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AWS Working to Scale Aurora DB Writes Globally, Like Spanner

AWS is currently working to add global-scale transaction processing technology to its Postgres-compatible Aurora database service, which would give the likes of Google Cloud’s Spanner and Cockroach Labs a run for their Read more…

AWS re:Invents the In-Person Conference

After two years of Zoom calls and virtual conferences, a little bit of human interaction is in order. That much was plainly evident in Las Vegas this week, as tens of thousands of folks descended upon the AWS re:Invent c Read more…

H2O.ai Announces Fully-Managed AI Cloud

Around ten months ago, AI firm H2O.ai launched its AI Hybrid Cloud, allowing users to manage an AI platform on-prem and/or in the cloud. Now, the company is launching a fully-managed cloud – simply called “H2O AI Clo Read more…

AWS Adds a Little More Nitro to Its SSDs

Looking to serve data to your cloud applications and databases a little faster? Then you might be interested in the new Nitro SSDs that AWS announced this week at re:Invent. Sure, they sound fast, but the Nitro SSDs are Read more…

Better Machine Learning Demands Better Data Labeling

Money can’t buy you happiness (although you can reportedly lease it for a while). It definitely cannot buy you love. And the rumor is money also cannot buy you large troves of labeled data that are ready to be plugged Read more…

Vendors Compete to Make Serverless NoSQL in the Cloud Drop-Dead Simple

You will soon be able to get started on a serverless instance of MongoDB in the AWS cloud without spending a dime, and use the NoSQL database on a pay-as-you-go basis, the company announced this week at re:Invent. Not to Read more…

AWS Bolsters SageMaker with New Capabilities

Amazon Web Services unveiled a half-dozen new SageMaker services today at its re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. The cloud giant bolstered its flagship AI development tool with new capabilities for data labeling, integra Read more…

Conquering the Data Fragmentation Problem in Our Newly Wired World

Ever since COVID-19 gripped the world last year, one thing has become abundantly clear: the way we work has changed irrevocably. We proved that long-term remote work can be effective and many of us are unlikely to go bac Read more…

AWS Rocks with New Analytics, AI Services at re:Invent

With classic rock tunes playing, Adam Selipsky took the stage for his first re:Invent keynote as the new CEO of AWS, the $60-billion cloud juggernaut that was founded just 15 years ago. This was the first re:Invent witho Read more…

All Eyes on New AWS Boss Selipsky as re:Invent Kicks Off

There should be some familiar faces this week at AWS re:Invent, which began yesterday in Las Vegas and continues through the week. But there will be a new face at the top of the docket with Adam Selipsky, who took over t Read more…

Starburst Unveils Cross-Cloud Analytics Service

Starburst today announced that users of its managed analytics service, Galaxy, can now access and analyze data residing in AWS, GCP, and Azure with a single query. This is an industry first for a managed service, the com Read more…

You’ve Been Warned–Bad Data Models are Capable of Destroying Companies

The field of data science has already delivered incredible results in finding business problems and creating models which generate market insights. But bad or failing models can also deliver erroneous results which can d Read more…

Is Data-First AI the Next Big Thing?

We are roughly a decade removed from the beginnings of the modern machine learning (ML) platform, inspired largely by the growing ecosystem of open-source Python-based technologies for data scientists. It’s a good time Read more…

Cloud Data Warehouse Migration a Group Effort for UK’s Co-op

It’s not unheard of for customers to spend several years and tens of millions of dollars trying to migrate from one data warehouse to another. It’s also not uncommon for these exercises to fail. But for the Co-op Gro Read more…

MarkLogic Acquires Smartlogic

Founded in 2001, MarkLogic launched with the vision of creating a deeply searchable database. Two decades later, it offers a multimodel NoSQL database and a cloud data hub service, working to establish itself as a leadin Read more…

It’s Time for Governance on Streaming Data, Confluent Says

One of the toughest aspects of big data is simply managing it and ensuring that it’s clean, accessible, and secure. This is hard enough when the data is at rest, but it’s another ballgame entirely when it’s moving. Read more…

Inside AutoTrader UK’s Data Observability Pipeline

In the course of shifting its analytics estate to the cloud, AutoTrader UK has adopted many new tools and technologies, including BigQuery, Looker, and dbt, which have helped to democratize data access among users. Along Read more…

Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf on Shakespeare, Chatbots, and Being Human at SC21

Unlike the deep technical dives of many SC keynotes, Internet pioneer Vint Cerf steered clear of the trenches and took leisurely stroll through a range of human-machine interactions, touching on ML’s growing capabiliti Read more…

Mantium Lowers the Barrier to Using Large Language Models

Large language models like GPT-3 are bringing powerful AI capabilities to organizations around the world, but putting them into production in a secure and responsible manner can be difficult. Now a company called Mantium Read more…

Your Data Is Talking. Are You Listening?

Imagine you’re reading a murder mystery. The plot’s thickening, the game’s afoot, you’re pages away from knowing who’s done it and you’ve reduced your fingernails to a stub. Then, all of a sudden, a new chara Read more…

Bad Data Pipelines Costing Companies Big, Fivetran Finds

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Overworked data engineer builds faulty data pipeline, which leads to bad data, which leads to a bad outcome. It may be the same old song, but it’s also the current state of af Read more…

Cloud Getting Expensive? That’s By Design, But Don’t Blame the Clouds

Cloud adoption has flourished under COVID-19, thanks to the twin tailwinds of work-from-home and digital transformation. But escalating cost is emerging as a top problem as customers seek financial relief from public clo Read more…

Alluxio Nabs $50M, Preps for Growth in Data Orchestration

Data orchestration software provider Alluxio today announced the close of an oversubscribed $50-million Series C round, which its CEO plans to spend on a global expansion. It also launched version 2.7 of its software, wh Read more…

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