7 most common data preparation transformations in AWS Glue DataBrew

For all analytics and ML modeling use cases, data analysts and data scientists spend a bulk of their time running data preparation tasks manually to get a clean and formatted data to meet their needs. We ran a survey among data scientists and data analysts to understand the most frequently used transformations in their data […]

Kenshoo acquires Signals Analytics to supplement its AI-powered marketing platform

Kenshoo, a provider of a platform for managing marketing campaigns, yesterday announced its intent to acquire Signals Analytics, which provides a service for collecting unstructured consumer data that allows marketers to model campaigns using AI technologies. Signals Analytics counts organizations including Procter & Gamble, Nestle, Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, Roche, and Mars as its customers. […]

SD Times news digest: Apache Kafka 2.7.0, Bash-5.1, and System.Text.Json updates

Apache Kafka 2.7.0 is now available with new features and enhancements. Kafka is a stream-processing software platform. The release makes progress towards  replacing ZooKeeper with KIP-497. According to the team, this will add a new inter-broker API for altering ISR. Other features include the addition of the Core Raft implementation and seven KIPs in active […]

5 Data-Driven Marketing Ideas with Amazon Ads in 2021

Data-driven business ideas are becoming more important than ever. A growing number of companies have found that big data is the key to reaching more customers. One of the most important benefits of big data in business is with marketing. We previously touched on a number of ways companies use big data for their marketing. […]

Scheduling SQL queries on your Amazon Redshift data warehouse

Amazon Redshift is the most popular cloud data warehouse today, with tens of thousands of customers collectively processing over 2 exabytes of data on Amazon Redshift daily. Amazon Redshift is fully managed, scalable, secure, and integrates seamlessly with your data lake. In this post, we discuss how to set up and use the new query […]

Researchers release Melinda dataset to train AI systems for analyzing study methods

Curating biological studies is an important yet labor-intensive process performed by researchers in life sciences fields. Among other tasks, curators must recognizing experiment methods, identifying the underlying protocols that net the figures published in research articles. In other words, “biocurators” need to take figures, captions, and more into their consideration and make decisions about how […]

Vaccine passports could erode trust

Experts are debating the pros and cons of covid-19 vaccine passports or other types of certification as they attempt to begin reopening public spaces. The idea seems simple on its face: those who can prove they’ve been vaccinated for covid-19 would be able to go places and do things that unvaccinated people would not. There’s […]

How Blockchain Technology Will Soon Revolutionise Healthcare

Blockchain technology is here, and it promises to fundamentally change a wide range of industries – including healthcare – in the coming years. In the private healthcare landscape, change could come sooner rather than later. If you’ve not heard of Bitcoin, or the blockchain framework that powers the cryptocurrency, it might be time to take […]

Ouster, maker of self-driving tech, agrees $1.9 billion deal to go public

By Joshua Franklin and Paul Lienert (Reuters) – Ouster Inc, a U.S. startup that makes lidar sensors for self-driving cars and smart cities, said on Tuesday it has agreed to go public through a merger with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Colonnade Acquisition Corp. The deal values San Francisco-based Ouster at around $1.9 billion and […]

Dubber acquires Speik to expand its AI call-recording service

Dubber Corporation Ltd., a provider of unified call recording and analytics software based in Australia, revealed that it’s acquiring Speik, a U.K.-based maker of call recording software that complies with Payment Card Industry (PCI) security mandates. Valued at $38 million, the deal is part of Dubber’s effort to create a widely available cloud-based voice recording […]