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DataStax Unveils Constellation, Its Cassandra Cloud Platform

May 21, 2019 |

DataStax kicked off its inaugural user conference this morning by announcing an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) version of the Apache Cassandra database. Dubbed Constellation, the offering will enable customers to get up and running with managed Cassandra deployments for hybrid and multi-cloud environments in just a few clicks. Read more…

Microsoft Applies Deep Learning to Vector Search

May 17, 2019 |

Since acquiring GitHub last June, Microsoft has sought to make good on its pledge to retain the project collaboration platform’s “developer-first ethos.” This week it turned over to GitHub an AI search tool as an open-source project. Read more…

RavenDB Adds Graph Queries

May 15, 2019 |

RavenDB, the open-source transactional NoSQL document database vendor, has added data replication and other features to the latest release along with the ability to handle graph queries.

Along with “pull” data replications, RavenDB 4.2 released this week adds a distributed online counters capability that can be used, for example, to support real-time apps that track “likes” and “favorites.” Distributed counters are used to support more frequent counter updates. Read more…

BI Leader Sisense Acquires Periscope Data

May 14, 2019 |

Sisense’s acquisition of Periscope Data combines the buyer’s business intelligence platform with Periscope’s cloud data analytics expertise as Sisense looks to up its analytics game.

The merger announced on Tuesday (May 14) gives New York-based Sisense access to Periscope Data’s analytics platform as it seeks to upgrade its current business intelligence platform to meet the needs of data scientists. Read more…

ScyllaDB Gives Cohabitation of OLAP and OLTP A Shot

May 14, 2019 |

ScyllaDB today announced the availability of a new feature of its Apache Cassandra-compatible database called “workload prioritization” that it says will eliminate the need for organizations to maintain separate database clusters for analytical and transactional applications. Read more…

AI Enlisted Air Combat Training

May 13, 2019 |

Despite the billions of dollars invested in front-line fighter aircraft, there has been little actual close-range air combat—so-called dogfights—since the Gulf War of the early 1990s.

Nevertheless, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is using the aerial dogfight scenario to leverage AI as a way of improving the interface between pilot and extremely fast-moving machines. Read more…

Eyeing Expansion, SAP Pushes HANA to the Cloud

May 9, 2019 |

SAP continues to push its flagship HANA in-memory database platform higher into the cloud with a range of new analytics, cloud storage, AI and robotic process automation features aimed down-market beyond big companies and “complex scenarios.”

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Investors Like Sumo Logic

May 8, 2019 |

Sumo Logic, the machine data analytics vendor, said its most recent funding binge that included two new investors pushed its venture capital total to $345 million over investment six rounds. Read more…

HPE Folds BlueData into AI Offerings

May 7, 2019 |

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is integrating its recently acquired BlueData software with its Apollo infrastructure and other services to offer new AI and analytics capabilities running on hybrid clouds.

HPE, which acquired AI and big data software vendor BlueData last November, said Tuesday (May 7) it is folding those machine learning capabilities into a new service that also runs on “multi-vendor infrastructure.” Among the goals is taking advantage of application portability via containers running on-premises and multi-cloud deployments. Read more…

Combating the High Cost of Cloud Analytics

May 2, 2019 |

Cloud providers are growing very quickly at the moment, as companies flock to utilize their various storage and processing services.  However, while some companies are finding cloud platforms save them money, others are finding the opposite to be true. Read more…

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