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Alex Woodie is the managing editor of Datanami

Mastering the Mesh: Finding Clarity in the Data Lake

Data lakes are great in theory, but their application in the real world often leaves the user wanting more. A data mesh is one approach to cleaning up chaos left by data lakes and the resulting swing back to data decentr Read more…

Stable Diffusion Collaborator Raises $50M, Touts Democratization of AI-Created Content

Runway, one of the organizations behind the controversial Stable Diffusion image and video generation model released earlier this year, announced it has closed a Series C round of venture capital funding worth $50 millio Read more…

Thriving in the Data Economy

Unlike other resources, data is growing at an unstoppable pace. To put a number on it, the total volume of data is expected to cross 175 zettabytes by 2025.  But that means little unless the data is harnessed and put to Read more…

The Embedded Future of Analytics and AI

Data makes the world go round; you won’t get much argument from us on that. But if there’s one thing better than having the right piece of information, it’s having it at the right time. And that, in a nutshell, is Read more…

Inside AWS’s New Supply Chain Planning Offering

AWS is rolling out a new machine learning-powered supply chain planning solution that it claims will give customers greater insight into the current and future states of their inventory. AWS Supply Chain, which will work Read more…

Data Classification: A Critical Piece to Your Data Security Puzzle

With constant regulatory scrutiny and data breaches on the rise, companies of all industries and sizes are under pressure to get their data management and security strategies in tip-top shape. Yet, an important element Read more…

Cloud Cost-Saving Claims Questioned

Does the public cloud help companies save money? While cloud vendors like AWS tout cost savings as a major benefit, the question once again has come up for debate, especially among medium-sized and large companies that h Read more…

SageMaker Bolstered with Better Controls, AI Governance

AWS yesterday unveiled a host of enhancements for Amazon SageMaker, its end-to-end machine learning offering. Among the most prominent capabilities are a collection of new governance tools aimed at keeping ML projects on Read more…

AWS Bolsters Glue ETL Tool with Data Observability, Ray Support

AWS has made a big push into data management during re:Invent this week, with the unveiling of DataZone and launch of zero-ETL capabilities in Redshift. But AWS also bolstered its ETL tool with the launch of Amazon Glue Read more…

AWS Seeks an End to ETL

Extract, transform, and load. It’s a simple and ubiquitous thing in IT. And yet everybody seems to hate it. The latest company to pile on to ETL is AWS, which declared an effort to end ETL yesterday at re:Invent. Ad Read more…

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