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Big Data Career Notes: September 2018 Edition

Big Data Career Notes: September 2018 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…

Mike Olson on Zoo Animals, Object Stores, and the Future of Cloudera

Mike Olson on Zoo Animals, Object Stores, and the Future of Cloudera

During last week’s Strata Data Conference, Datanami sat down to talk with Cloudera Chief Strategy Officer Mike Olson to talk about the state of big data, and where Cloudera offerings are headed next. Read more…

Five Ways Big Data Analytics is Transforming Organizations

Five Ways Big Data Analytics is Transforming Organizations

Organizations are no longer content waiting until tomorrow to know what happened two minutes ago, nor can they afford to wait. Read more…

Improving Your Odds with Data Science Hiring

Improving Your Odds with Data Science Hiring

If you’re in the market to hire a data scientist, good luck. Demand continues to outpace supply thanks to the unique abilities of data scientists and businesses’ Read more…

Datanami Headlines

Migration Tools Needed to Shift ML to Production

The confluence of accelerators like cloud GPUs along with the ability to handle data-rich HPC workloads will help push more machine learning projects into production, concludes a new study that also stresses the importance of cloud migration and accompanying tools. Read more…

Data Unifier Tamr Adds More VC Funding

Tamr Inc., the enterprise data integration specialist, added another $10 million in equity funding to its recent $18 million round announced in July.

While the five-year-old company reportedly expected its July funding round to be its last, two new investors—Granite Hill Capital Partners and Pear Tree Partners—kicked in the additional funding, bringing Tamr’s total so far to $69.2 million. Read more…

Datanami Reveals Winners of 2018 Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards

Datanami this week unveiled the winners of the 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards, which honors the companies, products, and projects that rose to the top in the big data community this year. Also unveiled were the Editors’ Read more…

Ransomware: Employing Object Storage to Defeat a Growing Threat

Ransomware attacks are dominating headlines. So far in 2018, high-profile attack victims have included the city of Atlanta, the city of Baltimore, Boeing and the Colorado Department of Transportation. In fact, the number of reported ransomware incidents spiked by nearly 90% in 2017, and it’s only expected to rise through this year. Read more…

Searching Elastic’s IPO Filing

Elastic filed paperwork last week to make an initial public offering (IPO) of stock to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ESTC, making it the latest software firm with big data roots to test the public markets. Read more…

Cloud Looms Large at Strata, and So Does Kubernetes

While there was heavy cloud cover in New York this week, cloud computing could be seen lifting Strata Data Conference, where vendors scrambled to ensure their products can support cloud and on-premise environments simultaneously, which necessitated a steady diet of Special K. Read more…

So Far, GDPR Compliance is Uneven

Compliance with new European data privacy regulations was spotty in the first three months after the rules took effect at the end of May, with an estimated 70 percent of global companies failing to comply with requests for personal data within the required one-month time period. Read more…

We’re Months Into GDPR. So, What’s Next?

Facebook recently lost $120 billion in market cap in a single day, citing three reasons for its Q2 earnings miss and lowered earnings expectations: the Cambridge Analytica scandal, global currency fluctuations and the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. Read more…

Data Manager Eyes NoSQL in the Cloud

Data management vendors continue to target the growing number of cloud-native NoSQL database applications while shifting their platforms to Docker containers to handle microservices-based apps.

Among them is Rubrik, which this week rolled out the latest version of its data protection platform upgraded to handle cloud-based applications on NoSQL databases, including Cassandra and MongoDB. Read more…

Cloud Tools Rev Up AI Dev Platforms

The latest release of analytics startup Dataiku’s platform incorporates application container and orchestration capabilities along with expanded support for deep learning libraries to help launch enterprise AI project at scale.

The data platform vendor said Monday (Sept. Read more…

Streamsets Gets $35M for DataOps

StreamSets, which bills itself as the “air traffic control” tasked with preventing collisions from occurring with big data, today announced that it raised $35 million, which it will use to continue building its data operations, or DataOps, platform. Read more…

Five Things to Consider as Strata Kicks Off

Today marks the start of the fall Strata Data Conference in New York City, which has traditionally been the big data community’s biggest show of the year. It’s been a wild ride for the big data crowd in 2018, one that’s brought its share of highs and lows. Read more…

Lightbend Adds Kubernetes for ‘Reactive’ Microservices

Streaming and other data applications continue to be paired with microservices as streaming data shake up application designs targeting AI, machine learning and other data-driven use cases.

The latest to jump on the microservices bandwagon via the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator is Lightbend Inc., which this week launched the latest version of its data platform tuned to developing and running streaming applications. Read more…


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