Tag: Data

Azure Data Explorer gets new engine, numerous enhancements and Synapse integration

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Today, at a dedicated online event for Azure Data Explorer (ADX), Microsoft is announcing numerous enhancements to the service, including a next-gen release of the underlying engine and an array of integration points that should make it more accessible, more enticing and more useful. ADX, which is most often used for telemetry data lake workloads and analytical solutions as a service, will now run even faster overall than it had, will have numerous optimizations and will connect with a variety of other data services, streaming data sources and data visualization solutions. This will help a service that’s been very successful but not especially well-known, even among Azure analytics experts, achieve more mainstream appeal.

Performance gains galore

What new features are coming to ADX? To start with, Microsoft’s introducing a new version of the core engine (in preview, with GA expected in February), which

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GE Healthcare Introduces New Edge Technology Designed to Give Clinicians Rapid Access to Critical Data

  GE Healthcare Introduces New Edge Technology Designed to Give Clinicians
  Rapid Access to Critical Data

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CHICAGO -- October 14, 2020

GE Healthcare today introduced Edison HealthLink, new edge computing
technology designed specifically for the needs of healthcare providers, that
allows clinicians to collect, analyze and act upon critical data closer to its
source. With 10 applications already available through Edison HealthLink –
including TrueFidelity image reconstruction, Mural Virtual Care and CT Smart
Subscription – the solution gives healthcare providers another entry point
into the Edison ecosystem.

While COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of cloud technology, analyzing
data from a distance can pose various risks to operational efficiency and
patient care. Concerns around bandwidth, network and latency challenges remain
when a matter of seconds could determine the outcome for a patient. For
example, time is critical when diagnosing and treating stroke—around 2 million
brain cells die every minute^1 until 
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Game Trains Police To Get Facebook Data Fast

When a terrorist strikes, getting information fast from a tech giant can make the difference between police catching the suspects, or another attack taking place. That’s the premise of a new game created by Europol, the European body responsible for connecting the continent’s myriad policing agencies and helping them investigate major crimes.

Right now, police officers are often confused by the process. What data can they request from which provider? Can they retrieve any encrypted content from the likes of Apple or WhatsApp? What legal mechanisms should they be using? What’s the best language to use to ensure they get the information they want quickly?

Cope want data, from Facebook to TikTok

The game, exclusively shown to Forbes ahead of its release to law enforcement partners and their 4,500 officers on Wednesday, hopes to make sure police know the answers to those when an emergency happens. It looks much like

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Google unveils revamped Google Analytics with new ML models, more granular data controls

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Google is rolling out what it says is the biggest overhaul of Google Analytics in nearly a decade. The revamped platform features new machine learning capabilities, unified app and web reporting, native integrations and privacy updates.

With the redesign, Google said it’s aiming to provide a more modern approach to data analytics and measurement. 

Building on the foundation of the App + Web property that Google introduced in beta last year, the new Google Analytics has machine learning models baked in, along with new integrations between Analytics and Google Ads, and new controls to help customers better manage their data.

The new machine learning models can automatically alert customers to significant trends in their data, like calculating churn or purchase probability. The new property type also includes unified measurement to remove data fragmentation across devices and platforms, and more granular data controls for things like ads personalization and activity sharing. 

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Tufts University to Add New Online Master’s in Data Science and Post Baccalaureate in Computer Science | News

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Tufts University School of Engineering is collaborating with Noodle Partners, a leading online program manager (OPM), to launch a new online Master of Science in Data Science program and a Post-Baccalaureate in Computer Science. The programs are expected to launch in January 2021 with classes beginning in Fall 2021. 

“We are laser focused on building online programs that help meet the growing demand for data and computer scientists.”

The Master of Science program in Data Science is designed to prepare students who have earned bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields for advanced careers in data analysis and data-intensive science. The program focuses on statistics and machine learning, with courses in data infrastructure and systems, data analysis and interfaces, and theoretical elements. 

