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Larry Ellison’s cloud-borne cyberthreats and bots, oh my!

11/14/2018
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Last month we ventured West to cover Oracle Open World in San Francisco. Now, in a Talking Data Podcast edition recorded live on tape from San Francisco’s Moscone Center, intrepid reporters Jack Vaughan and David Essex discuss what they saw. Some of it was familiar – as always, Oracle’s Larry Ellison delivered a notable keynote.... The post Larry Ellison’s cloud-borne cyberthreats and bots, oh my! appeared first on Talking Data Podcast.

Duration:00:09:13

Web, what have you wrought? On Strata, microservices and more

9/30/2018
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Remember when the Web first caught on? One thing I remember is people saying “yeah, it is pretty cool, but, you know, it is stateless.” As most of what I heard on this issue was from enterprise software vendors, with all the bias that could entail, I should have taken what I was told with... The post Web, what have you wrought? On Strata, microservices and more appeared first on Talking Data Podcast.

Duration:00:14:52

Back to school time – Learning and AI at CMU

8/30/2018
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In this episode of the Talking Data Podcast we are joined by Nicole Laskowski, senior news writer for SearchCIO.com. She tells us about a podcast series she and her colleagues have created known as Schooled in AI. This series looks at cutting-edge AI research being done at Carnegie Mellon University in order to give IT... The post Back to school time – Learning and AI at CMU appeared first on Talking Data Podcast.

Duration:00:13:59

Start-ups ply the AI trade – language and location are emerging themes

8/28/2018
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For this episode of the Talking Data podcast, Mark Labbe takes a look at the MIT Startup Exchange. This program gives members of the MIT community a chance to show their wares, and as you may have guessed, those wares these days have a lot to do with AI and machine learning. Among the underlying... The post Start-ups ply the AI trade – language and location are emerging themes appeared first on Talking Data Podcast.

Duration:00:11:36

Governance is coming to next-generation information architecture

7/13/2018
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At times the era of big data has taken on the flavor of the old West – the kind depicted in a movie like The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. While it was seldom an outright confrontation, there’s little question that conscientious data stewards were usurped in some organization by developers who slightly resembled freewheeling... The post Governance is coming to next-generation information architecture appeared first on Talking Data Podcast.

Duration:00:09:31

How Trulia deploys computer vision

6/27/2018
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Real estate listing firm Trulia is on the cutting edge of applying computer vision. In this edition of the Talking Data podcast, we talk with the company’s vice president of engineering, Deep Varma, to learn more about how his team is applying computer vision. As you’d expect, Trulia’s computer vision processes are built around deep learning... The post How Trulia deploys computer vision appeared first on Talking Data Podcast.

Duration:00:13:58

SQL query engine – Presto change-o Starburst

5/30/2018
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The trend that sees the SQL query engine appearing on Hadoop, is just the start of a movement; the SQL query engine running on data other than HDFS may follow. If these trends portend fitful change for users, they also affect vendors. One vendor’s journey here is particularly telling. Starburst Data might be called a... The post SQL query engine – Presto change-o Starburst appeared first on Talking Data Podcast.

Duration:00:06:59

Oracle’s cloud plans for applications of the enterprise kind

4/29/2018
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It’s been said Oracle leader Larry Ellison advises his troops to focus on one competitor at a time, and in recent years that has been Amazon. What started out as an online book store eventually morphed into a general mega-store, and then, surprisingly, a mega-IT-outsourcer. In many ways it created the cloud computing formula. Like... The post Oracle’s cloud plans for applications of the enterprise kind appeared first on Talking Data Podcast.

Duration:00:05:42

Big data containers set sail

4/5/2018
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Recent convocations of the Strata big data conference have seen a move away from sessions focused on data infrastructure and Hadoop and toward analytical applications and data science tools. Where is Strata going? Strata, it seems, cannot contain itself, when it comes to software containers. News around Kubernetes and containers figured prominently in coverage at... The post Big data containers set sail appeared first on Talking Data Podcast.

