Why Python is the real programming language of data science, not R

There is significantly less job demand for data engineers proficient in R than those proficient in Python, according to a Cloud Academy report.

SAP ups its information management game

SAP is announcing several enhancements to its Enterprise Information Management portfolio. Master data management (MDM) along with data quality, integration and preparation are in the spotlight. SAP Data Services, Data Hub and HANA figure prominently as well.

Industries must adopt ethics along with technology

A recent New York Times investigation into how smartphone-resident apps collect location data exposes why it’s important for the industry to admit that the ethics of individuals who code and commercialize technology is as important as the technology’s code itself.

Can’t find data scientists? Don’t worry about it

New study says five factors are democratizing data science, potentially easing the talent shortage.

Tableau Software Releases New Wave of Integrations

Tableau Software is releasing new product integrations with industry leading technology providers, from mapping to data cataloging, that extend Tableau’s powerful analytics capabilities to better fit customers’ needs.

SAP S/4HANA real-time analytics best for tactical decisions

Experts say the built-in tool is fine for operational decisions when running S/4HANA business processes, but not for sophisticated strategic planning and predictive analytics.

Europe is drawing fresh battle lines around the ethics of big data

First GDPR fines coming this year is just the start, says data protection supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli
You might believe that little of substance has changed for big tech’s data-hungry smooth operators since then — beyond firing out a wave of privacy policy update spam, and putting up a fresh cluster of consent pop-ups that are just as aggressively keen for your data.

Cloudera and Hortonworks: Prodigal sons reunite

The two foundational Hadoop companies announce their intention to merge. Is it a whole greater than the sum of parts, or a shotgun wedding? And what’s the combined company going to be called?

Cisco, SAP team up to ease cloud, container integration, management

Cisco’s Container Platform will work with SAP’s Data Hub to integrate large data sets that may be in public clouds such as Amazon Web Services, Hadoop, Microsoft or Google.

Adobe, Microsoft and SAP announce the Open Data Initiative

On Monday this week, the CEOs of Adobe, Microsoft and SAP introduced the Open Data Initiative at the Microsoft Ignite conference. Together, the three partners are aiming to reimagine customer experience management (CXM) by empowering companies to derive more value from their data and deliver good customer experiences in real-time.