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Cloud Data Warehouses and Cloud Data Lakes: There’s No Need to Choose

Jan 13, 2021 |

Particularly with the industry spotlight on Snowflake following its recent IPO, there’s no shortage of discussion right now around cloud data warehouses, cloud data lakes, and how the two overlap – or don’t. Read more…

Cloud Is the New Center of Gravity for Data Warehousing

Jan 8, 2021 |

The great migration of data into the cloud didn’t start in 2020, but it certainly accelerated throughout the year. And according to a new survey from IDG, the overwhelming majority of companies are planning to expand their investments in cloud data warehouses and data lakes in 2021. Read more…

Dremio Officially a ‘Unicorn’ As it Reaches $1B Valuation

Jan 6, 2021 |

The explosion of data lake analytics in the cloud has been good for Dremio, which today announced the completion of a $135-million Series D round. The company’s valuation has more than doubled in the past year to $1 billion, putting the company in rarified “unicorn” status. Read more…

Presto Poised for a Breakout Year as Data Explosion Continues

Jan 5, 2021 |

Presto, the federated SQL query engine developed at Facebook as a follow-on to Apache Hive, appears to be on the cusp of breaking out in a big way. That’s good news for customers who want to analyze a wide variety of data stored across on-prem and cloud locations, as well as vendors selling Presto software and services. Read more…

Peering Into the Crystal Ball of Advanced Analytics

Jan 4, 2021 |

The world of advanced analytics was evolving quickly at the end of 2020. And according to our panel of experts who volunteered predictions on the topic, the accelerated pace of change in advanced data analytics will continue in 2021. Read more…

News In Brief

Aerospike’s Presto Connector Goes Live

Jan 14, 2021 |

Aerospike’s connector to the Presto SQL query engine is transitioning from beta to general availability, the real-time NoSQL database vendor said this week.

Presto, the highly parallel and distributed SQL query engine, was originally developed at Facebook (NASDAQ: Read more…

Feature Store Startup Gets a VC Boost

Jan 13, 2021 |

Open source versions of feature stores are emerging that are designed help data scientists avoid reinventing the wheel. One feature store startup is attracting investors by adding a computing layer billed as helping to accelerate enterprise access to AI and advanced analytics. Read more…

Grafana Labs Pushes Open Source to the Cloud

Jan 12, 2021 |

Grafana Labs is building on its recent cloud partnership with Amazon Web Services via expanded cloud services that can be used with the Prometheus monitoring platform in an observability stack that also tracks logs and traces. Read more…

Knowi Aims to ‘Elevate’ Answers Within Slack

Jan 12, 2021 |

Business intelligence software company Knowi today launched Elevate, a new offering that’s designed to help non-technical users ask questions of data through the company’s unified analytics platform. The software uses natural language processing (NLP) and works within Slack, providing a Google-like experience atop a variety of disparate data sources. Read more…

CDO: The Disrupter in Chief

Jan 11, 2021 |

“Disrupt, or be disrupted.” That’s the rallying cry of commerce in the 21st century, and big data is the materiel that battles will be fought with. Companies increasingly are turning to chief data officers (CDOs) to become the generals for defining and executing the big data strategies that will enable them to fight off disruptions, and become disrupters themselves. Read more…

This Just In

Quantzig’s Redefined Manufacturing Analytics Portfolio Drives Operational Excellence at Times of Uncertainty

Jan 15, 2021 |

LONDON, Jan. 15, 2021 — Quantzig, one of the world’s leading data analytics and advisory firms, announces the launch of its redefined portfolio of industrial manufacturing analytics solutions. Despite all the challenges, the industrial manufacturing sector is expected to witness accelerated growth in 2021. Read more…

RAIDIX ERA Delivers Enhanced Performance for Kx Streaming Analytics Platform

Jan 15, 2021 |

Jan. 15, 2021 — RAIDIX, a developer of innovative software solutions for storage systems, reports excellent results of applying its ERA technology to the Kx streaming analytics platformRead more…

Incorta Partners with CData Software to Expand Data Connectivity

Jan 15, 2021 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 15, 2021 — Incorta, a Direct Data Platform, announced that its partnership with CData, a trusted name in standards-based data connectivity, will give customers direct access to analyze and import data from every corner of their enterprise with unprecedented speed and agility. Read more…

Fractal Acquires Enterprise AI Provider Zerogons to Strengthen its Cloud AI Business

Jan 15, 2021 |

NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2021 — Fractal, a global provider of artificial intelligence and advanced analytics solutions to Fortune 500 companies, today announced the acquisition of Zerogons, for an undisclosed amount. Read more…

O’Reilly Announces 2021 Superstream Series Lineup and Dates

Jan 14, 2021 |

BOSTON, Jan. 14, 2021 — O’Reilly, a premier source for insight-driven learning on technology and business, today announced its 2021 Superstream Series lineup. Beginning this month, O’Reilly will present its most popular conference franchises— Software Architecture, Infrastructure & Read more…

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