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Master Data Mangement: Three Paths to Creating a Successful, Low-Risk Program

The biggest danger to a nascent master data management (MDM) program is starting with the wrong objectives, even though they can often sound quite right. While well-intentioned, unclear business objectives--such as creat Read more…

Neo4j Sees Graph Data Science Taking Off Following $325 Million Round

Operational use cases such as fraud prediction and recommendation engines have dominated in Neo4j’s existence up to this point. But following today’s announcement of a $325-million funding round that values the graph Read more…

Companies Going ‘All In’ on AI, Appen Study Says

AI budgets are up significantly over the past year as companies compete to survive and grow market share during the global pandemic, according to Appen, which published its State of AI and Machine Learning report this we Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: June 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…

Open Data Hub: A Meta Project for AI/ML Work

Open source software is a critical resource in data science today, but integrating the various open source products together can be a complex task. This is what drove Red Hat to develop Open Data Hub, which brings over t Read more…

News In Brief

Druid-Backer Imply Lands $70M to Drive Analytics in Motion

Imply, the startup founded to productize the Apache Druid database in pursuit of analytics in motion, this week announced that the completion of a $70-million Series C round of funding. Imply was founded in 2015 by so Read more…

Alation Adds $110M to Its Catalog

Alation, the company that put the data catalog on the map, today announced the completion of a Series D round of funding worth $110 million. The influx of cash coincides with a $1.2 billion valuation, and gives the unico Read more…

Confluent S-1 Reveals ‘Reimagining of Business’ Theme

Kafka-backer Confluent yesterday published its S-1 with the SEC, which it previously kept confidential when it originally filed to go public back in April. The 198-page document reveals some details about Confluent, as w Read more…

Google Cloud Tackles Data Unification with New Offerings

Good data is hard to come by and has derailed more than one data initiative. But with a trio of product announcements at this week’s inaugural Data Cloud Summit--including the introductions of a data fabric called Data Read more…

How Does Your AI Work? Nearly Two-Thirds Can’t Say, Survey Finds

Nearly two-thirds of C-level AI leaders can’t explain how specific AI decisions or predictions are made, according to a new survey on AI ethics by FICO, which says there is room for improvement. FICO hired Corinium Read more…

This Just In

Sigma Computing Puts Business Teams in the Analytics Driver’s Seat with New Workbooks

Jun 3, 2021 |

SAN FRANCISCO, June 3, 2021 – Sigma Computing, a cloud analytics and business intelligence innovator, has combined the ease of spreadsheets with charts and data narratives in a single collaborative canvas purpose-built for business teams with the launch of Sigma Workbooks. Read more…

Alteryx and KPMG LLP Announce Strategic Alliance to Accelerate Data-driven Business Transformations

Jun 3, 2021 |

IRVINE, Calif. and NEW YORK, June 3, 2021 — Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX), an Analytics Automation company, and KPMG LLP, a U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, today announced a strategic alliance to help organizations accelerate data-driven business transformations.

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Qlik and Fortune Detail Historical Financial Impact of Global Crises with Data Analytics Site

Jun 2, 2021 |
PHILADELPHIA, June 2, 2021 — Qlik today debuted “The Pandemic Effect on the Fortune 500” interactive data analytics site in partnership with Fortune, timed with the publication of the 2021 Fortune 500 list.
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Deloitte and Teradata Team to Help Customers Leverage the Cloud, Accelerate Digital Transformation

Jun 2, 2021 |

NEW YORK and SAN DIEGO, June 2, 2021 — Today Deloitte and Teradata (NYSE: TDC) announced a joint initiative to help mutual customers migrate their on-premise data management and analytics environments to the Teradata Vantage multi-cloud data platform. Read more…

Google Cloud Launches Datashare for Financial Services

May 28, 2021 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 28, 2021 — Google Cloud announced Datashare for financial services, a new solution designed to empower the entire capital markets ecosystem—market data publishers like exchanges and other providers, and data consumers, like investment banks, asset managers, and hedge funds—to share market data more securely and easily. Read more…

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