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Big Data Career Notes: February 2019 Edition

Feb 15, 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…

Datanami Unveils 2019 People to Watch

Feb 13, 2019 |

As we look forward into 2019, a select group of leaders in Big Data have stepped ahead of the rest. In this fourth annual People to Watch feature, we’re offering our readers a look at some of the best and brightest minds in Big Data whose hard work, dedication, and contributions reach far beyond analytics, and are shaping the direction that technology is taking us as a people. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: January 2019 Edition

Jan 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…

Predictions for Application Development in 2019

Jan 3, 2019 |

Application development has become a cloud-focused initiative in many enterprises. Consequently, the languages, tools, and platforms needed to support today’s development initiatives are rapidly evolving.

Application development is also a discipline in which data science is assuming a greater role. Read more…

Cloud Backlash Grows as Open Source Gets Less Open

Dec 24, 2018 |

Are cloud providers freeloading on free and open software? That question is casting a shadow on the growth potential of cloud computing as vendors like Confluent, MongoDB, and Redis Labs put new restrictions that prevent cloud companies from using their software in specific ways. Read more…

News In Brief

Gartner: Augmented Analytics Ready for Prime Time

Feb 15, 2019 |

Augmented analytics, an approach that uses machine learning, natural language processing and other automation tools, is poised to dominate the data analysis and business intelligence markets by 2020, according to a closely watched forecast that ranks relative newcomer Microsoft far and away the leader in this maturing category. Read more…

GridGain Expands Support for Apache Ignite

Feb 8, 2019 |

Apache Ignite, the open source distributed database for in-memory computing applications, continues to extend its reach into the enterprise with expanded support existing Ignite users.

GridGain Systems, which transferred Ignite to the open source community in 2014, said this week it is offering support subscriptions to Ignite users. Read more…

Microsoft Invests in Databricks

Feb 5, 2019 |

Databricks, the high-flying analytics startup founded by the creators of Apache Spark, announced yet another venture funding haul this week as it hustles to meet what it says is growing demand for its analytics platform. Read more…

Presto Backers Bolster Its Open Source Origins

Jan 31, 2019 |

A new industry group will promote Presto, the popular open source distributed SQL query engine launched by Facebook engineers in 2012 as a follow-on to Apache Hive.

The Presto Software Foundation launched on Thursday (Jan. Read more…

Data Startups Continue to Draw Suitors

Jan 28, 2019 |

Leading technology companies continue to snap up big data startups spawned by open-source technologies. The latest example is Microsoft’s deal to acquire open-source database specialist Citus Data.

In a separate deal last week, the big data analytics arm of French aerospace giant Thales (OTCMKTS: Read more…

This Just In

Micro Focus Completes Acquisition of Interset

Feb 15, 2019 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif.Feb. 15, 2019 — Micro Focus today announced the acquisition of Interset, a worldwide leader in security analytics software that provides highly intelligent and accurate cyber-threat protection. Read more…

Mahindra Selects VoltDB to Power ML-Driven Customer Experiences for Telecom Providers

Feb 14, 2019 |

BEDFORD, Mass.Feb. 14, 2019 — VoltDB, the enterprise-class database that powers real-time intelligent decisions on streaming data, today announced that it has been selected by Mahindra, a global leader in digital transformation solutions and services, to drive the company’s next-generation Customer Value Solutions and Operation Support System (OSS) solutions. Read more…

MicroStrategy to Introduce Its Next Generation of Enterprise Intelligence at Gartner Conferences

Feb 14, 2019 |

TYSONS CORNER, Va., Feb. 14, 2019 — MicroStrategy Incorporated, a leading worldwide provider of enterprise analytics and mobility software, today announced that it will be introducing MicroStrategy 2019, the industry’s first and only enterprise platform for Federated AnalyticsTransformational Mobility, and HyperIntelligence, to audiences attending several upcoming Gartner conferences. Read more…

FICO Xpress Insight Enables Users to Operationalize Analytics

Feb 13, 2019 |

SAN JOSE, Calif.Feb. 13, 2019 — Today, FICO announced a community version of FICO Xpress Insight, a decision support application that enables data scientists to rapidly deploy any advanced analytic or optimization model as a powerful business application. Read more…

Tableau Releases Ask Data, a New Way to Analyze Data With Natural Language

Feb 13, 2019 |

SEATTLE, Feb. 13, 2019 — Tableau Software, a leading analytics platform, today announced the general availability of Ask Data, which leverages the power of natural language processing to enable people to ask data questions in plain language and instantly get a visual response right in Tableau. Read more…

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