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Collibra Announces $112.5 Million Funding Round, $2.3 Billion Valuation

Apr 2, 2020 |

Collibra, a data governance company headquartered in New York City and Brussels, has announced completion of a $112.5 million funding round. The additional funding leaves Collibra with a $2.3 billion valuation. Read more…

Cortex, a Prometheus Spinoff, Boosts Data Monitoring

Apr 2, 2020 |

An open source monitoring system released this week by Grafana Labs is compatible with and inspired by the de facto standard Prometheus machine data storage and monitoring platform for cloud-native deployments. Read more…

COVID-19 Spurs Offers for Free Software, Data, and Training

Apr 1, 2020 |

Amid the daily crush of dreary news about the global viral pandemic, there is this ray of relative sunshine: Big data and analytic software vendors are offering free access to their software, data, and services.  Read more…

NOAA Expands its Data Drone Fleet

Apr 1, 2020 |

As it ramps up a national AI strategy, the U.S. government is beefing up its drone fleet to collect ever-greater amounts of environmental data.

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said this week it will use new funding to launch its Unmanned Systems Operations Program. Read more…

Cloud DB Combines Kubernetes with Open Middleware

Apr 1, 2020 |

A database service built on the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator takes a multi-cloud approach that allows a master database to run in one cloud while replicated instances are distributed across other cloud services using emerging open source middleware. Read more…

Where’s Your Data Now? Thoughts on World Backup Day

Mar 31, 2020 |

We’ll excuse you if you forgot that today is World Backup Day. You probably have a lot on your plate already. But we’d be remiss if we neglected to mark the occasion and discuss how companies can protect their most important asset: Read more…

DarwinAI Unleashes COVID-Net

Mar 30, 2020 |

COVID-19 has gripped the world for the past month as it brought global industries to a screeching halt and overwhelmed healthcare systems. From AI and big data to supercomputing, tech has been fighting back by leveraging complex data analysis to aid in diagnosis, epidemiology and treatment. Read more…

Dremio Preps for Growth with $70M in the Bank

Mar 26, 2020 |

In the midst of an unprecedented viral pandemic and the threat of a major economic recession, data middleman Dremio provided the rare bit of good news when it announced today that it raised $70 million in venture capital to fund its ongoing growth. Read more…

Data Scientists Predict COVID-19’s Urban Impact

Mar 25, 2020 |

How will COVID-19 impact vulnerable populations, like the elderly and folks with preexisting conditions? The folks at RS-21, a data science consultancy based in New Mexico, assembled relevant data sets into an interactive map that allows users to explore where the most vulnerable among us live across 13 American cities. Read more…

‘Inclusive’ Approach Seen as Key to Trusted AI

Mar 25, 2020 |

Trustworthy AI for enterprise applications remains elusive, frequently due to poor-quality or siloed data. The result is little confidence in early AI deployments, a vendor survey found.

Dataiku, the enterprise AI platform specialist, used the results its survey of about 400 data scientists, analysts and AI application users to make the case for “inclusive AI.” That approach not only democratizes data but improves quality and, with it, the potential for scaling AI projects into application users’ trust. Read more…

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