Duration:00:14:31

Facebook data privacy missteps seen in light of GDPR

3/22/2018
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C-suite folks and others have taken notice this week as Facebook finds itself in a sack of woe. Data privacy is at issue. The Silicon Valley high flyer has gained the kind of publicity you don’t want, in the wake of news that its social media platform was used to gather up Facebook profile information... The post Facebook data privacy missteps seen in light of GDPR appeared first on Talking Data Podcast.

Duration:00:10:43

LinkedIn open sources Dynamometer load and stress tester for HDFS

2/24/2018
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The scale of HDFS continues to soar upward. For large social media and cloud providers, the size of Hadoop clusters is such that it is hard to test out this basic component of classic Hadoop at scale before roll outs. That is another one of those niggling issues that slows Hadoop adoption. At LinkedIn, the... The post LinkedIn open sources Dynamometer load and stress tester for HDFS appeared first on Talking Data Podcast.

Duration:00:15:08

James Kobielus outlines the AI path for big data analytics

1/28/2018
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The inaugural edition of the Talking Data podcast for 2018 features James Kobielus, analyst, Wikibon, who helps us take the racing pulse of data today. AI, machine learning, deep learning and analytics all come in for consideration. Buckle your seat belt, listen to the podcast and get ready for another tumultuous ride down the big... The post James Kobielus outlines the AI path for big data analytics appeared first on Talking Data Podcast.

Duration:00:10:26

Users discuss their machine learning implementations

12/18/2017
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Machine learning was the big story of 2017, and we here at SearchBusinessAnalytics spent a lot of time talking with businesses who use the technology. In this edition of the Talking Data podcast, we recap some of the best interviews we did on the topic. The interviews look at everything from the role of engineers... The post Users discuss their machine learning implementations appeared first on Talking Data Podcast.

Duration:00:12:18

Big data life cycle gets the self-service treatment

12/15/2017
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As 2017 winds down, we invite you to take a look behind the big data curtain. There, you will find data engineers, data scientists, end-users and others working to move a big data concept into production. It doesn’t take much digging to find that more self-service capabilities are needed at each stage in the data... The post Big data life cycle gets the self-service treatment appeared first on Talking Data Podcast.

Duration:00:08:40

Tableau targets data prep with new Project Maestro

11/20/2017
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Tableau currently has a comfortable relationship with a number of data preparation vendors, most notably Alteryx. But that hasn’t stopped the popular data visualization vendor from developing its own self-service data preparation tool, known as Project Maestro, set to be released before the end of the year. So what does that mean for Tableau’s data... The post Tableau targets data prep with new Project Maestro appeared first on Talking Data Podcast.

Duration:00:11:17

Reporter at Pass Summit sees PowerBI Report Server – other Microsoft analytics activity

11/7/2017
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You push the little valve down, and the music goes round and round. Where does it come out? What does that have to do with PowerBI? Say all you want about deep learning, machine learning and neural networks – eventually enterprises are going to generate reports and dashboards for analytics. In the end, that is... The post Reporter at Pass Summit sees PowerBI Report Server – other Microsoft analytics activity appeared first on Talking Data Podcast.

Duration:00:11:27

Oracle Open World 2017 in Review: Outlook is cloudy

10/10/2017
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Cloud, automation and security were primary among a slew of topics at Oracle OpenWorld 2017. In this podcast, recorded at the event, David Essex, Brian McKenna and I share impressions on the company, and react to Oracle leader Larry Ellison’s various comments on databases, machine learning and data breaches. In the cloud, Oracle may still... The post Oracle Open World 2017 in Review: Outlook is cloudy appeared first on Talking Data Podcast.

Duration:00:10:05

Big data Hadoop, machine learning and quantum computing

9/30/2017
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We closed out September with a nod to our recent Talking Data Podcast. It is a look at digital disruption, Hadoop, and S3. The stuff that dreams are made of, as Ed Burns and I encountered them at the Big Data Innovation Conference. Be our guest – take a gander! -Jack Vaughan The post Big data Hadoop, machine learning and quantum computing appeared first on Talking Data Podcast.

Duration:00:08:49