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Newly ‘Headquarterless’ Snowflake Makes a Flurry of Announcements

Snowflake is best known as a cloud data warehouse, but it's delivering capabilities that go beyond delivering fast answers to SQL queries. These wider “data cloud” ambitions are on display this week, as the newly “ Read more…

Sell Your Data, Earn Some Money

Your data is fueling the big data and AI revolutions. Don’t you think you should benefit from it? That’s the gist of new movement that puts users in control of their data, as well as the ability to profit from it. Read more…

Three Reasons Python Is The AI Lingua Franca

Earlier this year, Python celebrated its 30th anniversary as a programming language. For any software language to last three decades and maintain relevance to developers of all stripes is something special. Much of wh Read more…

Databricks Unveils Data Sharing, ETL, and Governance Solutions

Databricks’ primary objective is to build the world’s first enterprise AI platform, which is a noble goal and a work in process. But first things being first, the data is a mess, and it needs some work. To that end, Read more…

Reflections on GDPR Turning Three

It’s been three years since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect, becoming the most visible data regulation in the world. What has been the overall impact of the law? Genera Read more…

News In Brief

Explorium Nets $75 Million to Grow Alternative Data Platform

When your data science initiative hits a wall with commoditized machine learning algorithms, the best solution is often to seek new data, according to Maor Shlomo, the CEO of Explorium, the alternative data platform prov Read more…

Performance, Complexity Dog K8S Growth

A new survey from Pepperdata shows that Kubernetes is doing what it was predicted to do: Becoming the de-facto standard for big data runtimes, such as Spark, Kafka, and Presto. However, customers are still having issues Read more…

Confluent Files to Go Public. Who Could Be Next?

Confluent, the company behind the open source Apache Kafka project, has filed to go public, the company announced this week. Confluent’s IPO has been expected for some time, but there are a number of other big data com Read more…

GridGain Claims Huge Performance Boost with Intel Optane PMem

Companies running the in-memory computing platform from GridGrain Systems will see their machine learning, HPC, and analytics applications’ performance increase by 10x to 100x as a result of the use of Intel Optane per Read more…

Dataiku Gets Closer to Snowflake

Dataiku today revealed that Snowflake has invested an undisclosed amount in the data science platform provider. This comes several months after the two companies rolled out a joint offering that allows Dataiku customers Read more…

This Just In

Google Analytics Announces New Customer Insight Tools Aiming to Increase Privacy

Jun 11, 2021 |

June 11, 2021 — In a blog post, Russell Ketchum, Director, Product Management, Google Analytics, shared upcoming changes and new features of Google Analytics, which aim to preserve more customer privacy.

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Protegrity Announces Latest Version of Platform with New Dynamic Data Masking Capabilities

Jun 9, 2021 |

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 9, 2021 — Protegrity, a global leader in data security, today announced the release of the latest version of the Protegrity Data Protection Platform.

Version 8.1 of Protegrity’s industry-leading platform introduces dynamic data masking and monitoring capabilities, providing customers with multiple data-protection methods all within a single data store. Read more…

EU Commission Adopts New Tools for Safe Exchanges of Personal Data

Jun 7, 2021 |

BRUSSELS, June 7, 2021 — The European Commission has adopted two sets of standard contractual clauses, one for use between controllers and processors and one for the transfer of personal data to third countries. Read more…

Duality Technologies and Intel to Deliver Optimized Homomorphic Encryption Applications

Jun 2, 2021 |

NEWARK, N.J., June 2, 2021 — Duality Technologies, a leading provider of Privacy-Enhancing Technologies (PETs) based on Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE), announced today that it has partnered with Intel to deliver optimized Data Science and AI applications for privacy-enhanced data collaboration. Read more…

Exabeam Secures $200M at $2.4B Valuation, Welcomes New CEO and President

Jun 1, 2021 |

June 1, 2021 — Exabeam, a security analytics and automation company, today announced a $200 million Series F growth round at a valuation of $2.4 billion. The round is led by the Owl Rock division of Blue Owl Capital and supported by existing investors Acrew Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Norwest Venture Partners. Read more…

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