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Alex Woodie is the managing editor of Datanami

AI: It’s Not Just For the Big FAANG Dogs Anymore

It’s been said that AI has a 1% problem, that only the biggest tech firms—the Facebooks, Amazons, Apples, Netflixes, and Googles, or FAANGs, of the world--have the resources required to pull it off.  But thanks to t Read more…

Data Pros Are Maxed Out: Survey

The demands of the data-driven life are wearing on data professionals, according to survey results unveiled this week by data pipeline automation solution developer Ascend.io, which found that 96% of data professionals a Read more…

How to Set Yourself Up for Success as a Chief Data Officer in 2021

Many Chief Data Officers (CDOs) have a noticeably short tenure. The role of CDO is full of challenges as they often drive cultural and technical change. Unlike many C-level roles that have been around for a while, CDO is Read more…

Cloud Costs Exploding, Anodot Survey Finds

If your CFO is in a state of shock over a recent AWS bill, she is not alone. According to a recent survey by Anodot, 30% of data and analytics professionals reported nearly a 50% increase in their monthly cloud bills ove Read more…

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…

Dremio Charts Open Course with Dart

Dremio last week unveiled the first product deliverable under Dart, its new initiative to bolster the performance of its SQL analytics engine for data lakes, reduce costs, and close the performance gap with dedicated dat Read more…

Back to Basics: Big Data Management in the Hybrid, Multi-Cloud World

The promised fruits of advanced analytics and AI are driving organizations to get control of their data. They understand, correctly, that without solid data management and governance regimens in place, that becoming a da Read more…

Meet Sean Knapp, a 2021 Datanami Person to Watch

Getting data to the right place at the right time has never been more important than it is now. But for many organizations, the data movement task largely remains a manual affair. Sean Knapp founded Ascend.io because he Read more…

Alation Adds $110M to Its Catalog

Alation, the company that put the data catalog on the map, today announced the completion of a Series D round of funding worth $110 million. The influx of cash coincides with a $1.2 billion valuation, and gives the unico Read more…

In Search of Data Science Talent with Dr. Kirk Borne

We have gobs of data, nearly limitless cloud compute, and ever-improving machine learning algorithms, so what on earth is holding companies back from succeeding with big data? “Talent, talent, talent,” says Dr. Kirk Read more…

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