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Simplifying the Big Data Lake Experiences in the Cloud

Oct 16, 2019 |

The cloud is a hot spot for big data lakes these days, thanks largely to the greater technological simplicity and lower upfront costs of getting started in the public cloud. Read more…

Dogged Determination: How Trupanion Pulled AI Across the Finish Line

Oct 14, 2019 |

David Jaw had reason to be excited. As a data scientist at Trupanion, Jaw had just put the finishing touches on the prototype of a machine learning model that could replicate the actions of a human claims adjuster with a high degree of accuracy. Read more…

How ML Helps Solve the Big Data Transform/Mastering Problem

Oct 10, 2019 |

Despite the astounding technological progress in big data analytics, we largely have yet to move past manual techniques for important tasks, such as data transformation and master data management. As data volumes grow, the productivity gap posed by manual methods grows wider, putting the dreams of AI- and machine learning-powered automation further out of reach. Read more…

HANA in the Cloud by Christmas, SAP Says

Oct 9, 2019 |

SAP formally revealed the planned general availability of hotly anticipated new cloud data storage products during CTO Juergen Mueller’s keynote address at TechEd conference in Barcelona Monday. Two of those new offerings — Read more…

Cockroach Labs Ready for Primetime with Scale-Out Database

Oct 7, 2019 |

Until recently, companies that need a distributed, ACID-compliant relational database to power global transactions didn’t have a lot of options. There was Google Spanner and not much else. But now a group distributed systems experts from Google says their new database, CockroachDB from Cockroach Labs, is ready for business. Read more…

News In Brief

Hyperscale Datacenters Lift Many Boats

Oct 15, 2019 |

Soaring demand for hyperscale datacenters and colocation services is having a ripple effect within the value chain that builds and integrates those services, a new survey finds.

As edge deployments and software-defined infrastructure drove overall hyperscale datacenter spending last year to an estimated $120 billion, the survey released by Schneider Electric notes that growing demand also highlights continuing skills gap. Read more…

Synthetic Data Market Gets Real

Oct 14, 2019 |

A growing list of data privacy regulations along with demand for better training data is spawning new AI-based approaches to managing “personally identifiable” information, including “synthetic” data sets that remove personal information covered by current and pending privacy rules. Read more…

Flink Gets Extension into Stateful Functions

Oct 10, 2019 |

Ververica, the company behind open source Apache Flink, this week unveiled Stateful Functions, a new framework designed to extend Flink into the world of distributed, stateful applications.

Stateful Functions is a collection of tools designed to give developers the ability to create stateful applications that run in the modern serverless manner. Read more…

Data Navigator Uses NLP for Queries

Oct 9, 2019 |

A new AI-based data “navigation” system is billed as the first analytics platform to use natural language processing to generate SQL queries from spoken requests. The result is a sort of virtual assistant for data analysts. Read more…

Price Tag for CCPA Compliance: $55B

Oct 8, 2019 |

Data privacy doesn’t come cheap.

According to a regulatory assessment released by the state attorney general, the California Consumer Privacy Act will hit businesses with upwards of $55 billion in initial compliance costs. Read more…

This Just In

The Delta Lake Project Turns to Linux Foundation to Become the Open Standard for Data Lakes

Oct 16, 2019 |

AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 16, 2019 — The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced that it will host Delta Lake, a project focusing on improving the reliability, quality and performance of data lakes. Read more…

Splunk .conf19 Hits 10th Year with Over 200 Customers to Present at Anniversary of Conference

Oct 16, 2019 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 16, 2019 – Splunk Inc., provider of the Data-to-Everything Platform, today announced that its tenth annual user conference — .conf19 — will welcome a record number of attendees. Read more…

Percona Survey: Diverse Tools, Multiple Databases, and MultiCloud and Hybrid Environments are Transforming Datacenters

Oct 16, 2019 |

DURHAM, Oct. 16, 2019 – Percona, a leader in open source database software and services, today announced the results of its Open Source Software Database Survey. Read more…

MicroStrategy Partners with DataRobot to Set New Standards for Enterprise AI-Driven Insights

Oct 16, 2019 |

TYSONS CORNER, Va., Oct. 16, 2019– MicroStrategy Incorporated, a leading worldwide provider of enterprise analytics and mobility software, today announced a new technology partnership with DataRobot, a leader in enterprise artificial intelligence (AI), designed to make it easier for businesses to integrate AI into their most popular applications and core processes by leveraging HyperIntelligence cards to deliver AI-driven insights and recommendations. Read more…

SwiftStack and InfiniteIO Introduce Solution to Ease Enterprise NAS Cost, Performance, and Capacity

Oct 16, 2019 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 16, 2019 — SwiftStack, the leader in multi-cloud data storage and management, and InfiniteIO, the leader in making hybrid cloud storage simple and fast, today announced a joint solution that transforms inefficient tier-one NAS into a scalable, economical, high-performance, cloud-ready environment for file data. Read more…

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