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Azure Data Share Seeks to Streamline Big Data Sharing

Jul 19, 2019 |

Microsoft has unveiled its preview for Azure Data Share, a new data service targeted at sharing data across organizations. According to Microsoft, Azure Data Share is targeted at those cases where data is housed with partners or third parties, but sharing the data simply is challenging for users.  Read more…

Ascend Launches From Stealth With $19M

Jul 19, 2019 |

Ascend, an autonomous dataflow service provider, has emerged from stealth with $19M in funding. Ascend, which is seeking to “de-risk big data projects and accelerate digital transformations,” promises a solution that allows data engineering teams to rapidly build, scale and operate Apache Spark-based pipelines. Read more…

Dagster Emerges to Simplify Data App Development

Jul 16, 2019 |

If you’re frustrated with the fragmented way you build ETL processes or machine learning pipelines, then you might be interested in learning about Dagster, a new open source library developed to provide a common abstraction layer that helps data scientists, analysts, and engineers to create robust data applications in their tools of choice. Read more…

Google Adds Elastifile to Cloud Storage Mix

Jul 10, 2019 |

Since assuming command at Google Cloud last fall, Thomas Kurian has aggressively pursued acquisitions designed to help differentiate its services as customers roll out their multi-cloud strategies.

The ex-Oracle (NYSE: Read more…

Argonne Team Makes Record Globus File Transfer

Jul 10, 2019 |

A team of scientists at Argonne National Laboratory has broken a data transfer record by moving a staggering 2.9 petabytes of data for a research project. 

The data – from three large cosmological simulations – was generated and stored on the Summit supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), which is currently rated as the world’s fastest supercomputer on the Top500 list at nearly 149 Linpack petaflops.  Read more…

Program Synthesis Moves a Step Closer to Reality

Jul 8, 2019 |

As data scientists and software developers sort through the plethora of tools and APIs ranging from Python to Apache Spark, automation schemes are emerging to help programmers navigate those tools and the accompanying infrastructure that machine learning and other apps run on. Read more…

RavenDB Launches Managed Cloud Service

Jul 2, 2019 |

Organizations that want to run a NoSQL database in the cloud but don’t want to worry about managing or tuning the database may want to check out RavenDB Cloud, a new database service unveiled today by RavenDB. Read more…

MIT Aims to Ease AI Programming

Jul 2, 2019 |

A new AI programming language seeks to ease the process of writing inference algorithms and other predictive models without the hassle of grinding out complicated equations and code.

Among the goals of the probabilistic programming system dubbed “Gen” is making it easier for coding novices to write models and algorithms for broader AI applications such as computer vision and robotics. Read more…

Report Highlights Widespread Shortcomings in Corporate Data Management

Jun 28, 2019 |

“The creation and use of data has become central to our lives,” writes Dr. Anthony Scriffignano, Chief Data Scientist at the commercial analytics company Dun & Bradstreet. Read more…

GraphQL Creators Provide a Tutorial on Teamwork

Jun 27, 2019 |

We tend to focus on the latest and the greatest in big data. Here’s a look back at the origins of a tool designed to embed data with applications, and do so without API developers getting bogged down in the details. Read more…

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