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Data Visualization Delivers a Full Moon

Oct 27, 2020 |

Data visualization and the organization of information in multiple formats from pixels to text has been used to develop a compelling website that presents in extraordinary detail the first human exploration of our moon. Read more…

Free Apache Pulsar Cloud Offered by StreamNative

Oct 27, 2020 |

StreamNative, which launched a cloud-based version of Apache Pulsar two months ago, today announced that it’s now offering a free entry-level version of Pulsar in the cloud.

Apache Pulsar is the open source publish-and-subscribe (pub-sub) system that competes with Apache Kafka. Read more…

Deep Learning Clears the Skies for Volcano Monitoring

Oct 27, 2020 |

Major volcanic eruptions are rare, but potentially cataclysmic: in 2018 alone, a pair of volcanic eruptions in Guatemala and Indonesia killed at least 600 people. As in earthquake sensing, the underlying signals that define volcanic activity are noisy due to instrumental interference, and prophesying volcanic eruptions is an imprecise (and less-than-actionable) affair. Read more…

Investors Continue to Target Real-Time Analytics

Oct 27, 2020 |

Technology investors are betting emerging applications such as recommendation engines and supply chain logistics will further drive demand for real-time analytics. With more data in motion, cloud-native platforms that can scale are especially attractive. Read more…

Databricks Plotting IPO in 2021, Bloomberg Reports

Oct 26, 2020 |

Databricks, which runs a unified data platform in the cloud and is the driving force behind Apache Spark, is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO), possibly in the first half of 2021, according to a report in Bloomberg last week. Read more…

Domo Launches Election Tracker Comparing 2016, 2020 Polling Data

Oct 22, 2020 |

Earlier this year, business intelligence firm Domo nimbly responded to current events by launching the Domo Coronavirus Tracker, which continues to offer near-real time analytics on COVID-19 cases and deaths across the country and the world. Read more…

Qlik Continues Buying Spree with Blendr.io Deal

Oct 22, 2020 |

Qlik Technologies, the private equity-owned business intelligence software and visual analytics vendor, continued its acquisition spree with a deal for Blendr.io, a Belgian-based embedded platform services vendor.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read more…

Tibco Buys Data Pioneer Information Builders

Oct 22, 2020 |

Roughly a year-and-a-half after Information Builder Inc. founder Gerald Cohen stepped down as CEO, the privately-held business intelligence vendor has been acquired by Tibco Software Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Read more…

Splunk Makes a Whirlwind of News at .conf20

Oct 20, 2020 |

Splunk made a big splash today at its .conf20 virtual conference today, where it not only unveiled a dedicated machine learning environment for data scientists and unveiled a brand new suite Observability Suite, but it also announced its intentions to buy Rigor, a digital experience monitoring company, and expanded its partnership with Google. Read more…

MongoDB Atlas Goes Multi-Cloud

Oct 20, 2020 |

Database vendors are offering flexible cloud migration options as more customers spread out applications and data they share across multiple public clouds.

The latest is MongoDB, which followed up last year’s Google cloud partnership for running its Atlas data platform with multi-cloud clusters extended to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Read more…

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