Oracle launches Cloud Infrastructure Data Science Service

ZDNet: | February 12, 2020

Oracle launches Cloud Infrastructure Data Science Service
Oracle on Wednesday announced the launch of the new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Science Service, a native service on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) that's designed to let teams of data scientists collaborate on the development, deployment and maintenance of machine learning models. As Oracle grows the footprint of its "second generation" cloud, the new service aims to leapfrog the services other public cloud vendors offer for data scientists -- and the problems that come with typical data scientist workflows. "One of the traditional problems in data science, and I think it's still what you see typically in almost all organizations, is that [data scientists] are really working in silos, working in isolation," Greg Pavlik, Oracle's SVP for product development, Data and AI services, told ZDNet.

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Axa was the first insurance company in the world. Today, the company is active in all business areas related to insurance worldwide. In Belgium, Axa is the main player in the property and casualty industry and the third player in the life and savings industry. While being one of the premier players in the insurance industry, the insurer experienced difficulties in adjusting to today’s digital revolution. Giovanni D’Aniello, IT Director Insurances at Axa Belgium explains: “There was a need for an internal IT modernization. We took a journey with IBM as a partner in increasing the overall flexibility of the business – the way we accept new customers but also the way we handle the price proposal towards a customer”.

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Axa was the first insurance company in the world. Today, the company is active in all business areas related to insurance worldwide. In Belgium, Axa is the main player in the property and casualty industry and the third player in the life and savings industry. While being one of the premier players in the insurance industry, the insurer experienced difficulties in adjusting to today’s digital revolution. Giovanni D’Aniello, IT Director Insurances at Axa Belgium explains: “There was a need for an internal IT modernization. We took a journey with IBM as a partner in increasing the overall flexibility of the business – the way we accept new customers but also the way we handle the price proposal towards a customer”.

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