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Gilbane Advisor 7-27-22 — Databricks vs. Snowflake, Apple futures

Hello Reader:

This week we feature articles from Tony Baer, and the CB Insights team.

Additional reading comes from Loraine Lawson, James Vincent, Zhengpeng Li, Jiansheng Wu, Jiawei Miao & Xinmiao Yu, and Anil Tilbe.

News comes from Access Innovations, IBM, Squarespace, and Botminds.

👉 We don’t usually publish the newsletter in August, though we sometimes can’t resist a post or tweet or two. We will return to our weekly schedule in September. In the meantime, if you’ve missed any of the past 53 issues you can see them here; those, as well as all older issues can be found here.


Opinion / Analysis

Data chess game: Databricks vs. Snowflake

Tony Baer argues that MongoDB, Snowflake and Databricks are the hottest companies in position to own the enterprise cloud data platform market. In this post he focuses on the competition between Databricks and Snowflake in a useful comparison. In a follow-up post, not live yet as I write this, he will consider what more Databricks, MongoDB and Snowflake need to do to appeal to the broader enterprise. (6 min)

https://venturebeat.com/2022/07/25/data-chess-game-databricks-vs-snowflake-part-1/

Analyzing Apple’s growth strategy

From digital health to AI, we look at where Apple is acquiring, investing, and partnering. Discover the Apple strategy map.

The CB Insights team does such a great job of content marketing that I’ve been following them for years without becoming a client. I mean this as a compliment — they are smart, funny, generous with free research, and have grown quickly as a result. Oh, and they don’t pay me either. (6 min)

https://www.cbinsights.com/research/apple-strategy-map-investments-partnerships-acquisitions/

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Content technology news

Data Harmony suite Recommender released

To improve article and content searches with semantic fingerprinting; automatically displays items with the same semantic fingerprint nearby.
https://gilbane.com/2022/07/data-harmony-suite-recommender-released/

The release of Deep Search for Scientific Discovery (DS4SD), is an open-source toolkit for scientific research and businesses.
https://gilbane.com/2022/07/ibm-research-open-sources-toolkit-for-deep-search/

Squarespace launches Fluid Engine

Their next generation website design system makes it possible for beginners or pros to achieve professional designs for mobile and websites.
https://gilbane.com/2022/07/squarespace-launches-fluid-engine/

Botminds Document AI now available in Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Botminds provides AI-powered solutions that read and understand documents, a search engine, document analytics, and document-based process automation.
https://gilbane.com/2022/07/botminds-document-ai-now-available-in-microsoft-azure-marketplace/

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Gilbane Advisor 7-20-22 — BERTopic, Python NLP libraries

Hello Reader:

This week we feature articles from Moez Ali, and Dan Robinson.

Additional reading comes from Ingrid Lunden, Michael Eisenstein, and Denise-Marie Ordway.

News comes from Netlify, Intrep-ID, Sitecore, Kentico, and Elastic.

Reminder: If you’ve missed any recent issues you can see them here.


Opinion / Analysis

Is LDA topic modeling dead?

If you’re a topic modeling geek you’ll want to check out Dan Robinson’s deep dive on how BERTopic addresses a couple of the important limitations of LDA. (14 min)

https://towardsdatascience.com/is-lda-topic-modeling-dead-9543c18488fa

Natural language processing (NLP) Python libraries in 2022

Python has a growing ecosystem of open-source NLP libraries. This article lists down some of the really useful NLP libraries in Python in no particular order.

Moez Ali suggests the current top Python libraries are: Hugging Face Transformers, NLTK, spaCy, Gensim, and Flair. (4 min)

https://moez-62905.medium.com/top-natural-language-processing-nlp-python-libraries-in-2022-c8f77b56e442

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Content technology news

Introduction to Intrepids

A way to manage personal data. Individuals can manage and reuse their data efficiently while enhancing data privacy, and increasing data control.
https://gilbane.com/2022/07/introduction-to-intrepids/

Sitecore releases Experience Manager Cloud (XM Cloud)

They have transitioned the core CMS solution including personalization and the content authoring experience, to a modern cloud architecture.
https://gilbane.com/2022/07/sitecore-releases-experience-manager-cloud-xm-cloud/

Netlify announces investments for the Jamstack Innovation Fund

To support early-stage companies that are driving forward the modern web by arming developer teams with Jamstack-based tooling and practices.
https://gilbane.com/2022/07/netlify-announces-investments-for-the-jamstack-innovation-fund/

Kentico to focus on CMS & DXP

Raised an investment of $40 million from Expedition Growth Capital and became a standalone enterprise. Kontent.ai is now a separate company.
https://gilbane.com/2022/07/kentico-to-focus-on-cms-dxp/

Elastic enhances cross-cluster search and replication

Enables users to search across multiple clusters and visualize data in one view, and replicate data between clusters regardless of physical location.
https://gilbane.com/2022/07/elastic-enhances-cross-cluster-search-and-replication/

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Gilbane Advisor 7-13-22 — The Datasaurus, harmful enough?

