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Snowflake Adds Python Support with Winter Release

In a nod to the growing importance of data science and AI development on its platform, Snowflake today unveiled that its upcoming Winter Release will support for executing code written in Python, which is the most popula Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: November 2021 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…

Hammerspace Hits the Market with Global Parallel File System

Since he left Fusion-io eight years ago, David Flynn has been working to solve the broken relationship between data and storage. That effort gave rise to Hammerspace and its Global Data Environment, which delivers a sing Read more…

Deepgram Summit to Explore Voice Tech from Covid to NASA

Deepgram, founded in 2015, bills itself as the developer of “the fastest, most accurate, most reliable, most scalable speech to text API.” It’s no surprise, then, that the company wants to showcase all the differen Read more…

Is Quantum Computing the Future of AI?

Quantum computing has grabbed the imagination of computer scientists as one possible future of the discipline after we’ve reached the limits of digital binary computers. Thanks to its capability to hold many different Read more…

World Economic Forum Highlights AI’s Role in the Energy Transition

The COP26 climate conference, which ends on Friday, has been ongoing for the past two weeks, drawing climate change back into the spotlight as nations, organizations, and corporations struggle to make meaningful progress Read more…

Digital Transformation Trumped Data During COVID: KPMG

The COVID-19 pandemic supercharged digital transformation initiatives at companies around the world, as the corporate version of the “fight or flight” syndrome kicked into high gear last year. Despite the real progre Read more…

Confluent Ships ‘Cluster Linking’ in Kafka Platform Update

Companies that are pushing the envelope in terms of the scale of their real-time streaming data deployments will be happy to know they can now run a Kafka cluster that spans on-prem and cloud resources via cluster linkin Read more…

Top Trends for Business Analytics for the Rest of 2021

Data powers business. Organizations rely on it to remain successful and competitive, but they have traditionally performed analysis on huge volumes of historical data to make critical decisions. The impact of the Covid-1 Read more…

Andrew Ng’s Computer Vision Startup Nabs $57 Million

Landing AI, the computer vision startup founded by the computer scientist Andrew Ng to use AI to modernize business process in real-world companies, today announced that it has raised $57 million in a Series A round of f Read more…

Big Data Investment Pays Off for PerkinElmer

Nearly a decade ago, the folks at PerkinElmer made the decision to rebuild their flagship software offering for managing scientific research. As data was growing and becoming more diverse, the Oracle-based relational tec Read more…

Application Productivity Being Crushed by Data Bottlenecks?

The HPC Application Workload Tradeoff:  More Nodes or an Optimized System Fabric? Cornelis Networks Says, “Why Not Both For the Same Budget?” The convergence of HPC, high performance data analytics, and AI create m Read more…

H2O.ai Looks to Douse Wildfires With New AI Challenge

Wildfires rampage across millions of acres of U.S. land every year, threatening countless homes and lives and costing billions of dollars in damage. Many firms, institutions, and researchers have worked to bring computat Read more…

Businesses Have To Prepare For A Data-Driven Future – And Context Is Everything

Organizations today face some familiar challenges to the past, but in an entirely different context. Managing customer expectations, providing excellent service, offering the right services to clients and combating fraud Read more…

Visualizations That Make You Go ‘Hmmm’

When it comes to big data, advanced analytics, and AI, we’re conditioned to expect the big “aha!” moment. We expect to see the crazy-haired data expert leap out of bed, saying something like “By George, I think I Read more…

With ‘Deltas,’ Bigeye Sets Its Sights on Dataset Validation

As data sources and repositories grow larger and larger, companies are increasingly turning their eyes to data observability – being able to understand the health of all that data. Now, data observability firm Bigeye i Read more…

Enterprise PostgreSQL Hits the Cloud as EDB’s ‘BigAnimal’

EDB yesterday took the wraps off BigAnimal, the name of its new fully managed PostgreSQL database running in the Azure cloud. With compatibility for Oracle’s database, BigAnimal looks to pilfer disgruntled database cus Read more…

Finding the Needle in Your Data Haystack

As more and more of everyday life is lived online, the amount of data generated has grown exponentially. While technologies for storing and analyzing data have evolved, companies' overall approach to harnessing big data Read more…

Monte Carlo Launches ‘Insights’ for Operational Analytics

Monte Carlo launched in 2019 with the aim of improving data reliability. In the intervening two years, the company has raised more than $101 million in funding to advance this goal – and now, that investment is bearing Read more…

KX Welcomes New Languages to Speedy Analytics Database

Since its inception, KX has been the exclusive domain of programmers skilled in the language q, and used primarily for the most demanding analytics workloads in the capital markets. While those use cases continue, the co Read more…

Battle for Data Pros Heats Up as Burnout Builds

“Tell me about your motherboard.” This bit of grim psychological humor accompanied a rather gruesome statistic in a recent data engineering survey, which found 78% of data engineers say they wished their jobs came wi Read more…

Rockset Taps Reverse ETL for Last-Mile Delivery of Insight

Rockset has honed itself into a cloud-based database that generates real-time operational analytics from streaming data sources via SQL. Today it announced that it’s working with three of the early leaders in the nasce Read more…

Cerebras Hits the Accelerator for Deep Learning Workloads

When it comes to large neural networks like BERT or GPT-3, organizations often must wait weeks or even months for a training task to complete if they’re using traditional CPU and GPU clusters. But with its massive Wafe Read more…

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