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Teradata Turns 40, Takes Off Gloves, Readies for a Fight

Jun 14, 2019 |

The past, present, and future of Teradata collided yesterday at the company’s headquarters in San Diego, California, where 1,500 employees and guests – including four of the company’s original founders — Read more…

Great Cloud Migration Opens Data Opportunities

Jun 12, 2019 |

We’re in the midst of a massive cloud migration at the moment, as companies look to take advantage of the scalability and simplicity of storing and processing data in the cloud. Read more…

Cloudera CEO Reilly to Retire After Poor 1Q Results

Jun 6, 2019 |

Following the disclosure of poor financial results, Cloudera yesterday announced that CEO Tom Reilly is leaving the company to retire effective July 31 and will be replaced by chairman Martin Cole, on an interim basis. Read more…

How Advanced Analytics Is Helping to Flush Out Insurance Fraud

Jun 5, 2019 |

Advanced analytics and machine learning modeling require lots of data to be trained, and in the insurance business, there’s no better place to get data than Verisk Analytics. Here’s how the Jersey City, New Jersey-based company is using big data tools and techniques to detect fraudulent claims and connect the dots on fraud networks. Read more…

Slootman Makes It Snow at Snowflake Summit

Jun 4, 2019 |

When Frank Slootman was hired to take the helm of Snowflake Computing, one of his first questions was “Does the company have a user conference?” His new colleagues responded yes, in about a month, in fact.   Read more…

News In Brief

Amazon GAs Textract, Its New Machine Learning-Based OCR Service

Jun 3, 2019 |

Companies that rely on optical character recognition (OCR) to digitize the content of printed forms may be interested in Textract, a new machine learning-based OCR service that just became available from Amazon Web Services. Read more…

After Funding Falls Through, MapR Seeks a Buyer to Avoid Shut Down

May 30, 2019 |

MapR Technologies, once one of the major distributors of Hadoop software, failed to secure additional outside funding after an extremely poor first quarter and now must take quick action – including possibly selling the company – within two week to keep its headquarters from being permanently shut down. Read more…

Combating the High Cost of Cloud Analytics

May 2, 2019 |

Cloud providers are growing very quickly at the moment, as companies flock to utilize their various storage and processing services.  However, while some companies are finding cloud platforms save them money, others are finding the opposite to be true. Read more…

Machine Learning Tool Creates a Paper Trail

Apr 23, 2019 |

The application of AI tools to the shuffling of paperwork—tedious, yet essential—is getting another upgrade with the release of a framework designed to sift through, analyze and organize digital documents and contracts. Read more…

Google Cloud Unveils Slew of New Data Management and Analytics Services

Apr 10, 2019 |

Google today unveiled a handful of new cloud services designed to simplify common tasks in the data analytics workflow, including a beta of a new data integration and ETL service called Cloud Data Fusion, the capability to leverage BigQuery from a spreadsheet interface, and the addition of Tensorflow machine learning capabilities to BigQuery ML, among others. Read more…

This Just In

Domo Launches Domo for Amazon Web Services

Jun 13, 2019 |

SILICON SLOPES, Utah, June 13, 2019 — Domo officials announced Domo for Amazon Web Services (AWS). Domo for AWS is a new purpose-built package that gives AWS customers an easy way to make data from nearly two dozen AWS services securely accessible to virtually anyone across the company to drive new business value. Read more…

Remote Engines for Talend Cloud Now Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Jun 11, 2019 |

REDWOOD City, Calif., June 11, 2019 — Talend announced the availability of its Remote Engines for Talend Cloud in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Azure, in all regions. Read more…

WANdisco Builds Hyper-Fast Onramp to the Cloud with the Launch of LiveMigrator

Jun 11, 2019 |

SAN RAMON, Calif., June 11, 2019 – WANdisco, the LiveData company, announced today the launch of LiveMigrator, the world’s first non-blocking technology that seamlessly migrates petabytes of unstructured data from on-premise data centers to any cloud vendor in one pass. Read more…

Tabor Communications Appoints Kevin King as Manager of Industry and Workforce Initiatives

Jun 10, 2019 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif. June 10, 2019 – Tabor Communications Inc. (TCI) announced the appointment of Kevin King as Manager of Industry and Workforce Initiatives. This newly created position will develop a specialized portal of training capabilities and job placement opportunities that supports workforce and career development opportunities across high performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data to address widespread bottlenecks in advanced IT talent. Read more…

Qubole Launches Quantum, Providing Serverless SQL Access to Petabyte-Scale Data

Jun 10, 2019 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 10, 2019 — Qubole, the data activation company, today released Quantum,  a high-performance serverless engine within the Qubole data platform. Quantum allows data analysts to query petabyte-scale volumes of data using standards-compliant SQL without the need to configure and manage the underlying infrastructure and allows data teams to realize value from their data much more quickly and at a lower cost compared to traditional technologies. Read more…

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