PowerSchool Launches K-12 Education Cloud Platform with Snowflake

As students head back to classrooms this month, some may find their education data is being managed differently with better education outcomes in mind. PowerSchool, the provider of a cloud-based software platform for K-1 Read more…

UK Information Commissioner Releases Data Privacy Plan

Imagine a world without third-party trackers, marketing calls and scammers, targeted ads for children, and AI bias. Although this sounds too good to be true, The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of the United Ki Read more…

Only 12% of AI Users Are Maximizing It, Accenture Says

A new study from Accenture says just 12% of firms have figured out how to deploy AI to “achieve superior growth and business transformation.” In other words, there’s quite a bit of work yet to be done when it comes 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…

Kyndi Bolsters NLP with Search-as-a-Service

As more and more unstructured data accumulates, enterprise search tools are becoming increasingly sought after. Businesses are seeking ways to maximize value from the everyday data they collect, often in the form of text Read more…

Altair Gives Legacy SAS Code a New Place to Run

American companies that have relied on SAS-based data analytics routines for decades but would like to separate themselves from the SAS Institute and its maintenece fees may be interested in another SAS runtime option th Read more…

FeatureByte Raises $5.7M to Fix the Weakest Link in AI

FeatureByte, the developer of a feature engineering platform, has launched from stealth with a $5.7 million seed round. The Boston-based startup bills its SaaS solution as specifically made for data scientists to simplif Read more…

Meet 2022 Datanami Person to Watch Lauren Woodman

Big data and AI give corporations incredible power to grow their businesses and improve profits, but the same techniques can also be used to promote social good. One of the people who's doing more than most to promote th Read more…

How The Migration From Cloud to Edge Powers Tomorrow’s Smart Homes

The edge is here to stay. The next generation of data processing is growing from strength to strength – reaching $274 billion in value by 2025 – with major benefits including better data management and security, lowe Read more…

Neon Raises $30M for Its Postgres as a Service

Neon, a database management service specializing in Postgres as a service, has raised $30 million in a Series A-1 round, bringing its total funding to $54.3 million. PostgreSQL, or Postgres, is an open source object-r Read more…

The History of Data Science: From Cave Paintings to Big Data

It is in the nature of human beings to want to make sense of the world around them. This has led to humans trying to organize things and think in a data-centric way from as early as prehistoric times. Data science is Read more…

Derive Insights in Real-Time Using Data Visualization and Analytics

For enterprises to compete in an increasingly crowded and distributed market, it’s critical they understand that modern applications require both operational processing of transactions and interactions, along with real Read more…

Apache DolphinScheduler Raises Nearly $10M Angel Financing

DataOps platform Apache DolphinScheduler announced it has recently raised nearly $10 million in angel round financing. The Beijing-based company plans to use the funds for R&D in MLOps and data synchronization techno Read more…

What Is Categorical Data?

According to a 2020 Microstrategy survey, 94% of enterprises report data and data analytics are crucial to their growth strategy. And yet, surprisingly, as much as 73% of the data that enterprises collect is never used, Read more…

The Race to Ensure Post Quantum Data Security

Fault-tolerant quantum computers won’t exist for years – a decade is the most common estimate. When they do arrive, thanks to Shor’s now-famous algorithm, they will be able to crack the most widely-used encryptio Read more…

D.A.T.A. Group Calls for Donations for Medical Kits in Ukraine

Three days after Russia’s initial invasion of Ukraine in February, Dmytro Lugovyi’s family was trapped in their home in a village north of Kyiv. After receiving a terrifying call from his mother describing a cadre of Read more…

A Dozen Questions for Databricks CTO Matei Zaharia

Matei Zaharia is a very busy man. When he’s not helping to shape the future of Databricks as its CTO, he is helping to shape the future of computer science as an assistant professor at Stanford University.  He also fi Read more…

BLOOM Large Language Model Breaks Down the Walled Garden

For the past couple of years, everyone from AI experts to the general public has been entranced by the often astonishing output of large language models (LLMs) like GPT-3 and DALL•E 2. These models, using narrative inp Read more…

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