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New Metric System Measurements Reflect World’s Growing Big Data Stores

The sun now weighs two thousand quettagrams, instead of two billion yottagrams, thanks to the world’s ever-increasing big data stores. For the first time since 1991, the International Bureau of Weights and Measures has Read more…

Stanford Researchers Develop HELM Benchmark for Language Models

Foundation models like GPT-3, BLOOM, and BERT have garnered much attention as of late, for good reason. These versatile models, often trained with a vast amount of unstructured data, have immense capabilities that can be Read more…

IBM Collaboration Looks to Bring Massive AI Models to Any Cloud

Training machine learning foundation models with sometimes billions of parameters demands serious computing power. For example, the largest version of GPT-3, the famous large language model behind OpenAI’s DALL-E 2, ha 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…

Air Force Looks to AI to Help Maintain Bombers, ICBMs

The United States Air Force Global Strike Command will deploy artificial intelligence technology in a bid to increase the reliability of its nuclear bombers and ICBMs as part of an expansion of its partnership with Virtu Read more…

AI Democratization a Work in Progress, H2O’s Ambati Says

While only about 1% of companies are making the most of their data today, real progress is being made in democratizing the use of AI, and the future of business automation via AI is quite bright, H2O.ai’s CEO and found Read more…

Public Cloud Horse Race Heating Up: Gartner

Gartner predicts that worldwide end-user spending on public cloud services will grow to $591.8 billion in 2023, a 20.7% growth from 2022. The public cloud horse race has several cloud services companies jockeying for pos Read more…

The Future of Data Science Is About Removing the Shackles on AI

Before embracing his destiny as a superhero, Superman was raised on the Kent family farm in Smallville, Kansas, where his superpowers lay dormant and unutilized. And even in adulthood as a reporter for The Daily Planet, Read more…

Is Big Data Dead? MotherDuck Raises $47M to Prove It

Big data is dead. Or so says MotherDuck, the builder of a serverless analytics platform based on DuckDB. The company’s founders say they learned from real-world users that a vast majority of workloads do not require th Read more…

Microsoft Bolsters Azure Integration with SQL Server 2022

SQL Server 2022 customers will see benefits in the areas of data integration, analytics, governance, and high availability thanks to the database’s enhanced connectivity to the Azure cloud, Microsoft announced today. Read more…

TigerGraph Bolsters Database with Graph Analytics and ML

Companies that want to use powerful graph algorithms to explore hidden connections in their data may want to check out TigerGraph, which today unveiled a pair of cloud-based offerings designed to bolster graph analytics Read more…

How Big Data and AI Can Help the Developer Toolchain

Developers today have a fantastic assortment of tools and technology available to them, which they use to construct the digital world around us. However, the sheer number of choices in the DevOps and CICD toolchains intr Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: November 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…

Data and Analytics Investments Seen as Solid Despite Looming Recession

Inflation eased a bit in October, but many economists are still predicting a recession will start in 2023, thanks to rising interest rates. Despite the glum overall economic forecast, spending on data, analytics, and AI Read more…

Neo4j Releases the Next Generation of Its Graph Database

Neo4j has announced the general availability of the next generation of its namesake graph database for both community and enterprise users. Neo4j 5 widens the performance lead of native graphs over traditional databas Read more…

Akamai and Macrometa In Global Data Network Hookup

Akamai, the massive content delivery network (CDN) keeping the Internet working like you expect it to, this week announced that it’s partnering with--and taking a stake in--a distributed data platform startup named Mac Read more…

The Need to Refocus AI Priorities

If you look at the big focus areas for our most advanced AI implementations, they consist of either replacing a skill (drawing or writing) or increasing sales and marketing. The first will potentially eliminate jobs, whi Read more…

EdgeDB Seeks to Bring Relational Databases Out of the 1970s

Disco. Bell-bottom pants. Platform shoes. Relational database management systems. Some of us have soft spots for the 1970s. But if you’re EdgeDB CEO Yury Selivanov, you would prefer to put relational databases behind u Read more…

Speedb’s Data Storage Engine Goes Open Source

Speedb has announced it is going open source with its enterprise data storage engine billed as a drop-in replacement for RocksDB. The company says making this technology available through open source brings an opportu Read more…

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