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Alex Woodie is the managing editor of Datanami

Rethinking ‘Open’ for AI

What does “open” mean in the context of AI? Must we accept hidden layers? Do copyrights and patents still hold sway? And do consumers have the right to opt out of data collection? These are the types of questions tha Read more…

TimescaleDB Is a Vector Database Now, Too

Organizations that are using TimescaleDB to store and query their time-series data may be interested to know that they can use the database to store and query vectors for GenAI applications, too. Timescale is best kno Read more…

ChatGPT Growth Spurs GenAI-Data Lockdowns

The rise of generative AI and ChatGPT has the potential to increase global economic output by trillions of dollars per year, according to McKinsey. But it will also put about 2.4 million out of work by 2030, according to Read more…

Unlocking the Transformative Potential of Cloud Economics: Navigating Challenges and Maximizing Value

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, businesses across the U.S. are increasingly realizing the immense opportunities offered by cloud-based economic models. In fact, U.S. cloud spending is approaching a $100 bil Read more…

Pathlight Finds a Route to Real-World GenAI Productivity

About six years ago, Alex Kvamme and his co-founder, CTO Trey Doig, started Pathlight to provide companies with insights into conversations they have with their customers. They adopted the most powerful natural language Read more…

Anyscale and Nvidia In LLM Hookup

GenAI developers building atop large language models (LLMs) are the big winners of a new partnership between Anyscale and Nvidia unveiled this week that will see the GPU maker’s AI software integrated into Anyscale’s Read more…

There Are Many Paths to the Data Lakehouse. Choose Wisely

You don’t need a crystal ball to see that the data lakehouse is the future. At some point soon, it will be the default way of interacting with data, combining scale with cost-effectiveness. Also easy to predict is t Read more…

GenAI and the Future of Work: ‘Magic and Mayhem’

The “hyperadoption” of generative AI will eliminate 2.4 million jobs by the end of the decade but will reshape more than 11 million, according to a new report from Forrester, which predicts “magic and mayhem” due Read more…

Tabular Plows Ahead with Iceberg Data Service, $26M Round

Apache Iceberg appears to have the inside track to become the defacto standard for big data table formats at this point. And with today’s $26 million round, the company behind the open source project, Tabular, is bette Read more…

Data Catalogs: Extreme Makeover Edition

Here’s the cold, hard truth: data catalogs don’t get most people excited. In fact, it’s kind of like going to the dentist; almost nobody likes doing it, but the alternative is worse. In other words, while most peop Read more…

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