Where there's data, there are databases; and where there are databases, there is Standard Query Language (SQL). In a nutshell, SQL is a standardized method used for collecting specific data out of a massive database. Did we lose you yet?
To better explain it in a way that won't make your head spin, here's the ELI5 version: Let's say Siri is a database.
Rela (热拉), a popular dating app for gay and queer women, has exposed millions of user profiles and private data because a server wasn’t protected with a password.
Rela disappeared from app stores in May 2017 after it was reportedly shut down by Chinese regulators, though the government never confirmed it took action. But the app returned a year later, according to its app store listing, on a different cloud provider.
Entrepreneur First (EF), the company builder and “talent first” investor, held its eleventh Demo Day in London this afternoon. The event included newly formed startups from EF’s London, Berlin and Paris cohorts, and represented a showcase of the investor’s now pan-European reach.
Once again, the pitches took place in front of a near-overcapacity crowd at King’s Place in London’s King Cross area, and this time around saw a 29 startups pitch their wares to investors, press and other actors in the European tech scene.
One of the most popular conferences for IT leaders is the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. This year’s event will be all about data management, analytics, AI and disruptive technologies.
Informatica added a bevy of new tools to its cloud enterprise data management platform including connectors to Snowflake.
Forbes contributor Kalev Leetaru recently wrote a fantastic article about the intersection of big data and website hosting. Leetaru notes that big data and cloud technology have led to the evolution of web hosting services. Cloud technology is changing the logistics of many traditional hosting plans. WordPress hosting is a prime example.
How Big Data is Changing the Future of WordPress
Since hosting plans directly impact websites’ profits, choosing between shared vs WordPress hosting is a crucial decision.
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality could fundamentally change the way we interact with and interpret data.
Marketing analytics is an increasingly complex business. It’s meant to collect as much information as possible across multiple channels from multiple tools and provide marketers with as complete a picture of their customers and their experience in dealing with you as possible. Perhaps not coincidentally, Adobe, which is holding its Adobe Summit this week in Las Vegas, and Salesforce both made Customer Data Platform (CDP) announcements this week.
It’s been just over a year since Google announced its $300 million News Initiative, which included funding for independent journalism efforts along with products developed by Google.
One of those products was News Consumer Insights, which has been used by publishers like BuzzFeed, Business Insider and Conde Nast. It takes data already collected through Google Analytics and makes it more useful for publishers, particularly when it comes to understanding different audience segments and whether they’re likely to become paying subscribers.
Big data is helping online entrepreneurs address some of the most pressing obstacles that they have faced for years. Marketers have utilized deep learning technology to get a better understanding of their customers, so they can refine their creative and targeting strategies. However, there are less obvious applications of big data that are equally important. One example is the application of big data to expedite website loading times.