Oracle Open World 2017: 9 Announcements to Follow From Autonomous to AI

Oracle highlights machine learning and artificial intelligence for running cloud services, delivering smart applications and driving data-driven decisions. Here’s what’s coming. Oracle’s new Autonomous Database Cloud will be cheaper, faster and, with the addition of the Oracle Cyber Security System, safer than anything from Amazon Web Services (AWS). At least that’s the assertion Oracle Executive […]

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Full working example of connecting Netezza from Java and python

Before start connecting you must make sure you can access the Netezza database and table from the machine where you are trying to run Java and or Python samples. Connecting Netezza server from Python Sample Check out my Ipython Jupyter Notebook with Python Sample Step 1: Importing python jaydebeapi library import jaydebeapi Step 2: Setting Database […]

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Microsoft Stresses Choice, From SQL Server 2017 to Azure Machine Learning

Microsoft Ignite announcements focus on giving customers options, including on-premises, cloud, operating systems, and ML and AI frameworks. Microsoft is getting really serious about giving customers choices. That much was clear at this week’s combined Microsoft Ignite and Envision events in Orlando and, in particular, in announcements around databases, data-integration, machine learning (ML) and artificial […]

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Infor Advances Data Agenda With ‘Coleman’ AI, Birst BI Integration

Infor lays out plans for artificial intelligence and cloud-based business intelligence and analytics. Here’s what customers need to know. Infor entered the increasingly crowded artificial intelligence (AI) arena July 11 by introducing its Coleman AI platform. Unveild at the company’s Inforum 2017 event in NY, Coleman was described as a language- and image-savvy AI platform […]

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Digital Economy Summer School 2015

Meet Tolkien My fellow Horizonauts and I spent the first half of last week at the University of Southampton for our annual summer school. This year the theme was web science and the focus was on big data and social media. Many new and interesting things were learnt, but perhaps more importantly, many new and […]

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DRY HiveQL

DRY (don’t repeat yourself) is one of the fundamental principles of software engineering. The main idea is to avoid duplicating business/processing logic throughout the code. However, I rarely see it being applied when writing SQL queries; making it difficult to understand and maintain them. Below are few tips on making HiveQL DRY. Quick Summary Use […]

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Qlik Plots Course to Big Data, Cloud and ‘AI’ Innovation

Qlik highlights upgrades and the roadmap to high-scale, hybrid cloud and ‘augmented intelligence.’ Here’s my take on the long-range plans. Big data scalability, hybrid cloud flexibility and smart “augmented” intelligence. These are the three plans that business intelligence and analytics vendor Qlik officially put on its roadmap at the May 15-18 Qonnections conference in Orlando, Florida. Qlik also […]

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Teradata Transition to Cloud and Consulting Continues

Teradata simplifies pricing, executes on business consulting and hybrid cloud strategy. A look at next steps in the company’s ongoing transition. “Business outcome led, technology enabled.” This was the theme at the May 8-10 Teradata Third-Party Influencers Summit in San Diego, and it reflected a two-to-one ratio of consulting-oriented presentations to technology updates. Teradata has […]

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