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Alex Woodie is the managing editor of Datanami

Speedy Column-Store ClickHouse Spins Out from Yandex, Raises $50M

Russian search giant Yandex this week announced that it has spun out its distributed column-oriented analytic database ClickHouse into its own company. Based in New York City, ClickHouse Inc. also was given $50 million i Read more…

OpenTelemetry Gains Momentum as Observability Standard

Traditionally, companies that needed application performance management (APM) capabilities turned to closed-source tools and technologies, such as Splunk, New Relic, and Dynatrace. But in the emerging observability world Read more…

Bigeye Observes $45 Million in Funding

Data observability startup Bigeye, which uses statistics and machine learning to detect inconsistencies and other problems in data, has netted $45 million in a Series B round that it will use to accelerate the company’ Read more…

Logistics Operators Look to Data, Technology for Advantage

Things are bit of a mess when it comes to logistics at the moment. We’re still feeling the ripple effects from the COVID-induced economic shutdown in early 2020, and a critical worker shortage here in the United States Read more…

The Flow of Data: What Internal Workflows Look Like for the Media and Entertainment Industries

To say that creative organisations will revert back to operating in the exact same ways they once did prior to the Covid-19 pandemic is a very unlikely statement. In the past year, fully cloud-based operations and hybrid Read more…

An All-Volunteer Deep Learning Army

A team of researchers says their novel framework, called Distributed Deep Learning in Open Collaborations, or DeDLOC, brings the potential to train large deep learning models from scratch in a distributed, grid-like mann Read more…

An Interactive Analytics Whiteboard for COVID Times

COVID has been a boon for remote work and technologies that support it. Zoom, for instance, has more than doubled its stock price. But when it comes to enabling data analysts and data scientists to work together in real Read more…

Fivetran Raises $565 Million, Buys CDC Vendor HVR

Fivetran took a big step into the world of enterprise data integration today when it announced an Andreessen Horowitz-led $565 million round of financing and plans to acquire change data capture (CDC) vendor HVR for $700 Read more…

SambaNova Brings Custom Silicon To Bear on High-End AI Workloads

With its own custom silicon for AI workloads and a $5 billion valuation, it seems likely you’ll be hearing more about the Silicon Valley startup SambaNova Systems and its complete AI stack in the years to come. Samb Read more…

Data and AI Salaries Continue Upward March, O’Reilly Says

O’Reilly this week published the results of its salary survey, which showed the average salary for AI and data professionals in the U.S. and the U.K. was $146,000 per year. While that’s certainly more than many jobs, Read more…

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