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Bigeye Observes $45 Million in Funding

Data observability startup Bigeye, which uses statistics and machine learning to detect inconsistencies and other problems in data, has netted $45 million in a Series B round that it will use to accelerate the company’ Read more…

Deep Learning Targets Drug Combos for COVID-19

Using computational biology to identify individual therapeutics that might prove effective in the fight against COVID-19 is already a daunting task, with billions of candidate molecules. Throw drug combinations into the Read more…

Logistics Operators Look to Data, Technology for Advantage

Things are bit of a mess when it comes to logistics at the moment. We’re still feeling the ripple effects from the COVID-induced economic shutdown in early 2020, and a critical worker shortage here in the United States Read more…

A Decade of Datanami: 2011-2021

2017 – AI, Deep Learning, and GPUs

Around the year 2017, something funny happened: People no longer talked as much about big data. Indeed, Gartner had already dropped “big data” off its hype curve. Read more…

An Interactive Analytics Whiteboard for COVID Times

COVID has been a boon for remote work and technologies that support it. Zoom, for instance, has more than doubled its stock price. But when it comes to enabling data analysts and data scientists to work together in real Read more…

Fivetran Raises $565 Million, Buys CDC Vendor HVR

Fivetran took a big step into the world of enterprise data integration today when it announced an Andreessen Horowitz-led $565 million round of financing and plans to acquire change data capture (CDC) vendor HVR for $700 Read more…

FinTech Firm Explores Named Entity Extraction

Founded in 2018, San Francisco-based Digits Financial combines machine learning and analytics to give businesses insights into their transactions, automatically identifying patterns, classifying data, and detecting anoma Read more…

SambaNova Brings Custom Silicon To Bear on High-End AI Workloads

With its own custom silicon for AI workloads and a $5 billion valuation, it seems likely you’ll be hearing more about the Silicon Valley startup SambaNova Systems and its complete AI stack in the years to come. Samb Read more…

Data and AI Salaries Continue Upward March, O’Reilly Says

O’Reilly this week published the results of its salary survey, which showed the average salary for AI and data professionals in the U.S. and the U.K. was $146,000 per year. While that’s certainly more than many jobs, Read more…

One on One with Google Cloud Product Director Irina Farooq

In May, Google Cloud announced Dataplex, its entry into the world of data fabrics. Datanami recently caught up with Irina Farooq, who joined Google Cloud as director of product management of smart analytics at Google Clo Read more…

Improving Backup Resiliency as the Last Line of Ransomware Defense

In just the first half of 2021, two ransomware attacks had significant impacts on the U.S. and global economies: the attack against Colonial Pipeline limited gasoline availability on the U.S. east coast and drove gas pri Read more…

Matillion Raises $150M in Quest to Turn Raw Data Ore Into Informational Steel

ETL vendor Matillion is riding high today after unveiling another nine-digit round of funding, this one a $150 million Series E round to go along with the $100 million Series D round earlier this year. Flush with capital Read more…

Alation Springs Into Data Governance

Alation is best known as a data catalog company. But due to heavy demand from its data catalog customers, Alation today launched a data governance tool to help them better manage and govern their data. When paired with t Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: September 2021 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…

LinkedIn Open Sources Tech Behind 10,000-Node Hadoop Cluster

LinkedIn last week open sourced DynoYARN, a key piece of technology that allows it to predict how appliacation performance will be impacted as it scales Hadoop to gargantuan proportions, including one 10,000-node cluster Read more…

Inside eBay’s Optimization Techniques for Scaling AI

Getting the software right is important when developing machine learning models, such as recommendation or classification systems. But at eBay, optimizing the software to run on a particular piece of hardware using disti Read more…

Database Firm SingleStore Scores $80M in Series F Funding

SingleStore has announced a successful Series F funding round, netting $80 million in primary capital funding. The database firm, which offers both managed cloud database services and database software, has now raised a Read more…

Wanted: Meaningful Business Insights

Companies are well underway populating data lakes, deploying analytics platforms and experimenting with AI and machine learning as part of a universal push towards data-driven business. Yet with a plethora of data and to Read more…

UF’s AI Supercomputer Works on Improving Cattle Yields

The average American consumes over 58 pounds of beef and 141 pounds of milk per year, but cattle farming is a deeply resource-intensive process with significant impacts on land use and carbon emissions – so any gains i Read more…

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