Oracle Data Science efforts advance with new services

searchdatamanagement.techtarget.com | February 14, 2020

Oracle introduced new data services that expand the number of services available on its cloud platform.The marquee new service from the software giant is the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Science offering an evolved version of the DataScience.com platform that Oracle acquired in 2018.The Oracle Data Science service provides an automated workflow for machine learning and data analysis. Oracle is also launching a new data catalog service that helps users organize data for analysis. Another new capability is the Cloud SQL service that enables users query cloud data stores, while the Data Flow service enables users to run Apache Spark big data analysis as a service. Oracle made its name on database technology and remains to this day a preeminent leader in the space," Elman said. "With these services, it's leveraging this expertise with data management and offering its thousands of database customers a natural route to enabling data science initiatives without having to migrate data or learn new specialized tools.

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Piano | January 19, 2022

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HCL Technologies Adopts Intelligent Data Migration Platform from Syniti

HCL Technologies | May 10, 2022

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Tech Mahindra and Subex Partner to Drive Scale Adoption of Blockchain-based Solutions for Telecom Operators Globally

subex | November 05, 2020

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ThoughtSpot | June 15, 2022

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"Machine learning has quickly become the hot new tool in the big data ecosystem. Virtually every organization is looking to leverage machine learning and build deeper and richer predictive analytics into their applications.How does this work though, in practice? What are the challenges organizations run into as they look to move hundreds of models into production? How can theyThis session will focus on how leading practitioners have been able to scale their machine learning deployments in production with the MapR Converged Data Platform.

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