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New Open Source Tool Formats Big Data for TensorFlow

LinkedIn open sourced a tool it developed to convert Apache Spark-based Big Data into a format consumable by TensorFlow, the popular open source platform for machine learning.

Open Source Project Fosters Data Teamwork Best Practices

The Linux Foundation has added a new project to foster and advance best practices for data teamwork, borrowing from the Agile approach to software development.

Hadoop Heads List of Fastest-Growing Freelancer Skills

Amid growing enterprise initiatives in cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, blockchain and others, it's old-fashioned Hadoop that was identified as the fastest-growing freelancer skill in a new report.

Python Survey: Data Analysis Overtakes Web Development as No. 1 Use Case

A new developer survey about Python reveals the programming language is now used primarily for data analysis, supplanting the previous No. 1 use case, Web development.

MapR Open Source Analytics Pack Boosts Kafka and Kubernetes, Adds C#, Go

The new MapR Ecosystem Pack 6.1 is a new release for the program that provides for independent updates of modular, open source data projects included in the firm's data analytics platform.

Careers Site Names 'Data Scientist' Best Job in America for 2019

Taking into account earnings potential, job satisfaction and number of openings, careers site Glassdoor has named data scientist the best job in America for 2019 -- for the fourth time running.

Developer Economics Survey: Data Science, Machine Learning Are Most-Wanted Skills

While perhaps not offering new conclusions about the hottest technologies in the software development arena, a new Developer Economics survey from SlashData provides more hard evidence that data science and machine learning are the top skills developers want to learn.

Dataiku Update Boosts Containerization, Deep Learning and More

Data science and advanced analytics specialist Dataiku announced version 5 of its flagship platform, with new capabilities to enable scalable enterprise AI.

Hortonworks, IBM and Red Hat Team Up for Hybrid Containerized Big Data

Hortonworks, IBM and Red Hat announced the Open Hybrid Architecture Initiative, seeking to provide a common enterprise deployment model to enable Big Data workloads to run across hybrid on-premises, multi-cloud and edge architectures.

MapR Update Reflects Big Data's Shift to AI

The latest update from MapR, which now describes itself as offering "the industry's leading data platform for AI and analytics," reflects a broader Big Data industry shift from Hadoop, Spark and so on to machine learning and other artificial intelligence technologies.

MapR Adds Amazon EKS (Kubernetes) Support to Big Data Platform

Big Data specialist MapR Technologies has added support for the Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) to its flagship data platform.

Google Acquires Open Source Big Data Platform Cask

Cask Data, known for its open source Cask Data Application Platform (CDAP), recently announced that it's being acquired by Google's cloud division.

Apple Open Sources FoundationDB, a Distributed Datastore

Many database developers were thrilled with Apple's decision to open source FoundationDB, a distributed datastore it acquired three years ago.

Mode Announces No-Cost Toolkit to Democratize Data Analytics

Mode Analytics, seeking to make the power of data analysis "accessible to everyone," announced a toolkit that it said will be free forever, offering some core capabilities of its business data platform that includes new support for R Notebooks.

Empowering Citizen Data Scientists to Solve the AI Skills Shortage

A skills shortage is hampering the advance of artificial intelligence, according to industry research, and AI technology that empowers a rise of "citizen data scientists" may be the answer.

Building the Best Data Science Toolkit: Programming Languages

We interviewed data scientists and scoured the Web to round up the most popular options for building a data science toolkit in 2018, starting with a look at programming languages.

After a Big Data Scaling 'Crisis,' LinkedIn Open Sources Scale Testing Tool

LinkedIn engineers have open sourced a homegrown Big Data scale testing tool following a "crisis" they experienced after adding 500 machines to a Hadoop Distributed File System cluster, resulting in disastrous slowdowns.

Microsoft Borrows from Visual, Low-Code Approach in Azure Data Factory

Microsoft has shipped a v2 preview of its Azure Data Factory -- a cloud-based, Big Data integration service -- that borrows from the visual, low-code development approach that has seen skyrocketing popularity of late.

AWS, Microsoft Team Up for 'Gluon' Deep Learning Project

The cloud rivals partner on project described as an open source deep learning interface that allows developers 'to more easily and quickly build machine learning models without compromising training performance.'

SQL Server 2017 Debuts

Among a bevy of data-related announcements at the Microsoft Ignite conference today in Orlando was the news that SQL Server 2017 will be generally available next Monday, Oct. 2.

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