This week we feature articles from Fabio Chiusano, and Jeff Jarvis.

Additional reading comes from Ivo Velitchkov & George Anadiotis, Siyuan Zhou, and Tanushree Shenwai.

News comes from Ontotext, Acquia, W3C, DataStax, and BigCommerce.

Reminder: If you’ve missed any recent issues you can see them here.


Opinion / Analysis

Are summary statistics enough when analyzing data?

Not really. Fabio Chiusano provides a fun and useful reminder why. (3 min).

https://medium.com/nlplanet/are-summary-statistics-enough-when-analyzing-data-4f3af59e3e7

How harmful is it?

As the UK gets ready to regulate harmful (including legal but harmful) speech online, the appointed regulator, Ofcom, released its annual survey of users. It’s informative to see just how concerned UK citizens seem to be about the internet… Not terribly.

Jeff Jarvis takes a critical look. (6 min).

https://medium.com/whither-news/how-harmful-is-it-dddcb5c63588

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Content technology news

Ontotext releases GraphDB 10

Includes smarter cluster architecture for better resilience, reduced infrastructure costs, faster graph analytics and enhanced search integration.
https://gilbane.com/2022/06/ontotext-releases-graphdb-10/

Acquia adds data subject deletion requests to Acquia CDP

To help organizations using Acquia Customer Data Platform (CDP) to comply with data subject requests and privacy laws in general.
https://gilbane.com/2022/06/acquia-adds-data-subject-deletion-requests-to-acquia-cdp/

W3C to become a public-interest non-profit organization

By incorporating, W3C is replacing its original Hosted model while preserving and boosting its open web standards developing work.
https://gilbane.com/2022/06/w3c-to-become-a-public-interest-non-profit-organization/

DataStax’s Astra Streaming now supports for Kafka and RabbitMQ

A managed messaging and event streaming service built on Apache Pulsar, with built-in API support for Kafka, RabbitMQ and Java Message Service (JMS).
https://gilbane.com/2022/06/datastaxs-astra-streaming-now-supports-for-kafka-and-rabbitmq/

BigCommerce expands in Europe and South America

With the localized tech and agency partner ecosystem, BigCommerce will enable merchants to build and scale their online businesses.
https://gilbane.com/2022/07/bigcommerce-expands-in-europe-and-south-america/

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Gilbane Advisor 6-29-22 — invisible XML, invisible misinformation

This week we feature articles from Kurt Cagle, and Alberto Romero.

Additional reading comes from Elizabeth Gibney, Jason Cohen, and Melissa Heikkilä & Will Douglas Heaven.

News comes from Tellius, Sinequa, TransPerfect & Acrolinx, and the Content Authenticity Initiative.

Note: We’re taking next week off, so our next issue will be on July 13.

Reminder: If you’ve missed any recent issues you can see them here.


Opinion / Analysis

The second coming of XML

When XML was first introduced, the W3C XML Working Group took a very unusual step: They created a language for transformations. This effort is now leading to a re-emergence of XML as the need for mapping between data representations becomes more and more pressing.

Kurt Cagle explains why this is the case. You don’t have to be a developer to understand the code samples, but even if you skip over them you should still see why he is right. (8 min, or 6 min if you skip over the code).

https://www.datasciencecentral.com/the-second-coming-of-xml/

AI has an invisible misinformation problem

Perhaps obvious, but Alberto Romero highly recommends reading until the end, and you should. (7 min).

https://thealgorithmicbridge.substack.com/p/ai-has-an-invisible-misinformation

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Content technology news

Tellius and Databricks partner to democratize data analysis

Customers get the ability to run Tellius natural language search queries and automated insights directly on Databricks’ Lakehouse Platform.
https://gilbane.com/2022/06/tellius-and-databricks-partner-to-democratize-data-analysis/

Sinequa adds neural search to Search Cloud

As an optional capability of Sinequa’s Enterpise Search Cloud platform, Neural Search uses four pre-trained deep learning language models.
https://gilbane.com/2022/06/sinequa-adds-neural-search-to-search-cloud/

TransPerfect GlobalLink CCMS upgrades Acrolinx Connector for Astoria

Astoria is an SaaS platform for building, managing, and publishing XML content, and Acrolinx is a platform for content quality optimization.
https://gilbane.com/2022/06/transperfect-globallink-ccms-upgrades-acrolinx-connector-for-astoria/

CAI releases digital content provenance tools

Enables developers to integrate digital content provenance across web, desktop, or mobile projects with the C2PA technical specification.
https://gilbane.com/2022/06/cai-releases-digital-content-provenance-tools/

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Gilbane Advisor 6-22-22 — Relational KGs, performance reasoning

This week we feature articles from Victor Morgante, and Stephen Marche.

