AWS Hopes Macie Machine Learning Tool Will Stem Cloud Data Loss


Amazon has unveiled a machine learning-based tool aimed at securing sensitive data held in the cloud, after a number of high-profile data leaks involving customers of Amazon Web Services (AWS). Macie, a fully managed service, scans users' data repositories for sensitive data including personal information or intellectual property and uses machine learning to establish a baseline for how it's typically accessed. "By using machine learning to understand the content and user behaviour of each organisation, Amazon Macie can cut through huge volumes of data with better visibility and more accurate alerts," stated AWS chief information security officer Stephen Schmidt. A third announcement is AWS Migration Hub, which brings together a number of migration systems introduced in recent years, including AWS Application Discovery Service, Server Migration Services and AWS Database Migration Service.

Machine Learning For Virtual Machine Migration Plan Generation


The present disclosure relates to management of virtual machines and, more specifically, using machine learning for virtual machine migration plan generation. The computer readable instructions includes determining an initial mapping of a plurality of virtual machines to a plurality of hosts as an origin state and determining a final mapping of the virtual machines to the hosts as a goal state. The virtual machine migration plan is generated based on the heuristic state transition cost of the candidate paths in combination with the heuristic goal cost of a sequence of transitions from the origin state to the goal state having a lowest total cost. One or more candidate parallel migration plans are generated based on the parallelism gates in combination with serial migrations from the virtual machine migration plan.

Artificial Intelligence Making a Significant Impact - DZone AI


One way in which this can be dealt with is to have a mobile strategy that offers security to all employees' devices. One of the most visible trends is the increasing migrations of large data to Cloud. Additionally, artificial intelligence will benefit the financial services sector the most, as they are dealing with large amounts of data that needs to be analyzed for customer behavior or fraud. It may also impact in the areas of talent sourcing, skills development and training, organizational structure, analytical methodologies, analytical tools, data acquisition and monetization, algorithm acquisition/creation, analytical modeling, analytical model training and maintenance, and process adaptation.

EU Steps up Legal Cases Against East European States Over Migration

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In so-called "reasoned opinions", the Commission has now sent a formal request to these countries to apply EU rules, to which they have one month to respond. Should the Commission not find the answers satisfactory, it can take the countries to court.

Technology, jobs, and the future of work


There is growing polarization of labor-market opportunities between high- and low-skill jobs, unemployment and underemployment especially among young people, stagnating incomes for a large proportion of households, and income inequality. Challenges in labor markets are growing, household incomes in advanced economies have been stagnating, and there are increasing skill gaps among workers. The decline is due in part to the growth of corporate profits as a share of national income, rising capital returns to technology investments, lower returns to labor from increased trade, rising rent incomes from home ownership, and increased depreciation on capital. In a McKinsey survey of young people and employers in nine countries, 40 percent of employers said lack of skills was the main reason for entry-level job vacancies.

Self-Learning Cyber Defense: An Immune System To Detect Emerging Threats


Database-as-a-service offers multiple potential benefits, including lower database licensing and infrastructure costs, faster time to application development, and reduced administration overheads. These benefits are most likely to be experienced by database administrators and architects, although senior decision-makers and business users also stand to gain from having on-demand access to database services, rather than waiting for databases to be configured and deployed on dedicated physical or virtual server infrastructure. While 451 Research anticipates growing adoption of database-as-a-service (DBaaS), adoption is currently nascent compared with other cloud services, as enterprises look to make the most of their investments in on-premises database deployments, and also to identify the most appropriate workloads for transition or migration to DBaaS. This webinar explores the factors shaping those adoption trends, including the potential benefits and challenges to DBaaS adoption, the economics of the cloud as they relate to database workloads, and adoption lifecycles.

Evernote moves its infrastructure to Google Cloud Platform


Evernote is moving its entire infrastructure from its own servers and networks to Google Cloud Platform, the company announced Tuesday. Using Google Cloud Platform will bring "significant improvements in performance, security, efficiency, and scalability," McCormack said. One of the specific benefits for Evernote, he noted, will be access to Google's deep-learning technologies that power services like translation, photo management, and voice search. After the migration, Evernote said it will maintain its "three laws of data protection," which dictate that a user's data is theirs, that it is protected, and that it is portable.

Qantas.com takes AWS route to the cloud


Qantas announced last year it was in the process of moving its website into Amazon Web Services' cloud platform as part of the company's next phase of shifting its workloads into the cloud. The journey for the airline giant started a year and a half ago when Qantas.com's technology stack -- server, operating system, database, application service, and content management system -- was either nearing end of support or was already out of support. "We were operating an important application for Qantas with lots of risk -- and that included potential risk to security vulnerabilities, and risk in terms of stability and resilience -- which could potentially mean an outage of Qantas.com, and that has a very big impact on our business because being the brand and face of Qantas, any outage of Qantas.com is brand damage to the company and also a potential revenue loss of as high as AU 1 million per hour," said Jessica Lin, manager of Qantas' applications for centre of excellence at the recent Amazon Web Services Summit in Sydney. Qantas also plans to move more applications into the cloud including big data for data mining purposes, and its flight planning application, which was used as a proof of concept during testing phase.

Data Science Learning Club Update


For anyone that hasn't yet joined the Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Data Science Learning Club, I thought I'd write up a summary of what we've been doing! Unfortunately, until I host them on a server where you can run the "live" version, you won't be able to see the interactive widgets (a slider and dynamic dropdowns), but you can see a video of the slider working here: Here's my final output for Activity 3, a Jupyter Notebook (with code hidden, and unfortunately interactive widgets disabled) with the Q&A about the hummingbird migration: Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Migration into North America Activity 4 was built as a catch-up week for those of us who were behind, but had some ideas of math concepts to learn for those who had time. We're currently working on Activity 5, our first machine learning activity where we're implementing Naive Bayes Classification. It's never too late to join the Data Science Learning Club!