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Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine-Learning Platforms

Data science and machine-learning platforms enable organizations to take an end-to-end approach to building and deploying data science models. This Magic Quadrant evaluates 16 vendors to help you identify the right one for your organization's needs.

This Magic Quadrant evaluates vendors of data science and machine-learning platforms. These are software products that data scientists use to help them develop and deploy their own data science and machine-learning solutions. More precisely, Gartner defines a data science and machine-learning platform as:

A cohesive software application that offers a mixture of basic building blocks essential both for creating many kinds of data science solution and incorporating such solutions into business processes, surrounding infrastructure and products.
Machine learning is a popular subset of data science that warrants specific attention when evaluating these platforms.

Cohesiveness is an important attribute of a data science and machine-learning…

"C" The Programming Language Of The Year

According to the February issue of SD Times. The “C” programming language has made a comeback. In fact it has been declared the “programming language of the year” by the TIOBE Index. It was reported last month that the general-purpose programming language and Kotlin were the top competitors for TIOBE’s 2017 award.

The TIOBE Index measures popularity of programming languages, and is updated once a month.
While C has held one of the top positions on the TIOBE Programming Community Index over the last several years, it has come a long way. In 2016, the index revealed that interest in C was plummeting as it struggled to compete against the web and mobile development world.

Despite all this, it is remarkable to see that C is getting more popular after a steep downward trend that started at the end of 2015. C had a rating of more than 17% at that time and lost more than 10% after that during the next 18 months. A possible reason for this revival is that C is very popular in the growing manu…

Becoming a Global IT Leader

According to the latest issue of CIO magazine, as organizations expand to new locations around the world, a growing number of IT leaders are finding themselves collaborating with colleagues, staff and business partners in places with drastically different personal, work and ethics practices. The following is a review of the main points of this excellent article:

"IT professionals must be prepared to drive innovation in today’s globally interconnected markets," says Sandra Smith, director of Brown University's IT Leadership Program. "To this end, they need transferable leadership skills effective across all markets, industry and cultures."

A successful global IT leader can come from any background, notes Doug Bordonaro, chief data evangelist at analytics developer ThoughtSpot, where he works with numerous Global 500 companies. Ultimately the most successful business people have three core traits: respect for foreign cultures, a skill that is in demand, and the …