Additional reading comes from Kathrin Blagec, Adriano Barbosa-Silva, Simon Ott & Matthias Samwald, Ethan Batraski, and Fabio Chiusano.

News comes from Adobe, Canto, Umbraco, and Snowflake.

Reminder: If you’ve missed any recent issues you can see them here.


Opinion / Analysis

What is a relational knowledge graph?

We recently pointed to a high-level description of relational knowledge graphs based on a presentation by Bob Muglia. Victor Morgante, a practitioner and business analyst, provides broader context and a more detailed explanation, including an illustration of “an actual schema variously morphing between a classical relational view (Entity Relationship Diagram) and a graph view (Property Graph Schema)”. (7 min).

https://towardsdatascience.com/what-is-a-relational-knowledge-graph-bb747b27ff3f

Machine sentience is overrated

LaMDA is no more conscious than a pocket calculator. …the fantasy of machine sentience has once again been allowed to dominate the artificial-intelligence conversation when much stranger and richer, and more potentially dangerous and beautiful, developments are under way.

Stephen Marche after speaking with engineers working on Google’s latest and far more powerful language model, PaLM. PaLM, can “perform reasoning” to answer a math problem only with “chain-of-thought prompting”, but the engineers don’t know how or why. (6 min).

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2022/06/google-palm-ai-artificial-consciousness/661329/

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Content technology news

Adobe announces new Adobe Analytics services

Adobe Analytics delivering a single workspace for brands to unify data and insights across all media types including streaming.
https://gilbane.com/2022/06/adobe-announces-new-adobe-analytics-services/

Canto unveils Media Delivery Cloud

Enables customers to directly connect images from their Canto library to their website, e-commerce platform and other content distribution platforms.
https://gilbane.com/2022/06/canto-unveils-media-delivery-cloud/

Snowflake launches Unistore

New workload expands capabilities and delivers a modern approach to manage transactional and analytical data together in a single platform.
https://gilbane.com/2022/06/snowflake-launches-unistore/

Umbraco teams with Microsoft

Umbraco Teams with Microsoft to Extend Composable DXP-based Content Management Systems Through Azure Marketplace.
https://gilbane.com/2022/06/umbraco-teams-with-microsoft/

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Gilbane Advisor 6-15-22 — LinkBERT, VALHALLA, text networks

This week we feature articles from Lauren Hinkel, and Michihiro Yasunaga, Jure Leskovec, & Percy Liang.

Additional reading comes from Antoine Craske, Petr Korab, and Ben Lorica & Kenn So.

News comes from Crafter, Siteimprove, MongoDB, and Foxit.

Reminder: If you’ve missed any recent issues you can see them here.


Opinion / Analysis

LinkBERT: improving language model training with document link

A challenge with most common LM pretraining strategies is that they model a single document at a time. That is, one would split a text corpus into a list of documents and draw training instances for LMs from each document independently. Treating each document independently may pose limitations because documents often have rich dependencies with each other… Models that train without these dependencies may fail to capture knowledge or facts that are spread across multiple documents.

Michihiro Yasunaga, Jure Leskovec, & Percy Liang describe LinkBERT, a pretaining method that builds a graph of multiple documents with link information to address this limitation. Links to the paper and code are included. (9 min).

http://ai.stanford.edu/blog/linkbert/

Hallucinating to better text translation

Moving from Stanford to MIT and UC San Diego… Lauren Hinkel describes another machine learning enhancement method focused on improving language translation by using a transformer that “hallucinates” an image based on text that is then used for multimodal translation. (4 min).

https://news.mit.edu/2022/hallucinating-better-text-translation-0606

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Content technology news

CrafterCMS releases version 4.0S

Includes new content management and authoring capabilities that enable composability of all types of content-rich digital experiences.
https://gilbane.com/2022/06/craftercms-releases-version-4-0/

MongoDB unveils vision for a developer data platform

Providing development teams with a wider set of use cases, servicing more of the data lifecycle, optimizing for modern architectures…
https://gilbane.com/2022/06/mongodb-unveils-vision-for-a-developer-data-platform/

Siteimprove launches Prepublish

Siteimprove Prepublish technology to make it easier for marketing departments to optimize content within their DXP or CMS.
https://gilbane.com/2022/06/siteimprove-launches-prepublish/

Foxit integrates PDF Editor with Microsoft Teams and Office 365

Teams and Office 365 Integration to allow delivery of PDF documents with increased speed and collaboration.
https://gilbane.com/2022/06/foxit-integrates-pdf-editor-with-microsoft-teams-and-office-365/

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Gilbane Advisor 6-8-22 — knowledge graphs and graphics, CSS 2022

This week we feature a paper by Michael E. Deagen, Jamie P. McCusker, Tolulomo Fateye, Samuel Stouffer, L. Cate Brinson, Deborah L. McGuinness & Linda S. Schadler, and an article by Adam Argyle.

