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Pavilion Preps for Growth with $45M Series D, New Leadership

Pavilion Data Systems announced a $45 million Series D funding round this week, bringing its total funding to $107 million. The round was led by Kleiner Perkins and Artiman Ventures.  Pavilion plans to use the new fu Read more…

Google Cloud Announces Vertex AI Tool for Demand Forecasting

In a blog post, Google Cloud has announced Vertex AI Forecast, a machine learning tool for advancing demand forecasting. The forecasting tool is an extension of Vertex AI, the managed machine learning platform aimed at h Read more…

Companies Drowning in Observability Data, Dynatrace Says

If you’re finding it difficult to manage a sprawling infrastructure spanning multiple clouds running constantly changing containerized workloads, you’re not alone. According to a study released this week by Dynatrace Read more…

A DECADE OF DATANAMI: 2011-2021

Check out our special Decade of Datanami series, which chronicled the major advances in the fields of big data from 2011 to 2021. From the rise of Apache Spark to the rapid expansion of the cloud, Datanami has been there Read more…

Confluent Delivers New Cluster Controls, Data Connectors for Hosted Kafka

Confluent today unveiled a string of new enhancements for its Apache Kafka-based streaming data offering, including new source and sink data connectors, new controls for expanding and shrinking Kafka clusters, and enhanc Read more…

ETL Tool Apache Hop Graduates Incubator

Apache Hop, a metadata-driven data orchestration tool used to design and build pipelines, today emerged from incubator status and was named a Top-Level Project at the Apache Software Foundation, clearing the way for more Read more…

Organizations Struggle with AI Bias

As organizations roll out machine learning and AI models into production, they’re increasing cognizant of the presence of bias in their systems. Not only does this bias potentially lead to poorer decisions on the part Read more…

Data Silos Are Here to Stay. Now What?

Data Silos are not going away. In fact, the pandemic has accelerated the pace of digitization, and with more departments undertaking more digital initiatives of their own, we are creating more data silos.  No company se Read more…

Mathematica Helps Crack Zodiac Killer’s Code

Cryptographic researchers have finally cracked a 51-year-old code left by the Zodiac, a serial killer who terrorized Northern California in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Much of the work of cracking the code was done i Read more…

Data Intelligence Focus Rewarding for Collibra

What the world needs now, according to Collibra co-founder and CEO Felix Van de Maele, is a hefty dose of data intelligence. That is, it needs an intelligent approach to managing, governing, tracking, and securing data, Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: January 2022 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…

New Unicorn Fractal Bolsters Cloud Play with Neal Buy

Artificial intelligence firm Fractal Analytics is having a busy January so far. Early in the month it announced a $360 million investment from enterprise technology asset firm TPG, and on Tuesday the company reported acq Read more…

AI Can Identify Painters Based on Their Paintings’ Textures

Image recognition from two-dimensional imagery is nothing new—pull up Google yourself, and it’s easy enough to search by image and find information on that image and many related images. But in the art world, such to Read more…

Observable Eyes Better Data Collaboration with Series B Funding

If Observable co-founder and CEO Melody Meckfessel has her way, the $35.6 million Series B round of financing announced today will help to jumpstart the adoption of data collaboration at a level the big data industry has Read more…

10 NLP Predictions for 2022

Natural language processing (NLP) has been one of the hottest sectors in AI over the past two years. Will the string of big data breakthroughs continue into 2022? We checked in with industry experts to find out. There Read more…

Big Growth Forecasted for Big Data

These are heady times to be in the big data business, with big growth predicted for the foreseeable future across several measures, including data generation and storage, market spending, and data analytics hiring. Fi Read more…

Leaky Pipelines and the Business Case for Data DevOps

As enterprises embrace digital transformation and migrate critical infrastructure and applications to the cloud as a key component of those efforts, what can be called “data clouds” have started to take shape. Built Read more…

Data Science Finds New Uses in Political Science

The intersection of public policy and public data is fertile ground for data scientists to practice their craft. Two new use cases that recently emerged in the United States are drafting political districts and predictin Read more…

The Upcoming Year in Big Data: A 2022 Preview

The world of big data is a never-ending roller coaster of new technologies, new techniques, and an ever-growing tsunami of data. As we roll into 2022, we turn to the community of big data practitioners and solution provi Read more…

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