Julia vs. Python: Julia language rises for data science

Of the many use cases Python covers, data analytics has become perhaps the biggest and most significant. The Python ecosystem is loaded with libraries, tools, and applications that make the...

Could Google or Facebook decide an election?

At this writing, it’s Wednesday morning after the U.S. election. None of my friends is sober, probably including my editor.I had a different article scheduled originally,...

Google BigQuery provides insight into Stack Overflow discussion data

Software development discussion site has started offering quarterly snapshots of its question-and-answer database through Google’s BigQuery.Stack Exchange, parent company for Stack Overflow and its sister...

The best open source software for data storage and analytics

is a distributed SQL database built on top of a transactional and consistent key-value store. It is designed to survive disk, machine, rack, and even data center failures with...

MapR unveils platform for IoT analytics at the edge

At in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, took the wraps off a new small footprint edition of its Converged Data Platform geared for capturing, processing and analyzing data from...

Tutorial: Spark application architecture and clusters

Get the full book Data Analytics with Spark Using Python (Addison-Wesley Data & Analytics Series) This article is an excerpt from the Pearson Addison-Wesley book “Data Analytics with Spark Using...

IDG Contributor Network: Helping your workforce become data-literate

The core premise of data democratization is that every one of us can use, interpret, and work with data to make organizational decisions. Yet a found only 20 percent...

IDG Contributor Network: AI: the challenge of data

In the last few years, AI has made breathtaking strides driven by developments in machine learning, such as deep learning. Deep learning is part of the broader field of machine...

IBM speeds deep learning by using multiple servers

For everyone frustrated by how long it takes to train deep learning models, IBM has some good news: It has unveiled a way to automatically split deep-learning training jobs across...

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