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IBM Acquires Observability Platform Databand.ai

IBM has announced the acquisition of data observability software vendor Databand.ai. Today’s announcement marks IBM’s fifth acquisition of 2022. The company says the acquisition “further strengthens IBM’s softwar Read more…

Cloudera Picks Iceberg, Touts 10x Boost in Impala

Cloudera is now supporting the open source Apache Iceberg table format in its cloud data platform, or lakehouse, the vendor announced yesterday. The move will help to ensure transactional integrity in the big data enviro Read more…

FBI Warns of Deepfakes in Remote Hiring

Have you ever been talking to someone face-to-face on a video chat and heard them sneeze without actually seeing them sneeze? No, this is not a new physics-bending symptom of Covid. It could be a warning that the person Read more…

Opaque Systems Raises $22M Series A to Boost Confidential Computing

Opaque Systems announced it has raised $22 million in Series A funding bringing its total financing to $31.6 million. The San Francisco-based firm is focused on enabling collaborative analytics and AI in confidential com Read more…

It’s Not ‘Mobile Spark,’ But It’s Close

On April 1, 2015, Apache Spark PMC member Reynold Xin wrote a compelling blog detailing plans to deliver a mobile version of Spark. It was all a joke, of course: Spark was a heavy bit of code designed for distributed sys Read more…

Databricks Scores ACM SIGMOD Awards for Spark and Photon

Databricks announced it has won two awards at the ACM SIGMOD (Association of Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group in the Management of Data) Conference in Philadelphia. Apache Spark was awarded the SIGMOD Sy Read more…

John Snow Labs Releases Spark NLP 4.0

Today, John Snow Labs announced the release of Spark NLP 4.0, the latest version of its NLP library built on Apache Spark ML. Spark NLP 4.0 features new question answering annotators, major performance improvements, opti Read more…

HPE’s GreenLake Cloud Service Goes Private

The last few years have seen a mass exodus to the public cloud, but many companies are bringing back computing resources internally for reasons that include data security and government regulations. HPE at the Discove Read more…

HPE Relaunches MapR Tech as Data Fabric Offering

HPE today unveiled GreenLake for Data Fabric, a new hybrid cloud data management solution designed to reduce challenges associated with data silos. The new offering, which piggybacks with a new private cloud solution HPE Read more…

Starburst Acquires Fellow Trino Supplier, Varada

Starburst solidified its position in the market for next-gen data analytics engines yesterday with the acquisition of Varada, a former competitor that developed and sold an analytics engine based on Presto. Terms of the Read more…

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