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DSC Weekly 20 February 2024


  • Data loss is an inescapable reality in the digital business world. Data backup techniques are conceptually simple, but implementing a robust disaster recovery plan that both protects data from cyberattacks and maintains business continuity during a breach can be difficult. Register for the free Advancing Data Backup Tools and Techniques summit to gain insights from leading experts on the future of data backup solutions to help design a disaster recovery plan that protects your most critical data and mitigates the effects of attacks when they do occur.
  • As cloud adoption has become the norm, cyber threats are a constant concern. Cloud detection and response (CDR) is growing in significance, serving as a vital means to monitor and remediate cloud security issues while safeguarding valuable assets. This new acronym in the detection and response category is designed to address cybersecurity threats and incidents that target cloud environments and support cloud-based tools. But as CDR is an emerging technology, security teams must understand it first. At the Best Practices for Cloud Detection and Response Summit, hear advice from industry leaders, experts and practitioners to help evaluate CDR products and create an implementation plan with confidence.

Top Stories

  • The extensive scope of knowledge graph use cases
    February 20, 2024
    by Alan Morrison
    February’s Enterprise Data Transformation Symposium, hosted by Semantic Arts, featured talks from two prominent members of pharma’s Pistoia Alliance: Martin Romacker of Roche and Ben Gardner of AstraZeneca.  It’s been evident for years now that the Pistoia Alliance, organized originally in 2008 by Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis for industry data sharing purposes, has been seeing benefits from its members’ efforts, particularly when it comes to learning from each others’ new best practices.
  • Transparency?  What the Heck is That!?
    February 18, 2024
    by Bill Schmarzo
    During Season 5 of Saturday Night Live, Steve Martin and Bill Murray performed a skit in which they comically pointed at something in the distance and asked, “What the hell is that…?” While the humor in the skit may have been somewhat obscure, their confusion accurately mirrors today’s confusion with the concept of “transparency.”
  • 30 Python Libraries that I Often Use
    February 17, 2024
    by Vincent Granville
    This list covers well-known as well as specialized libraries that I use rather frequently. Applications include GenAI, data animations, LLM, synthetic data generation and evaluation, ML optimization, scientific computing, statistics, web crawling, APIs, SQL, and more. I also mention my owns, and issues that I faced with standard libraries.


  • Custom Software Development for No-Code Tool Email Design
    February 20, 2024
    by Pritesh Patel
    The fast-paced digital world requires effective and user-friendly software solutions more than ever. Custom software development is changing business communication, especially email design. This blog explores the specialized but crucial field of-—the creation of no-code tools for email design. These tools represent the core of digital-age strategic marketing and communication, not just aesthetics.
  • The importance of cybersecurity at home and 5 tips to secure your network
    February 20, 2024
    by Jane Marsh
    Those working in technology, security and data know protecting critical infrastructure from cybersecurity threats is a non-negotiable aspect of a functioning, modern society. However, the same mentality must apply to households. They are just as vulnerable and deserve protection. What are advanced strategies to deter threat actors and maintain privacy and data integrity?
  • Decoding different types of databases: A comparison
    February 20, 2024
    by Ovais Naseem
    In the digital landscape, the backbone of any robust application or system resides in its database architecture. Choosing the appropriate database, considering the Relational vs. Non-Relational Databases debate, is pivotal for businesses in determining performance, scalability, and the ability to handle diverse data categories. However, choosing the right database can be really tricky.
  • Meet Sora, OpenAI’s impressive new video generation tool
    February 16, 2024
    by Scott Thompson
    OpenAI made waves in 2021 when they announced DALL-E, a text-to-image generative AI tool that gave select beta participants the ability to generate images in real time. The results were crude, visually distinct as AI-generated, and certainly needed more time. But despite the quality of the images, there were hopes that the model could be refined. For many, this first generation of DALL-E was like a toddler first making human figures.
  • DSC Weekly 13 February 2024
    February 13, 2024
    by Scott Thompson
    Read more of the top articles from the Data Science Central community.