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Data Mesh: What’s In It For The Business?

Chief Data Officers view their company’s business strategy through a data-tinted lens. As a CDO, I was focused on delivering data-driven business outcomes (value) through a sustainable data foundation (culture and gove Read more…

Altair Gives Legacy SAS Code a New Place to Run

American companies that have relied on SAS-based data analytics routines for decades but would like to separate themselves from the SAS Institute and its maintenece fees may be interested in another SAS runtime option th Read more…

A Dozen Questions for Databricks CTO Matei Zaharia

Matei Zaharia is a very busy man. When he’s not helping to shape the future of Databricks as its CTO, he is helping to shape the future of computer science as an assistant professor at Stanford University.  He also fi Read more…

Artificial Intelligence in AP Automation – A Look at What Really Works, and What Doesn’t

How the term "artificial intelligence" is defined and whether there can even be a canonical definition at all is currently a matter of debate in information technology, neuroscience, philosophy, and linguistics. Commonly Read more…

Three Ways Portable Data Skills Provide Job Security In 2022

The global COVID-19 pandemic ushered in many structural changes within our society, chief among them being the Great Resignation. A survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that the main reasons why employees ha Read more…

News In Brief

UK Information Commissioner Releases Data Privacy Plan

Imagine a world without third-party trackers, marketing calls and scammers, targeted ads for children, and AI bias. Although this sounds too good to be true, The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of the United Ki Read more…

Only 12% of AI Users Are Maximizing It, Accenture Says

A new study from Accenture says just 12% of firms have figured out how to deploy AI to “achieve superior growth and business transformation.” In other words, there’s quite a bit of work yet to be done when it comes Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: July 2022 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…

Altoros Report Compares Two NoSQL Databases

Altoros Systems has released a report comparing the performance, in terms of latency and throughput, of two modern NoSQL database-as-a-service products, Couchbase Capella (the release as of March 2022) and MongoDB Atlas Read more…

Cloudera Picks Iceberg, Touts 10x Boost in Impala

Cloudera is now supporting the open source Apache Iceberg table format in its cloud data platform, or lakehouse, the vendor announced yesterday. The move will help to ensure transactional integrity in the big data enviro Read more…

This Just In

GigaOm Radar Report Names Anodot as a Challenger and Fast Mover for FinOps Tools

Jul 7, 2022 |

ASHBURN, Va.July 7, 2022 — Anodot, the business monitoring company, today announced that it has been named as a Challenger and Fast Mover in the 2022 GigaOm Radar for Evaluating Financial Operations (FinOps) Tools report.  Read more…

Matillion Announces Investment From Snowflake Ventures

Jun 15, 2022 |

DENVER and MANCHESTER, England, June 15, 2022Matillion, the leading enterprise cloud data integration platform, today announced that Snowflake Ventures, the venture capital arm of Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, has invested in Matillion. Read more…

Scality RING Achieves Milestone Disaster Recovery Access with Major US Bank

Jun 7, 2022 |

SAN FRANCISCO, June 7, 2022 — Scality announced today that it has achieved a milestone in continuous operations and recovery point objective (RPO) for RING replication in an 80-petabyte data lake deployment for a major U.S.

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Virtru Announces New Open Source Project To Enable Universal Standard for Data Control

Jun 6, 2022 |

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 6, 2022 — Virtru, a global leader in data protection, today launched the OpenTDF project, an open source initiative.  Developers can leverage OpenTDF to encrypt and protect sensitive data flowing in and out of their applications while applying data policies to enable Zero Trust data control. Read more…

Vertica and Vcinity Bring Faster Access to Intelligent Insights On-Premises and in the Clouds

Jun 6, 2022 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 6, 2022  — Vertica, a Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO) (NYSE: MFGP) line of business, today announced an integration with Vcinity to deliver faster processing of intelligent insights, whether on premises or in the cloud, without moving the data. Read more…

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