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TimescaleDB Delivers Another Option for Time-Series Analytics

TimescaleDB Delivers Another Option for Time-Series Analytics

Companies that want to run analytics atop time-series data have a few options available to them. One of the newest is TimescaleDB, an extension of PostgreSQL that was released as open source by the company Timescale about a year ago. Read more…

Simplifying the Big Data Lake Experiences in the Cloud

Simplifying the Big Data Lake Experiences in the Cloud

The cloud is a hot spot for big data lakes these days, thanks largely to the greater technological simplicity and lower upfront costs of getting started in the public cloud. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: October 2019 Edition

Big Data Career Notes: October 2019 Edition

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Read more…

How Academia Could Help Close the Technology Skills Gap

How Academia Could Help Close the Technology Skills Gap

Academia is attractive for a lot of reasons, but it’s a field where it can be extremely challenging to forge a career. Read more…

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Op Analytics Tool Tracks Metrics in Real Time

Understanding in real time how and why key business metrics change has emerged as a key challenge for enterprises, fueling the growth of operational analytics as organizations scramble to find better ways to leverage internal, structured data to discern patterns within key performance indicators. Read more…

Hyperscale Datacenters Lift Many Boats

Soaring demand for hyperscale datacenters and colocation services is having a ripple effect within the value chain that builds and integrates those services, a new survey finds.

As edge deployments and software-defined infrastructure drove overall hyperscale datacenter spending last year to an estimated $120 billion, the survey released by Schneider Electric notes that growing demand also highlights continuing skills gap. Read more…

Dogged Determination: How Trupanion Pulled AI Across the Finish Line

David Jaw had reason to be excited. As a data scientist at Trupanion, Jaw had just put the finishing touches on the prototype of a machine learning model that could replicate the actions of a human claims adjuster with a high degree of accuracy. Read more…

Synthetic Data Market Gets Real

A growing list of data privacy regulations along with demand for better training data is spawning new AI-based approaches to managing “personally identifiable” information, including “synthetic” data sets that remove personal information covered by current and pending privacy rules. Read more…

SAP Seeks RPA Bot Breakthrough, But Will Workflows Cooperate?

The concept is simple enough: Use robotic process automation (RPA) bots trained with machine learning to do the digital busy work of humans, such as approving invoices. SAP already has a product that ostensibly does that, and now it’s hoping to make it even better through the application of user behavior mining and machine learning. Read more…

Flink Gets Extension into Stateful Functions

Ververica, the company behind open source Apache Flink, this week unveiled Stateful Functions, a new framework designed to extend Flink into the world of distributed, stateful applications.

Stateful Functions is a collection of tools designed to give developers the ability to create stateful applications that run in the modern serverless manner. Read more…

How ML Helps Solve the Big Data Transform/Mastering Problem

Despite the astounding technological progress in big data analytics, we largely have yet to move past manual techniques for important tasks, such as data transformation and master data management. As data volumes grow, the productivity gap posed by manual methods grows wider, putting the dreams of AI- and machine learning-powered automation further out of reach. Read more…

Data Navigator Uses NLP for Queries

A new AI-based data “navigation” system is billed as the first analytics platform to use natural language processing to generate SQL queries from spoken requests. The result is a sort of virtual assistant for data analysts. Read more…

HANA in the Cloud by Christmas, SAP Says

SAP formally revealed the planned general availability of hotly anticipated new cloud data storage products during CTO Juergen Mueller’s keynote address at TechEd conference in Barcelona Monday. Two of those new offerings — Read more…

Price Tag for CCPA Compliance: $55B

Data privacy doesn’t come cheap.

According to a regulatory assessment released by the state attorney general, the California Consumer Privacy Act will hit businesses with upwards of $55 billion in initial compliance costs. Read more…

Architecting Your Data Lake for Flexibility

The terms ‘Big Data’ and ‘Hadoop’ have come to be almost synonymous in today’s world of business intelligence and analytics. The promise of easy access to large volumes of heterogeneous data, at low cost compared to traditional data warehousing platforms, has led many organizations to dip their toe in the water of a Hadoop data lake. Read more…

Data Lakes Get Structured

The explosion of unstructured and partially structured data has made traditional data lakes harder to manage. Adding to the challenge are “brittle” data pipelines that are time-consuming to create as well as ephemeral.

Or to put it another way, “Pipelines Suck,” asserts autonomous dataflow startup Ascend, which is rolling out a “structured data lake” designed to connect existing data processing engines, business intelligence tools and notebooks on its data management platform. Read more…

Cockroach Labs Ready for Primetime with Scale-Out Database

Until recently, companies that need a distributed, ACID-compliant relational database to power global transactions didn’t have a lot of options. There was Google Spanner and not much else. But now a group distributed systems experts from Google says their new database, CockroachDB from Cockroach Labs, is ready for business. Read more…


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