Author Archives: Thomas W. Dinsmore

Cloudera Tumbles

Cloudera was a great place to work. I had lots of fun there, and Clouderans are the best people. So I’m genuinely sorry to see the company run into trouble. Last week, Cloudera delivered its first post-merger earnings report. A bloodbath ensued: Cloudera Inc. was swimming in downgrades on Thursday morning as analysts digested the company’s weak outlook as well

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AI/ML Roundup — April 1 2019

Four stories today: A new Big Data solution from Cloudera IBM Watson for workforce optimization Concerns about biased AI SAS embraces open source Let’s get right to it. Cloudera Announces Big Data Solution In a keynote speech at Strata Data, Cloudera Chief Strategy Officer Mike Olson introduced DataNV, a product that addresses the needs of CDOs who don’t have enough

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How to Write Good

Break rules. That is the first principle of good writing. Conventional style and predictable prose will bore your audience. There is no greater sin. You think I don’t know the difference between good and well, and this blog will be a train wreck. Or you think the headline is a joke, and this blog will be fun to read. Either way,

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Predictions for 2019

It’s that time of year again. Time to drive stakes in the ground about the year ahead. Looking Back First, a brief look back to see if last year’s predictions aged well. You can read them here. Recap below. My predictions come with a lifetime guarantee: if you are not completely satisfied with them, I will return to you, in cash, the

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