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Eileen McNulty

Eileen McNulty-Holmes is the Head of Content for Data Natives, Europe’s largest data science conference. For the past ten years, they have written, edited and strategised for companies and publications spanning tech, arts and culture. With a core focus in journalism and content, Eileen has also spoken at conferences, organised literary and art events, mentored others in journalism, and had their fiction and essays published in a range of publications. They are passionate about amplifying marginalised voices in their field (particularly those from the LGBTQ community), AI, and dressing like it’s still the ’80s

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Splunk have just announced a 33% price cut on their cloud-based operational intelligence offering, as well as guaranteeing 100% uptime. They’re also offering a free online sandbox for customers who want to try out Splunk’s cloud services, and plans which can up to 5TB of processing power a day. Splunk

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Understanding Big Data

To say that the cloud computing market was exploding would be an understatement. In July, we heard multiple reports supporting the proclamation of cloud as the next revolution in the computing industry. The IDC claimed the cloud computing market at the close of the year would be worth $4 billion

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Data ScienceNews

Oxford University have just been given the go-ahead by planning officials to construct a £45m Big Data Institute, thought to be the first of its kind in the world. The Institute will be located at Oxford University’s Old Road Campus; city council’s east area planning approved the plans on Wednesday.

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In-memory database VoltDB, reported that their New SQL in-memory database can provide almost five times faster application performance for Fast Data analysis on IBM’s Softlayer cloud platform than on Amazon Web Services. Scott Jarr, co-founder and chief strategy officer, VoltDB, said, “The recent entry of so many tools addressing Fast

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In the US, the National Center for Atmospheric News (NCAR) are using Globus Plus to increase data access and forge stronger collaborations. They’ve also upgraded their central file service, known as the Globally Accessible Data Environment (GLADE). Globus, a project of the Computation Institute (a partnership of The University of

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The Global big data market is estimated to be worth $46 Billion by 2018. The report “Big Data Market By Types (Hardware; Software; Services; BDaaS – HaaS; Analytics; Visualization as Service); By Software (Hadoop, Big Data Analytics and Databases, System Software (IMDB, IMC): Worldwide Forecasts & Analysis (2013 – 2018)”

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Machine LearningNews

Machine Learning – mining already available data to predict trends and patterns – is increasingly becoming integrated into the fabric of our daily lives. Services such as demand forecasting, virtual assistants, search portals, fraud detection, spam filters, are all powered by machine learning. And there is more on its way.

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Data ScienceNews

This week saw the publishing of the first major report in the size and breadth of London’s theatre scene. The aim of the report is to provide policymakers with a complete picture of the theatre landscape in Britain’s capital, and some of the headline stats are pretty impressive. The total

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Network performance signal mapper OpenSignal has landed $4 million in its first round of funding, driven by Qualcomm Ventures (the chipmakers investment wing). O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and Passion Capital also participated in the round. According to CEO Brendan Gill, more than nine million people have downloaded their app worldwide. “This

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Machine LearningNews

Geneticist and entrepreneur J. Craig Venter has hired Franz Josef Och, the leading man at Google Translate, to help decrypt multitudes of human genomes, as the Chief Data Scientist at Human Longevity, Inc. Venter who played a key role pushing the Human Genome project forward, said, “I basically did a

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