The Post-Baccalaureate program in Computer Science is open to individuals with at least a bachelor’s degree in any discipline (BA

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Technology products supplier Intcomex hacked, 1TB of data stolen

Technology products supplier Intcomex Corp. has suffered a data breach and about a terabyte of its user data was released on a hacking forum.

First reported by Cybernews today, the leaked data included credit card details, passport numbers, license scans, personally identifiable information, payroll data, financial documents, customer details, employee information and more.

Parts of the data were first released for free on a Russian hacking forum Sept. 14, with more released Sept. 20. Those behind the hack are promising to release even more data in the future.

Intcomex hasn’t formally disclosed the data breach on its website, but the company did confirm the hack to Cybernews. In a tick box of standard responses, Intcomex said it had taken steps to address the situation, had “engaged third-party cybersecurity experts to assist us in the investigation and… implemented additional enhanced security measures. We also notified law enforcement. We are notifying affected

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Why Google and Facebook Could Dominate Big Data

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Data has become big business, and is in many ways at the heart of big tech’s recent rise. Bernstein argues that those companies with the best ability to monetize the value of data will be the winners.

Analyst Matti Littunen takes a look at the world of data collection and aggregation, noting that consumer personal data generates more than $50 billion in annual revenues just in data broker and marketing data services. Media spending driven by the data amounts to an additional $100 billion.

Yet data is just another form of noise if it’s not utilized correctly. As a result, Littunen says, there will be a “further value shift in the consumer data supply chain from data extraction and identity profiling to analytics and activation software. Data assets are valuable to the extent they

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‘Apple Glass’ could use AR 3D mapping data sourced from an iPhone

The Apple Glass smartglasses or an Apple-produced VR or AR headset could take advantage of other hardware to determine where it is and movements three-dimensional space, by sharing data about the local environment.

One of the problems VR and AR headset producers have to contend with is the need to know where the head-mounted Is in an environment. This is especially important for augmented reality applications, as viewing systems that overlay a digital object over a real-world scene have to ensure that the positioning of the object in the user’s view is absolutely correct, to sell the illusion of its existence in the real world.

Headsets have multiple different ways to track their position, including accelerometers and cameras that point out into the environment to track nearby items.

However, in cases where there’s multiple people with head-mounted vision systems, or multiple iPhone users with ARKit apps as

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Florida DOH: COVID-19 data reporting delay caused by technical issue, not private lab

Two days after the state cited a data dump from a private lab as the cause for the delay in reporting new COVID-19 numbers, the Florida Department of Health said the delay was actually caused by a technical issue.

On Saturday, the state said its daily coronavirus report would be delayed until Sunday because of an overnight submission of about 400,000 previously-reported test results from Helix Laboratory, a private lab.

On Monday, the state said the lab’s submission was actually much lower than 400,000, and “an unforeseen technical issue resulted in the data’s repeated replication.”

“This was not the fault of Helix or the Department of Health,” the agency said in a statement. “We are working with technical experts to ensure this does not happen with subsequent data submissions.”

The health department said none of the replicated test results have been included in subsequent daily COVID-19 reports. The state said

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Riversand Partners with Digital Data Consultancy to Offer Cloud-native Data Management Software in the UK

Riversand, a leading cloud-native SaaS Master Data Management (MDM) and Product Information Management (PIM) solution provider, announced today its partnership with Digital Data Consultancy Limited (DDC), a provider of digital consulting services in the UK operating across retail and consumer goods, banking and finance, healthcare and manufacturing.

The partnership enables Digital Data Consultancy to offer consulting and system integration services with Riversand’s transformational MDM technology platform. Riversand’s customers will benefit from an integrated consulting and implementation experience.

“Collaborating with Riversand offers forward-thinking companies an infinitely scalable cloud-native, muliti-domain platform for their product and master data needs,” said Saikat Ghosh, principal consultant at Digital Data Consultancy. “By combining Riversand’s ability to leverage data and provide better experiences with DDC’s implementation and operational depth, customers will get measurable value in their MDM and PIM investments.”

As companies transform their digital strategy to deliver a holistic customer experience, their foundation for success with

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