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Alex Woodie is the managing editor of Datanami

Starfish Helps Tame the Wild West of Massive Unstructured Data

“What data do you have? And can I access it?” Those may seem like simple questions for any data-driven enterprise. But when you have billions of files spread across petabytes of storage on a parallel file system, the Read more…

Unlocking the Full Potential of Generative AI for Enterprise Analytics

Steve Jobs once compared the electric motor to the democratization of new technologies. When the electric motor was first invented, it could only be manufactured on a large-scale in a factory. They had great applications Read more…

Linux Foundation Promotes Open Source RAG with OPEA Launch

An offshoot of the Linux Foundation today announced the Open Platform for Enterprise AI (OPEA), a new community project intended to drive open source innovation in data and AI. A particular focus of OPEA will be around d Read more…

Hyperion To Provide a Peek at Storage, File System Usage with Global Site Survey

Curious how the market for distributed file systems, interconnects, and high-end storage is playing out in 2024? Then you might be interested in the market analysis that Hyperion Research is planning on rolling out over Read more…

Vectara Spies RAG As Solution to LLM Fibs and Shannon Theorem Limitations

Large language models (LLMs) hallucinate. There’s just no way around that, thanks to how they're designed and fundamental limitations on data compression as expressed in the Shannon Information Theorem, says Vectara CE Read more…

Salesforce In Talks To Buy Informatica: Report

Informatica, one of the preeminent names in ETL, is considering a deal to be acquired by enterprise cloud software provider Salesforce, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal last week. If completed, the deal w Read more…

Collibra Launches AI Governance at Data Citizens Conference

The Collibra community descended upon Orlando, Florida, this week for the company’s annual Data Citizens conference. In addition to educational sessions and keynotes on the importance of data intelligence, attendees go Read more…

Starburst Debuts Icehouse, Its Managed Apache Iceberg Service

Today at its Data Universe event, Starburst launched Icehouse, a new managed lakehouse offering built upon the table format Apache Iceberg. Starburst says the combination of the Trino query engine and Iceberg tables will Read more…

Unlocking the Power of Social Media Data to Connect with E-Commerce Customers

When “The Social Dilemma” documentary came out in 2020, consumers called for a mass exodus from social media and the end of user data capture. While opening the public’s eyes to the inner workings of social media w Read more…

Google Cloud Bolsters AI Options At Next ’24

Google Cloud made a slew of announcements across today at its annual user conference, Next, including new processor options for AI training, new GenAI capabilities in Vertex, an AI model for generating videos, new GenAI Read more…

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