Additional reading comes from Maria Stasimioti, Jon Udell, and Colin Morris.

News comes from Stardog, Algolia, MariaDB & MindsDB, and Access Innovations & SiteFusion.


Opinion / Analysis

FAIR and interactive data graphics from a scientific knowledge graph

Very interesting paper. H/T: @storyneedle (22 min)

Graph databases capture richly linked domain knowledge by integrating heterogeneous data and metadata into a unified representation. Here, we present the use of bespoke, interactive data graphics (bar charts, scatter plots, etc.) for visual exploration of a knowledge graph. By modeling a chart as a set of metadata that describes semantic context (SPARQL query) separately from visual context (Vega-Lite specification), we leverage the high-level, declarative nature of the SPARQL and Vega-Lite grammars to concisely specify web-based, interactive data graphics synchronized to a knowledge graph.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41597-022-01352-z

State of CSS 2022

Browser developers have been working together to reduce incompatibilities that drive web developers, as well as marketers, crazy. Adam Argyle reports on progress made and what is coming. His article is a text version of his presentation at Google IO 2022, which you can also watch. A good resource. (29 min – but handy TOC links to each feature).

https://web.dev/state-of-css-2022/

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Content technology news

Stardog updates enterprise knowledge graph platform

Stardog 8.0’s new capabilities eliminate the need for specialized skills when querying a reusable, flexible semantic data layer.
https://gilbane.com/2022/06/stardog-updates-enterprise-knowledge-graph-platform/

Access Innovations and SiteFusion ProConsult to deliver content management solutions

SiteFusion’s content management system for publishers will leverage the taxonomy management and semantic metadata enrichment capabilities of Data Harmony.
https://gilbane.com/2022/06/access-innovations-and-sitefusion-proconsult-to-deliver-content-management-solutions/

Algolia launches additional AI models in Algolia Recommend

Coupled with Algolia’s indexing capabilities, customers are able to immediately put relevant and up to date content into motion for end-users.
https://gilbane.com/2022/06/algolia-launches-additional-ai-models-in-algolia-recommend/

MariaDB and MindsDB collaborate on machine learning

Collaboration focus to make in-database machine learning predictions more accessible to all business users with MariaDB SkySQL.
https://gilbane.com/2022/05/mariadb-and-mindsdb-collaborate-on-machine-learning/

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Gilbane Advisor 6-1-22 — Markup, data mesh, n-grams

This week we feature an article from Michael Andrews.

Additional reading comes from Piethein Strengholt, Cade Metz, and Petr Korab.

News comes from Ontotext, Contentstack, Syncro Soft, SimInsights, and Deepnote.


Opinion / Analysis

Your markup is showing

“Markup is supposed to make content better. So why does it frequently make content worse?” Michael Andrews reminds us that even simple markup, such as Markdown, needs to be used carefully and comes with a cognitive cost. He also provides some all to familiar examples of markup mistakes that authors dread and publishers would prefer to avoid. (5 min)

https://storyneedle.com/your-markup-is-showing/

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Content technology news

Ontotext gets growth funding to meet demand for graph technology

Ontotext will accelerate its international expansion and go-to-market operations, focusing on the US market.
https://gilbane.com/2022/05/ontotext-gets-growth-funding-to-meet-demand-for-graph-technology/

SimInsights launches no-code XR authoring platform

HyperSkill authoring with block-based coding 3D simulation software for virtual and augmented reality and AI powered training.
https://gilbane.com/2022/05/siminsights-launches-no-code-xr-authoring-platform/

Contentstack launches no-code Automation Hub

Automation Hub addresses the technical complexity and operational challenges that composable architectures can introduce.
https://gilbane.com/2022/05/contentstack-launches-no-code-automation-hub/

Deepnote data notebook comes out of beta

Deepnote is a new data science notebook for data teams to improve collaboration, modern data stack integration, and productivity.
https://gilbane.com/2022/05/deepnote-data-notebook-comes-out-of-beta/

Syncro Soft releases Oxygen Content Fusion version 5.0

The collaboration platform is designed to improve any documentation review process. New features include a new Search side-view, UI updates…
https://gilbane.com/2022/05/syncro-soft-releases-oxygen-content-fusion-version-5-0/

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