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Top Four Features in Confluent Platform 5.4

Jan 22, 2020 |

Apache Kafka sits at the heart of the Confluent Platform, but the platform is much more than just Kafka. And with today’s launch of Confluent Platform version 5.4. the system gets more features demanded by enterprises, including improved clustering, queryable audit logs, and role-based access control, as well as a preview of ksqlDB. Read more…

Rob Bearden Returns to Lead Cloudera’s Second Act

Jan 21, 2020 |

When Cloudera ran into trouble last June following poor financial results, the board jettisoned senior leadership, including CEO Tom Reilly and Mike Olson, its chief strategy officer. Those moves would open up a path for Hortonworks co-founder Rob Bearden to return to the company that he had a hand in shaping. Read more…

Optimizing Utilization Forecasting with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Jan 20, 2020 |

Contextual blindness is one major risk that IT teams dealing with huge volumes of data are either unaware of or overlook, assuming it to be “the nature of their work.” Read more…

Storage and Networking Bytes: PCIe5, OpenShift, and Veeam

Jan 17, 2020 |

Welcome to Storage and Networking Bytes, a new Datanami feature dedicated to covering the latest in storage, networking, and backup technology. In this inaugural column, we’ll take a look at Red Hat’s new software-defined storage, Rambus’ PCIe5 progress, and the $5-billion acquisition of Veeam by a private equity firm. Read more…

Apache Flink Powers Cloudera’s New Streaming Analytics Product

Jan 15, 2020 |

Cloudera today launched Cloudera Streaming Analytics (CSA), a new subset of the Cloudera DataFlow (CDF) platform that is based on the Apache Flink stream processing engine. The new software runs on existing Hadoop clusters and will be positioned to process large amounts of IoT and event data. Read more…

News In Brief

Hitachi Vantara Buys Cataloger Waterline Data

Jan 22, 2020 |

Hitachi Vantara is acquiring data catalog startup Waterline Data as the U.S. subsidiary of the Japanese industrial giant seeks to meet growing demand for automation frameworks for data lake management via its AI-driven DataOps platform. Read more…

Container Interface Delivers Persistent Storage

Jan 16, 2020 |

As application containers took off in the mid-2010s, persistent storage emerged as a key barrier to adoption. With containers now entering the mainstream for handling machine and deep learning applications, more vendors are focusing on storage interfaces that can link huge data volumes along with flash memory to container orchestration platforms. Read more…

AtScale Tackles Data Engineering with Virtualization Software

Jan 15, 2020 |

It’s often the prep work in analytics that kills you. Before any analysis can be run, engineers must assemble, transform, and standardize the data. In a world where data silos are proliferating in the cloud, on premise, and everywhere in between, that becomes a big challenge. Read more…

Security Partnership Combines ML with Net Flow Data

Jan 9, 2020 |

A framework known as network flow is emerging as a cyber-security tool based on the enterprise requirement for broader “network awareness” derived from network flow data.

A recent effort with roots in university research from the 1980s called the Open Argus Project is applying machine learning techniques to network flow data to spot threats in enterprise network traffic, including growing amounts of encrypted traffic. Read more…

GoodData Offers Free Embedded Analytics

Jan 7, 2020 |

If you’re in the market for an embedded analytics solution, you might want to check out the new “freemium” offering unveiled by GoodData today.

GoodData is one of the leaders in embedded analytics, with over 100,000 organizations using its software and more than 1.6 million individual users around the world. Read more…

This Just In

ThoughtSpot Hires CFO and Significantly Grows Executive Team

Jan 22, 2020 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 22, 2020 —Coming off a year of record growth, search and AI-driven analytics leader ThoughtSpot is announcing a round of key executive appointments, including the company’s first CFO. Read more…

Confluent Announces the Release of Confluent Platform 5.4

Jan 22, 2020 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 22, 2020 – Confluent, Inc., the event streaming platform pioneer, today announced the release of Confluent Platform 5.4, which is focused on helping organizations on their path to making event streaming the central nervous system of their business. Read more…

Qlik Acquires RoxAI to Extend Qlik Sense’s AI Capabilities with Advanced Alerting and Intelligent Automation

Jan 22, 2020 |

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 22, 2020 – Qlik today announced the acquisition of RoxAI and its Ping intelligent alerting software to deliver actionable, self-service alerting and workflow automation capabilities that enhance analytics users’ and systems’ ability to proactively monitor and manage their business data in real-time to make faster, insight-driven decisions. Read more…

Micro Focus Introduces Voltage SmartCipher Solution

Jan 22, 2020 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 22, 2020 – Micro Focus today announced the release of Voltage SmartCipher, a new offering that provides secure collaboration and simplifies unstructured data protection and management by combining critical technology features into a single solution for endpoint privacy and security. Read more…

SnapLogic Supports System Migration of dnata catering Australia

Jan 22, 2020 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 21, 2020 – SnapLogic, provider of the #1 Intelligent Integration Platform, today announced that dnata catering Australia has used SnapLogic’s leading cloud integration platform to support a complex system migration project following its 2018 acquisition of Qantas Airways’ catering businesses, Q Catering and Snap Fresh. Read more…

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