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BigID Introduces Industry-First Hybrid Scanning for Cloud Native Workloads

In the era where organizations are looking to accelerate their migration to cloud infrastructure, a new technology advancement for cloud-native workloads has emerged - hybrid scanning. BigID, a data discovery and inte Read more…

StarTree Finds Apache Pinot the Right Vintage for IT Observability

Apache Pinot grew popular among companies like Uber for its capability to serve SQL queries to thousands of external users with sub-second latency. Now the commercial open-source vendor backing Pinot, StarTree, announced Read more…

Anaconda Rejiggers Approach to Boost Growth Under New CEO

Anaconda created a name for itself in the data science community over the past decade by combining hundreds of the most popular Python-based statistical and machine learning packages, such as NumPy, Pandas, and SciPy, in Read more…

GenAI Is Putting Data in Danger, But Companies Are Adopting It Anyway

There are serious questions about maintaining the privacy and security of data when using generative AI applications, yet companies are rushing headlong to adopt GenAI anyway. That’s the conclusion of a new study relea Read more…

What Is the American Privacy Rights Act, and Who Supports It?

The American Privacy Rights Act of 2024 (APRA), a proposed federal data privacy law that was introduced last month by Congresswomen from Washington State, is currently making its way through both halls of Congress. If ap Read more…

Confluent Expands Apache Flink Capabilities to Simplify AI and Stream Processing

Confluent, the data streaming pioneer, announced last month the general availability of Confluent Cloud for Apache Flink, enabling users to experience Apache Kafka and Flink as a unified, enterprise-grade platform.  Read more…

The Semi-Autonomous Agents of Amazon Q

Amazon Web Services (AWS) says business productivity will soar as a result of Amazon Q, its new generative AI service that became generally available this week. In particular, the capability to deploy semi-autonomous AI Read more…

LinkedIn Implements New Data Trigger Solution to Reduce Resource Usage For Data Lakes

With its vast user base and the numerous interactions that occur daily, LinkedIn generates an enormous amount of data every day. The billions of data points fuel various applications, from rankings to search. The additio Read more…

DataRobot ‘Guard Models’ Keep GenAI on the Straight and Narrow

Businesses are eager to deploy generative AI applications, but fears over toxic content, leaks of sensitive data, and hallucinations are giving them pause. One potential solution is to deploy “guard models” alongside Read more…

ASF Unveils the Next Evolution of Big Data Processing With the Launch of Hive 4.0

The recently released Apache Hive 4.0 by Apache Software Foundation (ASF) marks a significant milestone in the progress of data lake and data warehouse technologies.  In the world of big data processing tools, Apache Read more…

The Synergy Between Knowledge Graphs and Large Language Models

Extracting valuable insights from unstructured text is a critical application in the finance industry. However, this task often goes beyond simple data extraction and necessitates advanced reasoning capabilities. A pr Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: April 2024 Edition

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details Read more…

TigerGraph Unveils CoPilot, Version 4.0, and New CEO

TigerGraph is holding its Virtual Graph + AI Summit 2024 later this week. But first it made a trio of announcements, including pair of pre-built CoPilots that turbocharge LLMs with graph data; the launch of TigerGraph Cl Read more…

Will New Government Guidelines Spur Adoption of Privacy-Preserving Tech?

Michael Hughes, the chief business officer for Duality Technologies, could barely conceal his excitement when the White House Office of Science and Technology issued a directive calling for the adoption of privacy-enhanc Read more…

Lenovo Survey: Most Global Tech Companies Unprepared for AI Use

Artificial intelligence (AI)  is the top priority of IT leaders around the globe, however, businesses are unprepared to make proper use of it, according to Lenovo’s third annual global CIO report. The Beijing-based Read more…

Get More Control Over Your AWS Cloud Costs

While there are countless advantages of the cloud, cost can be a potential obstacle on your journey to reaping the benefits. Amazon Web Services (AWS) enables you to use insights and intelligence to drive cloud cost redu Read more…

Bringing Data and ML to Value-Based Pricing

Companies across many industries historically have used a cost-based approach to setting prices for goods and services. But many are starting to explore an entirely different approach called value-based pricing. When com Read more…

Snorkel Flow Update Offers Enhanced Enterprise Data Management Capabilities

Snorkel AI has announced a major update to its flagship data labeling, filtering, curation, and AI fine-tuning platform named Snorfel Flow. The latest update aims to address one of the most pressing challenges for compan Read more…

AtScale Announces Major Upgrade To Its Semantic Layer Platform

In today’s data-driven world, organizations are constantly seeking innovative solutions to extract maximum value from their data stack. However, with the rise of AI, organizations are dealing with increasingly complex Read more…

US Dept. of Commerce Asks for Help to Make Data GenAI-Ready

Data is at the heart of AI. Without good data, the odds of developing useful AI models are somewhere between slim and none. With that in mind, the Department of Commerce last week issued a public request for advice on ho Read more…

Salesforce-Informatica Deal Appears to Have Fallen Through

Talks between Salesforce and Informatica appear to have ended, and no acquisition is expected at this time, according to published reports. A union between Salesforce, the $34-billion enterprise cloud giant, and data Read more…

Snowflake Touts Speed, Efficiency of New ‘Arctic’ LLM

Snowflake today took the wraps off Arctic, a new large language model (LLM) that is available under an Apache 2.0 license. The company says Arctic’s unique mixture-of-experts (MoE) architecture, combined with its relat Read more…

The Top Five Data Labeling Firms According to Everest Group

The process of annotating and labeling data is critical for supervised learning tasks, such as training a large language model (LLM) and other types of machine learning models. However, the need for human cognition and i Read more…

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