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AI-Powered, Wearable-Enabled COVID-19 Screening Solution Begins Validation

Jan 15, 2021 |

Despite millions of tests per day, the United States remains mired in the darkest phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, with thousands of daily deaths and rising case numbers. One heavy-hitter contributor to this crisis is COVID-19’s propensity for asymptomatic transmission, which medical researchers estimate may account for around 59% of all COVID-19 transmission. Read more…

Aerospike’s Presto Connector Goes Live

Jan 14, 2021 |

Aerospike’s connector to the Presto SQL query engine is transitioning from beta to general availability, the real-time NoSQL database vendor said this week.

Presto, the highly parallel and distributed SQL query engine, was originally developed at Facebook (NASDAQ: Read more…

A Virtual Ride Along with John Deere at CES

Jan 13, 2021 |

CES is virtual this year, thanks to the novel coronavirus that doesn’t feel so novel anymore. But that didn’t stop John Deere from showing off its latest farming implements, which are trending heavily towards mass data collection and analysis. Read more…

Feature Store Startup Gets a VC Boost

Jan 13, 2021 |

Open source versions of feature stores are emerging that are designed help data scientists avoid reinventing the wheel. One feature store startup is attracting investors by adding a computing layer billed as helping to accelerate enterprise access to AI and advanced analytics. Read more…

Grafana Labs Pushes Open Source to the Cloud

Jan 12, 2021 |

Grafana Labs is building on its recent cloud partnership with Amazon Web Services via expanded cloud services that can be used with the Prometheus monitoring platform in an observability stack that also tracks logs and traces. Read more…

Knowi Aims to ‘Elevate’ Answers Within Slack

Jan 12, 2021 |

Business intelligence software company Knowi today launched Elevate, a new offering that’s designed to help non-technical users ask questions of data through the company’s unified analytics platform. The software uses natural language processing (NLP) and works within Slack, providing a Google-like experience atop a variety of disparate data sources. Read more…

CDO: The Disrupter in Chief

Jan 11, 2021 |

“Disrupt, or be disrupted.” That’s the rallying cry of commerce in the 21st century, and big data is the materiel that battles will be fought with. Companies increasingly are turning to chief data officers (CDOs) to become the generals for defining and executing the big data strategies that will enable them to fight off disruptions, and become disrupters themselves. Read more…

Starburst Rides Presto to a $1.2B Valuation

Jan 6, 2021 |

Starburst today announced the completion of a $100 million Series C round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. With a $1.2 billion valuation and $164 million in total funding, Starburst, which is a big backer of the open source Presto query engine and sells an enterprise version of it, now has additional resources to meet the surging demand for cloud data analytics. Read more…

Quest Software Buys Data Manager Erwin

Jan 5, 2021 |

Quest Software has acquired big data management specialist Erwin Inc., upgrading the buyer’s data toolset aimed at application deployment with regulatory compliance.

Quest, Aliso Viejo, Calif., said Tuesday (Jan. Read more…

Demand for Bitcoin Analytics Surges Along with Its Price

Jan 5, 2021 |

Bitcoin is trading at all-time highs as investors pile into the world’s most well-known cryptocurrency. At the same time, demand for bitcoin data and analytics is also on the upswing, as demonstrated by today’s acquisition of TradeBlock by CoinDesk. Read more…

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