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DSC Weekly 16 April 2024


  • In today’s constantly evolving digital landscape, networks are the backbone of modern enterprises. The need to prepare for potential network failures by instilling resilience and redundancy is more pressing than ever. Designing a stable, flexible and secure network infrastructure, with real-time visibility across assets and users is critical to maintaining reliability. Tune into the upcoming Strategies for a Resilient Network summit and discover strategies to design an agile, data-driven network that optimizes visibility, enhances DNS management and minimizes disruptions.
  • Properly managing data is more essential than ever. Organizations now operate among a complicated web of business applications, ushering in extensive amounts of analytical information that can quickly become unwieldy. Without the right oversight, companies miss out on the chance to make the most of this data to drive smarter decision making, strategic planning and even reduce costs. The growing use of generative AI, machine learning and other emerging technologies are posed to transform data management but how can businesses best leverage these platforms to glean the most business value and risk assessment? In the upcoming Data Management: Navigating Opportunities for Success summit, leading experts in the field will discuss the latest data management strategies as well as what’s next in data analytics and architecture.

Top Stories

  • Retrieval augmented fine-tuning and data integrations
    April 16, 2024
    by Dan Wilson
    In the latest episode of the “AI Think Tank Podcast,” I had the pleasure of hosting a deep dive into the world of AI advancements, specifically focusing on “RAFT” (Retrieval Augmented Fine Tuning). Joining me were the esteemed guests Suman Aluru and Caleb Stevens, who both have much to do with AI infrastructure and application. Our conversation revolved around how RAFT bridges the critical gaps between fine-tuning and retrieval-augmented generation (RAG), and the significant impact this has on AI-driven applications.
  • How is machine learning changing the landscape of FinTech?
    April 11, 2024
    by Pritesh Patel
    Machine learning in FinTech is a critical enabler in tech-driven banking, where efficiency and innovation are key to staying ahead of the competition. It transforms obstacles into lucrative possibilities by revolutionizing crucial areas such as risk management, fraud detection, algorithmic trading, and compliance.
  • Get ready for future innovations with large language models
    April 12, 2024
    by Prasanna Chitanand
    Nowadays, almost all businesses use generative AI and large language models after realizing their ability to boost accuracy in various tasks. These AI models have become the topic of social media discussions nowadays.  This blog explores more on the business and commercial uses of LLMs and genAI along with the differences between them.


  • Using window functions for advanced data analysis
    April 15, 2024
    by Erika Balla
    Window functions are an advanced feature of SQL that provides powerful tools for detailed data analysis and manipulation without grouping data into single output rows, which is common in aggregate functions. These functions operate on a set of rows and return a value for each row based on the calculation against the set.
  • 5 mistakes to avoid in CMMC compliance
    April 12, 2024
    by Erika Balla
    Think of a battlefield — not filled with soldiers but cyber warriors. The­ Defense Industrial Base­ (DIB) stands as the front line. This digital battleground face­s nonstop cyberattacks, each one ge­tting trickier.   Here, the­ Department of Defe­nse uses the Cybe­rsecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0 program to prote­ct sensitive, unclassified information.
  • Building reliable and efficient ETL pipelines: Best practices for data wranglers
    April 11, 2024
    by Ovais Naseem
    Data is crucial for your business—it helps with decisions and growth. But sometimes, it’s stuck in different places and hard to use. Implementing an ETL Pipeline is like sharpening that blurry map and fixing the broken compass—it turns frustration into clarity!  But there’s good news! An ETL pipeline can help.
  • The new era of data handling: Tools that transform business strategies
    April 10, 2024
    by Ovais Naseem
    Data Automation Tools play a crucial role in transforming how businesses handle data. They offer advanced functionalities that streamline data management processes, enabling organizations to enhance efficiency and accuracy. By automating tasks such as data entry, validation, and analysis, these tools reduce manual intervention and minimize the risk of errors.
  • DSC Weekly 9 April 2024
    April 9, 2024
    by Scott Thompson
    Read more of the top articles from the Data Science Central community.