Developing high-quality software can quickly devolve into a chaotic, unproductive mess without the proper processes and frameworks in place. Organizations require not only the right coding tools but also effective testing and deployment solutions to ensure the highest quality software is what hits the market. The proliferation of generative AI, open-source technologies and low-code/no-code tools can streamline and enhance developer tasks but only if they are applied as part of a bigger strategy that empowers developers to innovate more efficiently. Tune into the Software Development Methodologies summit to hear leading experts share the latest development tools and trends to smooth over and enhance what quickly becomes a complicated process.
Sustainable IT is the backbone of the green economy. As businesses become increasingly reliant on artificial intelligence and other resource-intensive technologies, actionable measures need to be taken to reduce the environmental and social impact of technological innovation. Tune into the upcoming Achieving IT Sustainability Goals summit to hear leading experts discuss strategies for tracking carbon emissions metrics, enhancing direct current energy efficiency, optimizing data usage, and other methods to help design a sustainable IT strategy that delivers tangible results.
Digital twins, interoperability and FAIR model-driven development February 5, 2024 by Alan Morrison In July 2023, Teresa Tung, managing director and cloud-first chief technologist at Accenture, gave a Factory of the Future talk at the Databricks Data + AI Summit on digital twins, knowledge graphs, and generative AI for warehouse automation. Two points she made that resonated with me: 1) Digital twins are for end-to-end automation, and 2) a knowledge graph in the mix can be “a twin of twins” that provides the semantic layer, the meaning and the means of interoperability between all the twins so that the system as a whole can deliver cohesive insight for overall optimization and other decision making.
Your AI Journey: Start Small AND Strategic – Part 1 February 3, 2024 by Bill Schmarzo Avoid the AI siren song. Avoid the advice that leads you to believe an artificial intelligence (AI) project is just like any other IT project and that the approach you used for your ERP / MRP / BFA / CRM implementations will work here. Be cautious of the “start small” advice.
Better LLMs with Shorter Embeddings: Part 3 January 31, 2024 by Vincent Granville In this article, I discuss some secret sauce to further reduce the size of the token database by several orders of magnitude. This makes scalability a lot easier and much less costly. Finally, a key to success is fast search, for instance ANN vector search. Here, ANN stands for approximate nearest neighbors. I explain how to adapt fast search to my slightly unusual architecture.
How to Enhance Data Quality in Your Data Pipeline February 6, 2024 by Ovais Naseem In the data-driven world of modern business, the quality of data flowing through your pipelines is just as critical as the data itself. High-quality data is the lifeblood of insightful analytics and informed decision-making.
5 trends & advances that are set to define cloud security in 2024 February 5, 2024 by Rob Turner Let’s dive into the cloud, but not just any cloud—the cloud of the future, specifically the realm of cloud security in 2024. We’re not just talking about your everyday, run-of-the-mill updates here. We’re looking at the big players, the game changers, the trends that are going to set the stage for how we protect our digital skies. So, grab your virtual umbrella (or shield, for that matter), and let’s explore these five trends set to redefine cloud security in 2024.
Building robust API: step-by-step guide February 3, 2024 by Ovais Naseem In the realm of modern software development, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) stand as the backbone of data engineering, facilitating seamless data exchange and integration. As an expert in data engineering, big data, and file formats, I understand the pivotal role APIs play in today’s technological landscape.
What data scientists overlook when it comes to knowledge graphs February 1, 2024 by Alan Morrison The good news is that the data science community is taking more of an interest in knowledge graphs lately. But unsurprisingly, some data science folks exploring graphs themselves are barely scratching the surface of knowledge graph potential.