Data Science Demystified: The Data Modeling Proposition

data science demystified: the data modeling proposition


Data science is largely an enigma to the enterprise. Although there’s an array of self-service options to automate its various processes, the actual work performed by data scientists (and how it’s achieved) is still a mystery to your average business user or C-level executive.

Data modeling is the foundation of this discipline that’s responsible for the adaptive, predictive analytics that are so critical to the current data ecosystem. Before data scientists can refine cognitive computing models or build applications with them to solve specific business problems, they must rectify differences in data models to leverage different types of data for a single use case.

Since statistical Artificial Intelligence deployments like machine learning intrinsically require huge data quantities from diverse sources for optimum results, simply getting such heterogeneous data to conform to a homogenous data model has been one of the most time-honored—and time consuming—tasks in data science.

But not anymore.

Contemporary developments in data modeling are responsible for the automation of this crucial aspect of data science. By leveraging a combination of technologies revolving around cloud computing, knowledge graphs, machine learning, and Natural Language Processing (NLP), organizations can automatically map the most variegated data to …



Council Post: Why Data Centers Aren’t Keeping Up With The Public Cloud

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While I’ve been leading healthcare IT work on the public cloud for many years, part of my background is in building and growing data center infrastructure. I’m intimate with the workings of these, both large and small. As part of my day job now, I watch IT trends. One to note is the move healthcare organizations are making away from data centers to the cloud over time. Why?
While we still see some use cases for data centers, the reality is they simply can’t keep up with what the mega public cloud companies (Amazon, Google and Microsoft) can do. Yes, data centers can offer co-location, but the public cloud offers availability zones or regions, essentially data centers themselves but at a scale so much greater than a traditional data center company can offer and with different levels of responsibility in which the burden of the infrastructure isn’t on your organization.
There are four primary reasons why data centers can no longer keep up from a cloud innovation perspective.
Rate Of Innovation

When you think about the speed of innovation in the public cloud, it’s almost mind-boggling. These three massive companies have released thousands …


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Cloud computing: Google signs ‘milestone’ discount deal with UK government | ZDNet

cloud computing: google signs ‘milestone’ discount deal with uk government | zdnet


NHS organizations will be among the UK public sector bodies eligible for a discount to Google Cloud services under a new agreement struck between the software giant and the UK government.A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Google Cloud and the UK’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will see local councils, charities, NHS and government departments and other qualifying public sector bodies able to apply for discounted rates to the Google Cloud Platform.

Eligible organizations will be offered access to Google Cloud’s full suite of services, including infrastructure, analytics, artificial intelligence, application modernization and development, and collaboration solutions.SEE: Google Cloud VP discusses unprecedented computing needs because of the coronavirus (TechRepublic)    It also covers access to Google Cloud’s managed and serverless offerings, including its hybrid and multi-cloud Anthos platform.       

The advertising to cloud software giant said the agreement would “provide the best value and terms for public sector agencies investing in cloud technology” while encouraging innovation and digital transformation in the UK public sector.Mark Palmer, head of public sector EMEA at Google Cloud, said: “This is a significant milestone for us, as we see the results of our focused investment in cloud services and solutions primed and tailored for the …


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Informatica Showcases Industry’s First Cloud Native Data Management Solution for Cloud Data Warehouses, Data Lakes, and Lakehouses

informatica showcases industry’s first cloud native data management solution for cloud data warehouses, data lakes, and lakehouses


REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Informatica®, the enterprise cloud data management leader, today introduced new intelligence and automation capabilities to the industry’s first Cloud Native Data Management solution. Powered by Informatica’s AI-powered CLAIRE™ engine, these capabilities will enable organizations to see even faster return on investment from cloud data warehouse, data lake and lakehouse investments.
Informatica will showcase the Cloud Native Data Management solution at its Intelligent Data Summit for Cloud Data Warehouses, Data Lakes & Lakehouses, the second event in its free, virtual CLAIREview series. The event will kick off with a keynote at 10:00 a.m. PDT with Jitesh Ghai, Senior Vice President, Data Management, Informatica; Mark Beyer, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner; Rahul Pathak, General Manager of Analytics, AWS; Sumeet Agrawal, Senior Director, Product Management, Informatica; James Newsom Jr., Managing Director of Data Services, Home Point Financial; and Christopher Eldredge, Senior Director of Business Intelligence, Paycor.
“It’s more critical than ever to deliver rapid business impact from digital transformation initiatives,” said Ghai. “But companies often struggle to see ROI from their cloud data warehouse and data lake investments. Informatica Cloud Native Data Management provides the foundation critical to successfully delivering on businesses’ top priority transformations, while solving common challenges …


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Why Jenkins still continuously serves developers :

why jenkins still continuously serves developers :


For an estimated 15 million developers, Jenkins is synonymous with countless iterations of collectible stickers of the iconic, non-assuming butler that have adorned their laptops all over the world. The butler is representative of the ubiquitous open source continuous integration (CI) technology that has quietly automated an endless set of development tasks for well over a decade.Jenkins origins trace back to late 2004 at Sun Microsystems where it started life as Hudson. Its creator Kohsuke Kawaguchi is a coder who simply wanted to give his developer teammates some idle time back to write good software. In 2011, the project was emancipated from Oracle after the Sun acquisition and took the name Jenkins. Maintained by a large open source community, Jenkins has thrived as a versatile automation engine for mundane, repetitive software development jobs. Continuous integration is the term adopted for the infinite set of time-and-resource-intensive testing and integration processing that Jenkins performs to free up software delivery teams to continuously build and deliver more rapidly.The extensibility built into this engine still fuels its current popularity. Designed with a plugin architecture, it allows software developers to quickly write their own plugin or choose among the thousands contributed by the Jenkins community. This …


