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Databricks Plotting IPO in 2021, Bloomberg Reports

Databricks, which runs a unified data platform in the cloud and is the driving force behind Apache Spark, is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO), possibly in the first half of 2021, according to a report in Bloomberg last week. Read more…

Domo Launches Election Tracker Comparing 2016, 2020 Polling Data

Earlier this year, business intelligence firm Domo nimbly responded to current events by launching the Domo Coronavirus Tracker, which continues to offer near-real time analytics on COVID-19 cases and deaths across the country and the world. Read more…

Qlik Continues Buying Spree with Blendr.io Deal

Qlik Technologies, the private equity-owned business intelligence software and visual analytics vendor, continued its acquisition spree with a deal for Blendr.io, a Belgian-based embedded platform services vendor.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read more…

Tibco Buys Data Pioneer Information Builders

Roughly a year-and-a-half after Information Builder Inc. founder Gerald Cohen stepped down as CEO, the privately-held business intelligence vendor has been acquired by Tibco Software Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

In announcing the deal on Thursday (Oct. Read more…

Splunk Makes a Whirlwind of News at .conf20

Splunk made a big splash today at its .conf20 virtual conference today, where it not only unveiled a dedicated machine learning environment for data scientists and unveiled a brand new suite Observability Suite, but it also announced its intentions to buy Rigor, a digital experience monitoring company, and expanded its partnership with Google. Read more…

The Biggest Reason Not to Go All In on Kubernetes

Kubernetes is hot. Everywhere you turn, you will see opinions about the container orchestration system from Google and why it will solve all your infrastructure problems – or at least, why you should take the time to learn it. Read more…

MongoDB Atlas Goes Multi-Cloud

Database vendors are offering flexible cloud migration options as more customers spread out applications and data they share across multiple public clouds.

The latest is MongoDB, which followed up last year’s Google cloud partnership for running its Atlas data platform with multi-cloud clusters extended to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Read more…

Goldman Releases Fintech Data Modeling Tool

Goldman Sachs is launching an open source data modeling platform based on its flagship data management and governance platform.

The investment banking giant (NYSE: GS) said the open-source version of the platform dubbed Legend includes source code for five modules within its internally developed version. Read more…

Researchers Demonstrate Less-than-One Shot Machine Learning

We’re accustomed to thinking that bigger is better in machine learning. If 10 samples are good, then 100 samples must be even better. However, researchers from the University of Waterloo recently demonstrated the feasibility of “less than one-shot” learning, or a model that can learn to identify something, even if it’s never seen an example of it. Read more…

It’s Time to Implement Fair and Ethical AI

Companies have gotten the message that artificial intelligence should be implemented in a manner that is fair and ethical. In fact, a recent study from Deloitte indicates that a majority of companies have actually slowed down their AI implementations to make sure these requirements are met. Read more…

Dataloop Drives Labeling Into the DataOps Pipeline

Data is the fuel for machine learning, but the data needs to be accurately labeled for the machines to learn. To that end, data training startup Dataloop yesterday unveiled that it’s received $11 million in Series A funding to build SaaS data pipelines that combine human supervision of the data annotation process, along with data management capabilities. Read more…

Watson AI is Debatable

An AI system under development by IBM researchers seeks to move its Watson platform beyond chess matches and game shows, combining natural language processing (NLP), listening comprehension and the ability to model human dilemmas to create an agile debating machine. Read more…

Five Ways Your Business Can Transform into a Data Innovator

My company, Splunk, recently partnered with ESG Research to uncover the true value of data to businesses. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the lessons from this research have become more important: Companies that have a grasp of their data and can innovate will be able to open their doors and get back to business faster than those who don’t. Read more…

Lightweight Kubernetes Pushes Orchestrator to the Edge

Kubernetes, the evolving cluster orchestrator, has gone on a diet, stepping off the scales as a lightweight, resilient clustering tool that switches to autopilot once three or more nodes are clustered.

The slimmed-down version dubbed MicroK8s automatically migrates stored data between nodes to maintain a “quorum” in the event of a production failure, Canonical said this week in unveiling the micro-version of Kubernetes. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: October 2020 Edition

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Read more…

Can Isima Be the Nutanix of Data Management?

Despite the technological advances in big data, companies continue to struggle to put it all together and manage data in an effective way. Now a company called Isima is stepping forward with a plan to build a platform that combines multiple data management disciplines–including ESBs, EDWs, ETL, and BI–into one hyperconverged system, or what its CEO dubs “the Nutanix of data management.”

We’ve gone through three distinct architectural phases in building big data systems, according to Darshan Rawal, the CEO and co-founder of Isima. Read more…

Informatica Likes Its Chances in the Cloud

Quick: Name a company that made its name in the 1990s and 2000s by providing data integration tools for enterprise analytics running in on-prem data centers, but has since pivoted the cloud and was even named Snowflake’s partner of the year? Read more…

Qubole is Latest Acquisition Target

Idera Inc., the software development tool vendor, is acquiring data lake specialist Qubole Inc. as Idera expands its database tools portfolio.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Houston-based Idera said Tuesday (Oct. Read more…

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