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QA: Hortonworks and IBM double down on Hadoop

Hortonworks and IBM recently announced an expanded partnership.

The deal pairs IBMrsquo;s Data Science Experiencenbsp;(DSX) analytics toolkit and thenbsp;Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), with the goal of extending machine learning and data science tools to developers across the Hadoop ecosystem.
IBMrsquo;s Big SQL, a SQL engine for Hadoop, will be leveraged as well.InfoWorld Editor at Large Paul Krill recently met with Hortonworks CEO Rob Bearden and IBM Analytics general manager Rob Thomas at the DataWorks Summit conference in Silicon Valley, to talk about the state of big data analytics, machine learning, and Hadooprsquo;s standing among the expanding array of technologies available for large-scale data processing.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Reality check: The state of AI, bots, and smart assistants

Artificial intelligencemdash;in the guises of personal assistants, bots, self-driving cars, and machine learningmdash;is hot again, dominating Silicon Valley conversations, tech media reports, and vendor trade shows.AI is one of those technologies whose promise is resurrected periodically, but only slowly advances into the real world.
I remember the dog-and-pony AI shows at IBM, MIT, Carnegie-Mellon, Thinking Machines, and the like in the mid-1980s, as well as the technohippie proponents like Jaron Lanier who often graced the covers of the erarsquo;s gee-whiz magazine like Omni.[ Learn how to write apps that take full advantage of machine learning: Data in, intelligence out: Machine learning pipelines demystified • Googlersquo;s machine-learning cloud pipeline explained • R and Python drive SQL Server 2017 into machine learning. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorldrsquo;s App Dev Report newsletter. ]AI is an area where much of the science is well established, but the implementation is still quite immature.
Itrsquo;s not that the emperor has no clothesmdash;rather, the emperor is only now wearing underwear.

Therersquo;s a lot more dressing to be done.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

With path cleared to close Yahoo deal, Verizon prepares the pink...

Deal to close June 13, as Yahoo stockholders approve endgame.

LeEco collapse continues as CEO cedes control; 85% of US workforce...

It appears that the "Netflix of China" should have stayed in China.

UploadVR set up “kink room” at the office, says ex-employee in...

UploadVR says the allegations are "entirely without merit."

Y Combinator head who pushes basic income is reportedly running for...

Sam Altman, 32, founded Loopt, sold it for $43M. He's been head of YC since 2014.

U.S. law allows low H-1B wages; just look at Apple

If you work at Apple's One Infinite Loop headquarters in Cupertino as a computer programmer on an H-1B visa, you can can be paid as little as $52,229.

That's peanuts in Silicon Valley.

Average wages for a programmer in Santa Clara County are more th...

Interop 4: oneM2M accelerates IoT growth in Taiwan

Conference launched to promote engagement and adoption of IoT standardsTaipei, Taiwan. 04 May 2017: oneM2M, the global standards initiative for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced it will continue to accelerate Io...

VPS.net Announces Expansion to Phoenix, Atlanta and Seattle

LONDON, UK, and SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, May 2 2017 - Cloud services provider VPS.net has completed its expansion to offering SSD VPS in Phoenix, Atlanta and Seattle.

These new locations bring VPS.net’s SSD VPS offering up to 13 locations across North America and Europe.
VPS.net has chosen these locations due to their impact on the US tech scene. Where investors would typically look to Silicon Valley for innovative startups, these new locations are positioning... Source: RealWire

IDG Contributor Network: Embracing continuous delivery to power the programmable enterprise

“Move fast and break things” with DevOps has become a popular Silicon Valley mantra during the past few years.

DevOps empowers developers to quickly ship code and holds them accountable for operating their software.

As DevOps becomes the new norm within Silicon Valley, enterprises outside the Valley have begun to look on with a mix of intrigue and terror.Some organizations have held to enforcing the ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) method of ITSM (IT service management) and shied away from using DevOps.

These organizations maintain that the segregation of duties is a non-negotiable requirement for compliance, and developers should never be allowed to ship code directly to production.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

How a Slack UI change sparked the Ars Technica civil war

We were fighting about emoji as “status” messages in Slack channels.
Seriously.

Palantir settles US charges that it discriminated against Asian engineers

"We disagree with the allegations made by the Department of Labor."