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Priyanka Sharma takes over the leadership of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

priyanka sharma takes over the leadership of the cloud native computing foundation


The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, the Linux Foundation-based home of open-source projects like Kubernetes, OpenTracing and Envoy, today announced that Dan Kohn, the long-time executive director of the organization, is stepping down, with Priyanka Sharma, the director of Cloud Native Alliances at GitLab, stepping into the general manager role. Kohn will continue to be part of the Linux Foundation, where he will launch a new initiative “to help public health authorities use open source software to fight COVID-19 and other epidemics.”
Sharma, who once presented in the TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield competition a startup she co-founded, became part of the overall cloud-native community during her time as head of marketing and strategic partnerships at Lightstep, a role she took in 2016. Her involvement with the OpenTracing project snowballed into a deeper relationship with the CNCF, she told me. “Once I joined GitLab, I was fortunate enough to be elected to the board of the CNCF — and until the 31st, I am in that role,” she told me. “That was really helpful, but that gave me the context about how does such a successful foundation and community run — what is the governance piece here — which, when I was on the community side, I …


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Serverless Computing Market Share Analysis and Research Report by 2025

serverless computing market share analysis and research report by 2025


The Serverless Computing Market report upholds the future market predictions related to Serverless Computing market size, revenue, production, Consumption, gross margin and other substantial factors. It also examines the role of the prominent Serverless Computing market players involved in the industry including their corporate overview. While emphasizing the key driving factors for Serverless Computing market, the report also offers a full study of the future trends and developments of the market.The global Serverless Computing market is estimated to gain immense momentum in the coming years owing to new technological developments. Serverless Computing market Analysis report is an up-to-date granular analysis of the present industry conditions, market demands, reveals facts on the Serverless Computing market size, revenues and provides forecasts through 2025. With an extensive in-depth assessment on Serverless Computing market, the report provides clear insight into ongoing and upcoming advancement in industry.This Serverless Computing market report is all inclusive of industry key trends in terms of alliance, merger & procurement, partnerships and licensing agreement are analyzed with details. The report also explores detailed description of growth drivers and inhibitors of the Serverless Computing market.Request Sample Copy of this Report @ report categorizes the Serverless …


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Shelves are well-stocked with cloud-native tools, but simplicity remains a moving target

shelves are well-stocked with cloud-native tools, but simplicity remains a moving target


Cloud-native technologies have become ubiquitous. The latest survey from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation shows that more than half of graduated projects have achieved more than 50% use in production, with Kubernetes leading the way at 84% in 2020.
But today’s developers are confronted with a growing number of tools to navigate an increasingly complex cloud-native infrastructure. There are plenty of items on the shelves, and the challenge becomes how to know which tool to use for each problem that needs to be solved.
“It’s like walking through an aisle at Home Depot,” said Kelsey Hightower (pictured, left), staff developer advocate of the Google Cloud Platform at Google. “You can pick the tools that you need, you can safely ignore the ones you don’t need, and maybe something looks interesting and you study it. For most people, if you don’t have that problem that a tool solves, you should be happy. No one needs every project.”
Hightower spoke with Shaun Connelly, executive strategist at AccelG2M, as part of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of DockerCon Live. He was joined by Michelle Noorali (pictured, center), senior software engineer at Microsoft Corp., and Chris Aniszczyk (pictured, right), chief technology …


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TechCentral’s CxO Insights: Meet Absa CTO Andrew Baker – TechCentral

techcentral’s cxo insights: meet absa cto andrew baker – techcentral


TechCentral’s CxO Insights is a fresh look at the roles and careers that define the technology industry today. In this series, we’ll interview some of South Africa’s most successful, interesting and prominent individuals to find out how their roles evolved, the skills they need to succeed in these roles, and what has influenced or shaped their careers. These interviews provide an in-depth look into how technology is redefining the boundaries of career, skills and growth within the digitally transformed organisation.
In the second in the series, TechCentral speaks to Andrew Baker, chief technology officer for Absa Group, about making dog food, consistently investing in professional development, and the value of serverless computing. Baker offers a rich insight into some of the most valuable elements of the CTO role and why one of the most important technology purchases anyone can make is a fly zapper.
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One of the biggest challenges facing most financial institutions today is the weight of legacy technology. Cumbersome, complex and wrapped in process that’s evolved over time and necessity, these systems have become difficult and costly to manage and maintain.
The …


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Predictions 2021: Analysing the Future of Cloud Computing

predictions 2021: analysing the future of cloud computing


As noted by some market reports, the global cloud computing market size was valued at US$266.0 billion in 2019 and is expected to expand at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.9% from 2020 to 2027. Factors such as growing digital transformation among industries, rising penetration of internet and mobile devices across the world, and an increase in consumption of big data are the primary drivers fostering market growth. The development of next-generation industrial solutions will be cloud enhanced and require a cloud platform to showcase their digital business capabilities.
Observing the rising graph of the cloud computing market, we can say that technology is most likely to introduce us to new innovative avenues in the near future.
Here are the five trends to get a sneak peek into the future of cloud computing.

Serverless computing
Cloud serverless is a technique for implementing functions in the cloud on a required basis. The enterprises rely on serverless computing as it provides the space for working on the core product without the stress of operating or managing the servers.
Such a serverless platform has the potential to change the game of enterprise preferences and conception of cloud adoption with endless advantages. If this is not …


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