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Why You Should Strengthen Your Retail Analytics Strategy with Multiple Versions of the Truth

May 31, 2019 |

With an influx of data into retailers’ environments—from e-commerce, social media, in-store data and supply chain technology, to name a few new sources—structuring how to interpret that data and then act on it to create unique and personalized customer experiences requires a different approach to business intelligence (BI). Read more…

The Polyglot Problem: Solving the Paradox of the ‘Right’ Database

May 29, 2019 |

Polyglot Persistence, first introduced in 2011, is now almost canon law in IT. So, what I have to say may come across as blasphemy.

Most organizations today have adopted the concept of Polyglot PersistenceRead more…

Datanami Career Notes: May 2019 Edition

May 16, 2019 |

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…

How Machine Learning Prevents Employees from Churning

May 14, 2019 |

According to Driver Knowledge, there is an average of 6 million car accidents in the U.S. every year (about 16,438 per day), 72% of these crashes result in property damage, and the driver is 23 times more likely to crash if texting. Read more…

What’s Behind Lyft’s Choices in Big Data Tech

May 10, 2019 |

Lyft was a late entrant to the ride-sharing business model, at least compared to its competitor Uber, which pioneered the concept and remains the largest provider. That delay in starting out actually gave Lyft a bit of an advantage in terms of architecting its big data infrastructure in the cloud, as it was able to sidestep some of the challenges that Uber faced in building out its on-prem system. Read more…

News In Brief

Serverless SQL Engine Targets Cloud Analytics

Jun 13, 2019 |

Qubole Inc., the cloud analytics vendor, has added a serverless engine to its platform aimed at simplifying complex tasks like creating data pipelines and server clusters used to scale analytics workloads in the cloud. Read more…

AI-Driven Decision Platforms Live in the Moment

Jun 12, 2019 |

The emerging market for AI-driven digital decision-making is grounded in new applications developed using machine learning models designed to help analysts crunch data that would allow their bosses to make the right decision, whether its engaging with customers or managing a complex supply chain. Read more…

Acquisition Binge: Salesforce Buys Tableau

Jun 10, 2019 |

Analytics vendors continue to be prime acquisition targets for cloud companies with deep pockets.

The latest example is the acquisition of self-service analytics platform specialist Tableau Software by enterprise cloud giant Salesforce in an all-stock transaction valued at $15.7 billion. Read more…

Google, Looker Eye Data Scaling via Multi-Cloud

Jun 6, 2019 |

Google Cloud has moved to buttress its position in the booming data analytics sector with its acquisition of data platform and visualization tool vendor Looker.

Underscoring a trend among infrastructure vendors, Google Cloud said Thursday (June 6) Looker’s platform would run on multiple clouds and Looker customers would be able to access data from Google Cloud’s competitors. Read more…

‘Manifesto’ Touts the Marriage of AI, Ops

Jun 5, 2019 |

Given the growing debate about whether AI qualifies as what used to be referred to as “appropriate technology,” a consensus is building around the notion that automation is ideally suited to enterprise IT, particularly since hybrid infrastructure has become central to nearly all business processes. Read more…

This Just In

Adobe Unveils AI-Powered Technology Previews in Adobe Experience Cloud

Jun 14, 2019 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 14, 2019 — Rising expectations and competition for the empowered consumer force brands to have purpose with each customer interaction; the need for an exceptional experience drives the need for the best customer-centric capabilities available. Read more…

The Alation Data Catalog Highlights Impact of Self-Service Analytics Initiatives

Jun 13, 2019 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 13, 2019 — Alation Inc., the data catalog company, today highlighted the significant business impact enterprise customers are achieving with the Alation Data Catalog on Tableau. Read more…

Toshiba Memory America Announces SSD Compatibility with Excelero’s NVMesh Software-Defined Block Storage Products

Jun 13, 2019 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 13, 2019 – Toshiba Memory America, Inc. (TMA), the U.S.-based subsidiary of Toshiba Memory Corporation, today announced that its CD5 Series data center NVMe SSDs and CM5 Series enterprise NVMe SSDs are now certified and compatible with Excelero’s flagship NVMesh software-defined block storage products. Read more…

University’s Mind Foundry Launches Machine Learning Platform that Transforms Business Problem Owners into Citizen Data Scientists

Jun 13, 2019 |

June 13, 2019 — Mind Foundry, a technology spin-out from the University of Oxford’s Machine Learning Research Group (MLRG), today announced the commercial launch of a revolutionary humanized machine learning platform. Read more…

Toshiba’s GriDB and Hitachi’s Pentaho Data Integration and Analysis Platform Deliver New Capabilities to Business Customers

Jun 12, 2019 |

KAWASAKI and TOKYO, June 12, 2019 ―Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation (Toshiba) and Hitachi Ltd. (Hitachi) today announced a strategic cooperation that will bring together Toshiba’s GridDB scale-out database and Hitachi’s Pentaho data integration and analysis platform, providing business users in diverse industries with essential tools for managing and enhancing analysis of the rich data streams delivered by IoT. Read more…

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