become the mechanism of choice for connecting internal and external services, applications, data, identities, and other digital assets. As a result, APIs now have the potential to serve as a similarly valuable mechanism for analytics. Equally important, APIs can provide a significantly easier-to-use alternative… Continue reading It’s time we tapped APIs for business analytics

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