Q&A with our Tech Experts

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Ilan Paretsky

Chief Marketing Officer at Ericom Software

Ilan Paretsky is Chief Marketing Officer at Ericom Software and is responsible for the global marketing activities of the company. Prior to joining Ericom in 2005, Mr. Paretsky held various leadership positions in marketing, business development, project management, and software development in the global software and telecom industries.

Nati Shalom

Founder and CTO at Cloudify

Nati Shalom is the founder and CTO of Cloudify, a serial entrepreneur and thought leader in open-source, multi-cloud orchestration, network virtualization, DevOps and more. Nati has received multiple recognitions from publications such as The CIO Magazine and YCombinator and is one of the leaders of Cloud Native and DevOps Israel groups. Nati is also a frequent presenter at industry conferences.

Michael Berthold

Founder and CEO of KNIME

Michael Berthold is CEO and co-founder at KNIME, an open source data analytics company. He has more than 25 years of experience in data science, working in academia, most recently as a full professor at Konstanz University (Germany) and previously at University of California (Berkeley) and Carnegie Mellon, and in industry at Intel’s Neural Network Group, Utopy, and Tripos. Michael has published extensively on data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Follow Michael on Twitter, LinkedIn and the KNIME blog.

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The difference between a composite key, a foreign key and a primary key is a good illustration of the complex and byzantine nature of relational database standards that make database administration...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
At first glance, the deployment of data science seems trivial: just run it on the production server! Closer examination reveals that what was built during data science creation is not what is being...
Answered by: Michael Berthold
Founder and CEO of KNIME
Companies may want to start thinking about the benefits of improved employee mobility and employee satisfaction when implementing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy.The modern workplace is...
Answered by: Anish Patel
Vice President, Emerging Technologies
One could argue that the value of good big data management is more important to the business during times of uncertainty than compared to when times are great.Sound decisions are even more critical...
Answered by: Craig Kelly
VP of Analytics at Syntax
The biggest uses of Structured Query Language (SQL) today have to do with using a long-established conventional language for relational database with newly emerging enterprise IT environments, like...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
Business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) are mistakenly used interchangeably, when in reality they are two separate solutions.For the purpose of this Q&A however, the assumption will...
Answered by: Anish Patel
Vice President, Emerging Technologies
As you consider your move, I recommend spending time looking at a few key areas and dig deeper into what interests you.Each role is different yet works in different areas ranging from customer-facing...
Answered by: Joel Hoffman
Director of IT and Facilities at TBI Inc.
In a nutshell, business continuity is the ability of an organization to maintain essential functions during and/or after a service disruption, such as hardware failure, loss of power, and natural...
Answered by: Anish Patel
Vice President, Emerging Technologies
In computer programming, a function is a series of instructions and computational steps provided to carry out a certain task.These instruction constitute a unit which can be used in any part of the...
Answered by: Claudio Buttice
Data Analyst, Contributor
SQL injection, along with the related manipulation of query strings, is widely cited as one of the most popular ways of hacking into a network or system that utilizes the conventional relational...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
Peer-to-peer (P2P) content distribution is a highly distributed computing model that leverages unused available compute and storage capacity on the endpoint devices to store and share content without...
Answered by: Doug Kennedy
Chief Growth Officer at Adaptiva
Peer-to-peer (P2P) content distribution is a model that allows the distribution of files, videos, software or other applicationsThe Peer-to-Peer method entails the distribution of files and...
Answered by: Claudio Buttice
Data Analyst, Contributor
The purpose of business intelligence (BI) is to collect and analyze large amounts of noisy business data and make it coherent and structured enough to be used in decision-making. Artificial...
Answered by: Claudio Buttice
Data Analyst, Contributor
A bidirectional neural interface is a device that is implanted in a biologic nervous system so that it is able to send and receive inputs and instructions.In other words, instead of just having a...
Answered by: Claudio Buttice
Data Analyst, Contributor
Companies face an array of serious challenges in management reporting, which is essentially a broad-spectrum approach to providing information to levels of management in order to drive business...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
In 2019, the public cloud computing market is set to reach $258 billion (USD). Amazon Web Services(AWS) is dominating this industry with a 32% share. Its competitors are lagging behind, with just 16...
Answered by: Claudio Buttice
Data Analyst, Contributor
The idea of applying the Internet of Things (IoT) to business intelligence (BI) is now becoming a mainstream part of corporate strategy. IoT has taken off over the past few years, and the BI industry...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
The answer to the question is a resounding YES. There can absolutely be too much data in a big data project.There are numerous ways in which this can happen, and various reasons why professionals...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
Machine learning professionals use structured prediction in a whole multitude of ways, typically by applying some form of machine learning technique to a particular goal or problem that can benefit...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
There are a number of ways to talk about why a confusion matrix is valuable in machine learning (ML) – but one of the simplest ways is to explain that the confusion matrix is a data...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
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